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Scholarships & Awards

Writing Awards

Frederic Davidson Competition

Established in 1948 in memory of Professor Frederic Davidson, the Frederic Davidson Competition offers one first prize of $1,000, one second prize of $500 and one third prize of $250 each year for essays on English or French literature.

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

  • 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

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

The Norma Epstein Foundation Awards for Creative Writing at University College at the University of Toronto were established in 1946 in memory of Norma Epstein (UC 1945). Biennial national prizes are offered in the total amount of approximately $2,000 and are open to any student currently registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a Canadian university.

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 offer prizes in the total amount of approximately $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