Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Other Awards

Scandinavian Studies Association Language Scholarships and Torskeklubben of Edmonton Language Scholarships

Value: $1,000 CAD. Up to 8 awards may be given each year

Persons eligible: Students who have successfully completed NORW 212 or SWED 212 at the University of Alberta. Students may apply only in the same academic year they have completed 212 (first eligible applicants will complete NORW or SWED 212 in Winter 2020).

Deadline: May 15 of each year (beginning May 2020)

Application must include:

1. Full name of applicant

2. Contact information (postal address and email address)

3. Educational background (degree program and current level of study, e.g. 3rd year BA)

4. A short essay (max 250 words) detailing the importance of the study of the language in question to the student

Primary considerations in the adjudication of applications are the student's academic standing in NORW 212 or SWED 212 and the articulation of the significance of the study of Scandinavian languages and cultures for their overall degree program.

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Torskeklubben-Founder’s Prize

  • $2750.00 to be awarded annually on the basis of superior academic achievement to a student demonstrating dedication to the study of Scandinavian languages and culture and skill in language acquisition (by nomination from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies).

The Marian Campbell Fund

  • $1500.00 to be awarded annually to a student either as an honor student or as a major in the Scandinavian program at the University of Alberta achieving the highest academic standing in Scandinavian courses (at the discretion of the University of Alberta Scandinavian program instructors).
  • Book prizes to top student who has completed Danish 111 & 112 taken in the same year, Danish 211 & 212 taken in the same year, Norwegian 111 & 112 taken in the same year, Norwegian 211 & 212 taken in the same year, Swedish 111 & 112 taken in the same year, and Swedish 211 & 212 taken in the same year.

 The Lennart and Joan Petersson Vasa Centennial Prize

  • $1000.00 to be awarded on the basis of superior academic achievement to a student completing Swedish 211 & 212 taken in the same year, provided that the student's record is otherwise satisfactory.

Canadian Polish Congress - Alberta Branch Prize for Polish Language and Literature

The prize in Polish studies, founded by the Canadian Polish Congress Alberta Branch was established in 1981 (Polish language) and 1986 (Polish literature). It is awarded annually to a student with the highest standing in POLSH 111 or 112.

The Aleksander Matejko Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was endowed in 2001 by the Polish Culture Society and by friends and family of the late Professor Aleksander Matejko. It is awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement who has completed courses that deal with the history, sociology, language, and/or culture of Poland. 

The Domecki Family Prize in Polish Studies

The Prize was endowed in 2005 by the Domecki Family in memory of the late engineer Mieczyslaw A. Domecki. It is awarded to a student with superior academic achievement in either first or second year Polish language courses.

Consulate General of Poland Monetary Award

The award was established in 2006 as a result of the new initiative taken by the Consul General in Vancouver to make the Polish Programme at the University of Alberta more visible. For many years the Consulate General of Poland in Vancouver has supported and promoted the Programme in official and non-official way. Based on the formal request of the Consul General, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland has agreed to establish a monetary award of $500 to one full or part-time student in 2nd or 3rd year of Polish. The purpose of the Award is to provide some financial assistance to a student wanting to attend a course of formal language study in the Summer School in Poland. 

Consulate General of Poland Book Prize 

The prize was established in 2000, first to award students of Polish origin active in organizing the Polish Week - a major cultural event in Edmonton. Since 2003 the Book Prize has been added to the list of the MLCS awards in the field of Polish language and culture. It is awarded annually to a student in senior Polish courses to further his or her knowledge of the Polish language and culture.