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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
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
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

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

Arthur Cohen Scholarship for English

Gift of the late Mr. Arthur Cohen and Mrs. Cohen; awarded to a student who has specialized in English. 

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
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
In Course Scholarships

C.L. Burton Scholarships for Mathematics and/or Physical Sciences

Gift of the late C.L. Burton, CBE. The scholarship will be awarded to a University College student with a Grade A standing who show special proficiency in Second and Third years in Mathematics and/or Physical Sciences.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in UC

How to Apply

  • Automatic Consideration/No Application Required