Duncan Campbell Scott Award (722200302232)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ANNUAL FUND

TITLE OF ANNUAL FUND

Duncan Campbell Scott Award

INTRODUCTION

This award was created in honour of Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947), one of the leading figures in Canada's first literary school, the Confederation Group of writers. Born in Ottawa, where he lived his life, Scott was an important and influential writer of poetry, fiction, and essays, both nationally and internationally. Scott's short story cycle In the Village of Viger (1896) was the seminal work in a genre that has come to distinguish the short story in Canada. A shaping influence for decades in the cultural life of the capital and country (he helped found the Ottawa Little Theatre and served as President of the Royal Society of Canada), Duncan Campbell Scott was also an accomplished amateur pianist, giving concerts that listeners said would have passed professionally.

PURPOSE OF FUND

To recognize a graduating student with a Major in English or an Honours BA with specialization in English, including 12 completed credits in Canadian Literature.

AWARD DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must:

1. be graduating as a full-time student in the Major in English program or the Honours BA with specialization in English program; and

2. have completed 12 credits in Canadian Literature.

Note: Preference will be given to the students who have obtained the highest CGPA (cumulative grade point average).

Value of the award: $500

Number of awards: One

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: Undergraduate

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

No application is required. The award will be allocated automatically.