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Undergraduate Calendar 2018-2019

In-Course Awards


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In-Course and Renewal Award Regulations

  1. In-Course Awards are monetary and non-monetary awards allocated on the basis of academic merit and, in some cases, other forms of earned merit. Non-monetary awards such as medals and books as well as monetary awards of nominal value (currently $100 or less) are called prizes.
  2. In-Course Awards are available to full-time and part-time students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program (excluding the Physician Assistant and M.D. Programs), at the time of award application and selection, who are returning to McMaster to continue their studies.
  3. Any In-Course Awards requiring full-time status are available to students enrolled full-time or equivalent in both the fall and winter terms.
  4. Any In-Course Awards requiring part-time status are available to students who are not enrolled full-time in the fall and/or winter terms.  In addition, true part-time awards are only available to students who have completed at least 50% of all units attempted at McMaster on a part-time basis.
  5. In-Course Awards are available to all domestic and international students.
  6. In-Course Awards are not available to second degree students unless the terms of a particular donor award specify eligibility and they have not received the award previously.
  7. In-Course Awards are not available to students in their graduating term.
  8. In-Course 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.
  9. In-Course Awards requiring an application that are determined by Grade Point Average require a minimum Grade Point Average of 8.0 on at least 18 graded units, while those determined by Fall-Winter Average require a minimum Fall-Winter Average of 9.5 on at least 18 graded units.
  10. In-Course Awards adjudicated without need of an application that are determined by Grade Point Average require a minimum 8.0 on at least 24 graded units, while those determined by Fall-Winter Average require a minimum 9.5 on at least 24 graded units.
  11. Available averages, units upon which averages are calculated, program level, and enrolled units, may be used to break any ties in an award competition.
  12. In order to be considered for an In-Course Award by application, students must submit a complete application by the specified deadline date.
  13. In-Course Award applications which meet award eligibility criteria are forwarded to a selection committee for review and ranking.
  14. Some In-Course Awards are renewable.
  15. Entrance, Indigenous Entrance, and In-Course Award renewals determined by Grade Point Average or Fall-Winter Average require a minimum 8.0 on at least 18 graded units.
  16. All In-Course Award payments are disbursed through the McMaster Student Account and applied to outstanding charges. A few exceptions to this regulation may be approved by the Office of the Registrar, Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.
  17. In-Course Awards are typically disbursed no later than the end of September.
  18. In-Course Awards will be disbursed if the recipient continues to be enrolled in a McMaster degree program, or a specific McMaster program, when explicitly required by the terms of the award, or the student’s record reflects they are on exchange, on letter of permission, or participating in a coop or internship opportunity at McMaster University. 
  19. In-Course Award recipients will have their awards noted on their University transcripts. Entrance and In-Course renewals are not noted on transcripts.
  20. Registration in, or transfer to, another program of study and/or a change in course load may result in forfeiture of an In-Course Award or Entrance or In-Course Award renewal.  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 or course load.
  21. If a student is approved to graduate or transfers to graduate in the fall, after the awarding decision and/or disbursement is made, the student will forfeit the award.
  22. Students who withdraw before November 1 will forfeit their In-Course Award or Entrance or In-Course Award renewal.
  23. Students who forfeit their In-Course award will have their award cancelled and their transcript notation removed if forfeited in first year of payment only.  Students must return the In-Course Award or Entrance or In-Course Award renewal funding to their McMaster Student Account. 
  24. Forfeiture of a renewable Entrance or In-Course Award also cancels all future instalments of the award.
  25. Students wishing to defer the stated value of an In-Course Award or Entrance or In-Course Award renewal to the next academic year should make the request in writing to the Office of the Registrar, Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.  Approval is not automatic and deferments are not normally granted for more than one academic year.
  26. Students holding renewable Entrance or In-Course Awards who choose to accelerate their program and to complete their degree earlier than normal by completing Spring/Summer courses and who wish to employ the benefits of their renewable Entrance and/or In-Course Awards to defray the tuition and compulsory fees for those courses should make the request in writing to the Office of the Registrar, Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.
  27. The University may choose not to grant an In-Course Award in the absence of a suitable candidate; may choose to limit the number of recipients selected 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.
  28. The University may remove specific In-Course Awards from the University Calendar, may revise the terms and stated value and/or suspend the granting of In-Course Awards (e.g. donor funds).
  29. In-Course Awards supported by donor funds may have additional eligibility and renewal requirements.


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The Cameron D. Allen Book Prize

Established in 1978 in memory of Cameron D. Allen.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in an Honours program in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, shows outstanding achievement in climatology. Preference will be given to a graduating student.

Typically Available: 1 x $200 for books

The Alumni Association Scholarship

Established in 1974 by the McMaster University Alumni Association and later augmented by bequest of Harold E. Amy.

Requirements: One scholarship to be awarded to a part-time student who has attained the highest Grade Point Average at the most recent review.

Typically Available: 1 x $400

The Alumni Canadian Geography Prize

Established in 1985 by the Geography Branch of the McMaster University Alumni Association in recognition of Dr. Lloyd G. Reeds for his contribution to teaching during more than 35 years of service.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest grade in GEOG 2RC3 (or GEO 2HC3) (Canada).

Typically Available: 1 x $300

The Anatomy Prize

Established in 1992.

Requirements: To be awarded every other year to a student who has completed Level III (or equivalent), has studied biological structure and who, in the judgment of the Education Program in Anatomy, has demonstrated excellence in Anatomy.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000 and a medal

The Edgar R. Ashall Scholarship

Established in 1965 by bequest of his wife, Edith M. Ashall.

Typically Available: 1 x $200 for books

The Bates Residence Scholarship

Requirements: Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall-Winter Average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term.

Typically Available: 1 x $750

The Bentall Scholarships

Established in 2001 by Dr. C. Howard Bentall (Class of ‘37) and Dr. Shirley F. Bentall (Class of ‘46).

Requirements: A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to students in any Faculty who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,500

The Abe Black Memorial Prize

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: To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in PNB 4D06 A/B  (Senior Thesis), PNB 4D09 A/B  (Senior Honours Thesis), or PNB 4DD6 A/B (Senior Thesis).

Typically Available: 1 x $600

The James Robertson Carruthers Memorial Prize

Established in 1984 in memory of James Robertson Carruthers (Class of ‘74) by his family and friends.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of History, attains notable standing in HISTORY 2R03 or HISTORY 2RR3 (United States History).

Typically Available: 1 x $425

The William G. Carter Scholarship in Golf

Established in 2006 by William G. Carter (Class of ‘50).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I or above in any program with notable academic achievement and who demonstrates outstanding athletic achievement in men’s or women’s golf. The recipient must meet the eligibility requirements of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Not open to students in their graduating year.

Typically Available: 2 x $800

The CFUW-Hamilton Scholarship

Established in 1945 by the University Women’s Club of Hamilton, now the CFUW.

Requirements: To be awarded to the woman student who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average in the penultimate level of any program.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,000

The Chancellor’s Gold Medal

Established in 1938.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed the penultimate year of any four or five-level program at the most recent spring review, and who ranks highest in scholarship, leadership and influence.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal

The Chemical Institute of Canada (Hamilton Section) Prizes

Established in 1947 by the Hamilton Section.

Requirements: Two prizes to be awarded to students who have completed Level I and an additional 29 - 36 units: (a) one to a student in an Honours program in Chemistry, or Chemical Biology who, in the judgment of the Department, shows particular promise in Chemistry; and (b) one to a student in a program in Chemical Engineering who, in the judgment of the Department, shows particular promise in Chemical Engineering.

Typically Available: 2 x $150

The Class Of ‘44 Scholarship

Established by the Class of ‘44 in celebration of their 50th anniversary.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student entering the penultimate year of any program who has attained the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,500

The Class of 1966 50th Anniversary Scholarship

Established by the Class of 1966 in honour of its 50th reunion.

Requirements: A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to students who are enrolled in a Level II program in the Faculty of Humanities or in the Faculty of Science who have attained a high Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Denton Coates Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1982 in memory of Denton E. Coates (Class of ‘70) by his friends.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in independent research.

Typically Available: 3 x $750

The Beatrice Corrigan Memorial Book Prize

Established in 1980 in memory of Professor Beatrice Corrigan by her friends and colleagues.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed at least nine units beyond Level I and who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages, has achieved notable standing in Italian.

Typically Available: 1 x $125 

The Edwin Marwin Dalley Memorial Scholarships

Established in 1965 by bequest of Edwin Marwin Dalley of Hamilton.

Typically Available: 7 x $800 each 

The Edwards Hall Residence Scholarship

Requirements: Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall-Winter Average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term.

Typically Available: 1 x $750

The Environmental Issues Prize

Established in 1993 by the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth in recognition of Metal Recovery Industries and Philip Environmental, Industrial Filter Fabrics Ltd., and Laidlaw Waste Systems.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest grade in GEOG 4MT6 A/B (or GEO 4R06).

Typically Available: 1 x $100

The Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Education Foundation Scholarships

Established in 1988 by the Foundation.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded: (a) one to a student in a program in Arts and Science, and (b) one, on a rotating basis, to a student in a program in Chemistry or Chemical Biology, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,000

The Neil Forsyth Prize

Established in 1992 by The Steel Founders’ Society of America in honour of Neil Forsyth, president of the organization in 1990 and 1991, in recognition of his outstanding service to the steel castings industry.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest grade in MATLS 3E04.

Typically Available: 1 x $120 

The R. Louis Gentilcore Prize

Established in 1989 by the family and friends of Professor R. Louis Gentilcore on the occasion of his retirement from the Department of Geography.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in an Honours Geography program in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences who, in the judgment of the School, has demonstrated exceptional achievement in regional geography.

Typically Available: 1 x $550

The Gilmour Memorial Prize

Established in 1927 by Year ‘27, in memory of Dr. Joseph Leeming Gilmour, Honorary President of their first year in 1923, and subsequently enlarged by his children.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest standing in POLSCI 4D06 A/B RELIGST 2HH3.

Typically Available: 1 x $125

The Gupta Family International Scholarships

Established in 2005 by Kulbushan (Joe) Gupta and family.

Requirements: A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to international students who have completed Level I and an additional 29 - 40 units with the highest Fall-Winter Averages.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,500

The Hamilton Industrial Scholarships

Established in 1958.

Typically Available: 1 x $800 each 

The Hedden Hall Residence Scholarship

Requirements: Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall-Winter Average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term.

Typically Available: 1 x $750

The Anna Marie Hibbard Scholarship

Established in 1992 from the bequest of Anna Marie Hibbard.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student completing Level I who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average. The recipient may not hold another scholarship of equal or greater value.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,500 

The Dr. Harry Lyman Hooker Scholarships

Established in 1981, and resulting from the bequest of Dr. H.L. Hooker.

Requirements: Awarded to undergraduate students who attain high Fall-Winter Averages.

Typically Available: 80 x $1,500

The Nina Louise Hooper Scholarship

Established in 1959 by bequest of Bertram O. Hooper.

Typically Available: 1 x $500 

The Municipal Chapter of Hamilton, IODE, Muriel E. Skelton Award

Established in 1944 by the Municipal Chapter of Hamilton, Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest standing in a Level I History course.

Typically Available: 6 x $150 

The Mary E. Keyes Residence Scholarship

Requirements: Awarded to the student with the highest Fall-Winter Average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term, who resides in the residence.

Typically Available: 1 x $750 

The J. Beverly Krugel Scholarships in German Language Studies

Established in 2010 by Mrs. J. Beverly Krugel, B.A. (Class of ‘53).

Requirements: To be awarded to students with an interest in German language studies who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages, demonstrate high academic achievement in German language courses. Two scholarships each in beginner, intermediate, and advanced German language courses.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,500 per level of German 

The Latin Prize

Established in 1987 by Dr. John B. Clinard.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the Department of Classics, has demonstrated notable achievement in LATIN 1Z03 and LATIN 1ZZ3.

Typically Available: 1 x $150

The Matthews Hall Residence Scholarship

Requirements: Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall-Winter Average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term.

Typically Available: 1 x $750

The McKay Hall Residence Scholarship

Requirements: Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall-Winter Average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term.

Typically Available: 1 x $750

The McMaster University - Hong Kong Foundation International Scholarship

Established in 2011 by the McMaster University - Hong Kong Foundation.

Requirements: A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to international students who have completed Level I and an additional 29 - 40 units with the highest Fall-Winter Averages.

Typically Available: 3 x $1,000

The Moffat Family Prize

The Moffat Family Prize was established in 1990.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, shows outstanding achievement in urban geography.

Typically Available: 1 x $300

The Molson Scholarship in Environmental Studies

Established in 1992 by the Molson Companies Donations Fund.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student entering the final level of a program in Geography and Environmental Studies, Earth and Environmental Sciences or Engineering and Society, who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,100

The Moulton College Scholarships

Established in 1957 from funds originally subscribed by the Alumnae of Moulton College during the years 1946 to 1949 for the expansion of Moulton College.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to the students of Moulton Hall with the highest Fall-Winter Averages: (a) one after completion of Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units, and (b) one after completion of Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Moulton Hall Residence Scholarship

Requirements: Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall-Winter Average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term.

Typically Available: 1 x $750 

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: (a) one to a student enrolled in 24 units or more in the three-level B.A. program in Psychology; (b) one to a student in a B.A. program in Psychology who has completed the program primarily on a part-time basis; (c) 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 (d) 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

The P.L. Newbigging Scholarship

Established in 1994 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. P.L. Newbigging, founding Chair of the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (Faculty of Science) and member of the Faculty from 1955-1990, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Department and the University.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student entering Level II of an Honours program in Psychology or Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour who, in the judgment of the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, has demonstrated high academic achievement in PSYCH 1X03 and PSYCH 1XX3.

Typically Available: 1x $375

The Newcombe Prize in Peace Studies

Established in 1991 in memory of Dr. Alan G. Newcombe (1923-1991) and Dr. Hanna Newcombe (1922-2011) who devoted their lives to Peace Studies and were co-founders, of the Canadian Peace Research and Education Association and the Peace Research Institute - Dundas.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the Peace Studies program, demonstrates leadership in extracurricular endeavours and high academic achievement.

Typically Available: 3 x $800

The Tony & Lucy Pickard Scholarship

Established in 1973 by Lucy Pickard, B.A., M.A., and family, in honour of Captain Antony F. Pickard, O.B.E., C.D., R.C.N.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in any program with a high Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $425

The Les Prince Residence Scholarship

Requirements: Awarded to the student with the highest Fall-Winter Average in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term, who resides in the residence.

Typically Available: 1 x $750

The Provost’s Honour Roll Medal

Established in 2005.

Requirements: To be awarded to students named to the Provost’s Honour Roll.

Typically Available: Variable number of medals

The Psychology Society Prizes

Established in 1985 by the Psychology Society and the Faculty and Alumni of the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (Faculty of Social Sciences).

Requirements: Three prizes to be awarded to students who have completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units with the highest Fall-Winter Average: (a) one in an Honours Psychology or Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour B.A. program; (b) one in an Honours Psychology or Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour B.Sc. program; and (c) one in a combined Honours program in Psychology.

Typically Available: 3 x $70

The Retired Teachers of Ontario Trust Fund - Gerontology

Established in 1987 by the Retired Teachers of Ontario, District 13.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest standing in HLTHAGE 1BB3.

Typically Available: 1 x $200 

The Alma and Wil Rice Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2010 by Ellen Rice-Jaaku, B.Sc. (Class of ‘66), to honour her parents, Alma Rice, B.A. (Class of ‘40) and Wil Rice, B.A. (Class of ‘41).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level I in a Kinesiology program who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement. Preference will be given to a student participating in varsity football.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,000

The Herbert A. Ricker Scholarships

Established in 1982 by bequest of Mrs. Edna Elizabeth Ross Reeves of Hamilton in memory of her husband, Herbert A. Ricker.

Requirements: Four scholarships to be awarded on the basis of scholarship (Fall-Winter Average of at least 9.5) and character to: (a) two to students who have completed Engineering I, or Level I, and an additional 35 - 90 units of a program in Engineering, and (b) two to students who have completed Science I or Level I, and an additional 30 - 75 units of a program in Science.

Typically Available: 4 x $2,500

The Morris and Sarah Rosenhead Memorial Prize

Established in 1988 by bequest of Sarah Rosenhead of Hamilton.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest standing in ENGLISH 1A03 and ENGLISH 1AA3.

Typically Available: 1 x $125

The Rotary Club of Hamilton Scholarship

Established in 1989.

Typically Available: $575 

The Hilda Savage Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1960 by bequest of Bertha Savage.

Typically Available: 1 x $500 

The Sheila Scott Scholarship for Brandon Hall

Requirements: Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall-Winter Average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term.

Typically Available: 1 x $750

The Sheila Scott Scholarship for Wallingford Hall

Requirements: Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall-Winter Average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term.

Typically Available: 1 x $750

The Margaret A. Service Book Prize

Established in 1990 by friends, colleagues and former students in memory of Margaret A. Service.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who upon completion of Level I attains the highest average in BIOLOGY 1A03 and BIOLOGY 1M03.

Typically Available: 1 x $120 for books

The Patricia L. Smye Memorial Prizes

Established in 1972 by the Patricia Smye Memorial Fund Committee.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to students who have completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units and who attain the highest Fall-Winter Average: (a) one in the three-level English program and (b) one in the three-level Psychology B.A. program.

Typically Available: 1 x $400

The Somerville Scholarships

Established in 1966 by bequest of William L. Somerville, architect of the McMaster University buildings of 1930.

The recipient of this award is eligible to receive the corresponding donor bursary if financial need is demonstrated.

Typically Available: 1 x $800

The George H. Stedman Estate Foundation Scholarship

Established in 2017 by The George H. Stedman Estate Foundation.

Requirements: To be awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in any program who have attained a high average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Stobo Scholarship

Established in 1957 by bequest of William Q. Stobo.

Typically Available: 1 x $325 

The Swiss Minister to Canada Book Prizes

Established in 1950.

Requirements: To be awarded from time to time to in-course students for proficiency in French, German, or Italian.

Typically Available: 1 x Book

The Theatre & Film Studies Book Prize

Established in 1974 by Professor Ronald W. Vince.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest grade in THTRFLM 1T03.

Typically Available: 1 x Book

The Hugh R. Thompson Memorial Prize

Established in 1960 in memory of Dr. Hugh R. Thompson.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of an Honours program in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences with the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $250

The Michael Thomson Memorial Book Prizes

Established in 1975 by the members of the Departments of German and Russian in memory of Michael Thomson, Supervisor of the McMaster University language laboratories from 1961 to 1975.

Requirements: Two prizes to be awarded: (a) one to the student who attains the highest standing in GERMAN 1Z06 A/B and (b) one to the student who attains the highest standing in any Russian course.

Typically Available: $50 each 

The University Achievement Awards

Established in 2006. Awarded for overall academic excellence to part-time students in undergraduate programs.

Requirements: Each year, quotas are established in proportion to the number of part-time undergraduate students who obtain a Grade Point Average of 8.0 or greater and who are named to the Deans’ Honour List. Not open to students in their graduating year.

Typically Available: 2 x $800 per faculty

The University Prizes for Special Achievement

Established in 1973.

Requirements: Two prizes to be awarded in each Faculty and other academic units to individual students who exhibit exceptional skill and originality in a creative project (such as an essay, poem, sculpture, mathematical or scientific problem, engineering design) or a related series of such projects.

Typically Available: 2 x $500 per faculty

The University Senate Scholarships

Established in 1982 by authorization of the Board of Governors of McMaster University.

Requirements: Awarded to undergraduate students who attain high Fall-Winter Averages.

Typically Available: 300 x $800

The Whidden Hall Residence Scholarship

Requirements: Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall-Winter Average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating session.

Typically Available: 1 x $750

The R.M. Wiles Memorial Book Prize

Established in 1975 in memory of Professor Roy McKeen Wiles by his friends and colleagues.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of English and Cultural Studies, has written the best essay on a topic relating to English literature of the period 1660-1800.

Typically Available: 1 x $250 for books

The Woodstock Hall Residence Scholarship

Requirements: Awarded to the student who resides in the residence with the highest Fall-Winter Average (at least 9.5) in an undergraduate program, with the exception of those in their graduating term.

Typically Available: 1 x $750

The Ivor Wynne Memorial Prize

Established in 1971 in memory of Ivor Wynne, Dean of Students.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level III of the Kinesiology program and who attained the highest Grade Point Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $250

The Marguerite Z. Yates Scholarship

Established in 1960 by bequest of Mrs. W.H. Yates of Hamilton.

Typically Available: 1 x $225 

The Yates Scholarships

Established in 1963 by bequest of William Henry Yates of Hamilton.

Typically Available: 3 x $800


Open to the Arts and Science Program

The Arts and Science Program Book Award

Established in 1995.

Requirements: To be awarded from time to time to an Arts and Science student who, in the judgment of the Arts and Science Program Awards Committee, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in both arts and science.

Typically Available: 1 x $75

The Class of 1953 50th Anniversary Scholarship

Established by the Class of 1953 in honour of its 50th reunion.

Requirements: A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to students in Level II and above in a program in Arts and Science who, in the judgment of the Arts and Science Program, have attained high academic standing and demonstrated community involvement.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,500

The Barbara Francis Scholarship

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

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 30 units of an Arts and Science program and who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in both arts and science.

Typically Available: 1 x $450 

The George P. Gilmour Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1987 by the Graduating Class of 1962 in honour of Dr. G.P. Gilmour (Class of ‘21), Chancellor of McMaster University from 1941 to 1950 and President and Vice-Chancellor from 1950 to 1961.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in the Arts and Science Program and who, in the judgment of the Arts and Science Program Admissions, Awards, and Review Committee, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and has made notable contribution to the campus or community by participation in extracurricular activities.

Typically Available: 1 x $325 

The recipient of this award is eligible to receive the corresponding bursary if financial need is demonstrated.

The Herbert M. Jenkins Prize

Established in 1990 as a tribute to Dr. Herbert M. Jenkins, first Director of the Arts and Science Program, by his many friends, colleagues and students on the occasion of his retirement from McMaster University.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in an Arts and Science program whose work, in the judgment of the Arts and Science Program Awards and Review Committee, best reflects scholarship and the spirit of inquiry.

Typically Available: 1 x $150

The Charon Burke McCain Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2004 in memory of Charon Burke McCain by family, friends, colleagues and students.

Requirements: To be awarded to an Honours Arts and Science student who has completed Level III and who, in the judgment of the Arts and Science Program, has demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership and service at McMaster University or in the community, as well as notable academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $500


Open to the Faculty of Business

The Scott Bartlett Memorial Prize

Established in 1985 in memory of Scott N. Bartlett by his family and friends.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of the Honours Commerce Program and who has achieved high standing in COMMERCE 3FA3 and 3FB3, taken in the Fall/Winter terms.

Typically Available: 1 x $200

The M. Banker Bates Scholarship

Established in 1975 by Dr. M. Banker Bates and augmented in 1978 in his memory by his family, friends and colleagues.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of a program in Commerce and who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,400

The Canadian Italian Professional Association of Hamilton-Halton Scholarship in Commerce

Established in 2013 by the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association of Hamilton-Halton.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in a Commerce program with high academic achievement and who, in the judgment of an Awards Selection Committee, has volunteer involvement in the community-at-large. Preference will be given to students who have volunteered in Hamilton or Halton Region. Not open to students in their graduating year.

Typically Available: 2 x $2,000

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Scholarship

Established in 2010 by Certified General Accountants of Ontario. To be awarded to students who have completed Level II or above in a Commerce program at the DeGroote School of Business with notable academic standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The City of Hamilton Economic Development Department Scholarships

Established in 1976.

Requirements: (a) Two scholarships to be awarded on the basis of Fall-Winter Average to students entering Level II of a Commerce program: (b) Four scholarships to be awarded on the basis of Fall-Winter Average: two to students who have completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units, and two to students who have completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of a program in Commerce. Recipients must have obtained all their secondary school education in the Hamilton-Wentworth Region.

Typically Available: 2 x $800

The Cocco Family Scholarship

Established by Dom Cocco, B.Com. (Class of ‘83).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level II and an additional 24-36 units of the Honours Commerce program who, in the judgement of the Faculty of Business has attained a high Fall-Winter Average and demonstrates an interest in accounting.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Donald Hart Scholarship

Established in 1985 by Mrs. Pamela Hart and Joel Jordan in honour of Donald Neil Hart (Class of ‘70).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of a program in Commerce and who, in the judgment of the School of Business, has achieved high standing in the required Level II Commerce courses, taken in the Fall/Winter terms.

Typically Available: 1 x $500

The Paul Hypher Prize

Established in 1988 in memory of Paul F. Hypher by his friends and classmates.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student in a program in Commerce who attains the highest standing in COMMERCE 2MA3.

Typically Available: 1 x $250 for books

The Robert Alan Kennedy Scholarship

Established in 1998 by Robert Alan Kennedy.

Requirements: To be awarded to any student entering a Level II, III or IV program in the Faculty of Business who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $475 

The Claude G. Lister Scholarship

Established in 1990 by bequest of Pauline Detwiler Lister in memory of her husband.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in a program in the DeGroote School of Business.

Typically Available: 1 x $625

The Dr. Andrew Szendrovits Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1999 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. Andrew Szendrovits, a former professor of Production and Management Science since 1962 and Dean of the Faculty of Business from 1979 to 1984 at McMaster University.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student enrolled in a Commerce program who achieves the highest average in the required operations/management science courses (COMMERCE 2OC3  andCOMMERCE 3QA3 ) taken in the same term.

Typically Available: 1 x $450 

The Tax Executives Institute Scholarship

Established in 2016 by the Tax Executives Institute, Inc. - Toronto Chapter to support students entering the taxation field.

Requirements: To be awarded to a level III student in the DeGroote School of Business who attains the highest combined average in COMMERCE 3AB3  and COMMERCE 3AC3 .

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Robert Taylor Scholarship in Commerce

Established in 2009 by Robert Taylor, M.B.A. (Class of ‘76). To be awarded to a student in a Commerce program who, attains a high Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Williamson Family Commerce Scholarship

Established by David Williamson (Class of ‘83), Margot Roberts and family in 2015.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in the DeGroote School of Business who has completed Level I with a high Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,500

The Steve Wilson Scholarship in Corporate Finance

Established in 2013 by Steve Wilson.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 54 - 66 units of a Commerce program and who, in the judgment of the DeGroote School of Business, shows outstanding academic merit with a heavy concentration in corporate finance.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,000


Open to the Faculty of Engineering

The ACI (Ontario Chapter) Scholarship

Established in 1992 by the American Concrete Institute (Ontario Chapter).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level III of the Civil Engineering program who, in the judgment of the Department of Civil Engineering, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and knowledge of concrete technology.

Typically Available: 1 x $500

The Air Liquide Canada Bachelor of Engineering Scholarship

Established in 2015 by Air Liquide, a strong believer in the development of young talent.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in a Civil, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering program who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Engineering, has demonstrated notable academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,500

The Air Liquide Canada Bachelor of Technology Scholarship

Established in 2015 by Air Liquide, a strong believer in the development of young talent.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in a Bachelor of Technology program who, in the judgment of the Bachelor of Technology program, has demonstrated notable academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,500

The Air Liquide Canada Inc. Scholarships

Established in 1999 by Air Liquide Canada.

Requirements: One scholarship to be awarded to a student in a Level II or III program in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and/or Mechanical Engineering who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Engineering, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. The recipient must attain a minimum Fall-Winter Average of 9.5 at the most recent Fall/Winter terms.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,500

The A.H. Atkinson Prize

Established in 1980 by Atkinson Engineering Consultants Limited.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student in a Civil Engineering program who achieves the highest average in CIVENG 3G04 and CIVENG 3J04, taken in one term.

Typically Available: 1 x $200

The Dr. Chris Bart Scholarship

Established in 2010 by Tom Jenkins, B.Eng.Mgt. (Class of ‘82) and Toby Jenkins to honour Tom’s Business Policy professor, Dr. Chris Bart.

Requirements: To be awarded to students who have completed Level I with the highest Fall-Winter Average and who are entering in a Level II Engineering and Management program. The recipient may not hold another scholarship of equal or greater value.

Typically Available: 1 x $5,000

The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Prize

Established in 1947 by the Chemical Institute of Canada.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who is entering his/her final year of study of a program in Chemical Engineering and who attained the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $50, medal and certificate

The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSCHE) Scholarship

Established in 2004 by the organizing committee of the 2003 CSCHE Annual Meeting.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level II of a program in the Department of Chemical Engineering who has attained the highest academic standing in Level I.

Typically Available: 1 x $600

The Grace Dorothy and William P. Carpenter Award

Established in 2001 by the Hamilton Community Foundation.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level II in Mechanical Engineering who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in a Level I program. Preference will be given to a student who has graduated from a publicly funded secondary school in the Hamilton or Burlington area.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,500

The Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (Hamilton Section) Prize

Established in 1987.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering the final level of a program in Civil Engineering who, in the judgment of the Department of Civil Engineering, has demonstrated participation in extracurricular activities and has attained high academic standing.

Typically Available: 1 x Plaque

The CISC Ontario/Telco Steel Works Scholarship

Established in 2005 by The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who attains high standing in CIVENG 4N04 and who, in the judgment of the Department of Civil Engineering, has an interest in steel structure research.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,000

The CFUW-Hamilton Past President’s Prize

Established in 1976 by the Past Presidents of the University Women’s Club of Hamilton which became the CFUW (Hamilton) on the occasion of the Club’s 50th anniversary.

Requirements: To be awarded to the woman student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 85 units of a program in Engineering with the highest Grade Point Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Createch Scholarship in Computer Science

Established in 2009 by The Createch Group.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Engineering who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 66 units of the Honours Computer Science (B.A.Sc.) or the Business Informatics program with the highest Fall-Winter Average. Preference to students who have completed Level II in the current term.

Typically Available: 1 x 1,000

The Dr. Cameron M. Crowe Scholarship

Established in 2013 by Dr. Cameron M. Crowe, professor emeritus in the Faculty of Engineering.

Requirements: To be awarded to students who have completed Level I with the highest Fall-Winter Average and who are entering a Level II program in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Typically Available: 1 x $5,000

The Ruth and Jack Hall Prize

Established in 1983 by Jackie MacDonald in memory of her parents.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Computer Science, or Level I and an additional 69 - 90 units of a program in Computer Engineering, and who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $225

The Ronald K. Ham Memorial Prize

Established in 1971 in memory of Professor R.K. Ham by his friends and former colleagues.

Requirements: Awarded to the student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 60 units and who, in the judgment of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, shows most promise as a materials scientist or engineer.

Typically Available: 1 x $125

The Hamilton and District Heavy Construction Association Scholarships

Established in 2003 by the Hamilton and District Heavy Construction Association.

Requirements: To be awarded to students who, in the judgment of the Department of Civil Engineering, have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and who have attained a grade of at least A- in CIVENG 4CM4.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Professor Terrence Hoffman Scholarship

Established in 2013 by Dr. Terrence Hoffman, professor emeritus in the Faculty of Engineering.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I with the highest Fall-Winter Average and who is entering a Level II program in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Typically Available: 1 x $5,000 

The Intermetco Limited Scholarship

Established in 1977.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 66 - 90 units of a program in Mechanical Engineering and who, in the judgment of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has attained notable standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $600

The Lorna and Alvin Kinnear Scholarship

Established in 2007 by Scott Kinnear, B.Eng. (Class of ‘88) and Betty Ann Kinnear in honour of his parents, Lorna and Alvin Kinnear.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level II of a program in the Department of Chemical Engineering who attained the highest Fall-Winter Average in Level I. The scholarship is tenable for up to three years. (To be awarded every three years.)

Typically Available: 1 x 1,000

The Kudsia Family Scholarship

Established in 2009 by Dr.  & Mrs. Chandra & Wendy Kudsia.

Requirements: To be awarded to students enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,000

The Ray Lawson Scholarships

Established in 1975 by the Honourable Ray Lawson, O.B.E., D.C.L, D.Cn.L., LL.D., K.G.St.J., Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario from 1946 to 1952.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded for the highest Fall-Winter Averages in an Engineering and Management program: (a) one to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 70 - 90 units, and (b) one to a student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 109 units beyond Level I.

Typically Available: 1 x $275

The John Mayberry Scholarships

Established in 1998 by John Mayberry.

Requirements: One scholarship to be awarded to a student who has completed Level II or III of a program in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Materials Engineering and who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Engineering, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. The recipients must attain a minimum Fall-Winter Average of 9.5 at the most recent Fall/Winter terms.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Dr. F.A. Mirza Scholarship

Established in 1997 in memory of Farooque Mirza by family, friends and colleagues.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in a Civil Engineering program who achieves the highest average in CIVENG 2C04 and ENGINEER 2P04 taken in the Fall/Winter terms.

Typically Available: 1 x $250 

The John F. Moore Prize

Established in 1990 by the Steel Founders’ Society of America in honour of John Moore’s contributions to the Society over the past 25 years.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest grade in MATLS 3F03.

Typically Available: 4 x $125

The Parker Canada Division Engineering Excellence Award

Established in 2014 by Parker Canada.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Engineering who has completed Level I and at least 74 units in a Mechanical Engineering program and who, in the judgment of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates community involvement through volunteerism.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Renewable Industries Canada Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Renewable Industries Canada to encourage the study and use of renewable fuels for transportation.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level III of the Biotechnology (B.Tech.) program and who, in the judgment of the program, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and an interest in the foundations of a sustainable society.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Leo Seto Scholarship

Established in 2017 by Leo Seto, B.Eng.Mgt. (Class of ‘87) and M.Eng. (Class of ‘90).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level II or above of an Engineering Physics program with a high average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Shell Canada Scholarships in Engineering and Management

Established in 1983.

Requirements: Three scholarships to be awarded to students who have completed Level I and at least an additional 110 units of a program in Engineering and Management. Awards will be based on scholarship and on the quality of and creativity shown in written and oral reports.

Typically Available: 3 x $1,100

The Stantec Consulting Ltd. Engineering Scholarship

Established in 2005 by Stantec Consulting Ltd. (Hamilton office).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I with the highest Fall-Winter Average and who is entering a Level II program in Civil Engineering.

Typically Available: 1 x $3,000

The Mark John Stojcic Scholarships

Established in 1997 by bequest of Mark John Stojcic.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to students who have completed Level III of a Materials Science and Engineering program who, have attained the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,800

The Robert Sowerby Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2002 by family, friends and colleagues, in memory of Dr. R. Sowerby, a professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level I in the Bachelor of Technology program with the highest Grade Point Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $150

The Dr. David Thompson Scholarship

Established in 2010 by Tom Jenkins, B.Eng.Mgt. (Class of ‘82) and Toby Jenkins to honour Tom’s Engineering Physics professor, Dr. David Thompson.

Requirements: To be awarded to students who have completed Level I with the highest Fall-Winter Average and who are entering a Level II Engineering Physics program. The recipient may not hold another scholarship of equal or greater value.

Typically Available: 1 x $5,000

The Professor David Thompson Scholarship

Established in 2016 by Robert Walker (M.Eng. ‘75, Ph.D. ‘77 & D.Sc. 2013) and Karen Walker to honour Robert’s Engineering Physics graduate supervisor Dr. David Thompson. Robert Walker was Dr. Thompson’s first Ph.D. student.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I Engineering with a high Fall-Winter Average and who is entering a Level II Engineering Physics program.

Typically Available: 1 x $5,000


Open to the Faculty of Health Sciences

The Henrietta Alderson Scholarship

Established in 2002 in memory of Henrietta Jane Alderson.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to students in the B.Sc.N. program who are enrolled in Level II (A Stream) or Level IV (B and C Streams) and, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, have demonstrated exceptional achievement in required science courses.

Typically Available: 2 x $3,500 each

The Steve Baxter Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2017 in memory of Steve Baxter.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in the B.Sc.N. program who, in the judgement of the School of Nursing, has demonstrated exceptional humble leadership qualities.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Lynne Beaumont Scholarship

Established in 2008 by family, friends, and classmates in memory of Lynne Beaumont, B.Sc.N. (Class of ‘58).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering in the final year of study in the B.Sc.N. program who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, has demonstrated notable academic achievement, qualities of leadership, and cross-cultural competence, and who will be completing a Level IV clinical course in an international or outpost setting.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Charu Late Bhaduri Scholarship in Nursing

Established in 2011 by Dr. Basanti Majumdar, M.Sc. (Class of ‘87) and faculty member of the School of Nursing since 1971, in memory of her mother.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in the McMaster nursing program who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to the patient-nurse relationship. Preference will be given to students who have enrolled in, or completed, an overseas clinical placement in a developing country.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Dr. Garth Boulter Memorial Award

Established in 2007 by G. Stanley Boulter, B.A. (Class of ‘49) and Irma E. Boulter in memory of their son, Garth E. Boulter, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine.

Requirements: A variable number to be awarded to students who have completed an overseas’ clinical placement elective in Level III of the Midwifery program and who, in the judgment of the Midwifery Program, have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and social awareness. Preference will be given to students who have completed their electives in Africa.

Typically Available: 10 x $1,000

The Deborah M. Brown Scholarship in Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization

Established in 2012 by Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) and EMD Inc., Canada in honour of Ms. Deborah M. Brown, Past Chair of the Rx&D Board of Directors and President and Managing Director, EMD Inc., Canada. 

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization who, in the judgment of a selection committee from the program, has demonstrated excellence in academic achievement.

Typically Available: 3 x $5,000

The Class of 1966 Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2012 by the School of Nursing, Class of ‘66.

Requirements: One scholarship to be awarded to a student in the School of Nursing who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in any level.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000 

The Elizabeth Petra Cooke Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2006 in memory of Elizabeth Petra Cooke, B.Sc.N. (Class of ‘03).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in a Post R.N. or Post R.P.N. program who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, has demonstrated a commitment to the nursing profession as a frontline healthcare provider and/or to mentoring nurses as they further their education.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Clara I. Elman Scholarships

Established in 2002 by Clara I. (Graham) Elman (Class of ‘46), faculty member of the School of Nursing from 1949 to 1953.

Requirements: A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to students who have completed at least Level II in a program in Nursing who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to the patient nurse relationship.

Typically Available: 6 x $2,500

The Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara Scholarship

Established in 2003 by Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara and the School of Nursing.

Requirements: To be awarded every three years to a student who has completed Level I in the B.Sc.N. Program and who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in health sciences and behavioural science courses. The scholarship is tenable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains a Grade Point Average of 8.0.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,400 ($800 each year)

The Donald Lavigne Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2007 by Willis McConnell and Ray Skelton in memory of Donald Lavigne to honour his dedication as a registered practical nurse at Chedoke Hospital (‘65-‘89).

Requirements: A variable number to be awarded to students in their first year of study who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, have demonstrated academic excellence in a Post Registered Nursing or Post Registered Practical Nursing program.

Typically Available: 4 x $800

The Janet McKnight Award

Established in 1994 by faculty, friends and students in memory of Janet McKnight, beloved colleague and teacher, a recognized expert in educational methodology and small-group, problem-based learning.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level IV of a program in Nursing who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing has demonstrated notable academic achievement and leadership in clinical and educational aspects of gerontology or, problem based, self-directed learning in nursing education.

Typically Available: 1 x $600 

The Dr. O.W. Niemeier Scholarship

Established in 1938 and augmented in 1952 by Dr. O.W. Niemeier, M.D.FRCPS(E).

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level II in the Nursing program with the highest Grade Point Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,100

The Lorie Scott Nursing Scholarship

Established in 2014 by Lorie Scott, B.Sc.N. (Class of ‘79) CD.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in the B.Sc.N program in the School of Nursing who has completed at least Level I and who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing has successfully completed a Canadian project with a strong teaching focus and has also demonstrated significant commitment to community.

Typically Available: 1 x $5,000

The Fred and Dorothy O’Leary Scholarship

Established in 2017 by Jennifer O’Leary, BSc (Class of ‘90), MA, MLT in honour of her grandparents, Fred and Dorothy O’Leary, who though unable to attend higher education themselves, valued its role in the lives of individuals and Canadian society.

Requirements: This scholarship continues her grandparents’ tradition of supporting education for others, and is to be awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours).

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Darren Lee Pratt Memorial Award for Academic/Clinical Achievement

Established in 2017 by Maria Pratt (Class of ‘98, 2004, & 2016), faculty member of the School of Nursing, in loving memory of her husband.

Requirements: To be awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed Level II or higher of a Nursing program who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing demonstrates academic excellence, an interest in Oncology nursing and commitment to patient and family-centered care.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Clarence L. Starr Prize

Established in 1946 in memory of Dr. C.L. Starr, M.D., LL.D., F.A.S.S., Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto, and an honorary alumnus of McMaster University (LL.D. 1922).

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Nursing I and who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $150 

The Corelene Helen Tostevin Scholarships

Established in 1998 by bequest of Corelene Tostevin.

Requirements: To be awarded to students enrolled in an accelerated BScN program and who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, have demonstrated notable academic achievement.

Typically Available: 4 x $250


Open to the Faculty of Humanities

The Margaret E. Orr and Edward C. Allen Prize

Established in 2011 in memory of Margaret Elizabeth Orr and Edward Charles Allen.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in a program in English who, in the judgment of the Department of English and Cultural Studies, has submitted an essay on Irish literature that demonstrates the highest degree of analytical skill and critical insight.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Maqbool Aziz Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2001 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Maqbool Aziz, Professor of English from 1969 to 2000.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in an English program who attains the highest grade in ENGLISH 2LB3-Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British Literature and Film.

Typically Available: $450

The Laura Baldwin Scholarship

Established in 2005 from the bequest of Laura Baldwin.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in a program in English who, in the judgment of the Department of English and Cultural Studies, has submitted an original literary work or poem that demonstrates the highest degree of literary excellence.

Typically Available: 1 x $500

The Bank of Montreal Humanities Multimedia Scholarships

Established in 1999 by the Bank of Montreal.

Requirements: A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to students entering Level II, III or IV of the Humanities Combined Honours Multimedia program who, in the judgment of the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in the Humanities Multimedia program or great promise in the area of Humanities multimedia.

Typically Available: 7 x $1,000

The Louise E. Bettger Scholarships in Music

Established in 1982 in memory of Louise E. Bettger of New Hamburg, Ontario, by her nieces and nephews.

Requirements: Three scholarships to be awarded to students in an Honours program in Music who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, are outstanding: (a) one in the area of choral or vocal music to a student who has completed Music I or 30 - 75 units; (b) one to a keyboard student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 75 units; and (c) one to a student who has completed Music I and who has demonstrated overall musical excellence.

Typically Available: 3 x $450 each

The Brian Blakey Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1979 in memory of Dr. Brian Blakey, Professor of French, by his friends, colleagues and former students, on behalf of his wife, Dorothy.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average on completion of Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Classics, Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, Theatre & Film Studies, English, French or Linguistics and Languages. Students must have achieved a B- in either LINGUIST 1A03 or LINGUIST 1AA3.

Typically Available: 1 x $500

The Hilda Dorothy Borman Scholarship

Established in 1998 by bequest of Hilda Dorothy Borman.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student studying piano who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has attained high academic standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,050

The Joan Frances Bowling Scholarships

Established in 1997 from the estate of Marie Bowling in memory of her daughter, Joan Frances Bowling.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to outstanding classical music scholars enrolled in Level II and above of a Music program and who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, have demonstrated excellence in Music.

Typically Available: 7 x $1500

The Brien Scholarship in Philosophy

Established in 1944 by Dr. J.W. Brien of Windsor.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of an Honours program in Philosophy and who, in the judgment of the Department of Philosophy, shows the most academic promise.

Typically Available: 1 x $475

The Ten Broeke-Bensen Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1990 in memory of Dr. James Ten Broeke and Dr. Roy C. Bensen, former Heads of the Department of Philosophy.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 75 units of an Honours Program in Philosophy who, in the judgment of the Department of Philosophy, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Ella Halstead Campbell Prize

Established in 1978 by Mrs. Verna Caskey and Miss June Caskey in memory of Ella Halstead Campbell and augmented by Mrs. Edna M. Miller in 1987.

Requirements: To be awarded to a keyboard student, enrolled in any level of a solo performance course, who is outstanding in the judgment of the School of the Arts.

Typically Available: 1 x $200

The Canadian Italian Professional Association of Hamilton-Halton Scholarship in Italian Studies

Established in 2011 by the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association of Hamilton-Halton.

Requirements: A variable number to be awarded to students who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages, have demonstrated high academic achievement in Italian studies.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Norman N. Caskey Memorial Prize

Established in 1983 by Mrs. Verna Caskey and Miss June Caskey in memory of husband and father.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Music I or Level I and an additional 30 - 75 units of an Honours program in Music and who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has demonstrated musical excellence.

Typically Available: 1 x $150

The Chin-Chin Award in Electroacoustic Studies/Sound Art

Established in 2011, the award celebrates the continuing artistic contribution of Chin-Chin Chen, the Taiwanese-American composer whose music degree is in both performance and composition.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed the Introduction to Digital Audio (MMEDIA 2G03 /MUSIC 2Z03) or equivalent and at least Level II of any program in the Faculty of Humanities who, in the judgment of the Faculty, has demonstrated a deep interest in the area of electroacoustic studies or sound art. Preference given to a student in an Honours program.

Typically Available: 1 x $800

The Comparative Literature Prize

Established in 1988.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the Department of English and Cultural Studies, has achieved notable standing in Level II comparative literary studies courses.

Typically Available: $250 

The Cranston Prizes

Established in 1958 by William H. Cranston of Midland in honour of his parents, J. Herbert Cranston (Class of ‘05) and Eva Wilkins Cranston (Class of ‘07).

Requirements: Two prizes to be awarded for excellence in the study of Canadian literature: (a) one for the highest grade in ENGLISH 2G06 A/B, and (b) one for the highest grade in ENGLISH 2C03 .

Typically Available: $175 each

The Margery E. Dixon Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2003 in loving memory of Margery E. Dixon (Class of ‘35) by Geraldine Phenix.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level II of an Honours English program and who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,000

The Rosemary Douglas-Mercer Memorial Prize

Established in 1989.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of an Honours program in French and who has attained the highest average in FRENCH 2BB3  and one of FRENCH 2J03 or FRENCH 2JJ3 .

Typically Available: 1 x $175

The Horace A. Dulmage Prize in Philosophy

Established in 1976 in honour of Professor Horace A. Dulmage by his colleagues and friends upon the occasion of his retirement from McMaster University.

Requirements: To be awarded to the full-time student in Level II of an Honours program in Philosophy who attained the most notable standing in his or her Level I program.

Typically Available: 1 x $200 

The French Government Book Prizes

Requirements: To be awarded from time to time to in-course students for proficiency in Level I French.

Typically Available: 3 x Book 

The French Scholarship

Established in 2006 by James McCollum, M.A. (Class of ‘67).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who is enrolled in a program in French and who, in the judgment of the Department of French, demonstrates high academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $6,000

The Merrill Francis Gage Scholarships

Established in 1982 from the estate of Merrill Francis Gage of Hamilton.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 75 units of an Honours program in Music and who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has demonstrated excellence in performance on a keyboard or orchestral instrument.

Typically Available: 2 x $500 each

The Samuel Geller Memorial Book Prize

Established in 1999 by Libby Geller in memory of her husband Samuel Geller (Class of ‘33).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level III of an Honours Program in History and who, in the judgment of the Department of History, has attained notable academic standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $425 for books

The German Consulate Toronto Book Award

Established in 2012 by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Toronto.

Requirements: To be awarded from time to time to in-course students for proficiency in German.

Typically Available: 1 Book

The Daphne Etherington Graham Memorial Scholarship in English

Established in 1989, in memory of a former student and dedicated servant of the University, by her friends, family, and Professor Emeritus R.P. Graham.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student, enrolled for a first degree after completing Level I, who attains the highest standing in 18 units of English, all taken in the same Fall/Winter terms, with an average standing of at least A-, provided that the recipient is not the holder of another scholarship of equal or greater value.

Typically Available: 1 x $975

The Daphne Etherington Graham Memorial Scholarship in History

Established in 1997 in memory of a former student and dedicated servant of the University, by her friends, family and Professor Emeritus R.P. Graham.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student, enrolled for a first degree after completing Level I, who attains the highest standing in 15 units of History, all taken in the same Fall/Winter terms, with an average of at least A-.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,000

The H.B. Greening Book Prize

Established in 1969 by bequest of Gladys Powis Greening in memory of her husband, Herald Benjamin Greening.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of an Honours program in Music and who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has demonstrated excellence in music.

Typically Available: 1 x $100 for books

The Fred and Barbara Hacker Scholarship

Established in 2015 by Fred Hacker, B.A. (Class of ‘68), J.D., Q.C. and Barbara (Macaulay) Hacker, B.A. (Class of ‘69) to recognize students for their achievements and inspire them to contribute to the cultural fabric of their communities. 

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in the School of the Arts who has attained a high Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Alise Alexanian Hassel Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2007 by family and friends in memory of Alise Alexanian Hassel, B.A. (Class of ‘98). A gifted young artist and graduate of the Studio Art Program who did not live to fulfill her potential.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 30 units in an Honours Art program who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in Studio Arts.

Typically Available: 1 x $800

The Bertram Osmer Hooper Scholarship

Established in 1957 by bequest of Isobel F. Hooper.

Requirements: To be awarded in Arts.

Typically Available: 1 x $250 

The Hughes Scholarship

Established in 1993 by Heidi Dickensen-Hughes in memory of her husband Peter Hughes (Class of ‘69).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 75 units of the Music Program who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has displayed outstanding achievement in Music Education.

Typically Available: 1 x $200

The Josh and Jane Hunter Scholarship

Established in 2015 by Josh Hunter, B.A.Hon. (Class of ‘99), and Jane (Sterling) Hunter, B.Eng.Mgt. (Class of ‘99), MBA (Class of ‘02), M.Sc. (Class of ‘13), to recognize outstanding academic achievement. 

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in a Classics or English program with the highest GPA.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Robert H. Johnston Undergraduate Scholarship in History

Established in 2005 to honour Bob Johnston’s contribution to undergraduate teaching in history.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level II of an Honours History program who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Humanities, has achieved the highest Fall-Winter Average in a Level I program.

Typically Available: 1 x $800 

The Jury Prize

Established in 1941 by bequest of J.H. Jury of Bowmanville.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of the Honours History program and who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,500

The Kit Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1936 by the Hamilton Branch of the Canadian Women’s Press Club (now the Media Club of Canada, Hamilton Branch) in memory of the brilliant journalist and writer, the first president of the Canadian Women’s Press Club, Kathleen Blake Coleman, widely known on this continent as Kit.

Requirements: To be awarded to a woman student either on completion of Level I and at least an additional 30 units on the basis of journalistic ability or on completion of Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in English on the basis of Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $200

The E. Doris Lawrence Scholarship

Established in 1999 in memory of E. Doris Lawrence (Class of ‘47).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the Department of French, has demonstrated academic excellence in French.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,200

The Linguistics Prize

Established in 1988.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in an Honours program in Linguistics who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages, has achieved notable standing in Level II courses in Linguistics.

Typically Available: 1 x $250 

The Allan Ludbrook Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2004 by the family and friends of Allan Ludbrook (‘04).

Requirements: To be awarded to a mature student enrolled in a Music program who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has attained notable standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Eleanor Dornbush Marples Prize in Art History

Established in 1985 by Mrs. Barbara Niedermeier and her family in memory of her sister.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has demonstrated outstanding achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $175 

The Eleanor Dornbush Marples Prize in Theatre & Film Studies

Established in 1987 by Vaughan W. Marples in memory of his wife.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in Level II of a Theatre & Film program who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has achieved academic excellence.

Typically Available: 1 x $125

The H.W. McCready Prize in British History

Established in 1981 in memory of Professor H.W. McCready, a member of the Department of History from 1943 to 1975, by former students, colleagues, and friends.

Requirements: To be awarded to a Level II student who, in the judgment of the Department of History, attains notable standing in British History courses.

Typically Available: 1 x $100

The McGregor-Smith-Burr Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1910 by the Class of 1912 in Arts, in memory of their classmates, Percy Neil McGregor, Lee Wilson Smith and George William Burr, and supplemented in 1944 by bequest from Professor R. Wilson Smith, father of Lee Wilson Smith.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of the Honours English and History program and who has the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $525

The Alexander Gordon McKay Scholarship

Established in 1990 by friends and colleagues of Professor A.G. McKay, first Dean of the Faculty of Humanities from 1968 to 1973, to mark his retirement after 33 years of service at McMaster University.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours Classics program and who, in the judgment of the Department of Classics, has attained high academic standing. Preference will be given to students from the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth.

Typically Available: 1 x $500

The Evelyn Ruth McLean Scholarship in Canadian History

Established in 2012 by Laurie R. McLean (Class of ‘74) in memory of her mother Evelyn Ruth McLean who loved teaching, believed in the value of education and had a passion for Canadian history.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student taking courses in Canadian history who, in the judgment of the Department of History, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and the desire to excel in the study of Canada’s past.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000 

The Peter McPhater Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1988 by Peter McPhater’s friends in recognition of his art, craftsmanship and humanitarianism.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of a program in Honours Art or Honours Art History and who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, is outstanding.

Typically Available: 1 x $450

The Merriam School of Music Scholarship

Established in 2003 by the Merriam School of Music.

Requirements: To be awarded to an Honours Music student who has completed at least 60 units of work and who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has demonstrated good academic standing, excellent musicianship skills, a strong commitment to teaching and community service.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Anne Murray Scholarship

Established in 1985 in memory of Anne M. Murray (Class of ‘82) by her family.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed at least 30 units beyond Level I and who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages, has attained notable standing in at least nine units of German courses above Level I.

Typically Available: 1 x $300

The Elaine Nardocchio Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1998 by family, colleagues and many friends in memory of Dr. Elaine Nardocchio, a professor for over 23 years at McMaster University, Chair of the Department of French from 1990 to 1993 and President of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities from 1994 to 1996.

Requirements: To be awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in a French program who, in the judgment of the Department of French, has shown a strong interest in computer skills as applied to the Humanities.

Typically Available: 1 x $250

The Order Sons of Italy - Trieste Lodge #4 Scholarship in Italian Studies

Established in 2014 by the Order Sons of Italy - Trieste Lodge #4, in Hamilton.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages, has demonstrated high academic achievement in Italian studies.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Irene Pearce Scholarship

Established in 1994 by Centenary United Church of Hamilton in honour of Irene Pearce, organist and choir director for fifty-four years.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Music I or 30-78 units of an Honours Music Program who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has attained notable academic standing and demonstrated excellence in keyboard performance.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,500 

The Brian Pocknell Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2004 in memory of Brian Pocknell.

Requirements: To be awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed Level II in a French program and, in the judgment of the Department of French, has achieved notable academic standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $750

The Dr. John A. Pylypiuk Scholarship

Established in 1967 in memory of Dr. John A. Pylypiuk and in recognition of Canada’s Centennial Year.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level II of an Honours program in History with the highest Fall-Winter Average and who in that term achieves a grade of at least A- in HISTORY 2T03  and HISTORY 2TT3 .

Typically Available: 1 x $700

The Rand Memorial Prize of Class ‘98

Established by the Class of 1898 in Arts, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of graduation, 1923, in memory of Chancellor Theodore Harding Rand, to encourage original literary work.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units and who, in the judgment of the Department of English and Cultural Studies, has made the most notable original contribution to student publications.

Typically Available: 2 x $250

The Helen Ray Scholarship in Fine Arts

Established in 2012 by Dr. Jim Ray (Class of ‘75) and Annette Ray, in honour of Jim’s mother, Helen (Burkholder) Ray, and in recognition of her lifelong passion for the fine arts.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in the Studio Art program who has completed Studio Art I and who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in Studio Art.

Typically Available: 2 x $2,000

The Sharon Reeves Scholarship

Established in 1987 by Kevin W. Reeves (Class of ‘80) in memory of his wife, Sharon (Class of ‘79).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level III or IV of an Honours program in Music (Education) and who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has attained notable standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $425 

The Ella Julia Reynolds Scholarships

Established in 1984 by bequest of Ella Julia Reynolds of Hamilton.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded on the basis of scholarship and character to students who have completed Level I and an additional 30 - 75 units of the Honours English or the Honours English and History programs with a Fall-Winter Average of at least 9.5. The recipients must not be holders of another scholarship.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,000

The Gladys Richards Scholarship

Established in 2002 by bequest of Gladys Richards.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to students who have completed at least Level II of a single Honours program in English or a Combined Honours English and History program who, in the judgment of the Departments, have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Students may not hold another scholarship of equal or greater value.

Typically Available: 2 x $2,000

The Ronald J. Rolls Scholarship

Established in 2012 by bequest to recognize the exceptional achievements of Ronald J. Rolls, B.A. (Class of ‘54), LL.B., Q.C., L.S.M.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Humanities I with the highest Fall-Winter Average and who is entering an Honours English program.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,000

The E. Togo Salmon Prize in History

Established in 1973 by friends and colleagues of Professor E.T. Salmon on his retirement, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Department of History.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units and who, in the judgment of the Department of History, attains notable standing in an Honours program in History.

Typically Available: 1x $200

The Noel Sandusky Memorial Prize

Established in 1994 by family and friends in memory of Noel Sandusky.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of a program in History who, in the judgment of the Department of History, attains notable academic standing in at least nine units of History courses.

Typically Available: 1 x $150 for books 

The Larry Sayers Prize in East Asian History

Established in 1983 in memory of Larry P. Sayers (Class of ‘82) by his friends.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of History, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in at least six units of courses work in East Asian history.

Typically Available: 1 x $275

The Fedor Schneider Scholarship in Italian

Established in 2004 by bequest of Mary Anna Schneider.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level III who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages, has achieved notable academic standing in Italian courses. Open to non-native speakers of Italian only.

Typically Available: 3 x $2,000 

The School of the Arts Scholarship in Music

Established in 1993 by the Department of Music which later became part of the School of the Arts.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has demonstrated academic excellence in Music.

Typically Available: 1 x $1000 

The Sheila Scott Scholarship in English

Established in 1983 by graduates of McMaster University and friends in honour of Sheila Scott, Dean of Women from 1965 to 1982, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the University community during 25 years of service.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of the Honours English program, and who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $800

The Louis J. Shein Scholarship

Established in 1990 by family and friends in memory of Dr. L.J. Shein, founding chair of the Russian Studies program and faculty member from 1958 to 1980.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages, has achieved notable standing in a Russian language course.

Typically Available: 1 x $375 

The Leona Allerston Ryan and Gordon Henry Stevens Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1995 by Elaine Keillor in memory of Leona and Gordon Stevens.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 75 units of an Honours program in Music or Art who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has demonstrated outstanding achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $525

The Marie L. Stock Scholarship

Established in 1987 by the French Section of the Department of Romance Languages in honour of Marie L. Stock, Professor Emeritus of French, and Chair of the Department of Romance Languages from 1962 to 1965.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in French and who, in the judgment of the Department of French, has achieved notable academic standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $450

The Juanita LeBarre Symington Scholarship

Established in 1981 by The Women’s Art Association of Hamilton in memory of Juanita LeBarre Symington.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student entering the graduating term of the Honours Studio Art program with the highest Fall-Winter Average. The recipient must be from the Hamilton-Wentworth Region.

Typically Available: 1 x $500 

The John Toth Memorial Prize

Established in 1983 in memory of John Toth by his friends.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest average in any six units of Level III or IV Latin courses.

Typically Available: 1 x $50

The John H. Trueman Scholarship

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 student who has completed Level I and who, in the judgment of the Department of History, has achieved notable academic standing in medieval history.

Typically Available: 1 x $250

The Varey Scholarship

Established in 1978 by J.C. Varey, Dundas, in memory of Albert E. Varey.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in an Honours Program in Classics who, in the judgment of the Department of Classics has achieved notable academic standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $275

The Waller Family Music Scholarship

Established in 2014 by the Waller Family in memory of Thomas Edward and Norma Waller.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in Honours Music who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has attained notable academic standing and musical proficiency. Preference will be given to students studying brass instruments.

Typically Available: 2 x $2,000

The F.W. Waters Scholarship in Philosophy

Established in 1990 by the former students, colleagues and friends of Dr. F.W. Waters, Professor from 1935 to 1959.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student entering Level IV of an Honours Program in Philosophy who, in the judgment of the Department of Philosophy, shows the most academic promise.

Typically Available: 1 x $250

The Thomas E. Willey Scholarship

Established in memory of Dr. Thomas E. Willey in 1996 by his family, colleagues and friends.

Requirements: To be awarded to an undergraduate student who, in the judgment of the Department of History and the Department of Linguistics and Languages, has demonstrated excellence in German studies.

Typically Available: 1 x $400

The Women’s Art Association of Hamilton Scholarships

Established in 1969.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded: (a) one to a student entering Level II of an Honours Studio Art program and (b) one to a student who has completed Level 1 and an additional 30 - 45 units of a program in Honours Art or Honours Art History with the highest Fall-Winter Average.  The recipients must be from the Hamilton-Wentworth Region.

Typically Available: 2 x $500


Open to the Faculty of Science

The W.K. Allan Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1994 in memory of William Kellock Allan (Class of ‘31) by his wife, Yvonne and augmented in 2002 by his family.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering in the final level of a program in Mathematics or Physics who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,100

The Charles Murray Ball Scholarships in Earth Sciences

Established in 1991 by May A. Ball in memory of her brother Murray Ball.

Requirements: Four scholarships to be awarded to students entering Level II, III, IV or V of a B.Sc. program in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, have attained notable standing. Ordinarily, not more than one scholarship will be awarded to any one program.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,300

The J. Douglas Bankier Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1977 in memory of Professor J. Douglas Bankier by his friends, colleagues, and former students.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and at least 60 units of an Honours program in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average and who in that term achieves a grade of at least B in STATS 3D03.

Typically Available: 1 x $400

The Stanley T. Bayley Scholarship in Biology

Established in 2007 by the friends, former students and colleagues of Stanley T. Bayley in recognition of contributions to research and leadership in the Department of Biology.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 70 units of an Honours Biology program who, in the judgment of the Department of Biology, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and has focused on studies in Cell Biology.

Typically Available: 1 x $800

The Beauty Counselors of Canada Scholarship

Established in 1956 by Beauty Counselors of Canada Limited.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Science I with the highest Fall-Winter Average and who is entering in Level II of the Honours Biochemistry, Honours Chemistry, or Honours Chemical Biology program.

Typically Available: 1 x $350

The Biology Academic Achievement Award

Established in 2004 by the Department of Biology.

Requirements: A variable number to be awarded to students enrolled in Life Sciences I who, in the judgment of the Department of Biology, have achieved the highest standing in BIOLOGY 1A03 or the highest standing in BIOLOGY 1M03.

Typically Available: 9 x Book

The Dr. and Mrs. F.R. Britton Scholarship in Mathematics

Established in 1962 by Dr. and Mrs. F.R. Britton and augmented by Mrs. Britton’s bequest in 1982.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 29-45 units of an Honours program in Mathematical Sciences who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average. Tenable in Levels III and IV provided that the recipient maintains satisfactory standing in an Honours program in which mathematics, pure or applied, is the major subject of study.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,200 ($600 each year)

The Crispin Calvo Scholarships

Established in 1992 by Dr. J.S. Kirkaldy and Dr. W.W. Smeltzer.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded, one to a student with the highest combined average in CHEM 2LB3 and CHEM 2PD3 , the other to a student with the highest combined average in MATLS 2B03 and 2D03.

Typically Available: $1,700 each

The Canadian Society for Chemistry Prizes

Established in 1947 by the Chemical Institute of Canada.

Requirements: Two awards to be made to students who are entering their final year of study: (a) one to a student in an Honours Chemistry program who attained high standing; (b) one to a student in an Honours Biochemistry or Honours Chemical Biology program who attained high standing.

Typically Available: 1 x Medal and certificate

The Douglas Davidson Scholarship in Genetics

Established in 2006 by the friends and colleagues of Dr. D. Davidson in recognition of his many years of contributions to research and undergraduate teaching.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics who obtains the highest grade in MOLBIOL 2C03.

Typically Available: 1 x $400

The D.M. Davies Prize

Established in 1984 by friends, colleagues and former students in recognition of Professor Douglas Davies for his outstanding contribution to the Department of Biology during 34 years of service.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 30 units of an Honours program in Biology and who, in the judgment of the Department of Biology, attains a grade of at least A- in BIOLOGY 2F03  and who registers in BIOLOGY 3R03  or BIOLOGY 4J03  (Field Biology) in the following summer session.

Typically Available: 1 x $575

The Dubeck Biochemistry Award

Established in 2004 by Dr. Michael Dubeck, B.Sc. (Class of ‘51) and M.Sc. (Class of ‘52).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 58 - 75 units of an Honours program in Biochemistry who, in the judgment of the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, has achieved notable academic standing and has an interest in pursuing an academic career in basic biochemical research.

Typically Available: 1 x $3,000 

The Dubeck Chemistry Award

Established in 2004 by Dr. Michael Dubeck, B.Sc. (Class of ‘51) and M.Sc. (Class of ‘52).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 58 - 75 units of an Honours program in Chemistry or Chemical Biology who, in the judgment of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has achieved notable academic standing and has an interest in pursuing an academic career in basic chemical research.

Typically Available: 1 x $3,000 

The Klaus Fritze Memorial Prize

Established in 1980 by friends of Professor K. Fritze.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of an Honours Chemistry or Chemical Biology program with the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $350 

The J.L.W. Gill Prizes

Established in 1944 by bequest of J.L.W. Gill, B.A., Principal of Hamilton Technical School.

Requirements: Nine scholarships to be awarded on the basis of Grade Point Averages to students who have completed Level I and an additional 58 - 75 units of Honours B.Sc. programs. Ordinarily, not more than one scholarship will be awarded in any one discipline.

Typically Available: 9 x $325

The Hamilton Chemical Association Prize

Established in 1953 by the Trustees of the Hamilton Chemical Association in memory of Dean C.E. Burke.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of an Honours program in Chemistry or Chemical Biology and who attains the highest Grade Point Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $150

The Bill and Ria Hart Scholarship

Established in 2011 by bequest of Ria Maude Hart.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in an Honours B.Sc. program in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the area of environmental or ecological studies.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Russell and Winifred Hewetson Scholarship

Established in 2017 by the estate of Winifred Patricia Hewetson.

Requirements: Scholarships to be awarded to students enrolled in Level III and above in an Earth and Environmental Sciences program.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,500

The H.L. Jackson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1989 in memory of Professor H.L. Jackson by his friends and colleagues.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 60 units of an Honours program in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, who in the judgment of the department has demonstrated achievement in MATH 3A03 and MATH 3X03 taken in the same Fall/Winter terms.

Typically Available: 1 x $425

The Stanford N. Katambala Earth Sciences Prize

Established in 1965 by contributions from friends and associates of Stanford N. Katambala, a Year III Honours Geology student from Tanzania, killed in a mine accident in Northern Ontario in September 1964.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of the Honours Earth and Environmental Sciences program and who attains high standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $75 

The Kinesiology Prize

Established in 1982.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level III Kinesiology with a high Grade Point Average and who, in the judgment of the Department of Kinesiology, demonstrates outstanding academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $100

The George P. and Leatha M. Keys Scholarships

Established in 1982 by Mrs. Leatha Keys.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to students who, in the judgment of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, have demonstrated outstanding achievement in an Honours program in that Department: (a) one to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 24 - 40 units; (b) one to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 54 - 80 units.

Typically Available: 2 x $750 

The John N.A. Lott Scholarship in Biology

Established in 2007 by the friends and colleagues of John N.A. Lott in recognition of his many years of contributions to the Department of Biology.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 70 units of an Honours Biology program who, in the judgment of the Department of Biology, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and shows an interest in biological structure (sub cellular to ecosystem) and function. Preference to be given to a student who demonstrates an interest in plants.

Typically Available: 1 x $500

The John and Helen Maxwell Scholarship

Established in 2012 by the bequest of Helen Catharine Maxwell.

Requirements: To be awarded to students in a Chemistry or Chemical Biology program who, in the judgment of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, demonstrate an aptitude in analytical chemistry.

Typically Available: 4 x $5,000

The A.B. McLay Scholarship in Physics

Established in 1991 by C. Lucy McLay in memory of her late husband, A. Boyd McLay (Ph.D., F.R.S.C.), a member of the Department of Physics from 1930 to 1967.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of an Honours program in Physics and who, in the judgment of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has attained notable standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $500

The Boyd McLay Scholarship in Physics

Established in 1977 to commemorate the contributions of Dr. A. Boyd McLay (Class of ‘22) to teaching and research in optics and spectroscopy at McMaster University from 1930 to 1967.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Physics with a high Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $575

The Donald G. McNabb Scholarship

Established in 1989 in memory of Donald G. McNabb (Class of ‘42) by friends, family and business associates.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I plus 60 to 75 units of an Honours program in Chemistry or Chemical Biology who, in the judgment of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has achieved notable academic standing. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership, self-motivation, and practical aptitude appropriate for a future in the chemical industry.

Typically Available: 1 x $925

The J.J. Miller Prize

Established in 1984 by friends, colleagues and former students in recognition of Professor J.J. Miller for his outstanding contribution to the Department of Biology during 37 years of service.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in an Honours Biology program with an outstanding Fall-Winter Average and a minimum grade of A- in BIOLOGY 2EE3.

Typically Available: 1 x $575

The Michael J. Morton Memorial Book Prize

Established in 1979 in memory of Dr. M.J. Morton.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units in an Honours program in Chemistry or Chemical Biology and who, in the judgment of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is outstanding in the field of inorganic chemistry.

Typically Available: 1 x $175 for books 

The Fredric P. Olsen Book Prize

Established in 1974 in memory of Professor F.P. Olsen by his family, friends and former colleagues.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Chemistry or Chemical Biology and who, in the judgment of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, shows particular promise as an experimental scientist.

Typically Available: 1 x $150 for books 

The Bill Prestwich Scholarship in Medical Physics

Established in 2003 by friends, colleagues and students in recognition of Bill Prestwich and his career as a teacher and researcher.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level II of the Medical and Biological Physics program with the highest Fall-Winter Average in any Level I program.

Typically Available: 1 x $800

The Catherine and Albert Roeder Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2007 by Dr. Robert Roeder, B.Sc. (Class of ‘59), M.Sc. (Class of ‘60) in memory of his parents.

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

Typically Available: 1 x $1,200 

The Dr. Sina Sazgar Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1999 in memory of Dr. Sina Sazgar, Hon. B.Sc. (Class of ‘93), a young, exceptionally gifted and caring medical doctor who tragically passed away on October 26, 1993.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to students enrolled in an Honours Bachelor of Science program who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Science, have demonstrated outstanding academic performance.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,000

The Shenstone Prize

Established in 1903 by J.N. Shenstone of Toronto, and continued by members of his family.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Science I and who attains the highest average in any four of the Level I courses in Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

Typically Available: 1 x $200

The Gerald and Verna Simpson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1957 by the children in memory of their parents.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of an Honours Physics program with the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $600 

The S.L. Squire Scholarships

Established in 1938 by bequest of S.L. Squire of Toronto.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to students entering Level II of a Mathematics and Statistics program who, in the judgment of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, attained notable standing in Mathematics and Statistics I.

Typically Available: 1 x $850 

The Dr. R.A. Thompson Prize in Mathematics

Established in 1954 by bequest of Dr. William Bethune, in memory of R.A. Thompson, B.A., LL.D., Principal of Central Collegiate Institute, Hamilton, from 1897-1919, in recognition of his contribution to education in Hamilton.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Mathematics and/or Statistics, who attains a high Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $300

The Valley City Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Scholarships

Established in 1991 by the Valley City Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of Dundas, Ontario.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to the students enrolled in an Honours B.Sc. program: one to the student entering Level II and one to the student entering Level III who attain the highest Fall-Winter Average. Recipients may not hold another scholarship of equal or greater value.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,600

The Jim Waddington Prize in Physics and Astronomy

Established in 2004 by friends, colleagues and students in recognition of Jim Waddington and his career as a teacher and researcher.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level II of an Honours program in the Department of Physics and Astronomy who has attained the highest grade in PHYSICS 1CC3.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Waller Family Music Cognition Scholarship

Established in 2014 in memory of Thomas Edward and Norma Waller.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Science who has completed at least Level II in the Music Cognition Program, and who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement.     

Typically Available: 2 x $2,000

The Emanuel Williams Scholarship in Physics

Established in 1948 by Arabel M. Williams of Port Colborne as a memorial to her brother.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of an Honours program in Physics with the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,200

The Gladys A. Young Scholarship

Established in 1991 by T.G. Harvey in honour of his wife, Gladys B.Sc., (Class of ‘37), M.Sc., (Class of ‘38), one of a group of researchers who commenced radio astronomy research with the National Research Council of Canada.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 65 units of an Honours program in Mathematics or Physics with the highest Fall-Winter Average. The recipient must not hold another scholarship of equal or greater value.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,600


Open to the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Citizen Action Group Award in Memory of Harry Penny

Established in 1984 by the Citizen Action Group, Hamilton, to honour Professor Harry L. Penny, founding Director of the School of Social Work and Board Member of Citizen Action Group.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student in a program in Social Work who achieves the highest grade in SOCWORK 4O03.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Hugh Clark Scholarship

Established in 1989 by Hugh Clark in celebration of McMaster’s fiftieth year since moving to Hamilton.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Social Sciences and attains the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,950

The Margaret Cudmore Scholarship in Political Science

Established in 2010 by bequest of Margaret Georgina Cudmore.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Social Sciences who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours Political Science program with a high Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,000 

The Alice and Walter Day Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Dr. Graham Knight in honour of his grandparents.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level 1 and an additional 54 - 66 units in the Honours Labour Studies program who, in the judgment of the Department of Labour Studies, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.  Preference will be given to students not enrolled in a combined program.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Susan Farley and Beth Farley-Groves Scholarship

Established in 2009 by the parents of Susan Farley (Class of ‘08) in her memory. Susan earned her B.A in Gerontology.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in a program in the Department of Health, Aging and Society who, in the judgment of the Department, has demonstrated notable academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Christine Feaver Scholarship in Economics

Established in 2012 by colleagues of Christine Feaver (Class of 1970), Honours Economics and Mathematics, in her memory, and in recognition of her long and distinguished career as a Research Associate in the Department of Economics.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level I and an additional 60 units in any Honours Economics program with the highest Grade Point Average, and who is entering Level IV.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Dr. Thomas Hobley Prize

Established in 1936 by bequest of Mrs. A. McNee of Windsor.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student on the basis of the Fall-Winter Average obtained in the penultimate level of a program in Economics or Political Science.

Typically Available: 1 x $300

The Human Rights Award

Established in 1998 by the Theme School on International Justice and Human Rights.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest grade in POLSCI 3Y03  or POLSCI 4D06 A/B .

Typically Available: 1 x $275 for books

The William D.G. Hunter Prize

Established in 1995 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Professor William D.G. Hunter, member of the Department of Economics from 1951 to 1984.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in courses within the area of economic history.

Typically Available: 1 x $500

The Lawrence and Kathleen Mary Johnston Memorial Prize

Established in 1963.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of an Honours program in Religious Studies and who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $250 

The Sam Lawrence Prize

Established in 1957 by the East Hamilton Independent Labour Party C.C.F. Club in honour of Sam Lawrence.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in courses in labour economics.

Typically Available: 1 x $175 

The Paul Lee-Chin Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Paul Lee-Chin, B.A. Economics (Class of ‘07), founder of Mentorship Wealth Management, to honour his belief in the importance of investing in education, the mentoring of students and perseverance in achieving one’s goals.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 24 - 36 units of an Economics program with high academic achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The MacGibbon Scholarship

Established in 1970 by bequest of Professor Duncan A. MacGibbon (Class of ‘08).

Requirements: To be awarded to the student in a program in Economics who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, stands highest in courses in economic history.

Typically Available: 1 x $500 

The William MacKenzie Memorial Prize

Established in 1977 in memory of Professor William MacKenzie by his friends and colleagues.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in either ECON 3T03 (Economic Development) or ECON 2F03 (The Political Economy of Development) or, in exceptional circumstances, for work in a related area.

Typically Available: 1 x $425 

The Betty MacMillan Prize

Established in 1960 by her classmates in memory of Elizabeth Johnstone MacMillan (Class of ‘50).

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units in an Honours program in Sociology and who, in the judgment of the Department of Sociology, is the most promising student.

Typically Available: 1 x $150

The McMaster University Retirees Association Scholarship

Established in 1991 by the McMaster University Retirees Association.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 30 units of a program in Gerontology or Aging and Society and who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average. The student must enrol in a program in Gerontology or Aging and Socitey in the subsequent Fall/Winter terms.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,000 

The Jeanne and Peter Nolan Award

Established in 2014 by Kim (Class of 2004 and 2009) and Tim (Class of ‘86 and 2004) Nolan to celebrate the lives of Jeanne and Peter Nolan.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in a Social Work program who is registered with Student Accessibility Services.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Derry Novak Prize

Established in 1984 by the Political Science alumni and colleagues in honour of Professor Derry Novak.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in a program in Political Science who, in the judgment of the Department of Political Science, has achieved high standing in Level II and/or III courses in political theory or political philosophy.

Typically Available: 1 x $800

The Pevensing Scholarship

Established in 1987 by David C. Hannaford (Class of ‘64).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Economics and who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has attained notable academic standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Jack Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2002 in memory of Jack Richardson by family, friends and colleagues.

Requirements: To be awarded to a part-time student who has completed at least Level II in an Honours Sociology program and who attains the highest Grade Point Average at the most recent review.

Typically Available: 1 x $400

The Rosart Properties Inc. Scholarship

Established in 1988 by John D. and Dominic J. Rosart of Burlington.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Geography and who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, has attained high academic standing.

Typically Available: 1 x $325

The Mary C. Shane Scholarship

Established in 2016 by the Estate of George Gregory Shane, in honour of Mary Shane, the first female representative of the United Steelworkers of America and secretary to long-standing USWA member Larry Sefton and Lynn Williams.

Requirements: To be granted to a student enrolled in Level III or IV of a Labour Studies Program with a high Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,000

The Social Sciences Scholarship for Leadership in Diversity

Established in 2015 by Justin Brkovic (Class of ‘04). 

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Social Sciences with a high Fall-Winter Average and who, in judgment of the Faculty, demonstrates leadership in diversity.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Social Work Prize

Established in 1982.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest grade in SOCWORK 2A06 A/B .

Typically Available: 1 x $100 

The Anne Stein Memorial Prize

Established in 1971 by friends and colleagues of Anne Stein.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who successfully completes SOCWORK 3DD6 A/B S  and attains the highest grade inSOCWORK 3D06 A/B S  in the same term.

Courses must be taken during the Fall/Winter terms.

Typically Available: 1 x $125

The T.H.B. Symons Prize in Canadian Studies

Established in 1978.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 30 units of a program in Political Science who, in the judgment of the Department of Political Science, has achieved notable standing in at least six units of Level II and/or Level III Political Science courses in Canadian Politics.

Typically Available: 1 x $500

The Kenneth W. Taylor Book Prize

Established in 1976 by his children in memory of Dr. Kenneth W. Taylor (Class of ‘21), LL.D. (Class of ‘50).

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in courses within the areas of monetary economics and financial institutions, and of public finance.

Typically Available: 1 x $100 for books

The Thomas Truman Memorial Prize

Established in 1992 by friends and colleagues in memory of Professor Thomas Truman, a member of the Department of Political Science from 1966 to 1990.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student entering the final level of an Honours program in Political Science who, in the judgment of the Department of Political Science, has achieved notable academic standing in at least nine units of Comparative Politics courses.

Typically Available: 1 x $75

The Allan R. Veall Scholarship in Environmental Economics

Established in 2009 by the Veall family in memory of Allan R. Veall, B.A. (Class of ‘45).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and a minimum of 60 units in an Economics program and who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated significant academic achievement in Environmental Economics as well as outstanding overall academic merit.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000 

The Melinda Wapshaw Achievement Award

Established in 1993 by the Labour Studies Student Association and the Labour Studies Program.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours Program in Labour Studies and who, in the judgment of the Committee of Instruction, demonstrates outstanding achievement.

Typically Available: 1 x $300

The Ralph Weekes Scholarship

Established in 1994 by the Investors Group Financial Services to recognize the accomplishments of Ralph Weekes (Class of ‘73).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in a program in Economics who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has attained notable standing. Preference to be given to a student pursuing studies on a part-time basis.

Typically Available: 1 x $800

The Marjorie and Charles Wilkinson Scholarship

Established in 1991 by the family in honour of Marjorie Wilkinson, author of many books and addresses on religion, and co-founder of the Hamilton Lay School of Theology at McMaster in 1966, and Charles Wilkinson, religion editor and writer for the Hamilton Spectator from 1963-1985.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed at least 30 units beyond Level I of an Honours program in Religious Studies and who, in the judgment of the Department of Religious Studies, has attained notable academic standing in courses in Christian thought.

Typically Available: 1 x $450 

The Wouters Family Scholarship

Established in 2011 by Peter Anthony Wouters, B.A. (Class of ‘76) and B.Sc. (Class of ‘77).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level II of any program in the Department of Health, Aging and Society and who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000


Awards by Application

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Open to Two or More Faculties

The Accenture Inc. Scholarship

Established in 1998 by Andersen Consulting.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in the final year of study who, in the judgment of a Selection Committee, demonstrates a strong interest in Management Information Systems and qualities of leadership through service to McMaster University and/or the community in athletic, professional or social organizations.

Typically Available: 6 x $1000

The Achievement Awards of Excellence

Established in 1998.

Requirements: A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to students who, in the judgment of the Student Accessibility Services (SAS), demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Preference will be given to first-degree students. Students who wish to be considered for this award must be enrolled with the Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels I, II, III & IV (or V if in a 5-year program) on Mosaic.

Typically Available: 1 x $800

The Herbert S. Armstrong Memorial Fund

Established in 1997 in memory of Herbert S. Armstrong.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed at least 30 units beyond Level I who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, has achieved notable academic standing and who has made a significant contribution to university life through extra-curricular activities.

Typically Available: 1 x $100

The Josephine Staples Brien Scholarship

Established in 1936 by Dr. J.W. Brien of Windsor.

Requirements: To be awarded to a female student who is entering in her graduating term and who qualifies on the basis of academic standing and interest in undergraduate activities.

Typically Available: 1 x $350

The Donald Oscar Cannon Scholarship

Established in 2012 by the Cannon Family.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student registered with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) who obtained a high Grade Point Average.

Typically Available: 3 x $2,000

The Helen Emery Scholarships in Environmental Science

Established in 1990 by Miss Helen Emery of Barrie, Ontario.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to students in Level II, III, IV or V of a B.Sc. program in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, demonstrate leadership and influence in addressing environmental matters. Recipients must have attained a Fall-Winter Average of 9.5 or greater.

Typically Available: 3 x $1,650

The Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship

Established in 2017 to promote the Gandhian concepts of non-violence and help foster peace and harmony in the world.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in any program who has completed at least 6 units in Peace Studies courses and attained a high average in those courses.

Typically Available: $1,000

The Gwen George Award

Established in 1997 in loving memory of Gwen George by her family and friends.

Requirements: To be awarded to students completing any Level I program in the current term who, in the judgment of a Selection Committee, have achieved notable academic standing and demonstrated qualities of leadership and service to McMaster University and/or the City of Hamilton, surrounding or world communities.

Typically Available: 5 x $1,500

The Gwen George Medal

Established in 2001 in loving memory of Gwen George by her family.

Requirements: To be awarded to a part-time student who has completed at least Level I of any program and who, in the judgment of the of a selection committee, has achieved notable academic standing and has demonstrated qualities of leadership and service to McMaster University and/or the Hamilton-Wentworth, surrounding or world communities.

Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels I, II and III (IV if in a five-year program) on Mosaic. Students must have completed a minimum of 18 graded units to be eligible. Not open to students in their graduating year.

Typically Available: 1 x $400 and a medal 

The Inter-Residence Council Scholarship

Established in 1995 by the McMaster Inter-Residence Council in recognition of the IRC’s continued support of the University and its students.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level I of any program who, in the judgment of an Awards Selection Committee of Undergraduate Council, has demonstrated notable academic achievement and has demonstrated leadership and influence in residence life. Not open to students in their graduating year.

Typically Available: 1 x $400

The Edward Jenkins Award

Established in 2010 by Tom Jenkins, B. Eng. Mgt. (Class of ‘82) and Toby Jenkins in honour of Tom’s father, Edward Jenkins.

Requirements: To be awarded to students who have completed any Level I program, are current or former members of the Canadian Forces, or are the children or grandchildren of a member of the Canadian Forces, and who have displayed both academic excellence and community leadership. Preference will be given to students who are current or former members of the Canadian Forces.

Typically Available: 1 x $5,000 

The Dr. Ronald V. Joyce “Amazing” Grace Awards

Established in 2003 by Dr. Ronald V. Joyce ‘98 in honour of his mother, Grace Joyce.

Requirements: A variable number to be awarded to students in Level II or above of any program who, in the judgment of the selection committee, demonstrate a commitment to community service by volunteering during the academic year with children who have special needs. Preference will be given to those students who volunteer with underprivileged children. Not open to students in their graduating year.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,500

The Dr. Ronald V. Joyce Awards for Athletes

Established in 2003 by Dr. Ronald V. Joyce ‘98.

Requirements: A variable number to be awarded to students who have completed at least Level I of any program who, in the judgment of a selection committee, have demonstrated outstanding athletic ability as members of a McMaster varsity team which competes in the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS). Students must meet the eligibility requirements of the CIS and Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Not open to students in their graduating year.

Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels I, II & III (Level IV if in a 5-year program) on Mosaic.

Typically Available: 3 x $2,500 each

The Gary Lautens Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1992 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Gary Lautens (Class of ‘50), columnist and editor of the Toronto Star (1962-92), the Hamilton Spectator (1950-62) and the McMaster Silhouette (1948-50), remembered as a journalist with wit and insight.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who is completing any Level I program who, in the judgment of a Selection Committee, has achieved notable academic standing and has demonstrated journalistic skills in the written media. The scholarship is renewable at the end of Level II provided the recipient maintains a Grade Point Average of 8.0.

Typically Available: 1 x $4,000 ($2,000 each year)

The recipient of this award is eligible to receive the corresponding donor bursary if financial need is demonstrated.

The James B. Lawson Scholarship

Established in 1999 by a grateful student and friend of Professor Lawson.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed either GERMAN 1Z06 A/B or 1BB3 in Level I or to a student who has completed GERMAN 2ZZ3 in Level II and who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages, has demonstrated progress and interest in German. Eligibility for this award is restricted to non-native speakers of German. The award may be used for travel and study in a German-speaking country and/or for other expenses associated with the student’s German studies.

Typically Available: 1 x $150

The McMaster University Futures Fund In-Course Awards

Established in 2000. Four scholarships to be awarded to the children of members of the McMaster University salaried pension plan who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Requirements: Recipient must obtain a Grade Point Average of 8.0 or greater. Not open to graduating students.

Typically Available: 4 x $1,800 each

The John D. McNie Achievement Award of Excellence

Established in 2001 by David O. Davis in honour of John D. McNie.

University salaried pension plan who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student with a visual impairment who, in the judgment of the Student Accessibility Services (SAS), demonstrates notable academic achievement.

Typically Available: 5 x $800 

Students who wish to be considered for this award must be enrolled with Student Accessibility Services (SAS).

The Elizabeth Mosgrove Scholarship

Established in 1959 by bequest of John W. Mosgrove in memory of his mother.

Requirements: To be awarded to descendants of members of Her Majesty’s Canadian Armed Forces on the basis of high Grade Point Average. Not open to students in their graduating year.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,500

The Connie O’Shaughnessy Memorial Prize

Established in 1988 by family, friends and associates of Connie O’Shaughnessy (Class of ‘88), a part-time student who chose to return to complete her degree on a full time basis.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level I and who, in the judgment of a Selection Committee has made a significant contribution to the University life of part-time students.

Typically Available: 2 x $425 

The Pitcher-Ratford Awards

Established in 2000 by Bruce Ratford (Class of ‘71) and Elda Ratford (Pitcher) (Class of ‘71).

Requirements: Two scholarships (one to a male and one to a female) to be awarded to students who have completed Level III of an Honours Geography program and who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences (Faculty of Science), have achieved notable academic standing and demonstrated qualities of leadership at McMaster or in the community.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,000 each 

The Stanley Robertson Scholarship

Established in 2006 by LaDema Dorrine Robertson Macnab in memory of her father, Charles Stanley Robertson (Class of ‘11), a scholar, an athlete and a volunteer.

Requirements: To be awarded to students who have completed at least Level I in any program who, in the judgment of a selection committee, have achieved notable academic standing and demonstrate qualities of leadership, service and/or participation in athletics and/or music. Preference will be given to a student in the Faculty of Engineering. Not open to students in their graduating year.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,500

The Shimco Scholarship

Established in 2014 by Peter Voss, B.Sc. (Class of ‘88), B.A. (Class of ‘89).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Science or Faculty of Engineering who has completed at least Level I, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, and who demonstrates respect, cooperation and exceptional leadership at McMaster or in the community.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,500

The Marnie Spears Scholarship

Established in 1993 by many friends, colleagues and alumni of McMaster University as a tribute to Marnie Spears (Class of ‘69), Executive Director, Development and Public Relations from 1986-93 and dedicated alumna who served as President of the McMaster Alumni Council in 1980, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the University.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 30 units of an Honours program with notable academic standing and who, in the judgment of a Selection Committee, has demonstrated leadership in public, community or University alumni relations. Not open to students in their graduating year. Students may only receive this award once.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,200

The Mabel Stoakley Scholarship

Established in 1956 by the Young Women’s Canadian Club of Toronto (now the Career Women’s Canadian Club of Toronto).

Requirements: To be awarded to a woman student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of any program and who gives evidence of outstanding academic achievement and leadership.

Typically Available: 1 x $425 for books 

The Frank and Carol Tristani Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Frank and Carol Tristani.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I with a high Fall-Winter Average, is entering Level II in the DeGroote School of Business or the Faculty of Science and who, in the judgment of the selection committee, has demonstrated outstanding leadership through service to McMaster University and/or the community in athletic, professional or social organizations.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,500


Open to the DeGroote School of Business

The DeGroote School of Business Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship

Established in 2004 through the generosity of the DeGroote School of Business alumni and friends.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I in the Faculty of Business who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Business, has achieved academic excellence in COMMERCE 1E03 , ECON 1B03  and ECON 1BB3 , and has demonstrated leadership ability through school activities, work and/or community involvement.

Typically Available: 1 x $800 

The Deloitte Scholarship

Established in 2000 by Deloitte & Touche.

Requirements: A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to students who have completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of the Honours Commerce program who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Business, have achieved notable academic standing in COMMERCE 3AB3  and COMMERCE 3AC3  (taken in the same Fall/Winter terms), and have demonstrated qualities of leadership at McMaster University or in the community.

Typically Available: 4 x $1,500

The Rick D. Hackett Scholarship in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour

Established in 2009 by Professor Rick D. Hackett.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in the DeGroote School of Business entering the 4th year of their program who, in the judgment of the School of Business, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in human resource management and organizational behaviour courses, and community service.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,300

The Hamilton Port Authority Scholarship

Established in 1994 by the Commissioners in recognition of outstanding Canadian students who continue their studies at McMaster University.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of a program in Commerce who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Business, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and involvement in the local community.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,500

The Hawkrigg Family Scholarships in Business

Established in 1999 by the Hawkrigg Family.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Business, has attained notable academic standing in Business I and demonstrated involvement in University or community activities, and outstanding athletic ability. This scholarship is tenable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains a Grade Point Average of 8.0.

Typically Available: 1 x $7,500 ($2,500 each year)

The KPMG Scholarship

Established in 2015 by the KPMG Foundation.

Requirements: To be awarded to a full-time student in the DeGroote School of Business who has completed Level I and an additional 57-66 units of the Honours Commerce program, and who, in the judgment of the DeGroote School of Business, demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, an interest in the accounting profession, and a commitment to volunteerism. Applicants must include a statement concerning their career aspirations in the accounting profession and volunteer leadership in the community.

Typically Available: 1 x $3,400

The K. Mac Group Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Keith B. McIntyre, B.Com. (Class of ‘84).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 57-69 units of the Commerce program who, in the judgment of the School of Business, has demonstrated academic achievement in marketing courses and an interest in the field of Marketing.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,500 

The PWC Canada Scholarships

Established in 2000 by PwC Canada (PricewaterhouseCoopers).

Requirements: To be awarded to well-rounded full-time students in the DeGroote School of Business who have completed Level I and an additional 24 units or more of the Honours Commerce program, and who, in the judgement of the DeGroote School of Business, demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, an interest in the accounting profession, leadership attributes, and a commitment to community volunteerism.

Typically Available: 2 x $2,500

The Judith Sternthal Scholarship

Established in 2009 by John Zbarsky, M.B.A. (Class of ‘74) in honour of his late mother, Judith Sternthal.

Requirements: To be awarded to students who have completed Business I and an additional 24 - 36 units in the DeGroote School of Business and who, in the judgment of the School of Business, have demonstrated notable academic standing and community service.

Typically Available: 3 x $2,000


Open to the Faculty of Engineering

The CAE Scholarships in Computing and Software Engineering

Established in 2001 by CAE Inc.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level II of a Software Engineering program who, in the judgment of the Department of Computing and Software, has achieved notable academic standing and demonstrated qualities of leadership at McMaster or in the community.

Typically Available: 1 x $3,400

The Casey Family Scholarship

Established in 2008 by the Casey Family.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units in Civil Engineering with a high Grade Point Average who, in the judgment of the Department of Civil Engineering, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in an Engineering course promoting sustainability or environmental stewardship and involvement in extra-curricular environmental initiatives.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The A.I. Johnson Scholarship

Established in 1977 in memory of Dr. A.I. Johnson by his friends and former colleagues.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 90 - 130 units of a program in Engineering and Management. Award to be based on distinguished academic performance during the student’s undergraduate career. Consideration will also be given to noteworthy contribution in extracurricular activities.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000 

The Robert J. Kulperger Scholarship

Established in 2015 by Robert Kulperger, B.Eng. Chemical (Class of ‘63), and Arlene Price McKay in memory of President Emeritus Harry Thode and Dean Emeritus John Hodgin, and in honour of Professor Emeritus Cameron Crowe.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Engineering I and at least an additional 30 units in a Chemical Engineering program and who, in the judgment of a Selection Committee, has demonstrated academic achievement, leadership on campus or in the community-at-large, and an interest in becoming an entrepreneur in the future.   

Typically Available: 1 x $10,000

Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels II & III (& IV if in a 5-year program) on Mosaic.  Not open to students in their graduating year.

The Simon McNally Scholarship

Established in 1972 by S. McNally and Sons Limited, in honour of Simon McNally.

Requirements: One or two scholarships to be awarded to students who have completed Level I and an additional 37 - 50 units of a program in Civil Engineering. Awards are based on scholarship and evidence of practical engineering experience and background.

Typically Available: 2 x $650

The Motorola Software Engineering Scholarship

Established in 1999 by the Motorola Foundation.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level III in a Software Engineering program who, in the judgment of the Department of Computing and Software, has achieved notable academic standing, displayed strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership and involvement in extra-curricular activities.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,500

The Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Undergraduate Scholarships

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

Requirements: Eight scholarships to be awarded to students enrolled in a CEAB (Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board) accredited program in the Faculty of Engineering with high academic achievement who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Engineering, have demonstrated leadership in professional affairs and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Typically Available: 8 x $1,500 each 

The Tinnerman Palnut Engineered Products Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering

Established in 2001 by Tinnerman Palnut Engineered Products.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level II of a Mechanical Engineering Program who, in the judgment of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has achieved notable academic standing and demonstrated qualities of leadership at McMaster or in the community.

Typically Available: 1 x $3,000 

The F.W. Paulin Scholarship

Established in 1981 by the Canadian Engineering and Contracting Co. Limited in honour of its founder.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 73 - 85 units of the Civil Engineering program, or Level I and an additional 110 - 130 units of the Civil Engineering and Management program. Award is based on scholarship Fall-Winter Average of at least 9.5 and evidence of leadership, self-motivation, and practical aptitude appropriate for a future in the construction industry.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,500 

The PCL Scholarship in Engineering and Management

Established in 2010 by PCL to support and encourage academic excellence and creativity, a committed work ethic and service to the community.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level III of an Engineering and Management program and who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Engineering, has achieved notable academic standing and has made a significant contribution to university life through extra-curricular activities.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Nikola Tesla Educational Corporation Scholarship

Established in 2016 by the Nikola Tesla Educational Corporation in tribute to Nikola Tesla, engineer and inventor.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who graduated from a high school in the City of Hamilton or Regional Municipality of Halton, has completed Level 1 Engineering with a high Fall-Winter Average and who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Engineering, demonstrates a commitment to continuing in a field of study that is directly related to Nikola Tesla’s work and body of knowledge. The scholarship is tenable for up to three years provided the student remains enrolled in 24 units or more and achieves a Fall-Winter Average of 9.5.

Typically Available: 1 x $10,000 (approximately $3,333 per year)

The Vale Canada Ltd. Scholarship in Materials Engineering

Established in 2000 by Inco Limited.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level II of the Materials Engineering, Materials Engineering and Management or Materials Engineering and Society program who, in the judgment of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has achieved notable academic standing and demonstrated qualities of leadership at McMaster or in the community.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,900

The WalterFedy Engineering Scholarship

Established in 2015 by WalterFedy.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering and who, in the judgment of the Awards Selection Committee, has achieved notable academic standing and demonstrates qualities of leadership through service to McMaster University and/or the community in athletic, professional or social organizations.  Not open to students in their graduating year.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,500


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 Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program Scholarship

Established in 2004 by students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Requirements: To be awarded to students in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program who, in the judgment of the program, demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Preference will be given to students who have made volunteer contributions within the Hamilton and McMaster University communities.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,000

The Medical-Surgical Excellence in Clinical Nursing Award

Established in 1998 by Professor Gerry Benson.

Requirements: To be awarded every two years to a student who has completed at least Level II of the Nursing Program who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, demonstrates academic excellence in medical-surgical nursing. Students who wish to be considered for this award should consult the School of Nursing for terms and conditions.

Typically Available: 1 x $250 

The Lindy Wee Wong International Outreach Award

Established in 2010 by Hong Eie Wong, B.Eng. (Class of ‘82) in honour of his wife.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program who will be travelling and volunteering in underdeveloped, disadvantaged areas outside of Canada and who, in the judgment of the Program, demonstrates contribution to the betterment of life through special initiatives.

Typically Available: 4 x $1,000

The Manuel and Lillian Zack Scholarship

Established in 1984 by Manuel and Lillilan Zack (Class of ‘40) of Hamilton.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level I and an additional 70 units of a program in Nursing and who, in the judgment of the School of Nursing, has demonstrated achievement, initiative, and commitment to gerontological nursing through clinical practice, term papers, research interest, or community activities and who pursues/pursued these interests in Level IV.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,800 


Open to the Faculty of Humanities

The Class of ‘38 Scholarship in Honour of Amelia Hall

Established in 1985 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the graduation of the Class of ‘38 and to commemorate the contribution of Amelia Hall, the distinguished actress, to theatre in Canada.

Requirements: To be awarded to one or two students in Theatre & Film Studies who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, have attained notable academic achievement and demonstrated the ability to make a strong contribution to the study of dramatic performance.

Typically Available: 2 x $1,500

The Class of ‘43 Golden Anniversary Scholarship

Established by the Class of ‘43 in celebration of their 50th anniversary.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 60 units of an Honours program in Theatre & Film Studies who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has achieved notable academic standing and has made a significant contribution to theatre on campus.

Typically Available: 3 x $1,000

The Harold and Gertrude Freeman Scholarship in French

Established in 1981 by members of the Class of ‘43 as a grateful tribute to Harold A. and Gertrude Freeman; Professor Freeman was honorary president of the Class of ‘43 and was a long-time teacher of French at McMaster University.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student returned from completing Level III abroad as part of the Humanities Study Abroad Program and entering the final term of an Honours program in French who, in the judgment of the Department of French, has attained the highest level of accomplishment in knowledge of French language, literature and culture. The recipient must obtain a Grade Point Average of at least 8.0 and no failures in the review at the end of the Fall/Winter terms immediately prior to enrolling in the Humanities Study Abroad Program.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000 

The James R. (Jamie) Greilich Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2015 by Mr. George and Mrs. Rita Greilich in memory of their son Jamie, B.A. (Class of ‘88) who passed away at the age of 25 years old, to recognize the outstanding academic achievement of a student with a disability as they complete their program of study. 

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in a Humanities program with the highest Grade Point Average and who is registered with Student Accessibility Services.  Not open to students in their graduating year.

Typically Available: 1 x $5,000

Students who wish to be considered for this award must be enrolled with the Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Applications may be submitted at the end of Levels I, II, III (and IV if in a 5-year program) on Mosaic.

The ITCA Community Involvement Prize

Established in 1982 by Italian Canadian Community Involvement Incorporated.

Requirements: To be awarded to students who have completed at least 30 units beyond Level I and who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages have attained notable standing in at least six units of Italian courses above Level I. The recipient must have graduated from a secondary school in the Hamilton area.

Typically Available: 3 x $250

The Robert Nixon Scholarship

Established in 1991 by the Brant-Haldimand Liberal Association in honour of Dr. Robert Nixon (Class of ‘50, LL.D, ‘76).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the Department of History, has demonstrated academic excellence and an active involvement in community life.

Typically Available: 1 x $575

The Graham Ronald Toop Scholarship

Established in 1989 in memory of Graham Toop (Class of ‘89) by family and friends.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student entering Level IV of an Honours Philosophy program and who, in the judgment of the Department of Philosophy, has demonstrated leadership and influence in scholarly activities related to the field of philosophy.

Typically Available: 1 x $500


Open to the Faculty of Science

The J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Scholarship

Established in 2002 by the J.P. Bickell Foundation.

Requirements: A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to students who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, demonstrate an interest in the field of mining and have completed at least Level II of a B.Sc. program in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences.

Typically Available: 2 x $6,500 minimum

The Betty Taylor Campbell Scholarship

Established in 1998 by William F. Campbell of Ottawa, Ontario in memory of his wife Betty Taylor Campbell, a 1937 McMaster graduate, an Olympic medallist in 1936 and 1990 inductee into the Athletics Hall of Fame.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I in a program in Kinesiology and who, in the judgment of the Department of Kinesiology, demonstrates academic excellence and outstanding athletic ability. The award is renewable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains a Grade Point Average of 8.0.

Typically Available: 1 x $4,500 ($1,500 each year)

The recipient of this award is eligible to receive the corresponding donor bursary if financial need is demonstrated.

The Nancy Car Memorial Scholarship in Kinesiology

Established in 2001 in loving memory of Kinesiology student Nancy Car.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level IV of Kinesiology who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Science, has attained notable academic standing and demonstrated leadership at McMaster University or in the community.

Typically Available: 2 x $450

The Ross Hume Hall Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2007 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Ross Hume Hall, the first chair of the Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student enrolled in a Biochemistry program who, in the judgment of the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, demonstrates research excellence and a passion for promoting human and environmental health.

Typically Available: 1 x $500 

The Ernest Robert MacKenzie Kay Scholarships

Established in 1999 by Ernest Robert MacKenzie Kay.

Requirements: A variable number to be awarded to students in a program in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology or Chemistry who, in the judgment of the Faculty, show outstanding academic achievement. Preference will be given to students who plan to continue in the field of medical research.

Typically Available: 8 x $3,000

The Science Alumni Scholarships

Established in 2001 by the Faculty of Science through the generosity of its alumni and friends.

Requirements: A variable number of scholarships to be awarded to students entering a Level III program in Science who, in the judgment of the Faculty of Science, have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership.

Typically Available: 4 x $500

The South Ontario Economic Development Council Scholarships

Established in 1973 by the South Ontario (formerly Niagara) Economic Development Council.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to students in an Honours Geography program who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, demonstrate interest and outstanding achievement in the areas of regional development and urban planning.

Typically Available: 1 x $3,500

The Vale Canada Ltd. Scholarship in Environmental Science

Established in 2000 by Inco Limited.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student entering Level III, IV (or Year V of a Co-op program) in the Honours Earth and Environmental Sciences program who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences has achieved notable academic standing and demonstrated qualities of leadership at McMaster or in the community.

Typically Available: 1 x $2,000

The Walker/Middleton Fieldwork Scholarship

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 students who are participating in field courses or research undertaken as part of the students’ program of study, who have completed at least Level II of an Honours B.Sc. program in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences and who, in the judgment of the School, have demonstrated notable academic standing.

Typically Available: 4 x $500

Students who wish to be considered for this award must submit an application to the Director of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences by April 1st.

The Rose Hill Scholarships

Established in 1985 by the alumni, faculty and staff of the School of Physical Education and Athletics as a tribute to Professor Rose Hill, long-time teacher, coach and administrator in the School.

Requirements: Two scholarships to be awarded to students who have completed at least Level II in a Kinesiology program and who, in the judgment of the Department of Kinesiology, best demonstrate the philosophy of physical education espoused by Professor Hill throughout her career, namely, excellence in scholarship and leadership and participation in sport, dance or fitness.

Typically Available: 6 x $1,200 each 


Open to the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Barbara and Ronald Bayne Award

Established in 2001 by Barbara and Ronald Bayne to provide support to students who are engaged in practical learning experience as part of their undergraduate studies.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level III in an Honours program in the Department of Health, Aging and Society, has demonstrated outstanding performance in a field experience course and who, in the judgment of the Department, has demonstrated notable academic achievement and qualities of leadership at McMaster or in the community.

Typically Available: 1 x $450

The Mike Braga Scholarship

Established in 2013 by Mike Braga (Class of ‘01).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Social Sciences who has demonstrated notable academic achievement and who, in the judgment of the Faculty, demonstrates a commitment to improving his or her community.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

The Class of ‘50 Scholarship in Honours Economics

Established in 1982 by members of the Class of 1950 who graduated in Honours Economics.

Requirements: To be awarded to the student who has completed at least Level II of an Honours program in Economics, and who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has attained a high Fall-Winter Average and has demonstrated leadership in undergraduate extracurricular activities.

Typically Available: 1 x $700

The Philip F. Connell Scholarship

Established by Philip F. Connell, B.A. Hon. (Class of ‘46).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 27 - 36 units in an Honours Economics program who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and an interest in the study of ethics. Tenable in Level IV provided that the recipient maintains a Grade Point Average of 8.0 or greater.

Typically Available: 1 x $20,000 ($10,000 per year)

The Tony Dean Scholarship in Labour Studies

Established in 2009 by The Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) in honour of Mr. Tony Dean, M.A. (Class of ‘80) for his distinguished thirty-year career in public service in the Province of Ontario.

Requirements: To be awarded to a Labour Studies student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 75 units of a Labour Studies program and who, in the judgment of the School of Labour Studies, has attained notable academic standing and has demonstrated qualities of leadership at McMaster University or in the community. Preference will normally be given to a student who displays a commitment to social justice. This award is not open to students in their graduating term. A student may receive this award only once.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000

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 Lianne Marks Scholarship

Established by her family, in 1980 as a bursary and in 1985 as a scholarship, in honour of Lianne Marks, a student at McMaster University (1977-80).

Requirements: To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Sociology and who, in the judgment of the Department of Sociology, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and has made notable contribution to the campus or community by participation in activities other than sports.

Typically Available: 5 x $800

The Pioneer Energy LP Scholarship

Established in 1988.

Requirements: To be awarded to students who have completed Level I and at least an additional 30 units of a program in Gerontology and who, in the judgment of the Department of Health, Aging and Society, have achieved high standing in 12 units of Gerontology courses (excluding GERONTOL 1A03) and who demonstrate leadership in the field of Gerontology.

Typically Available: 1 x $1,000 each

The Pioneer Energy LP Prize

Established in 1990.

Requirements: To be awarded to a student in a Gerontology program who, in the judgment of the Department of Health, Aging and Society, has achieved notable academic standing, and demonstrates practical aptitude for a career in health care of the elderly.

Typically Available: 1 x $400

The Ellen Bouchard Ryan Scholarship

Established in 2000 by the McMaster Centre for Gerontological Studies, and supported by family, in recognition of Dr. Ellen Bouchard Ryan’s outstanding contribution to the field of aging.

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

Typically Available: 1 x $400

The Larry Sefton Scholarships

Established in 1985 by the Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council in memory of Larry Sefton, area supervisor (1946-53) and director of District 6 (1953-73) of the United Steelworkers of America, to recognize his commitment to education, to working people, to unions and to the City of Hamilton.

Requirements: Three scholarships to be awarded to students in the Labour Studies program who, in the judgment of the Committee of Instruction for Labour Studies, have achieved notable standing in any level.

Typically Available: 3 x $500 each