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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

Frederic Davidson Awards

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 essay.

Conditions Governing the Davidson Awards:

  1. This award is open to any undergraduate student registered at University College or enrolled in a UC program course or a course in an affiliated Centre.
  2. For entries judged to be of equal strength, preference will be given to essays on English or French literature.
  3. 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.
  4. Course instructors may nominate students with the students' consent.
  5. The name of the award winners will appear on the University College website.
  6. One hard copy of the prize-winning composition shall be permanently deposited with University College, but copyright shall remain with the author. A copy may be given to the donor with the author’s permission.