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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

Scholarships & Awards

Financial Need Awards

Allan Coatsworth Memorial Scholarship

The Allan Coatsworth Memorial Scholarship was created by Klaus Goldschlag (UC 1944) in honour of Allan Coatsworth, whose ecumenical benevolence assisted young Jewish Torontonians before and during the Second World War. It is awarded annually to students in University College who have achieved high standing in one or more of the following areas of study: history, philosophy and languages. The primary criterion for the award is financial need. Awards have a value of $500 and are variable in number. Apply using the online grant application available on ACORN.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Leadership Awards

Allan Marshall Memorial Bursary

In memory of  Flt/Lt. S.A. Marshall (UC 1948) who gave his life in the service of Canada on May 19, 1956. The bursary of the value of the annual income is awarded to a student entering their graduating year, requiring financial assistance, who has in previous years obtained high academic standing and has been active in student affairs. Approximate value is $400.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Graduating Year Awards

Anna and Alex Beverly Memorial Fellowship

Awarded to a University College student for the purpose of graduate studies within or outside Canada. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Financial Need Awards

Bessie Griffith Cosens Scholarship

Provided under the will of the late Mrs. Bessie Griffith Cosens, a graduate of University College in the year 1924, and supplemented by her husband, Mr. Gordon Cosens.  To be awarded to a woman student of University College in any course, and in any year, who is most deserving of financial assistance.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • 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 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
Leadership Awards

Carman Guild Scholarship

Established in memory of Carman B. Guild (UC 1947), an active member of the University College 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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Financial Need Awards

Chachra Family OSOTF II Scholarship

Awarded to a student with financial need; preference will be given to a student with high academic performance. Recipients must satisfy the eligibility requirements of the OSOTF II program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Financial Need Awards

Cheuk and Anne Wong Scholarship

Awarded to a University College student with financial need who is enrolled in a program in English. Recipients must satisfy eligibility requirements of OSOTFII and/or OTSS regulations. Apply using the online grant application available on ACORN.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Graduating Year Awards

Christine Elmslie Scholarship

The Christine Elmslie Scholarship is intended to support students graduating from University College who are preparing for a career in the international field whose linguistic competence will allow them to pursue such a career. Eligible students will be completing an undergraduate program in history or the social sciences (e.g., political science, economics, international relations, geography, etc.) and will be proceeding to graduate study either inside or outside Canada.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Travel Awards

Cloister Educational Foundation of Toronto Awards

This award has been established by the estate of Marjorie Moore (UC 1947) to provide grants for University College students to assist with travel and living abroad for periods of up to one year. Students from the fields of art, archaeology, classics, history and modern languages will be eligible. Such students may be at any level of study. Special consideration will be given to students for whom a period abroad is important and an integral part of their education. Awards will vary in number and value.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required