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Faculty of Arts Upper-Year Scholarships

One term upper-year scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to full-time and part-time students on the basis of overall average.

Anthropology Silver Medal

A silver medal is awarded annually to a third- or fourth-year Anthropology Major or Honours student who has demonstrated academic excellence. No application necessary.

Ambassador of Austria Book Prizes

These prizes are awarded annually to outstanding students in German language and literature.

Ambassador of Switzerland Book Prizes

The prizes are awarded annually to an outstanding student in each of the French, German and Italian programs.

Arts Associate Dean's Undergraduate Prize

This $150 award is presented to the Faculty of Arts student with the highest overall average in courses taken at the University of Waterloo. The recipient must be in good standing, have completed Year Two and be continuing in a Year Three or Year Four full-time undergraduate degree program.

Arts Student Union Award

One $200 award is offered by the Arts Student Union each term to an undergraduate Arts student who has been actively involved in University student affairs and who has a minimum overall average of 70% or better. Applications should be submitted at the beginning of each term.

*Robin K. Banks Scholarship

The Faculty of Arts presents two scholarships valued at $500 to two students entering Year Four who have achieved the highest overall average at the end of Year Three. One scholarship is provided to a full-time student in an Honours Regular or Departmental Co-op program and one scholarship to a student in a Co-op Applied Studies Program. Robin K. Banks served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts from 1979 to 1991. His first concerns were always the quality of education offered to our students and their ability to benefit from it.

Kim Biggar Award

This award is presented to the Faculty of Arts student, entering Year Two of a full-time non-professional program, with the highest overall average in courses taken at the University of Waterloo. The recipient must be in good standing, have completed Year One in Arts at Waterloo and be continuing in Year Two of a full-time undergraduate degree program.

Geoffrey F. Butler Award

The Geoffrey F. Butler Award may be presented annually to a graduating student in the Arts Administration Specialization who has demonstrated exceptional potential in the field of arts adminstration through his or her four work-term placements in the field. The assessment will be based on both formal and informal feedback from employers as well as consistency of work-term reports. The $500 cash award will be made by the Arts Administration Scholarship Committee. No application is necessary.

Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario Award for Excellence

An annual award of $1,550 composed of a cash award of $150 plus a credit of $1,400 to be drawn down as and when the successful candidate wishes, for the purpose of defraying any fees related to courses in the CGA study program. The award is made to an outstanding graduating student who has displayed achievement in Accounting. No application necessary.

Chalmers Awards for Bicultural Development

Awards valued at $2,000 are awarded to University of Waterloo Arts Administration students to encourage attendance at a post-secondary Francophone institution in Quebec for one full-time term on a Letter of Permission. To be eligible, students must have completed a minimum of one year of university-level French or equivalent and be in good academic standing following their 2B term. Candidates will be judged on their academic standing, their commitment to the Arts Administration profession and their potential in the field. Awards will be made upon confirmed registration at the Quebec institution. Interested students should apply to the Director of the Arts Administration Specialization.

*Chalmers Scholarships for Outstanding Academic Achievement

A limited number of scholarships valued at $1,000 per term are available to Arts Administration students who have completed 2B and have met the Dean of Arts Honours List requirements. Final selection will be based on the candidates commitment to the Arts Administration profession and their potential in the field. A limited number of scholarships are awarded by the Arts Administration Scholarship Committee and may be renewed each term providing the student continues to meet the criteria. No application necessary.

Classical Studies Book Prize

A book prize is awarded annually to the graduating Classical Studies student displaying the greatest academic achievement.

Classical Studies Distance Education Prize

A prize of $100 is awarded annually to an outstanding Distance Education student who is majoring in Classical Studies.

Classical Studies Essay Prize

The Classical Studies Essay Prize of $100 is awarded every September to the student who, in the opinion of faculty, has submitted the best essay in any course offered by the Department in the previous year.

Classical Studies Prize in Greek

A prize of $100 is awarded annually to the student who attains the highest mark in GRK 100B. To qualify for the prize the student must enrol in a further Greek course at the 200-level.

*Classical Studies Scholarship For New Majors

A scholarship of $500 is awarded annually to a new major in any on-campus program in the Department of Classical Studies. In addition, there is a $100 scholarship given to a distance education student of similar excellence.

*Classical Studies Senior Scholarship

An award of up to $600 is provided annually to an outstanding upper-year student registered in a Major or Honours program in the Department of Classical Studies.

Classics Companion Prize

A prize of $100 presented annually to the student or students who have done most for other classics students as well as for themselves to enhance their formal learning experience.

Auggie Corvino Memorial Award

In memory of the late artist Auggie Corvino, his friends have established a $200 award to be presented annually to a distinguished second-year student of the Fine Arts Program, Studio Option.

Currie Scholarship

One $200 award is given annually to the upper-year Psychology student in the Faculty of Arts with the highest overall average.

*Diners Club/enRoute Business Scholarship

One scholarship valued at $1,000 is presented annually to a full-time student entering fourth year of an accounting program in either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Mathematics. This scholarship, sponsored by Diners Club/enRoute Card, was created to recognize scholastic achievement in accounting programs.

Dixon Scholarships in International Trade

Established by the Ross and Doris Dixon Charitable Foundation to recognize academic excellence among students pursuing the Specialization in International Trade. A number of scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding students enrolled in any year of an Applied Studies Co-op Program with the International Trade Specialization.

*Drama and Speech Communication Senior Scholarship

An award of up to $500 is provided annually to an outstanding upper-year student registered in a Major or Honours program in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication.

Andrew James Dugan Memorial Award

This award, established in the memory of Andrew James Dugan, is awarded to a student enrolled in the University of Waterloo/Conestoga College Print Journalism Option on the basis of strong academic record and financial need. Applications are made to the University of Waterloo/ Conestoga College Print Journalism Option Academic Board.

*J.W. Dyck Honours Scholarship

An annual award of approximately $1,000 is provided to a student entering the second year of a German and/or Russian program. Interested students should apply to the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature during the Winter term of their first year.

Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) Education Foundation Scholarship

Two annual awards of $250 each are awarded, one to the student achieving the highest mark in ACC 442 (Accounting Information Systems 2) and one to the student achieving the highest mark in CS 486 (Introduction to Artificial Intelligence).

*Financial Executives Institute Prize

An award valued at $500 has been established by the Hamilton Chapter of the Financial Executive Institute. The award is presented annually to the student in any Honours Accounting program in Arts or Mathematics who has displayed outstanding achievement in finance.

Fine Arts Art History Scholarship

One award presented annually to a deserving Fine Arts major who has completed with distinction three years of Art History studies and elects to continue in the fourth year of the Honours Arts History Program.

Jacqueline Forster Prize in French Language

A prize of $100 is awarded annually in honour of her FR 155/156 students by Jacqueline Forster, French language instructor at UW from 1976 to 1989 and recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award in 1989. This prize is awarded to the most promising on-campus student in FR 192A who intends to specialize in French.

Department of French Prize

A prize of $200 is awarded annually by the Department of French to the fourth-year French major who attains the highest overall average in French.

*Robert E. Gobeil Auditing Scholarship

The Robert E. Gobeil Auditing Scholarship valued at $600 has been established by Alcan and many friends of Mr. Gobeil at the University of Waterloo, where Mr. Gobeil was a founding member of the University's Accounting Advisory Council. The scholarship is awarded annually, based on academic excellence, to a student on completion of Year Two in Honours Accountancy Studies who intends to pursue a career in either internal or external auditing. The emphasis on internal or external auditing was based on Mr. Gobeil's considerable interest and service to both the Institute of Internal Auditors and to the Chartered Accounting profession in Canada.

*Lynn Holmes Memorial Award

An award of $500 is presented annually to a Fine Arts student who has completed with distinction three years of studio work and elects to continue in the fourth year of the Honours Program.

Jeanne La France Scholarship

The Jeanne La France Scholarship valued at $200 is awarded in honour of Professor Jeanne La France who taught FrenchCanadian literature at Waterloo from 1966 to 1979. Eligible for the award are students entering their fourth year of a degree with French as a single or joint specialization and who qualify for a Faculty of Arts Upper Year Scholarship for that year.

Donald C. MacKenzie Prize in Latin

This Latin prize of $100 is awarded annually to the student who attains the highest mark in LAT 100B, 203 or 204. To qualify for a prize the student must enrol in a further Latin course at the 200- or 300-level.

*Management Accounting Student of Merit Award

The Management Accounting Student of Merit Plaque and Award valued at $500 is offered by the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario each year. The award is given to an Accountancy Studies student who has an outstanding performance in ACC 381, 382 and 680. The winner is selected by the Management Accountancy Studies area.

Manulife Financial Community and World Service Scholarships

Co-op students in the Faculty of Arts who complete a work term in the service of others locally, nationally or abroad with little or no remuneration are eligible to apply for these awards, valued up to approximately $1,500. Information and applications are available through the Office of the Associate Dean of Arts, Special Programs.

McDonald's Second Year Fine Arts Scholarship

McDonald's Restaurants of Canada has made available a scholarship with a value of approximately $200 to be awarded to a fulltime Fine Arts major on the basis of performance in first-year courses and presentation of a portfolio.

J.C. McKegney Memorial Award

Two awards are presented annually to upper-year students in the Faculty of Arts who have shown outstanding academic performance and/or extra-curricular interests in the Hispanic Area: one in Peninsular Spanish Studies and one in Spanish American Studies. Applications should be submitted no later than February.

Nancy-Lou Patterson Award for Works on Paper

In honour of Professor Nancy-Lou Patterson, the founder of the University of Waterloo Department of Fine Arts, an award of $200 plus materials is presented annually for outstanding achievement in works on paper. Open to all upper-year Fine Arts majors, studio option. These works on paper will be judged by the faculty near the end of the academic year. Information about application procedures will be posted in the department closer to the deadline.

Political Science Prizes

There are annual prizes of $100 awarded by the Political Science Department to the third- and fourth-year majors with the highest cumulative averages in their Political Science courses taken in the previous years. There is a $150 prize for the graduate with the highest Political Science average in his or her fourth year.

Princess Cinema Award

The Princess Cinema Award will be presented annually to the "best all-round" Film Studies major in his/her second year of study. Selection will be based on general average, major average, Film Society participation, professors' recommendation, and the student's election to continue with the UW Film Studies program. A RFilm CardS, valued at $250, will be presented at the Fine Arts Awards ceremony held at the end of Winter term.

Nicole Rolland Prize

An annual prize of $200 is presented in honour of the late Nicole Rolland, a member of the French Department from 1974-1988. The prize will be presented to a senior single or joint honours student in French. The prize is presented on the basis of academic achievement and contribution to Rla presence francophoneS on campus.

Spanish Book Prizes

In conjunction with the Spanish Embassy, four books will be awarded annually to the most deserving students in Beginning, Intermediate, Honours and Distance Education Spanish.

*Stern Cohen Accountancy Studies Scholarship

Established by Stern Cohen, Chartered Accountants, in recognition of their 30th Anniversary, one scholarship valued at $500 is presented to an outstanding Accountancy Studies student. The scholarship is based on performance in ACC 128 and an overall average of 75% or better.

University of Waterloo Community and World Service Scholarships

Co-op students in the Faculty of Arts who complete a work term in the service of others locally, nationally or abroad with little or no remuneration are eligible to apply for these awards, valued up to approximately $1,500. Information and applications are available through the Office of the Associate Dean of Arts, Special Programs.

R.H. Walters Award

One or more awards, based on academic excellence, are made each year to outstanding students in the Honours Psychology Program.

Waterloo-Wellington Chartered Accountants Association Scholarship

One scholarship valued at $500 is presented annually to a full-time undergraduate student entering Year Three in either Honours Arts or Honours Mathematics, Chartered Accountancy Studies. The scholarship selection is based upon grades achieved up to the point of entry to Year Three. No application necessary.

Sally Weaver Award

A $500 award has been established, commemorating the accomplishments of Professor Sally Weaver. The award will be presented to a part- or full-time Honours Anthropology student who is invited to apply by the department as a result of high academic achievement and who exemplifies the interests and concerns of Sally Weaver. During her twenty-seven years as a member of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Waterloo, Sally Weaver achieved international recognition as a scholar in applied anthropology. She has a lifetime commitment to excellence in research and teaching and an abiding determination to use her knowledge to promote justice and recognition for native peoples. Candidates will be asked to write a statement outlining their commitment to Anthropology and further studies or plans related to this field.

Michael Wright Memorial Scholarship

Three hundred dollars is awarded to an outstanding student in a course in Political Science. Established in 1975 in memory of Michael Wright by his mother and sister.

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