Derek Walcott Award

Eligibility (Basic Eligibility): 

3rd or 4th year undergraduate students interested in pursing work in any aspect of Carribean study/research.   

Award type: 
Scholarship for Current Students
Application Required
Level of Study: 
Description of Award: 

During his final visit to the University of Toronto, Nobel Prize winner and celebrated poet Derek Walcott called on Caribbean peoples to read Indian, and other cross-cultural works being produced in the islands. D. Walcott discussed, among other things, the multicultural contributions that result in the Caribbean's rich and textured body of literature. Indeed, D. Walcott himself, both in ancestry and craft represents the cosmopolitan, inherently hybridized nature of the Caribbean.

With that in mind, the Derek Walcott Undergraduate Award was created. The Derek Walcott Award promotes this multicultural understanding of the Caribbean, and calls for contributions from the “fresh green voices” that Walcott calls for in his poem “Names.”

Academic Year: 
Determined annually
How to Apply: 

Download and complete the application form:

Completed application form along with supporting documentation must be submitted to:

Scholarships and Awards
Enrolment Services
172 St. George St
Toronto, ON  M5R 0A3

Deadline to Apply: 
February 1st
How/When is it paid?: 

Winter term

Domestic Students