Scholarships and Awards

Award amounts may change from year to year.  In the case of discrepancies between information presented on these web-pages and the Brandon University Scholarship and Bursary Database, the Scholarship and Bursary Database shall be take precedence.

Charles Vernon Myers Journalism Award

Awards: 1; Value: $550.

Awarded to the student with the highest mark in Journalism II, Introduction to Electronic Media (30:155). If no suitable candidate is available in Journalism II, then the award may be given to a student with the highest mark in Journalism I, Introduction to Print Media (30:154).

Dr. Ralph F. B. King Graduate Scholarship in English

Awards: 1; Value: $2525.

The Scholarship is established to encourage the study of English literature at the graduate level. It is awarded upon recommendation of the English Department to a graduating student with a major in English who has been accepted into graduate studies in English literature at an accredited institution, and who has achieved the highest academic standing with a minimum of a “B+” average in all English courses.

Edith Burchill Stoll Scholarship

Awards: 1; Value: $3340.

To be awarded to an outstanding major or minor in English. Preference will be given to a student who has studied upper-level Canadian literature. This scholarship may be given to a graduating student who is continuing his or her studies at a graduate or professional school.

English Speaking Union Prize

Awards: 1; Value: $100.

To be awarded to a second or third year student proceeding to the final year of English studies who has not received any other scholarship or bursary worth more than $1000. Third year students entering fourth year will receive preference in the awarding of the scholarship. If there is no eligible third year candidate, the highest eligible second year candidate will receive the scholarship

Dr. W. N. Hargreaves-Mawdsley Third Year Scholarships

Awards: 3; Value: $500 each.

To be awarded to Second Year students proceeding to Third Year studies who have achieved high academic standing, are majoring in English, History, Philosophy, or Religion and have not less than a “B+” average in the major area(s) of study. Other things being equal, preference will be given to History majors who have specialized in European History.

Harold Vidal Memorial Scholarships in the Humanities

Awards: 2; Value: $1500 each.

To be awarded on Departmental recommendation to students entering their fourth year who have achieved high academic standing (at least 3.0 g.p.a.) in their majors. One scholarship will be reserved for students entering the fourth year in English. One of the scholarships will be reserved for a student entering the fourth year in Languages. The remaining scholarship will be given to a student entering the Fourth year in either History, Native Studies (Native Languages stream, Native Humanities stream or Native Fine Arts stream), Philosophy or Religion. In the event that there are no eligible students in English or Languages, the scholarships reserved for these areas will be given to eligible students in other designated areas. These scholarships may not be shared.

John Odin Scholarships

Awards: 3; Value: $770 each. Matched by Government of Manitoba.

To be awarded to students majoring in the areas of History, Philosophy, and Literature (English and French). Students must be proceeding from second or third year and have demonstrated high academic standing in their respective majors. One scholarship is reserved for each of the designated areas of History, Philosophy and Literature. In the event that there is no eligible student in a particular area, the scholarship reserved for that area would be given to an eligible student in another designated area. These scholarships may not be shared.

Marion E. Bowen Scholarships in English Literature

Awards: 3; Value: $6075 each. Matched by Government of Manitoba.

To be awarded to outstanding majors in the English Department

Medieval Studies Scholarship in English

Awards: 1; Value: $565.

To be awarded to a student who was enrolled in 30:374 Old English Literature, 30:375 Beowulf or 30:329 Chaucer and his Contemporaries (or their equivalent) and who achieves the highest standing in the course. The recipient must obtain a “B+” in the course and have a cgpa of 2.5.

Michael H. Holm Scholarship in Canadian Literature

Awards: 1; Value: $250. Matched by Government of Manitoba.

To be awarded on the recommendation of Brandon University’s English Department to the most deserving student in any Canadian Literature course.

Mildred McMurray Memorial Prize

Awards: 1; Value: $100.

Provided by the graduating class of 1953, in memory of their friend and classmate. Second Year English.

Professor John Blaikie Bursary in English and Creative Writing

Awards: 1; Value: $590.

To be awarded on the basis of financial need to majors and minors in the Department of English and Creative Writing.  This award may not be divided.

Trevor McNeely Memorial Scholarship in English

Awards: 1; Value: $1400.

To be awarded on the basis of exceptional academic merit to the student with the highest mark in 30:333 Nineteenth Century American Literature or its equivalent. A minimum grade of “A” in this course is required for consideration. The recipient shall be an English major. In cases when potential recipients share the same grade in this course, the person with the highest gpa in his/her English courses shall prevail. This scholarship may not be shared.

William L. and Annie Evans Wright Memorial Scholarship

Awards: 1; Value: $415.

Contingent upon the continuation of the study of English in the final year.

Winnifred I. Harvey Scholarship in English

Awards: 1; Value: $2500.

To be awarded, upon the recommendation of the English Department, to a student of academic excellence and promise who is entering the second year of studies with a major in English.