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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
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
Financial Need Awards

Dora Burke Playfair Residence Awards

These awards are to assist students living in a University College residence. Financial need may be considered. 

Eligibility Requirements

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

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Financial Need Awards

Dorothy Sterling Dow Walsh Bursary in Biochemistry

To be awarded to a student enrolled in Biochemistry who has demonstrated financial need. Academic standing will also be considered. Apply using the online grant application available on ACORN.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Financial Need Awards

Dr. Harriet E.C. Tunmer OSOTF II Scholarship

To support a single academic scholarship for a University College student. Once the financial criterion has been satisfied the most academically-qualified student will be selected. Apply using the online grant application available on ACORN.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required
Financial Need Awards

Edward Moss Davidson Awards

Edward Moss Davidson Awards are a gift of the family and friends of the late Edward Moss Davidson (UC 1934), former Director of Admissions of the University of Toronto. The amount of each award depends on financial need. All students of University College in good academic standing are eligible for consideration. Apply using the online grant application available on ACORN.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Application Required