About the award

To a full-time undergraduate student in good standing who has demonstrated excellence in court reporting or writing on legal or justice issues. Estimated at $1,000.

After graduating from journalism, Loretta Yaskiel went on to study and practise law. In 2008, she returned to establish a scholarship in each of the bachelor and master of journalism programs. It is tragic that she did not live to present the first awards. Yaskiel died suddenly on March 8, 2009. Friends and family have chosen to honour her memory by endowing this award so that it will continue to support students in years to come.

Criteria

  • Applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in the second to fourth years of the BJ program;
  • The student must have demonstrated excellence in court reporting or writing on legal or justice issues through course work or published material;
  • The student is in clear academic standing.

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;
  • application letter explaining how the student meets the criteria;
  • one sample of best work on legal or justice issues.
2017 Loretta H. Yaskiel Scholarship
2017 Loretta H. Yaskiel Scholarship

Ava Yaskiel with winner Declan Keogh.

Ava Yaskiel with winner Declan Keogh.

2016 Loretta H. Yaskiel Scholarship
2016 Loretta H. Yaskiel Scholarship

Ava Yaskiel with 2016 winner Farnia Fekri.

Ava Yaskiel with 2016 winner Farnia Fekri.

2015 Loretta H. Yaskiel Scholarship
2015 Loretta H. Yaskiel Scholarship

2015 winner Robert Liwanag with donor Francesca Yaskiel.

2015 winner Robert Liwanag with donor Francesca Yaskiel.

Past Winners

2017    Declan Keogh

2016    Farnia Fekri

2015    Robert Liwanag

2014    Billy Diep

2013    Kathryn Weatherley

2012    Rhiannon Russell

2011    Joshua Green

2010    Carys Mills

2009     Nicole Rogers