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The Dale W. Nelson Award.

Formerly known as the History Travel Award, was founded by Dr. Arne Kislenko in 2006. The Dale W. Nelson Award recognizes the value in international educational experiences as it gives students a greater appreciation of diversity in the world and increases their self-confidence and independence. A maximum of two annual awards valued at $2,000 each can be awarded.

Eligible students must be enrolled in either the History BA programme or as a History major in the Arts and Contemporary Studies programme. They must be registered in an international exchange programme for a minimum of one academic term abroad and hold a minimum CGPA of 3.33 (B+). Applicants are also required to submit a 500 word maximum statement of intent and two reference letters.

Please apply through the awardspring portal. 

 

The Doug Webb Award in History

The Doug Webb Award in History is given in memory of Professor Douglas Gordon Webb (1948-2005), who taught in the Department of History at Ryerson University.

This award is made to a student entering his or her third or fourth year in the History Program or the Arts and Contemporary Studies program who has completed at least four of the department’s courses and has displayed academic excellence. To be eligible, students must have completed, with a B+ minimum grade, a course in at least one of the following subjects: the American Civil War; the First World War; the Second World War; or the Third Reich. Applicants must also meet the requirements of the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS). The two awards are valued at approximately $2000 per year.

Please apply through the awardspring portal. 

The Maurice Pope Scholarship in History

This award is given in memory of Maurice Arthur Pope (1889-1978), a prominent Canadian civil engineer, army officer, and diplomat. During the Second World War, Brigadier-General Pope served at Canadian military headquarters in London on the military staff of Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King. In 1945, he became chief of the Canadian Military Mission in Berlin. He also served as ambassador to Belgium (1950-53) and Spain (1953-56). In 1962, his memoirs, Soldiers and Politicians, were published. Maurice Pope was the son of Sir Joseph Pope, Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald’s principal secretary.

This scholarship is awarded to a student entering his or her third or fourth year in the History Program or the Arts and Contemporary Studies program who has demonstrated academic excellence in at least four of the Department of History’s courses. The award is valued at approximately $1000 per year.

Please apply through the awardspring portal.