Awards, Prizes, Scholarships

Scholarships and Prizes for which History Students are Eligible

Those in bold, underlined and italic are awarded by the History Department.

Scholarships

Alfred G. Bailey Undergraduate Scholarship
field: Arts. value: Variable. number: 1. duration: 1 year. conditions: Awarded to a Fredericton campus student in the Bachelor of Arts program who has declared a major in History. Selection will be made on the basis of scholastic attainment and financial need. donor: Students, colleagues and family established this scholarship in memory of Alfred G. Bailey, professor of History at UNB, librarian, poet and professor emeritus.

Dr. Bernie Vigod Memorial Scholarship
field: History. value: $1,000 per year. number: 1 each year. duration: 2 years. conditions: Awarded on the recommendation of the Department of History to an outstanding Fredericton campus student entering the Honours program in History. donor: Family and friends of the late Bernie Vigod.

Awards

I.O.D.E. Provincial Chapter Prize in History U (DLF) (PVF)
conditions: Two annual prizes of $100 have been donated by the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, Provincial Chapter, to be awarded on each campus to a Junior level (61-90 ch) student with the highest standing in British and/or Commonwealth History.

Sir Howard Douglas Award
conditions: Open to full and part-time undergraduate students who have completed at least Year two of an undergraduate degree program at UNB, have achieved Dean's List in the previous year and are nominated by their Faculty. Selection will be based on scholastic attainment and demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular and/or co-curricular activities.

Dr. A. G. Bailey Alumni Prize U(DLF)(PVF)
conditions: A $250 prize awarded annually on the recommendation of the History Department to a student entering the Senior level (91-120 ch) who has attained high academic standing and also demonstrated a wide interest in History. This prize is funded by the Associated Alumni.

Bruno Bobak Prize in Applied Arts U(DLF)(PVF)
conditions: A $300 prize awarded annually on the recommendation of the Office of the Dean of Arts to a Fredericton campus student enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Arts degree program who has the highest cumulative GPA in at least 6ch of Culture Studies and Art History courses completed during the year of the award. The prize is funded by the late Colin B. Mackay.

James K. Chapman Prize in History U/G(S) (DLF) (PVF)
conditions: A prize of $100 to be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of History for the outstanding presentation of a historical topic in such alternative forms as voice recordings, video tapes, games analyses, or computer projects. The prize has been established by Professor James K. Chapman to promote forms of expression in historical study other than written essays.

Rhoda Chapman Memorial Prize U
conditions: Two prizes of $1750 each to be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Undergraduate Committee in the Department of History, to Fredericton campus students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and have shown promise in at least one undergraduate or graduate course in the field of art history. At least one annual prize will normally be awarded to a student who has not yet completed more than 66 credit hours at the time of the award. The prize has been established to commemorate Rhoda Chapman's love of art, to reward students for outstanding achievement and to encourage further study in the field of art history. Rhoda Chapman was the wife of the late James K. Chapman, Professor of History, UNB Fredericton.

Cyrus and Anne Eaton Prize in American Studies G(DLF)(PVF)
conditions: Prizes in American History and American Literature, awarded annually to the student or students in the graduating class judged to have done the most distinguished work in American studies. The awards will be determined by a committee of professors from the different Departments offering courses in American studies.

Richard Burpee Hanson Prize U(DLF)(PVF)
conditions: A $450 prize to be awarded annually to a male student, other than a Beaverbrook Scholar, who has registered for the full Junior level (61-90 ch) in the Faculty of Arts, having completed the Freshman (1-30 ch) and Sophomore level (31-60 ch) in Arts at the University of New Brunswick or the sophomore level (31-60 ch) in Arts at such University and who has made the highest grades in English and History in the Sophomore level (31-60 ch) in Arts. The prize is funded by Mrs. R.B. Hanson.

Gillian Liebenberg Prize U(DLF)(PVF)
conditions: A prize of $250 to be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of History on the Fredericton campus to a mature female student who has demonstrated scholastic excellence in history.

Chester Martin Prize in History U(DLF)(PVF)
conditions: A prize of $200 to be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of History, to a student entering the History majors or honours program on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick who, during the first 60 ch, achieves a high average grade in twelve to eighteen credit hours in History, and an overall grade point average of at least 3.50. The prize was named by Dr. Alfred G. Bailey in memory of Chester Martin, a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and Canada's first Rhodes Scholar, who was for many years Head of the History Department at the University of Toronto.

Essay Prizes

Douglas Gold Medal G
conditions: A gold medal is offered for competition every year among undergraduates. This medal was founded by the late Sir Howard Douglas, Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of New Brunswick and first Chancellor of King's College. It is awarded for the best composition in prose or verse in the Greek, Latin or English languages, on any subject within the regular course of study pursued in the university. Undergraduate theses or reports may be considered along
with essays or verse compositions produced as part of regular class work. They may be revised by the student on the basis of instructors' comments. Compositions are submitted by instructors, with the consent of the student, through the department to a committee appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The medal is awarded at Encaenia.

Graham Prize in Military History U/G (DLF) (PVF)
conditions: A $200 prize to be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of History, for the best essay by a student on the Fredericton campus in an undergraduate seminar in war history. The prize has been endowed by friends, colleagues, and students of Dr. D.S. Graham in recognition of his contribution to scholarship.

J. Carlisle Hanson Prize in Rights, Freedoms, and the Media U (DLF) (PVF)
conditions: An $800 prize awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Arts Council Committee on Prizes, to a Fredericton campus student enrolled in an undergraduate Arts program who writes an outstanding essay on a subject related to the intersection of media and law (e.g. freedom of speech, particularly freedom of the press; regulatory policy; media and international human rights; copyright or intellectual property rights in the information age;
information technology and privacy). Preference will be given to a paper written by a student in the Law in Society Program. This prize is funded by James Carlisle Hanson, Q.C. (BA ’46, BCL '51) of Ottawa, to commemorate his dedication to the protection of free speech.

Malleson Prize in Imperial & Commonwealth Military History U(DLF)(PVF)
conditions: A $250 prize will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the History department to an honours or majors student in History on the Fredericton campus for the best essay in military history with particular emphasis on the role of imperial and/or Commonwealth military forces for the period commencing with the 20th century. This will encompass the Boer War, the World Wars, the Korean War, peacekeeping missions, and post-Cold War conflicts and operations.

Miramichi Historians’ Prize in New Brunswick History U(DLF)(PVF)
conditions: A $400 prize awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of History to a Fredericton campus undergraduate student who submitted an outstanding essay or report on new Brunswick history or biography to satisfy a regular course requirement. Preference will be given to studies done on Miramichi or Northumberland County topics. In the event that no qualifying essay or report on such topics is submitted in a given year, the award
will be granted for superior achievement in similar work for a course on New Brunswick, Atlantic, or Canadian history. This prize is funded by Professor Emeritus Willis D Hamilton, author of the Dictionary of Miramichi Biography and other works in honour of Robert Cooney, Louise Manny, W. Harold Davidson, James A Fraser and others whose writings have helped preserve Miramichi and provincial history.

Senator Muriel McQueen Fergusson Memorial Prize in History U/G(S)(DVF)(PVF)
conditions: A prize of $350 to be awarded annually to an undergraduate Fredericton campus student, on the recommendation of the Department of History, for an outstanding essay in Women's History. This essay would be part of a History course requirement. Candidates may be enrolled in any undergraduate degree program. The prize is named in honour of the first woman Speaker of the Senate. The prize has been funded by Dr. Gillian Thompson.

Jamie Reid Prize for History of the Military in New Brunswick U(DLF)(PVF)
conditions: A $200 prize to be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Department of History, to an undergraduate or graduate student for the best essay on the history of the military in New Brunswick written by a student on the Fredericton campus. The prize has been established by Major Jamie Reid of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

Eunice White Robertson Memorial Prize U/G(S)(DLF)(PVF)
conditions: A $1000 prize awarded annually to a female student who has made a careful investigation of some subject of local history of the Province of New Brunswick selected by the Department of History of the University, and has submitted a competent essay thereon, and has obtained a high standing in the History courses of the Junior level (61-90 ch) at the University. The essay is to be the principal criterion of the award, although the student's class standing will also be considered. This prize is funded by Mrs. Phoebe W.R. Keiffer.

James Simonds Prize in History U/G(S) (DLF) (PVF)
conditions: Sir Charters J. Simonds of London, England, has given to the University an amount to yield an annual income of $575, to establish "The James Simonds Prize in History", in honour of James Simonds, one of the original English settlers at the mouth of the Saint John River. The prize is awarded for the outstanding essay on any historical subject.

Rabbi David Spiro Essay Prize U/G(S) (DLF) (PVF)
conditions: A prize of $500 to be awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Arts Council Committee on Honours and Prizes, to a student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program on the Fredericton campus who writes a deserving essay relating to Jewish history, literature or contemporary affairs. The prize is provided by the congregation of the Sgoolai Israel Synagogue.

Harry Velensky Prize U/G(S) (DLF) (PVF)
conditions: A prize valued at approximately $400 has been made available to the University through the generosity of Mr. Harry Velensky, and is to be awarded annually to an undergraduate for the best essay, other than an Honours Thesis, on the subject of human relations, with a view to the promotion of a better understanding between all peoples at all levels of society.