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Scholarships and Awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to graduate students on a competitive basis.

Click on the individual scholarship or award name for detailed information including eligibility criteria and application deadlines. In addition to these internal and prestigious external awards, visit the other sources of funding page.

We want to make sure you are successful in meeting the financial demands of your graduate education. If you have questions about these scholarship and award programs, please contact your program.  

Click here for the major scholarship deadlines.

Internal Scholarships and Awards

Name Value
Apply To Deadline
Access to Opportunity Program (ATOP) N/A Consideration is automatic; no application required
No Deadline
C. Ravi Ravindran Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award $1,000 By nomination only
September 2, 2016
Dennis Mock Graduate Scholarship
$5,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
March 10, 2017
Doctoral Completion Award
TBD Application Form Oct 14, 2016
Edward S. Rogers Sr. Graduate School Fellowships
$20,000
For Communication and Culture PhD students only; consideration is automatic; no application required
No deadline
Governor General Gold Medal (GGGM)
N/A By nomination only
September 2, 2016
(nominations due)
Graduate Stipend
up to $12,000 Contact program for details
No deadline
Hydro One Aboriginal Award for Graduate Studies in Public Policy and Administration
$5,000
For Public Policy and Administration students only; contact program for details
Contact program
Ryerson Centre for Urban Energy
up to $5,000 Centre for Urban Energy Various
Ryerson Gold Medal N/A By nomination only September 2, 2016 (nominations due)
Ryerson Graduate Fellowship (RGF)
up to $12,000 for masters and up to $16,000 for doctoral Consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline
Ryerson Graduate Development Award (RGDA)
N/A Consideration is automatic; no application required
No deadline
Ryerson International Student Scholarships (RISS)
$7,000 Consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline
Ted Rogers Graduate Entrance Awards
$20,000 For incoming MBA/MScM students only; application required; contact program for details
Contact program

External Scholarships and Awards

Federal

Name Value Apply To
Deadline
Canada's Distinguished Dissertation Awards $1,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies February 24, 2017

Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's (CGS-M)

A harmonization of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC graduate scholarships

$17,500 Directly to funding agency December 1, 2016
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Awards
$35,000 Directly to funding agency October 4, 2016
Fulbright Canada Scholarship $15,000 (USD) Directly to funding agency November 15, 2016
International Policy Ideas Challenge 2017 (GAC and SSHRC)
$3,000 Directly to funding agency March 13, 2017
John Charles Polanyi Prizes $20,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies December 1, 2016
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships $8,500 or $10,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
February 1, 2017
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement for current SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR CGS holders $6,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Various
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada of Canada (NSERC) Doctoral Awards (PGS or CGS)
$21,000 or $35,000 Program administrator October 3, 2016 for all transcripts to your program administrator; October 17, 2016 to submit final application
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Post-Graduate Scholarships
N/A See explanation in linked page
N/A
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) - Doctoral Awards (PGS or CGS)
$20,000 or $35,000 Program administrator October 31, 2016
Trudeau Foundation Scholarship
$60,000 Directly to funding agency
 October 31, 2016
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships $50,000
By nomination only September 26, 2016

Provincial

Name Value Apply To Deadline
Autism Scholars Award $18,000 or $20,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
December 1, 2016
Ontario Graduate Fellowships (OGF) $12,000 Consideration is automatic; no application required
No deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
$15,000 Program administrators Check with your program
Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) $40,000 1st year international PhD students only; consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline
Ontario Women's Health Scholars Awards
$25,000 or $35,000 or $50,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
December 1, 2016
The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and technology (QEII-GSST)
$15,000
Consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline