Scholarships & Awards

John Gyles Education Awards

Administrator: John Gyles Education Awards
Award Amount: $3,000.00

Notes: Available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered in the selection process. Contact for more information.

Contact Information:
Attention: The Secretary
John Gyles Education Awards
P.O. Box 4808, 712 Riverside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5G4
Phone: (506) 459-7460
Web Site:

CBC Literary Awards
Deadline: Nov. 1st, 2005

This award is for those who can write in either official language of Canada, in one of the following three categories: short story, poetry, and creative nonfiction. There is a total of $60.000 to be awarded, two prizes in each category, for original, unpublished work. Winning entries are published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and broadcast on CBC radio.

The “creative nonfiction” category replaces the old “travel writing” category, and can include memoir, biography, essay (including personal essay), travel writing, and feature articles. It involves “writing about real events, people or ideas, conveying your message through the use of literary techniques such as characterization, plot, setting, dialogue, narrative, and personal reflection. In works of creative nonfiction, the writer’s voice and opinion are evident. The work should be accessible to a general reading audience (i.e., not written for a specialized or academic audience.)”

Poetic entries may take the form of:
“¢ a long narrative poem
“¢ a sequence of connected poems
“¢ a group of unconnected poems

The word counts for each category are as follows:
“¢ Short Story: 2000 – 2500 words
“¢ Creative nonfiction: 2000 – 2500 words
“¢ Poetry: 1500 – 2500 words

Texts above or below the specified word count are automatically disqualified. Eligible are Canadian citizens, whether living in Canada or abroad, and permanent residents of Canada are eligible to enter. Please see the website for all particulars regarding rules, regulations, submission forms, and more specifics regarding content of entries.