A number of awards, each with a value of at least $400, are made to New College students in any Faculty who have been active in College life and have made an outstanding contribution to the College community.  Each award has its own terms of eligibility, which may include academic achievement, financial need and specified year(s) of study.

Applications are available on the New College Registrar’s Office Quercus page.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

New College 50th Anniversary Award

To be awarded to New College student(s), full-time or part-time, completing third or fourth year, in good academic standing, on the basis of co-curricular involvement at New College.  Co-curricular involvement may include (but is not limited to) effective participation in student/college governance, clubs, student societies, volunteer activities, intramural sports, leadership certificate initiatives, mentorship programs.

Value of Award:  Approximately $400

 

The Audrey Taylor Award

The Audrey Taylor Award was established in 1988 by the New College Student Council in honour of Mrs. Audrey Hines (formerly Audrey Taylor) who was Dean of Women at New College from 1969 – 1987. The New College Student Council hopes with the Audrey Taylor Award to honour students who show the same type of spirit and dedication to the New College community.  The Award is for a New College student in any faculty entering second, third or fourth year.  The recipient must be in good academic standing and have made a significant contribution to the extra-curricular life of the College.  Participation in activities beyond the college will be considered, but emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s level of involvement within the college.

Value of Award:    Approximately $400

 

The F.E.W. Wetmore Honour Award

This award was established in 1965 in honour of the first principal of New College.  This award is for a New College graduating student in any faculty who has been outstanding in scholastic endeavour and in New College activities.  Students should have a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (70%) to be considered for this award.

Value of award:    Approximately $400

 

The Centennial Award

Established by the New College Student Council in 1967, this award is for a New College student in any faculty and in any year except the graduating year, who is in good academic standing, is planning to return as a full-time student the following year, and who has contributed to the extra-curricular life of New College.

Value of award:     Approximately $500

 

The Katherine Grace Baker Memorial Award

This award was established in New College in 1981 by friends of the late Katherine Grace Baker, B.A., LL.B., member of New College from 1973 to 1977  and President of the New College Student Council in 1975-76.  The award is made annually to a New College student in any faculty who, in the judgement of the Selection Committee, has made an outstanding contribution to college life.   Preference will be given to candidates in their third or fourth year.  Academic achievement and financial need will also be taken into account.

Value of award:     Approximately $500

 

The New College Student Council Leadership Award

This award is for New College students in any faculty completing first, second, third or fourth year who are judged by the Selection Committee to be good role models and ambassadors for the college. The student should have significantly contributed to the extra-curricular life of the college or the broader university while maintaining good academic standing.  Awards are made in recognition of the following areas of accomplishment:

  • Leadership – e.g. effective involvement in student government, clubs, student societies, volunteer activities, intramural sports.
  • Academic achievement – e.g. consistently high performance; a significant increase in Grade Point Average; ability to balance the demands of life outside the university (such as part-time work, volunteer activities, family responsibilities) while maintaining good academic standing.

Financial need will also be a consideration.

Value of award:     Approximately $500

 

The Stephanie Leung Memorial Award

The Stephanie Leung Memorial Award was established in 2007 in memory of Stephanie Leung, Hon. B.Sc. (French, Biology and Zoology.)  Stephanie was a student at New College from 2003 until 2007.  During that time she was active in Student Council and in athletics.
The award will be made to one or more New College students in second, third or fourth year who exemplify Stephanie’s qualities of leadership and commitment to athletics through involvement in intramuarals and/or Varsity team sports.  The recipient must be in good academic standing and must also meet the financial  need and residency criteria determined by the OTSS program (see application form for full details.)

Value of award:    Approximately $500

 

The Betty Yeoman “Dean Mum” Memorial Award for Residence Life

This award was established by the friends, alumni, faculty and staff of New College in honour of Betty Yeoman, mother of Ann Yeoman, former Dean of Students. She began spending her summers at New College from the time her daughter, Ann Yeoman, became Dean of Women (Wilson Hall) in 1987. She loved the busy world of the college and gave generously of her time, energy and interest. The award will be given to a resident of New College who has made an outstanding contribution to the residence community, perhaps in quiet or unique ways, without expectation of recognition or praise. Undergraduate students from any faculty, who have lived in one of the New College Residences for the current year are eligible to apply. The recipient must be in good academic standing, and preference will be given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Value of award:    Approximately $500

 

The Ann Yeoman (Dean Ann) Residence Award

The Ann Yeoman (Dean Ann) Residence Award at New College was established in 2008 on the occasion of Dr. Ann Yeoman’s retirement from the University of Toronto.  She first served as New College’s Dean of Women from 1987 to 1998 and then Dean of Students from 1998 to 2008.  Her commitment to social justice, equity and diversity helped to make the college a leading player in promoting and advancing ethnocultural, racial, sexual, gender and religious diversity. Dr. Yeoman brought students of different academic interests together to pursue equity for those facing financial need, disability or illness, and to foster citizenship and leadership among students.

The award will be given to a maximum of two students who have lived in New College Residence for at least one year.  Candidates must have demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to enhancing residence life at the college.  Recipients must be in good academic standing and are expected to live in residence for the duration of the award (one academic year – fall and winter terms).  Students will also be expected to continue to make a meaningful contribution to residence life through active participation in student government, events, and other community building initiatives.

Value of award:    Approximately $500