Established to honour the lives of Janet Morton and her parents, Bill and Helen Smith, this award recognizes their dedication to the North Bay community and strives to encourage dynamic and creative people to become potentially outstanding teachers of history. It is presented to a student in his/her final year of full-time study, majoring in history or Concurrent History at Nipissing University, who plans to pursue a Bachelor of Education degree in the following year, either at Nipissing University or at another university. The recipient will demonstrate an enthusiasm for history through his/her studies at Nipissing University, both inside and outside the classroom. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need. Applications may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.