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Funding and awards

In addition to the financial help provided by the University of Waterloo for all students, we are happy to be able to lend a hand to history students with the following awards and scholarships.

David E. Wright s​cholarship

Family and friends have established this scholarship in memory of David E. Wright to honour his role as a faculty member in the History department. Three scholarships valued at $1,500 each are awarded annually to the undergraduate students who have the highest overall average entering second-, third-, and fourth-year in the regular or co-op History program in the Faculty of Arts. No application is necessary.

Waterloo Historical Society local History award

The Waterloo Historical Society offers an annual award of $500 for an outstanding research paper relating to the history of Waterloo region. Recipients of this award must be enrolled in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate program in History at the University of Waterloo or its Affiliates. The research paper should be suitable for publication in the Annual Volume of the Society, although neither submission nor acceptance for publication are conditions of the award. The selection is made by the Department of History. No application is necessary, and the Award need not be given every year.

The Waterloo Historical Society was established in 1912 to record the history of Waterloo County, and since 1973, the Region of Waterloo.

Andrew Hunter award (Simcoe County)

The Andrew Hunter Award is offered annually for historical research on Simcoe County, Ontario, written by an undergraduate student for a course in any university or college.

The Simcoe County Historical Association is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation, appreciation, and dissemination of the history and heritage of Simcoe County.

Elliot T. Grasett Award

The Elliot T. Grasett Award is awarded annually to an undergraduate student who has completed his/her third year in Honours History at the University of Waterloo. The recipient has attained the highest cumulative average in their class, has completed at least one Canadian history course and has been admitted to fourth year Honours History. No application is necessary. Thanks to the Canadian Federation of University Women, Kitchener-Waterloo for their continued support with providing this award.