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2018-2019

Scholarships and Awards

 The following students have obtained awards based on their academic achievement during the 2017-2018 session.

The Adella Margaret Bragg Scholarships

Established in 2010 by bequest of Adella Margaret Bragg. To be awarded to a female student from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory who is enrolled at McMaster University in any undergraduate program. The award is tenable up to four years. 

  • Caitlin Clause, Honours Social Work
  • Vanessa McNaughton, Social Sciences 1

 

The Anne Stein Memorial Prize

Established in 1971 by friends and colleagues of Anne Stein. To be awarded to the student who successfully completes SOC WORK 3DD6 and attains the highest grade in SOC WORK 3D06 in the same session.

  • Kaiden PenneySocial Work
  • Madison BrockbankSocial Work 

 

The Barbara & Ronald Bayne Award

Established in 2001 by Barbara and Ronald Bayne to provide support to students who are engaged in practical learning experience as part of their undergraduate studies. To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level III in an Honours program in the Department of Health, Aging and Society, has demonstrated outstanding   performance in a field experience course and who, in the judgment of the Department, has demonstrated notable academic achievement and qualities of leadership at McMaster or in the community.

  • Hanine Chami, Honours Health &Society and Aging & Society 

 

The Betty MacMillan Prize

Established in 1960 by her classmates in memory of Elizabeth Johnstone MacMillan (Class of ‘50). To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units in an Honours program in Sociology and who, in the judgment of the Department of Sociology, is the most promising student.

  • Brittany GottvaldHonours Sociology

 

The Citizen Action Group Award

In Memory of Harry Penny Established in 1984 by the Citizen Action Group, Hamilton, to honour Professor Harry L. Penny, founding Director of the School of Social Work and Board Member of Citizen Action Group. To be awarded to the student in a program in Social Work who achieves the highest grade in Social Work 4O03.

  •  Carolyn RalphSocial Work

 

The City of Hamilton Economic Development Department Scholarships

Established in 1976 (a) Two scholarships to be awarded on the basis of Fall-Winter Average to students entering Level II of a Commerce program: (b) Four scholarships to be awarded on the basis of Fall-Winter Average: two to students who have completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units, and two to students who have completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of a program in Commerce. Recipients must have obtained all their secondary school education in the Hamilton-Wentworth Region.

  • Emily Matthews, Social Sciences 1
  • Joshua Oscoria-Bote, Social Sciences 1

  

The Class Of ‘50 Scholarship in Honours Economics

Established in 1982 by members of the Class of 1950 who graduated in Honours Economics. To be awarded to the student who has completed at least Level II of an Honours program in Economics, and who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has attained a high Sessional Average and has demonstrated leadership in undergraduate extracurricular activities.

  • Scott MaclellanHonours Economics

 

The David Winch Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2003 in memory of Professor David Winch by his family, friends and colleagues. To be awarded to a part-time student in the Faculty of Social Sciences who has completed at least Level II and who, in the judgment of the Faculty, has demonstrated notable academic achievement.

  • Hilary PrinceHonours Communication Studies & Political Science

 

The Derry Novak Prize

Established in 1984 by the Political Science alumni and colleagues in honour of Professor Derry Novak. To be awarded to a student in a program in Political Science who, in the judgment of the Department of Political Science, has achieved high standing in Level II and/or III courses in political theory or political philosophy.

  • Roseanne JonesPolitical Science

 

The Dr. Harry Lyman Hooker Scholarships

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

  • Ruby Bokma, Honours Economics (Specialist)
  • Brittany Gottvald, Honours Sociology
  • Shannon Hoag, Honours Communication Studies & Political Science
  • Brendan LaheyHonours Economics and Political Science
  • Brenda Passariello, Honours Political Science
  • Kaiden PenneyHonours Social Work
  • Madison Schuler, Honours Anthropology
  • Daley Thomsen, Honours Economics & Mathematics
  • Jacob Wright, Honours Economics (Specialist)

 

The Dr. Thomas Hobley Prize

Established in 1936 by bequest of Mrs. A. McNee of Windsor. To be awarded to a student on the basis of the Fall-Winter Average obtained in the penultimate level of a program in Economics or Political Science.

  • Daley ThomsenHonours Economics & Mathematics

 

The George P. and Leatha M. Keys Scholarship

Established in 1982 by Mrs. Leatha Keys. Two scholarships to be awarded to students who, in the judgment of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, have demonstrated outstanding achievement in an Honours program in that Department: (a) one to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 24 - 40 units; (b) one to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 54 - 80 units.

  • Emma HolmesHonours Economics & Mathematics

 

The Gwen George Medal  

Established in 1997 in loving memory of Gwen George by her family and friends. To be awarded to students completing any Level I program in the current term who, in the judgment of a Selection Committee, have achieved notable academic standing and demonstrated qualities of leadership and service to McMaster University and/or the City of Hamilton, surrounding or world communities.

  • Graeme SchoulsEconomics

  

The Hatch Scholarship for Indigenous Students  

Established in 2012 by HATCH. To be awarded to anIndigenous (status or non-status First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) student enrolled at McMaster University in any undergraduate program. Preference is to be given to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering. These awards are renewable for three years at the same value provided the students remain enrolled in 24 units or more, and achieves a Grade Point Average of 8.0 with no failures.

  • Annika Butler, Indigenous Studies & Political Science

 

The Hugh Clark Scholarship

Established in 1989 by Hugh Clark in celebration of McMaster’s fiftieth year since moving to Hamilton. To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Social Sciences and attains the highest Fall-Winter Average.

  • Emma Holmes, Honours Economics & Mathematics   

 

The Human Rights Award

Established in 1998 by the Theme School on International Justice and Human Rights.To be awarded to the student who attains the highest grade in POLSCI 3Y03 or POLSCI 4D06 A/B.

  • Roseanne Jones, Honours Political Science

 

The ITCA Community Involvement Prize

Established in 1982 by Italian Canadian Community Involvement Incorporated. To be awarded to students who have completed at least 30 units beyond Level I and who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages have attained notable standing in at least six units of Italian courses above Level I. The recipient must have graduated from a secondary school in the Hamilton area.

  • Michael Locane, Honours Economics

 

The Beverly Krugel Scholarships in German Language Studies  

Established in 2010 by Mrs. J. Beverly Krugel, B.A. (Class of ‘53).To be awarded to students with an interest in German language studies who, in the judgment of the Department of Linguistics and Languages, demonstrate high academic achievement in German language courses. Two scholarships each in beginner, intermediate, and advanced German language courses. 

  • Pia Vollmers, Honours Social Psychology

 

The Jeannne and Peter Nolan Award

Established in 2014 by Kim (Class of 2004 and 2009) and Tim (Class of ‘86 and 2004) Nolan to celebrate the lives of Jeanne and Peter Nolan. To be awarded to a student in a Social Work program who is registered with Student Accessibility Services.

  • Alexandra Wright, Labour Studies & Social Work

 

The John H. Trueman Scholarship

Established in 1989 as a tribute to Professor John H. Trueman by his many friends, colleagues and students on the occasion of his retirement from McMaster University. To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and who, in the judgment of the Department of History, has achieved notable academic standing in medieval history.

  • Meerahn HeinoSocial Sciences 1

 

The Kenneth W. Taylor Book Prize

Established in 1976 by his children in memory of Dr. Kenneth W. Taylor (Class of '21), LL.D. (Class of '50). To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in courses within the areas of monetary economics and financial institutions, and of public finance.

  • Sean WilsonHonours Economics
  • Aleeza Jawed, Honours Economics

 

The Larry Sayers Prize in East Asian History

Established in 1983 in memory of Larry P. Sayers (Class of ‘82) by his friends. To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of History, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in at least six units of courses work in East Asian history.

  • Robert Butrym, Honours Political Science

 

The Larry Sefton Scholarships

Established in 1985 by the Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council in memory of Larry Sefton, area supervisor (1946-53) and director of District 6 (1953-73) of the United Steelworkers of America, to recognize his commitment to education, to working people, to unions and to the City of Hamilton. Three scholarships to be awarded to students in the Labour Studies program who, in the judgment of the Committee of Instruction for Labour Studies, have achieved notable standing in any level.

  • Shari Baago, Honours Labour Studies

 

The Lawrence and Kathleen Johnston Memorial Prize

Established in 1963. To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 45 units of an Honours program in Religious Studies and who attains the highest Sessional Average. 

  • Kastler Jean-LouisHonours Religious Studies

 

The Lianne Marks Scholarship

Established by her family, in 1980 as a bursary and in 1985 as a scholarship, in honour of Lianne Marks, a student at McMaster University (1977-80). To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Sociology and who, in the judgment of the Department of Sociology, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and has made notable contribution to the campus or community by participation in activities other than sports.

  • Tianna-Lynn FollwellHonours Sociology (Specialist)

 

The Loran Scholarship

The selection of a Loran Scholar is unique in its attention to a young person’s character. We believe that integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy are better indicators of overall potential than standard academic measures.

  • Hannah Martin, Honours, Indigenous Studies

 

The MacGibbon Scholarship

Established in 1970 by bequest of Professor Duncan A. MacGibbon (Class of ‘08). To be awarded to the student in a program in Economics who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, stands highest in courses in economic history. 

  • Liam Rodenburg, Honours Economics

 

The Margaret Cudmore Scholarship in Political Science

Established in 2010 by bequest of Margaret Georgina Cudmore. To be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Social Sciences who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours Political Science program with a high Fall-Winter Average.

  • Daniel MosannefHonours Political Science, Studies in Public Law and Judicial Studies

 

The Mary C. Shane Scholarship

Established in 2016 by the Estate of George Gregory Shane, in honour of Mary Shane, the first female representative of the United Steelworkers of America and secretary to long-standing USWA member Larry Sefton and Lynn Williams. To be granted to a student enrolled in Level III or IV of a Labour Studies Program with a high Fall-Winter Average

  • Geri SawyerHonours Labour Studies & Political Science 

 

The McMaster University Future Fund In-Course Award

Established in 2000. Four scholarships to be awarded to the children of members of the McMaster University salaried pension plan who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Recipient must obtain a Grade Point Average of 8.0 or greater. Not open to graduating students. 

  • Haley HutchinsonHonours Social Psychology

 

The McMaster University Retirees Association Scholarship

Established in 1991 by the McMaster University Retirees Association. To be      awarded to the student who has completed Level I and at least an additional 30 units of a program in Gerontology or Aging and Society and who attains the highest Fall-Winter Average. The student must enrol in a program in Gerontology or Aging and Society in the subsequent Fall/Winter terms. 

  • Kaitlyn Jaggers, Honours Health & Society and Aging& Society

 

The Melinda Wapshaw Achievement Award

Established in 1993 by the Labour Studies Student Association and the Labour Studies Program. To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours Program in Labour Studies and who, in the judgment of the Committee of Instruction, demonstrates outstanding achievement.

  • Sawyer Gerl , Honours Labour Studies & Political Sciences

 

The Mike Braga Scholarship

Established in 2013 by Mike Braga (Class of ‘01). To be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Social Sciences who has demonstrated notable academic achievement and who, in the judgment of the Faculty, demonstrates a commitment to improving his or her community.

  • Annika Butler, Indigenous Studies & Political Sciences

  

The Moffat Family Prize

The Moffat Family Prize was established in 1990. To be awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, shows outstanding achievement in urban geography.

  • Heidi Schneider, Honours   Geography

 

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

Established in 1944 by the Municipal Chapter of Hamilton, Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. To be awarded to the student who attains the highest standing in a Level I History course.

  • Tyler Mason, Honours   Sociology
  • Mona Munim, Social Sciences 1

 

The Patricia L. Smye Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1972 by the Patricia Smye Memorial Fund Committee. Two scholarships to be awarded to students who have completed Level I and an additional 30 – 45 units and who attain the highest Sessional Average: (a) one in the three-level English program and (b) one in the three-level Psychology B.A. program.

  • Sarah Salerno, Psychology

 

The Pevensing Scholarship

Established in 1987 by David C. Hannaford (Class of ‘64). To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Economics and who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has attained notable academic standing.

  • Holly Switzer, Honours, Economics & Mathematics

 

The Philip F. Connell Scholarship

Established by Philip F. Connell, B.A.Hon. (Class of ‘46). To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 27 - 36 units in an Honours Economics program who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and an interest in the study of ethics. Tenable in Level IV provided that the recipient maintains a Grade Point Average of 8.0 or greater

Michael LocaneHonours Economics

 

The Pioneer Energy LP Prize

Established in 1990. To be awarded to a student in a Gerontology program who, in the judgment of the Department of Health, Aging and Society, has achieved notable academic standing, and demonstrates practical aptitude for a career in health care of the elderly.

Hanine ChamiHonours Health & Society and Aging& Society

 

The Pitcher-Ratford Awards

Established in 2004 by Bruce Ratford (Class of ‘71) and Elda Ratford (Pitcher) (Class of ‘71) under the McMaster Student Opportunity Fund II initiative. A variable number of bursaries to be granted to students enrolled in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who have completed Level III of an Honours Geography program with a Grade Point Average of 8.0 at the most recent review.

  • Aysha AkhtarHeath & Society, Geography  
  • Kraig MatthewsHonours Geography  

 

The Provost’s Honour Roll Medal

Established in 2005. To be awarded to students named to the Provost’s Honour Roll. 

  • Emma HolmesHonours Economics & Mathematics

  

The Psychology Society Prizes

Established in 1985 by the Psychology Society and the Faculty and Alumni of the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour. Three prizes to be awarded to students who have completed Level I and an additional 60 - 75 units with the highest Sessional Average: (a) one in an Honours Psychology or Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour B.A. program; (b) one in an Honours Psychology or Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour B.Sc. program; and (c) one in a combined Honours program in Psychology.

  • Wren Puckett, Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour 

 

The R. Louis Gentilcore Prize

Established in 1989 by the family and friends of Professor R. Louis Gentilcore on the occasion of his retirement from the Department of Geography. To be awarded to a student in an Honours Geography program in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences who, in the judgment of the School, has demonstrated exceptional achievement in regional geography.

  • Heidi SchneiderHonours Geography

  

The Ralph Weekes Scholarship

Established in 1994 by the Investors Group Financial Services to recognize the accomplishments of Ralph Weekes (Class of ‘73). To be  awarded to a student enrolled in a program in Economics who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has attained notable standing. Preference to be given to a student pursuing studies on a part-time basis.

  • David KellyHonours Economics

  

The Rosart Properties Incorporated Scholarship

Established in 1988 by John D. and Dominic J. Rosart of Burlington. To   be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional     60 - 75 units of an Honours program in Geography and who, in the    judgment of the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, has attained high academic standing.

  • Alysha AkhtarHonours Health & Society and Geography

  

The Sam Lawrence Prize

Established in 1957 by the East Hamilton Independent Labour Party C.C.F. Club in honour of Sam Lawrence. To be awarded to the student   who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in courses in labour economics.

  •  Brendan LaheyHonours Economics & Political Science

  

The Social Sciences Scholarship for Leadership in Diversity

Established in 2015 by Justin Brkovic (Class of ‘04). To be awarded to a student in the Faculty of Social Sciences with a high Fall/Winter average and who, in judgment of the Faculty, demonstrates leadership in diversity.

  • Jessica EvansHonours Social Work

 

The Social Work Prize

Established in 1982. Requirements: To be awarded to the student who attains the highest grade in SOCWORK 2A06 A/B

  •  Alyssa FiliceHonours Social Work

  

The Susan Farley Scholarship

Established in 2009 by the parents of Susan Farley (Class of ’08) in her memory. Susan earned her B.A in Gerontology. To be awarded to a student in a program in the Department of Health, Aging and Society who, in the judgment of the Department, has demonstrated notable academic achievement. 

  • Grace MartinHonours Health & Society and Aging& Society

  

The Thomas Truman Memorial Prize

Established in 1992 by friends and colleagues in memory of Professor Thomas Truman, a member of the Department of Political Science from 1966 to 1990. To be awarded to the student entering the final level of an Honours program in Political Science who, in the judgment of the Department of Political Science, has achieved notable academic standing in at least nine units of Comparative Politics courses.

  • Natalia Pawlowski, Honours Political Science, Studies in Public Law and Judicial Studies

 

The Tony Dean Scholarship in Labour Studies

Established in 2009 by The Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) in honour of Mr. Tony Dean, M.A. (Class of ‘80) for his distinguished thirty-year    career in public service in the Province of Ontario. To be awarded to a  Labour Studies student who has completed Level I and an additional 30 - 75 units of a Labour Studies program and who, in the judgment of the   School of Labour Studies, has attained notable academic standing and has demonstrated qualities of leadership at McMaster University or in the community. Preference will normally be given to a student who displays a commitment to social justice. This award is not open to students in their graduating term. A student may receive this award only once.

  • Alexandra Wright, Honours Labour Studies and Social Work

  

The University (Senate) Scholarships

Made available from by authorization of the Board of Governors of the University.

  • Madison Brockbank, Honours Social Work  
  • Nicholas Ballarin, Honours PNB Music Cognition Specialist
  • Larissa Bardoo, Honours Health & Society and Aging & Society
  • Leah Burton, Honours Social Work
  • Sarah Dell, Honours Social Work
  • Jocelyn Heaton, Honours Economics & Political Science
  • Aleah King, Honours Health & Society and Aging & Society
  • Benjamin Kow, Honours Sociology (Specialist) and Economics
  • Victoria Kren, Honours Social Work
  • Nicole Kurtz, Honours Social Work
  • Nicole Langdon, Honours Geography
  • Amelia Lawrence, Honours PNB Specialist
  • Maria Lopez Ricote, Honours Social Work
  • Alyse Mercey, Honours Aging& Society & Sociology
  • Emily Moore, Honours Social Work
  • Meghan Noonan, Honours Anthropology
  • Sahand Norouzi-Farsangi, Honours Political Science    
  • Lee Park, Honours Social Work
  • Morgan Parnell, Honours Social Work
  • Natalia Pawlowski, Honours Political Science, Studies in Public Law and Judicial  Studies
  • Jenna Peterson, Honours Anthropology
  • Rachel Pollock, Honours Political Science
  • Wren Puckett, Honours PNB  
  • Kacie Schneider, Honours Health & Society
  • Liam Strabac, Honours PNB

 

The University Achievement Awards

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

  • Ashley Chabot, Honours Social Psychology

 

The University Prizes for Special Achievement

Established in 1973. Two prizes to be awarded in each Faculty and other academic units to individual students who exhibit exceptional skill and originality in a creative project (such as an essay, poem, and sculpture, mathematical or scientific problem, engineering design) or a related series of such projects.

  • Kaitlyn Jaggers, Honours Health & Society and Aging & Society
  • Michelle Brown, Honours Anthropology  

 

The University Scholarships

Established in 1978. Twenty scholarships to be awarded to part-time students who have attained the highest Cumulative Average at the most recent review.

  • Adam Gleason, Honours Social Work
  • Ashley RedshawHonours Social Work
  • Jacqueline Costello ClewleyPsychology

 

The William Mackenzie Memorial Prize

Established in 1977 in memory of Professor William MacKenzie by his friends and colleagues. To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in either ECON 3T03 (Economic Development: Agriculture and Population) or ECON 2F03 (Globalization and Economic Development) or, in exceptional circumstances, for work in a related area. 

  • Ruby BokmaHonours Economics (Specialist)

 

The William J. McCallion Scholarships

Established in 1984 in honour of Professor McCallion, B.A. (Class of ‘43), M.A. (Class of ‘46), first Dean of the School of Adult Education from 1970 to 1978, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to adult education and to the Department of Mathematical Sciences during 41 years of service. A variable number to be awarded to part-time students who have attained the highest Grade Point Average at the most recent review.

  • Mary Roy, Sociology & Social Work

  

The Wouters Family Scholarship

Established in 2011 by Peter Anthony Wouters, B.A. (Class of ‘76) and B.Sc. (Class of ‘77). To be awarded to a student who has completed at least Level II of any program in the Department of Health, Aging and Society and who attains the highest Sessional Average.

  • Amanda Whalen, Health & Society and Aging & Society

 

The Wilson Leadership Award

The Wilson Leadership Scholar Award was created by Chancellor Emeritus Lynton “Red” Wilson to further develop the critical thinking and leadership skills of McMaster students. The award has both graduate and undergraduate streams, with winners from both participating in the program over the course of one year.

  • Carol Markos, Honours Indigenous Studies & Political Science

 

2018 University Student Research Award Recipients

  • Abdullah Al Hamlawi, Health Studies and Peace Studies
  • Sabrina Campanella, Health Studies & Gerontology
  • Tianna Follwell, Sociology
  • Shiva Gheblehverdi, PNB
  •  Brittany Gottvald, Sociology
  • Shangaari Kanesalinkam, Social Work
  • Eric Lim, Political Science/Religious Studies
  • Rachel Cheung, Social Psychology
  • Carol Ricote, Social Work
  • Daley Thomsen, Economics
  • Chriselle Vaz, Social Work
  • Sarah Watson, Anthropology
  • Aaron Li, Social Work
  • Harriet Jopling, Anthropology 

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