These awards were created through generous gifts from alumni, faculty, staff and students.
We are currently accepting nominations for following awards:
Alumni Recognition Award
Presented to a Gzowski College graduating student who has made a significant and continuous contribution to the College. Plaque from Alumni Affairs 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. Originally awarded to an upper-year Peter Robinson College student, the prize is now awarded to an upper-year student in its successor college, Peter Gzowski College. The recipient has been actively involved in the life of the College and has maintained a minimum B+ average.
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.
Ellen Bentzen Community Leadership Prize
Established in 2011 in memory of Professor Ellen Bentzen, former Principal and Senior Tutor of Peter Gzowski College and Professor of Biology by family, friends, colleagues and students. Awarded to an upper-year student of Peter Gzowski College who has shown outstanding efforts and leadership in community building both on campus and within the broader community. Preference will be given to a student who has promoted greater awareness of social justice issues and sustainability.
Gzowski College Enwayaang Prize
Established in honour of the building’s tenth anniversary. Awarded to the graduating student who best exemplifies relationship-building across collegial communities in the spirit of the building’s name (Enwayaang, “the way we speak together”). Recipients will have demonstrated engagement in the college community and a commitment to developing strong relationships between groups, departments or organizations in Enwayaang.
The deadline for receiving the nominations is March 1st 2022.
You can nominate a student as a group or individual by clicking here. If you are nominating as a group and have other members of the group who would like to add additional information as part of your nomination please fill in the addition information using the group supplemental form.
There are many prizes and awards associated with the colleges at Trent University. A complete listing of all prizes and criteria can be found in the Academic Calendar.
Please note that college bursaries are administered by Financial Services.