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Scholarships and Awards

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General Entrance Scholarships Program Fall 2021!

Ryerson is pleased to recognize the academic achievements of the first-year class upon admission to the university with over $7 million designated for entrance scholarship support.

Guaranteed and Renewable Scholarships

Students attending a Canadian secondary school with final averages of 80% and higher, who meet the terms and conditions for scholarship, are guaranteed a renewable entrance scholarship according to the following values.

Final Admission Average Awarded in Year One* Potential Annual Renewable Amount** Potential Total Scholarship Value**
95%+ $4,000 $4,000 $16,000
90-94.99% $2,000 $2,000 $8,000
86-89.99% $1,000 $1,000 $4,000
80-85.9% $500 $500 $2000

*Scholarship amount to be distributed evenly between fall and winter semester.
**Up to, dependent on annual CGPA.

Terms and Conditions

The 2019-2020 Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions posted here are for reference and will be updated for the 2021 admissions cycle this fall.

To be eligible for consideration for the guaranteed and renewable scholarships, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled full-time in a Canadian secondary school (minimum of three Ontario grade 12 U/M courses or Canadian provincial equivalent within the 2019-2020 regular school year;
  • Have been continuously enrolled full-time (no gaps in full-time attendance prior to the 2019-2020 regular school year);
  • Be enrolling in a postsecondary institution for the first time; and
  • Have submitted the correct and complete application for admission to the program for which the scholarship is being granted by September 1, 2020
Scholarship Name Deadline Application Required
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships
For traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, international students, students with disabilities and aboriginal students; minimum average of 80% in 6 U/M credits or equivalent; demonstrated financial need.
N/A Once you become a current student and have a Ryerson University email account (, you can apply for the BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships through AwardSpring, external link, opens in new window

H. Graham Walker Awards

  • Must have admission to a first-year full-time undergraduate degree program.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be a current full-time secondary school student in Ontario.
  • Must be an Ontario resident.
  • Must be pursuing post-secondary studies for the first-time.
  • Academic excellence (minimum average of 85% in 6 Ontario grade 12 U/M credits).
  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities at high school or involvement in community or volunteer.
  • Complete one personal letter outlining your extracurricular activities and/or community involvement and/or volunteer work.
  • Two reference letters from individuals who can best vouch for your extracurricular activities and/or community involvement and/or volunteer work.
  • Completed budget form demonstrating financial need.
Once you become a current student and have a Ryerson University email account (, you can apply for the H. Graham Walker Award through AwardSpring, external link, opens in new window

Prestigious Entrance Awards

As a Ryerson applicant, AwardSpring, external link, opens in new window enables you to view and apply for all awards available at the university in one convenient spot. Once you have received your Ryerson Student Number, activate your online identity, if you have not done so already, to access AwardSpring, external link, opens in new window.

Thank you for your interest in Ryerson's Prestigious Entrance Scholarships.

You can apply to the following awards as of October 12, 2020.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T.

President's Entrance Scholarships

  • $40,000 (Total Value) | $10,000 (Annual Amount)
  • 12 awards

International Secondary School Merit Scholarship

For applicants entering Canada on a Study Permit

  • $5,000
  • Seven scholarships
  • Entrance award only (not renewable)

Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship

  • Full tuition for first-year only (not renewable)
  • One award

"The scholarship process is very, very simple
and it's meant to have a real conversation with you. It's really meant to bring out the real person in you and your desires and purposes in life."

Abhi Raheja, International Student, Journalism

President's Entrance Scholarship Recipient

Vanessa Van Decker, winner of the President's Entrance Scholarship, stands smiling in the SLC.

"The President's Entrance Scholarship had a really positive impact on my student experience. I was able to focus more on my studies, rather than trying to study and work a job at the same time."

Vanessa Van Decker, Mechanical Engineering

President's Entrance Scholarship Recipient

Graduate Scholarships

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