Established in 1948 in memory of Professor Frederic Davidson (UC ’90), the Frederic Davidson Awards offer one prize of $2,000, one of $1,000, and one of $625 each year for any type of academic essay.
Conditions Governing the Davidson Awards:
- This award is open to students enrolled in University College or to students from other colleges who are enrolled in University College-sponsored or affiliated courses or programs.
- For entries judged to be of equal strength, preference will be given to essays on English or French literature.
- Course instructors may nominate a student with the student's consent.
- Entries must have received a grade of at least 85%.
- Students registered at UC must submit work in a U of T course. Eligible non-UC students may submit work only from a UC program course or course in an affiliated centre.
- All entries shall automatically be entered into each of the competitions for which they are eligible. Students may submit no more than one entry in each category.
- The Writing Awards Committee may, if appropriate, choose to move an entry to a different category.
- The names of the award winners will appear on the University College website.
- Copyright for award-winning entries shall remain with the author.
- Entries shall be submitted online by May 15.