Undergraduate Awards & Scholarships


2018-19 Undergraduate Awards Submission Form [pdf]

SoA Awards Inventory List Template [docx]

On this page:

▶ Alice Hamilton Prize in Painting
▶ Carol E. Mills Memorial Scholarship for Painting and Printmaking
▶ Cecil C. Richards Memorial Award
▶ Dr. A.W. Hogg Undergraduate Scholarship
▶ George Swinton Memorial Scholarship
▶ Gissur Eliason Memorial Scholarship
▶ Helga Miller Scholarship
▶ Isbister Undergraduate Scholarship
▶ Kenneth Finkelstein Prize in Sculpture
▶ Lynn Sissons Memorial Scholarship
▶ Mitch Gowler Memorial Award
▶ School of Art Award
▶ Takao Tanabe Scholarship in Painting
▶ Tania (Tye) Asper Memorial Prize
 


ALICE HAMILTON PRIZE IN PAINTINGBack to top

The Alice Hamilton Prize in Painting was established in memory of Alice Hamilton, the first Honorary citizen of East St. Paul, by a gift from her son, Dr. Ian Hamilton and his wife Mary Brownley Hamilton. Alice Hamilton was active in the Searchlight Art Club in the 1920s, which met weekly at members' homes throughout Winnipeg. She specialized in painting china and watercolours. Mrs. Hamilton, and her husband Dr. F.W.L. Hamilton, were longtime residents and community leaders in the East St. Paul area.

The available annual interest from this endowed fund will support an annual prize for a graduating student from the degree or diploma programme in the School of Art at The University of Manitoba. This prize will be offered to a student who:

  • has completed the BFA, BFA (Hon.) or Diploma in Art in the School of Art;
  • has achieved the highest standing in all painting courses;
  • has submitted the top‐ranked portfolio of paintings to the School of Art Awards Committee.

To Apply:
Submit examples of work, in digital format (jpeg) to the School of Art General Office. Please email us at Soadvise@umanitoba.ca for more information.

Accepting Applications: March 1st 2018
Application Deadline:April 9, 2018

CAROL E. MILLS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPBack to top
FOR PAINTING AND PRINTMAKINGThis

In memory of his wife, Mrs. Carol E. Mills (B.Ed./85), Mr. John Mills has established an endowment fund (initial gift of $5,000) at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund. Carol was a talented painter and an art instructor. The Scholarship commemorates her dedication to both of these pursuits. The fund will be used to offer scholarships to students in the School of Art who work in painting and/or printmaking. The available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one scholarship to a student who:

  • is enrolled full‐time (minimum 60% course load) or part‐time (minimum 40% course load), in the second, third, or fourth year of study, in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), the Bachelor of Fine Arts, or the Diploma in Art;
  • has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
  • has demonstrated originality and commitment to painting and/or printmaking.

Preference will be given to students who work with water‐based media, including watercolour, acrylic, and mixed‐media.

 

Financial Aid and Awards:
Carol E. Mills Memorial Scholarship for Painting and Printmaking

To Apply:
Submit examples of work, in digital format (jpeg) to the School of Art General Office. Please email us at Soadvise@umanitoba.ca for more information.

Accepting ApplicationsMarch 1st 2018
Application Deadline: April 9, 2018


CECIL C. RICHARDS MEMORIAL AWARDBack to top

Through the bequest of Cecil Clarence Richards, R.C.A., a fund has been established at The University of Manitoba to found the Cecil C. Richards Memorial Award. An amount up to the annual interest on the fund will be available as determined by the selection committee to a student of the third- or fourth-year class in sculpture in the School of Art of the University of Manitoba, who, in the judgment of the selection committee, has experience in life modeling and a sound background in art.

To Apply:
Submit examples of work, in digital format (jpeg) to the School of Art General Office. Please email us at Soadvise@umanitoba.ca for more information.

Accepting Applications: March 1st 2018
Application Deadline: April 9, 2018


DR. A.W. HOGG UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPBack to top

The Dr. A.W. Hogg Undergraduate Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of highest average standings irrespective of year and course (except that students in the graduating year shall be excluded). Students must have qualified for the Dean's Honour List in their faculty or school to be eligible for consideration for these scholarships.

To receive payment, the winner must register for, and remain enrolled in, a full normal course‐load (1) in the next succeeding year of his/her degree or diploma course, or (2) if the scholarship was awarded on the work of a year in Arts or Science which is the final year of the minimum prerequisite for entrance to another faculty (e.g., Law), in the first year of that faculty.

Financial Aid and Awards:
Dr. A.W.Hogg Undergratuate Scholarship

To Apply:
No additional application material necessary.  ChAward will be granted on basis of academic standing.


GEORGE SWINTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPBack to top

Family and friends of George Swinton have established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba to offer scholarships to Aboriginal students in the School of Art. George Swinton was a painter, a printmaker, and an art instructor who served as a faculty member in the School of Art from 1954 to 1974. George was an authority on Inuit art and this scholarship honours his connection with Canada's northern artists. One scholarship valued at $750 will be offered to a student who:

  • is Aboriginal (Status, Non‐Status, Metis, Inuit);
  • is enrolled full‐time (minimum 60% course load) or part‐time (minimum 40% course load), in any year of study, in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), the Bachelor of Fine Arts, or the Diploma in Art;
  • a. has been successfully admitted to the School of Art; OR
  • b. as a continuing student, has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0;
  • shows promise of continuing to complete work of merit in any art field.

Preference will be given to a student who grew up in northern Canada (Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut).

To Apply:
Submit examples of work, in digital format (jpeg), to the School of Art General Office. Please email us at Soadvise@umanitoba.ca for more information.

Accepting Applications: March 1st 2018
Application Deadline: April 9, 2018


GISSUR ELIASON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPBack to top

In memorial tribute to Gissur Eliasson, for many years a professor in the School of Art of The University of Manitoba, earlier an instructor at the Winnipeg School of Art, and long respected as teacher and artist in the wider community, his family and friends have established a scholarship fund at The University of Manitoba.

The scholarship will be available to a student in the School of Art who, in the judgment of the selection committee:

  • has achieved at a high level in studio and workshop courses in the school;
  • gives promise of continuing to do outstanding work in the art field.

The recipient must be returning to study at the School of Art in the subsequent fall term.

To Apply:
Submit examples of work, in digital format (jpeg) to the School of Art General Office. Please email us at Soadvise@umanitoba.ca for more information.

Accepting Applications: March 1st 2018
Application Deadline: April 9, 2018


HELGA MILLER SCHOLARSHIPBack to top

The family of Helga Miller (B.A./32, B.Ed./60) has established an endowment fund of $9,000 in her honour at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to this fund. Helga Miller also received a diploma from the Winnipeg School of Art in 1935 and a B.A.(Hons.) degree in children's literature from the University of Winnipeg. She was an artist who was also an art teacher and a school librarian in Winnipeg for many years, and she encouraged her students to develop a lasting interest in both art and literature. The fund will support an annual scholarship in the School of Art.

The available annual interest on the fund is to be awarded each year to a full‐time undergraduate student in the School of Art who is deemed by the selection committee to be doing exceptional work in drawing and/or watercolour.

To Apply:
Submit examples of work, in digital format (jpeg) to the School of Art General Office. Please email us at Soadvise@umanitoba.ca for more information.

Accepting Applications: March 1st 2018
Application Deadline: April 9, 2018


ISBISTER UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPBack to top

Isbister Undergraduate Scholarships are to be offered to students who:

  • have been ranked above all competitors on the average of the grades on the subjects for which the scholarships are given (or in cases where more than one scholarship is offered, are members of a group that has been so ranked) or have become eligible through reversion; and
  • have removed at the same examination period, or prior to it, any condition from a previous year that may have been registered against them.

The scholarship is to be used in the annual session following that of the examinations at which it was won. To receive payment, in the next succeeding academic year, the winner must be registered full‐time and in attendance at the University of Manitoba or an affiliated college (i) in the same degree course or (ii) in the first year of any other faculty (e.g., Law, Management), if the scholarship has been awarded based on course work completed in University 1, Arts, or Science that meets the minimum prerequisites for admission to that faculty. Within the faculties and schools, Isbister Undergraduate Scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of highest related average standings irrespective of year and course, subject to the following two provisos:
(a) No Isbister Undergraduate Scholarship shall be awarded in the graduating year of any faculty or school;
(b) No distinction shall be made between general and honours students.

To Apply:
No application necessary. Award will be granted on basis of academic standing.


KENNETH FINKELSTEIN PRIZE IN SCULPTUREBack to top

In memory of Kenneth Finkelstein, a prize in sculpture is offered annually by his sisters, Mrs. Lionel Rosebourne and Mrs. Pearl Silverstone, to degree or diploma students of the University of Manitoba School of Art.

To Apply:
Submit examples of work, in digital format (jpeg) to the School of Art General Office. Please email us at Soadvise@umanitoba.ca for more information.

Accepting Applications: March 1st 2018
Application Deadline: April 9, 2018


LYNN SISSONS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPBack to top

From the bequest of Miss Lillian (Lynn) Sissons left in trust with The Winnipeg Foundation, an annual award will be offered at the University of Manitoba, effective in the fall of 1986.

This award will be available to a student in the School of Art who presents the best water colour to a selection jury.

To Apply:
Submit examples of work, in digital format (jpeg) to the School of Art General Office. Please email us at Soadvise@umanitoba.ca for more information.

Accepting Applications: March 1st 2018
Application Deadline: April 9, 2018 


MITCH GOWLER MEMORIAL AWARDBack to top

In memory of Mitchell Glen Gowler, his classmates, instructors and friends have established a fund at the University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Scholarships and Bursaries Initiative has made a contribution to this fund.

From this fund, effective in January of 1988, two awards of $250 each will be made available annually to full-time students in the School of Art degree program. One of these awards will be made to a student with a major in Advanced Drawing I, the other to a student with a major in Advanced Printmaking I or the equivalent in half courses.

To be eligible, each of the recipients must:

  • have achieved B+ or better standing in the course preliminary to the major course in his/her disciplines, i.e., in Advanced Drawing I or Printmaking I (or the equivalent in half courses);
  • have a minimum overall B+ standing;
  • show evidence of promise as an artist;
  • show sensitivity and helpfulness to others in his/her field and to the general community;
  • be enrolled in at least 21 credit hours in the year of the award.

Students may either apply for these awards or be nominated by fellow students or staff in the School of Art. Students should provide letters of recommendation to support nominations.

To Apply:
Submit a statement of contributions made to others in your field and to the general community, and also and examples of recent work, in digital format (jpeg), to the School of Art general office. Please email us at Soadvise@umanitoba.ca for more information.

Accepting Applications: March 1st 2018
Application Deadline: April 9, 2018


SCHOOL OF ART AWARDBack to top

The purpose of the award is to support projects devoted to creative work and/or creative research in the visual arts. This award is open to all students, full‐time and part‐time, registered in any course in the School of Art. Students must be enrolled at the time of application and during the academic year in which the award is tenable.

To Apply:
Submit examples of work, in digital format (jpeg) to the School of Art General Office. Please email us at Soadvise@umanitoba.ca for more information.

Accepting Applications: March 1st 2018
Application Deadline: April 9, 2018


TAKAO TANABE SCHOLARSHIP IN PAINTINGBack to top

Valued at $2400, for a full-time student in third year in a Major in Painting within the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), Studio Program with high academic standing:

Financial Aid and Awards:
Takao Tanabe Scholarship in Painting

To Apply:
Submit examples of work, in digital format (jpeg) to the School of Art General Office. Please contact Soadvise@umanitoba.ca for further details.

Accepting Applications: March 1st 2018
Application Deadline: April 9, 2018 


TANIA (TYE) ASPER MEMORIAL PRIZEBack to top

A fund, initially valued at $1000, has been established at the University of Manitoba in memory of Tania (Tye) Asper. From this fund, a prize valued at up to 70 percent of the income, shall be awarded annually to the student who:

  • has completed a program in the School of Art and is graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree or with a Diploma in Art in painting (thesis or workshop) and;
  • deserves recognition, in the opinion of the selection committee, for exceptional work in painting over the course of the entire program.

To Apply:
Submit examples of work, in digital format (jpeg) to the School of Art General Office. Please contact Soadvise@umanitoba.ca for further details.

Accepting Applications: March 1st 2018
Application Deadline: April 9, 2018