Established in 2007 in memory of Meyer Greenstein (UC '40), the Meyer (Mike) Greenstein Memorial Student Award for Writing Excellence offers a single prize of up to $1,000 each year for excellence in any of these categories:
- Academic Essay
- Other Prose
- Short Story
Conditions Governing the Greenstein Award:
- 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. Preference will be given to students who have used the services of the UC Writing Centre in the past.
- 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 of the following categories: Academic Essay on English or French Literature; Academic Essay on a Topic Other than English or French Literature; Public Writing; Other Prose; Poetry; Drama; Novel; and Short Story.
- Other Prose includes such forms as journalism, biography, and travel literature.
- Entries in the categories of Poetry, Drama, Novel, and Short Story may include a poem or small group of thematically related poems, a play of any length, a short story or small group of thematically related short stories of up to 7,500 words, an excerpt from a novel of up to 7,500 words.
- Course instructors may nominate students with the students' consent.
- The name of the award winner will appear on the University College website.
- 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.