CCE Centennial Award

The CCE Centennial Award recognizes the outstanding personal effort of a student enrolled in at the Centre for Continuing Education who applies for the award and best meets the qualifications listed below. The award includes a commemorative trophy and a cash award of $1,000.

Members of the MAPS Board of Directors, salaried and hourly staff are not eligible for this award.

You may apply for this award if you have:

    • Completed 4 certificate courses from any of the McMaster CCE programs
    • A “B” average based on last four courses completed;

AND

    • Overcome particularly adverse circumstances in order to attend university;

OR

    • Demonstrated outstanding achievement or commitment in activities distinct from university studies.

Examples of qualifying activities or circumstances:

    • Significant voluntary community involvement;
    • Significant university committee or student association involvement;
    • Significant health problems

Examples of activities or circumstances that would NOT, on their own, qualify. 

    • Returning to school after many years away
    • Working full-time while attending school
    • Homemaking / raising children

However, any of these non-qualifying circumstances would be considered in the context of the overall application (as part of the normal activities that all part-time students manage).

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS AWARD, YOU MUST:

Complete this application form and attach the following:

  • A cover letter outlining how you either
    • Overcame particularly adverse circumstances in order to attend university; or,
    • Demonstrated outstanding achievement or commitment in activities distinct from university studies.
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A current transcript
  • Two letters of non-academic references supporting your application

Nominations may be submitted in person, email (maps@mcmaster.ca) or by Canada Post, but must be received before the deadline.

DEADLINE: October 15