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The History Department awards the following prizes to outstanding students each year:
 

Sister Francis d’Assisi Prize in HistoryThe Sister Francis d’Assisi Prize in History is awarded annually by the Mount Saint Vincent University Alumnae Association in honour of the work of Sr. Francis d’Assisi, historian and former president of Mount Saint Vincent. The prize is awarded to the graduating history Major or Honours student judged by the faculty of the Department of History to be the most outstanding of her class. A cash prize awarded by the Alumnae Association at the Academic Awards Ceremony, supplemented by a book prize donated by Bookmark Inc. and presented by the department at the History Students’ Meeting in March.

Past recipients of the Sister Francis d'Assisi Prize in History
 

The Walter Shelton Essay Prize in HistoryThe Walter Shelton Essay Prize in History is awarded annually to a History Major or Honours student for the best term essay in a 3000- or 4000-level course. A book prize donated by Bookmark Inc. and presented by the department at the time of the Spring convocation.

The Maritime History Book PrizesThe Maritime History Book Prizes are awarded annually to the two students with the highest marks in History 2230 and History 2231. A book prize donated by Bookmark Inc. and presented by the department at the History Students’ Meeting.

The Ken Dewar Book Prize

The Ken Dewar Book Prize is awarded annually to the student with the highest standing in History 1101 or History 1131/1132, based on her cumulative mark at the time the award is presented.  A book prize donated by Bookmark Inc. and presented by the department at the History Students’ Meeting.

The Jennifer Grabove Book PrizeThe Jennifer Grabove Book Prize is awarded annually to one or more students who have accomplished outstanding work in a 2000-level European history course. A book prize presented by the department at the History Students’ Meeting. The books are from Dr. Grabove’s private collection and have been generously donated by her family.

The department gratefully acknowledges Bookmark Inc.’s generous contribution in support of our students’ achievement.