There are many awards, bursaries, and prizes available to students in the Department of English Language & Literature. Some specific to particular programs, and some open to all students. Some of these awards require applications through the Student Awards office; for some, students are automatically considered for the award according to various eligibility requirements; two prizes require that students submit essays.
Please note that there are two awards for which the Department runs an annual competition:
Carole LaMothe Memorial English Essay Prize
The Carole LaMothe Memorial English Essay Prize is open to students in our department’s second-, third-, and fourth-year courses; students submit a marked copy of an essay from one of the courses they have taken to the Department for consideration (multiple entries are possible).
First-Year English Essay Prize
The First-Year English Essay Prize is open to students in any of our first-year courses; students submit an essay from their first-year course to the contest.
Look for announcements about the the Carole LaMothe Memorial English Essay Prize and the First-Year English Essay Prize in late March; the deadline for submissions is usually in late April or early May.