Awards

Internal Awards

Recipients will be notified in the Fall and honoured at a reception held jointly with the Department of Social Science.

Eric Koch Award
This award honours Professor Eric Koch who retired in 2003. This award is given to a student in the second-year "Politics, Policy and the Media" course who has a high GPA, is recommended by the Course Director, and is continuing on as a major in Communications Studies.

Dalton Kehoe Prize
This award honours Professor Dalton Kehoe who retired in 2008. This award is given to a student in the second-year "Communication in Everyday Life" course who has a high GPA, is recommended by the Course Director, and is continuing on as a major in Communications Studies.

Jerry Durlak Prize
This award honours Professor Jerry Durlak who retired in 2005, and passed away in 2010. This award is given to a student in the second-year "Information and Technology" course who has a high GPA, is recommended by the Course Director, and is continuing on as a major in Communications Studies.

Penny Jolliffe Scholarship
Named in honour of a long-standing member of the Communications Studies Department at the University, this award goes to a student in the first-year "Introduction to Communications" course who has a high GPA, is recommended by the Course Director, and is continuing on into second year as a major in Communications Studies.

Reva Orlicky Memorial and Founding Friends Award
This award was established by York University alumni and friends to provide a bursary to a deserving upper-year Communication Studies major, under the guidelines of the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund. Priority will be given to those students who have shown an interest in, or are taking courses in, the context and conditions for radio/public broadcasting in Canada, who have a high GPA, and are in financial need.

University wide Awards

External Awards

Jim Allard Broadcast Journalism Scholarship
This annual scholarship [worth $1500] is offered to the student who best combines academic achievement with natural talent. The applicant needs to be jointly enrolled in our program and in a Community College studying broadcast journalism.

Ruth Hancock Scholarships
These annual scholarships [worth $1500 each] are designed to encourage talented, hard-working students to pursue careers in Canadian broadcasting or broadcast sales/marketing.

BBM Canada Scholarship
This annual scholarship [worth $4000] is offered to a 4th year student going on to graduate work in measurement of electronic media and related consumer behaviors.