Awards and Bursaries

Michael Baptista Essay Prize

The friends of Michael Baptista and the Royal Bank of Canada established the Michael Baptista Essay Prize. Two $500 prizes are awarded annually to both a graduate and an undergraduate student in recognition of an outstanding scholarly essay of relevance to the area of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

The Michael Baptista Essay Prize and Lecture are named in honour of Michael Baptista in recognition of the areas central to his spirit and success: the importance of his Guyanese/ Caribbean roots, his dedication to and outstanding achievement at the Royal Bank of Canada , and his continued and unqualified drive and love of learning.

The W. W. Anderson Award in Caribbean Studies

Awarded annually to a continuing third-year student enrolled in The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, Division of Social Science. The recipient must have succesfully completed at least 60 credits, with a cumulative grade point average of 6.0 or higher and is currently registered in a minimum of 18 credits. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, be an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need. The award of $560 is given during the Fall session. Preference is given to a student of African-Canadian heritage.

To receive consideration for this award, students must submit a Student Financial Profile. Students with disabilites have the option of submitting a paper application. Paper copies of the application are available at any of the disabilities service providers on campus.

Lydia Covenay Burnett Bursary

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: Bursary
No. of Awards: 1

Description: The bursary will be given annually to an undergraduate student currently enrolled in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 18 credits and have completed a minimum of 18 credits. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a clear and compelling passion for, and a history of working with, the Caribbean community or the Caribbean-Canadian community. Applicants must be in good academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 6.0) and demonstrate financial need.

Application Process: To receive consideration for this award, students must submit a Student Financial Profile to the Office of Student Financial Services. When submitting the Student Financial Profile on-line, students will be given the option to include a written statement re community involvement. Students with disabilities have the option of submitting a paper application. Paper copies of the application are available at disability service providers on-campus.