About the award

Established out of the generosity of Scott Lauder, who taught English literature to Ryerson journalism students for more than three decades. The award helps cover expenses associated with an out-of-town internship course placement and is given to a student who might not otherwise be able to finance such a placement. Estimated at $1,500.

Application Deadline

Apply during the fall term for this award. Details will be posted and delivered to students annually via email.

Time of Award

When the internship is secured or completed, as determined by the Awards Committee.


To be eligible for this award, a student must:

  • be a full-time student in clear academic standing enrolled in the undergraduate Internship course and pursuing an out-of-town placement;
  • demonstrate financial need as determined by completion of the school’s Internship Budget Form
  • demonstrate academic and professional merit in composition of the application letter and resumé.

Application Package

  • 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;
  • resumé
  • internship Budget Form (as above).
  • application letter (include information on the personal, professional, and/or financial significance of your non-local internship).


2018 Lauder Internship Award
2018 Lauder Internship Award

Lauder Internship Award presenter Scott Lauder with award recipient Alexia Del Priore.

Lauder Internship Award presenter Scott Lauder with award recipient Alexia Del Priore.

Past Winners

2018    Alexia Del Priore

2017    Mansoor Tanweer

2016    Kayla Kuefler

2015    Cole Deakin

2014    Halla Imam

2013    Amir Tabrizian-Pour

2012    Jeyan Jeganathan

2011    Otiena Ellwand

2010    Joshua Bailie

2009     Lindsay Cotton