About the award

For outstanding academic achievement in cultural journalism or critical writing on the arts, as demonstrated in course work, published writing and/or broadcast material. Estimated at $1,000.

Betty Michalyshyn spent most of her professional life as a publicist, convincing journalists to cover Canadian film, television and the arts. She was loved by the producers, actors and writers she promoted and the many journalists to whom she provided access, photographs and other support they needed to do their jobs. On her death in 2005, her family, friends and CTV colleagues created this endowed award to commemorate her personal and professional contribution to awareness and appreciation of Canadian culture.

Criteria

To be eligible for this award, a student must:

  • be a full-time student in clear academic standing and enrolled in the final two years of the four-year BJ program;
  • be self-nominated or be nominated by faculty or a member of the community;
  • submit written work on cultural journalism or critical writing as demonstrated in course work, published writing and/or broadcast material.

Your application must include:

  • A cover sheet stating only: the award you are applying for, your name, your student number, your year of study and your CGPA (in that order). This cover sheet is for administrative purposes only. Please do not include any additional information on the cover sheet;
  • a piece of written work on cultural journalism or critical writing as demonstrated in course work, published writing and/or broadcast material.
2016 Betty Michalyshyn Memorial Scholarship
2016 Betty Michalyshyn Memorial Scholarship

2016 winner Patricia Karounos with donor Pauline Couture.

2016 winner Patricia Karounos with donor Pauline Couture.

Past Winners

2017    Kyle Edwards

2016    Patricia Karounos

2015    Jessica Lepore

2014    Erica Lenti

2013    Luc Rinaldi

2012    Kate Spencer

2011    Stephen Baldwin

2010    Bianca DiBiase

2009     Chantal Braganza