Undergraduate Awards

Amounts vary by year and range from about $150 to $2500. For the current year’s award details, please check Award Search.

Mary Isabel BUXTON Memorial Prize (ID 1233)
A prize has been endowed in memory of Mary Isabel Buxton by her sister Clarissa Buxton. The award is offered to an outstanding student in any introductory course in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies and is made on the recommendation of the Department

Isaac and Chaika CHERNOV Scholarship (ID 1176)
A scholarship has been endowed by Mrs. Chaika Chernov. The award is made to an undergraduate student pursuing a course in Judaic Studies, within the Department of Religious Studies and is made on the recommendation of the Department.

Keith CLIFFORD Memorial Prize in Religious Studies (ID 1294)
A prize has been endowed by friends and colleagues in memory of N. Keith Clifford, Professor of Church History in the Department of Religious Studies. The award is offered to a student taking courses in Christian church history and is made on the recommendation of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies.

Ian and Frances DOWDESWELL Scholarship in Classical Studies (ID 1315)
Scholarships have been endowed by Ian and Frances Dowdeswell for students in Classical Studies. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies.

Hanna E. KASSIS Prize in Religious Studies (ID 1311)
A prize has been endowed by friends and colleagues in honour of Professor Emeritus Hanna E. Kassis. The award is offered to a student in Religious Studies, with preference given to a student with a demonstrated interest in Islamic Studies. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies.

Bonnie and Maurice I. LERMAN Scholarship in Judaic Studies (ID 1144)
A scholarship endowed by Bonnie and Maurice I. Lerman is awarded to the outstanding student in Judaic Studies. It is awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Arts.

W. H. MACINNES Scholarship in Greek (ID 568)
This scholarship, the gift of Mr. W. H. MacInnes of Vancouver, is awarded to the outstanding student completing Greek 200 who is continuing undergraduate studies in a program including an advanced course or courses in Greek.

Dr. Roderick MCKENZIE Bursary in Classics (ID 8032)
Dr. Roderick McKenzie has endowed bursaries to assist  needy undergraduate students enrolled in third or fourth year courses in Latin, Greek or Classical Studies. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies in consultation with Student Financial Assistance and Awards.

Belle MULHOLLAND Memorial Prize in Religious Studies (ID 1282)
A prize has been endowed by friends and colleagues in memory of Belle Mulholland, sessional lecturer in Religious Studies. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies to a student majoring in Religious Studies with an interest in religion and art.

Lemuel F. ROBERTSON Memorial Scholarship (ID 1161)
Professor Lemuel F. Robertson, Classical Gold Medalist at McGill University in 1899, was appointed to the staff of the old Vancouver College in 1901. He taught at McGill College of B.C. from 1906 to 1915 and became the first active Head of the Department of Classics of the University of British Columbia in 1915, a position that he held until his retirement in 1941. He was, quite literally, one of the Makers of the University. This award, endowed by his family and to which his many friends have been invited to contribute, is intended to assist students, both undergraduate and graduate, who are pursuing Classics as their major field of study. The award is made on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies.

John L. CATTERALL Scholarship in Classics (ID 1158)
One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding students in the major, honours or graduate programs in Classics. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies.

David and Blanche GWYNNE-VAUGHAN Memorial Scholarship (ID 1110)
Scholarships have been endowed through a bequest by Adelaide Ann Vaughan Batemen as a memorial to her parents, David Edward and Eva Blanche Gwynne-Vaughan. The scholarships are offered to promising and deserving graduate students in Religious Studies or to undergraduate students in their second, third or fourth year of an honours, major or minor program in Religious Studies, with a preference where possible for students focusing on the area of Christian Studies. In adjudicating the award, consideration is given, not only to academic achievement, but also to personal qualities and character. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies and, in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.