Awards


The University has comprehensive scholarship programs that recognizes outstanding achievement at different levels of study. The University, its colleges, faculties and divisions award approximately 5,000 admission scholarships that total nearly $23 million and nearly 5,800 in-course awards each year.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Public Repository as part of Award Explorer! The Award Explorer is the University of Toronto’s new awards system – a centralized, searchable database from admissions to in-course and graduating awards. It supplements existing resources and aims to make it easier for you to explore awards at U of T.


 

Scholarship Sorter

The Scholarship Sorter is integrated with the Award Explorer. Explore awards using the Award Explorer. You will be directed to the Sorter if you would like to learn more about an award that is offered through Enrolment Services. 

Select the type of award you are interested in learning about. Future students should search for admission scholarships. Current students should look at awards for undergraduate or graduate students.

If the application deadline falls on a day the University is closed (e.g. weekend, statutory holiday, etc), applications are accepted on the following business day. 

The School of Graduate Studies maintains a list of major graduate awards accessible through their website.



Name
Eligibility (Basic Eligibility)
Award
Action
Deadline
Availability
Level of Study

Recipient must:

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must be in their final year at a Canadian secondary school
  • Must be incoming full-time undergraduate students of Indigenous backgrounds or whose parents did not attend College/University
Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

The Iranian Student Memorial Scholarship provides needs-based award(s) to international students from Iran
(admitted to the U of T) or current U of T students, from any background, studying Iranian studies

 

 

Admission Current students
Application Required
10-Apr-20
Domestic Students International Students
Graduate Undergraduate

To be awarded to domestic or international undergraduate students entering their first year of study based on academic merit.

Preference will be given to graduates of the Metro International Secondary Academy

Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students International Students

Recipients must be/have:

  • Students enrolled in architecture, business, medicine, dentistry, law or music studies
  • Demonstrated active participation in a community organization in Canada focused on the Albanian community and its culture through volunteer work or demonstrated community activism and where membership to the organization is open to all.

Preference shall be for students from Albania.

Admission Current students
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students International Students
Graduate Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Demonstrated financial need, academic merit and leadership skills

The successful candidate should be an active member of the university community and have demonstrated initiative through his or her own projects or in the field of education or charities.

Admission Current students
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Undergraduate students from Hong Kong
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated high academic standing in secondary school
Admission
Application Required
International Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Undergraduate students in any college or faculty
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated academic excellence and community leadership

Preference will be given to a student pursuing a major in Commerce.

Admission
Application Required
International Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • International students from India participating in the Karta Initiatives
  • Admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science or Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
  • Attending U of T on a study permit
Admission
Automatically Considered
International Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Entering the University of Toronto from Parkdale Collegiate with the highest grade point average
  • Demonstrated financial need
Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be:

  • An international U.S. student
  • Qualified for micro scholarships through RAISE.ME
Admission
Application Required
International Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Students who identify as Black (African-Canadian, Caribbean-Canadian or Afro-Caribbean heritage)
  • Demonstrated academic merit
Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in Arts and Science
  • Demonstrated academic merit
  • Currently doing work associated with the Chair of Estonian Studies; and/or undertaking research on Estonia from a Social Sciences or Humanities perspective, or on Estonians’ interactions with other people of Central and Eastern Europe
Admission
Application Required
Domestic Students International Students
Graduate Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • First year undergraduate students at the University of Toronto
  • Demonstrated academic merit
  • Demonstrated financial need

 

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Students admitted to the University of Toronto, St. George Campus on the basis of IELTS proficiency exams results (10 awards)
  • Students who have completed first year undergraduate studies with highest GPA from the following regions: China, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam (5 awards)
Admission
Nomination Required
International Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • First year student at the University of Toronto
  • Graduated from a Bangladesh high school and/or University
  • Demonstrated financial need

Open to Canadian permanent residents from Bangladesh.

Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students International Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Residents of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Demonstrated financial need correspondent to that of the lowest two quintiles of their country
  • Very strong academic results within their respective school system
  • Record of leadership and extracurricular involvement
  • Maintain a strong desire to return to Africa to assist and work towards enhanced regional socioeconomic development
  • Graduate or graduating from a recognized secondary school, or have completed necessary academic requirements
  • Fulfill necessary English requirements (dependent on country)

Graduate applicants must be from a recognized Mastercard Foundation partner university

Admission
Application Required
International Students
Graduate Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Grade 8 students currently participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto programs with high academic potential who suffer social and economic hardship, and risk not reaching university due to insufficient support to their family environment.

Upon the completion of Grade 8, the recipients will receive the $200 prize. In order to receive the $5,000 scholarship, the recipients are required to enrol in an undergraduate program as full-time students at the University of Toronto or a recognized post-secondary institution within Ontario.

Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Ottawa Collegiate Institutes student who ranks highest in first or second class honours on the basis of their OAC marks in any two of the following subjects: Greek, Latin, English.
Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Students entering the first year of any first degree course for general proficiency in the Ontario Secondary School courses required for admission.
Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Student entering the Faculty of Arts and Science or University of Toronto Scarborough who has included Mathematics and Science in their OAC program

Preference will be given to Huron County Secondary School graduates.

Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Students who are graduates of high schools in the City of Toronto who are pursuing studies in Science or Engineering
  • Demonstrated academic merit

 

Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Student from Guelph Collegiate Institute with the highest OUAC average who enters the first year of any undergraduate degree course at this University.

The winner must maintain academic standing satisfactory to the Committee of Award, to enjoy the award for a period of four years.

Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • International or domestic secondary school students (including CEGEP I, II & III)
  • Excellent overall academic standing
Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students International Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Students from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and/or mainland China
  • Demonstrated academic merit and financial need

 

Admission
Automatically Considered
International Students
Graduate Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Indigenous student(s) admitted to the Faculty of Law and/or the Faculty of Medicine
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated contribution, commitment and interest in the Indigenous community.
Admission
Application Required
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Out-of-Province student
  • Demonstrated academic merit
Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Registered in the Faculty of Arts and Science on the St. George, UTM, or UTSC campuses.
  • The top students in the National Biology Competition (NBC) who have applied to the University of Toronto.

 

 

 

Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement
  • Foreign student from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq or any other member state of the Arab League
  • Entering or is enrolled in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering or the Faculty of Law

Priority is to be given to candidates from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

 

Admission
Automatically Considered
International Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (convention refugee)
  • Entering any first year program at the University of Toronto
  • Demonstrated financial need and academic merit
Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipient must:

  • be residents of Regent Park/Moss Park & Cabbagetown
  • demonstrate strong academic potential
  • have demonstrated the ability and desire to succeed in post secondary studies however have faced long term obstacles that have presented challenges in obtaining post secondary education attainment (including family circumstances, financial barriers and or environmental obstacles)

Four nominees each year will be selected as winners of the Beland Honderich Award.  Selected recipients will include:

  • 2 graduating grade 8 students entering the Pathways to Education Regent Park Program and
  • 2 graduating grade 12 student enrolled in the Pathways to Education Regent Park Program.
Admission
Application Required
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipient must:

  • be students from Columbia International College
  • demonstrate academic excellence
  • admitted to any of the following faculty or program at U of T :
    • Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
    • University of Toronto at Mississauga
    • University of Toronto at Scarborough
    • Rotman Commerce
    • Faculty of Arts and Science
    • Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
    • Faculty of Music
    • Faculty of Architecture Landscape & Design.
Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students International Students
Undergraduate

Recipient must:

  • be a Braemar College student admitted to University of Toronto

The award is granted on the basis of academic merit.

Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students International Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must:

  • be international students who have graduated from TAIE International Institute
  • entering first year in an undergraduate program at University of Toronto
Admission
Automatically Considered
International Students
Undergraduate
  • Undergraduate students entering first year of any program in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
  • Enrolled in a secondary school outside of Canada
  • Demonstrated leadership through involvement in the school or the broader community
Admission
Automatically Considered
International Students
Undergraduate
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person (recognized convention refugee)
  • Enrolled full-time in an eligible program (refer to Eligible Programs)
  • Eligible for Canadian government financial aid or First Nations band funding
  • Receiving the maximum amount of aid available, but the funding doesn’t cover all university costs.
Admission Current students Grant
Application Required if not OSAP recipient Automatically Considered for OSAP Recipients
Domestic Students
Undergraduate
  • Hong Kong students who have completed or are in the process of completing the HKDSE, IB (or equivalent). Applicants must have the prerequisite courses needed for their chosen program at the University of Toronto; have an English proficiency test; intending to begin university studies in the following academic year
  • Permanent resident of Hong Kong who will return after graduation (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit);  not have citizenship, landed immigrant status, permanent residency or any other claim to residence in Canada
  • Demonstrate family financial need
  • Have strong personal initiative and community leadership; have a genuine interest in living abroad and wants to enjoy a new cultural experience
  • Be committed to developing a career and community service in Hong Kong.
Admission
Application Required
15-Jan-21
International Students
Undergraduate

To be awarded to the University’s most outstanding secondary school students on admission. Recipients must be applying to the first year of direct-entry undergraduate studies.

Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students International Students
Undergraduate

You should apply for the Education and Training Benefit if:

  • you were honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve Force) on or after April 1, 2006, or are a member of the Supplementary Reserve and;
  • you meet the “length of service” requirement:
    • at least 12 years of authorized days of CAF Service (4382 days) to receive up to $81,920 or
    • at least 6 years of authorized days of CAF service (2191 days) to receive up to $40,960

You have up to 10 years following your release date to access this funding. If you released from the Canadian Armed Forces between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2018, you have until 1 April 2028 to access the funding.

Please note: You cannot access this funding while you are participating in VAC’s Rehabilitation and Vocational Assistance program, or if you are receiving the Canadian Forces Income Support.

Admission Current students
Application Required
Domestic Students
Open
  • Student graduating from Stratford Central Collegiate
  • Entering a program at the University of Toronto in science in the Faculty of Arts and Science, or in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person (convention refugee)
  • Academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities
  • Preference given to female students

 

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Consult the Schulich Leader Scholarships website for eligibility requirements.

Admission External Award
Application Required
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:
Canadian citizens or permanent residents
Entering an Arts program in the Faculty of Arts and Science 
Minimum admission average of 92% 
Financial need
Candidates should have the intention of registering in an arts program at U of T.

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate
  • Any student who identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer or two-spirited
  • Demonstrates a financial need
  • Attending or accepted by a post-secondary educational institution in Ontario to pursue their first post-secondary program of study.
Admission Current students External Award
Application Required
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be Canadian citizens/permanent residents/protected persons (convention refugee) and Ontario resident; entering any first-entry undergraduate program at the University of Toronto; have a minimum admission average of 92%; demonstrate financial need.

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

To be awarded to the University’s most outstanding secondary school students on admission. Recipients must be applying to the first year of direct-entry undergraduate studies.

Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students International Students
Undergraduate

The recipient must be:

  • A dependant of a member of the Canadian Forces who lost his/her life as a result of being deployed on an international operation.
  • Under the age of twenty-six
  • Admitted to an undergraduate first-entry program
Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate
  • To be awarded to refugee students on admission to the University of Toronto in an undergraduate or graduate program of study.

  • Demonstrate financial need.

IMPORTANT: Graduate applications are  administered by the School of Graduate Studies. Please refer to the website for Scholars at Risk Fellowship if you are a graduate applicant.

 

 

 

 

Admission
Application Required
01-Jun-20
Domestic Students International Students
Undergraduate
  • an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit)
  • an original and creative thinker committed to school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • have demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • currently in their final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2019
  • intending to begin university in the upcoming academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2020 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)
Admission
Nomination Required
International Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be Canadian citizens/permanent residents/protected persons (convention refugees) and Ontario residents; be entering any first-entry undergraduate program at the University of Toronto; have a minimum admission average of 92%; have financial need; have been active as leaders in high school and who have attained respect as well-rounded citizens in their school and community.

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Eligibility Criteria for High School Students

  • Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school.
  • Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Be at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.

Eligibility Criteria for Cegep Students

  • Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in Cegep. If you are planning to attend university outside of Québec after only one year of Cegep, you can apply in your first year of Cegep.
  • Present an R score equal to or higher than 29.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Be at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.
Admission
Application Required
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be:

  • Nominated by their secondary school;
  • Canadian secondary school students intending to begin university the following academic year;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons;
  • Students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context;
  • Students who excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities.
Admission
Nomination Required
15-Oct-20
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Students who have been nominated by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program. In addition, students who identify themselves as meeting the scholarship criteria are invited to apply directly for the National Scholarship, without having been nominated for the Book Award.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • an original and creative thinker committed to school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person currently in your final year of Canadian secondary school or first-year CEGEP
    intending to begin university the following academic year
  • a National Book Award nominee or self-identify as meeting the criteria above
Admission
Application Required
22-Oct-20
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (convention refugees) who are of Japanese-Canadian ancestry; be entering any first-entry undergraduate program at the University of Toronto; have a minimum admission average of 92%; demonstrate financial need.

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

To be awarded on admission based on academic excellence, extra-curricular activities and demonstrated financial need.

Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (convention refugees) currently attending a Canadian secondary school within Canada; entering any first-entry program at the University of Toronto; have a minimum admission average of 92%; demonstrate financial need, extra-curricular involvement and community involvement.

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Awarded to graduates of Goderich Collegiate Institute entering any first-entry undergraduate program at the University of Toronto. Selection is based on academic standing, financial need and school activities. Preference will be given to students entering the Faculty of Arts and Science with a concentration in Arts subjects; followed by students entering the Faculty of Arts and Science without  an Arts concentration; and then to students entering any faculty and program at U of T.

Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (convention refugees), with a minimum admission average of 92%.

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (convention refugee) attending Canadian secondary school within Canada; Entering any first-entry Humanities program; With a minimum admission average of 92%. It will be awarded to students on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated interest in and commitment to study in the Humanities at the University of Toronto.

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be:
Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (convention refugees);
Entering any first-entry undergraduate program at the University of Toronto
With a minimum admission average of 92%;
Awarded to a student from Guelph C. I.

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Nominees must:
be an international applicant;
have applied to a full-time research stream master’s or doctoral program at U of T;
demonstrate financial need by completing the Edwin S.H. Leong Scholarship Financial Need Assessment Form (available from graduate unit);
begin their program in September of the 2018-2019 academic year;
have achieved an A- average in each of the last two years of full-time study; and
be available to participate in an interview as a part of the selection process.
Recipients:
must register and remain registered as a full-time student (a change in status may result in suspension or termination of payments and/or returning funds already received);
must maintain an A- average, and be making satisfactory progress toward the completion of their degree as determined by their graduate unit in order to maintain the award;
may not hold other major awards (greater than $15,000 in value) while holding the Leong Scholarship; and
who transition to permanent residency status once the award has been granted will continue to be eligible for the balance of their renewable Scholarship. Transitioning does not affect the awardee’s eligibility to continue holding the award.

Admission
Nomination Required
21-Oct-20
Domestic Students
Graduate

To be awarded to outstanding Engineering students on admission

Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (convention refugees);
Entering any first-entry undergraduate program at the University of Toronto;
With a minimum admission average of 92%;
Demonstrated Financial need;
Demonstrated community involvement or other extra-curricular activities.

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipient must:

  • be a Canadian Inuit or Indigenous student from the North West Territories or Moosonee area;
  • be entering or registered in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design or Wycliffe College;
  • be an active member of Scouts Canada.
Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:
Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
Entering any first-entry program at the University of Toronto;
A minimum admission average of 95%;
Demonstrated leadership excellence (including, but not limited to arts, sports, music, entrepreneurship or social enterprise).

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (convention refugees); Residents of Ontario;
Entering any first-entry program at the University of Toronto;
With a minimum admission average of 92%;
Demonstrated community involvement;
Demonstrated financial need.

Admission
Complete the Awards Profile
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Refer to the U of T National Scholarship Program for full eligibility requirements.

Admission
Application Required
Domestic Students
Undergraduate

Recipients must be/have:
Canadian citizens or permanent residents
Entering any first-entry program at the University of Toronto
A minimum admission average of 92% 
Graduates of Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School entering Arts and Science
Financial need

Admission
Automatically Considered
Domestic Students
Undergraduate