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Undergraduate Scholarships: English

Aikins Scholarship in English
  • Established by the late Sir James A.M. Aikins M.A. (1976), LL.D. (1924).
  • (For Year II) - Student whose Specialist program includes at least three full course equivalents in English.

 

Anne Tanenbaum Scholarship in English Literature
  • Established by the families of Howard and Larry Tanenbaum in honour of the eightieth birthday of their mother, Anne Tanenbaum, in recognition of her sustained interest in English Literature.
  • (For Any Year/Grad) - To be awarded to outstanding students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program offered by the Department of English.

 

Avie Bennett Prize in Canadian Literature
  • Established by Avie Bennett to mark the ninetieth anniversary of McClelland & Stewart.
  • (For Any Year) - Student who has submitted the best essay in Canadian literature, according to the following criteria: 1) The essay must have Canadian literature (one or more texts or writers) as its principal focus (i.e., comprising at least 50%); 2) The essay must have been written for credit in a U of T undergraduate course within the 12 months preceding the submission deadline. Submissions may be made by the student or by the instructor. Essays must be submitted to the Department of English by May 1.

 

Beverley Beetham Endersby Prize
  • It was established through the generous donations of various donors in memory of Beverley Beetham Endersby, a book editor who devoted much of her life to defending the beleaguered bastions of the English language.
  • (For Any Year) - To be awarded to an undergraduate student in the Department of English who has demonstrated an exceptional understanding of, and respect for, the logic, structure, and history of the English language.

 

C. B. Farrar Undergraduate Scholarship in English

  • Established by the Estate of Professor Clarence B. Farrar.
  • (For Any Year) - To be awarded to a full-time, undergraduate student(s) enrolled in a program offered by the Department of English on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

 

Christopher Wallis Undergraduate Scholarship in English
  • Established through the generous donation from Patricia Wallis.
  • (For Any Year) - To be awarded to a student enrolled in the Department of English on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

 

Department of English Book Prize
  • Established through the generous donation of an Anonymous Donor.
  • (For Year III) - To be awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate student specializing in English Literature, at the end of the third year.  The Department’s decision will be based on marks, but will also take into consideration the difficulty of courses taken.

 

Dr. Arnold W. and Edna M. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship
  • Established through a gift from the children of Dr. Arnold Macpherson, graduate of the Faculty of Medicine in 1918, and Mrs. Edna M. Macpherson, graduate of University College, Honours Languages in 1917.
  • (For Year III) - It is awarded to a student enrolled in the Specialist Program in English.

 

Elinore Siminovitch Memorial Bursary
  • Established through the generous donations from family and friends of Elinore Siminovitch.
  • (For Any Year) - Female undergraduate student who has shown proficiency in writing in the field of English literature. Financial need must be considered, where academic merit will also be considered.

 

Elinore Siminovitch Memorial Prize
  • Established through the generous donations from family and friends of Elinore Siminovitch.
  • (For Any Year) - Female undergraduate student who has shown proficiency in writing in the field of English literature.

 

Glen Mawr Old Girls Association Scholarship in English
  • Established through a gift from the Glen Mawr Old Girls’ Association (1920).
  • (For Year I) - An outstanding female student whose program includes one full course equivalent in English (e.g. ENG 140Y, 150Y, or any 200 level).

 

Henry Beissel Scholarship in Creative Writing

  • Established by the Thain Family and various donors in honour of Henry Beissel, a poet, playwright and author with a particular interest in humanism and the long poem.
  • To be awarded to one or more student(s) of creative writing, on the basis of academic merit. Financial need may also be considered. Preference will be given to a student of poetry.

 

Jane Austen Society of North America - Toronto Chapter Scholarship
  • Established by the Toronto Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America.
  • (For Any Year) - Students in the Department of English who demonstrate academic merit. Preference will be given to students who have taken courses related to major 18th and 19th century British authors, including Jane Austen. Financial need must be considered.

 

John King Scholarship in English Language and Literature
  • Established through a bequest of the late Rt. W.L. MacKenzie King in memory of his father, the late John King, B.A. (1864), K.C., who for thirty-seven years continuously was a member of the Senate of the University of Toronto as a representative of the graduate in Arts.
  • (For Year III) - To be awarded to the outstanding student in the Specialist Program in English.

 

John W. Spitzer Scholarships
  • To be awarded to 10 students in the Department of English.  The scholarships should be made available to both undergraduate and graduates, and should not be distributed to either group, exclusively, in any given year.  Financial need and academic merit will be considered.
 
Lucy Ingram Morgan Gold Medal in English
  • Established through a bequest of the late Lorne Thompson Morgan (1932-1962) in memory of his late wife, Lucy Ingram Morgan, M.A., Ph.D., supervisor of the Economics department of the Bank of Nova Scotia and Editor of the bank’s Monthly Review.
  • (For Year IV) - Student who has taken in that year a majority of courses in English, who has received Specialist certification English, and who has obtained the highest average in English courses of that year.

 

Walter O'Grady Undergraduate Scholarship in 18th Century English Literature
  • Established through a generous donation from Dr. Jean O’Grady.
  • (For Year II/III) - To be awarded to a 2nd or 3rd year Major or Specialist in the Department of English studying 18th Century English Literature.  Financial need and academic merit will be considered.

 

Walter O'Grady Undergraduate Scholarship in English
  • Established through a generous donation from Dr. Jean O’Grady.
  • (For Year II/III) - To be awarded to a 2nd or 3rd year Major or Specialist in the Department of English on the basis of financial need and academic merit will be considered.

 

Winston and Stephanie Ling Award in English
  • Established through a generous gift by Mr. Winston and Mrs. Stephanie Ling.
  • (For Year III/IV) - It is awarded to a student enrolled in a program offered by the Department of English who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need.