In-Course Awards

University of Toronto students have access to over 5,800 in-course awards every year. These awards are awarded to current students.

U of T’s in-course awards are grouped based on their application deadlines below. These are competitive awards. Click on the award name to learn about the award’s application process.

New for Fall 2022 / Winter 2023: You may apply for multiple awards on one U of T Student Award Application Form if you meet the award criteria. A separate application form is required for each term.

You can also browse through additional funding opportunities on Award Explorer.

Abdul Razak and Sofia Naik Award

To be awarded to an undergraduate student registered with Accessibility Services, on the basis of financial need.

Al Mercury Scholarship

The Al Mercury Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who demonstrates community involvement, academic excellence, integrity and an appreciation and interest in music.

Allen Angus Rodgers Wheelchair Athletes’ Fund Disability Bursaries

Awarded to disabled students enrolled in any year at the University of Toronto on the basis of financial need and contribution to their community through volunteer work or demonstrated leadership ability. The recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and have maintained satisfactory academic standing.

Bennett Scholars

The Bennett Scholars is awarded to current full-time, undergraduate students, based on financial need. Preference given to Indigenous Students or whose parents did not attend university or college. The award is valued at $10,000 each and is offered to multiple recipient each year.

Beata Fitzpatrick Award

The Beata Fitzpatrick Award is intended for U of T administrative staff pursuing studies towards an undergraduate or graduate degree, on the basis of financial need. Recipient must be eligible for U of T Staff tuition waiver.

Canadian Federation of University Women Etobicoke Bursary

To be awarded to female students, who are residents of Etobicoke, on the basis of financial need. One bursary to be awarded to a first year undergraduate student and one bursary to be awarded to a second or higher year undergraduate student.

Chinese Dance Workshop Scholarship Fund

To be awarded to the student on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated dance experience. An applicant will be required to submit a letter verifying at least three years of attendance at a recognized dance institute along with a transcript of marks.

City of Toronto Queen Elizabeth II Sesquicentennial Scholarship in Community Health Nursing

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement, particularly in courses related to community health nursing. The undergraduate scholarship is open to students completing the third year of the four year BScN program, until this program ceases to exist, and to students completing the first year of the second-entry two year BScN program. Preference may be given to students who are proficient in a language besides English and whose interest is to work with multicultural families. The graduate scholarship is open to students enrolled in the Graduate Department of Nursing Science who have completed courses in community health and demonstrate a commitment to this aspect of nursing.

City of Toronto Scholarships for Indigenous Students Studying In Health Professions

The scholarships will be awarded to indigenous students studying in any of the health professional programs, undergraduate or graduate, on the basis of financial need, academic merit and demonstrated community leadership skills.

City of Toronto Women and Gender Studies Scholarship

To be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need to students in Women and Gender Studies, enrolled full-time or part-time, deemed most likely to contribute to studies on the status of women, community studies and public policy. For information regarding “City of Toronto Women’s Studies Graduate Scholarship”, please visit this website: https://future.utoronto.ca/scholarships/city-of-toronto-womens-studies-graduate-scholarship/

Dan Leckie City of Toronto Award

Open to undergraduate or graduate students on the basis of financial need. Students must be in the Division of the Environment or Community Studies or related fields such as Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Health Science, Education and residents of Toronto.

Dr. Albert Strickler Scholarship

To be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student(s) registered with Accessibility Services office at U of T with financial need who face barriers related to mobility or sensory disabilities. Students are eligible to receive the award for subsequent years.

Dr. Sinnathurai Vijayakumar Scholarship

To be awarded to an undergraduate student based on financial need. Preference given to students studying Tamil studies at U of T or students who are active in Tamil communities.

Ernst and Young Scholarships in Commerce

Awarded to student in the third and fourth year of a specialist program in Commerce/Accounting who have successfully completed accounting courses.

Excellence is Black Award

To be awarded to full-time graduate or undergraduate students who identify as Black student, based on financial need. The recipient must be currently enrolled or accepted an offer of admission in a U of T program (undergraduate, Masters or Doctoral), second entry program or research-stream graduate program (Masters or Ph.D.).

First Nations House Bursary

The Indigenous Student Bursary is an award provided to self-identified Indigenous students with financial need who are attending postsecondary programs and/or training programs at either Ontario publicly-assisted colleges and universities, or any of the nine Indigenous Institutes in Ontario. This bursary was first established in the 2008-09 academic year as part of the Government of Ontario’s Indigenous Education Strategy.

Gladys Watson Indigenous Education Fund

To be awarded to aboriginal students enrolled in graduate programs at the masters or doctoral level, and second-entry professional programs (law, medicine, education , etc.) All aboriginal students in these programs are eligible to apply, full-time and part-time, with preference given to those students who demonstrate financial need.

Hosinec Family Scholarships

The Hosinec Family Scholarships are made up of multiple awards varying in value. They are awarded to Ontario students on the basis of need and academic merit.

Ilmar Heinsoo Estonian Scholarship

The Estonian Scholarship Fund provides funding to students from Estonia, and to Canadian students researching topics related to Estonia, or doing work associated with the Chair of Estonian Studies. The award is made on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Indigenous Student Bursary

To be awarded on the basis of financial need to indigenous students.

Irving J. Hoffman Memorial Scholarship

To be awarded to a physically handicapped student, enrolled on either a full-time or a part-time basis, who demonstrates superior academic achievement and financial need. Candidates must have completed at least five university credits, or the equivalent.

Joseph McCulley Educational Trust Fund

To be awarded to students of the University of Toronto who in the judgement and discretion of the then Warden of Hart House give promise of developing into mature adults of professional competence, primarily in the general area of public life or social work, with special emphasis on penology, and such fund shall be used for educational purposes of such students in the discretion of the then Warden of Hart House of the University of Toronto.

Leon C. Bynoe Memorial Scholarship

To be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to a student registered full-time in an undergraduate degree program in any College or Faculty. Preference will be given to candidates from the Afro-Canadian community and MTHA residents. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding service to the Afro-Canadian community.

Lillian McGregor Award of Excellence

To be awarded to Indigenous students studying full-time at the University of Toronto on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency. Individual bursaries will vary in value depending on the need of the candidate. Aboriginal students enrolled in the Transitional Year Programme, undergraduate and graduate level programs and second entry studies will all be eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate a contribution to the Aboriginal community through volunteerism and involvement with First Nations House and/or Native Student’s Association.

Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary

To be awarded to Indigenous/First Nations (Status, Non-Status), Metis and Inuit students who are Canadian citizen/permanent resident and resident of Ontario and is registered and enrolled at the University of Toronto who demonstrate financial need.

Norma Dewar Chisholm Memorial Bursary

To be awarded to an undergraduate student on the basis of financial need who is registered with Accessibility Services. Preference will be given to a student with a physical or sensory disability. OTSS guidelines apply: Recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or protected person and must be a resident of Ontario.

Nortel Institute Undergraduate Scholarship

To be awarded to an undergraduate student; who is a Canadian citizen /permanent resident and resident of Ontario; in second or third year in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto Mississauga or University of Toronto Scarborough on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Candidates must have a strong academic background with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Candidates are also required to demonstrate active involvement in one of the followings: -research, coursework or work experience involving micro/nanofabrication; – a proposal for potential student summer research project or capstone project involving micro/nanofabrication

Rosalind Murray Bradford Scholarship

To be awarded to an undergraduate student of indigenous ancestry enrolled in his/her second, third or fourth year of study. To be eligible the student must be registered in an undergraduate program and have obtained at least second class honours standing in his/her previous year. The financial status of the student may receive consideration.

The Gertrude Elgin Robson Scholarship for Aboriginal Students

To be awarded to full-time Indigenous Students. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need and who are associated with First Nations House

The Jess Hann Bursary Fund

The bursaries will be awarded to students in any program at the University of Toronto who have at least one parent born in Italy and who demonstrate financial need.

The Khaki University and Y.M.C.A Memorial Scholarship Fund

The candidate must be enrolled in the second or higher year of an undergraduate course proceeding to a degree and have obtained at least first class honours standing. Preference will be given to students who are descendants of one who has served in the armed forces.

The Mary Jane Hendrie Memorial Scholarship

To be awarded to an outstanding senior undergraduate or graduate student who has combined a special interest in Japan with studies in business, economics, international relations or political science

University of Toronto Women’s Association TYP Grant

To be awarded to a student enrolled in the TYP Program on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given to a sole support parent. The award was established by the University of Toronto Women’s Association (https://uawc.artsci.utoronto.ca/).

UTFA Tuition Bursary

To be awarded to an undergraduate student, on the basis of demonstrated financial need and expectation of academic success.

UTSU Undergraduate Award

To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who is a University of Toronto Students’ Union member on the basis of financial need, and extracurricular involvement in the University community. The recipient must have maintained a minimum academic standing of ‘C’

WAMIC Burge Connell Bursary

The Women’s Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Burge Connell Bursary is awarded to an undergraduate student entering third or fourth year of Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering or a Geology program within the Faculty of Arts and Science. It is awarded to students with financial need, and the amount granted is dependent on the recipient’s annual income.

WAMIC Edith Tyrrell Award and Medal

The Women’s Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Edith Tyrrell Award and Medal is awarded to one or more students who are registered in the third or fourth year of Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering or a Geology program in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Candidates must rank academically in the top quarter of his or her class and demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, as evidenced through his or her active extra-curricular and/or community involvement. The amount awarded is dependent on the recipient’s annual income.

WAMIC Wood Scholarship

The Women’s Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Wood Scholarship is awarded to one or more undergraduate students registered in the third or fourth year of Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering or the Earth Science program in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Candidates must be pursuing studies related to a career in the mining industry and must demonstrate financial need. Additional consideration may be given to candidate’s leadership skills, as demonstrated through extra-curricular and/or community involvement. The amount awarded is dependent on the recipient’s annual income.

Women and Gender Studies Grant (OSOTF)

To be awarded to full-time or part-time students, graduate or undergraduate, enrolled in the Women and Gender Studies Institute Program, on the basis of financial need. Academic merit will also be a consideration

Accenture Scholarship

To be awarded to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in an Engineering, Computer Science or Bachelor of Commerce Degree
  • Open to third year students who are entering their final year of study the following September
  • Have maintained a strong academic background-minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Actively involved in two or more extracurricular activities i.e. Professional or social organizations, organized sports teams or activities, continued active involvement demonstrating commitment is required.

Alan Hill Bursary Fund

Awarded to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Preference will be given to immigrants whose financial need is directly related to their move to Canada, especially those lacking family support in this country.

Derek Walcott Award

To be awarded annually to a 3rd or 4th year full time or part time undergraduate student in any faculty who has financial need and an interest in pursuing work in any aspect of Caribbean study/research. Copy of final paper/work, conforming to accepted academic standards, should be provided to the CEOC for future reference and to build a collection of outstanding work in Caribbean study.

Dharma Master Chuk Mor Memorial Scholarship

Financial need must be considered, academic merit will also be considered. Awarded to a student in a Major or Specialist Program in Art History in the Faculty of Arts and Science or Visual Studies in the Faculty of Architecture.

Dorothy Jean Powell Award

To be awarded to undergraduate or graduate students on the basis of academic standing. First preference will be for students from (or with connections to) the following West Indian/Caribbean countries: Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago. Where possible, preference will be given to women applying to or registered in programs where women are under-represented.

Douglas K Campbell Memorial Bursary

To be awarded to a student on the basis of academic merit and financial need whose parent or parents are members of a trade union at the University of Toronto.

Dr Josiah Deboran and Flora Seedansingh Award

To be awarded annually to a master’s or doctoral full time or part time student in any faculty who has an interest in pursuing any aspect of scholarly work which recognizes the multi-cultural composition of the Caribbean, and who demonstrates financial need

Dr. Anderson Abbott Award

The Dr. Anderson Abbott Award of $4,000 is awarded to a black student in any program of study on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and contribution to the black community.

Edward and Dorothy Dawson Award for Indigenous Students

To be awarded to Indigenous students with financial need. The value of the award is dependent on financial need, and preference is given to Indigenous students enrolled in any science related discipline.

Estonian Scholarship Fund

The Estonian Scholarship Fund provides funding to students from Estonia, and to Canadian students researching topics related to Estonia, or doing work associated with the Chair of Estonian Studies. The award is made on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Gwendolyn Peacher Award for the Traditional Arts

The award is open to a student in any program of study at the University of Toronto. The recipient will be selected on the basis of innovative and creative involvement in the traditional performing arts, preferably dance, either within the University community or elsewhere

Humanity First – Our Children – Our Future Award

The award is open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are residents of Ontario. Students in third or fourth year will be considered on the basis of financial need, academic merit and an essay. Candidates must submit an essay, maximum 500 words, on “How we can put humanity first”.

Louis and Lisa Cheng Scholarship in Art History and Visual Studies

To be awarded to a 2nd or 3rd year student who is enrolled in a Specialist or Major program in the Department of History of Art in the Faculty of Arts and Science or in Visual Studies in the Faculty of Architecture. Financial need must be considered. The recipient must also have a high GPA of 3.3 (B+) as well as demonstrate involvement in the community.

Marilyn Van Norman Indigenous Student Leadership Award

Granted to Aboriginal Students studying full/part-tim time at the University of Toronto, on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate a contribution to the Indigenous community through volunteerism and involvement with First Nations House and/or an Indigenous Student Group at U of T (i.e. Native Students Association – NSA, Indigenous Studies Student Union – ISSU, Indigenous Education Network – IEN, Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement-SAGE and/or Indigenous Law Students Association -ILSA). Students will be considered for both awards.

Nelson Mandela Award

To be awarded to students in fourth year on the basis of academic excellence, demonstrated leadership and community involvement. Eligible candidates must demonstrate, through their studies and community involvement, a commitment to promoting peace, justice, citizenship and human rights.

Richard B Nunn Student Leadership Award

The award shall be tenable during the final year of study for any first undergraduate degree. The recipient will be selected on the basis of participation in, and contribution to, student governance, student activities and athletics at the University of Toronto, and academic achievement. The recipient will be expected to have maintained a cumulative average of B+ (GPA 3.5). Although the Awards Committee may also take into consideration the financial circumstances of the applicant, they shall not be a determinative factor. Both full- and part-time students are eligible to apply.

Roberta Charlesworth Award

To be awarded to full-time undergraduate student(s) going into second year who have a good academic record and a serious involvement in some worthwhile activity in the field of sports or in the arts, and who can also demonstrate a need for financial assistance

S. Ubakata Fund for Japanese Students

The candidate must: be a Japanese subject from Japan proper; be registered in the University of Toronto devoting full-time to his or her studies; be able to satisfy admission requirements respecting English facility; not be holding other financial aid.

Sigma Chi Leadership Award

To be awarded to first-year undergraduate students at the University of Toronto in good academic standing. Recipients will have demonstrated strong leadership based on her/his participation in extracurricular activities.

St. George Society of Toronto Endowment Fund

To be awarded preferably to an equal number of male and female graduate or undergraduate students on the basis of financial need, a minimum B average and a member of one of the Varsity Blues Teams. Students from across all three campuses and from all colleges and faculties are eligible to apply, without any emphasis on a particular field of study. Preference will be given to in-course students.

Stephanie Ali Memorial Scholarship

The Stephanie Ali Memorial Scholarship of approximately $1800 is awarded to students with financial need who have demonstrated commitment to community work and/or participation in charitable activities. This can include church choirs, youth group leadership, Sunday School leadership, outreach planning or missions as well as volunteer or paid work at shelters, food banks or other charitable causes. Preference will be given to candidates who are past or present members of the University of Toronto Gospel Choir.

Taylor Statten Memorial Fellowship

To assist in the training of qualified and worthy students for professional careers in youth-serving occupations, and for grants for lectureships and research.

The Donald Forster Awardship

The award shall be tenable during the final year of study for any first undergraduate degree. The recipient will be selected on the basis of participation in, and contribution to, student governance and student activities at the University of Toronto, and academic achievement. The recipient will be expected to have maintained a cumulative average of B (GPA 3.0). Although the Awards Committee may also take into consideration the financial circumstances of the applicant, they shall not be a determinative factor. Both full and part-time students are eligible to apply.

The E. J. Pratt Medal

The E.J. Pratt Medal in Poetry competition is open to any student proceeding toward a first or a post-graduate degree at the University of Toronto. The award will be made based on the most outstanding submission. If, in the opinion of the selection committee, no submission is of sufficient excellence, the award will not be given.

The F.W. Minkler Scholarship

To be awarded to an undergraduate student whose integrity, scholarship and contribution to the University of Toronto is outstanding.

The Rabbi Isserman Prize

The Rabbi Isserman Prize is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student on the basis of an essay exploring International or Interracial Relations.

Award for Scholarly Achievement in the area of Gender Based Violence

Each December 6th, the University of Toronto community marks the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women with events across the institution. In 2016, the University established the Graduate and Undergraduate Award for Scholarly Achievement to recognize students who have made distinctive contributions in the area of gender-based violence research and prevention. Two awards (one undergraduate and one graduate) are available annually in the amount of $1,500 each.

John H. Moss Scholarship (graduating award)

The John H. Moss Scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in Arts and Science at the University of Toronto (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough campuses), who are intending to pursue a second degree or studies at the graduate level. One scholarship of up to $16,650 is awarded annually to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic and extracurricular leadership. Candidates who are interviewed as Moss finalists, but not selected as the Moss Scholar, will be designated UTAA Scholars and will receive an honorarium and certificate in recognition of their achievements.

With some exceptions, students are permitted to retain multiple awards up to a maximum aggregate value of $15,000 per year.

President’s Award for the Outstanding Indigenous Student

To be awarded to students of Indigenous ancestries include First Nations (status, non-status), Métis and Inuit on the basis of academic achievement and previous and/or intended future contribution to the Indigenous community. Students must be studying full-time and involved in course work.
One award is given to a student in an undergraduate program (Arts and Science, Music, Physical Education and Health, APSC) and one award is given to a student in a graduate program (masters or doctorate) or second-entry professional program (Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine).

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships offered through the Rhodes Trust are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship programme in the world, which aims to nurture public-spirited leaders for the world’s future. They are based at Rhodes House, Oxford.


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