About the award

For overall academic proficiency, with a demonstrated flair for news and feature writing and demonstrated financial need. The award does not necessarily go to the student with the top academic standing. For this award, writing and financial need are more important than academic standing alone. Estimated at $800.

Del Bell should have been strapped to his chair when he wrote. He took you on quite a ride. Wherever he worked – at the London Free Press or the Toronto Sun – he was the guy with his shirttail hanging out, whose stories were always read to the end. This award was established by Bell’s family and friends, who wish to reward others who share his passion for storytelling.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled in the second year of the four-year program;
  • Students should submit what they consider to be their best written piece of work from first year;
  • Students should submit a cover letter indicating their eligibility for this award. A financial statement is required. This letter should include the student’s name, student number, CGPA, year of study and the name of the award they are applying for.

It is important to provide as much detail as possible on your financial need. The information will be seen only by faculty reviewing the applications and, in some cases, by those who sponsor the awards; NO APPLICATION will be accepted without completion of the budget form

Del Bell Memorial Award
Del Bell Memorial Award

Margaret Bell with 2016 winner Declan Keogh.

Margaret Bell with 2016 winner Declan Keogh.

2015 Del Bell Memorial Award
2015 Del Bell Memorial Award

2015 winner Jake Kivanc with donor Margaret Bell.

2015 winner Jake Kivanc with donor Margaret Bell.

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