About the award

To the student demonstrating academic proficiency and with proven financial need. Financial need is a significant criterion. Those whose personal circumstances have affected their academic performance are encouraged to apply. Estimated at $275.

Juanita Millesse was a 19-year-old journalism student who died in a motorcycle accident in 1986, at the end of her final year. She lived at Neill-Wycik during the school year, where her outgoing and sociable nature saw her organizing social events and working on the Informant, Wycik’s newspaper. Juanita also worked long hours to fund her schooling. Her mother, Jeannette, and family established this award in her memory to help other working students make ends meet.

Criteria

To be eligible for this award, a student must:

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

2017 Juanita Millesse Memorial Award
2017 Juanita Millesse Memorial Award

Awards committee member Asmaa Malik with winner Melissa Salamo

Awards committee member Asmaa Malik with winner Melissa Salamo

Juanita Millesse Memorial Award
Juanita Millesse Memorial Award

2016 winner Declan Keogh with Awards committee member Anne McNeilly.

2016 winner Declan Keogh with Awards committee member Anne McNeilly.

2015 Juanita Millesse Memorial Award
2015 Juanita Millesse Memorial Award

2015 winner Jake Kivanc with Awards committee member Adrian Ma.

2015 winner Jake Kivanc with Awards committee member Adrian Ma.

Past Winners

2017    Melissa Salamo

2016    Declan Keogh

2015    Jake Kivanc

2014    Hailey Salvian

2013    Viviane Fairbank

2012    Sonia El Boury

2011    Sebastian Novais

2010    Natalie Ast

2009     Kate Spencer