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Awards and Scholarships

Ryerson Student Awards Winners

The Student Awards and Scholarships office aims to help Ryerson students and staff with the Scholarship and Awards application process.

We play a central role in the establishment, set-up, promotion, and application process for all current student awards and liaise with program departments regarding their awards applications, assessment, selection processes and for planning and executing a variety of awards events. In 2016, we teamed up with RU Student Life to celebrate students with our inaugural Student Experience Award Celebration.

The categories below outline what is currently available for undergraduate studies:

At Ryerson, we believe in recognizing students for their hard work and support to the community. Student Awards and Scholarships are a great way to reward students with outstanding community involvement, academic excellence, leadership, creativity and other qualities. In addition, Ryerson’s award database is growing each year meaning more awards to recognize outstanding students in our community. Be sure not to miss out on these amazing awards and scholarships. Apply now!

Below is a list of 8 new University Wide Awards introduced this year:

  • Bennett Entrance Award for First Generation Students
  • Cameron Reid Harm Reduction Memorial Award
  • Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson Alumni Award for Student Engagement
  • Frances Gatto Memorial Award for Academic Achievement
  • Ryerson Fund for Students with Physical Disabilities Award
  • The Whitmer Trudel Award for Academic Excellence in STEM
  • The Whitmer Trudel Entrance Award for Academic Excellence in STEM
  • The Whitmer Trudel First Year Award for Academic Excellence in STEM

2016 Ryerson Student Experience Awards
Dana Dwaik, recipient of the Angela Ross Award

"It makes me genuinely happy to be a part of so many groups that help raise awareness to issues in our community. I only wish there were more hours in the day for me to commit to more social change initiatives in Toronto and at Ryerson."

Dana Dwaik is the recipient of the 2016 Angela Ross AwardNew window. She is a journalism student and is well known in the Ryerson Community for participating in activities in support of Social Justice and equity.

In effort to make the community around her more equitable, Dana became involved with three organizations on and off campus which led to her success in achieving this award. These three organizations are: The World University Services of Canada (WUSC), The Lifeline Syria Challenge and Journalists for Human Rights.

As a member of the WUSC, Dana played a part in helping two refugee students settle at Ryerson and support them through their first year away from their families. With her fluency in Arabic, Dana played an important role in the Lifeline Syria Challenge organization by closing the language barrier between the sponsor team and a Syrian family fleeing their country. As an executive committee member with the Journalists for Human Rights, Dana became involved in pushing for change by putting a spotlight on social issues and inequalities in the world.

Ryerson Student Awards Winner

Are you a student looking for awards and scholarships?

Please use this page to navigate to the program, faculty, university wide awards and other opportunities that are offered to you as a current Ryerson student.

Ryerson Student Awards Ceremony

Are you an award administrator or Ryerson staff member looking for advice and support regarding awards?

We can provide access to resources and training to help you administer awards. We have lots of resources and information on Ryerson’s Student Awards Policy, our Awards Administration Manual, and more information about student support. Please contact us, we are here to help. We work closely with the Awards Action Committee, Development, University Advancement, Student Financial Aid, and Financial Services on all issues related to student awards.

You can find our contact information on the Registrar's site:

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Privacy and Use of Information
  • Ryerson University collects and uses your personal information to support decisions relating to scholarship, award, bursary eligibility and eligibility for government or other Ryerson University financial assistance programs. We may need to disclose your personal information to limited third parties in order to assist you with financial assistance. For example, we may need to disclose your personal information to government funding agencies to process financial assistance applications, financial institutions to confirm student enrolment and to independent student loan administration companies to process student loan documents. In addition, we may also share some information about award recipients with donors of our awards or may use limited information about you to promote good news in departmental brochures, newsletters or other forms of media. Other than as set out herein, we will not disclose your personal information unless we obtain your prior written consent or unless required by law.
  • Ryerson has a policy on protection of personal information and an access to personal information procedure and a privacy complaint process. Refer to for complete details.
  • If you have questions about the collection, use and disclosure of student information by Ryerson, please contact:
    • Secretary to the University Registrar, Office of the Registrar, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3 or by phone at 416-979-5100

The availability and monetary value of all awards, bursaries and scholarships are subject to change. The Student Financial Assistance Office reserves the right to change the listed award, scholarship or bursary information and/or value without notice. Ryerson's awards, scholarships and bursaries are not transferable to other postsecondary institutions.

Awards Subject to Cancellation: Students that withdraw, reduce their course load, alter their program of study, experience a decline in grades or no longer meet other scholarship eligibility/requirements may have to forfeit all or part of their award. The decision will be made by the Student Financial Assistance Office and will be based on the terms of the award, circumstances leading to the student becoming ineligible and educational costs incurred already. A cancelled award will be a charge against the student's University customer/fee account.