Scholarships and awards

You can also view this list and get all of the information from Student Awards and Financial Aid.

Only one bursary application is necessary to be considered for all bursaries.

Alisa and Roger Bishop Bursary Fund

An award is made annually to a deserving student proceeding to year three or four of an honours or major program in the Department of English.

The value and number of this burary varies.

Bethel M. Watts Bursary in English

A bursary is awarded to a student in year three or four of an honours or major program in the Department of English.

The value and number of bursary varies.

Charles and Ruth Haywood Memorial Bursary in English Literature

One or more bursaries are awarded to entering or continuing undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of English. Preference will be given to students studying English Literature.

The value and number of this bursary varies.

English Faculty Bursary

One or more bursaries are awarded to students in the Department of English taking 6.0 to 13.5 units.

the value and number of this bursary varies.

Ethel Dent Banks and Margaret Maunsell Bursary

A bursary is awarded to a female student continuing in either the Department of English or the Department of Writing.

a single bursary is awarded, the value varies.

Gerald Spencer ("AB") and Marion Kent Bursary in English

A bursary is awarded to a student proceeding to third or fourth year, who has completed a course in the English Department related to the history of the English language.

a single bursary is awarded, the value varies.

Gilbert and Marie Alice Peart Bursary in English Literature

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students studying English Literature in the Department of English.

The value and number of this bursary varies.

Irene Lee Bursary in English

An award is made annually to a deserving student proceeding to year 3 or 4 of an Honours or Major program in the Department of English.

The value and number of this bursary varies.

Maeford Slocombe Bursary in English

Two bursaries are awarded to students proceeding to the 3rd or 4th year of an honours or major program in English.

Two bursaries are awarded, the value varies.

Mary and Allan Stubbs Memorial Bursary

A bursary of $500 is awarded to an undergraduate student in an Honours or Major degree program in English literature or in British History.

A single bursary with a value of 500.00

Most awards, bursaries, and scholarships for English majors are administered through the Office of the Registrar, which maintains a special page for English awards. Please note that you must have declared your major in English to be eligible for many of these awards.

Scholarships listed with asterisks (*) are administered through the department.

Maja's Fund*

A prize of $300 is awarded to an undergraduate student who writes the best 1500-word essay on the works of James Joyce.

Pat Koster Essay Scholarship in Women's Writing, 1660-1900*

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding student proceeding to third or fourth year of an English Major or Honours program who has written the best essay on women's writing during the period 1660-1900.

To apply for these, please submit by e-mail a clean, unmarked pdf copy of your essay(s) to the Chair of the Awards Committee, . Since these awards are adjudicated anonymously, do not include your name on the paper. In the upper left-hand corner, the essay should have the course name and number along with your student number. Do not include a title page.

  • The paper must have been written and submitted during the academic year the prize is awarded;
  • It does not need to have been nominated by the course instructor;
  • You may revise the paper before submission.

The deadline for submission for both prizes is April 30.

Edgar Ferrar Corbet Scholarship

Three scholarships are awarded for proficiency in English to a second year student who is a graduate of a British Columbia high school and who will be majoring or honouring in English in the third year.

Department of English Medal for Academic Excellence

A medal is awarded to the graduating student in a Majors or Honours English program who has achieved the highest cumulative grade point average in senior English courses.

Dr. Burton O. Kurth Scholarship for Excellence in English Honours

A scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding undergraduate student graduating in the English Honours Program who has achieved the highest cumulative grade point average in senior level English courses.

Grant McOrmond Scholarship in English

One or more scholarships are awarded to third year students in the Department of English. Preference will be given to students studying Romantic Period Poets.

Irene Lee Scholarship in English

A scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student proceeding to year 3 or 4 of a Major or Honours program in the Department of English.

John Peter Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded for excellence in English studies to a student in English 310 who is entering the third year of a Major or Honours program in English.

Kate Pottinger Thompson Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded to the Major or Honours student in English with the best overall performance in the third year.

Madame Sanderson Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded to a promising student for excellence in English and French of the second year.

Martlet Chapter Iode Cuthbert Holmes English Honours Essay Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded to the student who has written the best English Honours graduating essay.

P.E.O, Chapter 'N' Memorial Prize

A prize is awarded by Chapter N, P.E.O. Sisterhood, to a woman student in first year for excellence in English.

Purves-Cordonier Prize

A prize is awarded to an undergraduate student demonstrating high academic achievement in the field of 17th and 18th Century English Literature.

Ralph Barbour Burry Memorial Scholarship

Two scholarships are awarded for excellence in English studies to students entering the third or fourth year in an English Major or Honours program. In cases of comparable academic merit, contributions to university and/or community activities and financial need will be considered.

Royal Bride Chapter Iode Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded to students who have comleted a first year English course.

Royal Institution and Frank Eaton Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded to the student taking the highest standing in English of the second year.

  • Access to the In-course scholarship application is on your My page, under the student services section - Fianances tab.
  • Deadlines for all bursaries, unless otherwise stated, is May 31st.

Michiel Horn and Cornelia Schuh Scholarship

One or more scholarships of at least $2,500 are awarded to 3rd or 4th year Honours History or Honours History/English students. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need.