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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
Graduating Year Awards
Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

David Rayside Scholarships in Sexual Diversity Studies

Two scholarships will be awarded annually on the basis of academic merit; the first to a student with the most distinguished overall academic performance, who is completing his or her graduating year with a Specialist program in Sexual Diversity Studies; the second to an undergraduate completing either a Specialist or a Major in Sexual Diversity Studies combined with an academic interest in the study of politics (through a degree in a politically-relevant program, such as Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations or Equity Studies), or a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Both award recipients will be chosen by the University College Registrar upon the recommendation of the Mark S. Bonham Centre’s Awards Committee. Open to students from outside University College.

Eligibility Requirements

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

How to Apply

  • Application Required
In Course Scholarships
Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

Emperor I. Sergio Apolloni Scholarship

For a student who has achieved excellent results in the Sexual Diversity Studies Program. The Director will be consulted regarding appropriate candidates. Open to all students in the Sexual Diversity Studies Program, regardless of college affiliation. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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
Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

Jack Hallam UC’52 Undergraduate Scholarships in Sexual Diversity Studies

Established primarily to support students in the Sexual Diversity Studies (SDS) Program. Though preference will be given to students in the SDS Program, awards may also be given to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students enrolled in other programs at the University of Toronto. Although the primary criterion for selection will be financial need based on the requirements of the OTSS program, the Committee may also consider other factors such as a student’s commitment to academic achievement, outstanding volunteer contributions on or off campus aimed at increasing acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

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
In Course Scholarships
Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

LGBTOUT Scholarship in Sexual Diversity Studies

To be awarded to students in Sexual Diversity Studies based on the recommendation of the Program’s Director; preference will be given to a student with high academic performance. Open to students from any College.

Eligibility Requirements

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

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Financial Need Awards
Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

LGBTOUT Scholarship OSOTF II Scholarship Sexual Diversity Studies

Awarded to a student with financial need in Sexual Diversity Studies based on the recommendation of the Program’s Director; preference will be given to a student with high academic performance. Recipients must satisfy the eligibility requirements of the OSOTF II / OTSS program. Apply using the online grant application available on ACORN.

Eligibility Requirements

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

How to Apply

  • Application Required
In Course Scholarships
Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

LGBTQ Students Scholarship and Awards Fund

Recipients will be chosen by the Sexual Diversity Studies Awards Committee in consultation with the UC Registrar. Awards shall be distributed to undergraduate and/or graduate student(s) who identify as LGBTQ or pursuing studies with a focus in sexual diversity at the University of Toronto. Decisions are at the discretion of the SDS Awards Committee and may be awarded to students for a variety of reasons including:  merit based scholarships; unforeseen education expenses; needs 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 students’ college membership, faculty or campus.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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
Financial Need Awards
Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

Michael Prodanou Bursary in Sexual Diversity Studies

To be awarded to students enrolled in the Sexual Diversity Studies (SDS) Program. The primary criterion will be financial need in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Trust for Student Support program (OTSS). Other criteria may also be considered such as academic achievement or outstanding volunteer contributions on or off campus aimed at increasing acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Awards will vary in number and value.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
In Course Scholarships
Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

Paolo Cini & William Leffler Awards

To provide funding for undergraduate students who identify as LGBTQ or who are pursuing studies with a focus on sexual diversity at the University of Toronto. The awards will be based on financial need and academic merit with a preference for Canadian residents. These awards will be made in consultation with the Sexual Diversity Studies Awards Committee. Awards will vary in number and value and will be open to students of other colleges and divisions of the University.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Financial Need Awards
Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

Patricia and Douglas Dadson Memorial Scholarship (OSOTF II & OTSS)

For students enrolled in the Sexual Diversity Studies program. Awarded to a student with financial need. Scholarships and awards will be given to students without regard to students’ college membership.  Recipients must satisfy the eligibility requirements of the OSOTF II / OTSS program. Apply using the online grant application available on ACORN.

Eligibility Requirements

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

How to Apply

  • Application Required