Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies Awards

To be considered for any of the awards listed below, students must be enrolled full-time in a program from the Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies, and can apply by selecting In-Course Scholarships through STU-VIEW during the award application window.

If you have any questions about individual awards or the application process, please contact us at awards@georgebrown.ca.

If you are interested in helping us expand our awards program please contact the George Brown College Foundation.

List of Available Awards for Preparatory and Liberal Studies Students:

Adele Lynn Jacobson Memorial Scholarship

Friends & Family of Adele Lynn Jacobson have donated funds for the establishment of the Adele Lynn Jacobson Memorial Scholarship. The award is available to students in Academic Upgrading program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must demonstrate effort and commitment to furthering education. (no GPA in Academic Upgrading)
  • Student must display financial need

AU Grit and Determination Award

The School of Work and College Preparation staffhas donated funds for the establishment of the AU Grit and Determination Award. The award is available to students in the A738: Anglo (Hearing) and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Academic Upgrading (ASL) program.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must submit an essay about grit and determination in English or ASLdescribing how they are able to accomplish their academic achievements, with all the obstacles in their life.

AWCCA Faculty Team Scholarship

AWCCA faculty donated funds for the establishment of the AWCCA Faculty Team Scholarship. The award is available to students in the R107 Assaulted Women’s & Children’s Counsellor Advocate program in their second year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must display financial need
  • The student must demonstrate outstanding group process skills and contribute to a positive classroom learning environment

AWCCA Scholarship

AWCCA faculty donated funds for the establishment of the AWCCA Scholarship. The award is available to students in the R107 Assaulted Women’s & Children’s Counsellor Advocate program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must demonstrate financial need.

BMO Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Academic Achievement Award

BMO Financial Group has donated funds for the establishment of the BMO Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Academic Achievement Award. The award is available to students in the A107 program in their third semester year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • The student must demonstrate self-motivation, passion about learning and demonstrates higher-than-average achievement.

BMO Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Community Involvement Award

BMO Financial Group has donated funds for the establishment of the BMO Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Community Involvement Award. The award is available to students in the A107 program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • The student must be actively involved in the Community (college and/or external)
  • Student must exhibit diligence and interest in  future study

BMO Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Moving Forward Award

BMO Financial Group has donated funds for the establishment of the BMO Transitions to Post-Secondary Education Moving Forward Award. The award is available to students in the Graduate of A107 or RTE program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • The student must demonstrate they have overcome obstacles and adversities to undertake their studies at GBC.

Calazavara Commemorative Award

Andrea Daley has donated funds for the establishment of the Calazavara Commemorative Award. The award is available to students in A107 Transitions to Post-Secondary Education in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must be actively involved in the Community (college and/or external)
  • The student must be promoting acceptance of LGTTQ community and demonstrate leadership

Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies Scholarship

The Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies Scholarshipis awarded to a student in a CPLS program (on an annual rotational basis) in their final semester of study
The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Student must display financial need
  • The student must demonstrate leadership as determined by faculty.

Dean's Medal

CPLS awards a Dean’s Medal to a graduating student in each program of the Centre. The award goes to a student who has high academic standing and demonstrates promise in the opinion of the faculty

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA

Ecole Polytechnique Memorial Award

The President's Office has donated funds for the establishment of the Ecole Polytechnique Memorial Award. The award is available to students in the R107 Assaulted Women’s & Children’s Counsellor Advocate program in their second year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must display financial need
  • The student must demonstrate commitment to genderbased antiviolence work

GAS Achievement Academic Award

The General Arts and ScienceAchievement Academic Award. The award is available to students in the R101 General Arts and Science (Diploma) and R104 General Arts and Science (Certificate) program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must Minimum of 3.5 GPA

Student must demonstrate leadership by example

Jean Jordan Assaulted Women and Children’s Counsellor Advocate Scholarship

Beth Jordan has donated funds for the establishment of the Jean Jordan Assaulted Women and Children’s Counsellor Advocate Scholarship. The award is available to students in the R107 program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must display financial need
  • The student must demonstrate commitment to the program’s focus.

Lilia Santos-Villa Memorial Scholarship

Cordi Villa has donated funds for the establishment of the Lilia Santos-Villa Memorial Scholarship. The award is available to students in the R107 Assaulted Women’s & Children’s Counsellor Advocate program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must display financial need
  • The student must demonstrate efforts to overcome obstacles, strive to achieve the "best for women", and  focus on international work.
     

Mental Health Conference Scholarship

The Mental Health Conference Scholarship is awarded to students in A107 Transitions to Post-Secondary program, A105 Assistant Cook Extended Training and A106 Construction Craft Worker Extended Training program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • The student must be actively involved in the Community (college and/or external)\
  • Student must display financial need
  • The student must be entering a further post-secondary or apprenticeship program and demonstrate interest in their area of study.

Naranjan Singh Award

The Naranjan Singh Award is available to students in the R101 andR104 program in their first year of study, with the highest GPA.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must Minimum of 3.5 GPA

President's TPE Bursary

The President's Office has donated funds for the establishment of the President's TPE Bursary. The award is available to full time students in the A107 Transitions to Post-Secondary Education  program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must demonstrate academic and personal excellence.

Sandra Fishleigh Award

The Sandra Fishleigh “Founding Mother” Award is presented in honour of the first Program Coodinator of the Assaulted Women’s & Children’s Counsellor Advocate program. The award is available to students in the R107 program in their second year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • The student must demonstrate excellent attitude, advocacy, and activism in field placement and community involvement.

Uncle Bob Scholarship

College Staff have donated funds for the establishment of the Uncle Bob Scholarship in memory of Professor Bob Koledin. The award is available to students in all access programs in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must display financial need

Wendy Bray and Cathy Callaghan Scholarship

Wendy Bray & Cathy Callaghan donated funds for the establishment of the Wendy Bray and Cathy Callaghan Scholarship. The award is available to students in the R107 Assaulted Women’s & Children’s Counsellor Advocate program in any year of study.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • Student must display financial need

Scholarships, awards, and bursaries listed are subject to change without prior notice, and are subject to conditions as may be set down by the college and/or the donor of the award.

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