Michael and Ida Shankman Bursary


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded to an undergraduate student upon completion of 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
  • As part of the application, the students need to prepare a statement on how their actions are guided by the following text:
    • “I pray thee, then,
      Write me as one that loves his fellow men”
      (Abou Ben Adhem, by James Leigh Hunt)

Award and Payment Info:

  • The value of the award is equal to the annual income of the endowed fund, which is expected to be around $4,000
  • This award will be paid upon registration for the fall term.  After the deduction of tuition fees or residence charges owing, the award will be directly deposited into student’s account.


  • May 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST– Late submissions will not be accepted. 
  • Applications may be submitted either in-person or via email: 
    Faculty of Arts & Science Student Award Committee 
    c/o Office of the Faculty Registrar 
    Room 1006, Sidney Smith Hall