HSO Sponsorships & Awards

The Historical Society of Ottawa is an official sponsor of the Ottawa Regional Heritage Fair, which is usually held in April. The 2017 Fair will be held on April 25, 2017 at the Canadian Museum of History. See http://www.ottawaheritagefair.org/.

The Historical Society of Ottawa provides a number of awards for students in public school, college and university. Candidates for these awards are nominated by the faculty of their respective school, with the final selection made by the Society’s board in consultation with faculty members.

Le Prix Sir Richard William Scott Award is presented annually at the Ottawa Regional Heritage Fair. The award is given to research project on an Ottawa-themed historical project. A certificate is awarded, along with a cash prize of $200.

The Algonquin College Award is a prize of $500, awarded annually to a student in the Applied Museums Studies program at Algonquin College.

The Colonel John By Award in History is a prize of $500, awarded annually to a Carleton University student in a graduate or undergraduate history course who writes the best paper on a topic concerning the history of Ottawa or the Ottawa Valley. The student will be awarded an additional $300 on submitting an acceptable manuscript for publication in the Bytown Pamphlet Series.