University of Alberta

The information provided below pertains to awards that may be administered in the 2013 - 2014 year. Award values may change from values awarded in previous years.

English

The following scholarships are part of the Faculty/Department Scholarship Competition.

Aiken Award in English Language and Literature

Field of Study: Honors English

Value: $750

Number: 1

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing of at least 3.3 entering third year Honors English. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing.

Funded by: Endowed by the late Sir James Aiken.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Frank Bessai Memorial Prize in Old English

Field of Study: Old English

Value: $1,000

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate or convocating student in the area of Old English, provided that the student's academic record is otherwise satisfactory in the year of the award. If there is no suitable candidate, no award will be made.

Funded by: Endowed by friends of the late Frank Bessai, in recognition of his services in the Department of English, 1960-1969.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Christopher Q Drummond Memorial Prize in Early Modern Non-Dramatic Literature

Field of Study: Early Modern Non-Dramatic Literature

Value: $500

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to an undergraduate or convocating student with superior academic achievement in the courses taken pertaining to Early Modern Non-Dramatic Literature. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing in one or more Early Modern Non-Dramatic Literature courses, provided that the student's academic record is otherwise satisfactory overall in the year of the award.

Funded by: Endowed by family, friends and students of the late Christopher Q Drummond, Professor of English

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

James Patrick Folinsbee Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing

Field of Study: English

Value: max allocation of $1,500 in total

Number: 1 or 2

Conditions: To be awarded to a student (or students) of demonstrated ability in creative writing who will be entering fourth year of the Honors English program or any year of a graduate program in English. Also open to students from elsewhere who are entering a graduate program in English at the University of Alberta. This award is open to both full-time and part-time students. Previous winners are not eligible to be reconsidered.

Funded by: Endowed by the late Dr FJ Folinsbee

Application/Nomination Procedure: To Chair of the Department of English by April 30

James Patrick Folinsbee Prize in English

Field of Study: English

Value: total max allocation is $3,500

Number: 1 awards at $1,500, 1 awards at $2,000

Conditions: Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate or convocating student (or students) in the area of Creative Writing whose writing shows greatest merit, provided that the student's academic record is otherwise satisfactory in the year of the award. If there are no suitable candidates, no awards will be made. This award is open to any student registered in a Write course.

Funded by: Endowed by the late Dr FJ Folinsbee

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Sheree Frappied Memorial Prize in Literary Studies

Field of Study: Open

Value: $1,000

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing who has completed either English 305 (Literature and Religion), English 339 (Early Modern Literature and Culture: Studies in Shakespeare), or English 361 (Early Modern Literature and Culture: Studies in American Modern and Postbellum and Early 20th Century). Selection based on greatest merit demonstrated in academic writing in the course. This prize will normally rotate annually between the aforementioned courses.

Funded by: Endowed by Sheree Frappied's husband, Doug Ginter, and family and friends of Sheree Frappied who, in addition to studying as an undergraduate in the Faculties of Arts and Education, completed her creative-writing MA in 2003.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

The Bertha E Glass Award in Junior English

Field of Study: English

Value: $500

Number: 2

Conditions: Awarded to undergraduate students with satisfactory academic standing in at least 6 credits of junior English, provided that the student's academic record is otherwise satisfactory in the year of the award. If there is no suitable candidate, no award will be made. This award is open to any student registered in a junior English course who is working towards a bachelor's degree.

Funded by: Endowed by Mrs B Glass

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Priscilla Hammond Memorial Prize in Junior English

Field of Study: English

Value: $500

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to undergraduate students with superior academic achievement in 6 credits of junior English, providing that the student's academic record is otherwise satisfactory in the year of the award. If there is no suitable candidate, no award will be made.

Funded by: Endowed by Mrs Edith Hammond, in memory of her daughter.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Priscilla Hammond Memorial Scholarships in Honors English

Field of Study: English

Value: $1,750

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to the students entering final year Honors English who in the judgment of the department show the greatest ability and promise in the field of English scholarship or in creative work in English.

Funded by: Endowed by Mrs Edith Hammond, in memory of her daughter.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English

Miss Lesley Heathcote Memorial Librarianship Bursary

Field of Study: English

Value: $4,000

Number: 2

Conditions: To be awarded annually to two students, one entering third year and one entering fourth year, in the Department of English on the basis of financial need. Recipients must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher and preference will be given to students who intend to pursue Graduate Studies leading to a degree in Library and Information Studies.

Funded by: Endowed by Miss Lesley Heathcote.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By April 30 to Chair of the Department of English and Film Studies

Vanessa Hughes Memorial Award

Field of Study: Film Studies

Value: $1,500

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the fourth year of study for a Bachelor of Arts with a major or minor in Film Studies. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated financial need. Preference given to a student with demonstrated involvement in environmental or social justice issues

Funded by: Endowed by the family and friends of Vanessa Hughes

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Department of English and Film Studies

JT Jones Prize in Milton

Field of Study: English

Value: $500

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to an undergraduate or convocating student with superior academic achievement in the study of Milton, provided that the students' academic record is otherwise satisfactory in the year of the award. If there is no suitable candidate, no award will be made. This award is open to any student registered in courses related to the study of Milton.

Funded by: Endowed by Friends of John Thomas Jones, in recognition of his service in the Department of English 1922 - 1964.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Stephen Kapalka Memorial Prize in Creative Writing

Field of Study: Creative Writing

Value: $4,250

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to an undergraduate student with satisfactory academic standing who has taken a WRITE course in fiction or creative non-fiction. Selection based on greatest merit demonstrated in writing. This award is open to full-time and part-time students. Previous winners are not eligible to be reconsidered.

Funded by: Jason Kapalka

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Patricia (Pat) Price Memorial Prize in Writing

Field of Study: Open

Value: $500

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to an undergraduate student with satisfactory academic standing who has completed a WRITE course in fiction or non-fiction. Selection based on the greatest merit demonstrated in writing. This award is open to full-time and part-time students. Previous winners are ineligible.

Funded by: Endowed by Paul Deans, in memory of his wife Pat Price, an author and editor. Pat loved writing, traveling and crafting, and she often combined the three. Pat also took great pleasure helping first-time authors rework and polish their manuscripts prior to publication.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Rutherford Memorial Medal in English

Field of Study: Honors English

Value: Sterling Gilt Medal

Number: 1

Conditions: Offered to a student of superior academic achievement convocating from the Honors English program (at least first class standing).

Funded by: The late Mrs Cecil Rutherford, Edmonton, in memory of the late Honorable Alexander Cameron Rutherford. The medal continues to be funded by Mr Harwood McCuaig, son of Mrs Hazel Rutherford McCuaig.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Bruce Stovel Memorial Prize

Field of Study: English

Value: $500

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement in any year of undergraduate study or at convocation in a course in 18th Century British Literature. Selection based on academic standing in the course, provided that the student's academic record is otherwise satisfactory in the year of the award.

Funded by: Endowed by family, friends, colleagues and students of the late Bruce Stovel, Professor Emeritus, English & Film Studies

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Sheila Watson Prize in Modern British Literature

Field of Study: English Literature

Value: $500

Number: 1

Conditions: Awarded to the undergraduate or convocating student who achieves the highest academic standing in the area of senior Modern British Literature, provided that the student's academic record is otherwise satisfactory.

Funded by: Endowed by PD Clements and RJ Merrett with proceeds from 'Literature, Language and Culture' (Edmonton, 1977) and The University of Alberta Conference of Literacy in recognition of the service of Sheila Watson to the Department of English.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies.

Alison White Prize in Children's Literature

Field of Study: English

Value: $750

Number: 2

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement in the area of senior Children's Literature, provided that the student's academic record is otherwise satisfactory in the year of the award.

Funded by: Endowed by members of the English Department and friends of Alison White and through a bequest from the Estate of Alice (Alison) Genevieve White, formerly a member of the English Department.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Darren Zenko Memorial Prize in Creative Writing

Field of Study: Creative Writing

Value: Variable, maximum faculty allocation $2,500

Number: Variable

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) with satisfactory academic standing who have completed WRITE course(s) in fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetry with superior academic achievement in these course(s). Selection based on quality of work demonstrated in WRITE course(s), and demonstrated potential to excel in the Writing with Style program at the Banff Centre. Part-time and full-time students are eligible.

Funded by: Endowed by Jason Kapalka

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Department of English and Film Studies