Scholarships for Graduating Students

 

Award Name Award Criteria Award Value *
The A.G. McKay Prize in Classical Studies Established in 1990 by Professor Emeritus A.G. McKay. To be awarded to a graduating student from an Honours program in Classics who, in the judgment of the Department of Classics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership.  $ 200
The Amelia Hall Gold Medal Established in 1985 by members of the Class of ’38 in recognition of Amelia Hall (Class of ’38), D. Litt. (Class of ’75), one of the great pioneers of Canadian theatre and a consummate actress, who performed on Canadian stage, screen, radio and television for 35 years. To be awarded to a graduating student who, in the judgment of the School of the Arts, has made a significant contribution to drama during the student’s University career. Non-monetary award
The Audrey Evelyn Mepham Award Established in 2001 by Gordon W. Mepham in loving memory of his wife Audrey Evelyn Mepham.  To be awarded to a student graduating from an Honours program in the Department of Health, Aging and Society who, in the judgment of the Department of Health, Aging and Society, has demonstrated notable academic achievement.  Preference will be given to a student who has completed a thesis or course paper on issues relating to Alzheimer’s Disease.  $ 1,200
The Bert MacKinnon Memorial Scholarship Established in 1996 in memory of Bert MacKinnon, B.A. (Class of ’43), LL.D  (Class of ’77), first Associate Chief Justice of Ontario (1978 to 1986).   One scholarship to be awarded to a graduating student who enrols in a  Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor or equivalent degree program in the academic year immediately  following graduation.  The student selected will have demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular activities.  $ 800
The Burke Memorial Ring Presented by science graduates of the University in memory of Dean C.E. Burke. To be awarded to a graduate of a B.Sc. program who is named to the Deans’ Honour List and who has made the most outstanding contribution to undergraduate activities. Non-monetary award
The Catherine MacNeill Prize Established in 1946 by bequest of Annie May MacNeill (Class of ’03).  To be awarded to a woman student in her graduating year who has attained notable standing in scholarship and has shown qualities of leadership.  $ 175
The Dr. Rudolf De Buda Scholarship Established in 1989 in memory of Professor de Buda by family, friends and colleagues. To be awarded to students who have achieved high academic standing in an Electrical or Computer Engineering program and who complete a thesis or project in their final year or intend to pursue graduate research in the field of Information Theory, Coding or Digital Communications.  $ 1,900
The E. H. Ambrose Gold Medal Established in 1971 by Clarkson Gordon in memory of their former Hamilton partner, E.H. Ambrose, member of the University’s Board of Governors from 1957 to 1967 and its Chair, 1965 to 1967, and augmented by Mrs. E.H. Ambrose in 1987. To be awarded to the student in the graduating class of a program in Commerce who, on the basis of scholarship and leadership, is judged to be the outstanding member of the class. Non-monetary award
The Humanities Medals for Special Achievement Established by the University in 1982. Up to five medals to be awarded to graduating students in the Faculty of Humanities in recognition of outstanding achievement in scholarship and contributions to the cultural and intellectual life of the University including such areas as the creative and performing arts and faculty government. Non-monetary award
The Iroquois Trophy Established in 1970 by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. To be presented to a graduating mechanical engineer on the basis of academic excellence, participation in campus societies, clubs, or other activities, and general leadership. A replica of the Trophy is permanently held by each winner. Non-monetary award
The John R. McCarthy Scholarship Established in 1987 by John R. McCarthy LL.D. (class of ’65), former Deputy Minister of University Affairs and Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of  Ontario.  To be awarded to a student graduating from a program in Arts &  Science, Humanities, Science, or Social Sciences who enrols in the Faculty  of Education of an Ontario university in the academic year immediately  following graduation. The student selected will have made a contribution to the life of the University by displaying leadership in student government or student affairs and leadership and sportsmanship in athletic endeavours.  $ 700
The Karl Kinanen Alumni Prize in Gerontology Established in 1992 by the Gerontology Alumni of McMaster University in recognition of Karl Kinanen for his leadership in the development of  Gerontological studies at the University.  To be awarded to a student graduating from a program in Gerontology who, in the judgment of the Department of Health, Aging and Society, has demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership in community activities.  $ 50
The McMaster University Futures Fund Graduand Scholarship Established in 2000.  To be awarded to the child of a member of McMaster University’s salaried pension plan who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.  Recipient must obtain a Cumulative Average of 8.0 or greater.  $ 1,000
The Pioneer Energy  LP Gerontology Prize Established in 1988 by the Pioneer Group Limited.  Two prizes to be awarded (a) one to a  student enrolled in 24 units or more and (b) one to a part-time student, both of  whom are graduating from a program in Gerontology who, in the judgment of  the Department of Health, Aging and Society, have demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular activities.  $ 45
The Pioneer Energy  LP Gerontology Prize Established in 1988 by the Pioneer Group Limited.  Two prizes to be awarded (a) one to a  student enrolled in 24 units or more and (b) one to a part-time student, both of  whom are graduating from a program in Gerontology who, in the judgment of  the Department of Health, Aging and Society, have demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular activities.  $ 45
The Rev. Allison M. Barrett Scholarship Established in 2010 by her family and friends in honour of Rev. Allison M. Barrett to celebrate her outstanding leadership and devoted service as Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 1996-2008. To be awarded to a graduating student in Honours Religious Studies with demonstrated excellence in Western Religious Thought who, in the judgment of the Department of Religious Studies, has achieved notable academic standing and intends to pursue graduate studies.  $ 1,000

*Award value subject to change