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Jewish Studies Awards

Stephen Kaganov Award

Awarded to a student enrolled in the Jewish Studies program (constituent University only) who has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to a student with a Jewish Studies' major, minor, or taking any course within the program. The Online Financial Assistance Application can be accessed through the Office of the Registrar's Web site and must be submitted by October 31. The recipient will be selected by the Scholarship and Awards Committee in the Department of History after the Registrar's Office assesses financial need. This award was established through the generosity of Mr. Stephen B. Kaganov, BSc '75, through Foundation Western. Mr. Kaganov's gift is eligible for inclusion in the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) program. Under the OTSS program, the Province of Ontario may provide a dollar for dollar match over time for endowed gifts directed to student bursaries or financial need based awards and scholarships. Fulfillment and timing of the provincial match are not guaranteed by the University and/or Foundation Western. Recipients must meet Ontario residency requirements. If the OTSS match is realized, the number and/or value of the award will be increased accordingly.
Award Value: $850

Gary Segal Family Award in Jewish Studies

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in any year of the Jewish Studies program (constituent University only) based on academic achievement and financial need. The online Financial Assistance Ap0plication can be accessed through the Office of the Registrar's Web site and must be submitted by September 30. The recipient will be selected by the Scholarship and Awards Committee in the Department of History after the Registrar's Office assesses financial need. This award was established through the generosity of Mr. Gary S. Segal, LLB '79, through Foundation Western. Mr. Segal's gift is eligible for inclusion the the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) program. Under the OTSS program, the Province of Ontario may provide a dollar-for-dollar match over time for endowed gifts directed to student bursaries or financial need-based awards and scholarships. Fulfillment and timing of the provincial match are not guaranteed by the University and/or Foundation Western. Recipients must meet Ontario residency requirements. If the OTSS match is realized, the number and/or value of the award will be increased accordingly.
Award Value: $1,000

Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Awards

Awarded annually to graduate or undergraduate students in any year of any program who wish to participate in a University sanctioned activity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (internationa exchange, study-abroad, service learning or research experience), based on demonstrated financial need and academic achievement. These awards are open to students at the Affiliated University Colleges as well as at the constituent University. Application forms and details regarding the application process can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar or the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, with submissions due by April 30th. The Office of the Registrar, in cooperation with Western International and the School of Graduate Studies will select the recipients. Receipt of this award is dependent on acceptance of the student by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This generous award was established by the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University. This endowment received matching funding through the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund program, requiring recipients to meet Ontario residency requirements. Awards will be granted as funds permit, and based on applications received up to a total of $50,000 annually (with amount to be reviewed on an annual basis).

Up to $10,000 for full-time undergraduate study abroad

Up to $5,000 for one term of graduate or undergraduate study abroad

Up to $3,000 for summer undergraduate study

Up to $3,000 for non-credit learning experiences ie. service learning or research

Effective 2009-2010 academic year

Professor Kenneth Hilborn Global Opportunities Award

Awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students participating in a Western University international experience or study abroad program for which academic credit or approval from their department or faculty will be obtained. This includes: academic exchange programs; approved study abroad programs; curriculum based international field courses/research; international community service learning; and, volunteer opportunities and internships led by Western University. Preference will be given to students in the following order:

  1. History Students Majoring in Jewish Studies or Middle East Studies (1 student selected)
  2. Students in Honors Specialization, Specialization, or Major in History (2 students selected)
  3. History Students in Honors Specialization in International Relations (2 students selected)

If in any year, there are no students in one of these areas, then the awards can be made to students in the other areas. To qualify for these awards, the experience must meet at least one of the following criteria: be organized by Western University staff, faculty or department, be eligible for academic credit, or form a required component of the student’s degree program.

Students participating in any of the above listed programs who are registered at the constituent University may be considered. Students must be currently registered in a full-time course load (minimum 3.5 full courses). Students may apply for this award in advance of being accepted into an eligible international learning program with receipt of the award contingent upon acceptance into the program. Students may only receive a Global Opportunities award once during their academic career at Western. Online applications are available on the Global Opportunities website, Western International. Transcripts are required for students who studied elsewhere in their previous academic year. Applications are due on November 15th (for decisions in early January) and March 15th (for decisions in early May). Western International will consult with the Chair in the Department of History for selection of the students. Students will be selected based on a combination of academic achievement, as well as a statement outlining how this experience will contribute to their development as a global citizen, what they expect to learn through their program of study and how they will be an effective Ambassador for Western. This award was established by a generous gift from the Estate of Dr. Kenneth H. Hilborn.

Professor Kenneth Hilborn taught courses in History and International Relations at The University of Western Ontario for 36 years from 1961 to 1997. He was a graduate of Queen's University (Kingston) and the University of Oxford (England). His love of both history and his students led him to establish this scholarship in the hope that future students would receive the support they need to complete their studies in History. Professor Hilborn retired in 1997 from The University of Western Ontario. He died in 2013 at age 79.

Value: 5 at $2,000*

*$5,000 from the endowment will be matched by $5,000 through the University's Global Opportunities Award Matching Program.