Awards & Scholarships

Student taking notes inside the Junior Common Room at University College

As an Arts & Science student, you have access to a variety of funding opportunities offered by the University of Toronto and its faculties, colleges and academic divisions. These student awards (scholarships and grants) recognize academic excellence and may also consider financial need, community involvement, leadership, creativity and other qualities.

Explore the types of awards available to Arts & Science students by clicking the buttons below. To browse the full list of awards available to future and current U of T students, visit Award Explorer.

 

Admission Awards

Students are automatically considered for a variety of admission awards when they apply to the Faculty of Arts & Science, while other awards require students to complete a separate application or awards profile. Below are some of the admission awards available to incoming Arts & Science students — click on the award name to learn more.

For general information about admission award policies and processes, visit the scholarship and awards frequently asked questions

Offered upon admission to selected outstanding international students on the basis of merit. Financial need may be considered. Students are automatically considered for this award. The value of the award is equal to the cost of international tuition, including tuition fees, incidental fees and UHIP fees for four consecutive years, or until degree completion, whichever comes first. Residence fees are not included under this award.

Terms & Conditions

This award is for four consecutive academic years (Fall/Winter terms) and the total award value is indicated on your JOIN U of T portal

This award is not tenable with any other admission award offered by the University of Toronto. 

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Full-time registration in eight consecutive Fall/Winter terms and completion of at least 3.0 credits by the end of each Fall/Winter session. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services with a reduced course load accommodation. Credits earned during Summer sessions and transfer credits are not considered. Summer session tuition fees are not included under this award. 
  3. Registration as an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit) in the Faculty of Arts & Science. International students charged domestic fees are not eligible.
  4. Registration in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus. As this award is funded by the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus, it is not transferable to other campuses or faculties.  
  5. Registration in a regulated fee program within Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences or Math & Physical Sciences. De-regulated academic programs including Rotman Commerce, Computer Science, Data Science and Bioinformatics & Computational Biology are not eligible in any year. 

Award renewal is based on your academic performance and compliance with the Terms & Conditions as outlined above following your first, second and third year of study (consecutive). While renewal is not tied to a specific minimum grade point average, we expect that your high academic achievement will continue and that you remain “in good standing” as defined by the Faculty of Arts & Science. The award may be withdrawn due to unsatisfactory academic performance. 

In addition to the monetary award, recipients of the Arts & Science Global Scholarship are entitled to early course enrolment during their first year of study. Having early access enables students to enrol in courses ahead of peers in their first year of study only. 

Payment

The annual award value will be applied to your student account in two installments after your full-time registration in an eligible program is confirmed. The first installment will be made in November and the second installment will be made in February. Recipients of this award are eligible for a tuition fee deferral (registration without payment). Further details regarding tuition deferrals will be communicated to recipients annually in August prior to the registration deadline. 

Withdrawal or Transfer to Part-Time

You are required to inform the Office of the Faculty Registrar, Arts & Science before dropping below full-time status, withdrawing from your studies or if there is a change in your legal status. Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services with a reduced course load accommodation. 

Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) 

Recipients of this award who are participating in the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) are eligible for a scholarship deferral during their work term period. To be eligible for a scholarship deferral, students must meet the Terms & Conditions of the award at the time of their deferral request and must continue to meet the Terms & Conditions upon their immediate return to studies. While the scholarship is deferred, students are responsible for any fees incurred. Full conditions on award deferrals are outlined below: 

Fall Term Return to Studies

Students with a Fall restart must meet all Terms & Conditions, including full-time registration status and enrolled in a minimum of 3.0 FCE. The full renewal payment will be disbursed upon confirmation of registration, typically by mid-October.  

Winter Term Return to Studies
  • Students with a Winter restart must meet all Terms & Conditions, including full-time registration status.  
  • Recipients of the A&S Global Scholarship will be eligible for renewal provided they are enrolled in a minimum 1.5 FCE. 
  • Payments will be disbursed upon confirmation of registration, typically by early February. 

If students return to studies with a part-time status, they will no longer be eligible to receive their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services with a reduced course load accommodation. 

The award will not exceed the total original offered value and will not exceed 8 terms of full-time study. 

If students do not meet the terms as outlined above upon return to studies, the scholarship will be cancelled in full. 

Additional information

Offered upon admission to selected international students on the basis of merit. Students are automatically considered for this award, which is valued at up to $100,000 over four consecutive years, or until degree completion, whichever comes first (up to $40,000 in the first year and renewable for $20,000 in the second, third and fourth years).

Terms & Conditions

This award is for four consecutive academic years (Fall/Winter terms) and the total award value is indicated on your JOIN U of T portal

This award is tenable with other admission awards offered by the University of Toronto, unless otherwise stated. An exception is the Lester B. Pearson International Student Scholarship and the International Student Admission Bursary.

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Full-time registration in eight consecutive Fall/Winter terms and completion of at least 3.0 credits by the end of each Fall/Winter session. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services with a reduced course load accommodation. Credits earned during Summer sessions and transfer credits are not considered.
  3. Registration as an international student (i.e., a non-Canadian requiring a study permit) in the Faculty of Arts & Science. International students charged domestic fees are not eligible.
  4. Registration in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus. As this award is funded by the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus, it is not transferable to other campuses or faculties. 

Award renewal is based on your academic performance and compliance with the above Terms & Conditions following your first, second and third year of study. While renewal is not tied to a specific minimum grade point average, we expect that your high academic achievement will continue and that you remain “in good standing” as defined by the Faculty of Arts & Science. The award may be withdrawn due to unsatisfactory academic performance. 

In addition to the monetary award, recipients of the International Scholar Award are entitled to early course enrolment during their first year of study. Having early access enables students to enrol in courses ahead of peers in their first year of study only. 

Rotman Commerce students should refer to the International Scholar Award – Rotman Commerce for Terms & Conditions.

Payment

The annual award value will be applied to your student account after your full-time enrolment is confirmed in September. Payment for admission scholarships or awards is applied to your student account after your registration is confirmed for the Fall term, typically by mid-October. 

Should you complete your degree in less than four consecutive years, the award payment will be applied to your student account up to and including your last term of full-time study. Should the annual award value exceed outstanding fees owing in your final year or term, the remaining value will not be disbursed. 

Withdrawal or Transfer to Part-Time

You are required to inform the Office of the Faculty Registrar, Arts & Science before dropping below full-time status, withdrawing from your studies or if there is a change in your legal status. Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course-load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services with a reduced course load accommodation. 

Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) 

Recipients of this award who are participating in the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) are eligible for a scholarship deferral during their work term period. To be eligible for a scholarship deferral, students must meet the Terms & Conditions of the award at the time of their deferral request and must continue to meet the Terms & Conditions upon their immediate return to studies. While the scholarship is deferred, students are responsible for any fees incurred. Full conditions on award deferrals are outlined below: 

Fall Term Return to Studies

Students with a Fall re-start must meet all Terms & Conditions, including full-time registration status and enrolled in a minimum of 3.0 FCE. The full renewal payment will be disbursed upon confirmation of registration, typically by mid-October.  

Winter Term Return to Studies
  • Students with a Winter re-start must meet all Terms & Conditions, including full-time registration status.  
  • If students are enrolled in a minimum of 3.0 FCE, they will be eligible to receive the full renewal payment.  
  • If students are enrolled in less than 3.0 FCE but more than 1.5 FCE, they will be eligible to receive a partial renewal payment of 50%. The remaining 50% will be added onto their final Fall term of full-time study. 
  • If students choose to fast track over the Summer and do not return to full-time study in their final Fall term, they will not be eligible to receive the carried forward partial payment of 50%.  The award does not pay out funding in the Summer term.  
  • Payments will be disbursed upon confirmation of registration, typically by early February. 
  • If students return to studies with a part-time status, they will no longer be eligible to receive their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services with a reduced course load accommodation. 

The award will not exceed the total original offered value and will not exceed 8 terms of full-time study. 

If students do not meet the terms as outlined above upon return to studies, the scholarship will be cancelled in full. 

Additional Information

Offered upon admission to selected international students on the basis of merit. Students are automatically considered for this award, which is valued at up to $50,000 in the first year of study. This award is not renewable.

Terms & Conditions

The total award value is indicated in your JOIN U of T portal

This award is tenable with other University of Toronto admission awards, unless otherwise stated. An exception is the Lester B. Pearson International Student Scholarship and the International Scholar Award — Faculty of Arts & Science.

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Full-time registration to complete at least 3.0 credits by the end of the Fall/Winter session. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services with a reduced course load accommodation. Transfer credits are not considered. 
  3. Registration as an international student (i.e., a non-Canadian requiring a study permit) in the Faculty of Arts & Science. International students charged domestic fees are not eligible for this award.
  4. Registration as a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus. The award is not transferable to other campuses or faculties.

You are required to inform the Office of the Faculty Registrar, Arts & Science should there be any changes to your eligibility for the award. 

In addition to the monetary value of the award, recipients of the International Merit Admission Award are entitled to early access to course enrolment in their first year of study at the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Payment

The award value will be applied to your student account after your full-time enrolment is confirmed. This award is not renewable. Payment for admission awards is applied to your student account after your registration is confirmed for the Fall term, typically by mid-October. 

Withdrawal or Transfer to Part-Time

Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services with a reduced course load accommodation. Please consult with the Office of the Faculty Registrar before dropping below full-time status or withdrawing from your studies.

Additional Information

The Faculty of Arts & Science has a limited number of admission awards available to international undergraduate applicants who have financial need. These are selected based on academic achievement as well as demonstrated financial need. Students apply through the International Financial Aid Application, available to all international applicants through the JOIN U of T Portal. Canadian applicants (living in Canada or abroad) should not complete the International Financial Aid Application, as they are eligible for UTAPS and other governmentally administered financial aid programs. International Student Admission Bursary decisions will be issued in April. Please note that scholarships and bursaries rarely cover the full cost of tuition and living expenses.

Terms & Conditions

Note: The terms and conditions below are applicable to students admitted to the Faculty of Arts & Science as of 2022. This award is not renewable for students admitted to the Faculty of Arts & Science prior to 2022. 

This award is for four consecutive academic years (Fall/Winter terms) or until degree completion, whichever comes first. The total award value is indicated on your JOIN U of T portal

This award is tenable with other University of Toronto admission awards, unless otherwise stated. An exception is the Lester B. Pearson International Student Scholarship, Arts & Science Global Scholarship and International Scholar Award — Faculty of Arts & Science.

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Full-time registration in eight consecutive Fall/Winter terms and completion of at least 3.0 credits by the end of each Fall/Winter session. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services with a reduced course load accommodation. Credits earned during Summer sessions and transfer credits are not considered.
  3. Registration as an international student (i.e., a non-Canadian requiring a study permit) in the Faculty of Arts & Science. International students charged domestic fees are not eligible.
  4. Registration in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus. As this award is funded by the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus, it is not transferable to other campuses or faculties. 

Award renewal is based on your academic performance and compliance with the above outlined Terms & Conditions following your first, second and third year of study. While renewal is not tied to a specific minimum grade point average, we expect that your high academic achievement will continue and that you remain “in good standing” as defined by the Faculty of Arts & Science. The award may be withdrawn due to unsatisfactory academic performance.

In addition to the monetary award, recipients of the International Scholar Award are entitled to early course enrolment during their first year of study. Having early access enables students to enrol in courses ahead of peers in their first year of study only. 

Payment
  1. Payment for admission awards is applied to your student account after your registration is confirmed for the fall term, typically by mid-October.
  2. The scholarship payment is first applied to any outstanding fees on your student account. If the award amount exceeds the fees owing, the remainder of the award will be issued to you and deposited into your Canadian bank account via direct deposit. You will be able to view your award information, including pending payments, on ACORN under My Award. 
  3. If you have not already done so, please set up direct deposit on ACORN. For more information on the types of award refund payments available, please visit the Student Accounts website
  4. Should you complete your degree in less than four consecutive years, the award payment will be applied to your student account up to and including your last term of full-time study. Should the annual award value exceed outstanding fees owing in your final year or term, the remaining value will not be disbursed. 
Withdrawal or Transfer to Part-Time

You are required to inform the Office of the Faculty Registrar, Arts & Science before dropping below full-time status, withdrawing from your studies or if there is a change in your legal status. Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course-load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services with a reduced course load accommodation. 

Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) 

Recipients of this award who are participating in the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) are eligible for a scholarship deferral during their work term period. To be eligible for a scholarship deferral, students must meet the Terms & Conditions of the award at the time of their deferral request and must continue to meet the Terms & Conditions upon their immediate return to studies. While the scholarship is deferred, students are responsible for any fees incurred. Full conditions on award deferrals are outlined below: 

Fall Term Return to Studies

Students with a Fall re-start must meet all Terms & Conditions, including full-time registration status and enrolled in a minimum of 3.0 FCE. The full renewal payment will be disbursed upon confirmation of registration, typically by mid-October.  

Winter Term Return to Studies
  • Students with a Winter restart must meet all Terms & Conditions, including full-time registration status.  
  • If students are enrolled in a minimum of 3.0 FCE, they will be eligible to receive the full renewal payment.  
  • If students are enrolled in less than 3.0 FCE but more than 1.5 FCE, they will be eligible to receive a partial renewal payment of 50%. The remaining 50% will be added onto their final Fall term of full-time study. 
  • If students choose to fast track over the Summer and do not return to full-time study in their final Fall term, they will not be eligible to receive the carried forward partial payment of 50%. The award does not pay out funding in the Summer term.  
  • Payments will be disbursed upon confirmation of registration, typically by early February. 

If students return to studies with a part-time status, they will no longer be eligible to receive their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services with a reduced course load accommodation. . 

The award will not exceed the total original offered value and will not exceed 8 terms of full-time study. 

If students do not meet the terms as outlined above upon return to studies, the scholarship will be cancelled in full. 

Additional Information

Offered to an undergraduate student for general proficiency upon admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science. The total award value is $5,500 over four years of study, with $2,500 awarded upon registration in first year and $1,000 awarded in the second, third and fourth years if the Terms and Conditions of the scholarship are met.

Terms & Conditions

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Full-time registration as a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus; the award is not transferable to other campuses or faculties.
  3. This award is renewable for three additional years at $1,000, provided you continue to be enrolled full time and provided outstanding academic performance is maintained (Annual GPA of 3.7 or higher). The renewal will be based on your final grades and you will receive an email notifying you of your renewal eligibility upon your fall registration. Credits earned during Summer sessions and transfer credits are not considered.

In addition to the monetary value of the award, recipients are entitled to early access to course enrolment in their first year of study at the Faculty of Arts & Science. 

Payment

Outstanding tuition or other fees will be deducted from the total value of the award. Any remaining balance will be directly deposited into your Canadian bank account or mailed in November to your sessional address by the Student Accounts Department, Office of the Comptroller. An online tutorial on how to set up direct deposit with your financial institution is available on ACORN.

Withdrawal or Transfer to Part-Time

Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Please consult with the Office of the Faculty Registrar before dropping below full-time status or withdrawing from your studies.

Additional Information

Offered to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident undergraduate student enrolled in an arts program at the Faculty of Arts & Science on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The total scholarship value is $12,000, payable towards the recipient’s first year of study.

Terms & Conditions

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Full-time registration as a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus in an arts program. This award is not transferable to other campuses or faculties.
  3. Demonstration of financial need.
  4. Recipient must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

In addition to the monetary value of the award, recipients are entitled to early access to course enrolment in their first year of study at the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Payment

Payment will be made upon confirmation of financial need. Financial need is demonstrated through an application to a provincial financial aid program, for example, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Outstanding tuition or other fees will be deducted from the total value of the award. Any remaining balance will be directly deposited into your Canadian bank account or mailed in November to your sessional address by the Student Accounts Department, Office of the Comptroller. An online tutorial on how to set up direct deposit with your financial institution is available on ACORN

Withdrawal or Transfer to Part-Time

Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Please consult with the Office of the Faculty Registrar before dropping below full-time status or withdrawing from your studies.

Additional Information

Offered to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science on the basis of academic merit. The total value of this scholarship is $10,000 payable towards the recipient’s first year of study.

Terms & Conditions

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Full-time registration as a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus. The award is not transferable to other campuses or faculties.

In addition to the monetary value of the award, recipients are entitled to early access to course enrolment in their first year of study at the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Payment

Outstanding tuition or other fees will be deducted from the total value of the award. Any remaining balance will be directly deposited into your Canadian bank account or mailed in November to your sessional address by the Student Accounts Department, Office of the Comptroller. An online tutorial on how to set up direct deposit with your financial institution is available on ACORN

Withdrawal or Transfer to Part-Time

Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Please consult with the Office of the Faculty Registrar before dropping below full-time status or withdrawing from your studies.

Additional Information

Offered to an outstanding student enrolled in a science program at the Faculty of Arts & Science on the basis of financial need. The total award value is $25,000 over four years of study, with $10,000 granted upon registration in first year and $5,000 awarded in the second, third and fourth years if the Terms and Conditions of the scholarship are met. 

Terms & Conditions

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Full-time registration as a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus; the award is not transferable to other campuses or faculties.
  3. This award is renewable for three additional years at $5,000, provided that you continue to demonstrate financial need and maintain good academic standing and full-time registration in a science program in any of the following areas of study: Anthropology, Astronomy, Cell and Systems Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, Centre for Environment, Human Biology. The renewal will be based on your final grades and you will receive an email notifying you of your renewal eligibility upon your fall registration.

In addition to the monetary value of the award, recipients are entitled to early access to course enrolment in their first year of study at the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Payment

Payment will be made upon confirmation of financial need. Financial need is demonstrated through an application to a provincial financial aid program, for example, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Outstanding tuition or other fees will be deducted from the total value of the award. Any remaining balance will be directly deposited into your Canadian bank account or mailed in November to your sessional address by the Student Accounts Department, Office of the Comptroller. An online tutorial on how to set up direct deposit with your financial institution is available on ACORN

Withdrawal or Transfer to Part-Time

Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Please consult with the Office of the Faculty Registrar before dropping below full-time status or withdrawing from your studies.

Additional information

For a full list of award opportunities for incoming U of T students, visit Award Explorer and select "Admission" from the Award Type dropdown menu. 

Awards for Current Students

The Faculty of Arts & Science offers more than 500 awards for current undergraduate students who excel in their academics and extracurricular activities. These include:

Variable amount based on proposal and competition. Provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students studying Israel.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Reserved for undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science who are traveling to Israel for study or research, or who are pursuing study or research related to Israel (in Canada).
  • Students may apply for either travel or non-travel awards. Preference will be given to requests for travel support.
  • Students must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students from Ontario.
  • For advice on writing a research proposal, please visit the U of T Writing page.
Possible Programs
Award and Payment Info
  • Award amount and total number of awards will be determined annually. 
  • Projects that involve travel outside of Canada, students must complete the Safety Abroad process before your funding can be released. For more information on travel approval, please contact safety.abroad@utoronto.ca
  •  Decisions will be communicated to students in May 2023. 
Applications
  • Application form coming soon
Deadline
  • Application deadline: February 27, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Applications must be submitted via email: undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca
  • If you have any questions about the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Award in Israeli Studies, email us.

Provides funding to graduating students who are enrolled in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Awarded to a full-time graduating student in the Faculty of Arts & Science.
  • Students require demonstration of academic excellence (GPA 3.7 or higher), financial need (OSAP or out of province loan) and outstanding extra-curricular leadership.
  • Recipients must enroll in a graduate program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science.
Award and Payment Info
  • The value of the award is equal to the annual income from endowed funds, approximately $4,500. 
  • The award is paid upon enrolment and registration in a graduate program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science. 
  • After the deduction of tuition fees or residence charges owing, the award will be directly deposited into student’s Canadian bank account.
  • Decisions will be communicated to students in June 2023.
Applications
  • Application form coming soon
Deadline

If you have any questions about the ASSU Graduating Student Leadership Award, email us.

Provides recognition to students engaged in outstanding anti-racism efforts through demonstrated volunteerism, leadership and/or community involvement.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Open to students in any program in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus.
  • Awarded on the basis of academic merit and engagement in outstanding anti-racism efforts through demonstrated volunteerism, leadership and/or community involvement. 
  • Preference is given to activities that take place at the University of Toronto and during the academic year in which the award is given. 
  • This award is open to both full-time and part-time students.
Award and Payment Info
  • The award disburses $25,000 annually. Each award value will be variable at the discretion of the awarding committee with allotment per student ranging between $1,000 and $10,000.
  • After the deduction of any outstanding tuition fees or residence charges owing, the award will be directly deposited into student’s Canadian bank account.
  • Decisions will be communicated to students in January 2023. 
Applications
  • Application form coming soon
Deadline

If you have any questions about the Bosco Law Award for Student Leadership in Anti-Racism and Inclusion, email us.

Provides recognition and $1,250 to meritorious Black students who demonstrate financial need and leadership ability.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Awarded to two undergraduate students in their first year of study in the Faculty of Arts & Science, who self-identify as Black.
  • Students require demonstration of academic merit, financial need (OSAP or out of province assistance) and ability to demonstrate community service or a leadership role.
  • This award is open to both full-time and part-time students.
Award and Payment Info
  • There will be two $1,250 awards presented each year
  • After the deduction of any outstanding tuition fees or residence charges owing, the award will be directly deposited into student’s Canadian bank account.
  • Decisions will be communicated to students in June 2023. 
Applications
  • Application form coming soon 
Deadline
  • Application deadline: April 10, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • The application form may be submitted via email: undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca
  • If you have any questions about the Cyril A. Morong Scholarship of Excellence, email us.

Up to four awards of variable amounts based on proposal and competition. Awarded to third-year undergraduate students (at the time of application) who are undertaking a special research project on contemporary China.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Reserved for third-year undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George Campus.
  • Students who are interested in undertaking research on contemporary China.
  • The award will be used to help defray the project costs associated with the travel and research of student participants.
  • Successful participants will be required to share their findings with their peers to extend the learning opportunity. 
Possible Programs
Award and Payment Info
  • Approximately four awards, value of awards will be determined annually by a committee. 
  • Decisions will be communicated to students in May 2023. 
  • Travel awards are paid at the time of travel after students have completed a Safety Abroad Workshop and registered with the Safety Abroad Office.
Applications
  • Application form coming soon
Deadline
  • Application deadline: February 27, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Applications must be submitted via email: undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca
  • If you have any questions about the Daisy Ho Contemporary China Special Undergraduate Projects Fund, email us.

The Dean’s Student Initiative Fund (DSIF) has been established to provide financial support for student initiatives that aspire to create dialogue and foster a greater sense of community through special events, lectures or other forms of community engagement.

Event organizers are at all times required to follow current legislation, regulations, and public health guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria

The Dean's Student Initiative Fund is open to undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts & Science or student groups where the applicant is enrolled in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Graduate students please refer to the Graduate Funding in Arts & Science page

The following criteria will be considered in evaluating proposals:

  • Does the proposal fulfill an educational purpose for Arts & Science students?
  • Does the proposal promote dialogue? Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote cross-cultural dialogue.
  • Does the proposal create a forum for various viewpoints?
  • Does the proposal engage with communities within and outside of campus boundaries?
  • Is the proposal realistic, with credible timelines, resource requirements, and goals?
  • Will the proposal be of sufficiently broad interest to engage a significant portion of the student community?
Value

Variable depending on project budget (maximum $1000).

Notes
  • Priority is given to organizations that are seeking funding for the first time. Sponsors of annual events (e.g. conferences, symposiums) who are applying for one-time-only funding should demonstrate the innovative components of the event for which they are applying.
  • Repeat applicants need to demonstrate how the funds were used in the past by submitting a report of the funded event.
  • Applicants for activities intended to be on-going or annual should demonstrate plans to become self-sustaining. The Fund should be viewed only as start-up assistance for such activities.
  • Journals and magazines should focus on electronic dissemination. Hard copy printing costs will not be considered.
  • The Fund does not fund catering costs.
  • The Fund does not provide funds for individual students requesting travel for research, delivering papers, or taking courses. Graduate students requesting funds for travel should contact their home unit. Undergraduate students should approach their college or program sponsor.
Applications
  • Application form coming soon
Deadline
  • Application deadline: October 31, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Applications must be submitted via email: undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca
  • Decisions will be communicated to students in January 2023.
  • If you have any questions about the Dean's Student Initiative Fund, email us.

Variable amount based on proposal and competition. Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing studies or research related to the Asia Pacific region.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Reserved for undergraduate or graduate University of Toronto students pursuing study or research related to the Asia Pacific region (East and Southeast Asia).
  • Students require demonstration of financial need. Ontario residents are given priority, but non-Ontario residents with financial need are also encouraged to apply.
  • For advice on writing a research proposal, please visit the U of T Writing page.
Possible Programs
Possible Programs
Award and Payment Info
  • The value and total number of individual awards will be determined annually.
  • Projects that involve travel outside of Canada, students must complete the Safety Abroad process before your funding can be released. For more information on travel approval, please contact safety.abroad@utoronto.ca
  • Decisions will be communicated to students in May 2023.
Applications
  • Application form coming soon
Deadline
  • Application deadline: February 27, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Applications must be submitted via email: undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca
  • If you have any questions about the Dr. David Chu Scholarship in Asia Pacific Studies, email us.

Variable amount based on proposal and competition. Awarded to undergraduate students who are undertaking a special research project on the topic of China, Russia or Soviet studies. 

Eligibility Criteria

Student Applicant 

  • Must be current undergraduate degree student(s) in the Faculty of Arts & Science and must be registered as such during the period in which the research will be conducted.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Can receive the Mark Gayn Undergraduate Research Fund only once during their academic career.  
  • Must be interested in undertaking research on the topic of China, Russia or Soviet studies.
  • The award will be used to help defray the costs of research and/or travel expenses associated with the Research project. 

Faculty Supervisor 

  • Must be an Arts & Science faculty with a continuous undergraduate appointment at the St. George campus, or have a continuous appointment in a division that offers A&S undergraduate programs. 
  • Can supervise only one application per competition round (e.g., one student’s application or one group application limited to three members with one student designated as contact applicant). 

Research Project 

  • Research must be a stand-alone project (i.e., cannot be related to a current project in the same location with similar goals, and for which students are already funded). 
  • Research must be related to the student’s degree; or in the case of groups, all of the students’ degrees. 
  • Applications for funding to recover costs for research projects already completed will not be considered. 
  • Requests for stipends for students will be considered. 
  • For advice on writing a research proposal, please visit the U of T Writing page
Award and Payment Info
  • The value and total number of individual awards will be determined annually by the committee.
  • Decisions will be communicated to students in May 2023.
  • For projects that involve travel outside of Canada, students must complete the Safety Abroad process before your funding can be released. For more information on travel approval, please contact safety.abroad@utoronto.ca.
  • Any awards for projects that require an REB Protocol will be paid once the student has confirmed with the Undergraduate Awards Office that a protocol has been obtained. 
Applications
  • Application form coming soon
Deadline

If you have any questions about the Mark Gayn Undergraduate Research Fund, email us

Eligibility Criteria
  • Awarded to an undergraduate student in their third year of study in the Faculty of Arts & Science.
  • This award is open to both full-time and part-time students.
  • This is an OSOTF award that requires demonstration of Ontario residency and financial need (must be receiving an OSAP loan).
Award and Payment Info
  • The value of the award is equal to the annual income from the endowed fund, which is approximately $4,000.
  • This award will be paid upon enrolment and registration in the student’s fourth year.
  • After the deduction of tuition fees or residence charges owing, the award will be directly deposited into student’s Canadian bank account.
  • Decisions will be communicated to students in June 2023.
Applications
  • Application form coming soon 
Deadline
  • Application deadline: April 10, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Applications must be submitted via email: undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca
  • If you have any questions about the Michael and Ida Shankman Bursary, email us.

The Undergraduate Research Fund fosters research experience at the undergraduate level by providing students with an opportunity to develop a research project of their own, for which there is no other available funding. The fund is open to all Arts & Science undergraduate students in good academic standing and no minimum GPA is required.

The Fund is to be used for research initiated by students, related to their degree, and supervised by a faculty member either through a regular course, an independent study, a research essay, or other academic project. The research must be completed within a year of funding or before graduation, whichever comes first. All students granted funding are required to submit a short summary of research findings.

The Undergraduate Research Fund is funded jointly by the Arts & Science Students’ Union (ASSU) and the Faculty of Arts & Science. 

 Download the Undergraduate Research Fund slide deck with tips on how to write a research proposal and apply to the Undergraduate Research Fund.

Eligibility Criteria

Student Applicant

  • Must be current undergraduate degree student(s) in the Faculty of Arts & Science and must be registered as such during the period in which the research will be conducted.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Can receive the Undergraduate Research Fund only once. 

Faculty Supervisor

  • Must be an Arts & Science faculty with a continuous undergraduate appointment at St. George campus, or, have a continuous appointment in a division that offers A&S undergraduate programs.
  • Can supervise only one application per competition round (e.g., one student’s application or one group application limited to three members with one student designated as contact applicant).
Research Project
  • Research must be a stand-alone project (i.e., cannot be related to a current project in the same location with similar goals, and for which students are already funded).
  • Research must be related to the student’s degree; or in the case of groups, all of the students’ degrees.
  • Applications for funding to recover costs for research projects already completed will not be considered.
  • Requests for stipends/salaries for students will not be considered.
  • For advice on writing a research proposal, please visit the U of T Writing page.
Award and Payment Information
  • The value and total number of individual awards will be determined annually by the committee.
  • Decisions will be communicated to students in May 2023.
  • Projects that involve travel outside of Canada, students must complete the Safety Abroad process before your funding can be released. For more information on travel approval, please contact safety.abroad@utoronto.ca
  • Any awards for projects that require an REB Protocol will be paid once the student has confirmed with the Undergraduate Awards Office that a protocol has been obtained.
  • All approved funding is available and must be spent within one (1) year, or until your graduation, whichever comes first. 
Applications
  • Application forms coming soon

Deadline
  • Application deadline: February 27, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Applications must be submitted via email: undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca
  • If you have any questions about the Undergraduate Research Fund, please email us.

Variable amount based on proposal and competition. Awarded to undergraduate students who are undertaking a period of study at an international post-secondary institution or pursuing international field work in conjunction with their U of T program.

Eligibility Criteria for Student Applicants
  • Reserved for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science who are undertaking a period of study at an international post-secondary institution or pursuing international field work in conjunction with their University of Toronto program.
    • Students undertaking an independent research project (not part of an official U of T program i.e. CIE, Summer Abroad, Field Course, etc.) are required to secure a U of T faculty supervisor to oversee your research. Please see below for faculty eligibility. 
  • Must demonstrate financial need. Priority is given to students qualifying for OSAP for the academic year in which the application is made, but non-Ontario residents with financial need are also encouraged to apply.
  • For advice on writing a research proposal, please visit the U of T Writing page.
Eligibility Criteria for Faculty Supervisors

Faculty supervisors are only required for students undertaking an independent research project. Faculty supervisors should meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an Arts & Science faculty with a continuous undergraduate appointment at St. George campus, or, have a continuous appointment in a division that offers A&S undergraduate programs.
  • Can supervise only one application per competition round.
Possible Programs
Award and Payment Info
  • The value and total number of individual awards will be determined annually by the committee.
  • Projects that involve travel outside of Canada, students must complete the Safety Abroad process before your funding can be released. For more information on travel approval, please contact safety.abroad@utoronto.ca
  • Decisions will be communicated to students in May 2023. 
Applications
  • Application forms coming soon

Deadline
  • Application deadline: February 27, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Applications must be submitted via email: undergrad.awards.artsci@utoronto.ca
  • If you have any questions about the Walter and Mary Tuohy Award in Arts and Science, email us.

For a full list of award opportunities for current undergraduate U of T students, visit Award Explorer and select "In-course" or "Graduating" from the Award Type dropdown menu. 

College Awards

Each college at the Faculty of Arts & Science offers awards based on leadership, merit and other criteria. Visit the awards page within each college for more details:

Other Awards and Scholarships

  • Academic departments: Most academic departments offer awards for undergraduate students. Visit your departmental website or speak to an advisor for help with department awards. 
  • Graduate awards: View a list of major graduate awards on the School of Graduate Studies website.
  • Awards to study abroad: In addition to the international and research awards listed above and in Award Explorer, the Centre for International Experience coordinates a variety of awards to help students study abroad.