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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

Impact of Your Donations

Learn how your generosity is helping University College students achieve their full potential, inside the classroom and out in the community. Because of your support, our students are reaching their goals and pushing themselves towards greater heights of achievement.

Take a moment to meet some of these exceptional students, and read their stories below.

UC donor Crystal Hawk standing next to UC student Abby Chu in a banquet hall.

Abby's Story

Abby Chu always dreamed of travelling to Paris, France to study history and culture. Her wish came true when she was awarded the Sally Croll Travel Scholarship for French Study Abroad.

Brittany Basso, Student, Scholarship

Brittany's Story

When Brittany Basso enrolled in the Canadian Studies experiential learning course Active Citizenship in a Canadian Context, she had no idea it would spark an interest in urban planning. 

Elliot Jarmain, Student, Scholarship

Elliot's Story

Multi-talented student Elliot Jarmain is succeeding in physics, mathematics and music, thanks to a scholarship bequest from University College alumnus William Beverly.

Emily Sirotich, Student, Scholarship

Emily's Story

Emily Sirotich was in her fourth-year of immunology and human biology when she decided to expand the breadth of her studies and complete a specialization in UC’s Health Studies program. 

Laird Alexander Morris, UC student, stands in front of The Pillars of Justice sculpture outside the Ontario Superior Court of Justice at 361 University Avenue in Toronto, Ontario.

Laird's Story

Laird left high school at fifteen to work and support himself, but, his mind was set on achieving his dream of applying to Law school.

Nima Lighvan, Student, Scholarship

Nima's Story

Nima Laghapour Lighvan has always made it a priority to seek out leadership, community outreach, and extracurricular opportunities, over and above his Life Sciences studies.