Departmental scholarship and awards

Department nominated undergraduate awards and scholarships:


Barbara and Murray Smith Scholarship in Canadian Politics

Up to $1,600, Offered annually to a continuing undergraduate student entering the final year in the Faculty of Arts, majoring in Political Science and focusing on Canadian politics. This scholarship is made possible by Nova Chemicals, Inc., the Varsity Conservative Party Riding Association, and a matching allocation from the Faculty of Social Sciences. This award is made in recognition of the distinguished service of Murray Smith.

Best Political Science Honours Thesis:

For the best undergraduate Honours Thesis in the Department of Political Science, open to any area of Political Science.

Best Undergraduate Paper In International Relations

The award is for the best student paper that advances the study of cross-border interactions between various groups to understand how such interactions affect people, states, regions and the global community. Open to all students in the 501 International Relations core course.

Best Undergraduate Paper:

The award is for the best student paper that advances the study of politics. Open to all students in a 400 or 500-level course in Political Science.

Christian Hillman Prize

Up to $800, Offered annually to a continuing undergraduate student entering the third or fourth year in the Faculty of Arts, majoring in Political Science who has completed at least three half-courses in Political Science over the last two consecutive terms. This Prize is made possible by the Family and friends of Christian Marie Hillman.

The Don I. Ray Paper Prize

For the best student paper analyzing the politics, policies, practice and promotion of social justice. “Social justice” is understood as the eradication of the root causes of exploitation and oppression so that there is a fair distribution of wealth, privilege and power. There is no restriction as to the region or time period. Open to all students in an undergraduate Political Science course.

This Prize is made possible by the generous donation of Dr. Don I. Ray.

Mark Grosjean Memorial Scholarship in Political Science:

This major scholarship recognizes excellence in Political Science and is intended to help the recipient focus on studies and related academic opportunities.

One scholarship is offered annually to an undergraduate student entering a third or fourth year in the Faculty of Arts, majoring in Political Science. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit. Preference will be given to students in the Honours program and/or those with a demonstrated interest in Political Theory or European Politics.

Established by Grosjean Family & Friends in memory of Mark Grosjean, University of Calgary Honours Student and 2017 Silver Medallion winner in Political Science.

The value of the Scholarship is $5,500.

No application is required. All qualified students will be considered.

To learn more about the establishment of the Mark Grosjean Memorial Scholarship, click here

Mark Grosjean Memorial Award for Conference Travel:

Up to $1,000, Established by the Grosjean Family and Friends, this scholarship is offered annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts Political Science Honours program. For more details see here

Weyland Scholarship

Up to $1,500, Offered annually to a continuing undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts, majoring in Political Science who has interest and ability in the area of constitutional studies. This Scholarship was established in memory of Chilton Mewburn Weyland, Maurice Chilton Weyland and Richard Walter Weyland, and was made possible by Mrs. Henrietta Weyland.

Past winners of undergraduate departmental scholarships and prizes

Undergraduate winners

Below you will find the winners of our Departmentally nominated undergraduate paper prizes and scholarships.

  • 2019-20     Karolina Krisandova
  • 2017–18    Radke, Amelia Sarah
  • 2016–17    Braun, Michelle Elizabeth
  • 2015–16    Espayos, Jose Nathaniel
  • 2014–15    Jerusalimiec, Lucas Daniel
  • 2013–14    Dandenault, Marcus Tracey
  • 2012–13    Weber, Jessica Dawn Marie
  • 2011–12    Schutz, Kyle James
  • 2010–11    Wakoluk, Brett Andrew
  • 2009–10    Bach, David Ashton
  • 2008–09    Gerke, Jocelyn Dawn
  • 2007–08    Porter, Allison Laraine
  • 2006–07    Harris, Matthew Vinecove

Established 2013–14.

  • 2019-20   Christopher Knoch
  • 2018-19   Andreae Sennyah
  • 2017–18  Coltyn Herman
  • 2016–17  Laura Silva Aya
  • 2015–16  Lucas Jerusalimiec
  • 2014–15  Stefan Parker
  • 2013–14  Kyle James Schutz

Established 2013–14.

  • 2019-20   Christopher Verklan
  • 2018-19   Mischa Longman
  • 2017–18  Kaitlyn Lee
  • 2016–17  Brett Goodwin
  • 2015–16  Erica Kunimoto
  • 2014–15  Ellen Lloyd
  • 2013–14  Graham Rapson
  • 2019-20   Cera Cruise
  • 2018-19   Roberto Borrelli
  • 2017-18   Alexandra Chanelle Champagne
  • 2016-17   Veniecia Abby-Gayle Laylor
  • 2015-16   Derek Michael Ray Baker
  • 2014-15   Mark Eric Grosjean
  • 2013-14   Erica Mika Lynn Kunimoto
  • 2012-13   Heidi Elizabeth Konnert
  • 2011-12   Rhiannon Myfanwy Lark Kirkland
  • 2010-11   Zain Jinnah
  • 2009-10   Kimberly Evelyn Macnab
  • 2008-09  Tyson Dean  Kennedy
  • 2007-08  David Andrew Dueck
  • 2006-07  Teale Nevada Phelps Bondaroff

Established 2015–16.

  • 2019-20  Ariana Agouridis
  • 2018-19  Leyde Rodriguez
  • 2017-18  Korinn Burgess
  • 2016-17  Alyna Campbell
  • 2015-16  Shayna Lawrie

Established 2018–19

 

Established 2018–19

  • Deferred due to COVID-19
  • 2018-19   William Gregson

 

  • 2019-20   Safiya El Ferro
  • 2018-19   Brayden Greestein
  • 2017-18   Diana Maban Owuoth
  • 2016-17   Laura Carolina Silva Aya
  • 2015-16   Christopher Michael Boettcher
  • 2014-15   Connor John Molineaux
  • 2013-14   Josh James  Roadhouse
  • 2012-13   Paul Kenneth Wright Huestis
  • 2011-12   Kalista Marie Kohlman
  • 2010-11   Michael Glenn Saunders
  • 2009-10   Kimberly Evelyn Macnab
  • 2008-09   David James Wahl
  • 2007-08   Chance Allen Minnett Watchel
  • 2006-07   Kristalee Mary Treasure