Gordon Sinclair Graduate Award in Journalism
For the most deserving graduate student in the Master of Journalism program.
At 22, Gordon Sinclair landed a reporting job with the Toronto Daily Star. In the late 1920s and 1930s he travelled the world, contributing stories as he went. In 1942, he made the jump to radio. Years later, U.S. President Ronald Reagan mentioned to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau that he possessed a recording of Sinclair’s most famous broadcast, “The Americans,” first aired in 1973. His trips around the world resulted in several books, including Footloose in India, Will the Real Gordon Sinclair Please Stand Up and Will the Real Gordon Sinclair Please Sit Down.
How to Apply
To be eligible for this award, students must:
- Be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident or a Protected Person;
- Be an Ontario resident;
- (PDF file) Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through completion of a detailed budget submission in accordance with OTSS guidelines;
- Be enrolled in the second year of the full-time Master of Journalism Program;
- Have a minimum 3.33 GPA upon completion of their first year of the full-time Master of Journalism Program and have clear academic standing;
- May be self-nominated with an application form or be nominated by faculty with a letter of support describing how the student meets the criteria;
- Submit a written work that they consider to be their best piece from their first year of the Masters of Journalism program.
Award amount approximately $2,500. Subject to availability of funds.