Established by the Thunder Bay Municipal League and awarded, in perpetuity, to a Lakehead University student who has shown academic proficiency and leadership, and who is registered in his/her second, third or fourth year in Political Science.

The student must be registered in or have taken a minimum of two courses dealing with Canadian Politics. Preference will be given to students from the member municipalities served by the Thunder Bay Municipal League.

The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Political Science. Margaret Sideen served as a Councillor for the Municipality of Paipoonge and was a dedicated supporter of the Thunder Bay District Municipal League. Margaret served as President for two terms, 1967-68 and 1973-74.

The plaque is permanently displayed in the Oliver-Paipoonge Municipal Office. The following persons are recipients of the annual award:

1985-86Norman LeeMay 31, 1986
1986-87Robert FioritoMay 28, 1988
1987-88Michele KovanchukMay 28, 1988
1988-89Nancy Jane AdderlyMay 26, 1990
1989-90Pamela ChristieMay 25, 1991
1990-91Pamela ChristieMay 25, 1991
1991-92Mona LetwinMay 23, 1992
1992-93Christopher ChapmanMay 1995
1993-94Glen Arther RothenburgerMay 1995
1994-95Robert William SagerMay 1995
1995-96Hali M. StefanyshynMay 1996
1996-97Colin Patrick ParentMay 1998
1997-98David R. BrunoMay 1998
1998-99Derek ZulianelloMay 1999
1999-00Kyle P. PuluykoMay 2000
2000-01No recipient No application and/or department recommendation
2001-02Patrick CainMay 2001
2002-03Aaron ParkMay 2002
2003-04No recipient No application and/or department recommendation
2004-05Tara DorvalMay 2004
2005-06Kara SmithMay 2005
2006-07Miranda SerravalleMay 2006
2007-08Brendan HardickMay 2007
2008-09Anthony NogaMay 2008
2009-10Caroline RicardMay 2009
2010-11Devin O'HaraMay 2011
2011-12Dylan AugrusoMay 2012
2012-13Dylan AugrusoMay 2013
2013-14Stephanie MacLaurinMay 2014
2014-15Megan Rose WoodMay 2015
2016-17Lexi ZamojskiMay 2017