Awarded annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of History, to a deserving graduate student in Canadian history in need of financial assistance. Consideration for the award will be given on the basis of academic achievement combined with an interest in community involvement and extracurricular activities. Recipients will demonstrate financial need, must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person), and must meet OSAP’s Ontario Residency requirements. Endowed in 1997 by Helen and Joe Connolly.