A&S Graduate Scholarships

A number of scholarships are awarded annually to Arts & Science graduate students. Learn about the scholarships available, award criteria, the application process and more.

Value: 
$8,000

Number of Awards: 
1

Eligibility: 
First year Master’s or PhD students registered in a Faculty of Arts & Science program undertaking research related to Canada and who will be continuing their program in the Fall 2023 session.

Criteria:
Academic excellence

Nomination: 
Students must submit an application to their graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline. Each graduate unit may nominate one (1) applicant for consideration. A nomination letter explaining how the nominee meets the award criteria must be provided by the Graduate Chair or Associate Chair, Graduate. Graduate units may email the application package and nomination letter to graduateawards.artsci@utoronto.ca by the nomination deadline.

Application:

To apply, students must:

  1. Download and complete the A&S Graduate Scholarships application form (posted below);
  2. Obtain transcripts for completed degrees as well as a U of T transcript for the current degree in progress (ACORN print-outs are accepted and must show Fall 2022 registration and grades; non-U of T transcripts must be official or certified by the grad unit and include legends)*;
  3. Arrange for their supervisor** to email a letter of support to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title “A&S Graduate Scholarships — Applicant’s Last Name”;
  4. Merge all required application materials into 1 PDF;
  5. Submit the application package in one email (excluding the referee’s letter) to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title “A&S Graduate Scholarships — Applicant’s Last Name”.

* Electronic transcripts are acceptable; an unencrypted copy of the file — using “Print to PDF” via Adobe Acrobat Reader or an internet browser (e.g. Chrome) — must be created in order to merge the document with other application materials. Certification/validation may be performed by the graduate unit. If the graduate unit is not able to certify/validate a transcript, it is each applicant’s responsibility to obtain and provide within their application package an original official transcript that was issued by the appropriate institution.

** If the student is in the early years of the program and does not have a supervisor, a letter of support may be provided by another faculty member from the program of study.

Deadlines: 
Graduate unit deadline: Set by Graduate Unit.

Deadline for Nominations:
To be announced.

Results:
Via email, Date to be announced.

Payment:
2023–24 Academic Year

Application form to be posted in 2023.

Value: 
$4,500

Number of Awards: 
10

Eligibility:
Women graduate students registered in a Faculty of Arts & Science mathematics or science program who will be continuing their program in the Fall 2023 session.

Criteria: 
Academic merit and financial need. Seven (7) of the ten (10) awards will be awarded in compliance with Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) requirements, which include Ontario residency and financial need.

Nomination:
Students must submit an application to their graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline. Each graduate unit may nominate two (2) students for consideration. A nomination letter explaining how each nominee meets the award criteria must be provided by the Graduate Chair or Associate Chair, Graduate. Graduate units may email application packages and nomination letters to graduateawards.artsci@utoronto.ca by the nomination deadline.

Application:

To apply, students must:

  1. Download and complete the A&S Graduate Scholarships application form (posted below);
  2. Complete the online U of T Financial Aid Estimator to determine OSOTF eligibility and save a copy of the assessment results (showing the Estimated Financial Need amount, Estimated OSAP amount, and Verification of Ontario residency);
  3. Obtain transcripts for completed degrees as well as a U of T transcript for the current degree in progress (ACORN print-outs are accepted and must show Fall 2022 registration and grades; non-U of T transcripts must be official or certified by the grad unit and include legends)*;
  4. Provide Curriculum Vitae (no page restrictions, including list of publications, presentations, and awards);
  5. Arrange for their supervisor** to email a letter of support to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title “A&S Graduate Scholarships — Applicant’s Last Name”;
  6. Merge all required application materials into 1 PDF;
  7. Submit the application package in one email (excluding the referee’s letter) to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title “A&S Graduate Scholarships — Applicant’s Last Name”.

* Electronic transcripts are acceptable; an unencrypted copy of the file — using “Print to PDF” via Adobe Acrobat Reader or an internet browser (e.g. Chrome) — must be created in order to merge the document with other application materials. Certification/validation may be performed by the graduate unit. If the graduate unit is not able to certify/validate a transcript, it is each applicant’s responsibility to obtain and provide within their application package an original official transcript that was issued by the appropriate institution.

** If the student is in the early years of the program and does not have a supervisor, a letter of support may be provided by another faculty member from the program of study.

Deadlines:
Graduate unit deadline: Set by Graduate Unit.

Deadline for Nominations:
To be announced.

Results:
Via email, To be announced.

Payment:
2023–24 Academic Year

Application form to be posted in 2023.

Value:
$33,000

Number of Awards: 
1

Eligibility: 
Domestic Master’s or PhD students registered in the Humanities or Social Sciences who will be continuing their program in 2023–24. Previous recipients may apply to be considered again but will not receive preference over other applicants.

Criteria:
Academic merit and financial need. All applicants must meet Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) requirements, which include Ontario residency and financial need.

Nomination:
Students must submit an application to their graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline. Each graduate unit may nominate one (1) student for consideration. A nomination letter explaining how the nominee meets the award criteria must be provided by the Graduate Chair or Associate Chair, Graduate. Graduate units may email the application package and nomination letter to graduateawards.artsci@utoronto.ca by the nomination deadline.

Application:

To apply, students must:

  1. Download and complete the A&S Graduate Scholarships application form (posted below);
  2. Complete the online U of T Financial Aid Estimator to determine OSOTF eligibility and save a copy of the assessment results (showing the Estimated Financial Need amount, Estimated OSAP amount, and Verification of Ontario residency);
  3. Obtain transcripts for completed degrees as well as a U of T transcript for the current degree in progress (ACORN print-outs are accepted and must show Fall 2022 registration and grades; non-U of T transcripts must be official or certified by the grad unit and include legends)*;
  4. Provide Curriculum Vitae (no page restrictions, including list of publications, presentations, and awards);
  5. Arrange for their supervisor** to email a letter of support to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title “A&S Graduate Scholarships — Applicant’s Last Name”;
  6. Merge all required application materials into 1 PDF;
  7. Submit the application package in one email (excluding the referee’s letter) to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title “A&S Graduate Scholarships — Applicant’s Last Name”.

* Electronic transcripts are acceptable; an unencrypted copy of the file — using “Print to PDF” via Adobe Acrobat Reader or an internet browser (e.g. Chrome) — must be created in order to merge the document with other application materials. Certification/validation may be performed by the graduate unit. If the graduate unit is not able to certify/validate a transcript, it is each applicant’s responsibility to obtain and provide within their application package an original official transcript that was issued by the appropriate institution.

** If the student is in the early years of the program and does not have a supervisor, a letter of support may be provided by another faculty member from the program of study.

Deadlines:
Graduate unit deadline: Set by Graduate Unit.

Deadline for Nominations:
To be announced.

Results:
Via email, to be announced.

Payment:
2023–24 Academic Year

Application form to be posted in 2023.

Academic Excellence is the Faculty of Arts & Science’s top priority for graduate education. The Faculty of Arts & Science has established a new suite of awards to recognize the very best doctoral students and their achievements.

Value and Number of Awards:

  • One (1) Dean’s Doctoral Excellence Scholarship of $25,000
  • Three (3) A&S Doctoral Excellence Scholarships of $5,000
  • These scholarships will be provided on top of any other funding package or award that the recipient may receive.

Eligibility:
Doctoral students registered in the Faculty of Arts & Science who will be continuing their program in 2023–24.

Criteria:

Applicants must demonstrate:

  1. Academic excellence;
  2. Originality and significance of the body of work within the applicant’s fields of research;
  3. Quality of publications relative to the stage of the career, recognizing that publication expectations vary by program of study;
  4. Evidence of impact of the applicant’s work within their fields of research;
  5. Level of engagement and quality of training and mentoring provided to students, emerging scholars and participants, relative to the applicant’s career level; and
  6. Potential for leadership and societal contributions within and/or beyond the academic community.

Nomination:
Students must submit an application to their graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline. Each graduate unit may nominate one (1) applicant for consideration. A nomination letter explaining how the nominee meets the award criteria must be provided by the Graduate Chair or Associate Chair, Graduate. Graduate units may email the application package and nomination letter to graduateawards.artsci@utoronto.ca by the nomination deadline.

Application:

To apply, students must:

  1. Download and complete the A&S Graduate Scholarships application form, including the “Statement” section (posted below);
  2. Obtain transcripts for completed degrees as well as a U of T transcript for the current degree in progress (ACORN print-outs are accepted and must show Fall 2022 registration and grades; non-U of T transcripts must be official or certified by the grad unit and include legends)*;
  3. Provide Curriculum Vitae (no page restrictions, including list of publications, presentations, and awards);
  4. Arrange for their supervisor** to email a letter of support to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title “A&S Graduate Scholarships — Applicant’s Last Name”;
  5. Merge all required application materials into 1 PDF;
  6. Submit the application package in one email (excluding the referee’s letter) to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title “A&S Graduate Scholarships — Applicant’s Last Name”.

* Electronic transcripts are acceptable; an unencrypted copy of the file — using “Print to PDF” via Adobe Acrobat Reader or an internet browser (e.g. Chrome) — must be created in order to merge the document with other application materials. Certification/validation may be performed by the graduate unit. If the graduate unit is not able to certify/validate a transcript, it is each applicant’s responsibility to obtain and provide within their application package an original official transcript that was issued by the appropriate institution.

** If the student is in the early years of the program and does not have a supervisor, a letter of support may be provided by another faculty member from the program of study.

Deadlines:
Graduate unit deadline: Set by Graduate Unit.

Deadline for Nominations:
To be announced.

Results:
Via email, to be announced.

Payment:
2023–24 Academic Year

Application form to be posted in 2023.

Value: 
$5,000

Number of Awards: 
2

Eligibility:
Research-stream Master’s or Doctoral students registered in the Faculty of Arts & Science who will be continuing their program in the Fall 2023 session.

Criteria:
Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence as well as outstanding leadership and contributions to the life of the University through student governance, community service or volunteer work.

Nomination:
Students must submit an application to their graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline. Each graduate unit may nominate one (1) applicant for consideration. A nomination letter explaining how the nominee meets the award criteria must be provided by the Graduate Chair or Associate Chair, Graduate. Graduate units may email the application package and nomination letter to graduateawards.artsci@utoronto.ca by the nomination deadline.

Application:

To apply, students must:

  1. Download and complete the A&S Graduate Scholarships application form, including the “Statement” section (posted below);
  2. Obtain transcripts for completed degrees as well as a U of T transcript for the current degree in progress (ACORN print-outs are accepted and must show Fall 2022 registration and grades; non-U of T transcripts must be official or certified by the grad unit and include legends)*;
  3. Provide Curriculum Vitae (no page restrictions, including list of publications, presentations, and awards);
  4. Arrange for their supervisor** to email a letter of support to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title “A&S Graduate Scholarships — Applicant’s Last Name”;
  5. Merge all required application materials into 1 PDF;
  6. Submit the application package in one email (excluding the referee’s letter) to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title “A&S Graduate Scholarships — Applicant’s Last Name”.

* Electronic transcripts are acceptable; an unencrypted copy of the file — using “Print to PDF” via Adobe Acrobat Reader or an internet browser (e.g. Chrome) — must be created in order to merge the document with other application materials. Certification/validation may be performed by the graduate unit. If the graduate unit is not able to certify/validate a transcript, it is each applicant’s responsibility to obtain and provide within their application package an original official transcript that was issued by the appropriate institution.

** If the student is in the early years of the program and does not have a supervisor, a letter of support may be provided by another faculty member from the program of study.

Deadlines:
Graduate unit deadline: Set by Graduate Unit.

Deadline for Nominations:
To be announced.

Results:
Via email, to be announced.

Payment:
2023–24 Academic Year

Application form to be posted in 2023.

The Ukrainian Studies Scholarships are comprised of the following 3 endowed awards:

  • Dmytro and Natalia Haluszka Family Scholarship in Ukrainian Studies (OSOTF);
  • Dr. Roman Turko and Yaroslawa Turko Scholarship in Ukrainian Studies (OSOTF);
  • Ivan Bodnarchuk Scholarship in Ukrainian Studies (OSOTF).

Value:
$3,000

Number of Awards:
Multiple

Eligibility:
Master’s or Doctoral students registered in the Faculty of Arts & Science who will be continuing their program in the Fall 2023 session.

Criteria:
Academic merit and financial need. Each applicant must be registered in a graduate program and pursuing study or research in Ukrainian Studies. Preference will be given to students in History and the Social Sciences.

Two-thirds of the award recipients must meet OSOTF criteria, which include Ontario residency. As a result, one-third of the recipients do not need to meet OSOTF criteria (ie: international students may apply) but must still meet the eligibility & criteria listed above.

Nomination:
Students must submit an application to their graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline. Each graduate unit may nominate students for consideration. A nomination letter explaining how each nominee meets the award criteria must be provided by the Graduate Chair or Associate Chair, Graduate. Graduate units may email the application packages and nomination letters to graduateawards.artsci@utoronto.ca by the nomination deadline.

Application:

To apply, students must:

  1. Download and complete the A&S Graduate Scholarships application form (posted below).
  2. Obtain a screenshot of their OSAP Notice of Acceptance / estimate of potential OSAP funding through their OSAP account, or download and complete the SGS Financial Need Assessment Form;
  3. Obtain transcripts for completed degrees as well as a U of T transcript for the current degree in progress (ACORN print-outs are accepted and must show Fall 2021 registration and grades; non-U of T transcripts must be official or certified by the grad unit and include legends)*;
  4. Provide Curriculum Vitae (no page restrictions, including list of publications, presentations, and awards);
  5. Provide a one (1) page statement outlining their program of study and/or research interests within the application form;
  6. Provide a one (1) page statement outlining their proposed budget for their research or course of study, including anticipated resource needs and expenses for the 2023–2024 academic year within the application form;
  7. Arrange for their supervisor to email a letter of support to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title, "A&S Graduate Scholarships – Applicant’s Last Name”;
  8. Merge all required application materials into 1 PDF;
  9. Submit the application package in one email (excluding the referee’s letter) to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title, "A&S Graduate Scholarships – Applicant’s Last Name”

* Electronic transcripts are acceptable; an unencrypted copy of the file - using “Print to PDF” via Adobe Acrobat Reader or an internet browser (e.g. Chrome) - must be created in order to merge the document with other application materials. Certification/validation may be performed by the graduate unit. If the graduate unit is not able to certify/validate a transcript, it is each applicant’s responsibility to obtain and provide within their application package an original official transcript that was issued by the appropriate institution.

** If the student is in the early years of the program and does not have a supervisor, a letter of support may be provided by another faculty member from the program of study.

Graduate unit deadline:
Set by Graduate Unit.

Deadline for Nominations: 
To be determined.

Results:
Via email, to be determined.

Payment:
2023–24 Academic Year

Application form to be posted in 2023.

Value: 
To be announced.

Number of Awards: 
To be announced.

Eligibility: 
Graduate students registered in a Faculty of Arts & Science program will be continuing their program in the Fall 2023 session.

Criteria:
Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence and be undertaking study/research on China, Russia or Soviet studies.

Nomination: 
Students must submit an application to their graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline. Each graduate unit may nominate students for consideration. A nomination letter explaining how each nominee meets the award criteria must be provided by the Graduate Chair or Associate Chair, Graduate. Graduate units may email the application package and nomination letter to graduateawards.artsci@utoronto.ca by the nomination deadline.

Application:
To apply, students must:

  1. Download and complete the A&S Graduate Scholarships application form (posted below);
  2. Obtain transcripts for completed degrees as well as a U of T transcript for the current degree in progress (ACORN print-outs are accepted and must show Fall 2022 registration and grades; non-U of T transcripts must be official or certified by the grad unit and include legends)*;
  3. Arrange for their supervisor** to email a letter of support to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title “A&S Graduate Scholarships — Applicant’s Last Name”;
  4. Merge all required application materials into 1 PDF;
  5. Submit the application package in one email (excluding the referee’s letter) to the applicant’s graduate unit by the unit’s application deadline with the subject title “A&S Graduate Scholarships — Applicant’s Last Name”.

* Electronic transcripts are acceptable; an unencrypted copy of the file — using “Print to PDF” via Adobe Acrobat Reader or an internet browser (e.g. Chrome) — must be created in order to merge the document with other application materials. Certification/validation may be performed by the graduate unit. If the graduate unit is not able to certify/validate a transcript, it is each applicant’s responsibility to obtain and provide within their application package an original official transcript that was issued by the appropriate institution.

** If the student is in the early years of the program and does not have a supervisor, a letter of support may be provided by another faculty member from the program of study.

Deadlines:
Graduate unit deadline: Set by Graduate Unit.

Deadline for Nominations: 
To be announced.

Results:
To be announced.

Payment:
2023–24 Academic Year

Application form to be posted in 2023.

 

More graduate scholarships and awards are offered by departments. Please connect with your academic unit to learn about the application procedures, deadlines and other conditions of the awards for which you wish to apply.