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Frederick Bancroft Memorial Prize in Canadian History 

This prize is donated by the family of the late Frederick Bancroft in memory of his long-standing interest in history. It will be awarded annually to the student who obtains the highest standing in History 2500, Survey History of Canada.

David R. Dyck Prize in History

This prize is awarded in honour of David R. Dyck (1933-2004) for his contribution to teaching the history of science at The University of Winnipeg. The prize, which may be divided between two students, is awarded annually to the best scholarly essay in the history of science, technology, or medicine in any of the History Department’s courses.

Muriel and Michael Ewanchuk Scholarship in History

This scholarship was established in 1999 by Dr. Michael Ewanchuk. It will be awarded annually to a student who has completed 72 credit hours and is studying Canadian History with an emphasis on Manitoba.

History Students Association Prize 

This prize is provided by the History Students Association to be awarded to the student who obtains the highest standing in History 3001, Practice and Philosophy of History at the University of Winnipeg.

Wilhelm Kristjanson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is established in memory of Wilhelm Kristjanson (B.A., 1924, Wesley College, and L.L.D., 1972, University of Winnipeg) by his daughter, Evelyn Downey. It will be awarded annually to a student with a distinguished record in the study of the history of Canadian immigration and ethnicity. Preference will be given to a student who has undertaken research on Icelandic immigration to Manitoba.

Victor Leathers Scholarship in History

The members of the Department of History have established this scholarship in honour of the late Dr. Victor Leathers for his contribution to the teaching of the History of Art at The University of Winnipeg. On the recommendation of the History faculty, the scholarship will be awarded to a continuing Major or Honours History student of demonstrated scholarly ability in all subjects, with special consideration for proficiency in either a second language or statistics. (Failing a strong candidate in either of these fields the scholarship may be given to a student with high standing in any second field). It is not to be held in conjunction with any other specifically History scholarship.

A. R. M. Lower Scholarship

The members of the Department of History have established this scholarship in honour of the contribution of Dr. A.R.M. Lower to the study of the History of Canada and to the teaching of History at Wesley, later United College, the antecedent of The University of Winnipeg. On recommendation of the History faculty, the scholarship will be awarded to a continuing student with high standing in either the Major or Honours programs. It is not to be held in conjunction with any other specifically History scholarship.

Osborne and Hazel Parkinson Scholarships in Canadian History

Established by Mrs. Hazel Parkinson of the Class of 1923, this scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Department of History, to one student or divided among several students of outstanding academic promise who enter or continue the study of Canadian Social History at the University.

C. L. Prober Memorial Scholarship in History

This scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Department of History to a student of outstanding academic promise who is entering or continuing Major or Honours work at the University and normally to one entering third or fourth year. It is to be awarded without prejudice to the holding of other awards.

Erica and Arnold Rogers Scholarship in History

This scholarship is provided by the Erica and Arnold Rogers Fund for Academic Excellence. It will be awarded to a student who has completed First Year (30 credit hours) and who intends to major in History in the General, 4-year, or Honours program.

Rutherford-Altnow Scholarship in History

This scholarship has been established by Professor H.V. Rutherford in memory of his grandparents, Charles P. and Malinda F. Rutherford and Henry J. and Edith M. Altnow, who always encouraged education in their families. It is to be awarded on the nomination of the Department of History to a student of outstanding academic promise entering or continuing Major or Honours work in History at the University, and normally to one entering third or fourth years. It is not to be held in conjunction with the C. L. Prober Memorial Scholarship.

Dr. Paul H. T. Thorlakson Scholarship in Canadian History

This scholarship is provided by the Erica and Arnold Rogers Fund for Academic Excellence. It will be awarded annually to the most promising student entering the final year of the Honours program with a demonstrated interest in Canadian History and, preferably, but not necessarily, in Western Canadian History. 

J. S. Woodsworth Scholarship in History

The members of the Department of History have established this scholarship in honour of the contribution of J. S. Woodsworth to the history of Canada and in recognition of his long association with this institution. On the recommendation of the History faculty, the scholarship will be awarded to a continuing student with high standing in either the Major or Honours History program. It is not to be held in conjunction with any other specifically History scholarship.

Robert and Kathryn Young Scholarship in European History

This scholarship was established by Robert J. Young, who taught European History at The University of Winnipeg from 1968 to 2008. It may be awarded annually to a student who has completed at least 60 credit hours and whose degree program includes at least 18 credit hours of European History. Preference will be given to a student who has completed a course in any European language other than English, and who has a record of extra-curricular service either within the University or the wider community. This award requires a seperate application, click here.

Robert Painchaud Memorial Scholarship in Canadian History

Established by the family and friends of Dr. Robert Painchaud, an outstanding teacher of Canadian History at The University of Winnipeg and one who made a significant contribution to the understanding of French- English relations. The scholarship will be awarded to students of outstanding academic promise who are studying Canadian History and who are entering a program leading to the Master’s degree at the University. Competence in French is a desirable qualification. Application for this graduate scholarship must be made with the Department of History.Please speak with the current Graduate Chair in History for details on the application procedure.

Roger and Kathleen Graham Scholarship

This scholarship is given by Kathleen Graham in recognition her husband's distinguished writing and teaching of Canadian history and of their undergraduate years together at United College (1939-41). It is intended to recognize excellence in History and English and will be awarded annually to a student who has completed First Year (30 credit hours) with high academic standing and who intends to continue studies at The University of Winnipeg by majoring in both History and English in a General, Four-year or Honours degree program.

Herbert J. Mays Scholarship in Canadian History

Established in memory of Dr. Herbert J. Mays, this scholarship will be awarded to a student of outstanding academic promise who is studying Canadian History and who is entering either Fourth Year Honours or a program leading to a Masters' degree at The University of Winnipeg. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated interest in Canadian Social History. The scholarship is established by family and friends of Dr. Mays, Teacher, Department Chair, Senior Administrator, and Fellow of United College. Dr. Mays made significant contributions to The University of Winnipeg's Department of History and University-wide administration.


THE CENTRE FOR RUPERT’S LAND STUDIES at The University of Winnipeg invites applications for the 2016-2017 HARINGTON FELLOWSHIP

This fellowship will be provided to a student, or to an advanced postdoctoral or qualified independent scholar, who will be based at the Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies, contributing to the Centre’s activities and expressing an interest in historical environmental studies in the Hudson Bay watershed region, formerly known as Rupert’s Land, including research involving the use of Hudson’s Bay Company Archives at the Archives of Manitoba; and/or to students whose research focuses on the history of the Indigenous peoples and the fur trade in the Hudson Bay watershed, drawing at least partially upon the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives.  Click here for more information.


History Book Prize 

This prize will be presented alternately to the student in fourth year Honours History or Honours English who is continuing in the field of education, upon the recommendation of the department.

Victor Leathers Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, founded in 1982 in memory of Dr. Victor Leathers, will be awarded to a graduating student with a Major or Honours degree in French, Theatre or the History of Art, to assist him or her to undertake a period of study at a recognized university in France, in one of the areas specified above.

The H. V.  Rutherford Scholarship 

This perpetual scholarship was created by John and Kathleen Roberts in honour of their friend and mentor, Homer Vincent Rutherford, Professor Emeritus of History, and is intended to cover the costs of tuition for the most academically outstanding student who will be completing the final year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Winnipeg as a full-time student. Normally, this will be the final year of an Honours degree or a four year science degree. In a formal application, the student must indicate a clear interest in undertaking a career in teaching and research at the University level. Students in any discipline are eligible to apply, but if two or more students are equally qualified, preference will be given to a student who has majored in History.