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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.

AWARD APPLICATION PERIOD:

OCT 16 - NOV 7, 2023

Dawson Student Union (DSU) Awards 2023-2024

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 2023 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 2023 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 Councilor 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: November 7, 2023.

 

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

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