Looking for ways to achieve its mission to connect, support and inspire, the Dawson Student Union (DSU) implemented the DSU awards in the fall of 2021 with the hope of incentivizing its members (all full and part-time students) to become more involved and committed to their academic goals and their Dawson College experience.
Offering a total of $20,000 in awards per Academic Year in three different categories, 26 awards are accorded each Fall and Winter semester. Students will be awarded for volunteering efforts, academic success and initiative in a community project. Please see the awards descriptions along with the application information below.
Dawson Student Union (DSU) Awards
Student Life Award (250$)
15 Awards Available
This award rewards the Dawson student who stands out through their exceptional involvement in student life and in their community. Applicants for this award must present a cover letter and proof of volunteering at Dawson or in their community. The cover letter should showcase the applicant’s qualifications and motivation behind the volunteer work completed (300-500 words), and a reference name with contact info for confirmation.
Come-Up Award (500$)
10 Awards Available
This award rewards a Dawson student who stands out through unwavering dedication towards improving their academic record. Applicants for this award must show academic improvement by submitting their transcripts and a cover letter (500-750 words). Applicants will need to explain their motivation and the work undertaken to accomplish the task of improving one’s academic performance. Applications that include proof of volunteering in addition to aforementioned requirements will be considered favourably.
1 Award Available
This award rewards a Dawson student who stands out through their involvement in a successful project that significantly impacts the community. Applicants must provide a cover letter where they explain the project from its conception to its fulfillment. Cover letter should be (750-1000 words). Applications that include proof of volunteer work in addition to academic improvement will be considered favourably.
Eligibility and Application
The DSU Awards are open to any full or part-time Dawson College student, with the exception of a student who is a DSU Student Councillor or Executive Officer at the time of application.
Fall Semester Awards:
This acknowledges the achievements accomplished in the Fall semester which runs from August to December. Applications are accepted between January 1 to March 31 inclusively. Award recipients are announced in April/May.
Winter Semester Awards:
This acknowledges the achievements accomplished in the Winter semester which runs from January to May. Applications are accepted between July 1 to September 30 inclusively. Award recipients are announced in October/November.
All applications, along with all required documentation/information, must be submitted by the application deadline.
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