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Undergraduate Scholarships: Political Science

Alexander Mackenzie Scholarship in Political Science
  • Established through the memorial fund of the late Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie.
  • (For Year II/III) - Awarded to a student who is enrolled in a program offered by the Department of Political Science who has completed at least two full course equivalents in Political Science in the session for which the award is made.

 

Andrew Nigrini Sr. Memorial Scholarship in Political Science
  • Established through the generous donations from the family and friends of the late Andrew Nigrini Sr.
  • (For Year II) - Awarded to an outstanding student in the Specialist Program in Political Science.

 

Brian Mulroney Award
  • Established by Mr. Gerry Schwartz.
  • Awarded to a student who, among the eligible students, has achieved the highest mark in ECO 230Y (International Economic Institutions and Policy), HIS 262Y (History of Canada), HIS 263Y (Introduction to Canadian History), or POL 214Y (Canadian Government and Politics).  Financial need must be considered, where academic merit will also be considered.

 

Canadian International Council Book Prize
  • Established by the Toronto Women’s Branch Study Group Seminar Fund.
  • (For Any Year) - Students completing POL 208Y (or, should this course cease to be offered, an equivalent course).

 

Citizen Lab Award
  • Established through donations from Janice Stein, Ron Deibert and various donors.
  • (For Year I) - Awarded to an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student who has completed a POL course(s) at the University of Toronto and who will be a summer intern at the Citizen Lab.

 

David Rayside Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Established by the Estate of Professor Frank Peers
  • (For Any Year) - This is an in-course award for one or more students enrolled as a major or specialist in Political Science. Selection will be based on both academic achievement and financial need, and with a preference for students who have demonstrated commitment and leadership in co-curricular activities, on or off campus, promoting greater public understanding of social and cultural diversity and enhanced inclusion of historically marginalized populations (for example, racial minorities, women, Indigenous communities, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, sexual minorities).
  • Application required. Please contact the Department of Political Science for more information.

 

Department of Political Science Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
  • Established through the generous donations of various donors.
  • (For Any Year) - Student enrolled in a program offered by the Department of Political Science.

 

Elisabeth Wallace Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Established by the Estate of Professor Frank Peers
  • (For Years II, III & IV) - To be awarded to students entering their second, third or fourth year of full-time undergraduate studies, and enrolled in a major or specialist program in Political Science. It is awarded based primarily on financial need. Eligibility requires a minimum departmental average of 70%, with a minimum of two Political Science credits taken within the previous academic year.
 
Frank Peers Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Established by Estate of Professor Frank Peers
  • (For Year II) - To be awarded to one or more students entering their second year of undergraduate studies in Arts and Science having successfully completed one first year Political Science course, having completed 4.0 Full Course Equivalents (FCE) and having declared a major or specialist degree in Political Science.
  • Selection will be based on academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to students from historically marginalized communities, for example those from racialized minorities, Indigenous communities.
  • (For Years III & IV) -  Students entering third and fourth year who received this award previously may be permitted to apply for renewal providing that they continue to be registered in either a major of specialist program in Political Science, and maintain an AGPA of 3.0 overall, and 3.3 in Political Science courses and continue to demonstrate financial need.

 

Frederick G. Gardiner Scholarship in Economics and Political Science
  • Established by the Toronto Board of Trade.
  • Awarded to an outstanding student enrolled in the Specialist program in Economics and Political Science.

 

J. Michael Kyne Award
  • Established through the generous donations from the friends and colleagues of the late J. Michael Kyne to commemorate his disinterested love of learning and boundless thirst to know the principles of political life.
  • (For Any Year) - Student who has submitted the best essay in POL 330Y or 323Y.

 

J. Stefan Dupré Book Prize
  • Established through the generous donations of various donors.
  • (For Year II) - Student with an A in POL POL214Y1 or POL224Y1. (or, should this course cease to be offered, an equivalent course).

 

J. Stefan Dupré Memorial Scholarship in Canadian Politics

  • Established by the Friends of J. Stefan Dupré
  • Awarded to one or two third year or fourth year student(s) enrolled in a Specialist or Major program in the Department of Political Science on the basis of excellence in academic achievement. The student must have completed POL214Y and another 1.0 FCE in Canadian Politics, making for a total of 2.0 FCEs in Canadian Politics. (If POL214Y is no longer offered, an equivalent course in Canadian Politics).

 

Jules and Elaine James Scholarship
  • Established by Jules and Elaine James with contributions from their friends and associates.
  • (For Year IV) - Student enrolled in the Specialist program in Political Science. The award will be made in the fall session of the recipient's fourth year.

 

Louis W. Pauly Award for International Study

  • Established by various donors in honour of Professor Louis Pauly, former Chair of the Department of Political Science.
  • Awarded to third or fourth year undergraduate students enrolled in a Political Science program to provide financial support for international study or internship. Academic merit and financial need may be considered.
  • Contact the Department of Political Science for information on how to apply.

 

Margaret J. E. White Scholarship
  • Established by Brian J. White.
  • Awarded to outstanding students who are enrolled in a program offered by the Department of Political Science, who have completed at least 2.0 full course equivalents in Canadian Politics, including POL 214Y or POL 224Y.  Recipients must have been identified as having financial need based on the University’s criteria.

 

Mark Adler Undergraduate Scholarship in Political Science
  • Established by the Economic Club of Toronto.
  • To be awarded to an undergraduate student who has successfully completed and achieved a high grade in a course relating to the political economy of Canada's present position in North America.

 

Mary Keenan Award
  • Established through the generous donation of an Anonymous Donor.
  • (For Any Year) - Awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need to a student in a specialist program in Political Science.

 

Monte Kwinter Political Science Award

  • Established through an annual donation from the Ontario Liberal Fund.
  • Awarded to a second year undergraduate student enrolled in a program in Political Science. The student must demonstrate high academic standing.

 

Paul L. Nathanson Scholarship
  • Established through donations given in memory of Paul L. Nathanson, the founder of the General Theatre Investment Company Limited, and by his family.
  • (For Year III) - Student whose program includes at three full course equivalents in Political Science.

 

Political Science GRADitude Bursary
  • Established through the generous GRADitude gifts from graduating students.
  • (For Any Year) - Student enrolled in a Major or Specialist program in the Department of Political Science.

 

Ruth Robinson Leberg Book Prize
  • Established through a gift of Mrs. Ruth Robinson Leberg, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary in 1986 of the Women’s Monday Noon Study Group – International Relations.
  • (For Any Year) - Students completing POL 208Y (or, should this course cease to be offered, an equivalent course).

 

Stephen Clarkson Scholarship in Political Economy
  • Established by Professor Stephen Clarkson.
  • To be awarded on the basis of academic merit or financial need to undergraduate student(s) in the Department of Political Science.


Suzanne and Edwin Goodman Prize
  • Established through the gifts of the friends of Edwin Goodman, Q.C., a distinguished alumnus and former Chairman of the Royal Ontario Museum, to honour him and his wife.
  • (For Year IV) - Graduating student who has attained the highest academic standing in the Specialist program in Political Science.

 

See also scholarships listed under Economics and History.