John A. Honderich Bursary in Journalism

About the award Awarded annually to a student entering or enrolled in Ryerson’s journalism program who faces substantial financial need and is in good academic standing. Apply during the fall term for this award. Details will be posted and delivered to students annually via email. Criteria To be eligible for this award, a student must:…

Joe Perlove Scholarship

About the award To the student deemed the best journalist in the graduating year. Joe Perlove was a Toronto Star sportswriter who covered horse racing and professional wrestling, or what he called the “rassles.” In 1967, a year after his death, Conn Smythe donated $5,000 to this award fund from his winnings at the Queen’s Plate.…

HaakSaan Award for Excellence in Online Reporting

About the award For a full-time, third-year BJ student who demonstrates excellence in applying journalistic principles of fairness, accuracy and good writing to online reporting. This award is made possible by a generous pledge of annual support from the Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation. As well as supporting academic excellence, the mission of the Foundation is…

Gordon Froggatt Memorial Award

About the award For the student deemed to have shown the most promising newsroom leadership in the graduating year. A native of Scotland, Gordon Froggatt joined the merchant navy at 15 and later worked for the local Dundee paper. At the age of 22, he became a national columnist working in Glasgow. In 1958, he…

Eyeopener – Jay Sussman Memorial Award

About the award For the student demonstrating excellence in political studies and journalism. Journalism student Jay Sussman died of cancer in November 1984, aged 28, before he was able to complete his final year in the program. Described as “bright, committed, inquisitive and humorous,” he made a lasting impression on those who knew him. Remembering his devotion…

Dick Lunn Memorial Award

Dick Lunn Memorial Award

About the award For the graduating student who has made the most significant contribution to The Ryersonian. Dick Lunn was a chair and faculty member at the School of Journalism. He served as a navigator with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War and, after university, spent several years working as a reporter and…