Faculty/Staff Nominations

Please note

Applications for the Student Leadership Awards are now open.
Applications will close on Friday, Feb. 12 by 4 p.m.

If you are chosen as a finalist for an award, you will be contacted to provide information for your staff/faculty reference by Thursday, Feb. 18. Please ensure you have a reference person selected.

Winners will be notified by March 19, 2021.

The following awards require nomination by a Seneca faculty or staff member.

If the criteria below applies to you, please ask a Seneca faculty or staff member to consider nominating you for the W.T. Newnham Leadership Awards or Stephen E. Quinlan Award.

W. T. Newnham Leadership Award ($1,000)

This trophy and award are presented to a student in their final year of studies, who has demonstrated an ability to function as a leader of student leaders in the enhancement of the quality of student life at Seneca. A minimum GPA of 2.5 plus outstanding leadership related to a short-term project or a yearlong activity will be the major criteria.

W.T. Newnham Nomination form

Stephen E. Quinlan Award ($1,000)

The Seneca Student Federation will annually present a trophy and award to one recipient in recognition and honour of retired President, Stephen E. Quinlan. A large trophy with the name of each year's recipient will be displayed at Seneca, and the recipient will also receive a commemorative trophy as a keepsake. This award is funded by the Seneca Student Federation Leadership Awards fee.

The major criteria for the award include:

  • academic achievement (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0)
  • significant assistance to other students in a voluntary capacity
  • assisting others in the community beyond Seneca
  • demonstration of strong personal integrity, sound character and tenacity

Stephen E. Quinlan Award nomination form