Bourinot, Sir John G. CBU Debating Tournament Award
In Course Award

Value: $250.00

Participant in the debating tournament who place first and second.


Britten, Elmer Memorial Award
In Course Award

Value: $500.00

CBU student with an outstanding contribution to University life. Nomination by faculty and staff. List of activities should be included.


Bugg, William (Bill) Bugg Award
Graduation Award

Value: $200.00

For a CBU graduating student in the second-year with the highest overall average in any engineering technology discipline. Must be taking a minimum of 18 credits.


Bugg, William (Bill) Bugg Award
Entrance Award

Value: $500.00

Deadline for applications is March 7.

Entrance, awarded to a Nova Scotia resident registered in the first year at CBU in the mechanical/manufacturing program. Financial need.


Butler, William Memorial Award for Entrepreneurship
Entrance Award

Value: $500.00

Deadline for applications is March 7.

Entering directly from high school. Enrolled in 30 credits in any undergraduate degree. Minimum 70 average.


Campbell, Anne Marie Award for Excellence in Creative Writing
In Course Award

Value: $200.00

Deadline for applications is April 15.

Current full-time or part-time, mature CBU student. Submission of poetry, essay, or short story (1,000 words) is required. Additional criteria available by contacting the Vice-President Student Services & Registrar’s Office at CBU.


Canadian Society for Chemistry Medal
Graduation Award

Graduating CBU student who demonstrates excellence in Chemistry.


CBC Cape Breton Leadership Award
Entrance Award

Value: $1,000.00

Deadline for applications is March 7.

Presented to a graduating student from a Cape Breton high school who has demonstrated an exceptional capacity for leadership among his or her peers and in the community.


CBU Awards of Excellence
Graduation Award

Graduating CBU student in a diploma program, who achieves the highest academic standing in the program.


CBU Silver Medals
Graduation Award

Graduating CBU student who achieved the highest academic standing on the courses listed in each undergraduate degree program, excepting the programs of the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals.


Chaplain’s Award
Graduation Award

Value: $100.00

Graduating CBU student who during their time at CBU expressed a desire to strengthen our community, and has lived the Value:s of service, hospitality, and compassion for others.


Chief of Police Award
Graduation Award

Value: $500.00

Graduating BACS student who is an advocate of education with police services and who best combines the objectives of policing and Community Studies.


Dairy Queen Entrance Award
Entrance Award

Value: $200.00

Deadline for applications is March 7.

Entering directly from high school. Enrolled in full-course load (30 credits) any Business program. Minimum average of 75. Applicants must exhibit involvement in community service (resume required).


Earth Tech/CBCL Award
Entrance Award

Value: $100.00

Deadline for applications is September.

First year BScCs Integrated program, First Nations student, who places in the top three at the annual Mi’Kmaq Science Fair.


Earth Tech/CBCL Award
In Course Award

Value: $450.00

CBU students in the MSIT program and in good academic standing. Recommendations will be made by a Mi’kmaq Advisory Selection committee.


Educational Program Innovations Charity (EPIC) Learner Advancement Volunteerism Award
Graduation Award

Value: $500.00

Graduating BACS student who demonstrates outstanding volunteerism beyond course requirements, encouraging the advancement of marginalized learners.


Geddes, Ben Memorial Award
Entrance Award

Value: $500.00

Deadline for applications is March 7.

Entering directly from high school. Preference given to graduates of Riverview Rural High School. Diagnosed with a learning disability. Nominations are required from one of the following: high school guidance counselor, learning resource teacher; support groups or parental support group.


Gordon, Warren Degree Award
Graduation Award

Value: $250.00

Graduating CBU degree student who made a major contribution to student life at CBU.


Gordon, Warren Diploma Award
Graduation Award

Value: $250.00

Graduating CBU diploma student who made a major contribution to student life at CBU.


Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal
Graduation Award

Graduating diploma full-time student registered for the equivalent of the required load in each term in question. Average of all programs is calculated on the last two terms of study (criteria specifies the highest academic standing in the final year of the diploma program). Must be eligible for convocation in May after completion of courses or previous fall convocation.


Governor General’s Gold Medal
Graduation Award

Graduating student, in a graduate program, who achieved the highest academic standing.


Governor General’s Silver Medal
Graduation Award

Graduating degree full-time student registered with the highest academic standing in any undergraduate degree program. Must be eligible for convocation in May, after completion of courses, or previous fall convocation. 5 courses (30 semester hours) of transfer credit will be permitted provided they are not courses for the senior year.


Hillman, Kevin Memorial Award
Entrance Award

Value: $2,500.00

Deadline for applications is March 7.

Graduating student from Sydney Academy, entering CBU for the first time into the Bachelor of Business Administration program. The applicant’s financial need, demonstrated through a discolusure of resources and assessment by the CBU Awards Committee, will be the primary factor in the ranking process for this award.


Hillman, Kevin Memorial Award
In-Course Award

Value: $2,500.00

Current CBU varsity athlete registered as a full-time student in any degree program who is originally from Cape Breton. The successful candidate must not be receiving a full varsity athletic award.


Joy Gift and Jewellery Award
Graduation Award

Value: $500.00

Graduating Business student who exhibits outstanding leadership and enthusiasm in the field of business entrepreneurship.


Khattar, The Jessie MacEachern
In Course Award

Value: $500.00

Deadline for applications is April 10.

Applicants must submit an essay, photographs or technical enhancements based on their research of any subject relating to material posted on the Khattar Collection Biography website. Website can be found at www.capebretonu.ca/library/collections/khattar/khattar.html (examples of this would be the history of Canso, 16th Century literature or fossils found in the Sydney Mines Area) The item produced by the successful applicant will be posted on the Khattar website. Essays should be submitted to the Chair, Awards Committee.


Leith, George PCS Award
Graduation Award

Value: $500.00

Graduating BACS student who demonstrates to a high degree, cooperative pedagogies in their studies, leadership, interest in community issues, and places the interest of the group on an equal basis with their own personal interests.


MacAskill, Marilyn Award
Graduation Award

Value: $500.00

Graduating CBU student. Highest average over the four years in Nursing.


MacDonald, C.W. Memorial Trophy & Scholarship
Graduation Award

Value: $500.00

Graduating CBU part-time student who exhibits leadership and scholarship.


MacDonald, Dora Memorial Public Speaking Tournament
In Course Award

Participants in the Dora MacDonald debating tournament, who place first, second and third.


MacKenzie, Dr. Donald J. Prize
In Course Award

Value: $200.00

Full-time student who exhibits special aptitude in the subject of Celtic studies.


MacKinnon, Jeannette Award
Graduation Award

Value: $500.00

Graduating CBU student. For the graduate that embodies “The Art, Science and Spirit of Nursing”.


MacNeil, Mary Charitable Award
Graduation Award

Value: $250.00

Graduating CBU student. For a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies or Bachelor of Science Nursing degree who displays the spirit of caring and compassion through work in their community.


Magna International Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Technology
In Course Award

Value: $5,000.00

Current full-time Bachelor of Technology student. Satisfactory academic performance with no failures in the most recent evaluations. Minimum average of 80 required.


McVeigh Engineering Award
In Course Award

Value: $1,500.00

Current full-time Bachelor of Engineering (Transfer) student who graduated from a Cape Breton high school. Participation in either the Engineering Society or the CBU Students’ Union will be considered in candidate selection.


Musgrave, Shawn Gerrard Memorial Award
In Course Award

Value: $200.00

Current full-time student with some type of recognized disability.


Philosophy Essay Prize
In Course Award

Value: $300.00

Prize for the most outstanding 1st and 2nd place essays as determined by the CBU Awards Committee upon recommendation of the Philosophy Department.


Shannon School of Business – Information Technology Instructors’ Achievement Award
Graduation Award

Value: $100.00

Graduating CBU student. Highest average in Bachelor of Technology (Information Management) or (Networking Management).


Squires, Shirley Louise Award
Incourse Award

Value: $1,000.00

Second or third year BHTM degree student who returns to CBU the following September and has successfully completed an IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Groups) Academy Internship.


Switzerland, Ambassador of to Canada Book Prize
Graduation Award

CBU student who attained the highest average in French Language studies.


Whitney Credit Union Entrance Award
Entrance Award

Value: $500.00

Deadline for applications is May 15.

Entering directly from high school. Enrolled in full-course load (30 credits) any undergraduate degree. Minimum average of 75. Must be a member, spouse, child or sibling of a member of the Whitney Credit Union. Be in good standing, involved in extra curricular activities. Financial need. (Financial profile form must be submitted.) Resume required. Contact awards@cbu.ca for application.

Cavelle Young
Enrolment Services Specialist - Financial Support

Office: B-111-G

Phone: 902-563-1420