About the award
Estimated at about $4,000
To provide financial assistance and to recognize the academic achievement of a student in the School of Journalism, in memory of Len Coates and his extraordinary contribution to the field of journalism. One award will be offered to a student entering each of the second, third and fourth years of study in the bachelor of journalism program.
Len Coates was a pioneer of automobile journalism in Canada, first at the Toronto Telegram and later at the Toronto Star. He was the first president of the Automotive Journalists’ Association of Canada. Jim Kenzie of the Star wrote: “Len’s facile conversation, easy charm and fluid writing style only partly mask a rigid integrity – get the facts right; hold true to your principles; tell it like it is.”
Len Coates died in January 2006. The three Len Coates Memorial Awards were established by his friends and collaborators, Rod and Sandra Campbell, in conjunction with the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.
To be eligible for this award, a student must:
- be a Canadian Citizen, a permanent resident or a Protected Person;
- be an Ontario resident;
- Complete the Student Budget Form;
- be entering second, third or fourth year of the four-year bachelor of journalism program;
- demonstrate overall excellence in studies with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Your application package must include:
- A cover letter stating only the award you are applying for, your name, your student number, your year of study and your CGPA;
- A letter indicating how this award would make a difference in your life;
- Student Budget Form;