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Undergraduate Scholarships: History

Abella Prize in Canadian History
  • Established through the generous donations of the friends and colleagues of Rosalie (B.A. 1966, LL.B. 1969, LL.D. 1990) and Irving (B.A. 1963, M.A. 1964, Ph.D. 1969) Abella in recognition of their distinguished contributions to Canada.
  • (For Year IV) - Student with the highest cumulative GPA in History courses who has taken three or more full course equivalents in Canadian History over the course of his/her academic career.

 

Albert E. Rabjohns Scholarship
  • Established through a generous donation from Iona A. Rabjohns.
  • (For Year III) - Student in the Major or Specialist program in History with the highest combined GPA in the courses taken in second and third year.

 

All Souls Historical Essay
  • Established through a generous gift of Hon. Edward Wood and Keith G. Feiling, Esq., Fellows of All Souls’ College, Oxford.
  • (For Any Year) - Student submitting the best essay on a subject in the pre-modern and/or the modern period of history, with special consideration given to essays on medieval or modern Europe. Essays may have been written for a course, or written solely for the competition. If written for a course, they must receive the best grade in a course numbered 300 or above in History. Either the instructor or the student may take the initiative to submit the essay. Contact the Department of History for application and deadline information.

 

Barbara Frum Travel Scholarship
  • Established through a generous donation from Dr. Murray Frum.
  • To be awarded to undergraduate and/or graduate student(s) in the Department of History to undertake research and access archives, libraries and collections throughout the world.

 

Bertie Wilkinson Scholarship
  • Established through the donations of the family and friends of the late Bertie Wilkinson, M.A., Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S.C., and University Professor Emeritus of History.
  • (For Year I/II) - Student who writes the best essay in the medieval period for one of his/her history courses. Contact Department of History for application and deadline information.

 

Canadian Labour Congress Book Prize
  • Established through a generous donation from the Canadian Labour Congress.
  • (For Any Year) - Awarded to the student in a Canadian History course with an outstanding essay on Canadian Labour.

 

Edward Kylie Fellowship in History
  • Established by Mr. Langford and Mr. White, as Trustees of the Edward Kylie Trust.
  • (For Year III/IV) - Student enrolled in a program offered by the Department of History who has been accepted for graduate study at a university in the United Kingdom. Contact Department of History for application and deadline information.

 

G.H. Armstrong Scholarship in Canadian History
  • Established through a generous donation of Mr. G. H. Armstrong.
  • (For Year IV) - Student who has taken three or more full course equivalents in Canadian History over the course of his/her academic career.

 

George M. Wrong Scholarship in History
  • Established through the donations of friends of the late George M. Wrong, M.A., LL.B., F.R.S.C., Professor Emeritus of History.
  • (For Year II) - Student in the Specialist or Major program in History who has taken at least three full course equivalents in History in that year.

 

History Student Opportunities Fund

  • Established by various donors.
  • (For Any Year) - To be awarded to students in the Department of History based on academic merit and financial need to support student research projects.

 

Jerome Samuel Rotenberg 7T0 Memorial Travel Award in History
  • Established through a bequest from the Estate of Jerome Samuel Rotenberg.
  • (For Any Year) - To be awarded to undergraduate and/or graduate student(s) in the first instance to student(s) whose focus is on 18th and/or 19th century British history; if no suitable candidate is found, the travel award will be awarded to student(s) whose focus is on British history; finally if no suitable candidate is found, the travel award will be awarded to student(s) who are in the Department of History.

 

John B. Tinker Scholarship in History
  • Established by James and Isabel Henniger in honour of John B. Tinker (B.A. Economics & Political Science, University College, 1950; LL.B. 1954).
  • (For Year II,III,IV) - To be awarded, on the basis of academic merit and financial need, to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Department of History - in the first instance to a student whose focus is on early modern European history; if no suitable candidate is found, the scholarship will be awarded to a student whose focus is on European history; finally if no suitable candidate is found, the scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student in the Department of History.

 

John Fraser Gray Scholarship in Modern History
  • Established through a bequest from Flying Officer John Fraser Gray, an undergraduate who died on active service in June 1944, with additional amounts given by his father, the late George Gray, Esq.
  • (For Year III) - Student whose program in third year includes a minimum of two full course equivalents in History.

 

John King Scholarship in Modern History
  • Established through a bequest of the late Rt. Hon. 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 graduates in Arts.
  • (For Year III) - Awarded to an outstanding student in the Specialist Program in Modern History.

 

Larry N. Smith Prize in Canadian History

  • Established through the generous gifts from friends in memory of Larry N. Smith.
  • Awarded to a graduating student (B.A. or Hons. B.A.) in the Major or Specialist Program in History who has taken two ore more full-course equivalents in Canadian History over the course of his/her academic career. The recipient must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and extra-curricular leadership at the University of Toronto.

 

Marsha Kideckel & Larry Robbins Scholarship in Jewish History
  • Established through a generous donation from Marsha Kideckel and Larry Robbins.
  • (For Any Year) - Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in a Program in the Department of History who has taken a course in Jewish History.

 

Maurice Cody Memorial Prize in Modern History
  • Established through a generous donation from Mr. Henry M. Cody.
  • (For Year IV) - Awarded to a graduating student in the Specialist Program in History

 

Michael Bliss Essay Prize in Canadian Political History
  • Established through the donations from the friends, students, and colleagues of Professor Michael Bliss.
  • (For Any Year) - To be awarded to the best essay in Canadian political history written for a course given in the Department of History. Students must apply to the Department of History with a copy of their essay. Contact Department of History for application and deadline information.

 

Professor R. Birla / History Book Prize
  • Established by ASSU from money awarded to Professor R. Birla in the 2003-04 academic year as the winner of the Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • (For Year III/IV) - To be awarded to the student writing the top essay in either HIS470H1, History, Rights and Difference in South Asia, or HIS 480H1, Modernity and its Others: History and Postcolonial Critique.

 

Stacey Prizes in Canadian History
  • Established through the generous donations from various donors in memory of Colonel C.P. Stacey (1990).
  • (For Year III) - 1) Student in the Specialist or Major program in History; 2) Student in the Specialist or Major program in History, who has taken two or more full course equivalents in Canadian History over the course of his/her academic career.

 

Stanley and Merle Taube Award in History

  • Established through the generous donation from Stanley Taube
  • (For Any Year) - Full-time, undergraduate student(s) at the University of Toronto in a major or specialist degree program in History on the basis of financial need.

 

Sydney F. Buckland Memorial Scholarship in History
  • Established through a bequest from the Estate of Lizzie Mary Buckland
  • (For Year I) - Student whose program includes at least one full course equivalent in History.
  • (For Year II/III/IV) - Student whose program includes at least two full course equivalents in History.

 

Women's Canadian Historical Society of Toronto Scholarship
  • Established through a generous donation from the Women’s Canadian History Society of Toronto.
  • (For Year III) - Student in the Specialist or Major program in History who has taken at least three full course equivalents in Canadian History, two of which are at the 300/400 level, in the course of his/her academic career.

 

Ziedenberg Family Undergraduate Award
  • Established through the generous donation of Gerald Ziedenberg and family to recognize outstanding papers and submissions regarding the Holocaust.
  • Awarded annually to undergraduate student(s) as a prize for the best paper on the Holocaust determined by the professor or lecturer teaching HIS338H or HIS361H based on submissions to the course. Contact the Department of History for application and deadline information.

 

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