Department of English Language and Literature
Scholarships and Awards
There are standard application forms for the majority of Entrance Awards and Returning Awards which can both be found on the Saint Mary's website. Certian awards require an additional application.
Some examples of the available awards are:
Mary Ann and Edward J. McBride Law Prize
Criteria: Graduating student majoring in Political Science, History, English, or Philosophy who has been accepted for entry into the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie or New Brunswick Law School with the highest academic standing.
Robin Rigby Trust
Criteria: Either current university students or recent university graduates (in their first 5 years post-degree, who are now either early-career university support staff/instructors, or affiliated with environmental or development-oriented non-governmental organizations)
The Linguistics Scholarship
Criteria: Awarded to full-time undergraduate student from Nova Scotia, majoring in Linguistics and enrolled in the second, third, or fourth year of Linguistics program at Saint Mary's.
The Archibald Seaman Family School
Critera: Awarded to full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts who has completed at least two years of study at Saint Mary's. Preference gived to applicants who demonstrate involvement in regular physical activities, which may include recreational sports and athletic activities outside the University.
Maritime Broadcasting System Awards
Criteria: Awarded to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in the Faculty of Arts majoring in Asian Studies, Canada Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology & Criminology, International Development Studies, English, or Modern Languages.
Jane Shaw Law Scholarship
Criteria: Awarded to Faculty of Arts students who demonstrate an interest in the arts. Must have completed 1 year at Saint Mary's.
Creative Writing Scholarship and Prizes
The Robert Hayes Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: Awarded annually to a student who is in his or her sophomore, junior, or senior year, and has demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for creative writing. The award decision is made on the recommendation of the chair of the English Department.
The Joyce Marshall Hsia Memorial Poetry Prize, administered by the English Department, is awarded annually in the second semester. It is open to all currently enrolled Saint Mary’s students, and information on how to enter is posted in the English Department in the second semester.
Previous winners have included students who have since gone on to become published and nationally celebrated writers, such as Sue Goyette, Jenny Haysom, Jill MacLean and Danny Jacobs.
The Margo Takacs Marshall Memorial Prize for Excellence in Short Story Writing, administered by the English Department, is awarded annually in the second semester. It is open to all currently enrolled Saint Mary’s students, and information on how to enter is posted in the English Department in the second semester.
Location: McNally Main 108
Email (Scholarships, Bursaries, Student Loans): Financial.Aid@smu.ca