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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

Scholarships & Awards

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 Award in Jewish History

To be awarded to students in Canadian Jewish History based on academic merit on the recommendation of the Director of the Canadian Studies program 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

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
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
Writing Awards
UC Writing Centre

Frederic Davidson Writing Awards

Established in 1948 in memory of Professor Frederic Davidson, the Frederic Davidson Competition offers one first prize of $1,000, one second prize of $500 and one third prize of $250 each year for essays on English or French literature.

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

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
Canadian Studies

Mildred A. Schwartz Award in Canadian Studies

This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in any Canadian Studies program from any college will be eligible for this scholarship which will be awarded to the student with the highest annual grade point average.

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
Writing Awards

Norma Epstein Foundation Awards in Creative Writing: University College

Established in 1946 in memory of Norma Epstein (UC ’45), the Norma Epstein Foundation Awards in Creative Writing is a competition held annually and is open to students enrolled in University College or to students from other Colleges who are enrolled in University College-sponsored or affiliated courses or programs. Established in 1946 in memory of Norma Epstein (UC ’45), the fund supports prizes of up to a total of $2,000, each year in the categories of Poetry, Drama, Novel, Short Story, and Other Prose.

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

Rae, Saul and Lois Scholarship

Gift of Bob Rae (UC '69) and Arlene Perly Rae (UC '71) in honour of Mr. Rae's parents. To be awarded to University College students, financial need will be the primary criterion in selecting the recipients. Service to the community and academic merit may also be considered. 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

How to Apply

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

The Roberts Fund

Awards will be made on the basis of financial need demonstrated through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or on the basis of information provided by an individual on the award application. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students from all U of T campuses, faculties, colleges and programs will be eligible, with no preference given to those enrolled in the Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies programs or courses. The awards will be administered by the Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University College in accordance with the University’s Policy on Student Awards and decisions about allocation will be made by its Student Awards Committee.  Although the primary consideration will be financial need, the Committee will also consider other factors such as outstanding volunteer contributions on or off campus aimed at increasing acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people, as well as academic achievement. Awards are variable in number and value. 

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