Awards and scholarships

The Karem Langer Pardo Upper-Years Scholarship in Spanish

The scholarship of $2500 may be awarded annually to a student in the 3rd or 4th year with a cumulative average of 80%.

Laura López Kok Memorial Scholarship

The Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies would like to honour the memory of our former student and colleague, Laura López Kok.  One scholarship, valued at up to $1,000, may be awarded annually to an undergraduate student enrolled full-time in Year Three of Honours Spanish and Latin American Studies in the Faculty of Arts, who has achieved a major average of 80% and has applied to study abroad in one of the departments’ exchange programs. 

Application deadline: February 1. 

Please print and submit an application form (PDF) to the Administrative Assistant in ML 316.

J.C. McKegney Memorial Award

Two awards may be presented annually to third or fourth-year students in the Faculty of Arts who have shown outstanding academic performance and/or extracurricular interests in the Hispanic Area: one in Peninsular Spanish Studies and one in Spanish American Studies.

Application details

Ernest Grey Memorial Award

The award of $800 may be awarded biennially to a student based on their academic achievement (minimum 75%) and community outreach. 

Application deadline: February 1.

Antonio Fama Award

One prize of $200 may be awarded annually to the Honours Spanish and Latin American Studies student obtaining the highest grade in SPAN 228.

Mariela A.Gutiérrez Award in Translation Studies

One prize of $100 is awarded annually to the top student in the Spanish/English Translation plans.

Spanish book prizes

Books are awarded annually to the most deserving students in Beginners, Intermediate and Honours Spanish.

Portuguese book prizes

In conjunction with the Portuguese Embassy, one book will be awarded annually to the most deserving student in Portuguese studies.

The Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies Outstanding Research Essay Prize

The Department offers an annual prize of $100 for the best essay submitted in any course during the academic year.  The essay must be written in Spanish, and must be at least eight pages in length.