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The Class of 50 Scholarship in Honours Economics

Established in 1982 by members of the class of 1950 who graduated in Honours Economics. To be awarded to the student who has completed at least Level II of an Honours program in Economics, and who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has attained a high Fall/Winter Average and has demonstrated leadership in undergraduate extracurricular activities. 

Most recent winner: Sifat Syeda (2016)

The Philip F. Connell Scholarship

Established by Philip F. Connell, B.A.Hon. (Class of ’46). To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 27 – 36 units in an Honours Economics program who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and an interest in the study of ethics. Tenable in Level IV provided that the recipient maintains a Grade Point Average of 8.0 or greater. Value: $20,000 ($10,000 per year).

Most recent winner: Fatima Shahid (2016)

The Denton Prize in Economics

Established in 2009 by J. Stephen Yeo (Class of 1972) in honour of Dr. Frank T. Denton, Professor Emeritus in Economics.  To be awarded to a student graduating from an Honours program in Economics who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in Econometrics as well as overall academic merit. 

Most recent winner: Jessica Wagner (2013)

The Dr. Thomas Hobley Prize

Established in 1936 by bequest of Mrs. A. McNee of Windsor.  To be awarded to a woman student on the basis of the Sessional Average obtained in the penultimate level of a program in Economics or Political Science.  

Most recent winner: Gabriela Niemczyk (2016)

The William D.G. Hunter Prize

Established in 1995 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Professor William D.G. Hunter, member of the Department of Economics from 1951 to 1984. To be awarded to the student who, in the judgement of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in courses within the area of economic history.

Most recent winner: Sean Wilson (2016) 

The Hurd Medal

Established in 1955 by Donald W. Hurd (Class of '49) in memory of his father, Dean William Burton Hurd.  To be awarded to a student at graduation for distinguished achievement in an Honours programme in which economics is a major field of study.  

Most recent winner: Catherine Renwick (2016) 

The Sam Lawrence Prize

Established in 1957 by the East Hamilton Independent Labour Party C.C.F. Club in honour of Sam Lawrence. To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in courses in labour economics.  

Most recent winner: Xiaoyu Guo (2015)

The MacGibbon Scholarship

Established in 1970 by bequest of Professor Duncan A. MacGibbon (Class of '08). To be awarded to the student in a program in Economics who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, stands highest in courses in economic history.  

Most recent winner: Jezerae Stewart (2016)

The William Mackenzie Memorial Prize

Established in 1977 in memory of Professor William MacKenzie by his friends and colleagues. To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in an undergraduate course in Economic Development (currently either Economics 3T03, Economic Development: Agriculture and Population or Economics 2F03, Globalization and Economic Development) or, in exceptional circumstances, for work in a related area. 

Most recent winner: John Merrall (2016)

The Pevensing Scholarship

Established in 1987 by David C. Hannaford (Class of '64). To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and 60 to 75 units of an Honours program in Economics and who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has attained notable academic standing.  

Most recent winner: Xin Ruan (2015)

The Kenneth W. Taylor Book Prize

Established in 1976 by his children in memory of Dr. Kenneth W. Taylor (Class of '21), LL.D. (Class of '50). To be awarded to the student who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in courses within the areas of monetary economics and financial institutions, and of public finance. 

Most recent winners: Lee Janzen (2015)

The Allan R. Veall Scholarship in Environmental Economics

Established in 2009 by the Veall family in memory of Allan R. Veall, B.A. (Class of ’45).  To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and a minimum of 60 units in an Economics program and who, in the judgment of the Department of Economics, has demonstrated significant academic achievement in Environmental Economics as well as outstanding overall academic merit. 

Most recent winner: Ali Sina Almadi (2016)

The Ralph Weekes Scholarship

Established in 1994 by the Investors Group Financial Services to recognize the accomplishments of Ralph Weekes (Class of '73).  To be awarded to a student enrolled in a program in Economics who, in the judgement of the Department of Economics, has attained notable standing.  Preference to be given to a student pursuing studies on a part-time basis.  

Most recent winner: Raffi Thomasian (2016)

The Paul Lee-Chin Scholarship

Established in 2012 by Paul Lee-Chin, B.A. Economics (Class of ’07), founder of Mentorship Wealth Management, to honour his belief in the importance of investing in education, the mentoring of students and perseverance in achieving one’s goals. To be awarded to a student who has completed Level I and an additional 24 – 36 units of an Economics program with high academic achievement.

Most recent winner: Raymond Liu (2016)

The Dr. Harry Lyman Hooker Scholarship

Established in 1981, and resulting from the bequest of Dr. H.L. Hooker.

Most recent winner: Jacob Wells (2016)

The Yates Scholarships

Established in 1963 by bequest of William Henry Yates of Hamilton.

Most recent winner: Tiantian Liu (2013)

The Hugh Clark Scholarship

Established in 1989 by Hugh Clark in celebration of McMaster's fiftieth year since moving to Hamilton. To be awarded to the student who has completed Level I and an additional 60-75 units of an Honours program in Social Sciences and attains the highest Sessional Average. 

Most recent winner: Collin Brown (2016)

A.A. Payne Research Fellowship

This fellowship is a unique opportunity for an undergraduate economics student to gain valuable hand on learning experience working with a leading expert in the field of public finance and education economics here at McMaster University. This fellowship was offered until 2016.

 Most recent winner: Mackenzie Fielding (2015)