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Awards for
Undergraduate Students

Awards for Continuing and Graduating Students

Note: No application is required. The School’s Journalism Awards Committee meets in May each year to select the award candidates. All students eligible for a particular award are considered by the Committee.

John Bird Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to a graduating student in the Bachelor or Master of Journalism program who has shown the ability and high standards required for objective, carefully researched and responsible reporting.  Donor:  Estate of Florence Bird.  Endowed 1999

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Sheila Bird Scholarship in Journalism

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Journalism Program Head of the School of Journalism and Communication, to an outstanding student with a strong interest in international or legal reporting proceeding from 3rd year to 4th year in the Bachelor of Journalism program. Preference will be for a female student. Endowed in 2012 by family, friends and colleagues of Sheila Bird to honour her life and work.

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Dennis Bueckert Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Journalism

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to an undergraduate student with a strong interest in the environment.  Preference will be given to a student in the school’s science reporting course.  Endowed in 2007 by family, friends and colleagues of Dennis Bueckert to honour his life’s work. Revised 2009.

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Canwest/Don McGillivray Scholarship

Awarded annually  to a student in the Third or Fourth year of the undergraduate Journalism program.  Preference will be given to students with a Minor in Business or Economics who have demonstrated an interest in business and/or finance. The recipient will be selected by the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication.  The selection will be based on academic achievement, demonstrated interest in business, business journalism, innovative approach, and interest expressed in pursuing a career in journalism with a business/finance focus.  In the event that more than one candidate is eligible, then the candidate with the most exemplary record of service to the community will prevail.  Endowed in 2004 by Canwest Global Communications Corp. in memory of Don McGillivray, a fine reporter who spent his professional career aspiring to educate his readers on the fundamentals of business.  Revised 2009.

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CHIN/CJLL Radio Scholarship in Journalism

Value $2,500. Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to a student graduating from the Bachelor of Journalism program who shows promise as a broadcast journalist and has demonstrated a special interest in multicultural issues. Preference will be given to a student who is also multilingual. Established in 2006 by CHIN Radio.

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CTV Scholarship in Broadcast Journalism

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to outstanding undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Journalism program who are specializing in broadcast Journalism and are proceeding from one year to another.  Endowed in 2001 in honour of the 40th anniversary of CJOH Television in Ottawa.  Donor:  CTV Inc.

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The Anne Donaldson Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to an outstanding student in the Third or Fourth year of the Bachelor of Journalism program who has demonstrated excellence in the area of Community Journalism.  Established in 1998 by the Glebe Report Association Board in memory of Anne Donaldson to recognize her love of learning, devotion to her community and her leadership at the Glebe report until November 1997.  Donor:  Glebe Report Association Board, community, friends and family.

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The Education Foundation of the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals

Annual award of $500 in the School of Journalism to an outstanding student in a course devoted to problems of the mass media. Established 1986. Revised 2001.

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Bob Farquharson Memorial Award in Journalism

Awarded annually to an outstanding student enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program in the School of Journalism at Carleton University. Preference will be given to a Third-year student who has indicated an interest in pursuing a career in newspaper and magazine journalism. Donors: Canadian Managing Editors Conference and the Toronto Globe and Mail. Endowed 1980.

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Blair Fraser Memorial Award for Journalism Graduates

Offered annually to a Journalism student in his or her graduating year who, in the opinion of a board of selection, shows a marked aptitude for and interest in political reporting at the national and international level. Endowed in 1969 in memory of Blair Fraser, Ottawa editor of Maclean’s Magazine, by a group of his friends.

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Marisa Ann Golini Memorial Scholarship in Journalism

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to one or more deserving students showing exceptional ability in investigative reporting, community service and humanitarian interests who is (are) proceeding from one year to the next in the Bachelor of Journalism program.  Endowed in 1995 by Alfio and Esther Golini, parents of Marisa Ann Golini, a 1985 Carleton journalism graduate, and former news director of radio station CKQB-FM The Bear.

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Goldblatt Scholarship in Journalism

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to a graduating student in the Bachelor of Journalism program who excels in the study of reporting on Canadian government and politics.  Funded by the estate and friends of Murray Goldblatt, who shared his experience and passion for the media as a professor at Carleton for 19 years.  Established 1996.

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Margaret Graham Award

Value $500. Awarded annually to the undergraduate student with the best overall academic average, as well as a high overall average in journalism courses, proceeding from Third to Fourth year of the four-year Bachelor of Journalism program. This award is named in honour of Margaret Graham, who was one of the founding members of the Canadian Women’s Press Club in 1904. Donor: The Media Club (Ottawa Branch). Established 1977, revised 2009.

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Mitch Jacobson Memorial Award in Photojournalism

Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of a selection committee appointed by the Director, is the best photojournalist in the School of Journalism. Donor: Friends of Mitch Jacobson. Established 1986.

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Judith Johansen Memorial Award

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the School of Journalism to the Third-year Journalism student who submits the best series of interpretative reports during the academic year.  Endowed in 1982 by friends, fellow students and teachers of Judith Johansen, B.J. 1970 and candidate for the degree of M.J.

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Journalism Writing Style Book Award

Awarded annually as a book prize to a Journalism 28.220 [JOUR 2201] student, the writing style of whose class assignments shows exceptional merit. Donor: Anonymous. Endowed 1970.

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Charles Lazarus Scholarship

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the School of Journalism to a First-year Journalism student showing all-round academic excellence. Endowed in 1985 by the family of Charles Lazarus, in his honour.

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Jeannette Matthey Memorial Award

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to a student proceeding from Third to Fourth year of the Journalism program who shows promise as a future radio journalist. Donors:  Friends and colleagues of Jeannette Matthey, a former Carleton journalism student and an award-winning radio journalist with the CBC.  Endowed 1993.

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Marjorie Nichols Memorial Award

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to a graduating student in the Bachelor of Journalism program who shows exceptional promise as a future journalist.  Preference will be given to a female candidate.  Donors:  Friends and colleagues of Marjorie Nichols, a highly respected journalist who was a political reporter for nearly 25 years.  Endowed 1992.

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The Elizabeth Paulette-Coughlin and Peter Coughlin Scholarship in Journalism

Awarded annually on the recommendation of Director or Associate Director of the School of Journalism, to an outstanding undergraduate student entering or proceeding from one year to another in a Bachelor of Journalism.  Endowed in 2017 by Elizabeth Paulette-Coughlin and Peter Coughlin.

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Tim Ralfe Memorial Scholarship in Journalism

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to an outstanding student in the Bachelor of Journalism program who, in the eyes of the School’s Awards Committee, shows great promise as a future journalist.  The scholarship was established in memory of Tim Ralfe to recognize his illustrious career and the outstanding contribution he made to the field of Journalism. Endowed in 2001 by family, friends and colleagues of Tim Ralfe.  Revised 2009.

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PROUD FM Undergraduate Scholarship in Broadcast Journalism

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to an outstanding student proceeding from Third to Fourth year in the Journalism program who has demonstrated particular promise in broadcast journalism.  Endowed in 2007 by PROUD FM.

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Peter Reilly Scholarship

Awarded annually to a student entering either the Third or Fourth year of a degree program in the School of Journalism who shows talent, aptitude and concern for journalistic disciplines. Preference will be given to a student entering Fourth year who has demonstrated a potential for effective use of the medium of television, current affairs and/or documentary programs. Donors: Friends of the late Peter Reilly. Endowed 1978.

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Rogers Communications Award in Television Journalism

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the School of Journalism to the student graduating from the Bachelor of Journalism program who shows the most promise as a television journalist.  Endowed 1991 by Rogers Ottawa Ltd.

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Herman and Zelda Roodman Award in Journalism

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to a graduating student in the Bachelor of Journalism program for excellence in reporting.  Donors:  Mr. and Mrs. Herman S. Roodman.  Established 1965. Endowed 2002.

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Barry C. Scott/Canadian Pacific Railway Scholarship in Business Journalism

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to an outstanding student enrolled in the Business Journalism Program.  This award was established by Canadian Pacific Railway in memory of Barry C. Scott, BJ/67, a valued member of its Public Affairs team.  Donor: Canadian Pacific Railway.  Endowed: 2001.

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E. Norman Smith Memorial Award

Value $500.  Awarded annually to a Third-year Bachelor of Journalism student who, in the opinion of a selection committee appointed by the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, shows great promise as a newspaper journalist.  Established in 1995 in honour of E. Norman Smith, a founder of both the Ottawa Journal and The Canadian Press.  Donor:  Granddaughter Sheena Pennie, a principal of Delta Media.

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Kenneth F. Smith Memorial Awards in Journalism

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the School of Journalism and Communication, to the First-year student standing highest in the Honours Journalism program, as well as standing among the highest in the first year journalism course. Donated by relatives, friends and business associates in honour of the late Kenneth Smith, a Carleton Journalism graduate who became a noted business writer and editor with the Canadian Press. Endowed 1985, revised 2009.

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Richard R. Snell Memorial Award in Journalism

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the School of Journalism, to an outstanding student in the Honours Journalism program who shows exceptional abilities in investigative reporting.  Donated by friends and relatives in honour of Richard R. Snell, a Carleton Journalism graduate and Southam Fellow  who, following a notable newspaper career, became a leader in the field of public sector communications.  Endowed 1988.

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Kenneth R. Wilson Memorial Award for Journalism Graduates

Offered annually to a student graduating in Journalism who, in the opinion of a board of selection, shows exceptional promise as a future reporter and interpreter of Canadian affairs. Endowed  in 1953 in memory of Kenneth R. Wilson, Ottawa Editor of The Financial Post, by a group of his personal friends.

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K. Phyllis Wilson Scholarship in Journalism

Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Director of Journalism to outstanding students proceeding from one year to another in the Bachelor of Journalism program.  Donor:  Estate of K. Phyllis Wilson, a professor of the School of Journalism from 1966 to 1982.  Endowed 2000.

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Phyllis Wilson Award in Journalism

Awarded annually to the top student in Second-year reporting. The recipient is selected by the faculty members of the School of Journalism on the basis of recommendations from the Second- year reporting instructors. Donors: Friends and former students of Professor Phyllis Wilson. Endowed 1982.

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Awards Requiring Application

El-Aggan Family Muslim Community Award

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student in the School of Journalism and Communication or an undergraduate student studying towards a minor in Muslim studies.  Eligible candidates must demonstrate interest in the area of Human Rights for Muslims in Canada Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements and demonstrate financial need.  An application is required.  The recipient will be selected jointly by the Director of the School of Journalism and Communication and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam on the recommendation of the El-Aggan Steering Committee.  Endowed in 2006 by the El-Aggan family.  Revised 2008, 2012.

Please contact the School of Journalism and Communication for more information and the application form.  A call for applications will be announced  in April or May of each year.

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Bursaries

Note: Application is required.  See instructions at http://carleton.ca/awards/bursaries/

Julie Bycraft Memorial Bursary

Awarded annually to students in the School of Journalism and Communication who are in need of financial assistance to continue their studies. Endowed in 1999 by family and friends to honour Julie.

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Phyllis Cameron Urquhart Memorial Bursary

Awarded annually to deserving students entering or proceeding from one year to another in the Bachelor of Journalism program. Recipients will have demonstrated financial need, must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants or protected persons), and must meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements. Endowed in 2008 by the family, in memory of Phyllis Cameron Urquhart, BA/49.

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Alison Hardy Memorial Bursary

Awarded annually to a deserving student in the Third or Fourth year of the Journalism program who requires financial assistance to complete the program. Established in 1993 by the National Council of Women in memory of Alison Hardy who was an active member of the Council for many years.

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Don McGillivray Memorial Bursary in Journalism

Awarded annually to a deserving student entering or proceeding from one year to another in the Bachelor of Journalism program. Endowed in 2003 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Don McGillivray to honour his love of teaching and extend his passion for journalism to new generations of Canadian journalists.

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Pamela Jean Paterson Bursary in Journalism

Awarded annually to a deserving student from Ontario proceeding from third to fourth year in the Bachelor of Journalism program. Preference will be for a student who has overcome extreme personal difficulty, including financial, to pursue his or her education. Eligible recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person) and must meet OSAP’s Ontario residency requirements. Endowed in 2003 by Pamela Jean Paterson.

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Rea, Robert and Norm Paterson Bursary

Awarded annually to a deserving student who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Journalism, Humanities or Social Sciences program who is in need of financial assistance to continue their studies. Eligible students must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet the OSAP Ontario residency requirements. Donor: Norm Paterson, BJ 1972. Endowed 2000. Revised 2004.

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Frank Ratcliffe Memorial Bursary

Awarded annually to a full-time student in the Second, Third or Fourth year of the Bachelor of Journalism program. The bursary is awarded to a worthy student who is in need of financial assistance. Endowed in 1996 by the Canadian Olympic Association in memory of Frank Ratcliffe, the Association’s former Director of Communication.

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Trivial Pursuit Bursary

Awarded annually to deserving students in the Second, Third or Fourth year of the Journalism program who require assistance to complete their studies. Endowed in 1988 by the shareholders of Horn Abbot Ltd. in recognition of the perseverance, generosity and success of the creators of Trivial Pursuit and the Directors of Horn Abbot Ltd.

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