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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

Scholarships & Awards

Writing Awards
UC Writing Centre

Frederic Davidson Writing Awards

Established in 1948 in memory of Professor Frederic Davidson (UC ’90), the Frederic Davidson Competition offers one prize of $2,000, one of $1,000, and one of $500 annually to any undergraduate student registered at UC, or whose submission is linked to work in a UC program or affiliated Centre, for any type of academic essay. Preference will be given to essays on English or French literature.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • U of T Student: Registered in a UC program, Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Writing Awards
UC Writing Centre

Lorne Tepperman Prize for Public Writing at the University of Toronto

To provide an annual award to an undergraduate student registered at University College or whose submission is linked to work in a UC program or affiliated Centre.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Registered in a UC program, Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Writing Awards
UC Writing Centre

Meyer (Mike) Greenstein Memorial Student Award for Writing Excellence

Established in 2007 in memory of Meyer Greenstein (UC 1940), 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 the following categories: academic essay, other prose, poetry, drama, novel and short story.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Writing Awards

Norma Epstein Foundation Award for Creative Writing: National Literary Contest for University Students

The competition is held biennially and is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any Canadian University. Established in 1963 in memory of Norma Epstein (UC ’45), from surpluses accumulated in the fund, it supports prizes of up to a total of $2,000, each year in the categories of Poetry, Drama, Novel, Short Story, and Other Prose.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in any Canadian University
  • U of T Student: Enrolled in a college other than UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Writing Awards

Norma Epstein Foundation Awards in Creative Writing: University College

Established in 1946 in memory of Norma Epstein (UC ’45), the Norma Epstein Foundation Awards in Creative Writing is a competition held annually and 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. Established in 1946 in memory of Norma Epstein (UC ’45), the fund supports prizes of up to a total of $2,000, each year in the categories of Poetry, Drama, Novel, Short Story, and Other Prose.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Registered in a UC program, Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required