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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

Scholarships & Awards

Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

Bonte Minnema Awards Honouring Sexual Diversity Advocacy

These awards are open to all undergraduate students who are enrolled in a specialist or major program in Sexual Diversity Studies and who can demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated leadership in or commitment to LGBTQ advocacy. Applications for these awards must be submitted to the Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. The Director of the Centre will then recommend possible recipients for the awards to the University College Registrar.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
In Course Scholarships
Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies Award

Recipients will be chosen by the Director of the Canadian Studies Program in consultation with the UC Registrar. Awards shall be distributed to undergraduate students who are pursuing courses with a focus in Canadian Studies at the University of Toronto. Awards may be distributed to students for a variety of reasons including: merit based scholarships; unforeseen educational expenses; need based bursaries; leadership and research awards; or other student aid needs as determined by the Committee. Scholarships and awards will be given to students without regard to student’s college membership, faculty or campus.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • U of T Student: Registered in a UC program, Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Automatic Consideration/No Application Required
In Course Scholarships
Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies Interdisciplinary Prize

The Canadian Studies Interdisciplinary Prize, generously supported by Peter Warrian, is awarded to an undergraduate student who writes the best essay on any interdisciplinary aspect of Canadian life, thought, or society and is in financial need. The student must be in the Canadian Studies program or enrolled in a University college (UNI) course that is sponsored by the Canadian Studies department. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • U of T Student: Registered in a UC program, Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Other Awards
Cognitive Science

Dalton Camp Award

The Dalton Camp Award goes to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Enrolled in a college other than UC

How to Apply

  • Automatic Consideration/No Application Required
In Course Scholarships
Canadian Studies

David & Vivian Campbell Scholarship in Canadian Studies

The David and Vivian Campbell Scholarship in Canadian Studies  is awarded to an undergraduate student in the Canadian Studies program who demonstrates financial need. Students from any college are welcome to apply however they must be enrolled in the Canadian Studies program (minor, major or specialist students are equally eligible).

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • U of T Student: Registered in a UC program, Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Automatic Consideration/No Application Required
In Course Scholarships
Canadian Studies

Don and Gar Yin Hune (Xu) Undergraduate Essay Award in Chinese-Canadian Community Studies

This fund is intended to support an undergraduate essay award in the area of Chinese Canadian community studies which will be open to all U of T undergraduate students. Applications to be submitted to the Canadian Studies Program Office in University College

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • U of T Student: Registered in a UC program, Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • Enrolled in UC
Financial Need Awards

Dora Burke Playfair Residence Awards

These awards are to assist students living in a University College residence. Financial need may be considered. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
In Course Scholarships
Health Studies

Dr. Carolyn Bennett OTSS Scholarship

Awarded on the basis of financial need, academic achievement and community involvement.  Preference will be given to students who are in Specialist Programs in Health Studies who are also conducting research as part of their studies. 
Recipients must satisfy the eligibility requirements of the OTSS program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • U of T Student: Registered in a UC program, Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Automatic Consideration/No Application Required
Travel Awards

Elisabeth Destout Travelling Scholarship

Established by Professor Paul Perron, principal of University College, and his wife, Jacqueline Perron, in honour of her mother, Elisabeth Destout. To assist a student in any discipline to travel to France in connection with his or her studies. First preference for a student from University College; if no such suitable candidate is available, the award may be used to assist a student from any college who is enrolled in a program sponsored by the Department of French. Students who have just completed their undergraduate studies are eligible, as well as those in the midst of their studies.  Should there be no suitable candidates available in any given year, a portion of the funds may be used to assist a University College student with travel to deliver a paper at a scholarly conference.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Travel Awards

Elizabeth Brown Travel Award

The gift of Elizabeth Brown (UC 1928) to perpetuate her contribution to Canada's role in less-favoured regions of the world.  Miss Brown served with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in Palestine, the International Refugee Organization in West Germany and the Foster Parents Plan in Vietnam and Australia. The fund assists undergraduate and graduate students to travel beyond North America in connection with their studies or future career plans, preferably in relation to Peace and Conflict Studies.  Grants are variable, according to available funds and need.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U of T Student: Enrolled in a college other than UC
  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required