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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 through outstanding dedication and excellence in providing services for diverse populations, fostering an inclusive environment inside and/or outside the classroom, and/or addressing equity. To be eligible for this award you must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at ryerson as a part-time or full-time student and have a clear academic standing.
September 30, 2016 Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Award Application Guidelines
Angela Ross Award
To provide financial assistance and to recognize the academic achievement of a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate program at Ryerson University who demonstrates service for justice and equality within the Ryerson community, or the community at large. The student must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program, must have completed at least one full year, have a minimum 3.00 CGPA, a clear academic standing, must demonstrate financial need, must have made contributions at Ryerson and/or the community at large in activities in support of social justice and/or equity.
September 23, 2016 Angela Ross Award Application Guidelines
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 14, 2016 & March 1, 2017
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships Application Form
Brian Segal Award
For a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program; completed at least one full year of study; academic proficiency demonstrated by a minimum CGPA of 3.00; and outstanding contribution to the cultural and/or athletic life of Ryerson on a voluntary basis.
September 23, 2016 Brian Segal Award Application Guidelines
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 13, 2017 Canadian Federation of University Women Etobicoke Chapter Award Application 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 27, 2017 Canadian Federation of University Women North Toronto Award Application 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 20, 2017 Dan McIntyre Human Rights Award Application 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 digital entrepreneurs who push boundaries, aim high and take big risks. To be eligible a student must 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, and have a minimum 3.33 CGPA.
September 23, 2016
Delvina Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award Application Guidelines
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.
February 13, 2017
Dennis Mock Leadership Awards Nomination Guidelines

Dennis Mock Leadership Awards Nomination Form
Errol Aspevig Undergraduate Award 
To recognize a student whose third year academic performance is outstanding and whose understanding of their studies is significantly enriched by a grasp of such broader intellectual contexts as culture, history, science, the environment, and/or others the student might choose; must achieve a minimum 3.00 Term GPA in each of the first four semesters of the program; a minimum 3.67 CGPA at the end of fifth semester and 3.67 CGPA at the end of sixth semester; enrolled in 4 units or higher in third year; clear academic standing; planning to return to fourth year.
September 23, 2016 Errol Aspevig Award Application/Nomination Guidelines
FCCP Mental Health Resilience Award
This award was created to decrease the stigma related to mental health issues and mental illness. To be eligible a student must be officially enrolled in a full-time or part-time undergraduate degree program at Ryerson, must have a minimum CGPA of 1.67, must be in clear academic standing, must be in second, third or fourth year of their program, and must have been registered and taking courses in the previous academic year at Ryerson.
September 23, 2016 The FCCP Mental Health Resilence Award Application Guidelines
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.
April 13, 2017
Founder's Scholarship Form
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; enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree; completed at least one full year of study at Ryerson; min. CGPA of 3.50; clear academic standing; demonstrate financial need.
September 23, 2016 George Vari Award for Good Citizenship Application Guidelines
Governor General’s Silver Medal
For the graduating student with the highest CGPA in a degree program.
N/A No Application Required
Hispanic/Latino Student Awards Program
With the overarching goal to increase post-secondary graduation in the Hispanic/Latino community, these awards will provide financial support toward the undergraduate studies of Hispanic/Latino students who are Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents or a Protected Person, who demonstrate financial need. Award recipients will receive both financial support and mentorship beginning in their first year of studies and continuing each year for up to four years.
Eleven Hispanic/Latino Student Awards have been made possible by: Daisy Azalea and Mauricio Ospina; Dr. Sabrina Faust Zúñiga; Schible Law; Maria Carmen Romero Cachinero; Malicki Sanchez Law; Freire Lizama Family; Karen & Ricardo Pascoe (Two awards); Victor Garcia; Ana B. Ramirez; Univision Canada.
September 23, 2016 Hispanic/Latino Student Award Application and Guidelines
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 13, 2017
Life Institute Jack Brown Award Application Guidelines
Michelle Monkhouse Memorial Award
To honour the legacy of, and to provide a lasting tribute to, 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. The applicant must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; be an Ontario resident; be registered as a full-time undergraduate student; have a clear academic standing; and a minimum CGPA of 3.33. Must provide a statement describing involvement in an external and/or Ryerson activity/pastime (community, athletic or otherwise, but not paid activities) that they are passionate about and have a positive impact on those around them while pursuing university studies.
September 23, 2016 Michelle Monkhouse Memorial Application Guidelines
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 14, 2016
Ontario First Generation Bursary Guidelines
Pride Award for Diversity and Inclusion
Supported by Pride Toronto, 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. Eligible students must be undergraduate with clear academic standing and submit a 500 word essay that highlights their work in the areas of LGBTQ+ and how it has contributed to community belonging, diversity and inclusion.
September 23, 2016 Pride Award for Diversity and Inclusion Award Application and Guidelines
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, 2016 Ryerson Faculty Association Scholarship Application and Guidelines
Ryerson Faculty Association - RFA Maureen Sims Award for Social Justice
To be eligible a student must be an undergraduate student registered in either full or part-time in the third or fourth year of a degree program; must be an Ontario resident; must be registered in a full-time or part-time degree program; and must have a clear academic standing.
TBD
Coming soon!
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.
November 25, 2016
Ryerson Private Donor Bursary Application 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.  The applicant must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; be an Ontario resident; must demonstrate financial need; be registered as a full-time undergraduate student; have a clear academic standing; and a minimum CGPA of 2.00.
September 23, 2016 Ryerson's University Alumni Association Application Guidelines
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 the Undergraduate student must be a full-time student in the second, third or fourth year of any program at Ryerson University; must have a clear academic standing and a minimum 2.50 CGPA; and must demonstrate financial need.
September 23, 2016 Shelia (Angus) Cecchetto Award Application Guidelines
SLC SEAL Team Student Engagement and Leadership Award
For a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with clear academic standing 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.
October 7, 2016 SLC SEAL Team Student Engagement and Leadership Award Application Guidelines
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.
March 31, 2017
Ted Brock Memorial Award Application Form
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.
February 15, 2017 Viola Desmond Bursary Guidelines and Application
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 3, 2017 W.H. Bouck Memorial Award/J.D. Hague Memorial Award Application Form
Women in Leadership Student Award
To be eligible for this award a student must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student at Ryerson University, must have a clear academic standing, must be female, and must demonstrate voluntary leadership contributions at Ryerson.
September 23, 2016
Women in Leadership Student Award Application Guidelines
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.
TBD Coming soon!
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.
TBD Coming soon!
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 14, 2016 & March 1, 2017
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 15, 2016
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 27, 2017 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 15, 2016
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 15, 2016
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 14, 2016 & March 1, 2017 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).
February 12, 2016 International Student Support - Salad King International Student Awards
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.
2016-17 deadline TBA Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program - FAQ
Student Athletes    
Brian Segal Award
For a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program; completed at least one full year of study; academic proficiency demonstrated by a minimum CGPA of 3.00; and outstanding contribution to the cultural and/or athletic life of Ryerson on a voluntary basis.
September 23, 2016 Brian Segal Award Application Guidelines

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.

August 17, 2016 Contact Athletics at 416-979-5340
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.
August 17, 2016
Contact Athletics at 416-979-5340
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).
September 30, 2015 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 14, 2016 & March 1, 2017 BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships Application Form
Harriet Stairs Award
Up to $1106
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 30, 2016
Harriet Stairs Award Application Form
Sheri Cohen Social Justice Award for People with Disabilities
To recognize students with disabilities and financial need in the School of Social Work who have demonstrated a commitment to the field of Social Work and anti-oppression values.
October 14, 2016 School of Social Work Awards and Scholarships
External Awards

Many groups, organizations, companies and foundations offer external awards to students attending postsecondary institutions. Please use the following search engines to assist you in researching external awards:

While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, Ryerson University does not accept liability for any inaccuracies in the information provided and no responsibility for the content of the linked websites. Students should confirm award details and deadline dates by visiting the websites directly.