The award was established in 1993 in commemoration of the first year of Nipissing's status as a university and the University's 25th anniversary. It is presented to a full-time or part-time student who most enhanced student life at the University in the preceding academic year. Candidates cannot include current members of the Student Union Executive or those with Council responsibilities; rather the award is intended to recognize any other extra-curricular activities taken on by the recipient. The recipient must demonstrate financial need. Apply on the online Web Bursary application which can be found on Web Advisor late September.