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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 $10,000 in awards per Academic Year in four different categories, 17 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.

CURRENT AWARD APPLICATION PERIOD:

FALL 2024 SEMESTER (OCT-NOV)

Dawson Student Union (DSU) Awards

STUDENT LIFE ($150)

For students who have made an impact by getting involed in student life and/or in the community.

Application criteria:

- cover letter of 300-500 words containing:

- explanation of involvement in the past 6 months;

- your personal experience;

- why do you believe you deserve to receive the award.

Eligibility:

- volunteer experience within the Fall semester (no minimum hours required).

Come-up
($350)

For students who have demonstrated unwavering effort towards impoving their academic record.

Application criteria:

- cover letter of 600-800 words containing:

- explanation of academic journey;

- academic goals;

- your accomplishments;

- your motivations;

- why you believe you deserve to receive the award.

Eligibility:

- volunteer experience within your academic journey (optional).

Dedication
($350)

For students who have demonstrated constant effort towards maintaining a strong academic record.

Application criteria:

- cover letter of 500-600 words containing:

- explanation of academic journey;

- academic goals;

- your motivations;

- why you believe you deserve to receive the award.

Eligibility:

- volunteer experience within your academic journey (optional).

PEACE
($1000)

For students who have played a pivotal role in a project, student-led group or initiative that significantly impacted the community.

Application criteria:

- cover letter of 700-1000 words containing:

- explanation of project, group or initiative;

- community involvement

- role in project, group or initiative;

- your goals and accomplishments;

why you believe you deserve to receive the award.

Eligibility:

- volunteer experience within the Fall semester (no minimum hours required).

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:

Application period: Oct-Nov

Application deadline: November 2024 (Date TBD)

 

Winter Semester Awards:

Application period: Mar-Apr

Application deadline: April 2025 (Date TBD)

 

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

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