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INFORMATION

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

CONNECT




Student Life Award (150$)

20 Awards Available

We are looking to reward students who made an impact by getting involved in student life and in their community whether that is through participating in event volunteering, fundraising events, office volunteering, activist initiatives, etc. There is no minimum volunteer hours needed as we are encouraging all students to participate as much as possible! So it’s not too late to start volunteering!

Cover Letter

  • Type of involvement

  • Experience while volunteering 

  • Why you deserve the award

  • A good joke 

SUPPORT




Come-Up Award (250$)

5 Awards Available

We are looking to reward students who have demonstrated unwavering effort towards improving their academic record. Although proof of volunteering could increase favorability, it is not a requirement to be eligible for this award as we simply want to reward and encourage our students in their educational journey! 

Cover Letter

  • Academic journey & your goals 

  • Your accomplishments

  • Why you deserve the award

  • A good joke

INSPIRE




Peace Award
(750$)

2 Award Available

We are looking to reward students who played a pivotal part in a project that significantly impacted the community such as student led groups or independent projects. There is no minimum volunteer hours needed as we are encouraging all students to participate as much as possible!

Cover Letter

  • Explain your involvement & your goals

  • Your accomplishments

  • Why you deserve the award

  • A good joke

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 deadline 14th of December.

 

Winter Semester Awards:

All applications, along with all required documentation/information, must be submitted by the application deadline.


For more information or to submit your application, please email awards@dawsonstudentunion.com