A Scholarship for Excellence in Political Science
Dr. John B. Stewart Scholarship for Political Science
As the result of a generous donation by Dr. John B. Stewart, supplemented by contributions from former students and friends, an endowed annual scholarship in the amount of $6000 (increased from $2000 in 2021) has been established at St. Francis Xavier University, for excellence in the study of political science. The John B. Stewart Scholarship for Political Science will be awarded to the most outstanding and meritorious of political science students, based on the cumulative grade average attained in his/her political science courses, as well as his/her overall ability in, and aptitude for, the study of political science.
A student enrolled in an Honours, Advanced Major, or Major degree in Political Science, returning to complete his or her fourth and final year of full-time study at St. Francis Xavier University.
This award is one of excellence in the study of Political Science. The most outstanding and meritorious of the students will be identified based on the cumulative grade average attained by the candidate in his/her Political Science courses, as well as his/her overall ability in, and aptitude for, the study of politics.
The successful candidate will be informed of the award by the Chair of the Department of Political Science prior to the start of his/her final academic year. The full value of the award will be applied against senior year tuition costs. The award will be acknowledged in the list of scholarship and award winners in the Spring convocation programme for the academic year in which the award is granted.
Dr. John B. Stewart
Dr. Stewart received his Ph.D. in Public Law and Government from Columbia University in 1953 and taught political science at X from 1959 to 1984. A member of Parliament for Antigonish-Guysborough from 1962 to 1968, he became a distinguished member of the Senate of Canada in 1984 and Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs in 1988, a post he retained until his retirement in 1999. He is the author of three books: The Moral and Political Philosophy of David Hume (Columbia University Press, 1963); The House of Commons: Procedure and Reform (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1977); and Reason and Reform in Hume’s Political Philosophy (Princeton University Press, 1992). In 2001, Dr. Stewart was named St. F. X.'s first Distinguished University Fellow. Dr. Stewart has been a much appreciated guest lecture in a number of political science classes. He made himself available as a mentor to faculty and students, and has participated in departmental life through regular discussions with faculty on his areas of expertise and interest. Dr. Stewart passed away on 11 June 2015 at the age of 90 years.
Ailie Brighid Sullivan
Megan Elyssa Langhorne
Lyndsay Victoria Scovil
Isaac Michael Turner
Shainah Dianne MacFarlane
Sarah Kathryn Jackson
Thomas John Orr
Erica Traversy & Caitlin Hughes
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