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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

UC Graduating Year Awards

UC Graduating Year Awards


Students are ordinarily eligible for graduating-year awards in their last winter session before receiving the Honours Degree or those students who graduated in the previous Fall convocation ceremony; students in other situations going on to further study may apply and explain their plans. Please note that some awards are specifically for graduate programs. Faculties and schools such as Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Education are professional schools and not necessarily graduate programs. Only students intending to pursue programs at the Masters and Doctorate level will be considered for these awards. Others are specifically for students planning to enter professional programs.

Application Submission and Deadline

The Graduating Year Awards application consists of two steps:

  1. This application form

  2. Submission of two letters of recommendation emailed to uc.registrar@utoronto.ca from a faculty member familiar with your program and plans.

The deadline to apply and submit recommendation letters is May 1st, 2024. Only one application per student is required. 

Selection Process

Decisions are communicated in the summer and payments are made in August/September once students have confirmed their acceptance in to graduate school. Failure to confirm acceptance in the specified graduate program will result in loss of the award. Further terms and conditions are provided to successful applicants. Use of AI in personal statements is not permitted.

Your Information
Please select the award(s) for which you are applying. For each award selected, you must include an explanation in your statement of intent of how your future studies meet the conditions of the award as described online at: Graduating Year Awards Descriptions
Graduate Studies Information
First Preference
Second Preference (if applicable)
Please indicate what institution and graduate program you will be attending next year. If you have not yet selected a program, please list your top two choices (if applicable).
Your Submission
A statement of plans detailing the field of study you intend to pursue and how past work has prepared you for such study; recommended 300-500 words. 
Letters of Reference
First Reference
Second Reference
Please provide the contact information for the referees that will be submitting your letters of recommendation. Please have your referees email directly uc.registrar@utoronto.ca with their letter of recommendation by the stated deadline. Alernatively, you may drop off the letter in a signed and sealed envelope from your referee to the Academic Advising & Registrar's Office in the main UC building, room 157.

Only two letters of reference are permitted and must be from the individuals indicated on this form. Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be provided to the Scholarship Committee for consideration. If you need to change a referee after submitting this form, please email uc.registrar@utoronto.ca.
Please note that this information may be used in the selection process of other University College awards in the future. This information will not be shared outside of the University College community.