Student Awards General Information

At the end of each academic year, Mount Allison formally recognizes the outstanding contributions of students who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically, and in their service to the campus and the community as a whole. These awards provide students with the opportunity to graduate with recognition of their outstanding service, dedication, and passion for the Mount Allison community at large.

Please note that the presentation of the Leadership Certificates, the Don Norton Memorial Award, and the Frances S. Allison awards will be made at the Last Lecture, while the Barritt-Marshall Award will be presented at the MOSIAC International Banquet.

A complete description of each award and its criteria is listed below.  Self-nominations are welcome.  Please contact Student Life ( with any questions/comments.


University Leadership Certificate
The University Leadership Certificate will be presented to selected graduating students for their extensive co-curricular leadership on campus, in the local Sackville community, or both, while a student at Mount Allison.

For more information, please view the online University Leadership Certificate nomination form. (nominations are now closed)

Don Norton Memorial Award

The Don Norton Memorial Award was provided by the class of 1942 to honour a classmate, and as a memorial to all Mount Allison University students who gave their lives in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

Donald Blair Norton, BA 1942, from Milltown, NB "while a student at Mount Allison exemplified, by his rare ability and character, those qualities of scholarship, athletics, and student government of which a university may be justly proud." He was an outstanding student, winner in numerous track and field events, President of the Student Union, and a leader in various University activities.
A miniature of this Memorial is awarded annually to the graduating male student at Mount Allison University who, during his final year, makes the greatest overall contribution to University life. Fifth year students who are candidates for degrees are eligible. Students who meet degree requirements after May Convocation are ineligible. Consideration is given to previous years' involvement in University life.
For more information, please view the online Don Norton Memorial Award nomination form. (nominations are now closed)

Frances S. Allison Award
The Frances S. Allison Award was established by Mrs. Walter C. Allison (Frances S. Allison), Ladies' College Class of 1869, to be presented annually to the senior female student who, during her years at Mount Allison, has shown outstanding qualities of character, scholarship, personality, and leadership. The award is in the form of an engraved silver plate and was first awarded in 1958.

The Frances S. Allison Award is presented to a graduating female student who represents outstanding achievement academically and in other areas, including but not limited to sports, class projects, service to the University, development of character, and leadership.

For more information, please view the online Frances S. Allison Award nomination form. (nominations are now closed)

Charlie Hunter Award

The Charlie Hunter Award is to be presented to a student who has shown exemplary student leadership and has demonstrated commitment to student involvement and engagement during their four years at Mount Allison University. Preference will be given to a student that has lived in residence at least one year.

The Charlie Hunter Award was established by friends and co-workers in honour of his many years as dean of students at Mount Allison University.

The committee will receive nominations and consider candidates for this award based on the level of leadership and University involvement.

For more information, please view the online Charlie Hunter Award nomination form.(nominations are now closed)

Barritt-Marshall Award

This award goes to a graduating international student whose contributions to the internationalization of campus and the community have helped to promote cross-cultural understanding and cooperation.

Please click here to access the nomination form.  Alternatively, you may submit the following information in hard-copy form (paper) to the International Centre:

  • Full name of the student
  • A description of the student's extracurricular involvement
  • A 500-word (max.) summary of how the student's efforts and involvement over his/her time at Mount Allison tie in with the criteria outlined above.

For more information, please contact Mount Allison's International Student Advisor, Ms. Christa Maston.

Chris Metallic Prize in Indigenous Leadership

Established by the Class of 2016 and the Campbell-Verduyn Fund in honour of Chris MacKenzie Metallic, the award recognizes a student, in any year of study, who has exhibited leadership in the indigenization of the Mount Allison campus. 

For more information, please contact the Indigenous Affairs Coordinator, Patty Musgrave, or complete the online nomination form.

President's Spirit Award

The President's Spirit Award, a joint project between Student Life and the President’s office, is a friendly competition in which each residence on campus ‘adopts’ a Mount Allison Mountie sports team. Students within each residence are then encouraged to show support for their adopted sports teams through both traditional and non-traditional means. The criteria for the award includes attendance, contribution, and overall participation, with special consideration being given to residences that interacted with the teams beyond scheduled matches and games.

Grants & Funding General Information

There is an incredible amount of creativity and passion throughout the Mount Allison student body. Often times students demonstrate this creativity through the development of new ideas, trips, events, programs, and initiatives. The reality, however, is that these ideas, although worthwhile, sometimes require access to financial means outside of the typical student's budget.

In an attempt to increase campus spirit, encourage the holistic development of our students, and provide access to experiences not otherwise available to our residences, Mount Allison is proud to offer students, both on- and off-campus, the financial assistance needed to see these projects come to life.

Such funding has allowed student-groups to travel across the Maritimes, sometimes further, enriching their lives and expanding all areas of their personal, social, academic, and educational development.

Available funding/grants

Campbell-Verduyn Fund

The purpose of the Campbell-Verduyn mini-grant program is to provide funding for student life activities. Funds will be as a reimbursement according to guidelines listed in the official Campbell-Verduyn application.

The Campbell-Verduyn Application Form can be found by clicking here.

You will find the Final Report for the Campbell-Verduyn Fund.

Leadership in Community Service Learning Grant

The Leadership in Community Service Learning (CSL) grants are intended to support Mount Allison faculty, staff and students who wish to develop and engage in service learning projects that simultaneously benefit a non-profit group while offering learning opportunities for the participating students. 

The Leadership in Community Service grants are up to $500 per project.

For more information click here