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Awards and bursaries for outstanding students

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McGill Alumnae Prize

Awarded to a woman with the highest standing in the graduating B.Th. class; $200.

Msgr. Andrew Sinal Memorial Theology Entrance Scholarship

Awarded annually to one or more outstanding undergraduate students entering the BTh program.

A.R. Gordon Awards

Established in 1998 by a bequest from Janette R. Gordon in memory of her father, Rev. Alexander Reid Gordon, who was a Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Literature at McGill University from 1907—1930. These are awarded on the basis of academic merit, by the Faculty of Religious Studies, to an undergraduate or graduate student affiliated with the United Theological College.

Arthur and Jessie Lochead Bursary Fund

Awarded on the basis of need to students who are planning to enter the Christian Ministry.

W.M. Birks Awards

Awarded for the highest standing in graduating B.Th. and B.A. classes; value $200.

Deirdre and Robert Stevenson Award

Awarded to students entering a graduate program at the Faculty of Religious Studies in which the study of Asian religions is a major component; value $3,000.

Greek Prize

Awarded for the highest standing in the Elementary New Testament Greek course; value $200.

Hebrew Prize

Awarded for the highest standing in the Elementary Biblical Hebrew course; value $200.

Houston Bursary

Established by a bequest from Thomas Houston. Awarded to students in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Religious Studies studying for the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with preference given to candidates whose mother tongue is French. Value is approximately $500.

Mary Mysak Prize

The Mary Mysak Prize in Asian Religions was formally established in 2012 for graduating students of BA programs in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Asian Religions (Major, Honours, or Joint Honours). The Prize is awarded to the graduating student with the highest academic standing. The Prize is valued at approximately $1,000 annually, and will be awarded in perpetuity.

Religious Studies Bursary Fund

Established in 1980 by anonymous donors for undergraduate and graduate students in degree programs in the Faculty of Religious Studies. Awarded by the Faculty of Religious Studies on the basis of academic standing and financial need.

Samuel Finley National Bursary

Awarded at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies to a graduate student who is pursuing advanced studies in religion or theology. Value at $300.

Topping Memorial Bursary

Established in 1976 by C.W. Topping in memory of his father, the Reverend N.B. Topping, a minister of the Methodist Church of Canada for fifty years. This is awarded at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies to a graduate student pursuing advanced studies in religion or theology who has financial need and shows promise of becoming both a scholar and a humanitarian.