Aug 17, 2018  
Undergraduate Calendar 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Calendar 2018-2019

Graduating Student Awards


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Graduating Student Awards Regulations

  1. Graduating Student Awards are monetary and non-monetary awards allocated on the basis of academic merit and, in some cases, other forms of earned merit.
  2. Graduating Student Awards are normally available to all full-time and part-time students graduating from their first undergraduate degree program. Graduating Student Awards are not available to second degree students unless the terms of a particular donor award specify eligibility and the student has not received the award previously.
  3. Any Graduating Student Awards requiring full-time status are available to students enrolled full-time or equivalent in both the fall and winter terms.
  4. Any Graduating Student Awards intended for true part-time students are available to students who have completed at least 50% of all units attempted in their undergraduate degree program at McMaster on a part-time basis.
  5. Graduating Student Awards are available to all domestic and international students.
  6. Students are considered for all available Graduating Student Awards in the spring following their graduating term. 
  7. While students typically apply for Graduating Student Awards in Mosaic, students with degrees conferred at Fall Convocation are only able to apply for Graduating Student Awards by application the following spring using paper application forms available through the Office of the Registrar, Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.
  8. Graduating Student Awards are available to students with a minimum Grade Point Average of 8.0 calculated on at least 60 graded units.
  9. Available averages, units upon which averages are calculated, program level, and enrolled units may be used to break any ties in an award competition.
  10. Graduating Student Awards may also consider other forms of earned merit.  In order to evaluate earned merit, students may need to complete one or more additional requirements including, but not limited to, submitting an application.
  11. In order to be considered for a Graduating Student Award by application, students must submit a complete application by the specified deadline date.
  12. Graduating Student Award applications which meet award eligibility criteria are forwarded to a selection committee for review and ranking.
  13. All Graduating Student Award payments are disbursed through the McMaster Student Account and are applied to outstanding charges. A few exceptions to this regulation may be approved by the Office of the Registrar, Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.
  14. Graduating Student Awards are typically disbursed no later than the end of May.
  15. Graduating Student Award recipients will have their awards noted on their University transcripts.
  16. Registration in, or transfer to, another program of study and/or a change in course load may result in forfeiture of a Graduating Student Award.  Students are advised to consult with the Office of the Registrar, Student Financial Aid & Scholarships, prior to making any changes to their program of study.
  17. Graduating Student Award recipients who do not have their degree conferred as expected will forfeit their award.
  18. Students who forfeit their awards will have their award cancelled and their transcript notation removed.  Students must return any non-monetary award to the Office of the Registrar, Student Financial Aid & Scholarships and any award funding to their McMaster Student Account.
  19. The University may choose not to grant a Graduating Student Award in the absence of a suitable candidate; may choose to limit the number of recipients where funding is limited; may choose to limit the number of recipients selected where too few suitable candidates exist; and/or may choose to generate applicant pools where complete applications have not been received.
  20. The University may remove specific Graduating Student Awards from the University Calendar, may revise the terms and stated value and/or suspend the granting of Graduating Student Awards (e.g. donor funds).
  21. Graduating Student Awards supported by donor funds may have additional eligibility requirements.

Graduating Student Awards

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Open to Two or More Faculties

The Abe Black Memorial Prizes

Established in 1982 by friends and colleagues of Dr. A.H. Black in memory of a distinguished member of the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour from 1958 to 1978.

Requirements: Three prizes to be awarded: (a) one to the student who attains the highest Grade Point Average in an Honours B.A. program in Psychology or Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour; (b) one to the student who attains the highest Grade Point Average in the Honours B.Sc. program in Psychology or Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour; (c) one to the student who attains the highest Grade Point Average in the Honours Biology and Psychology (Life Sciences) program.

Typically Available: 1 x $200

The Leone Betty Blackwell Memorial Book Prize

Established in 1999 by Dr. Bonnie Blackwell in memory of her mother, Leone Betty Blackwell.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduating student with the highest grade in EARTHSC 4P03 and ENVIRSC 4P03.

Typically Available: 1 x $85 for books

The Governor General’s Academic Medal

Given by His Excellency the Governor General of Canada.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student graduating from a first baccalaureate degree program who has attained the highest standing throughout the program.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal

The Maps Gold Medal

Established in 1996 by the McMaster Association of Part-time Students.

Requirements: To be awarded to the graduating student completing studies primarily on a part-time basis and who attains the highest Grade Point Average.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal

The P.L. Newbigging Prizes

Established in 1982 in recognition of Dr. Lynn Newbigging for his outstanding contributions to the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (Faculty of Science).

Requirements: Four prizes to be awarded to students with the highest Grade Point Average:

  1. one to a student enrolled in 24 units or more in the three-level B.A. program in Psychology;
  2. one to a student in a B.A. program in Psychology who has completed the program primarily on a part-time basis;
  3. one to a student enrolled in 24 units or more in the three-level B.Sc. program in Life Sciences with a concentration in Psychology; and
  4. one to a student in a B.Sc. program in Life Sciences with a concentration in Psychology who has completed the program primarily on a part-time basis.

 

Typically Available: 3 x $100 each 

The Lloyd Reeds Prizes

Established in 1983 in recognition of Dr. Lloyd G. Reeds for his outstanding contributions to the Department of Geography during 35 years of service.

Requirements: Four prizes to be awarded: one to the student who attains the highest Grade Point Average in an Honours B.A. program in Geography; one to the student who attains the highest Grade Point Average in an Honours B.Sc. program in Earth and Environmental Sciences; one to the student who attains the highest Grade Point Average in a three-level B.A. or B.Sc. program in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences; and one to the student who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in GEOG 4MT6 A/B or EARTHSC 4MT6 A/B.

Typically Available: 4 x $100 each

The Society of Chemical Industry Merit Awards

Established in 1961.

Requirements: Three certificates to be awarded: (a) one to a Chemical Engineering graduand, (b) one to an Honours Biochemistry graduand, and (c) one to an Honours Chemistry or Chemical Biology graduand, who have attained the highest Grade Point Average (at least 9.5) and have completed the program in the normal number of years.

Typically Available: 3 x Certificates


Open to the Arts and Science Program

The Laura Dodson Prize

Established in 1985 by Laura Dodson (Class of ‘56).

Requirements: To be awarded to the student graduating from the Honours Arts and Science Program who has displayed outstanding achievement in both arts and science.

Typically Available: 1 x $200


Open to the DeGroote School of Business

The Basu Medal

Established in 1984 in memory of Professor Sanjoy Basu by friends, colleagues and accounting organizations.

Requirements: To be awarded to the graduating student who, in the judgment of the School of Business, has displayed outstanding achievement in accounting and has attained an average of at least 10.0 in any four of COMMERCE 4AA3, 4AC3, 4AD3, 4AE3, 4AF3.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,000 and medal

The John Deere Limited Scholarship

Established in 1992 by John Deere Limited.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduating student who, in the judgment of the DeGroote School of Business, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in courses offered by the Human Resource/Labour Relations Area.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,000 

The Burton R. James Memorial Prize

Established in 1974 by his friends and colleagues in honour of Burton R. James (Class of ‘39), Controller, 1963-71, Assistant Vice-President - Administration, 1971-73, McMaster University.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who, has attained the highest Grade Point Average in a program in Commerce.

Typically Available: 1 x $200


Open to the Faculty of Engineering

The Binkley Medal

Established in 2000 by the University, friends and colleagues of Margaret Belec (nee Binkley) on the occasion of her retirement and for her outstanding contributions to McMaster University during her 43 years of service.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student graduating from an Honours program in Computer Science who attains the highest Grade Point Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $350 and a medal

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering Medal

Established in 1998 by the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME).

Requirements: To be awarded annually to the graduating student who, in the judgment of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in Mechanical Engineering.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal

The Gerald L. Keech Medal

Established in 1994 by his friends and colleagues as a tribute to Gerald L. Keech in recognition of his outstanding contributions to McMaster University during his 33 years of service in Computer Science and computer services.

Requirements: To be awarded to the graduating student from a program in Computer Science who attains the highest Grade Point Average.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal

The Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Gold Medal

Established in 1961 by the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education.

Requirements: To be awarded to the graduate of a CEAB (Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board) accredited program in the Faculty of Engineering who attains the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal

The Shell Canada Prizes in Engineering and Management

Established in 1983.

Requirements: Three prizes to be awarded to students graduating from an Engineering and Management program. Awards will be based on scholarship and on the quality of and creativity shown in written communication.

Typically Available: 3 x $300


Open to the Faculty of Health Sciences

The Christine Ditta Memorial Award

Established in 2017 in memory of Christine Ditta.

Requirements:To be awarded to a student graduating from a Nursing program, who in the judgement of the School of Nursing, intends to pursue a career in ICU, or excels in this specialty area.

Typically Available:1 x $1,000

The Pioneer Energy LP Prizes in Nursing

Established in 1989 by the Pioneer Group Limited in conjunction with the R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Gerontological Health Research.

Requirements: Two prizes to be awarded to students graduating from the Nursing program who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, have achieved notable standing and demonstrated practical aptitude for a career in the health care of the elderly.

Typically Available: 2 x $250

The Grace Senra-Fontes Memorial Prize

Established in 1989 by the graduating class (Class of ‘88) in association with the McMaster University Nursing Society and the McMaster Nursing Alumni Executive in memory of Grace Senra-Fontes (Class of ‘88) of Toronto.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in Level III or IV of the Nursing program and who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, best demonstrates excellence in scholarship and leadership, and has served as a valuable role model for those qualities deemed important to success in a nursing career. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Level IV of the Nursing Program.

Typically Available: 1 x $250


Open to the Faculty of Humanities

The William and Lida Barns Memorial Prize in History

Established in 1969 by their son, William D. Barns, of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Requirements: To be awarded to the graduand who, in the judgment of the Department of History, has attained notable standing in an Honours History program.

Typically Available: 1 x $150

The Marion Bates Book Prize

Established in 1967, Centennial Year, by the Alumnae members of the McMaster Alumni Association in honour of Marion Bates, Dean of Women from 1947 to 1965.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student graduating from an Honours program in History who, in the judgment of the Department of History, has displayed outstanding achievement in Canadian history courses consistently throughout the degree program.

Typically Available: 1 x $85 for books

The Dean’s Medal for Excellence in the Humanities

Established in 2000 by Donald T. Betzner (Class of ‘52).

Requirements: Three prizes to be awarded to the graduating students who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Humanities, have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Typically Available:

  • First: 1 x $5,000 and a medal
  • Second: 2 x $4,000 and a medal
  • Third: 2 x $3,000 and a medal
The W. Norman Jeeves Scholarship

Established in 1987 by the French Section, Department of Romance Languages, in honour of W. Norman Jeeves, Professor of French from 1965 to 1987.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduand of an Honours program in French who, in the judgment of the Department of French, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the French component of the program.

Typically Available: 1 x $475

The Agnes and John MacNeill Memorial Prize

Established in 1946 by bequest of Annie May MacNeill (Class of ‘03).

Requirements: To be awarded to the student graduating from an Honours program in English who has attained the highest Grade Point Average in English throughout the degree program.

Typically Available: 1 x $200 

The Walter Scott McLay Prize

Established in 1938 in honour of Dean McLay, by his daughter, Mrs. R.R. McLaughlin (Marjorie McLay Class of ‘25) and further enlarged in 1950 by A.H. Wilson of Woodstock.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest Grade Point Average in an Honours program in English.

Typically Available: 1 x $250

The Abraham Isaac Rosenberg Memorial Prize

Established in 1986 by bequest of Abraham Isaac Rosenberg (Class of ‘34) of Hamilton and Kitchener.

Requirements: To be awarded to the graduating student who attains the highest Grade Point Average in the Honours Philosophy program.

Typically Available: 1 x $225 

The John H. Trueman Prize

Established in 1989 as a tribute to Professor John H. Trueman by his many friends, colleagues and students on the occasion of his retirement from McMaster University.

Requirements: To be awarded to the graduating student who demonstrates the most outstanding ability in a History program.

Typically Available: $250


Open to the Faculty of Science

The CSEP/SCPE Undergraduate Student Award

Established in 1993 by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student from the Kinesiology program who, in the judgment of the Department of Kinesiology, shows high standing in KINESIOL 2C03 and KINESIOL 2CC3 (Exercise Physiology) and either KINESIOL 4C03 or KINESIOL 4CC3.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal and Certificate

The Dawson Prize in Chemistry

Established in 2010 by Dr. Wilfred Chung (Class of ‘75) and the Philomathia Foundation in honour of Dr. Peter T. Dawson, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduating student who, in the judgment of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has attained outstanding academic achievement in a Chemistry program. Preference will be given to the student who exhibits a special aptitude and promise in the field of physical chemistry and/or has attained the highest standing in Chemistry.

Typically Available: 1 x $800 

The Jensen Medal

Established in 1995 by friends and colleagues as a tribute to Dr. Doris E.N. Jensen in recognition of her contribution in developing Cooperative Education Programs in the Faculty of Science and her 31 years of service in the wider university community.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student graduating from the Honours Biology and Pharmacology (Co-op) Program who, in the judgment of the Committee of Instruction, demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and excellence in co-op placements.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal

The Kinesiology Prizes

Established in 1982.

Requirements: Two prizes to be awarded to graduating students who, in the judgment of the Department of Kinesiology, have submitted an outstanding paper or project.

Typically Available: 2 x $100 

The Esther McCandless Memorial Prize

Established in 1984 by friends and colleagues in memory of Professor E.L. McCandless, a humanitarian and distinguished member of the Department of Biology from 1964 to 1983.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who achieves an outstanding Grade Point Average in an Honours program in Biology.

Typically Available: 1 x $300

The Middleton / Walker Prize in Sedimentary Geology

Established in 2010 in honour of Gerard Middleton and Roger Walker by a generation of grateful students who studied under them from the mid-1960s until 2000.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student graduating from an Honours B.Sc. program in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences who, in the judgment of the School, has achieved the highest standing in the field of sedimentary geology.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,000

The E.S. Moore Prize

Established in 1956 by Elwood S. Moore, LL.D. (Class of ‘55).

Requirements: To be awarded to the student graduating in an Honours program in Geography who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, has attained the most notable standing in Geo (or Earth Science, Environmental Science or Geography).

Typically Available: 1 x $225


Open to the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Anthropology Prize

Established in 1982.

Requirements: To be awarded to the graduating student who has completed a program in Anthropology primarily on a part-time basis and who, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $100

The CFUW - Hamilton Memorial Prize in Political Science

Established in 1992 by CFUW-Hamilton to honour the memory of past members.  Renewed in 2015 on the occasion of the Club’s 90th anniversary.

Requirements: To be awarded to a female student graduating from a Political Science program who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Typically Available:  1 x $1,000

The Denton Prize in Economics

Established in 2009 by J. Stephen Yeo (Class of 1972) in honour of Dr. Frank T. Denton, Professor Emeritus in Economics.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student graduating from an Honours program in Economics who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in Econometrics as well as overall academic merit.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The J.E.L. Graham Medal

Established by the Faculty of Social Sciences in 1982 in recognition of Professor J.E.L. Graham for his outstanding contributions to the Faculty and the University during 32 years of service.

Requirements: To be awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Social Sciences to a student in the graduating class who, on the basis of scholarship, is judged to be an outstanding member of the class of Social Sciences graduands, and who has completed the program primarily on a part-time basis.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal

The Hurd Medal

Established in 1955 by Donald W. Hurd (Class of ‘49) in memory of his father, Dean William Burton Hurd and augmented in 2003 in his memory by his wife Alice Hurd.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student at graduation for distinguished achievement in an Honours program in which economics is a major field of study.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal

The Frank E. Jones Prize

Established in 1982 in honour of Professor F.E. Jones for his outstanding contributions to the Department of Sociology.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student with the highest Grade Point Average in an Honours program in Sociology.

Typically Available: 1 x $100

The Dr. Jean Jones Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2005 by family and friends in memory of Dr. Jean Jones.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduating student who attains the highest Grade Point Average in either the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Work post-degree program.

Typically Available: 1 x $800

The Ruth Landes Prize

Established in 1982 in honour of Professor Ruth Landes for her outstanding contributions to the Department of Anthropology.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduating student in a program in Anthropology who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $100

The Feliks Litkowski Memorial Prize in Political Science

Established in 1987 by Albert Litkowski (Class of ‘78) and Richard Litkowski (Class of ‘86) in honour of their father.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student graduating from an Honours program in Political Science who, in the judgment of the Department of Political Science, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $850 

The R.C. McIvor Medal

Established by the Faculty of Social Sciences in 1982 in recognition of Professor R.C. McIvor, former Dean of the Faculty, for his outstanding contributions to the Faculty and the University during 35 years of service.

Requirements: To be awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Social Sciences to the student in the graduating class who, on the basis of scholarship, is judged to be the outstanding member of the class of Social Sciences graduands.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal

The Ontario Association of Social Workers Prizes

Established in 1986 and augmented in 1992 by the Hamilton Branch.

Requirements: Two prizes to be awarded to the graduating students, one first degree and one second degree, who successfully complete SOCWORK 4DD6 A/B S and attain the highest grade in SOCWORK 4D06 A/B S in the same Fall/Winter term.

Courses must be taken during the Fall/Winter terms.

Typically Available: 2 x $500  

The Harry L. Penny Prize

Established in 1984 in recognition of Professor Harry L. Penny, founding Director of the School of Social Work, for his outstanding contribution to the School.

Requirements:To be awarded to the student with the highest Cumulative Average in a Social Work program.

Typically Available: 1 x $100

The Political Science Honours Essay Prize

Established in 1982.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who in the judgment of the Department of Political Science, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in POLSCI 4Z06 A/B.

Typically Available: 1 x $100

The Political Science Prize

Established in 1982.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduating student who has completed a program in Political Science primarily on a part-time basis and who, in the judgment of the Department of Political Science, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $200

The Religious Studies Prizes

Established in 1982.

Requirements: Two prizes to be awarded to students who attain the highest Grade Point Average in a three- or four-level program in Religious Studies: (a) one to a student who has completed the program enrolled in 24 units or more, and (b) one to a student who has completed the program primarily on a part-time basis.

Typically Available: 1 x $100 each 

The Richard Slobodin Prize

Established in 1982 in honour of Professor Richard Slobodin for his outstanding contributions to the Department of Anthropology.

Requirements: To be awarded to the graduating student in an Honours Anthropology program who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $100

The Sociology Prizes

Established in 1982.

Requirements: Two prizes to be awarded to students with the highest Grade Point Averages: (a) one to a student who has completed the three-level program in Sociology while enrolled in 24 units or more; and (b) one to a student who has completed a program in Sociology primarily on a part-time basis.

Typically Available: 2 x $100

The Harry Waisglass Book Prize

Established in 1988 in honour of Harry Waisglass, the first Director of the Labour Studies Education Program at McMaster.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student graduating from a program in Labour Studies who, in the judgment of the Committee of Instruction for Labour Studies, has demonstrated outstanding achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $50 for books 

The Alvina Marie Werner Scholarship

Established in 2008 through a bequest by the late Alvina Marie Werner.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduating student enrolled in a Gerontology or Social Work program who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Social Sciences, demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and interest in pursuing a career in social services in the specific area of gerontology.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,400


Awards by Application

Application details are available on Mosaic. 

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Open to Two or More Faculties

The Rev. Allison M. Barrett Scholarship

Established in 2010 by her family and friends in honour of Rev. Allison M. Barrett to celebrate her outstanding leadership and devoted service as Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 1996-2008.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduating student in Honours Religious Studies with demonstrated excellence in Western Religious Thought who, in the judgment of the Department of Religious Studies, has achieved notable academic standing and intends to pursue graduate studies.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,000

The Bert MacKinnon Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1996 in memory of Bert MacKinnon, B.A. (Class of ‘43), LL.D. (Class of ‘77), first Associate Chief Justice of Ontario (1978 to 1986).

Requirements: One scholarship to be awarded to a graduating student who enrols in a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor or equivalent degree program in the academic year immediately following graduation. The student selected will have demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular activities.

Typically Available: 1 x $800

The Catherine MacNeill Prize

Established in 1946 by bequest of Annie May MacNeill (Class of ‘03).

Requirements: To be awarded to a woman student in her graduating year who has attained notable standing in scholarship and has shown qualities of leadership.

Typically Available: 1 x $175

The John R. McCarthy Scholarship

Established in 1987 by John R. McCarthy, LL.D. (Class of ‘65), former Deputy Minister of University Affairs and Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student graduating from a program in Arts and Science, Humanities, Science, or Social Sciences who enrols in the Faculty of Education of an Ontario university in the academic year immediately following graduation. The student selected will have made a contribution to the life of the University by displaying leadership in student government or student affairs and leadership and sportsmanship in athletic endeavours.

Typically Available: 4 x $700  

The McMaster University Futures Fund Graduand Award

Established in 2000.

Requirements:  To be awarded to the child of a member of McMaster University’s salaried pension plan who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.  Recipient must obtain a Grade Point Average of 8.0 or greater.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000 


Open to the DeGroote School of Business

The E.H. Ambrose Gold Medal

Established in 1971 by Clarkson Gordon in memory of their former Hamilton partner, E.H. Ambrose, member of the University’s Board of Governors from 1957 to 1967 and its Chair, 1965 to 1967, and augmented by Mrs. E.H. Ambrose in 1987.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student in the graduating class of a program in Commerce who, on the basis of scholarship and leadership, is judged to be the outstanding member of the class.

Value: 1 x Medal


Open to the Faculty of Engineering

The Dr. Rudolf De Buda Scholarship

Established in 1989 in memory of Professor de Buda by family, friends and colleagues.

Requirements: To be awarded to students who have achieved high academic standing in an Electrical or Computer Engineering program and who complete a thesis or project in their final year or intend to pursue graduate research in the field of Information Theory, Coding or Digital Communications.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,900

The Iroquois Trophy

Established in 1970 by the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Requirements: To be presented to a graduating mechanical engineer on the basis of academic excellence, participation in campus societies, clubs, or other activities, and general leadership. A replica of the Trophy is permanently held by each winner. 

Typically Available: 1 x Trophy


Open to the Faculty of Health Sciences

Nursing specific scholarships for McMaster Nursing, Mohawk-McMaster / Conestoga-McMaster Nursing students are available on the School of Nursing website.  Please review all criteria as some scholarships are site-specific and may require an application.

 

The McMaster Nursing Alumni Memorial Prize

Established in 1984 and augmented in 2001 by the McMaster Nursing Alumni Branch to recognize graduates from the McMaster University School of Nursing.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, has demonstrated leadership while participating in undergraduate activities.

Typically Available: 1 x $300


Open to the Faculty of Humanities

The Amelia Hall Gold Medal

Established in 1985 by members of the Class of ‘38 in recognition of Amelia Hall (Class of ‘38), D. Litt. (Class of ‘75), one of the great pioneers of Canadian theatre and a consummate actress, who performed on Canadian stage, screen, radio and television for 35 years.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduating student who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has made a significant contribution to drama during the student’s University career.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal

The Humanities Medals for Special Achievement

Established by the University in 1982.

Requirements: Up to five medals to be awarded to graduating students in the Faculty of Humanities in recognition of outstanding achievement in scholarship and contributions to the cultural and intellectual life of the University including such areas as the creative and performing arts and faculty government.

Typically Available: 5 x Medal

The A.G. McKay Prize in Classical Studies

Established in 1990 by Professor Emeritus A.G. McKay.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduating student from an Honours program in Classics who, in the judgment of the Department of Classics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership.

Typically Available: 1 x $200 


Open to the Faculty of Science

The Burke Memorial Ring

Presented by science graduates of the University in memory of Dean C.E. Burke.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduate of a B.Sc. program who is named to the Deans’ Honour List and who has made the most outstanding contribution to undergraduate activities.

Students may submit an application at the end of Levels I, II, & III (Level IV if in a 5-year program).

Typically Available: 1 x Ring


Open to the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Bruce M. Hamilton Award

Established in 1999 by Bruce M. Hamilton.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student graduating from the Faculty of Social Sciences who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Social Sciences, has made a significant contribution through extra-curricular activities to the benefit of McMaster University or the local community.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Jennifer Headley Scholarship

Established in 2010 by Rochelle Coleman in memory of her friend and classmate Jennifer Headley who embodied and embraced the passion to enable policy creation to have a direct impact on improving lives around the world; her keen mind, lively spirit and commitment to all living things is honoured via this award.

Requirements: To be awarded to a graduating student in a program in Political Science who, in the judgment of the Department of Political Science, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and promise for a career in either public policy or international relations.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Karl Kinanen Alumni Prize in Gerontology

Established in 1992 by the Gerontology Alumni of McMaster University in recognition of Karl Kinanen for his leadership in the development of Gerontological Studies at the University.

Requirements:  To be awarded to a student graduating from a program in Gerontology who, in the judgment of the Department of Health, Aging and Society, has demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership in community activities.

Typically Available: 2 x $50

The Audrey Evelyn Mepham Award

Established in 2001 by Gordon W. Mepham in loving memory of his wife Audrey Evelyn Mepham.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student graduating from an Honours program in the Department of Health, Aging and Society who, in the judgment of the Department of Health, Aging and Society, has demonstrated notable academic achievement. Preference will be given to a student who has completed a thesis or course paper on issues relating to Alzheimer’s disease.

Typically Available: 10 x $1,200 

The Pioneer Energy LP Gerontology Prizes

Established in 1988 by the Pioneer Group Limited.

Requirements: Two prizes to be awarded (a) one to a student enrolled in 24 units or more and (b) one to a part-time student, both of whom are graduating from a program in Gerontology who, in the judgment of the Department of Health, Aging and Society, have demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular activities.

Typically Available: 3 x $45 each