Bill and Catherine Young Prize in History

Awarded for the best essay submitted for a History course by a first-year student in either a major or an honours History program, upon recommendation of the faculty in the Department.  Value: $250.

Young Travel Bursary

Available for any upper level history student wanting to travel outside of Sherbrooke to conduct archival research or present a research paper at a conference.  The bursary will be awarded upon application to the history department.  Value: $250.  Max recipients: 1 per year

Robin Burns Memorial Book Prize

Awarded to a first year Double Major Social Studies and Secondary Education student for the best essay in history, the recipient will receive a scholarly book of critical acclaim on history or a related field. It is funded annually by the Department of History. This award was established in 2010 in memory of Professor Robin Burns, dedicated teacher and scholar in the Department of History, 1979 to 1998.

Robin Burns dedication from the Quad magazine

Malcolm and Evelyn Doak Prize in History

This prize is awarded to the undergraduate history student who presents the best essay of one of four historical topics to be assigned at the beginning of the academic year. Value:  $250.

Malcolm graduated from Bishop’s in 1924 (B.A. in History) and Evelyn in 1926 (B.A. in English Literature). Malcolm’s grandfather, Rev. Felix Boyle ’1853 was a member of the first graduating class from Bishop’s. The Prize, founded in 1985, is given with love and honour of the 50th wedding anniversary of Malcolm and Evelyn. They married during the Easter break in 1929 and held their Golden Wedding Anniversary in Ottawa. Their three children all attended BU. Mary and Judy both found their husbands at Bishop’s in the Divinity House. Mary married Pat Playfair, an Archdeacon, and Judy married Ed Lackey, the Bishop of Ottawa.

Malcolm Doak

Mom and dad’s love for, and interest in Bishop’s, continued through the years up until their deaths in 1986 and 1987.

Robert, Judith and Mary Doak

Scott Lowd ’90 (Honours B.A. in History) won the award in 1988. He had spent two years working with Dr. Robin Burns on a research project dealing with political leaders from the Eastern Townships. He also worked on a project on the history of Milby, a small village in the Townships that the Society hopes to establish as an historical site.

Roderick Thaler Memorial Prize

Awarded on the recommendation of the History Department to a graduating student in history.  Value: $100.

Len Kornack Bursary

Awarded to a student majoring in History who is a Canadian citizen and demonstrates financial need.  Recipients are selected by the department upon submission of application in early September. Student must be in good academic standing.

Len (Leonard) Kornack ’64 passed away in 2011.
Len (Leonard) Kornack ’64 passed away in 2011

Bishop’s University Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries

Through the help of government, alumni, current students, faculty and staff, the Bishop’s Foundation, corporations and private donors, over 53% of our students receive financial assistance through scholarships, awards, grants, bursaries and loans. Just because you aren’t top of your class, or super involved outside the classroom, or can’t run the fastest doesn’t mean you won’t be eligible. We have hundreds of scholarships and awards that have a wide variety of requirements…you never know what you might receive!