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Awards & Funding

The Department of English offers various awards and grants to support graduate education and recognize excellence in its programs. The awards celebrate the students' achievements and contributions to the English Department.

Award Description Value
MA Award for Academic Excellence Awarded annually to the student who has attained the highest Grade Point Average in a given year in the Literatures of Modernity Program. In the case of a tie, the funds are divided among the winners. $650
Mimi Choi Essay Award Awarded annually to the student who has written the best essay in a Literatures of Modernity course. Essays are nominated by professors (with the student’s approval) and vetted by the Graduate Committee. $250
MA Award for Best Major Research Paper Awarded annually to the student who has written the best Major Research Paper in a given year in the Literatures of Modernity Program. Essays are nominated by the supervising professors (with the student’s approval) and vetted by the Graduate Committee. $450
MA Award for Best Scholarly Essay Awarded annually to the student who has written the best Scholarly Essay in a given year in the Literatures of Modernity Program. Essays are nominated by the supervising professors (with the student’s approval) and vetted by the Graduate Committee. $450
MA Practicum Award Awarded annually to the student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the Practicum in a given year in the Literatures of Modernity Program, on the basis of the Practicum assessment from the placement host and either the student's Practicum Report or Scholarly Essay. $450
MA Student Leader Award Awarded annually to the student who has made an outstanding contribution to the Literatures of Modernity Program by fostering intellectual, creative, and social engagement with peers within and beyond the department. The award is based on student voting and determined by the Graduate Committee which compiles the results and establishes the winner. $250

At the graduate level, information on a range of scholarships, awards and other funding is provided by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies.

Ryerson University provides financial support in the form of scholarships, awards or assistantships for as many full-time students as possible. Scholarships and awards are offered on a competitive basis, so the number awarded in any year varies, depending on academic performance.

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Information regarding funding for conference and research travel as well as other graduate funding opportunities can be obtained through the Graduate Program. Please contact the Graduate Program Administrator.