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FINANCIAL AID

Manager
    Alice Pelkman
, Assistant Registrar, Financial Aid
The Financial Aid office administers the various financial aid programs available at Trent, and provides assistance and advice to students seeking financial aid. Detailed information on financial aid is available on the Financial Aid website.

Thank You to Our Benefactors
The funds which we are able to offer students for financial aid and recognition of academic excellence are the gifts of individuals, corporations and other organizations through annual, campaign and legacy giving programs and through support from various levels of government. We are grateful to our past and current donors for their contributions which benefit our students and support education and research at Trent.
    For more information about the Trent University Endowment Fund and named endowment funds please contact:
    Office of Advancement
    Telephone: (705) 748-1601
    Fax: (705) 748-1605
    E-mail: advancement@trentu.ca

SCHOLARSHIPS

Trent University offers a full and diverse scholarship program designed to foster and reward high academic achievement among its students. All new entering students with a final admission average of 80% or above are eligible to receive Trent’s National Renewable Scholarship. In-course students who did not receive an entrance scholarship, and achieve an average of 85% on five full courses (or equivalent) are eligible for an in-course scholarship; please see further details below. International students are eligible for a range of scholarships; please see the International Scholarship section of this calendar.

Entrance Scholarships
Trent’s most prestigious scholarships, the Champlain Scholarships, the Board of Governors’ Leadership Scholarship, the Michael Treadwell Scholarship and the Trent University Special Admissions Scholarships, are renewable scholarships awarded to new students entering the first year of study who have displayed exceptional academic and extra-curricular achievement, and who are judged likely to make a significant contribution to the life of the University. Students must apply for these scholarships; only one application for all of the prestigious scholarships is required. The application can be found at www.trentu.ca/undergraduate/financesandscholarships.php. Previous winners of these scholarships have normally had an average of 90% or better. The winners of the prestigious scholarships are normally announced in April.
    Students with a final entrance average of 80% or higher who did not apply, or are not eligible, for a prestigious scholarship will automatically be considered for a Trent University National Renewable scholarship.
    All University scholarships may be held in conjunction with scholarships awarded by outside agencies when the conditions of the latter permit. However, a student may not receive funds from more than one major Trent University scholarship in an academic year.

Champlain Scholarships
Awarded to entering students of exceptionally high academic achievement and promise. These scholarships have an overall value of $20,000 consisting of $5,000 in the first year and $5,000 in each of the succeeding three years providing that an academic average of 80% is maintained in five credits or equivalent in each academic year.

Michael Treadwell Scholarship
Established in 2000 to honour the late Professor Michael Treadwell, one of the earliest members of Trent University’s department of English Literature, a noted scholar and bibliographer in the field of seventeenth-and eighteenth-century English Literature, and a devoted friend to his many undergraduate students. Awarded every four years to an entering student of exceptionally high academic achievement and promise intending to major in the humanities. It has an overall value of $18,000, consisting of $4,500 in each of four years of study providing that an academic average of 80% is maintained in five credits or equivalent in each academic year. Awarded for the first time for the 2005–2006 academic year and at four-year intervals thereafter.

Board of Governors’ Leadership Scholarships
Awarded to an entering student who has shown outstanding leadership and involvement in his/her community as well as high academic achievement. This scholarship has an overall value of $18,000 consisting of $4,500 in each of four years of study providing that an academic average of 80% is maintained in five credits or equivalent in each academic year.

Trent University Special Admission Scholarships
Awarded to entering students of outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievement. These scholarships have an overall value of $15,000 consisting of $3750 in each of four years of study, providing that an academic average of 80% is maintained in five credits or equivalent in each academic year.

The Shad Valley Alumni Scholarship
Awarded to an entering student of outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievement who has participated in a Shad Valley program. This scholarship has an overall value of $15,000 consisting of $3750 in each of four years of study, providing that an academic average of 80% is maintained in five credits or equivalent in each academic year.

National Renewable Scholarships
Awarded to all students entering their first year at Trent with a final academic average of 80% or higher. These students may be entering directly from high school or transferring from community college or another university. Scholarship values range from: 80% to 84.9%, $1,000 each year; 85% to 89.9%, $1,500 each year; 90% to 94.9%, $2,500 each year; and 95% or higher, $3,000 each year. Renewable for up to four years of study. No application is necessary. While at Trent University, students must maintain an 80% average in five credits or equivalent each academic year for renewal. Students with documented disabilities may be eligible to renew scholarships based on a reduced course load. Please contact the Disability Services Office, or Alice Pelkman, Assistant Registrar, Financial Aid.

Nursing Scholarships
Awarded to all students entering the B.Sc.N. program with an academic average of 80% or higher. These students may be entering directly from high school or transferring from community college or another university. These scholarships are awarded in addition to the National Renewable Scholarships and are renewable with the achievement of 80% in five credits or equivalent each year. Scholarship values range from: 80% to 84.9%, $500; 85% to 89.9%, $1,000; and 90% or higher, $2,000 each year. No application is necessary.

In-course Scholarships

Many scholarships are available to students during their first and subsequent years of study. All students are automatically considered for scholarships. Unless specifically noted, these scholarships do not require an application.

Students who have received an 85% average on a total of five academic credits (or equivalent) in one academic year are eligible for an in-course scholarship. Students with an average of 85-89.9% are eligible for $1000; students with an average of 90%+ are eligible for $2000. Students who did not receive an entrance or renewable scholarships upon admission to the university are automatically considered for in-course scholarships at the end of their first year.

Robert Annett Scholarships
There are two scholarships named in honour of Professor Robert G. Annett who taught Biochemistry at Trent University 1968–1998 and was Master of Otonabee College 1994–1998. His compassion and selflessness endeared him to colleagues, students and staff. These scholarships, gifts of the Annett family, friends and alumni, are normally awarded to an Otonabee College student majoring in Chemistry, preferably Biochemistry.

Bill Armstrong Scholarship
The gift of Daryl Bennett in memory of William (Bill) Armstrong of Orono. Awarded, on the recommendation of the coordinator of the Northern and Polar Studies program, to a student of high achievement and promise, entering the final year of an Honours program with an Emphasis in Northern and Polar Studies.

Bata Scholarship
The gift of Thomas J. Bata, one of the original honorary sponsors of the University and a member of the Board of Governors.

John Bernard Scholarship
Established by John Bernard, President of Donna Cona. Awarded annually to an outstanding Aboriginal student (First Nation, Métis or Inuit) who has completed at least one year at Trent and whose work contributes to the wise use of technology within Aboriginal communities.

Bews Scholarship
Awarded to students of Catharine Parr Traill College in their second, third or fourth year. Preference shall be given to students majoring in Classical Studies, Modern Languages or English Literature, in that respective order. These scholarships were established by W.A. (Bill) and Vena Bews, parents of Professor Janet P. Bews of Trent University.

Janet Bews Scholarship in Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias
Established by the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough and Area in memory of Professor Janet P. Bews, a member of the Trent Classics department from 1966–1999 and a strong advocate for the Alzheimer Society. Awarded to a fourth year student enrolled in the Trent/Fleming Nursing program and showing a career interest in nursing care for persons with dementia. Selection is based on academic merit and an essay and interview application process.

Binney & Smith Scholarship
Established by Binney & Smith (Canada) Ltd. of Lindsay. Awarded to students in the Queen’s-Trent Teacher Education program.

Biology Department Scholarship
Awarded to a student of high academic achievement and promise entering the third or fourth year of the Biology program.

Julian Blackburn College Principal’s Scholarship
Awarded to a student enrolled in the part-time credit program, who has completed at least five credits as a part-time student at Trent, and who has demonstrated high overall academic achievement.

Maurice Boote Scholarship
Established in honour of Maurice J. Boote, one of the founding faculty members of Trent University and the first chair of the Economics department. Awarded to an outstanding student entering the fourth year of the Honours program in Economics.

Winifred Elizabeth Burton Scholarship
A scholarship of $1,000. Awarded to an outstanding student entering first or a higher year.

Cyril and Jenny Carter Scholarships in Environmental Studies
Awarded to a student of high academic achievement and promise entering the second, third or fourth year of the Environmental Science/Studies program.

Cyril and Jenny Carter Scholarship in Mathematics
Awarded to a student of high academic achievement and promise entering the second, third or fourth year of the Mathematics program.

Anthony Cekota Scholarships
Established to honour Anthony Cekota, a self-made man who edited and published a chain of magazines and newspapers in his native Czechoslovakia and also authored several books and papers on problems of industrial management and sociology, continuing as a consultant and advisor on industrial relations following his retirement after 45 years with the Bata Shoe organization. Awarded to students demonstrating exceptional academic performance.

Sylvia Cherney Scholarship
The gift of the late Harry Cherney and of Brian Cherney and Lawrence Cherney, is named in memory of Sylvia Cherney. Awarded to in-course students majoring in English Literature with the aim of encouraging promise and interest in the study of drama.

Children of Alumni Scholarship
Established in 1987 to recognize that the second generation, the children of our alumni, was at hand. To qualify, at least one of the applicant’s parents or grandparents must have graduated, received an honorary degree from Trent University or completed five or more courses at Trent.

City of Kawartha Lakes Scholarship
Established by the Town of Lindsay. Awarded to an entering student of high academic achievement from the City of Kawartha Lakes, who has also demonstrated peer leadership in the school setting and involvement in community affairs.

Cranston Scholarship
A gift of alumnus John Cranston and alumna Mary Cranston. Awarded to a current Trent student who has demonstrated considerable academic improvement while at Trent.

Howard Darling Scholarship
Established in honour of Howard Darling, Supervisor, Grounds and Custodial services. Awarded to an upper-year student who has demonstrated excellence in Environmental & Resource Studies.

Roscoe F. Downey Scholarship
The gift of the late Roscoe F. Downey of Peterborough. Awarded to an entering student from Peterborough or Victoria County.

William Paxton Eastwood Scholarship
The gift of the late William Paxton Eastwood, a former citizen of Peterborough and Ocala, Florida. Awarded in recognition of academic excellence.

Roy L. Edwards Scholarship
Established in honour of Roy L. Edwards, one of the founding faculty members of Trent University and the first chair of the Biology department. Awarded to an outstanding student entering the fourth year of the Honours program in Biology, with the aim of encouraging promise and interest in the study of freshwater ecology.

Department of English Literature Scholarship
The gift of the English Literature department. Awarded to the best student entering the fourth year of the Honours program in English Literature.

Ewing Memorial Scholarships and Honours Awards
The gift of the late C. W. Ewing, a native of Warkworth, Ontario. Awarded to students entering the University and for Honours students undertaking a fourth year of study.

Faculty Scholarship
The gift of a member of the founding academic staff of Trent University. Awarded to an entering student living in residence.

Reginald R. Faryon Scholarships
The gift of the Quaker Oats Company of Canada, in memory of the late Reginald R. Faryon, a former president of the company, and an active member of the founding board of Trent University.

Eugene Forsey Scholarships
Named in honour of Senator Eugene Forsey, a former Chancellor of the University and a member of the Board of Governors for 10 years. Awarded to outstanding students proceeding towards a degree in Business Administration.

Robert M. Fowler Scholarship
The gift of the Quaker Oats Company of Canada in memory of the late Robert M. Fowler, a former member of the Board of Directors of Quaker Oats, and of the Board of Governors of Trent University. Awarded to a student in the Business Administration program or to one undertaking policy studies in other appropriate university departments.

Rufus Gibbs Scholarships
The gift of the late Rufus C. Gibbs. Awarded to students in all years, on the basis of academic standing, all-round achievement and character.

John Gilchrist Memorial Scholarship
Named in memory of John Gilchrist, a distinguished medieval scholar who taught at Trent. Awarded to an upper-year student with a single or joint-major in one of Ancient History & Classics, Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, English, History, Modern Languages or Philosophy.

Joseph Ernest Goodhead Scholarship
The gift of an anonymous donor, of the value of $100. Awarded for excellence in the study of biology.

Hector and Geraldine Elizabeth Gray Scholarships
The gift of the late Hector and Geraldine Elizabeth Gray. Awarded to students entering the third year of a Bachelor of Arts program.

Peter Gzowski Northern Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the law firm Heenan Blaikie and by his friends across Canada, to honour the late Peter Gzowski, the eighth Chancellor of Trent University. This scholarship has a focus on students from the north and those studying northern issues.

The F. A. Hagar Scholarship
Established in 1988 by the friends and colleagues of Professor Hagar to mark his retirement from the History department at Trent University. Assists a recent graduate of Trent University to pursue further studies at an accredited post-secondary institution in the British Isles or India in the fields of British or Indian History or English Literature.

Brian Heeney Scholarship
Established as a memorial by Brian Heeney’s family, friends and colleagues. Awarded to an outstanding student entering first year.

Heritage Scholarship
This scholarship honours the Curtis and Milburn families, both of which settled very early in the Peterborough area and have contributed continuously to its development. It is awarded to an outstanding student entering the final year of the Honours program in English literature.

George Henry and Jane Laing Howson Scholarship
The gift of the late Miss A. Howson and the late Mrs. M. H. Simpson, in memory of their late parents. Awarded to a student with high academic standing who is proceeding to the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

Francis Dean Kerr Scholarship
The gift of the late Mrs. F. D. Kerr of Peterborough, in honour of her late husband who was one of the original honorary sponsors of the University.

Margaret Laurence Scholarship
Named in honour of the late Margaret Laurence, a former Chancellor of the University. Awarded for outstanding achievement in the fields of Canadian literature or Canadian Studies.

Lodge Physics Scholarships
Named in honour of the founding chair of the department of Physics & Astronomy. Awarded to the best student in the introductory Physics course who is continuing in a program leading to a single- or joint-major in Physics, Chemical Physics or Computing Systems & Physics; and the best student in each of the second and third years who is entering the next year of a single- or joint-major program in Physics, Chemical Physics, or Computing Systems & Physics.

Marys’ Fund Scholarship
Established in honour of Mary Margaret (Stuart) Beattie and Mary Marjorie (Murphy) Beattie, respectively the late mother and late wife of the donor, David Beattie. Awarded to an outstanding student entering the final year of the Honours program in Philosophy.

Dr. Ross Matthews Scholarship
Established in honour of the late Dr. Ross Matthews. Awarded to an entering student for demonstrated academic excellence.

Ralph McEwen Scholarships
Established in honour of the late Ralph McEwen. Awarded to students who are undertaking courses in Canadian literature or Canadian social history.

Jean McKerracher Scholarship in Biology
Awarded to one or two outstanding student(s) entering the fourth year of the Honours program in Biology or Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, with the aim of encouraging promise and interest in a career in health services.

The Bank of Montreal Scholarship
Established by the Bank of Montreal. Awarded annually to an undergraduate student who combines high academic standing and community involvement.

Robin Morris Scholarship
Established by her family and friends, in memory of Robin Morris ‘91. Awarded annually to a student in the Business Administration program whose spirit, enthusiasm and commitment to Human Resource Management is considered to be outstanding.

Justice Samuel H. Murphy Scholarship
This scholarship was established by friends, colleagues and family members to honour and remember Mr. Justice Samuel H. Murphy. The scholarship is awarded to a third year student in Canadian politics and political theory.

William Allan Newell Scholarship
The gift of the late Judson Newell of Prescott, in honour of his father, the chairman and founder of the Newell Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Awarded to an entering student proceeding to the degree of Bachelor of Science.

Mary L. Northway Scholarship
Established in honour of Mary Northway. Awarded to one or two students with the highest academic average entering into the fourth year of the Honours program in Canadian Studies.

Quaker Oats Company of Canada Limited Scholarships in the Humanities
Established by the Quaker Oats Company of Canada Limited. Two scholarships awarded to deserving students entering the fourth year of an Honours degree in humanities.

J. J. Robinette Scholarships
Established by friends and colleagues to honour the 60th anniversary of Dr. J. J. Robinette’s call to the Bar. He was a member of the Trent’s first Board of Governors, and Chancellor of the University from 1984 to 1987.

Peterborough Examiner Scholarship
The gift of the Peterborough Examiner Co. Ltd. Awarded to an outstanding student entering first or a higher year and living in residence.

Helen and Barney Sandwell Scholarship
The gift of the distinguished Canadian publisher, B. D. Sandwell, a long-time member of the Trent Board and its chair from 1971 to 1975, and of his wife Helen. Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in English literature entering the third year of a degree program in English.

Frank and Reata Scott Scholarship
The gift of the late Helen Whiteside in memory of her parents. Awarded to a student entering the third year of a Bachelor of Arts program and renewable in the fourth year provided that the student maintains a scholarship standing of 80%.

Katherine E. Scott Scholarship
The gift of the late Dr. C. M. Scott of Peterborough, in honour of his late wife.

William Bligh Shaw Scholarship
The gift of Muriel Beatrice Shaw. Awarded to an outstanding student entering the first year of the Business Administration program.
Shoppers Drug Mart Scholarships
The gift of Imasco Ltd. Awarded to students of high academic achievement entering first or a higher year in the University.

H. Clare Sootheran Scholarship
The gift of the late H. Clare Sootheran of Peterborough. Awarded for excellence in the Humanities.

Ian Stonehewer Memorial Scholarship
The gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Stonehewer in honour of Ian Stonehewer, B.A. Honours 1975. Awarded for excellence to a student entering the fourth year of the Honours program in History.

Carolyn Sarah Thomson Scholarship
Established by the late Carolyn Sarah Thomson, a Trent alumna who was intensely loyal to Trent and to the people – faculty, staff and students – who make the University unique. Awarded for excellence to a student entering the third year of the Canadian Studies program.

Trent University S & A Scholarship
Two scholarships, of the value of $500 each, the gift of the employees of Trent University. Awarded to students entering the University from schools of the Public or Separate Boards of Peterborough or Victoria County on the basis of academic standing and all-round achievement and character.

Trent University Foundation Scholarship
   Established by the current and past volunteer Directors of Trent University Foundation and the support staff of the Foundation. Awarded to a returning student in the fourth year of an honours program. Preference will be given to students in the Humanities and Social Services.

City of Trenton Scholarship
Established by the Corporation of the City of Trenton. Awarded to an entering student from the city of Trenton.

Externally Awarded Scholarships
A number of scholarships (and bursaries) are awarded by organizations outside the University. Several corporations, for instance, have special programs for dependents of their employees. Students should consult their guidance counsellors concerning these awards.

John Brooks Community Foundation Scholarship
An entrance scholarship of $1,500. Awarded each year by the John Brooks Community Foundation and Trent University to an entering student from a visible minority who combines high academic standing with involvement in school and/or community service. Applications are available by web at www.johnbrooksfoundation.org

Queen Elizabeth II (Aiming for the Top) Scholarship
This renewable scholarship ranges from $100 to $3500 per year. It is an initiative of the Ontario government to recognize and reward outstanding academic achievement. It is applicable to first year students who have graduated from high school in 2009. Deadline date is mid-June 2009. The scholarship application is part of the OSAP application package, either online at www.osap.gov.on.ca or in booklet form.

Millennium Scholarship
The Millennium Excellence program recognizes supports and encourages talented Canadians who make positive and significant contributions to the betterment of their communities demonstrate leadership skills and commit themselves to academic excellence. There are two types of scholarships: an entrance award and an in-course award. Values start at $4000. Applications may be obtained from Ontario high school guidance offices in late Fall, and online at www.millenniumscholarships.ca.

International Scholarships
The following scholarships are available for international visa students. They require a letter of application to the Trent International Program accompanied by an application for admission to Trent University, certified transcripts, certified evidence of proficiency in English (see English Proficiency Requirements under Regulations) and three letters of reference (including two from current or former teachers). For scholarships designated for United World Colleges or advertised through Canadian Education Centres abroad, application should be made directly to the appropriate United World College or Canadian Education Centre.
    Holders of renewable scholarships must remain in good academic standing for their scholarships to be renewed.

Justin Chiu International Scholarship
Established by Justin Chiu who benefited from the Trent experience as an international student. Awarded every four years to an entering student from a developing world country demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, community service, leadership potential and financial need. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, provided the scholar maintains a cumulative “B” standing and a course load of five credits or equivalent in each academic year.

Global Citizen Full Scholarships
Based on high academic achievement, community and/or international service and an assessment of financial need, these renewable scholarships cover at least international tuition fees and ancillary fees and, depending on need, they may include residence, health insurance, a book allowance and some living expenses for the eight-month academic year. Preference is given to students from developing countries and Eastern Europe who could not otherwise afford to study in Canada.

Global Citizen International Tuition Scholarships
Based on high academic achievement, community and/or international service and open to all non-Canadian students or residents (or, in some cases, designated nationals), these renewable scholarships cover international tuition fees.

International Development Studies Foreign Student Scholarship
Established by an anonymous donor in recognition of three generations of Helleiners who have been outstanding teachers and scholars in the field of international development studies. Awarded to Trent students from a lower income country enrolled in the International Development Studies program who have demonstrated academic excellence during their studies in the first, second and third year of the program.

Jack Matthews International Scholarship
Named in honour of Jack Matthews, the founding Director of both Pearson College of the Pacific and the Trent International Program. Awarded each year to an international student entering Trent University from Pearson College of the Pacific. Based on high academic achievement and an assessment of financial need, selection for this renewable scholarship places special emphasis on outstanding community and/or international service. It covers international tuition fees, ancillary fees, residence and, depending on need, health insurance, a book allowance and some living expenses for the eight-month academic year.

Tom Nind International Scholarship
Named in honour of the late Tom Nind, Trent University’s second President. Awarded each year to the international scholar with the highest academic standing at the end of his/her first year at Trent. It carries an additional one-time award of $500.

TIP Tuition Levy Scholarship
This renewable scholarship is funded by the students of Trent University through an annual levy. Based on high academic achievement and a strong record of community and/or international service, a TIP Tuition Levy Scholarship. Awarded each year to a student from a developing country. It covers international tuition fees and ancillary fees.

MEDALS

Medals awarded to students with high academic standing upon graduation are listed on p. 20 of the calendar.

PRIZES

Ambassador of Switzerland Prizes in French and German
The gift of the Ambassador of Switzerland. Awarded to the undergraduates who have obtained the highest standings in the French and German languages in their graduating year.

Anthropology Faculty Prize
Awarded to a student with the highest overall standing in the introductory course in Anthropology from the previous year.

Anthropology Society Prize
Awarded to the most outstanding ANTH 1000Y student on the basis of tutorial work and overall marks.

Sir Donald Banks Prize
The gift of Professor D. L. Smith, in memory of her father. Awarded annually to a returning student who shows outstanding achievement upon completion of the Year Abroad program.

Bruce Barrett Memorial Prizes
Established in memory of Bruce Barrett, a former Trent Philosophy student. Several prizes awarded to outstanding students in first-year courses in Philosophy. Approximate value $100 each.

Bigwin Memorial Award
Awarded on behalf of Elizabeth Bigwin to an Aboriginal student in INDG 260 who not only demonstrates academic excellence, but also contributes to the well-being of the community at Trent or the community at large.

Department of Biology Prizes
Awarded to students who show excellence in the study of Biology in first or higher years.

Biology Undergraduate Thesis Award
Awarded in recognition of the highest achievement in the Biology research thesis.

Botany Prize
Awarded annually to a second- or third-year student who shows excellence and promise in plant biology.

Breukelaar Prize in Laboratory Physics
Established In recognition of the many years of service of Senior Physics Demonstrator John Breukelaar. Awarded to the student displaying the highest academic standard in senior laboratory courses in physics.

Gordon Campbell Memorial Award
In memory of Gordon Campbell, a former Trent Geography student, one award is given to a third- or fourth-year undergraduate student in a single- or joint-major program in Geography with a demonstrated and continuing interest in the Canadian North.

Canadian Association of Geographers’ Undergraduate Award
Established by the Canadian Association of Geographers. Awarded each year to the Honours Geography student at Trent who is judged to have the best academic record in fourth year.

Robert Chambers Prize
Established in 1996 to honour Professor Robert Chambers on his retirement. Awarded to the best student graduating from the Honours program in English Literature.

Donald Chase Memorial Prize
Established in memory of Donald Chase, a Trent student in 1989. Awarded for the best essay in Canadian history written by a first-year undergraduate at Trent.

William B. Common, Q.C., LL.D. Memorial Prize
Awarded to the student achieving the highest academic standing in first-year (Canadian) Macroeconomics.

Computing & Information Systems Prize
Awarded to the outstanding student(s) graduating from a joint-major program in Computing & Information Systems.

Consul General’s Prizes in French
The gift of the Consul General of France. Awarded to the leading undergraduates in French Studies within the University.

CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award
A gift of a copy of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics from the CRC Press Inc. Awarded to a student at the end of first year on the basis of outstanding academic achievement in Chemistry.

James Creery Memorial Essay Prize
Established in memory of James Harold Creery, a Trent student of Philosophy in 1972-1974. Awarded for the best philosophical essay written by an undergraduate at Trent.

Cultural Studies Faculty Prize
Established in 1988 through contributions from the Cultural Studies faculty. Awarded to a Cultural Studies major or joint-major for the best essay of a critical or theoretical nature related to the subject areas of the Cultural Studies program submitted to a juried competition held by the program. Value $300.

Currie Honours Prizes
Awarded to students enrolled in GEOG 4010Y or 4020D in the Winter session on the basis of both academic achievement and proposed thesis research. A total prize of $1,000 is divided among up to three selected winners.

Jim Dolan/Ron Reid Alumni Rugby Prize
This prize is to be awarded to a Trent Rugby men’s or women’s first or second-team player.

J. Emmett Duff Memorial Prize in Geography
The gift of Professor T. H. B. Symons, Celanese Canada Inc. and John D. Stevenson QC, in memory of the late J. Emmett Duff, who, without formal training in the subject, was possessed of an intense love of traditional geography. A prize of $100 is awarded to the Geographer in his or her third or fourth year who maintains a standing of at least 70% average in all Geography courses and who best epitomizes the spirit of cartophilia.

Department of Economics Prize
A gift of the Economics department. Awarded to the student achieving the highest academic standing in first-year Microeconomics.

Elders Text Prize
This prize was established by the Aboriginal Education Council from the royalties of the text In the Words of Elders by Professors Kulchyski, McCaskill and Newhouse. The prize(s) are awarded to students of Aboriginal ancestry in a program of study at Trent on the basis of achievement, community contribution and financial need.

Embassy of Spain Prize in Hispanic Studies
Awarded to an outstanding student in upper years majoring in Spanish.

Environmental & Resource Studies Program Prize
A gift of the ERS program. Awarded to a first-year student achieving the highest academic standard in the first-year ERS course.

Timothy Findley Creative Writing Prize
Established in honour of Timothy Findley. Awarded on the basis of adjudicated submissions of fiction, poetry, drama or creative non-fiction for creative writing of special merit.

Donald Fleming Memorial History Prize
Established by family and friends in memory of the late Donald Fleming. Awarded each year to a third or fourth-year student submitting an outstanding essay in Modern European History.

Forensic Science Student of Excellence Prize
Awarded to a student in his or her final year of the Forensic Science Program who has displayed excellence, in and out of the classroom, during their years in the program.

Marjorie Elizabeth Foster Prize
Given in memory of Marjorie Elizabeth Foster. Awarded to the student who writes the best essay or research project in historical geography in a particular year in any Geography course.

French Studies Staff Prizes
Awarded by members of the French Studies section to outstanding students of first-year French Studies.

French Studies Staff Prize (Nantes program)
Awarded by members of the French Studies section to the outstanding participant in the Nantes Year Abroad program in French Studies.

Gregory R. Frith Memorial Prize in Cultural Studies
Established in honour of the late Gregory R. Frith, B.A. Honours 1977. Awarded to a Cultural Studies major or joint-major for the best submission in any of the arts associated with the Cultural Studies program to a juried competition held by the program. Value $300.

Honourable Leslie Frost Prize
The gift of the late Hon. Leslie M. Frost, PC, Premier of Ontario from 1949 to 1962 and first Chancellor of Trent University. Awarded to the leading undergraduate in the first-year course in Canadian history.

Gadfly Prizes
Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate in Philosophy in each of the second and third years. The prizes commemorate Socrates’ description of himself as one who rouses and reproves the society in which he lives just as a gadfly awakens a sluggish horse.

Louise Garrow Prize
Established to honour the contribution of Louise Garrow to the Indigenous Studies program. Awarded to a student in the program demonstrating high academic achievement and contribution to student life.

Department of Geography Prizes
Awarded in the first and second year to students who show excellence in the study of geography. The second-year prize, known as the Geography alumni prize, is donated by the Trent University Geographical Society using funds contributed by Geography alumni.

Founders’ Prize in Geography
This prize was established in recognition of the founders of the Trent University Geography department, Professors Peter Adams and Fred Helleiner. It is awarded to the best “all around” Geography major or joint-major. Nominations will be judged on the basis of academic ability, individual or group initiative, and enthusiasm or creativity or innovation related to the pursuit of their education in Geography. Active participation in TUGS will be considered an asset to the candidate’s eligibility.

Guinand Prize
Established, in honour of the first chair of the Mathematics department. Awarded to a student of high promise in the Mathematics program, normally on entering the fourth year of the Honours program.

Graham Hartley Prize
Established by the Chemical Institute of Canada (Peterborough Section) in honour of Graham Harry Hartley, Ph.D., M.C.I.C. Awarded to first and second year students who have shown excellence in the field of general chemistry.

Honourable George S. Henry Prize
Established in memory of Hon. George S. Henry, Prime Minister of Ontario from 1930 to 1934, and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for East York from 1913 to 1943. Awarded to the leading undergraduate in the first-year course in Politics.

John Hillman Prize
Established to honour the former chair of the program for his years of leadership. Awarded to the student with the highest standing in fourth year International Development Studies.

Linda Hubbell Book Prize
Named for Anthropology and Women’s Studies professor Linda Hubbell and originally endowed by the Peterborough Women’s Committee. Awarded based on academic achievement as well as contributions to the vitality of the program.

Human Resources Professionals of Peterborough Prize
Awarded to the graduating student with the highest average in Human Resources courses from the Business Administration Degree program (single- or joint-major) with a specialization in Human Resources Management

Arnold Hyson Prize in Maritime Studies
Awarded to the student with the most outstanding research paper in CAST – HIST 307.

Indigenous Studies Award
Established in memory of Harvey G. Greene of Peterborough. Awarded to outstanding students in Indigenous Studies.

Innovation in Teaching Prize
The Innovation in Teaching Prize will be awarded annually to a candidate in each of the following: Primary/Junior divisions; Intermediate/Senior divisions; Part-time program (Final year). Based on innovation in teaching and learning demonstrated in classroom placement.

David Sutherland Irwin Prize
Established in memory of the late Professor David Irwin. Awarded on completion of CHEM – BIOL 3300H and 3310H to a student with outstanding performance in biochemistry.

P. K. Page Irwin Prize
Established by the family, friends and admirers of P. K. Page Irwin to honour her extraordinary achievement in the arts. Awarded to a student who has shown special merit in creative writing and at least one of the other arts.

Ronald G. Johnson Prize in Quantum Mechanics
 Established by his former students and colleagues in recognition of the more than three decades of Dr. Johnson’s teaching in Physics. Awarded annually to the student with the highest academic achievement in the fourth year course in Quantum Mechanics.

Richard B. Johnston Prize – Ontario Archaeology
Donated by Patricia Johnston in memory of her father, Professor Richard B. Johnston of the department of Anthropology. Awarded to a deserving student in Ontario archaeology.

Richard B. Johnston Prize – North American Archaeology
Donated by the family in memory of Professor Richard B. Johnston of the department of Anthropology. Awarded to a deserving student in North American archaeology.

Elwood Jones Prize in History
Awarded to an Otonabee College student enrolled as a single or joint-major in History, who at the end of three years has the highest cumulative average in his or her History credits. It is awarded in recognition of Professor Elwood Jones’ many years of service to the History department at Trent University and to Otonabee College (Master 1978-83 and Senior Tutor 1998–2003).

K. E. Kidd Memorial Awards
Awarded each year to graduating students who have demonstrated the highest degree of ability and achievement in the Diploma program of the Indigenous Studies department.

David Lasenby Prize
The David Lasenby Prize, a gift of the Alumni Association, honours an original class member and biology professor whose campus sketches have long been admired. The $100 prize will be awarded annually to a student contributor to the annual art show at Alumni House.

F. Alan Lawson Memorial Prize
Sponsored by the Central Ontario Chartered Accountants Association. Awarded to the student majoring in the Business Administration program, who achieves the highest combined mark in fundamentals of financial accounting and fundamentals of management accounting (ADMN 1021H, 2021H and 3021H.

Margaret Lightbody Prizes
Established in honour of Margaret Lightbody (‘64), a local area retired Mathematics teacher who has had a remarkable impact on the lives of her students. A member of Trent’s original graduating class, she served on the Board of Governors (1993-1996). Awarded to students in the School of Education and Professional Learning and in the Queen’s Trent Concurrent Education program during third or fourth year majoring either in Mathematics (single or joint) or with Mathematics as an elected teaching subject, who demonstrated exceptional skill, enthusiasm and promise in classroom teaching and who maintained at least a B- average in mathematics courses.

Helen E. MacNaughton Prize
Awarded to an outstanding student in Philosophy entering fourth year.

J. Percy MacNaughton Prize
Awarded to the student achieving the highest academic standing in Environmental & Resource Science/Studies entering the fourth year.

Edna Manitowabi Prize
The Edna Manitowabi Prize is associated with the performance element of academic work initiated by Professor Edna Manitowabi. Aboriginal students enrolled in Indigenous Studies classes which include the performance element are eligible for the prize. The prize winners will be chosen based on grades, participation and excellence in their contribution to performance activities.

Makhija Prize in Chemistry
The gift of R & R Laboratories. Awarded to the student with the best overall performance in 3000-level (300-level) courses in Chemistry.

McColl Turner Prize in Accounting
Presented by McColl Turner, Chartered Accountants, to an undergraduate student in ADMN 320H – Financial management, who has demonstrated exceptional promise and enthusiasm for the study and dissemination of the principles and practices of accounting.

David N. Mclntyre Conservation Award
Awarded by the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority to the outstanding Geography student who has demonstrated an interest in conservation.

Jane McLarty Memorial Prize
Established in memory of Jane McLarty, a member of Lady Eaton College from 1987-1990. Awarded to a deserving student entering the third or fourth year of studies in English Literature.

Heather J. Glendinning McMurter Memorial Award
Established in memory of Heather J. Glendinning McMurter who graduated with a B.Sc. from the Environmental Studies program in 1988. Awarded to a student entering the fourth year (having completed 15 courses) of the Environmental & Resource Science/Studies program whose research paper in at the 3000- or 4000-level (300- or 400-level) is judged to be the best of the year.

James Middleton Essay Prizes in Humanities
Established by the donor in 2004 to encourage students in the study of the Humanities as the foundation for liberal arts and professional studies. Two prizes are awarded annually for outstanding essays by students in second year who are pursuing Honours degrees in Ancient History & Classics, History, Philosophy or English Literature. The prizes rotate between Ancient History & Classics and Philosophy in one year, and History and English Literature in the next.

Midwives’ Prize
The gift of three members of the Universities Liaison Committee who assisted at the birth of Trent University. The late Professor J.M. Blackburn, then of Queen’s University; the late Dean Frank Stiling, then of the University of Western Ontario; and the late Dr. M. St. A. Woodside, former vice-president of the University of Toronto, were named by their universities to act as a liaison committee between these three universities and the Founding Board of Trent University. Awarded to the student with the highest overall standing in the first year.

Joyce Miller Prize
Awarded annually in recognition of a student majoring in Indigenous Studies who, while maintaining an excellent academic profile, contributes in a significant way to the non-curricular social, cultural, spiritual and/or political life of the department.

Norma Miller Essay Prize
Administered jointly by Catharine Parr Traill College and the department of Ancient History & Classics, these prizes honour the memory of Norma P. Miller, an honorary fellow of Traill and frequent visitor to the Classics department. Awarded to the best essay in each of three competitions: one in AHCL 2300; one at the 2000- or 3000-level in Roman History (including essays on Roman topics from AHCL 2100); and one at the 4000-level.

Joyce Moonias Memorial Awards
Donated by Frances Six in memory of Joyce Moonias, Native Studies student 1982-83, are offered to the student with the highest academic standing in INDG 2800Y – Introduction to Nishnaabemowin and INDG 3800Y – Intermediate oral Nishnaabemowin.

Garnet Morris/Sun Life Prize
Awarded in recognition of a student who best demonstrates academic excellence and is completing the second-year Indigenous Studies major with a Specialization in Indigenous Management & Economic Development.

W. L. Morton Essay Prize in History
Awarded to the second- or third-year student writing the best essay.

Seth Newhouse Prize
This award, established by his great grandchildren to honour the memory of Seth Newhouse, Six Nations activist and historian, is presented to the student with the highest academic standing in INDG 2255Y – History of the Indians of Canada.

Nichols/Civic Nurses Alumnae Prize
Awarded to a third-year nursing student showing proficiency in a clinical setting.

Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA) Trail Studies Prize
A prize of $500. Awarded to a deserving student in fourth year of Honours Geography program who is conducting research that pertains to the Trent-Fleming Trail Studies Unit.

Organic Chemistry Prize
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated substantial improvement in the field of organic chemistry, normally on completion of CHEM 3100Y – Advanced organic chemistry.

David Page Prize in Latin
This prize was established in 2007 to mark the retirement, after 39 years of excellent service to Trent, of Professor David F.R. Page. It is awarded to the first-year student with the highest grade in Latin 1001H – Elementary Latin 2, the course which meant the most to Professor Page.

Pammett Historical Prize
Established by the late Howard Pammett (1909-1993), in honour of his parents, Robert and Ruby Pammett. Awarded, when merited, for the best student research essay on the history of the Kawartha District (defined as including the Counties of Peterborough, Victoria, Haliburton, Northumberland, Clarington and the Algonquin Region). The recipient will be chosen by the chair of the History department.

Peace Hills Trust Prize
A prize of $500. Awarded to the top Aboriginal student, in terms of academic achievement, completing the second year of the Indigenous Studies program with a Specialization in Indigenous Management & Economic Development.

Peterborough Historical Atlas Foundation Prize
 Awarded to the undergraduate whose essay or project on a Canadian subject is deemed outstanding. An interdisciplinary panel will select the winner from the entries submitted by faculty in appropriate disciplines.

Peterborough Professional Engineers Wives’ Association Prize
A gift of the Peterborough Professional Engineers Wives’ Association. Awarded to an undergraduate who shows excellence in 200-level or 2000-level courses in Physics or Chemistry.

John Pettigrew Prizes
Established in memory of the late Professor John Pettigrew. Awarded for the best student essays submitted by students in a first-year English course taking the course among their first five credits.

Department of Physics & Astronomy Prize
A gift of the department of Physics & Astronomy. Awarded to the student achieving the highest academic standing in the first-year Physics course.

Powles Prize
Given in honour of Percival M. Powles, long time member of the Biology department. Awarded to a student entering the fourth year of the Biology program who has demonstrated excellence in the area of fisheries and aquatic sciences.

Andrew Priestman Memorial Prize in Politics
A book prize established in honour of the late Andrew Priestman, Honours B.A. 1991. Awarded to a graduating student in Politics who has maintained a solid academic achievement and made an above-average contribution to student life and the activities of the Politics department. Students and faculty are encouraged to make nominations.

R& R Laboratories Prize in Analytical Chemistry
The gift of R & R Laboratories. Awarded to a student with outstanding performance in analytical chemistry on completion of a 3000-level course in chemical analysis.

Department of Psychology Prizes
A gift of the Psychology department. Awarded to outstanding students in Psychology.

Victor T. Ridley Memorial Prize
The gift of Mrs. F. Millard in memory of the late Victor T. Ridley of Peterborough. Awarded to the leading undergraduate in first-year Mathematics.

J. J. Robinette Prize
Awarded in honour of the late Dr. John J. Robinette, an eminent constitutional and criminal lawyer, and Trent University’s fifth Chancellor. Awarded to the scholastically outstanding graduate of Trent University in any year who undertakes the study of law at another Canadian university.

Otto Roesch Memorial Prize
Established in memory of the Late Professor Otto Roesch (Anthropology). Awarded to the outstanding student in Anthropology 3990Y – Theories of Society and Culture. This prize recognizes the contributions of Professor Roesch and his research interests in cultural anthropology.

Barbara Rooke Prize
Established in memory of the late Professor Barbara Rooke. Awarded to the best student in a 2000- or 3000-level course in the Romantics.

J. Paul Scott Jr. Memorial Prize
Established in memory of J. Paul Scott Jr. Awarded to a deserving student enrolled in PSYC 4010Y or 4020D (Honours thesis).

Canadian Society for Chemistry Silver Medals
The top student entering the final year of a chemistry related program is awarded a silver-plated medal and certificate in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.

Carlyle Smith Prize in Psychology
Awarded to a third or fourth year student who has shown outstanding performance on a project or paper concerning sleep, sleep disorders or dreams.

Denis Smith Essay Prize
The gift of the Politics department. Awarded each year to a fourth-year student submitting an outstanding essay in Politics.

Honourable Sidney Smith Prize
Named in honour of Hon. Sidney Smith, Member of the Legislative Assembly of the United Province of Canada from 1854 to 1861, Postmaster General of the United Province of Canada from 1858 to 1862, and elected Member of the Legislative Council from 1861 to 1863. It is the gift of Hon. S. Bruce Smith, Chief Justice of Alberta, and of Muriel Turner and H.G.H. Smith, QC, of Winnipeg. Awarded to the leading undergraduate majoring in Politics and History in the second year.

Society of Chemical Industry Student Merit Award
Awarded to the student having the highest standing in the final year of his or her course. The student must have a minimum average of 75% and have completed a Chemistry related degree in the normal number of years.

Society of Management Accountants Prize
Awarded to the student proceeding to fourth year in the Business Administration program who has achieved the highest overall standing in all accounting subjects.

Sophia Prize
Established in 1999 to honour Professor Robert Carter on his retirement. Awarded to an outstanding third- or fourth-year student who best exemplifies philosophy as the love of wisdom.

Soroptimist International of Peterborough Prize
Presented by the Soroptimist International of Peterborough, a service club for business and professional women. Awarded to an outstanding female student entering her final year of the Honours program in Women’s Studies.

Gillian Stamp – Friends of Field Hockey Prize
Awarded to the player, selected by her teammates who, continually demonstrates dedication, commitment and loyalty to her team both on and off the playing field. Through leadership, fair play and enthusiasm, she is an inspiration to her teammates in their pursuit of field hockey and academic excellence.

Robert W. F. Stephenson Prize
Established by the Alumni Association to honour the first alumnus to chair the Board of Governors. The $250 prize recognizes a student who has demonstrated excellence in contribution to student governance.

Symons Essay Prizes in Canadian Studies
Established through a gift from T. H. B. Symons, the founding president of Trent University, to recognize excellence in performance in courses of the Canadian Studies program. Four prizes are awarded for outstanding essays in first-, second-, third- and fourth-year courses.

Berna Theobalds Prize
Established in memory of an exceptional resident of Peterborough. Awarded to the student with the highest standing in IDST 200.

Norman Townsend Prize in Anthropology
Established in memory of the late Professor Norman Townsend. Presented by the Anthropology department on the basis of high academic standing to a student pursuing studies in cultural anthropology.

Trent Science Fair Prize
A prize of $1000, to be applied to first-year tuition fees at Trent University, is offered to a senior secondary school student whose project is judged outstanding at the annual Peterborough Regional Science Fair. Recipients are eligible to receive this prize one time.

Harold F. VanDusen Prize
Awarded to the student completing the third year of the Economics Honours program who has demonstrated exceptional promise and enthusiasm for the study and dissemination of the principles and practices of economics.

Verduyn Book Prize
Awarded to the student who achieves the highest standing in the course “Canadian Women’s Writing.”

Gail Waddington Prize
Established by friends and family of Gail Waddington, alumna and a Trent English major. To be awarded to a student majoring in English Literature who has demonstrated excellence in the study of poetry.

Rodney F. White Memorial Prize
Two prizes of $100 each. Awarded by the Sociology department to majors who demonstrate excellence in the study of sociology.

Alan Wilson Prize in History
Awarded to the Honours History student achieving the highest standing in fourth year.

College prizes

CATHARINE PARR TRAILL

Catharine Parr Traill College Scholar
The title of College Scholar is conferred upon the student in his or her graduating year who has achieved academic excellence and who has also made an all-round contribution to the College.

Catharine Parr Traill College Principal’s Prize
Awarded to the Catharine Parr Traill College student with the best academic performance in the freshman year.

CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE

Champlain College Master’s Prize
Awarded to the graduating student of the College with the highest overall standing in fourth year, Honours.

Champlain College Fellows’ Prize
Awarded to the graduating student of the College with the highest overall average in the third year, General.

Champlain College Senior Tutor’s Prize
Awarded to the Champlain College student who has achieved the highest average at mid-year.

Christopher Greene Award
Established in honour of Christopher Greene, former Senior Tutor of Champlain College. Awarded to a graduating student within the College who has demonstrated considerable academic improvement while studying at Trent University.

John Rymes Book Award
A book prize awarded by the Senior Tutor of Champlain College to a student of the College who has benefitted most from a Trent University education.

JULIAN BLACKBURN COLLEGE

Julian Blackburn College Prizes
Two prizes awarded to Julian Blackburn College students who graduate with the highest academic standing in the Honours and General program.

Jon and Shelagh Grant Prize for Inuit Students
Established to encourage the continuation of the education of a second- or third-year Inuit student. Awarded through the Senior Tutor at Julian Blackburn College.

Trent Alumni Summer Session Prizes
Two prizes, the gift of the Trent University Alumni Association. Awarded for outstanding academic achievement by Julian Blackburn College students in the on-campus and the Oshawa Summer session (including intersession).

LADY EATON COLLEGE

Lady Eaton College Fellows’ Prize
Awarded by the Fellows of Lady Eaton College to a graduating student of the College for academic excellence over his or her university career.

McCalla-Standen Prize
Established in honour of two former principals of Lady Eaton College. Awarded to a first-year student of the College who has most distinguished him/herself through contribution to the College, the University or the wider community while maintaining a good academic average.

Marjory Seeley Prizes
Up to three prizes awarded in honour of the first Principal of Lady Eaton College to students of the College who have distinguished themselves in sports, academics, student government or College committees, or who have contributed to the College in such a way as to enrich its life.

Dale Standen Prize
In honour of Professor Dale Standen, a long-serving member of the History department. Awarded to the Lady Eaton College history student who has achieved the highest cumulative average at the end of the third year.

OTONABEE COLLEGE

Bob Annett Prize
Awarded to the full-time student of Otonabee College whose academic performance is the most improved over the year. During his 30 years at Trent, Professor Annett was committed to encouraging students to reach their potential and to benefit to the fullest from their experience at Trent.

Douglas Bruce Prize
Created in memory of Douglas Bruce who began his studies at Trent at the age of 78 and took every upper-year Greek or Latin course offered within Ancient History & Classics until he passed away in 2004, at the age of 87. The Prize is awarded annually to an upper-year student at Otonabee College for excellence in the study of the ancient world.

Eileen Gallagher Otonabee College Spirit Award
This prize, the gift of alumni, friends and family (and companion to the Scott Rennie Award) is awarded to a deserving female Otonabee College student.

Otonabee College Academic Leadership Award
Awarded to a student or students who had made an outstanding contribution to the academic life of the College and demonstrated commensurate leadership skills while doing so.

Otonabee College Excellence Award
Awarded to a graduating student who consistently combined academic excellence with participation in student government and active contribution to College life.

Otonabee College Senior Common Room Prize
Awarded to the Otonabee College student with the best academic performance in the first year of full-time studies year.

Otonabee College Prize
Awarded to the Otonabee College student who has achieved the highest cumulative average in the first three years of a General or Honours program, and is on the Dean’s Honours List at the end of the third year.

Scott Rennie Otonabee College Spirit Award
The gift of alumni, friends and family (and companion to the Eileen Gallagher Award). Awarded to a deserving male Otonabee College student.

John Stubbs Prize
Created as a tribute to Trent University’s fourth President. Awarded by the Senior Tutor to the full-time undergraduate student member of Otonabee College with the highest average at mid-year.

PETER GZOWSKI COLLEGE

Alumni Recognition Award
Presented to a Peter Gzowski College graduating student who had made a significant and continuous contribution to their College. Plaque from Alumni Office.

Robert Lightbody Prize
Established by the Alumni Association to honour the contributions to the University of alumnus Robert Lightbody, a member of Trent’s first class. Awarded to an upper-year Peter Robinson College student or its successor college, Peter Gzowski.

Peter Gzowski College Prizes
Four prizes awarded to the continuing College students with the highest academic standing during each of the first, second and third and fourth years of their academic program.

Peter Gzowski College Cabinet Award
Awarded to a student(s) who has made an outstanding contribution to the spirit of the College. A plaque is presented by College Cabinet.

Peter Gzowski Residence Life Award
Awarded in recognition of a student’s outstanding contribution to the Peter Gzowski College residence community. A plaque presented by the Don’s of the College.

Peter Robinson College Students’ Prize
Established in 2005 by the students of Peter Robinson College. Awarded to a Peter Gzowski College undergraduate student who has made a significant contribution to the University community and has a minimum C+ average.

International Prizes

Leonard Conolly Prize

The Leonard Conolly Prize is named in honour of former Director of the program in recognition of his active involvement in World University Service of Canada (WUSC). This award is given to a student to recognize outstanding commitment and contribution to the support of refugee students.

Exchange Award
Awarded to an exchange or year-abroad student who has contributed significantly to the promotion of study abroad and to the international life of the University.

Fred Helleiner TIP/Temagami Prize
Awarded to an international student who has participated in the Temagami Canadian Studies field trip. The prize covers the cost of the registration.

Hulcoop Cup
Named in honour of Barb Hulcoop, a retired Trent staff member who opens up her home and her heart to international students. Awarded to a first-year student in recognition of outstanding contributions to the international life of the University.

Jack Matthews Prize
Named in honour of the founding Director of the Trent International Program who symbolizes international understanding in all his endeavours. Awarded to a graduating student to recognize outstanding commitment and contributions to internationalization, both locally and globally.

Karanja Njoroge Community Service Prize
Named in honour of the second Director of the Trent International Program. Awarded to a student in recognition of his/her active involvement in development education both at Trent University and in the wider community.

David Morrison Prize
Awarded to an upper year student, usually in the graduating class, in recognition of substantial involvement in the Trent International Program and genuine devotion to the ideals of internationalization.

ONTARIO STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (OSAP)

The Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada provide a number of integrated assistance programs to university students through the Ontario Student Assistance Program.

Student Loans/grants (OSAP)
To qualify for OSAP, students must be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents or Protected Persons. The purpose of the OSAP Student Loans program is to assist full-time (at least 60% course load) students when the financial resources available to them from parents, spouses, summer employment or other sources are insufficient to meet educational costs.
     Information for students applying for admission: Applications for OSAP are available electronically at http://osap.gov.on.ca or by application booklet available through University and College Financial Aid Offices in the Spring.

   Students should apply for OSAP, as soon as possible in June, through the government website: http://osap.gov.on.ca.

Ontario Special Bursary Plan (OSBP) for part-time students
Provides a limited number of bursaries to married students, sole-support parents and students with disabilities who study on a part-time basis (less than 60% course load). Tuition, books, travel costs and child care to a maximum of $2,500 per year is available. Applications are available at the Financial Aid Office. The application deadline is the last day of the month in which your program begins.

Child Care Bursary
Available to married students and sole-support parents with three or more children, who apply and qualify for OSAP assistance. Applications will be available at the Financial Aid Office at the beginning of each academic session.

Bursary For Students with Disabilities
Available to students who incur disability related educational expenses. Bursaries are available during the whole academic year. Students who are eligible to receive regular OSAP Student Loans, OSBP and Part-Time Canada Student Loans may apply.

Ontario Work Study Program (OWSP)
Funded by the Province of Ontario, provides part-time jobs on campus during the study period for full-time Ontario students (minimum 60% course load) whose financial needs are not met through the loan programs. Applications for these positions will be available at the Financial Aid Office in September.

Part-Time Canada Student Loans and Grants
Part-time students (registered in less than 60% course load) with demonstrated financial need may qualify for a study grant from the federal government. If you require additional assistance you may be eligible for a Canada Part-time student loan. Visit the Financial Aid Office for further information and an application form.

Students from Outside Ontario
Canadian students from outside Ontario who require financial aid should consult with officials in their home province to apply for federal and provincial student aid.
     Students from foreign countries, including the U.S.A., are strongly urged to consult with educational authorities and sponsoring agencies in their own country. The Trent International Program (TIP) provides information regarding financial programs for international students.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Students with Disabilities
Trent University provides bursaries for Ontario residents with disabilities who are not eligible for the previous programs. Students are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Office early to discuss their needs and obtain an application. See link for details regarding students with disabilities.

Emergency Short-term Loan Funds
Loan funds are available on a short-term basis to assist eligible students to meet emergency situations. Among these funds is the Henry and Mary Nokes Fund established by the Cobourg and District Labour Council to honour Mr. and Mrs. Nokes, and augmented by private donors. Funds have also been made available through a joint undertaking of the Trent University Alumni Association, the Trent Student Union (Development Projects Fund) and the college cabinets/ councils. A fund has also been established by the Major Bennett Chapter, IODE, Peterborough, Ontario.

BURSARIES

Unless otherwise noted, bursaries are awarded annually and are available to all undergraduate full-time and part-time students with documented financial need and satisfactory academic achievement. Specific eligibility requirements are noted on the application form available at: http://www.trentu.ca/undergraduate/financesandscholarships_scholarships.php

Tuition Bursaries

To assist undergraduate students cope with increased tuition and related educational costs, Trent University awards partial tuition bursaries to financially eligible students. To be eligible, students must apply, provide information to support their need for assistance and have satisfactory academic achievement. Applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the deadlines specified on the application. For applications see www.trentu.ca.
   For full-time students new to Trent University, Personal Financial Profiles are mailed to their home address and must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the specified dates. Students admitted to part-time studies may obtain a bursary application at Julian Blackburn College Offices (Peterborough and Oshawa) in early September.
   Students returning to Trent University for a subsequent session may apply for bursary assistance. Applications are available on the web at: www.trentu.ca/undergraduate/financesandscholarships_scholarships.php. Applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the specified deadlines.

Entrance and In-Course Bursaries

The following bursaries are usually awarded in the second semester of each academic year and are based on financial need and satisfactory academic achievement. Applications are available on the Financial Aid website.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)
In 1996 – 97 the Province of Ontario established the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund. Fifty percent of this endowed fund is provided by the Province and 50% has been raised through fundraising by the University. Annual proceeds from investment earnings are available in the form of in-course bursaries to Ontario residents. A second phase of OSOTF was introduced in 2003. In some instances, academic excellence as well as financial need will be a determining factor. All bursaries and awards established or modified since 1996 – 97 must adhere to the OSOTF guidelines listed below. Where this is the case it is noted in the relevant descriptions.
OSOTF Guidelines
    •    Students have lived in Ontario for at least 12 months in a row up to the beginning of their full-time post‑secondary studies: or
    •    Students’ spouses have lived in Ontario for at least 12 months in a row up to the beginning of the current academic year, and their spouses were not enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies during this 12 month period; or
    •    Students’ parents, step-parents, legal guardians or official sponsors have lived in Ontario for at least 12 months in a row up to the beginning of their current study period

The Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)
In 2005 the Province of Ontario established the OTSS matching gift program to replace the OSOTF program. The OSOTF guidelines noted above apply also to bursaries and awards established through the generosity of donors and matching OTSS funds.

Aditya Jha Indigenous Studies Bursaries
Established by entrepreneur Aditya Jha, founder of Osellus Corporation and the POA Educational Foundation, in support of undergraduate or graduate students with demonstrated financial need in Indigenous Studies or their chosen field. Preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal heritage. Essay or references may be requested. OTSS guidelines apply.

Eileen Allemang Bursary
Established in 1986 to honour Eileen on her retirement from Trent University. Awarded to a student who makes a contribution to university life. OTSS guidelines apply.

Alumni OSOTF Bursary
Established by the Trent University Alumni Association. Awarded to returning students who have made a significant contribution to University life. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Amyotte Bursary
Established by Mary L. Amyotte (Chemistry department, Trent University 1964-1990). Awarded to the most deserving second-year student majoring in Chemistry. The recipient of this award will be selected by a Professor and an Assistant Professor of Chemistry from the Chemistry department. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Anthropology Faculty Bursary
Awarded to the student with the highest overall standing in ANTH 100 from the previous year.

Bachelor of Education Bursary
Awarded to students enrolled full-time or part-time in the School of Education and Professional Learning.

Peter G. Bailey Bursary in Teacher Education
Established in memory of Peter by his family. Awarded to a third-or fourth-year student in the Queen’s-Trent Concurrent Teacher Education Program. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Barkleys of Avonmore Bursary
Established by Fred Barkley of Avonmore. Awarded to a student in any undergraduate year, who is a resident of a province other than Ontario.

Barkleys of Avonmore Visa Bursary
Established by Fred Barkley of Avonmore. Awarded to a Visa student.

Gladys Barlow Bursary
Awarded to a student or students with disabilities, with preference given to students with diagnosed learning disabilities, on the advice of Disabilities Services. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Aileen Batten Bursary
Established by Aileen Batten, alumna of Julian Blackburn College. To be awarded to a full-time or part-time student in the International Development Studies or Indigenous Studies Programs. OTSS guidelines apply.

Patricia Baxter Anishnabe Kwe Bursary
Established in honour of Patricia Baxter. Awarded to Aboriginal women in their upper-year studying science, computer studies/new technologies or business administration. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Beta Sigma Phi Bursary
The gift of the Peterborough Beta Sigma Phi Chapters. Restricted to a member, the spouse of a member, or to the son, daughter, grandchild, stepchild, niece or nephew of an active member of BSP in Ontario. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Birks Family Foundation Bursary
Awarded to a full-time student in any undergraduate year.

Philip and Annie C. Black Bursary
Established by the late Isadore and the late Morris Black of Peterborough in memory of their father, Philip Black, the first Rabbi in Peterborough, and their mother, Annie. Available to a deserving student in any program.

Isadore Black Memorial Bursary
Established by his family and friends in memory of Isadore Black, founding member of the Trent University Board of Governors and a well-respected Peterborough businessman and community leader. Awarded to undergraduate students. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Julian Blackburn College Student Association Oshawa Bursary
Awarded to part-time students studying in Oshawa on a continuing basis who have been registered in Julian Blackburn College for two previous sessions. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Julian Blackburn College Student Association Peterborough Bursary
Awarded to part-time students studying on a continuing basis who have been registered in Julian Blackburn College for two previous sessions. OSOTF guidelines apply.

B’nai Brith (Reginald R. Faryon) Bursary
Established by the Peterborough Branch of B’nai Brith in memory of Reginald R. Faryon. Awarded to any undergraduate student.

Bourinot Bursary
Awarded to a full-time student from Peterborough County. Preference will be given to an employee of the Canadian Tire Store in Peterborough or a member of his or her immediate family.

Jacob F. Burnham Memorial Bursary
A gift of the late Daisy McCarrell, a former employee of Trent University. Preference will be given to students majoring in Economics, Business Administration and related fields.

Dr. Margaret Campbell Bursary
Established by Alex (‘68) and Carol (‘68) Campbell, in memory of Alex’s mother, Dr. Margaret Campbell. Awarded to a student of Philosophy or English. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Ron Campbell Bursary
Established by Ron Campbell Enterprises, which operates McDonald’s Restaurants in Peterborough and Lindsay. Awarded to students enrolled in the Environmental & Resource Science/Studies program. Recipients must be from Victoria or Peterborough County.

Mollie Cartmell Bursary
Established to honour Mollie Cartmell, recipient of a 2007 Trent Community Leaders Award. Mollie dedicates this bursary and her achievements to A.R.C. (Sandy) Scott, her high school music teacher. Awarded to a returning full-time or part-time undergraduate student in any program. OTSS guidelines apply.

Champlain College Cabinet Bursary
Awarded to a Champlain College student with a minimum C- (60%) average. The recipient will be chosen by a committee of the Master and the College Cabinet President.

Ian Chapman Bursary
Established in honour of Ian Chapman, Master of Peter Robinson College for 10 years and Director of the Administration and Policy Studies Program (1980-89). Awarded to a full- or part-time student entering fourth year as either a singl- or joint-major in Business Administration. OTSS guidelines apply.

Harry Cherney Memorial Bursary
Established in memory of the late Harry Cherney by his wife, Erica, family and friends. Awarded to students in Business Administration, Economics or Computing & Information Systems.

Rita Chiu Study Abroad Bursaries
Established by Justin Chiu who benefited from the Trent experience as an international student, in honour of his wife, Rita, who took a one-year sabbatical leave from her job in Hong Kong to spend a memorable time with Justin in the tranquil, quiet and harmonious environment in Peterborough in 1977. Rita also took some courses at Trent during the period. Awarded to undergraduate students going on a Trent University study abroad program. The bursaries are awarded through an application process. OTSS guidelines apply.

Christian Church Bursary
Established by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada. Awarded to upper-year Aboriginal students from Ontario interested in continuing their education at Trent University. OSOTF guidelines apply.

City of Peterborough Employees’ Bursary
Established by the employees of the City of Peterborough. Awarded to a child or spouse of a City of Peterborough employee.

Class of 1967 Bursary
Preference is given to full-time undergraduate children or grandchildren of a member of the class of 1967. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Dan Coholan Rowing Bursary
Established by alumnus Dan Coholan ‘77. Awarded to a returning full-time student who participates in the varsity rowing program. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Commoner Bursary
Established in 1990 by The Commoner Limited and supported by friends of the Commoner at the Reunion and Farewell in 2006. To be awarded to students who have demonstrated an interest in the public life of the university, through demonstrated extra-curriculur activity. OTSS guidelines apply.

Community Service Bursary
Established by the Quaker Oats Employees’ Independent Union (Cereals). Awarded to a full-time student from Peterborough County.

County of Peterborough Bursary
Established by the County of Peterborough. Awarded to students in any undergraduate year who have established a minimum two years residency in the County of Peterborough (which includes the eight townships).

Creery Memorial Bursary
Awarded to a student majoring in Philosophy entering the fourth year of study with a B+ or better average. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Joyce Cumming Memorial Bursary
Established in memory of Joyce Cumming by husband, Stuart, children Shauna and Rod (Canadian Studies ‘87), family and friends. Awarded to an upper-year student in Canadian Studies. OSOTF guidelines apply.

John S. Cunningham Memorial Bursary
Established in memory of the late John Scott Cunningham by associates of Bell & Howell, friends and fellow members of the Stoney Lake Cottagers Association. Awarded to students in any undergraduate year. OSOTF guidelines apply.

CUPE 3908 Bursary
To be awarded to four student academic workers who are members of CUPE 3908. Available to graduate and undergraduate students based upon financial need. OTSS guidelines apply.

Dainard Family Bursary
Established by Garnet and Clara Dainard, Peterborough, to be awarded to students in any undergraduate year. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Brian Desbiens Community Leadership Bursary
Established to honour Dr. Brian Desbiens, former President of Fleming College and a recipient of the 2007 Trent Community Leaders Award. To be awarded to one upper-year undergraduate or graduate student in any program who has demonstrated leadership within the university and within the greater community. A student who is reaching out to make a difference to the lives of others. OTSS guidelines apply.

Harold “Pat” Dooley Bursary
Established by Pat Dooley at the age of 94 in 2001. To further support his commitment to assisting students, he established a bequest in his will to increase the endowed portion of the fund. OTSS guidelines apply.

Faculty Association Bursary
Established by the Trent University Faculty Association. Awarded to students in second year or higher who achieved a minimum B average in the preceding academic year. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Michael Frisch Memorial Bursary
Established in memory of the late Michael Frisch. Awarded to a Canadian undergraduate student who is actively involved in extracurricular activities within or beyond the university.

Finn and Eileen Gallagher Bursary
Established by alumni, family and friends. Awarded to Otonabee College students chosen by the Head of College in consultation with the Director of Alumni Affairs. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Sheila Genoe Teacher Education Bursary
Established in memory of Sheila Genoe and awarded to a full-time student in the School of Education and Professional Learning undertaking studies leading to certification as a teacher. OTSS guidelines apply.

Geography Northern Studies Bursary
Established by Jill and Peter Adams from the proceeds of Peter’s book, Trent McGill and the North: A Story of Canada’s Growth as a Sovereign Polar Nation. The purpose of the bursary is to encourage students to study in the polar regions. To be awarded to third- or fourth-year undergraduate students in Geography. OTSS guidelines apply.

German Studies Bursary
Awarded to students majoring in German Studies in second year or higher.

Christopher Greene Bursary
Established by alumni Doug and Maureen Loweth, in honour of History Professor Emeritus, Chris Greene. Awarded to a history student. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Hamlin Family Bursaries
Established by the Hamlin Family (includes a Trent alumnus from 1988) in recognition of the value of a liberal arts education. Awarded to full- or part-time (minimum of 3 credits) students entering third or fourth year. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Errol Hanbidge Memorial Bursary
Established by his wife, Audrey Hanbidge. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Naomi Harder Memorial Bursary
Established by family and friends in memory of Naomi S. Harder, a second-year Comparative Development major at Trent University at the time of her death on December 19, 1988. In the spirit of Naomi’s concern for others and her deep commitment to international understanding, awarded to a student based on his/her dedication to international and national development, peace and justice issues.

Brian Heeney Memorial Bursary
Established in memory of the late Brian Heeney, Vice-President (Academic) and Provost of Trent University at the time of his death on September 17, 1983. Awarded to a graduate from Lakefield College School or Lakefield District Secondary School, based on academic standing and distinction in cultural, athletic or other community activities. OSOTF guidelines apply.

The Frederick and Lois Helleiner Teacher Education Bursary
Awarded to a part-time student in the School of Education and Professional Learning undertaking studies leading to certification for the first time as a teacher. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Victor E. Henderson Bursary
Established in honour of Victor E. Henderson, local campaign chairman of the Trent University Second Decade Fund. Awarded to first-year students from Peterborough County based on academic achievement and distinction in cultural, athletic or other community activities.

Henniger/Pilkington Bursary
Established in honour of Perry and Ella Henniger and Lawrence and Norah Pilkington, the parents of Jim and Isabel Henniger. Awarded to well-rounded students, actively involved in the life of the University, be it student government, sports or music programs or University clubs. Awarded on a renewable basis to second-, third- or fourth-year students. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Hicks Morley Bursary
To be awarded to a returning undergraduate student pursuing an Honours degree in Politics. OTSS guidelines apply.

Iris Hobbs-Smith Bursary
Established by Professor Margaret Hobbs in memory of her mother, Iris Hobbs-Smith. To be awarded to an upper-year student majoring or joint-majoring in Women’s Studies. OTSS guidelines apply.

Agneta Holt Bursary
Established by the University Women’s Club of Peterborough as a memorial to the late Mrs. Agneta Holt. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Howell Family Bursary
Established by Walter Howell, a member and chair of the Trent University Foundation. To be awarded to a deserving undergraduate or graduate student in any program. OTSS guidelines apply.

Indigenous Studies Bursary
Established by the Indigenous Studies program. Awarded to students of Métis and non-status Indian ancestry who do not qualify for educational assistance from the Indian Student Support program.

International Development Studies Bursary for IDS Year Abroad Programs
Established to honour Daniel Powell and David Morrison for their contributions to the IDS study abroad programs. Awarded to a student registered in an IDS year abroad program. Preference will be given to students who have been active in extra-curricular activities with an international orientation. OTSS guidelines apply.

David Irwin Memorial Bursary
Established in memory of David Sutherland Irwin, a member of Trent’s first graduating class and a former Professor of Biochemistry. Awarded to a student entering the third or fourth year of an Honours program in Chemistry or Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Richard P. Janes Memorial Bursary
Established by his parents, brothers and sisters as a lasting memory of Richard P. Janes. Awarded to a student with a disability, studying on a full- or part-time basis in the Humanities. OTSS guidelines apply.

Jean Ann Johnston-Gauld Bursary
Established by the family in memory of Jean Ann Johnston-Gauld a part-time student at Trent University from 1982-85. Awarded to part-time students. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Rhoda Johnston Memorial Bursary
Established by Robert Johnston in memory of his wife Rhoda, a long term past employee of Trent University. Awarded to undergraduate students in a Canadian Studies program.

KPMG Bursary
Awarded to one student in each of the second-, third- and fourth-year classes who is pursuing a joint-major in Business and Computing & Information Systems.

James S. Keating Memorial Bursary
Established by his family as a permanent remembrance of James S. Keating, husband of Jean, a former Trent employee and father of Craig (‘81).

Mary J. Kennedy Bursary
Established in memory of Mary J. Kennedy by her family. To be awarded to a deserving full- or part-time undergraduate student in any program. OTSS guidelines apply.

Principal H.R.H. Kenner and PCVS Faculty Bursary
Established by the PCVS Form 5 graduating class of 1937 in honour of Principal Kenner and their teachers. Support has also come from the class of 1939. Awarded to graduates of secondary schools in Peterborough County.

Keppler Bursary of German Studies
Established by Hans and Christine Keppler. Awarded to upper-year students studying German.

Kiwanis Club of Peterborough Bursary
Awarded to a student in second year or higher majoring in Business Administration, Computing & Information Systems or Economics. Applicants must be residents of the City or County of Peterborough.

Chief Keith Knott Bursary
Established to honour Chief Keith Knott, recipient of a 2007 Trent Community Leaders Award. To be awarded to the most needy full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student in any program. OTSS guidelines apply.

Lady Eaton College Students’ Bursary
Awarded to a student of Lady Eaton College.

Lakefield Research Bursary
OSOTF guidelines apply.

J.S. Langford Bursary
Established by Lari Langford (’70) in grateful memory of her father, Jack Langford, a sincere advocate of higher education. To be awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in any program. OTSS guidelines apply.

Jeanne & Ed Lister Family Bursary
Established by alumna, Dianne Lister, Vice President, External Relations & Advancement in honour of her parents. Awarded to a full or part-time student entering fourth year in the Humanities. OTSS guidelines apply.

Louis and Bess Loftus Fellowship Bursary
Established by the late Barnet David Loftus in memory of his parents. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Aidan Lumley Bursary for Athletics
Named in memory of Aidan Lumley, a third-year Trent student and member of Trent’s swim team. To be awarded to a deserving undergraduate student of good academic standing, who has made a significant contribution to the swim team. OTSS guidelines apply.

Professor Jim MacAdam Bursary
Established in honour of Jim MacAdam, former Master of Champlain College. Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Philosophy. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Susan Mackle Bursary
Established by friends and colleagues of Susan Mackle to honour her 18 years of service as Vice-President, Development (1987-1997) and Vice-President, Advancement (1998-2005). More than $54 million was raised through campaigns during her service. To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in any year who has graduated from a high school in the Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland & Clarington Catholic School Board. OTSS guidelines apply.

Jack Matthews Study & Research Abroad Bursaries
Named in honour of the founding director of the Trent International Program and Honorary Degree recipient. Awarded to undergraduate students going on a Trent study abroad program and to graduate students studying and researching in an international setting as part of a Trent program. The award is based on financial need and an excellent academic record. OTSS guidelines apply.

McColl Turner Bursaries
To be awarded to full-time or part-time students enrolled in the Business Administration Program. Preference will be given to students from Peterborough City and County and Kawartha Lakes Region. OTSS guidelines apply.

Joel McDonald Memorial Bursary
The gift of alumni friends and family of the popular and respected “Joe” McDonald, a stalwart of the annual Team Trend Alumni Reunion. Awarded to a Traill College student.

Malcolm Montgomery Bursary
A bequest from the estate of the late Malcolm Montgomery. Awarded to students in the fourth year of the Indigenous Studies Honours program.

William Hamilton Munro Bursary
Established by the late Mrs. Angele Munro in memory of her husband William Hamilton Munro. Awarded to students in any undergraduate year.

John C. McDonald Memorial
Established in memory of Professor John C. McDonald, former chairman of the Sociology department.

John and Elaine McClintock Bursary
OSOTF guidelines apply.

Métis Bursary
Established through funding initiatives of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), Métis Training Initiatives (MTI) and the Ontario government. Awarded to post-secondary students of Métis ancestry. Students must be residents of Ontario for one year before the start of their post-secondary education. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Nexicom Bursary
Established by Nexicom, a local telecommunications company. To be awarded to returning undergraduate students in the Business Administration or Computing & Information Systems Programs. OTSS guidelines apply.

Arnold Noftall Bursary
Established in memory of Arnold Noftall by his wife Doris. Awarded to a student in the School of Teaching and Professional Learning. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Doris Noftall Bursary
Established by Doris Noftall. To be awarded to a third-year Honours English student in the Queen’s – Trent Concurrent Education program. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Northumberland Canadian Federation of University Women Bursary
To be awarded to a returning undergraduate or graduate female student. Preference will be given to students from the County of Northumberland. OTSS guidelines apply.

Nursing Bursary (B.Sc.N.)
Awarded to full-time students in the Trent/Fleming B.Sc.N. program.

OPSEU Bursary
Established by the concerned members of OPSEU local 365 at Trent University. Awarded to a worthy student. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Otonabee College Council Tenth Year Bursary
Awarded to an Otonabee College student on the basis of academic performance, athletic ability and participation within the community. The recipient will be chosen by a committee of the Master, the Senior Tutor, the President and Vice-President of College Council.

Norma and Lloyd Parnall Bursary
Established by the family in honour of Norma and Lloyd Parnall. Awarded to Aboriginal women successfully studying in undergraduate or postgraduate programs. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Patterson-Drain Pioneer Bursary
Established to honour the pioneers of Peterborough County including John Drain and his wife, Ann (nee Drain also) who came from the county of Antrim, Ireland to settle in Dummer Township in 1849. These pioneers cut farms out of the bush and created the communities we enjoy today. Awarded to a Peterborough County student in fourth-year who has demonstrated the qualities of the early settlers of Peterborough County in their perseverance, their community spirit and their sense of adventure. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Dennis Patterson Northern Bursary
Established to recognize the visit of the Government Leader of the Northwest Territories in 1990. Awarded to a student from the Northwest Territories.

Dr. Julia Phelps Memorial Bursary
Established in memory of Dr. Julia Phelps, an honorary graduate and long-time friend of Trent. Awarded to a student registered in the Cultural Studies program. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Peter Robinson College Bursary
A bequest from the estate of the late Lady Maude E. Robinson; established in the name of Peter Robinson, the founder of Peterborough and the brother of Sir John Beverley Robinson, 1st Baronet. Awarded to students of Peter Gzowski College. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Peterborough Horticultural Society Award
Established by the Peterborough Horticultural Society (founded in 1861). To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who is majoring in Environmental & Resource Science/Studies and who has an interest in our natural world and its preservation. OTSS guidelines apply.

Peterborough Liftlock Atom Hockey Tournament Athletics Bursary
Awarded to an entering full-time student registered in any program, who has graduated from a Peterborough County high school and has shown commitment to high school athletics. OTSS guidelines apply.

Peterborough Professional Fire Fighters’ IAFF Local 519 Bursary
Established through continued support from the Peterborough Professional Fire Fighters IAFF Local 519. Preference will be given to dependents of full-time fire fighters in the City of Peterborough. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Quickmill Bursary
Established by Quickmill Inc., a local manufacturing company. To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in any program. OTSS guidelines apply.

Fern A. Rahmel Bursary
Established by Dr. Fern A. Rahmel. Awarded to a woman of proven academic ability who is over twenty-five years of age or to a woman of proven academic ability entering the third or fourth year of an Honours program.

The Scott Rennie Memorial Bursary
Established with gifts from alumni, family and friends, in memory of Scott Rennie, an alumnus of Otonabee College, this bursary will be awarded to an Otonabee College student chosen by the Master of the College.

J. J. Robinette Memorial Bursary
Established in memory of J. J. Robinette, a member of the first Board of Governors and Chancellor from 1984 to 1987. Preference will be given to a History major. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Sam Leach Robinson Bursary for English Students
Established by the family and friends in memory of alumna Sam Leach Robinson. Awarded to a deserving student entering fourth year of the Honours program in English Literature or the graduate program. OTSS guidelines apply.

Gordon Roper Bursary
Established by the department of English Literature to honour Professor Emeritus Gordon Roper, a teacher, scholar and pioneer in the fields of Canadian and American literature. Awarded to students majoring or joint-majoring in English in second or third year. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Rotary Club of Peterborough Bursary
Awarded to full-time students who are permanent residents of Peterborough City and County, who have disabilities as defined under the Human Rights Code. Preference will be given to a first year student. OSOTF guidelines apply.

John Rymes Memorial Bursary
Established by a friend in memory of John Rymes ’82 who considered life one big adventure. Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in any year. OTSS guidelines apply.

Sara Bursary
Established for a student or students enrolled in part-time studies at Julian Blackburn College with a minimum average of 66%. Preference will be given to sole-support parents who have completed at least five courses towards an undergraduate degree. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Sally Stavro Bursary
Established in honour of Sally Stavro, a Toronto philanthropist,This bursary will be awarded to an upper-level mature student majoring in Women’s Studies. OSOTF guidelines apply.

School of Education & Professional Learning Bursary
Established by friends, faculty and staff of the School of Education and Professional Learning. To be awarded to a teacher candidate in the Consecutive Bachelor of Education Program based upon financial need and commitment to education. OTSS guidelines apply.

Setsu Suzuki Bursary
Established by David Suzuki in memory of his mother, Setsu Suzuki. Awarded to a student from the Third World.

Sherratt Bursary for Athletics
Established by Fred Sherratt, former Vice-Chair of CHUM Limited, and a member of Trent’s Board of Governors. Initially, each award has a value of $1,000 and will be awarded to four full-time undergraduate or graduate students participating in the varsity athletics program. OTSS guidelines apply.

Sir Sandford Fleming College Bursary
Established by Fleming College in recognition of Trent’s 25th anniversary and to acknowledge the excellent relationship between our institutions. Awarded to a graduate of Fleming College enrolled at Trent University in a full-time or part-time program. Value: tuition fees.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Peterborough Bursaries
Established by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peterborough. Awarded to students completing the Queen’s-Trent Teacher Education Program for use in their year at Queen’s University. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Bill and Dorothy Slavin Bursary
Established by members of the Slavin family, in memory of their parents, Bill and Dorothy Slavin. Awarded to a student from a developing country.

J. Herbert Smith Bursary
Established by the late J. Herbert Smith, who, as Chief Executive Officer, was instrumental in arranging for the original gift of land to Trent University by GE Canada.

T. D. Bank Financial Group Bursary
Awarded to students registered in Computing & Information Systems courses. Recipients may be residents of any province or territory in Canada.

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Alumni House Work Study Experience
Generously supported by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex and available, upon application in the summer, to a third- or fourth-year student who demonstrates financial need and a willingness to work part-time for the Alumni Affairs department. Experience in extracurricular activities and promoting campus partnerships is an asset. OTSS guidelines apply.

David Tapscott Bursary
Established by his family in memory of David Tapscott (‘69). Awarded to a student in any year. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Lisa Thivierge and Donny Caldwell Bursary
Established by John and Rosemary Wordley in memory of Lisa Thivierge and Donald Caldwell. To be awarded to a first-year student who has attended Dr. John M. Denison Secondary School. If there are no qualified students, then it may be awarded to students who have attended a high school in Newmarket. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Catharine Parr Traill College Students’ Bursary
Awarded to a student of Catherine Parr Traill College based upon financial need. OTSS guidelines apply.

Trent Central Student Association Bursary
A gift of the Trent Central Student Association. Awarded to a student in any year who displays academic progress. OSOTF guidelines apply.

TUFA Bursary
Funded by the faculty and professional librarian members of the Trent University Faculty Association. Awarded to students in second year or higher, who achieved a minimum B average in the preceding year.

Trent University S & A Bursaries
Established by the employees of Trent University. Awarded to students who demonstrate all-round achievement and character, and are permanent residents of the Province of Ontario.

University Women’s Club 50th Anniversary Bursary
Established by the University Women’s Club of Peterborough in 1987 in honour of their 50th anniversary. Awarded to a student currently registered in the fourth year of an Honours program and proceeding to graduate studies at Trent University.

Vernon Family Bursary
Established by the Vernon Family (Alumni Len & Phyllis ’64, Paul ’91, Colin ’93). To be awarded to a deserving third-year undergraduate student. OTSS guidelines apply.

Visa Student Bursary
Established by the Board of Governors of Trent University. Awarded to visa students in any undergraduate year.

Peter Thomas Walker (R.N.) Bursary
Established in 2006 by his wife, Susanne Walker, Jan Jamieson (good friend), children Quinton Walker and Suzette Landry, parents Thomas and Lois Walker, extended family and friends. Dedicated to the loving memory of Nurse Peter Thomas Walker 1973, Occupational Health and Safety Inspector 1987–2005 and Occupational Health and Safety Officer Provincial Offence Officer 2005. Awarded to a student from Peterborough County in the Nursing program. Preference will be given to a male student. OTSS guidelines apply.

D. R. Walling Family Bursary
Established by the Walling Corporation of Lindsay. Awarded to students majoring in business or environmental studies. Based on fitness/health and community involvement.

Rodney F. White Memorial Bursary
Established by alumni, family and friends, in memory of Rodney F. White, Professor of Sociology. Awarded by preference to Sociology majors. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Billie Wilder Bursary
Established by Judith R. Wilder, an honorary member of Trent’s Board of Governors. Awarded to a student in any undergraduate year. OSOTF guidelines apply.

P. S. B. Wilson Bursary
Established in honour of Paul S. B. Wilson, Director of Athletics. Awarded to a returning student on the basis of a significant contribution to the athletics program. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Janet Wright & Associates Inc. (JWA) Bursary
Established by Janet Wright, a Trent alumna (1970). Awarded to a third- or fourth-year student majoring in English Literature. OTSS guidelines apply.

Morden Yolles Bursaries in Environmental & Resource Science/Studies
Established by Morden Yolles, a structural engineer who worked closely with Trent architect Ron Thom on many of the Trent University buildings, including the design of the Reginald Faryon Bridge. Awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in the Environmental Resource Science/Studies program. Preference will be given to promising students in their final year of study. OSOTF guidelines apply.

international bursaries
Students who enroll in International study programs through Trent University are eligible to apply for any bursary listed in the Calendar, but the following bursaries are specific to these programs.

Dr. Leslie Calvert Bursary
Named after one of Trent’s first students of German. Awarded to a student participating in the Year Abroad program in Freiburg.

W.A.C.H. Dobson Memorial Student Travel Bursary
Named in honour of W.A.C.H. “Bill” Dobson, a renowned scholar and great friend of Trent. Awarded to a Trent student studying abroad or an incoming visa student with travel costs. In recognition of Professor Dobson’s exceptional interest in China and the Pacific Rim, preference is given to students traveling to study in Asia or coming to Trent from that region. Administered by the Trent International Program.

Joe Wearing International Travel Bursary
Established in honour of Joseph Wearing, Professor Emeritus and former chair of Politics. Awarded to an international student coming to Trent University to take courses in Politics. It is open to visa students admitted to the University for one-year exchange and full degree programs. Administered by the Trent International Program.

External Bursaries

Many organizations and companies offer bursary assistance to post-secondary students. Information is available in high school guidance offices as well as Financial Aid offices. The following bursaries are administered through the Trent Financial Aid Office.

Hamilton Community Foundation
This foundation provides assistance for full-time undergraduate students who have graduated from publicly funded secondary schools in the Hamilton-Wentworth area. Deadline dates for receipt of applications by the foundation are October l, and February l. Applications are available through the Financial Aid Office and student must be recommended by that Office.

Leonard Foundation
Bursaries averaging $1250. Preference will be given to sons and daughters of clergy, teachers, military personnel, graduates of RMC, members of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of Canada. Application deadline is March 15. Applications are available through the Financial Aid Office.

Masonic Foundation of Ontario
The Foundation aims to provide assistance to upper-year students who have exhausted other means of assistance and cannot complete their year, due to emergency situations. Applications are available through the Financial Aid Office and students must be recommended by the Financial Aid Office.

Royal Canadian Legion
Bursary assistance of up to $1,000. Awarded to War veterans and their children and grandchildren, ordinary members of the Legion and their children and grandchildren, associate members of the Legion and their children, and Ladies’ Auxiliary members and their children. Awards are determined by the District Bursary Committee. Applications are available at the Financial Aid Office.

AWARDS

Financial assistance through Trent University’s award program is designed to acknowledge those students with outstanding academic qualifications (at least 80% average) and proven financial need. Many of these awards are made possible through the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund established by the Province of Ontario In 1996/97; a second phase was introduced in 2003. Fifty percent of this fund is provided by the Province and 50% has been raised through fund-raising initiatives by the University. The trust fund represents an endowment fund. Annual proceeds from investment earnings are available in the form of awards to Ontario residents enrolled full-time, part-time or as graduate students. (Refer to specific OSOTF residency guidelines listed under bursaries). Awards are processed in January unless otherwise noted.

Aditya Jha Indigenous Studies Awards
Established by entrepreneur Aditya Jha, founder of Osellus Corporation and the POA Educational Foundation, in support of undergraduate or graduate students demonstrating financial need as well as academic achievement in Indigenous Studies or their chosen field. Preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal heritage. Essay or references may be requested. OTSS guidelines apply.

Bagnani Undergraduate Awards
Established in l997 by the Dewar Memorial Fund in honour the late Professor Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani. Awarded to Ontario students in the final year of an Honours program who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. Preference will be given to undergraduate students in classical (traditional) disciplines of the humanities, especially Classics, Archaeology/Anthropology, Ancient History, History, Philosophy and English. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Bridget Butt Trent-in-Ghana Award
Established by Michael Butt, a member of Trent’s Board of Governors to honour his daughter, Bridget who has worked in East Africa for many years to support peace and reconciliation. To be awarded to a student entering third year and enrolled in an honours program in International Development, Anthropology or International Studies and accepted into the Trent-in-Ghana year-abroad program. This award is based upon community involvement, academic achievement and financial need. OTSS guidelines apply.

 Cranston Family Award
A gift of alumnus John Cranston and alumna Mary Cranston. Awarded to a current Trent student(s) entering fourth year who demonstrates high academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to students majoring in History and Anthropology. OSOTF guidelines apply.

City of Peterborough Awards
Established in l997. Awarded to one first-year student from each Peterborough high school, who is a resident of the city of Peterborough, and has graduated with a minimum of 80% final average. OSOTF guidelines apply. Applications will be mailed to students in July.

de Pencier Family Award
The gift of business executive, John de Pencier, a long-time member of Trent’s Board of Governors and chair from l987 – l99l, and his wife, Marni, Trent parents. Awarded to a student of high academic standing who is in financial need. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Dudas Award
A gift of Frank and Jane Dudas. Awarded to a first-year student who demonstrates high academic achievement and financial need. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Geoffrey Eathorne Award
Established in honour of Professor Geoffrey Eathorne, who after 38 years as a member of Trent’s Department of English Literature, retired in 2006 and received the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching. Preference will be given to students with exceptional work in a third-year course studying African, West Indian or South Asian literature. OTSS guidelines apply.

Gordon H. T. Farquharson Award
Established by friends, colleagues and family members in memory of Gordon H.T. Farquharson, Q.C., L.S.M., D.F.C., who practiced law with integrity in Peterborough for 55 years. Mr. Farquharson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, having served as a Spitfire pilot in WWII, and had a keen interest in war history. To be awarded to an undergraduate student studying History and Canadian Studies as a joint-major. OSOTF guidelines apply.

History Award
Established by an ‘83 Alumni, faculty members and other concerned alumni of the History department. This Award will be granted to a worthy History student. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Dr. Jennifer Ingram Award
Established to honour Dr. Jennifer Ingram, a specialist in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine and a recipient of a 2007 Trent Community Leaders Award. To be awarded to third- or fourth-year undergraduate students in the Nursing and Psychology programs who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need. Preference will be given to students exhibiting an interest in community development and/or the health of seniors. OTSS guidelines apply.

Lopes Family Award
Established by Ana P. Lopes, a member of Trent’s Board of Governors, in honour of her parents, Antonio F. and Gertrudes M. Lopes, originally of Lisbon, Portugal, in recognition of their interest in politics and current affairs and their leadership and community service within the Portuguese-speaking community of Canada. Awarded to a student in financial need who has demonstrated high proficiency in Western European Studies, with special consideration of Portuguese Studies. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Department of Mathematics Award      
Established by faculty, staff and friends of the department of Mathematics. Awarded to a first-year student enrolled in MATH 1100Y or MATH 1101Y. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Jean McKerracher Business Administration Award
Awarded to one or two upper-year Business Administration student(s) whose work most demonstrate(s) the creativity and innovative spirit essential to entrepreneurial success. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Moore Family Award
Established in 2004 by David & Joan Moore. David is a passionate advocate for Trent having served on the Board of Governors from 1981-1996 and having chaired the For Tomorrow Campaign. A lifetime appointment as Honorary Governor was granted in 1996. Awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate achievement and financial need. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Reid & Margaret Morden Award in the Humanities
Established by Reid and Margaret Morden in support of an undergraduate student demonstrating financial need as well as high academic achievement in the areas of history, political science or sociology. Reid Morden served as chair of Trent’s Board of Governors from 2002-2008. OTSS guidelines apply.

Patricia & David Morton Indigenous Studies Undergraduate Award
Established in 2007 by Honorary Degree recipient and former president and CEO of Quaker Oats of Canada, David L. Morton and Trent University Professor Emerita, Patricia Morton. To be awarded to undergraduate students of Aboriginal heritage. OTSS guidelines apply.

T. E. W. Nind Award
Established in memory of Professor T. E. W. (Tom) Nind, President of Trent University from 1972 – 79. Awarded to a major or joint-major in Mathematics who demonstrates financial need and high academic standing. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Sarah D. Patterson Award for Aboriginal Language Studies
Established in memory of Sarah D. Patterson (1889 – 1979), a Mohawk of the Bear Clan who was born at Six Nations and spoke four languages; Mohawk, Cayuga, Tuscarora and English. Awarded to an upper-year or graduate student of high academic standing who is in financial need and shows a keen interest in Aboriginal languages.

Peterborough Horticultural Society Award
Established by the Peterborough Horticultural Society (founded in 1861). To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who is majoring in Environmental & Resource Sciences/Studies and who has an interest in our natural world and its preservation. OTSS guidelines apply.

Greg & Laura Piasetzki Award
Established by Greg (‘72) and Laura Piasetzki. Awarded annually to one returning student in Chemistry and one returning student in Forensic Science. OTSS guidelines apply.

Robert Darou Norris Prichard Award
Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student entering fourth year majoring in Environmental & Resource Science/Studies. Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic achievement and financial need with preference given to residents of the Counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, Victoria and the Regional Municipality of Durham. OTSS guidelines apply.

David Rae Memorial Award
A gift from family members. Awarded to a student entering fourth year of any academic program who has demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.

Peter L. Roach Award
Established to honour Peter L. Roach, Director of Education from 1975 to 1992, in recognition of his years of service to the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Roman Catholic Separate School Board. In selecting the recipient, priority will be given to a student who has studied in the PVNC Separate School system and who displays academic excellence and financial need. The funding for this award was provided initially by the employees of the PVNC Separate School Board through the For Tomorrow Campaign and by friends and associates of Mr. Peter Roach. Additional funding was provided by donations to the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust fund. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Patricia H. Southern Mathematics Award
Established in 2004 by Patricia H. Southern, FCA and a member of Trent’s Board of Governors. Awarded to one or two students in third- or fourth-year who demonstrate high academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to students majoring in Mathematics. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Gerry and Mary Stephenson Award
Dedicated to the memory of Gerry Stephenson, an avid canoe historian. Awarded to a third year student in History or Canadian Studies. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Colin Taylor Award
Established by colleagues and friends of Colin Taylor to honour his service as teacher and researcher and his administrative service as Chair of the Geography Department (1980-84), Associate Dean of Arts and Science (1984-88), Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies (1990-95), Acting Dean of Arts and Science (three terms), and Dean of Arts and Science (1997-2002 & 2003-06). Awarded to a student registered in his/her final year of any Honours undergraduate program who has improved the intellectual and academic life of the university. OTSS guidelines apply.

Edward Tremain Award for Study Abroad
Established in memory of Ted Tremain, a dedicated Honorary member of the Board of Governors. It is to be awarded to a third- or fourth-year student going on a Trent study abroad program. The award is based on financial need and an excellent academic record. OTSS guidelines apply.

Thesis Eleven Award
Established by colleagues, students and friends, in honour of Professor Emeritus Constantin Boundas and Mrs. Ke-Ryang Choi –Boundas. Awarded to a single-major honours student in Philosophy in second year or higher. OSOTF guidelines apply.

Trent University Foundation Award
Established by the current and past volunteer Directors of Trent University Foundation and the support staff of the Foundation. Awarded to a returning student in the fourth year of an Honours program. Preference will be given to students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. OSOTF guidelines apply.

John Wadland Award
To be awarded to the most worthy student entering 2nd year of the Canadian Studies Program who has financial need, in recognition of John Wadland’s seminal role in introducing students to Canadian Studies over the past three decades through CAST 200–’Canada: the Land.’ OTSS guidelines apply.

WB Family Foundation Award in Environmental & Resource Science/Studies
Established by the WB Family Foundation. Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Environmental & Resource Science/Studies program who demonstrates both academic excellence and financial need. OSOTF guidelines apply.