Outstanding performance in English, Theatre, Film & Media studies is recognized by a variety of scholarships, prizes and awards. Stipends attached to these awards range from $50 to $5000. University regulations stipulate that a student must be a full-time student registered at the University of Manitoba for that period to which an award applies.
For all the Essay and Creative Writing Awards, students are required to submit a piece of work for consideration by the Department. Please note that entries must have been originally submitted in a course offered by the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media in the academic year that has just concluded (for example, entries submitted in April 2020 must have been originally submitted for a course held during the 2019-2020 regular session or the 2019 summer session to be eligible). Each entry should include the student's name, student number, address, award category, and the course in which the entry was originally submitted, including the instructor’s name and original date of submission. Entries that fail to provide this information will not be considered.
Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 30th. An e-mail confirming receipt will be sent within a few days. If you do not receive confirmation, your entry has not been received.
Note: All essays submitted for the above awards are automatically considered for the English Speaking Union of Canada Prize, which is awarded to an excellent essay that would otherwise be unrecognized. Students do not need to apply for this award.
CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS
Financial need is the primary consideration for bursary awards (as opposed to scholarships which are primarily based upon academics/marks). N.B. In order to be eligible for bursaries, students must have filed a University of Manitoba General Bursary application by October 1st through their Aurora Student account. Also, students must have been registered in at least 18 credit hours in the previous academic session, and must re-register in at least 18 credit hours in the current session. For more information on bursaries or other financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Awards, 422 University Centre, or visit their website: http://umanitoba.ca/student/fin_awards/bursaries/index.html
Aikins Scholarship II: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in second year Honours English.
Aikins Scholarship III: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in third year Honours English.
Andrew Young Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time third year honours or advanced degree student in the Faculty of Arts majoring in English who has achieved high academic standing and has demonstrated passionate intellectual engagement with literature in general. By nomination.
Anna Matas Prize: Awarded to a student with high standing in first, second or third year English, preferably Honours.
Charles Birkett Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship: For high academic standing and demonstrated creativity in Theatre.
Dallas Taylor Memorial Prize: Awarded for distinguished achievement in a creative writing course.
Doris Benson Scholarship in Drama: Awarded to students with excellent academic standing, enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Arts, in the Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in Drama, Bachelor of Arts (General) in Drama, or any other Bachelor of Arts degree with a declared Theatre (Minor).
Dorothy I. Jones Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to the student entering fourth year Honours English with high standing and who typifies the ideals of academic excellence in combination with the all-roundedness personified by Dorothy Jones.
Esther Leckie Memorial Prize: Awarded to the student who attains the highest standing in a course with Canadian literature content.
Fay Lando Memorial Prize: Awarded to the graduating honours student who submits the best essay on a topic pertaining to Canadian Literature. Convocation prize.
Florence Kanee Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time student in their second year of study in the Faculty of Arts in the Advance or General Major in Drama with high academic standing who has successfully completed the course Introduction to Theatre.
Ieleane Downey Memorial Book Prize: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in fourth year Honours English. Convocation award.
Kathy Windsor Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to the Honours student with high standing in Drama; may include participation in dramatic productions.
Leah and Sidney Sheps Scholarship: Awarded to an undergraduate student in good academic standing in the Advanced or General Major in Theatre or the minor in Theatre.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Shack Prize 2H: Awarded to the student with high standing in second year Honours English.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Shack Prize 3H: Awarded to the student with high standing in third year Honours English.
Nathan Rothstein Prize in Film Studies: Awarded to the graduating student with the highest standing in the courses comprising a Film Studies Major. Convocation award.
Peter L. Coultry Memorial Book Prize: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in a course on the English novel.
Robin Hoople Memorial Book Prize: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in a 3000- or 4000-level course in American studies, or by nomination.
Rosa Brook Scholarship: Awarded to a student with high standing in third year Honours English who goes on to register in a full fourth year Honours English program.
Roscoe R. Miller Scholarship: Awarded to the student with the highest standing in second or third year Honours English.
Rose Toles Prize: Awarded to the student whose creative or critical piece of film-related work or essay is of exceptional merit. By nomination.
Ross Robinson Award: Awarded to a full-time or part-time student in Arts, who is pursuing a Major in English and has demonstrated the greatest improvement within a 2000- or 3000-level course. By nomination.
Victor S. Cowie Memorial Scholarship in the Performing Arts: Awarded to a full-time or part-time student in any Faculty or School who has achieved good academic standing and has demonstrated excellence in acting, directing, playwriting or production through involvement in the Theatre Program.
Walter E. Kroeker Memorial Scholarship in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Awarded to the student who achieves the best results in a course offered by English in restoration and the 18th-century literature.
Walter E. Kroeker Memorial Prize in Samuel Johnson: Awarded to the student who submits the best critical paper on Samuel Johnson or on a related eighteenth-century topic.
Find information on other awards, including entrance scholarships and bursaries, here:
Financial Aid and Awards
422 University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB, R3T 2N2
Phone: 204 474-9531 Fax: 204 474-7543
Bursary application available through Aurora Student