FGS Awards

Faculty of Graduate Studies

FGS Awards


Current Students

Internal and External Awards and Scholarships

Current students who are looking for information about internal and external scholarships and awards will find that information on the Financial Support and Fees webpages — CLICK HERE. These awards, based on merit and/or need, support students during their studies at Brock.

The Financial Support and Fees information is organized as follows:

Internal Financial Support:
Includes information about donor awards, graduate assistantships, travel expenses, on campus employment and international funding opportunities. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

External Financial Support:
Includes information about Tri-Council External Scholarships (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR), Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) and other prestigious external awards. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Awards in graduating year

Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Award
An annual award to one Master's and one Doctoral graduate student in a research based program from each of Brock's six academic Faculties (Faculty of Applied Health Science, Faculty of Business (excludes MAcc, MAcc ISP, MBA, MBA ISP programs), Faculty of Education (excludes MEd course-based, MEd ISP programs), Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Faculty of Social Sciences (excludes MADS) based on nominations from each Faculty. The recipient will be acknowledged at his/her convocation.
Nomination form
Value: $1,000/award

Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock Medal

The Brock University Board of Trustees has provided the Board of Trustees Spirit of Brock Medal for graduating students who best exemplify Sir Isaac Brock's spirit. The Chair of the Board presents each recipient their medal at the Spring & Fall convocation ceremonies.We invite faculty members to encourage students, who they feel best exemplify these qualities, to apply for the award through the Office of Student Awards and Financial Aid.
More details are available on the Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) website.

The President's Surgite Award

The President's Surgite Award is intended to recognize those students who have been outstanding in one or more of the following areas:
- Demonstrated exemplary leadership in a student club, organization, association or team.
- Did something exceptional that helped to advance Brock's academic reputation.
- Made a significant contribution to student life at Brock.
- Provided a valuable service to Brock or the broader community.
More details are available on the Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) website.


Faculty, staff and alumni

FGS Graduate Mentorship Awards

Established in 2011, the awards honour and recognize the essential role of faculty supervisors in the mentorship of graduate students. Awards are presented in two categories:
- mentorship of master’s students only
- mentorship of both master’s and PhD students
Value: $1,000 to assist faculty with ongoing graduate student mentorship
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FGS Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes graduates of Brock’s master’s and doctoral programs for outstanding achievement in and contributions to graduate studies, graduate education or graduate culture, at Brock or elsewhere, that has made a difference to their communities and beyond.
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Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award
To recognize faculty, staff and students for their work and leadership in enhancing the graduate studies experience for students at Brock University.
The award is an opportunity to recognize individuals, from across Brock’s graduate community, for contributing in a variety of ways to the improvement of the quality of graduate education and thereby contributing to helping to build a vibrant graduate studies culture at Brock University.
Nominations are ongoing with a cut-off date of December 15 each year for award selection the following Winter term.
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Graduate School Association awards

The FGS oversees the nomination for several awards as members of graduate school associations in Canada and the United States as follows:

Canadian Association for Graduate Studies

- CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards
- CAGS/ETS Award for Excellence and Innovation in Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience
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Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS)
- NAGS/ETS Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education
- Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award
- Graduate Faculty Teaching Award (Master’s Level)
- Graduate Faculty Teaching Award (Doctoral Level)
- Master’s Thesis Award
- Doctoral Dissertation Award
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