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Prizes and awards are given to in-course students for particular achievements. Please note that the listing of awards and prizes is accurate, but that changes may occur.

Alleyne Murphy Undrergraduate Award
In keeping with Mrs. Murphy's efforts to promote academic excellence in the nutrition and dietetics program, this award, established by her former students and colleagues, will acknowledge superior scholarship by a senior student. In this case, scholarship will encompass a sound understanding of theory in nutrition and dietetics, and the ability to evaluate concepts and principles within the field using the elements of research design and methodology. Recipients will be chosen by the applied human nutrition faculty and will be presented with the award at the professional induction ceremony.


Andrea M. and Charles R. Bronfman Award in Canadian Studies
Through the support of the Bronfman family, this award provides travel costs and partial tuition for a student majoring in Canadian studies. It is designed to promote Canadian understanding by providing students with the opportunity to realize, physically and academically, exposure to a wider experience and knowledge of Canadian life and to share that knowledge with others. This scholarship is open to all current students who have taken, or are currently enrolled in CANA 1101, CANA 1102,  CANA 3301, CANA 4401. Contact either the Chair of Political and Canadian Studies or the Coordinator of Canadian Studies for details and applications forms.


Ann and Jim Duffy Memorial Award
Established by the Atlantic Men's Wear Placing Market in honor of Ann & Jim Duffy and awarded annually to a BUSI 3332 (Retailing Management) and/or BUSI 3334 (Personal Selling and Sales Management) student. First preference is given to a student interested in the retail clothing/sales industry.


Certificate for Outstanding Performance in Women's Studies 1110
Awarded annually to a first-year student in the women’s studies program with the highest grade in WOMS 1110 who is continuing in WOMS 1112.


Community Service Award in Applied Human Nutrition
A book prize awarded to a student who has given community service demonstrating the use of nutrition knowledge to assist people in enhancing their daily lives.


Community Service Award in Family Studies and Gerontology
A book prize awarded to a student who has given community service demonstrating the use of family studies and gerontology knowledge to assist people in enhancing their daily lives.


David Bell Memorial Endowed Award
The David Bell Executive Award was established to assist a Bachelor of Public Relations student in her/his graduation year with their travel expenses in a job search. Applications must be made to the Chair, Communication Studies. The successful applicant is expected to give a debriefing on her/his experience to a representative of David Bell Executive Search, who will be designated.
Application Deadline: January 30


Department of Child and Youth Study Award for Academic Excellence
Established by the Department of Child and Youth Study to recognize excellence in academic achievement. Awarded annually to the graduating Child and Youth Study student holding the highest GPA.


Department of Child and Youth Study Lindsey Cousineau Award
Named in honour of Lindsey Kathryn Cousineau, for inspiring dedication to learning and service to others. Awarded on departmental recommendation to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Child and Youth Study program who has achieved significant university and/or community service; demonstrated ongoing dedication to learning; completed 15.0 or more units of academic credit typically with a minimum GPA of 3.0; and successfully completed 2 practicum placements. Students may only receive this award once.
Applicants must submit a completed CYS Lindsey Cousineau Award Application form (available from the Department of Child and Youth Study) and a letter of recommendation attesting to their service.  Please submit supporting documentation to: msvu.ca.
Application Deadline: February 24


Department of Child and Youth Study Practicum Award
To be awarded annually from 2015 to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding performance in their first practicum placement in the previous academic year (Sept. - June). The award will be based on a letter of recommendation from the student’s Mount practicum placement supervisor. This award is not eligible to those who have been granted practicum credit through transfer, challenge, or Prior Learning Assessment processes.


Dr. Frank Bennett Mathematics Research Award
Established by the Mathematics Department to recognize the outstanding services of Dr. Frank Bennett as a researcher and teacher. This award will be presented to an honours student who shows great potential for Mathematics research. Preference will be given to an honours student who has applied to or has been accepted for graduate school.


Dr. John Reid Statistics Award
Established by the Mathematics Department to recognize the years of dedicated service given by Dr. Reid and in particular the contributions he made to the development of the Statistics program at the Mount. This award is presented annually to the returning student who has demonstrated outstanding performance in MATH 2208 and MATH 2209 (Introduction to Statistics 1 and 2) within their first or second year. In case of a tie, performance in other introductory courses may be considered.


Dr. Len Parent Computer Studies Award
Established by the faculty in the Mathematics and Computer Studies Department in memory of Dr. Len Parent, a former mathematics professor who was instrumental in setting up the computer science program at the Mount.  This award is presented annually to the returning student who has demonstrated outstanding performance in CMPS 1155 (Introduction to Computer Programming I) within their first or second year.  In case of a tie, performance in other introductory courses may be considered.


Dr. Rosemarie Sampson Award in Psychology
Established by Dr. Rosemarie Sampson, an alumna, former professor and Dean, during the Building Tomorrow Together capital campaign. This award will be presented annually to a graduating honours student in psychology who intends to pursue graduate studies, in recognition of her/his academic achievement, excellence in research and their potential for contribution to the discipline of psychology.


Dyrick McDermott Memorial Endowed Leadership Award
Established by friends and family of Dyrick McDermott (’94) to honour his love of family, his contribution to his community and his unparalleled energy in support of athletics at Mount Saint Vincent University. This award is established as a tribute to Dyrick, but also to encourage and recognize a female varsity basketball student athlete who exemplifies similar attributes, with good academic performance, who participates in varsity sports and demonstrates sportsmanship and outstanding leadership.


Frances Malloy Award in Applied Human Nutrition in the Integrated Internship Education Program
Established by friends and family of Frances Malloy in her memory. Awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Applied Human Nutrition Integrated Education Program who is starting her/his second or third internship. The recipient will have demonstrated strong academic performance, and must be involved in university life at Mount Saint Vincent University. Applicants must submit a résumé outlining their involvement on campus. Applications should be submitted to the Chair, Department of Applied Human Nutrition.
Application Deadline: March 15


Franklin Raymond and Helen Raymond Plato Memorial Academic/Athletic Achievement Expendable Award
Established by Sandy Thomas and Rick Plato in honour of their parents, Franklin Raymond and Helen Plato, this award recognizes a male student athlete for both his academic achievement and success in basketball.


Guildford-Cook Endowed Award
Established by Dr. Jane Leigh Cook to honour her mentor and friend Dr. Janet Vey Guildford of the Department of History, who shares her belief that student learning extends beyond the classroom through insight and experiences gained as a result of travel. This Award is to provide financial assistance to either part-time or full-time students majoring in History who would like to pursue educational opportunities and experiences outside of Halifax and require funding to do so. These opportunities may relate to their area of study or research or assist with a volunteer experience such as building homes with Habitat for Humanity.
Applicants must submit a resume and a letter to the Chair of the Department of History outlining their project or research, detailing their learning objectives and their travel arrangements. Recipient of this award must submit a final report to the Chair of the Department of History.  The report, or excerpts therefrom, may be published by the Department of History at its discretion.
Application Deadline: March 15


Ida Shofer-Zifkin Memorial Award in Applied Human Nutrition
Established in memory of Ida Shofer-Zifkin, a Home Economics alumna who was also a Jubilee Medal recipient. Awarded annually to an undergraduate student in applied human nutrition, on the recommendation of the department.


Kathleen Shannon Memorial Award
Established by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Kathleen Shannon, DHUML ’97, founder of Studio D, NFB (National Film Board) to pay tribute to her outstanding work which exemplified her commitment to women both behind and in front of the camera.  The award recipient will be an exemplary student who has demonstrated, in either CULS/WOMS 3330 or CULS 2293, an original and insightful understanding of how women film directors challenge dominant cinema in their works.


L. McDonald Memorial Award
Awarded annually to a returning student who has shown outstanding achievement in chemistry courses and who is enrolled in a program of studies requiring at least a minor in chemistry.


Macdonald Chisholm Trask Insurance Leadership Award For Men's Basketball
Established by Macdonald Chisholm Trask Insurance. This award will be presented annually to a member of the Men's Basketball Team, in good academic standing, in recognition of his leadership skills on and off the court. Applicants must complete an application form and submit a letter outlining his leadership skills and activities.


Macdonald Chisholm Trask Insurance Leadership Award For Women's Basketball
Established by Macdonald Chisholm Trask Insurance. This award will be presented annually to a member of the Women's Basketball Team, in good academic standing, in recognition of her leadership skills on and off the court. Applicants must complete an application form and submit a letter outlining her leadership skills and activities.


Marial Mosher Canadian Studies Award
For over 25 years, Dr. Marial Mosher was an integral part of the Canadian Studies program which she initiated at the Mount. Dr. Mosher taught in the program, was an annual guest lecturer and was an active honorary member of the Canadian Studies Society.
This award provides financial assistance to support full travel costs and partial course tuition to the Recipient of the Andrea and Charles R. Bronfman Award in Canadian Studies which is designed to promote Canadian understanding by providing students with the opportunity to realize, physically and academically, exposure to a wider experience and knowledge of Canadian life and to share that knowledge with others.
This award is made annually, and is open to all current students who have taken, or are currently enrolled in CANA 1101, CANA 1102, CANA 3301, or CANA 4401. Contact the Chair of the Department of Political and Canadian Studies or the Coordinator of Canadian Studies for details and application forms.


Marial Mosher Canadian Study Travel Award
For over 25 years, Dr. Marial Mosher was an integral part of the Canadian Studies program which she initiated at the Mount. Dr. Mosher taught in the program, was an annual guest lecturer and was an active honorary member of the Canadian Studies Society. This award provides financial assistance for travel to support self-directed study for students enrolled in CANA 4002. This scholarship is awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Political and Canadian Studies.


Maud Crouse Robar Award
Made possible by Becky Robar, a Mount alumna, and her father, in memory of her mother. This award will be made to the biology major who shows most promise after completion of the second year (or 10.0 units) upon recommendation of the Biology Department.


Michael and Madeleine Merrigan Memorial Award in Education
Established by members of the University community to honour the dedicated career of Michael Merrigan, retired Executive Assistant to the President. At his request, this award is presented in memory of his parents and is designated annually for a student in the education program.


Mount Saint Vincent Alumnae Association and Mount Saint Vincent Students’ Union Leadership Award
To be considered for the award, students must demonstrate activity characterized by participation, accomplishment, dedication and guidance to others. This will include involvement in one or more areas of the University, such as Students' Union, societies, associations, residence life or athletics.
For more information, application and current year deadline please see msvu.ca/alumnae.


Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. Endowed Award For Excellence In Tourism and Hospitality Management
Established by Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. This award recognizes academic excellence and is presented to a student graduating from the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management degree program with the highest aggregate in each of the Spring and Fall Convocations.


Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. Endowed Leadership Award
Established by Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. This award recognizes a senior student who has completed a minimum of 15.0 units and who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in her/his life as a Mount student and the potential to contribute to the profession in the future.  Students must submit a résumé and covering letter outlining their demonstrated leadership abilities within the University community (in sports, student government, student societies) or in volunteer activities outside of the university.


Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. Endowed Travel Award For The Tourism And Hospitality Management Degree
Established by Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. This award provides financial assistance to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management degree who took up residence outside of Halifax Regional Municipality to complete their co-operative education work term. Students must complete the travel Award application and submit an essay on the benefits of going away for their co-operative work term and outline what they have learned and gained from this experience.
Application Deadline: November 1


Robert (Bob) Bagg Endowed Award
Established by colleagues and friends of Dr. Bob Bagg, a well-loved faculty member of the Department of Business Administration & Tourism and Hospitality Management, to honour his humour, his intelligence and his passion for teaching. This award is established to honour Bob, but also to provide financial assistance to a business student that is pursuing excellence in management.


Science Society Award
Established in 1984, this award will be made annually to a student who has completed a minimum of 5.0 units in a Bachelor of Science program; who has achieved a minimum GPA of 2.0; and who has shown genuine interest in continuing studies in the sciences.


Scotiabank Endowed Study Abroad Award
Established by Scotiabank, Canada’s leading international bank. Scotiabank is dedicated to advancing education in Canada and, in particular, providing students with study abroad opportunities. These awards, in support of the University’s capital campaign, Building Tomorrow Together, recognize the importance of study abroad programs in providing leaders of tomorrow with international perspectives and experiences and will provide financial assistance to Mount Saint Vincent University students who take advantage of these opportunities.
Students must participate in a University sponsored exchange program in countries where Scotiabank has services. List of countries may be obtained from the Office of the International Student Advisor. Applicants must complete an application form.
Application Deadline: April 1


Sheila and Stephenie Allt Memorial Award
Established by friends and family of Sheila and Stephenie Allt in honour of their love and support to the community. Awarded annually to a student athlete, in good academic standing who has attended Mount Saint Vincent University for a minimum of one year and has demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism within the Mount community or externally. Applicants must submit a résumé outlining their personal commitment to volunteering and a letter stating why they feel volunteerism is important. Applications should be submitted to the Co-ordinator of Athletics and Recreation.
Application Deadline: March 15


Sister Frances de Sales Endowed Research Award
Awarded annually to a senior undergraduate student (has completed more than 7.5 units) who demonstrates outstanding research skills in using information/sources located in or accessible from the Mount Library, when completing a research assignment (essay or annotated bibliography) for course credit at the Mount during the 12 month period preceding the January 31 Deadline.
Please submit a clean copy (no comments or grade) of your research assignment with supporting documentation to:

The Mount Saint Vincent University Library Award Program
attn: Head Librarian,
The Library, Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2J6

Supporting documentation includes:
Part A: An award submission form which is available at the Mount Library Circulation desk.
Part B: A copy of the course outline and/or assignment with an indication of the percentage of final mark assigned to the paper.
Part C: A research log - a list of the research sources you consulted (indexes, abstracts, bibliographies), in chronological order of their use, with some indication of the importance of each source for completing the assignment.
Application Deadline: January 31


Sister Frances Carmel Regan Award in Philosophy
Established by the College Class of ’51, during their 50th reunion, in honour of Sister Frances Carmel. Sister Frances Carmel was missioned to Mount Saint Vincent College in 1933 and she remained there as a Professor of Philosophy, Registrar, and Dean until 1966. She was an outstanding teacher in Philosophy who challenged her students to think deeply and for themselves. Awarded annually to an outstanding philosophy student on the recommendation of the philosophy faculty.


Sister Mary Evelyn Award
Awarded by the Sisters of Charity, Halifax Province, to recognize Sister Mary Evelyn Fitzgerald, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. On the recommendation of the chemistry faculty, this award will be given to a third year (or having completed 10.0 units) chemistry major with a GPA of at least 3.5.


Sister Patricia Mullins Award in Chemistry
Inaugurated by the Chemistry Department to recognize and to commemorate the years of distinguished service which Sister Mullins gave as a teacher, researcher and administrator at the Mount. This financial award and certificate will be presented annually to a full-time returning student in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition program who has demonstrated outstanding performance in CHEM 1011 and 1012 and other entry-level courses.


Tracy Barton Memorial Endowed Award
Established by the Tinkham Family in honour of Tracy Barton who spent many years at Mount Saint Vincent University as a student, alumna and employee in both Security and the Student Affairs Department.  This annual award is given to a student athlete, in good academic standing, who has attended Mount Saint Vincent University for a minimum of one year and has demonstrated a commitment to fostering team spirit by supporting fellow team players. Applicants must submit a résumé and a statement commenting on the value of fostering team spirit.
Application Deadline: March 15