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Student Awards

Political Science


Claudia Wright Essay Prize
In honour of long-time Political Science Professor Claudia Wright (1940-2009), the Political Science Department awards an annual prize for the most outstanding essay written by a Political Science student in any course. A winner and three honourable mentions are chosen every year.

Lloyd Axworthy Scholarship in Politics

This scholarship was established by the Manitoba Council on Post-Secondary Education to honour Dr. Lloyd Axworthy (B.A., 1961, United College; M.A., 1963, Ph.D. 1972, Princeton) for his many years of public service. It will be awarded to a student pursuing studies in the Department of Politics. Preference may be given to a student with a demonstrated interest in international relations or in urban issues.

Dieter Hoehne Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded, at the recommendation of the Department, to an Aboriginal student with the highest standing entering the second, third, or fourth year of the Politics three-year, four-year or Honours program.

D.J. Jessiman Scholarship in Politics
This scholarship, established by D.J. Jessiman, Q.C., in the 1970s, will be awarded on the recommendation of the Politics Department, to a student who obtains high general standing in first year, and who follows in second year with a Major or Honours program in Politics.

Marion and David Korn Scholarship in Politics
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 4-year or Honours Politics program.

Albert Clifford Matthews Memorial Scholarship in Politics
This scholarship has been established by Douglas, Cameron and Valerie Matthews (Class of 1975) in memory of their father, Albert Clifford Matthews (Class of 1948). It will be awarded, on the recommendation of the Department, to the student who obtains the highest standing in the third year of a Major or Honours program in Politics and who continues in Honours Politics in the following year.

Bill and Helen Norrie Scholarship in Politics
This scholarship, established by former Mayor of Winnipeg, Bill Norrie (B.A., United College, 1950; LL.D., 1982) and his wife, Helen (B.A., United College, 1953) is to be awarded, on recommendation of the Department, to the student who obtains the highest standing in the second year of a Major or Honours program in Politics and who continues his/her program in that Department the following year.

Peat-Goodridge Prize
Established in 1974 by Dr. Allen Mills of the Department of Politics, this prize will be awarded annually to the best student in a political theory course in the Politics Department.

Yvonne Prefontaine Memorial Award in Politics
This scholarship is awarded in honour of Yvonne Prefontaine, a "Student of Distinction" from 1989-91. It will be awarded annually to a student who has done outstanding work in one or more courses in Politics.