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Awards - University Wide and Additional Categories

University Wide

University wide awards are open to all current Ryerson University students enrolled in any program of study. For detailed information/eligibility criteria or to print a copy of an application, click on the PDF link in the Application Required column beside the award you are interested in.

Scholarship
Name
Deadline Application
Required

Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Award
This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a student in the Ryerson University community, who advanced equity, diversity and inclusion at Ryerson.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Ryerson University as a full-time or part-time student
  • Have clear academic standing
  • Three (3) letters of support (not exceeding 1 page in length each) that provide specific examples of why the nominee should be considered for the award written by Ryerson faculty and/or staff members and/or community members
  • One (1) letter of support (1 to 2 pages) prepared by the nominator speaking to the achievements of the applicant
October 6, 2017 Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Award Application

Angela Ross Award
To provide financial assistance to an undergraduate student who demonstrates service for justice and equality within the Ryerson community.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in a program of studies leading to a Ryerson degree
  • Have completed at least one full year of study
  • Have a clear academic standing
  • Have a minimum 3.00 CGPA
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through completion of a detailed budget submission
  • A written statement (maximum 500 words) outlining participation in community services/activities and contributions at Ryerson and/or the community at large in support or social justice and/or equity
  • Provide two (2) letters of support from Ryerson faculty and/or staff members and/or community leaders outlining these contributions
October 6, 2017 Angela Ross Award Application

Bennett Entrance Award for First Generation Students
The Bennett Entrance Award for first Generation Students will be awarded to secondary school graduates whose parents have not attended post secondary studies in or outside Canada, at any time or in any program. This award is renewable if conditions are met.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registered as an Undergraduate Full time Student at Ryerson University
  • Have Clear Academic Standing
  • Have been a full-time secondary school student during the previous academic year
  • Have parents that have not attended post-secondary studies in or outside Canada, at any time or in any program
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through submission of a Student Budget Form
  • Submit a written statement (approximately 500 words) highlighting volunteerism and community engagement in high school and engagement goals - perception of the value of mentoring and what they hope to gain as being a member of the TMP with Ryerson's First Generation Tri-Mentoring Program.
October 6, 2017 Bennett Entrance Award for First Generation Students Application
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships
For traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, international students, students with disabilities & aboriginal students; minimum 1.67 CGPA; demonstrated financial need.
October 13, 2017 & March 1, 2018
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships Application Form

Brian Segal Award
The Brian Segal Award recognizes students who have on a voluntary basis made an outstanding contribution to the cultural and/or athletic life of Ryerson University.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registration as a full-time undergraduate student in a program of study leading to a Ryerson degree
  • Completion of at least one full year of study at Ryerson
  • Students may only receive one Brian Segal Award in their academic career at Ryerson
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
  • A summary of volunteer contributions (activities for which ‘fair’ remuneration is given, i.e. part-time employment outside and within Ryerson, summer jobs, tutorial service, student and teaching assistants, etc., while commendable will not be considered) including the years participated, to show how their Ryerson extracurricular activities have contributed to their own individual development
  • Three (3) letters of support from members of the Ryerson Community, one of whom must be a faculty member demonstrating outstanding contribution to the cultural and/or athletic life of Ryerson
October 6, 2017 Brian Segal Award Application

Cameron Reid Harm Reduction Memorial Award
The Cameron Reid Harm Reduction Memorial Award honours Cameron's work and legacy by recognizing a student who has been moved, inspired and or challenged through learning on homelessness in Canadian Society 'for their leadership'.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registered as an Undergraduate, Continuing Education, Full time/Part Time Student at Ryerson University
  • Have Clear Academic Standing
  • Successfully completed CINT908 or INT908 with minimum B+ (3.33 GPA) grade in the course
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through submission of a Student Budget Form
  • Written Statement. Applicants are requested to answer the following questions:
    1. How you have personally moved, inspired and/or challenged by the content covered in C/INT908 classes?
    2. How are you currently acting on the ways you have been moved, inspired and/or challenged and how do you plan to act in the future?
    3. Have you taken any or plan to take any leadership volunteer roles to act on your leanings from the course?
  • Note: The impact this class has had on you or your actions need not to be focused on harm reduction, but must involve social justice perspectives in general  
October 6, 2017 Cameron Reid Harm Reduction Memorial Award Application
Canadian Federation of University Women Etobicoke Chapter Award
For a female student in a full-time undergraduate degree program; who currently resides in Etobicoke; is currently enrolled in first year; enrolled in 4 units or higher per term; minimum 1.67 CGPA; demonstrated financial need.
January 12, 2018
Canadian Federation of University Women Etobicoke Chapter Award Form
Canadian Federation of University Women - North Toronto Award
For current fourth-year female students; Canadian citizens/permanent residents; Ontario residents; minimum 3.00 CGPA; enrolled in 4 units or higher per term; demonstrated financial need.
January 26, 2018
Canadian Federation of University Women - North Toronto Award Form
CESAR Bursary
Any student enrolled in a Chang School course, a distance education student, continuing education or a part-time undergraduate degree, who is in need of financial assistance can apply for a $500 bursary offered each term. The CESAR bursary is not a loan; you do not need to repay it. This bursary program is administered by CESAR.
  Details: CESAR Bursary
CESAR Emergency Grant
Students must be enrolled in a part-time degree program or a continuing education or distance education course at Ryerson University through the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education during the term of their application. The applicant must demonstrate serious, emergency financial need due to unexpected circumstances beyond their control and be prepared to provide relevant proof or documentation to verify this. This emergency grant is administered by CESAR.
Available all year round CESAR Emergency Grant
Dan McIntyre Human Rights Award
For undergraduate degree students who have demonstrated a commitment to human rights and justice reform through community service involvement; demonstrated financial need.
January 19, 2018 Dan McIntyre Human Rights Award Form
Dean's Liberal Studies Essay Prize
Every year the Dean of Arts awards four academic prizes for the best essays in Liberal Studies courses from a selection nominated by faculty professors. To qualify an essay must have been awarded a grade of A. The prizes are awarded in June. Two prizes are given for essays in lower-level courses and two for upper-level courses. Faculty and Chang School instructors teaching liberal studies courses are asked to nominate essays.
  Details: Faculty of Arts - Dean's Liberal Studies Essay Prize

Delvinia Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award
This award is for students entering into their final undergraduate year at Ryerson University. Delvinia is a digital innovation company developing next generation products and services.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in their final year of study at Ryerson University
  • Have a clear academic standing at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.33 CGPA
  • Provide a written statement (250-500 words) responding to the following question: In your experience, as an aspiring digital entrepreneur, how do you connect with an entrepreneurial story like Delvinia's?
October 6, 2017
Delvinia Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award Application
Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards
The Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards recognize graduating students who have made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions to their School or academic program department, or to Ryerson as a whole. The awards acknowledge and encourage student participation in university affairs. Students must be nominated for these awards.
TBD
2017 Application coming soon!

Errol Aspevig Undergraduate Award 
This award recognizes a student whose third year academic performance is outstanding and whose understanding and of her/his studies is significantly enriched by a grasp of such broader intellectual contexts such as culture, history, science, the environment, and/or others the student might choose.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at Ryerson University
  • Have clear academic standing
  • At the time of award selection be enrolled in their last year of study
  • Have a minimum 3.00 Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) in each of the first four semesters of their full-time program
  • Have a 3.67 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) at the end of 5th and 6th semester
  • Have carried a full time (four billing units) course load in 5th and 6th semesters
  • Written statement (maximum 1,000 words) reflecting on their studies in a broader intellectual context, such as culture, history, science, the environment, and/or any other context the student might choose. To enhance reflections, the student might wish to refer to related readings they have done, or to other relevant interests, activities, or achievements they might have.
  • One letter of support from a faculty member
  • The endorsement of the Chair/Director of the student's Department/School
October 6, 2017 Errol Aspevig Undergraduate Award Application

FCCP Mental Health Resilience Award
This award aims to celebrate the academic and personal achievements of students with mental health challenges.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Enrolled in a full-time or part-time undergraduate degree program at Ryerson University
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 1.67
  • Be in clear academic standing
  • Be a student in 2nd, 3rd , or 4th year of their program
  • Have been registered and taking courses in the previous academic year
  • Submit a (approximately 500 words) written statement describing their mental health challenges; their efforts to overcome such challenges in order to continue with their post-secondary studies; and examples of personal and academic achievements and successes
October 6, 2017 FCCP Mental Health Resilience Award Application

Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson Alumni Award for Student Engagement
The Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson Alumni Award for Student Engagement recognizes a current Ryerson student for the impact their on-campus engagement has had on the student body. To be eligible for this award:

  • Be registered as an Undergraduate, Graduate, Continuing Education, Full-time, Part-time student at Ryerson University
  • Have a clear academic standing
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 2.0
  • Written Statement (approx. 500 words) highlighting the impact that their on-campus engagement has had on the student body and Filipino Community. Preference is given to students who are currently involved with Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson
October 6, 2017 Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson Alumni Award for Student Engagement Application
Founder's Scholarship
To be eligible a student must be officially registered in one of Ryerson's undergraduate part-time degree programs, must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.50, and must show evidence of activities over and above studies, i.e., family or University involvement, community activities and/or overcoming difficult circumstances to remain in school.
TBD
Application coming soon!

Frances Gatto Memorial Award for Academic Achievement
The Frances Gatto Memorial Award for Academic Achievement honours undergraduate students who are not eligible to receive an entrance scholarship in their first year, but at the end of year one have achieved a minimum cumulative grade average (CGPA ) of 3.67 or higher.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registered as an undergraduate full time student at Ryerson University
  • Have Clear Academic Standing
  • Achieve a minimum 3.67 CGPA at the end of their first year (based on minimum 80% course load fall and winter terms)
  • Be enrolled to continue in their second year of the same program
  • Demonstrate financial need, determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget form
  • Not a previous recipient of this award and/or renewable first year entrance award
October 6, 2017 No Application Required

George Vari Award for Good Citizenship
To recognize students who have made outstanding extracurricular contributions to university life, to their school or academic department, or to Ryerson as a whole.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in a program of study leading to a Ryerson degree and having completed at least one full year of study at Ryerson
  • Be a Canadian citizen; a Permanent Resident; or a Protected Person
  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Have clear academic standing
  • Have a minimum 3.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through completion of a detailed budget submission
  • A written statement (maximum 1,000 words) outlining their extra-curricular contribution to university life, to their school or academic department, or to Ryerson University as a whole
  • One letter of support attesting to the student's citizenship activities written by a Ryerson faculty or staff member
October 6, 2017 George Vari Award for Good Citizenship Application

Governor General’s Medal
The SILVER medal is awarded to the undergraduate who achieves the highest academic standing upon graduation from a bachelor degree program. The GOLD medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest academic standing at the graduate level. Learn more about this award on the Governor General's website.

N/A No Application Required

Hispanic/Latino Student Awards Program
These awards will provide financial support toward the undergraduate studies of Hispanic/Latino students. This award is renewable if the conditions are met.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Must self identify as Hispanic/Latino (racialized community)
  • Have been accepted and registered as a first year Undergraduate, Full-time student at Ryerson University
  • Have clear academic standing
  • Be registered as a domestic student
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or a Protected Person
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through submission of a Student Budget Form
  • Submit a written statement (250 word maximum) on how the student will benefit from receiving this award, the benefits of mentoring and how accessing the mentorship resources at Ryerson will assist in their academic endeavours.
October 13, 2017
Hispanic/Latino Student Renewable Awards Application
Karen Mulhallen Prize in English
The student must have completed at least two lower level Liberal Arts English courses and have a clear academic standing. The recipient will have the highest CGPA in two lower level Liberal Arts English courses.
  Details: ​Faculty of Arts - Karen Mulhallen Prize in English
Kiki Maniatakos Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program and have a clear academic standing. There will be one scholarship for achieving the highest grade in Musicology (MUS300) and one scholarship for achieving the highest grade in Popular Music and Culture (MUS505).
  Details: Faculty of Arts - Kiki Maniatakos Memorial Scholarship
LIFE Institute Jack Brown Award
Awarded to undergraduate/graduate degree students at Ryerson University who are committed to studies and activities designed to improve the life of seniors in the community at large; must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents; demonstrate financial need; be pursuing an interest in and/or can demonstrate involvement in studies or activities which enhance the quality of life for seniors.
February 12, 2018
Life Institute Jack Brown Award Application Guidelines

Michelle Monkhouse Memorial Award
The award was created to honour the legacy of a talented young woman who had a passion for equestrian riding; who possessed an excellent academic ability in university studies, and who willingly and selflessly helped others achieve their goals.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be a Canadian citizen; a Permanent Resident; or a Protected Person
  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Be registered as a full-time undergraduate student in a program of study leading to a Ryerson degree
  • Have a clear academic standing
  • Have a minimum 3.33 (B+) Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
October 6, 2017 Michelle Monkhouse Memorial Award Application
Ontario First Generation Bursary
Open to first-generation students (a first generation student is an individual whose parents have not attended postsecondary studies full-time or part-time, in or outside Canada, at any time or in any program) who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree; currently enrolled in first, second, third or fourth year of their program; Canadian citizens or permanent residents; Ontario residents; demonstrate financial need.
October 13, 2017
Ontario First Generation Bursary Guidelines

Pride Award for Diversity and Inclusion
The Pride Award for Diversity and Inclusion recognizes an undergraduate student for their work in the areas of LGBTQ+ that has contributed to community belonging, diversity and inclusion.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registered as an Undergraduate, Full time/Part Time Student at Ryerson University
  • Have Clear Academic Standing
  • Written statement (approximately 500 words) that highlights their work in the areas of LGBTQ+ and how it has contributed to community belonging, diversity and inclusion
October 6, 2017
Pride Award for Diversity and Inclusion Application
Ryerson Faculty Association Scholarships
Ryerson Faculty Association awards annual scholarships to acknowledge the efforts of students who maintain academic proficiency, and demonstrate a commitment to Social Justice and/or Labour Relations, both on- and off-campus; students must be registered in a full-time or part-time degree program, must maintain a minimum 3.00 CGPA, have a clear academic standing, and have completed at least 50% of the curriculum.
November 15, 2017 Ryerson Faculty Association Scholarships Form

Ryerson Fund for Students with Physical Disabilities Award
The intention of this award is to honour students who self identify with a physical disability to offset their tuition and accessibility costs related to their university education.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registered as an Undergraduate, Continuing Education, Full time/Part Time Student at Ryerson University
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through submission of a Student Budget Form
  • Have a clear academic standing
  • Written Statement (Approximately 250 word count) Describing how these funds will you achieve student success at Ryerson.
November 10, 2017 Ryerson Fund for Students with Physical Disabilities Award Application
Ryerson Gold Medals
The Ryerson University Gold Medal is the University's highest honour, awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement combined with outstanding involvement with the University, their profession, and/or the community. All full-time and part-time students graduating in either the fall or spring of an academic year are eligible for nomination. The awards are presented to one student from each Faculty during the Spring Convocation ceremonies. Students are nominated for this award by their academic Program Departments.
N/A No Application Required
Ryerson Private Donor Bursary
This bursary is intended to assist students who are experiencing difficulties in meeting educational expenses while attending Ryerson University. To be eligible students must be: officially enrolled in an undergraduate degree program (full-time or part-time); achieved a minimum CGPA of 1.67 and a clear academic standing; and demonstrate financial need. Bursary funds are limited.
November 30, 2017
Ryerson Private Donor Bursary Form
Ryerson Students' Union Emergency Grant
The Ryerson Students' Union (RSU) provides an emergency bursary program which offers short-term assistance to students in severe financial need. Eligible students are able to receive a grant of up to $500. In order to be eligible for the grant a student must be a member of the Ryerson Students' Union. Members are those currently registered in a full-time undergraduate or graduate studies program at Ryerson University. This emergency grant is administered by RSU.
  Details: Ryerson's Students' Union

Ryerson University Alumni Association Award
This award will recognize students who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to furthering and enhancing Ryerson's relationship with the external community.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident or a Protected Person
  • Be an Ontario resident
  • Be officially enrolled in a full time undergraduate degree program at Ryerson University
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 2.0 -Be in clear academic standing
  • Financial need as determined by Ryerson University through completion of a detailed budget submission in accordance with OTSS guidelines.
  • Provide a written statement (approximately 500 words) outlining his/her participation and involvement in the community to enhance Ryerson's relationship with the external community and what it means to them
  • One letter of reference from either an external or Ryerson community member in support of the student's interest and commitment as outlined in the letter
October 6, 2017 Ryerson University Alumni Award Application (RUAA)

Sheila (Angus) Cecchetto Award
This award financially assists a student in their second, third or fourth year at Ryerson University who has achieved the required academic standing while contributing to and/or participating in the Ryerson University Community.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be a full-time student in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of any program at Ryerson University (completed at least one full year of study)
  • Have a clear academic standing at the time of application;
  • Have a minimum 2.50 CGPA;
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through completion of a detailed budget submission.
  • Submit a (maximum 500 word) written statement highlighting sustained involvement and/or dedication to the Ryerson University Community and why it is important to them
  • Two letters of support from Ryerson faculty or staff members, or community leaders
October 6, 2017
Sheila (Angus) Cecchetto Award Application

SLC SEAL Team Student Engagement and Leadership Award
The SLC SEAL Team award is to recognize students who have showcased high levels of student engagement and leadership across Ryerson University while maintaining academic excellence.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be registered as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at Ryerson University
  • Have maintained a clear academic standing
  • Recipients from past years are eligible to apply, with no limitation on the number of years any one student can receive providing their application includes new and relevant examples since the last awarding
  • Current SEAL members are not eligible to apply if they are selected to be a member of the Award Selection Committee
  • A cover letter (approximately 500 words) or a video (1-2 minutes) outlining how they have exemplified student engagement and leadership at Ryerson University. The selection committee will be looking for examples of how their actions have directly contributed to, and how it enhanced the Ryerson community, student experience, and enhancing Ryerson’s reputation. The recipients will have demonstrated how they have brought about change with genuine impact by way of their great ideas taking shape.
  • Peer reference letter (approximately 500 words) or a video (1-2 minutes) outlining the applicant’s impact on creating excellent student experience. Providing first-hand / personal experiences as to how the peer was positively impacted.
October 6, 2017 SLC SEAL Team Student Engagement and Leadership Award
Ted Brock Memorial Award
This award recognizes an outstanding O'Keefe House resident who has made great contributions to the House during his or her time there.
TBD
Application coming soon!

Viola Desmond Bursary
Awarded to female students who identify as Black, African, or African-Canadian, and are enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Ryerson University in the academic year following high school graduation. Must demonstrate financial need, a consistently good academic standing, and have demonstrated involvement in the community through extra-curricular activities and/or community service.

To be eligible for the is award:

  • Identify as a Black, African or African-Canadian Female person
  • Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program as a full-time or part-time student at Ryerson University
  • Have a clear academic standing at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 2.00 CGPA
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through completion of a detailed budget submission
  • Submit a (maximum 500 word) written statement explaining why you deserve the award, your involvement in school, community, interests/hobbies, what your values and goals are, and how you have/will navigate the Canadian Educational System and culture as you pursue your studies at Ryerson
  • Submit two (2) reference letters. One from a Ryerson faculty member and one from a character reference (non-relative)
October 6, 2017 Viola Desmond Bursary Application 2017
W. H. Bouck Memorial Award/J. D. Hague Memorial Award
This award is open to students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program; must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, and must be residents of Ontario; be enrolled in a minimum 80% course load per term (4 units per term); achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and a clear academic standing; demonstrate financial need; and must demonstrate involvement in volunteer work and/or community involvement.
February 2, 2018 W. H. Bouck Memorial Award/J. D. Hague Memorial Award Form

The Whitmer Trudel Award for Academic Excellence in STEM
The Whitmer Trudel Award for Academic Excellence in STEM honours a student in any year of a science, technology, engineering or math related program (as determined by Ryerson University), for their academic achievement, commitment and interest to the study of STEM.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registered as an Undergraduate, Full time student at Ryerson University
  • Have Clear Academic Standing
  • Achieve a minimum of 3.33 CGPA in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math related program
  • Not a recipient of the Whitmer Trudel Entrance Award for Academic Excellence in STEM or the Whitmer Trudel First year Award for Academic Excellence in STEM
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through submission of a Student Budget Form
  • Submit a written statement (approx. 500 words) on your interest and aspirations/goals in STEM
October 6, 2017 The Whitmer Trudel Award for Academic Excellence in STEM Application

The Whitmer Trudel Entrance Award for Academic Excellence in STEM
The Whitmer Trudel Entrance Award for Academic Excellence in STEM honours a student with the highest incoming Secondary School Admission average among all science, technology, engineering, math or related programs.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registered as an Undergraduate, Full time student at Ryerson University
  • Have Clear Academic Standing
  • Achieve the highest incoming secondary school admission average among all Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related programs
  • Have been a Full-time secondary school student during the previous academic year
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through submission of a Student Budget Form
October 6, 2017 No Application Required

The Whitmer Trudel First Year Award for Academic Excellence in STEM
The Whitmer Trudel First Year Award for Academic Excellence in STEM honours a full-time student who has achieved the highest cumulative grade point average in their first year among all science, technology, engineering, math or related programs (as defined by Ryerson University) at Ryerson University. This award is renewable if the conditions are met.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registered as an Undergraduate, Full time student at Ryerson University
  • Have Clear Academic Standing
  • Achieve the highest cumulative grade point average at the end of their first year (maintaining an 80% course load in the fall and winter terms)
  • Not be a recipient of The Whitmer Trudel Entrance Award for Academic Excellence in STEM
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through submission of a Student Budget Form

 

October 6, 2017 No Application Required

Women in Leadership Student Award
The Women in Leadership Student Award was created to provide a yearly award to a female student who demonstrates good academic standing, social activism and involvement with student group life at Ryerson.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be registered as a Full-time Undergraduate student at Ryerson University
  • Have clear academic standing
  • Identify as Female
  • Written statement (250-500 words) outlining their voluntary leadership contributions. The value of the student’s contribution and the effect that they have had on campus life will be evaluated. The letter should list a maximum of 5 key contributions by the student towards the improvement of the quality of life of students, encouragement of fellow students to become involved and/or a contribution to the sense of community at Ryerson.
October 6, 2017 Women in Leadership Award Application
Additional Categories

Awards by Special Categories are open to all current Ryerson University students who are aboriginal students, international students, student athletes, students with disabilities, or students applying for the Ontario Bridging Participation Assistance Program. For detailed information/eligibility criteria or to print a copy of an application, click on the PDF link in the Application Required column beside the award you are interested in.

Scholarship
Name
Deadline Application
Required
Aboriginal Students    
Ann and Bill Mackay Entrance Award for Aboriginal Students in Recognition of Joanne Dallaire, Ryerson's First Elder
To be eligible for this award, students must be registered as full-time or part-time undergraduate students at Ryerson University and have a clear academic standing. Must be a mature student (be 21 years of age or older by December 31 of the year in which you begin studies, have been away from formal education for at least two years). Must submit a statement (up to 1000 words) on why they have entered into their current program at Ryerson and what they hope to accomplish from it.
November 13, 2017 Ann and Bill Mackay Entrance Award - Aboriginal Students in Recognition of Joanne Dallaire Application
Ann and Bill Mackay Entrance Scholarship for Aboriginal Students in Recognition of Monica McKay, Founding Director of Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be high school students entering as full-time or part-time undergraduate students at Ryerson University and have a clear academic standing. Must be of Aboriginal Ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Metis, non-Status, Status, Indigenous). The aboriginal student with the highest incoming average (Grade 12 marks) will receive the scholarship.
November 13, 2017 Ann and Bill Mackay Entrance Scholarship - Aboriginal Students in Recognition of Monica McKay Application
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships 
For traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, international students, students with disabilities & aboriginal students; minimum 1.67 CGPA; demonstrated financial need.
October 13, 2017 & March 1, 2018
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships Application Form
Frank H. Hori Award for Aboriginal Students
To be eligible for this award, a student must be officially enrolled and attending classes in any full-time undergraduate degree program or graduate studies program, or post-graduate program; must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a protected person; must self-identify as an Aboriginal person (including First Nations [Status/Non-Status], Metis, or Inuit cultural and/or ancestral background); must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 or higher and a clear academic standing; must demonstrate financial need through completion of a detailed budget submission; and must provide a written statement/essay (1200 word maximum) describing their connection to their Aboriginal community.
November 13, 2017
Frank H. Hori Award for Aboriginal Students Application Form
Indigenous Student Bursary
This bursary is provided to Indigenous students with financial need who are attending postsecondary programs and/or training programs at either Ontario publicly-assisted colleges and universities or approved Indigenous postsecondary education and training institutions.
January 29, 2018 Indigenous Student Bursary Application Form 
Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary
For students who self-identify as Metis; are residents of Ontario; must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents; demonstrate financial need; satisfactory academic performance. Students may apply for and receive the bursary on an annual basis until they have completed their studies.
November 13, 2017
Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary Application Form
Ryerson Faculty Association - Aboriginal Student Award
To be eligible students must be of Aboriginal Ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Metis, non-Status, Status), must have a good academic record, maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.50, must be studying at Ryerson full or part-time, and must write an essay. Awards will be awarded to one undergraduate student and one graduate student.
November 13, 2017
Ryerson Faculty Association Scholarship - Aboriginal Student Award Application Form
International Students    
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships
For traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, international students, students with disabilities & aboriginal students; minimum 1.67 CGPA; demonstrated financial need.
October 13, 2017 & March 1, 2018 BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships Application Form
Salad King International Student Award
To be eligible for these awards students must be registered as full-time undergraduate or graduate students at Ryerson University and have a clear academic standing. Applicants must be full-time international students holding a valid study permit. These awards are for students in the upper year of their program (second year or higher, or graduate students). Students must be currently enrolled in courses (includes students participating in Co-op).
TBD International Student Support - Salad King International Student Awards
Scotiabank International Student Scholarship
Based on the agreement with Scotiabank, this scholarship is for upper-year full-time undergraduate international students with a strong academic achievement.
N/A International Student Support - Scotiabank International Scholarship
Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP)    
Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program
OBPAP will provide bursaries to individual students for educational costs; to participants attending the following programs: Dietitians, Midwifery, Workplace Communication in Canada, IPLAN, Engineering Connections Project Management, or Green Economy Bridging Program.
March 31, 2018 Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program - FAQ
Student Athletes    

Brian Segal Award
The Brian Segal Award recognizes students who have on a voluntary basis made an outstanding contribution to the cultural and/or athletic life of Ryerson University.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registration as a full-time undergraduate student in a program of study leading to a Ryerson degree
  • Completion of at least one full year of study at Ryerson
  • Students may only receive one Brian Segal Award in their academic career at Ryerson
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
  • A summary of volunteer contributions (activities for which ‘fair’ remuneration is given, i.e. part-time employment outside and within Ryerson, summer jobs, tutorial service, student and teaching assistants, etc., while commendable will not be considered) including the years participated, to show how their Ryerson extracurricular activities have contributed to their own individual development
  • Three (3) letters of support from members of the Ryerson Community, one of whom must be a faculty member demonstrating outstanding contribution to the cultural and/or athletic life of Ryerson
October 6, 2017 Brian Segal Award Application

Devon Lord Brooks First Year Athletic Award
To be eligible for this award a student must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a protected person; be an Ontario resident; must demonstrate financial need; have received an offer of enrolment into an undergraduate program at Ryerson University; have achieved a minimum 80% overall average in the final year of high school, based on the best 6 Ontario grade 12 U/M courses; be an active participant in good standing on a Canadian Interuniversity Sport or Ontario University Athletics team at Ryerson University; must submit a 250 word essay describing the role athletics has played in their development and that demonstrates how they have or will contribute to enhancing their community.

TBD Contact Suzanne Fenerty at suzanne1.fenerty@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000 ext. 3062
Devon Lord Brooks Athletic Award
To be eligible for this award a student must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a protected person; be an Ontario resident; must demonstrate financial need; must be a full-time undergraduate or a full-time graduate student registered at Ryerson University with a minimum CGPA of 2.67 or higher and have a clear academic standing; be an active participant in good standing on a Canadian Interuniversity Sport or Ontario University Athletics team at Ryerson University; must submit a 250 word essay describing the role athletics has played in their development and that demonstrates how they have or will contribute to enhancing their community.
TBD Contact Suzanne Fenerty at suzanne1.fenerty@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000 ext. 3062
Jet Ice Hockey Award of Excellence
To be eligible for this award a student must be a Ryerson full-time program student playing for the Men's Varsity Hockey Team at Ryerson University, must achieve a CGPA of 2.67 (for returning undergraduate students) and 80% (for first year undergraduate students) or higher, and must demonstrate financial need through submission of a detailed Budget Form. Must submit a maximum 500 word statement highlighting their current or future involvement and/or dedication to the Ryerson University community (at the University/School or Program level).
TBD Contact Athletics at 416-979-5340
Students with Disabilities    
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships
For traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, international students, students with disabilities & aboriginal students; minimum 1.67 CGPA; demonstrated financial need.
October 13, 2017 & March 1, 2018 BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships Application Form
Harriet Stairs Award
Up to $1188
Officially enrolled in the Criminology or Social Work undergraduate degree program; entering second, third or fourth year; be enrolled in 3 units or higher per term; officially registered with Academic Accommodation Support; must be an Ontario resident; minimum CGPA 3.00; clear academic standing; demonstrate financial need.
September 29, 2017
Harriet Stairs Award Application Form
External Awards

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