Leadership and Student Life Awards

Applications for the Leadership and Student Life Awards are due by 28 February 2017 in the Registrar's Office. Application Forms are available at the Registrar's Office, and are now available online

Check the conditions for OSOTF/OTSS.

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Dora Burke Playfair Leadership Awards

These awards have been established to recognize the importance of student volunteer contributions to University College.  To be eligible, a student must be registered and in good academic standing at University College.  Preference will be given to students who are currently and are demonstrably planning to be involved in UC.  Other involvement at the University of Toronto or in the Toronto community will be considered in addition to academic accomplishment and financial need.  This award is given with the intention of making a positive extra-curricular experience accessible to all students for the upcoming academic year.  Awards will range in value from $500 to $2500.   (This award does not have OSOTF/OTSS matching.)

UC Student Life Bursaries

To be awarded on the basis of financial need to a UC undergraduate student who has participated in student life and leadership activities in the University community, with a preference for activities in University College.  This award is in recognition of the financial challenge of making a volunteer commitment.  This award is given with the intention of making a positive extra-curricular experience accessbible for all students for the upcoming academic year. Selection is based on the recommendation of a subcommittee comprised of the Registrar, Dean of Students, Coordinator of Student Life and at least two members of the Literary and Athletic Society Executive.  Awards will vary in number and value:  approximately $1200 available.

UC Literary & Athletic Society Bursaries (OTSS)

These awards were established by the collection of a $3 levy from University College students from September 2005 to September 2010.  To be awarded to University College students who have participated in student life/or leadership activities in the University community with a preference for activities in University College.  Selection is based on the recommendation of a subcommittee comprised of the Registrar, Dean of Students, Coordinator of Student Life and at least two members of the Literary and Athletic Society Executive.  In accordance with the requirements of the OTSS program, the primary criteria will be financial need and Ontario residency.   Awards will vary in number and value:  approximately $15,000 available.

Carman Guild Scholarship

Established in memory of Carman B. Guild (UC’47), an active member of the UC Literary and Athletic Society, the Students’ Administrative Council, the College of Electors, the University of Toronto Alumni Association, the University College Alumni Association and many Hart House clubs and committees.  To be awarded in-course to University College students who demonstrate outstanding leadership, energy and enthusiasm in extracurricular activities at the College and/or the University.  Awards will vary in number and value:  approximately $1000 available.

Mary Jane Hendrie Memorial Bursary

Gift of friends and colleagues of Mary Jane Hendrie (UC'81), who died in the Korean Airline incident of 1983.  This award is intended for a student with financial need who has contributed to college life by participating in athletics or other extra-curricular activities.  Approximate value: $600

Allan Marshall Memorial Bursary

In memory of  Flt/Lt. S.A. Marshall (UC’48) who gave his life in the service of Canada, May 19, 1956.  The bursary of the value of the annual income is awarded to a student entering the graduating year, requiring financial assistance, who has in previous years obtained high academic standing and has been active in student affairs.  Approximate value:  $400.

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Applicants for the above awards will also automatically be considered for the following two awards:

Saul & Lois Rae Scholarships (OSOTF)

To be awarded to UC students with financial need being the primary criterion.  Service to the community and academic merit may also be considered.  Awards will vary in number and value:  approximately $18,000 available.

GRADitude '97 Award (OSOTF)

Established by the class of UC’97 to assist a UC student who demonstrates financial need.  Financial need will be the primary criterion in determining the recipient but involvement in College life and service to the College community may also be considered. Approximate value: $500. 

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Don Forster OSOTF Residence Scholarships

This award assists in covering the costs of living in the UC residences for one year for a worthy University College student in third or fourth year of his or her undergraduate program.  Relevant criteria will be contributions to College life in UC, academic accomplishment and financial need as specified by the OSOTF Program.  As required by the OSOTF Program, financial need will be the primary criterion.  The recipient will be expected to live in the UC Residence, show leadership in the community, and act as a mentor for younger students.  Further details and application form are available here.

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