Student Leadership Awards

Get recognized for your contributions to the Durham College community by applying for one of our student leadership awards.

The Durham College Alumni Association (DCAA) Leaders of the Future Award

Description

This award is presented annually to graduating students who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding leadership both inside and outside of the classroom.

Criteria

Nominees will have:

  • Taken significant steps to enhance campus life for fellow students.
  • Actively participated in a campus project that builds (or will build in the near future) an enhanced sense of community.
  • Advocated on behalf of other students to create positive change on campus.
  • Established partnerships and built common ground among students, the campus, and the community.
  • Inspired and motivated others to become engaged and involved in campus life.
  • Demonstrated genuine care for others by encouraging divergent viewpoints and multiple perspectives.

Additionally, nominees must:

  • Be eligible to graduate.
  • Be in good standing with the Office of Campus Safety.

SELECTION

All nomination forms will be reviewed by the Student Leadership Awards selection committee. Recipients will be selected based on the DCAA Leaders of the Future Award Rubric.

Number of Awards Available

Twenty awards annually

Five – Fall graduates

Fifteen – Spring graduates

Nomination Description

Students may self-nominate, be nominated by a peer or be nominated by another member of the Durham College community including employees or alumni.

Nomination Process

To nominate yourself or another student for this award you must complete the nomination form.

Spring nomination deadline: has been extended to Friday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Fall nomination deadline: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST

The President’s Award

Description

The President’s Award is presented annually to the Durham College student who best demonstrates the attributes of leadership, learning, integrity and involvement in a variety of campus activities. The recipient’s behaviour reflects the values of the institution, and has significantly impacted the campus community by creating an environment supportive of student success for years to come.

Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Maintenance of a good academic standing.
  • Involvement in campus activities.
  • Demonstration of community citizenship.

Number of Awards Available

One award annually.

Presented at Spring Convocation Ceremony.

Nomination Process

The President’s Award winner will be selected from the pool of applicants for the DCAA Leaders of the Future Award. Apply for this award. Fall graduates will be considered for this award in Spring 2020.

Spring nomination deadline: has been extended to Friday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST

The Doris and Gordon Willey Founders Cup of Excellence Award

Description

The Founder’s Cup for Excellence was presented to Durham College on November 30, 1999 by Doris Willey in memory of her husband, Dr. Gordon E. Willey, the college’s founding president (1969-1980).

This award, with its financial honorarium, is presented annually to the Durham College student who best demonstrates the attributes of scholarship, leadership, integrity and involvement in college affairs. This reflects the concept of Dr. Willey’s original choice for the college motto – Excellence Through Perseverance.

Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Maintenance of a good academic standing.
  • Involvement in campus activities.
  • Demonstration of community citizenship.
  • Illustration of how he or she achieved excellence through perseverance.
  • Exemplifies the values of Durham College.

Number of Awards Available

One award annually

Presented at Spring Convocation Ceremony

Application process

Applicants for this award must submit their electronic application package to the Student Development Manager via email to lucy.romaovandepol@durhamcollege.ca

Spring nomination deadline: has been extended to Friday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Application package must contain:

  • A short paper (no more than 1000 words) identifying how nominee has demonstrated “Excellence through perseverance”
  • A copy of nominee’s co-curricular record
  • Supporting reference letters