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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
Financial Need Awards

Art Museum at the University of Toronto Awards

These awards are intended to assist students who have been involved with the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Students must demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible with preference to students who have some affiliation with University College. The University College Registrar will consult with the Director of the Art Museum before selection recipients.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Financial Need Awards

Beatrice Bott Dow Bursary in English Literature

Established by Marguerite Ruth Dow (UC'49) in memory of her mother Beatrice Bott Dow (1890-1974). To be awarded to a University College student enrolled in English Literature who has demonstrated financial need. Academic standing will also be considered.

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
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
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
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
Leadership Awards

Dora Burke Playfair Leadership Awards

These awards have been established to recognize the importance of student volunteer and leadership contributions to University College. Eligible students must be registered and in good academic standing at University College and be involved in the UC community in unpaid leadership roles during the current academic session (other involvement at the University of Toronto or in the broader Toronto community may also be considered). In recognition of the fact that students who are involved in volunteer and leadership opportunities may not be able to earn as much income during the academic year, financial need will also be considered. Awards will vary in number and value. Both returning and graduating students will be considered.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required