Awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate student who is entering or continuing in the Bachelor of Arts program in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Endowed in 2022 by Philip Schneider BA/72, BCL/75 (McGill.)
For Philip Schneider, he believes that academic excellence is achieved through hard work, determination, and sacrifice which led him to establish this scholarship to reward those efforts.
It is his hope that the financial support will be helpful in ensuring the selected recipients can pursue their studies. This was the case for Philip when he was awarded a University Entrance Scholarship back in 1968. This, with the IGA M. Loeb Bursary, Lions Club Bursary and Birks Family Foundation Bursary enabled him to attend Carleton and ultimately obtain his Bachelor of Arts degree “with distinction”.
The latter degree opened the doors to McGill Law School and a University Scholarship at McGill, which allowed him to obtain a Bachelor of Civil Law degree. Philip’s academic persistence led him to become the first Duff-Rinfret Scholarship recipient—an award for McGill law graduates by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Philip credits his rich and rewarding career in the practice of law to being a result of his Carleton University and McGill University degrees. His career for the past four decades has included teaching at the Quebec Police Institute, the Canadian Police College, John Abbott College, CEGEP de Maisonneuve and publishing the “Dubois & Schneider Code criminel annoté”.
This scholarship was established in honour of Pamela Doherty, Philip’s wife and supporter throughout his university years and thereafter.
“Congratulations to the winner of this scholarship. Continue the academic excellence.”-Philip Schneider