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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

Scholarships & Awards

In Course Scholarships

Allan Coatsworth Memorial Scholarship

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. To be 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. Awards have a value of $500 and are variable in number.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Automatic Consideration/No Application Required
In Course Scholarships

Allen-Mckellar Memorial Prize

The prize will alternate between Old French of the third year and French phonetics of the first year and will be awarded to a student ranking first in first-class honours in the subjects of Old French and French Phonetics respectively. If no candidate qualifies, the prize may be awarded elsewhere at the discretion of college council.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Automatic Consideration/No Application Required
In Course Scholarships

Ann Shepard Memorial Scholarship For Botany/Zoology

Bequest of the late Mrs. Helen Shepard in memory of her daughter Ann, a student of Parkdale Collegiate who died in 1928 before entering University; the first scholarship with a value of $400, the second of $300, and the remaining four of $250 each. In making the first two awards, preference will be given to students intending to enter a second-year program in biological sciences.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Automatic Consideration/No 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
In Course Scholarships

Beryl Lowry Prize in English Literature

A bequest of Mrs. Beryl Lowry, an alumna of University College who studied English Literature in her later years; this prize is to be awarded to a student in any year who has done well in courses in English literature.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Automatic Consideration/No Application Required
In Course Scholarships

C.L. Burton Scholarships for Modern Languages

Gift of the late C.L. Burton, CBE, To be awarded to students with Grade A standing who show special proficiency in Modern Languages in First, Second or Third Year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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
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
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