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Award Types

Harvey Longboat Award

This award is dedicated in memory of Harvey Longboat Sr. During his term with the Six Nations Polytechnic Board of Governors, Harvey created the “Philosophy” by which Six Nations Polytechnic strives to function, in addition to inspiring and guiding the institute with his educational experience and knowledge of the culture. 

Six Nations Polytechnic’s Harvey Longboat Sr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the University Consortium year 1 program who has achieved the highest overall average achieved during the academic year, earning a minimum of 4 credits. 

Marge & Reg Henry Award 

This award is dedicated in memory of Marge and Reg Henry. They were highly respected for their knowledge in longhouse traditions and languages. Marge and Reg, both fluent in the Cayuga language, worked diligently at promoting the preservation of the language and left the legacy of the Henry Orthography, a phonetic writing system used to write the Cayuga language.

Six Nations Polytechnic’s Marge and Reg Henry Cayuga Language Award is awarded to a full-time Six Nations Polytechnic student achieving the single highest grade in a Cayuga language course of the University Consortium year 1 program demonstrating a commitment to maintaining and preserving the Cayuga language.

Vina Loft Award 

This award is in memory of Vina Loft. Vina was a fluent Mohawk speaker who worked at promoting the spoken language in many ways. Her first dedication to the retention of the language was to teach all of her own children to speak the language. 

Six Nations Polytechnic’s Vina Loft Mohawk Language Award is awarded to a full-time Six Nations Polytechnic student achieving the single highest grade in a Mohawk Language course of the University Consortium year 1 program demonstrating a commitment to maintaining and preserving Mohawk language.

Delbert Horton Student Award 

Six Nations Polytechnic, on behalf of the Indigenous Institutes’ Consortium (IIC), honours a student in order to provide encouragement and assistance with their post-secondary education who has completed Full-Time studies successfully.

Delbert Horton Instructor Award 

Six Nations Polytechnic, on behalf of the Indigenous Institutes’ Consortium (IIC), is pleased to acknowledge exemplary service by Instructors through a high level of commitment to successful program delivery and student achievement.

Port Nelson Award

In Spring of 2019, Deyohahá:ge was invited to present to the Port Nelson United Church in Burlington to support their efforts to understand and respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action. In response to this knowledge sharing, The Port Nelson United Church elected to fundraise in support of learners recovering Indigenous languages, and as a result of this fundraising, an award is being offered to the graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Ogwehoweh Languages Program.

2022 Award Winners

Watson Parojcic

BAOL-C Level 2 – Elizabeth Clause
BAOL-M Level 2 – Antoinette Carter
BAOL-C Level 1 - Johnna Montour
BAOL-M Level 1 - Riley Hill
SSW  - Peggy Vanevery
PSW - Lacey Hunter
CJS - Cassidy Dodge
CJS - Raveena Kaur Khangura
Practical Nursing - Paige Divincenzo
Practical Nursing - Amanda Mulley
Pre-Apprenticeship Cook - Ashley Jonathan
Pre-Apprenticeship Welder - Shane Williams
Pre-Apprenticeship Machinist - Miles Schreiber
We Are Welders - Nichole White
Construction Techniques - Noel Bomberry

Delbert Horton

Student - Kristen Summers
Instructor - Keysa Montour-Parker

Other Award Winners

Harvey Longboat Award Award - Samuel Irwin
Marge & Reg Henry Award - Lance Smoke
Vina Loft Award - Samuel Irwin
Port Nelson Award - BAOL-M Graduate - Dale Martin