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Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate

 

General Entrance Scholarships Program Fall 2019!

Ryerson is pleased to recognize the academic achievements of the first-year class upon admission to the university with over $4 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 Total Value
Awarded in Year One
Annual Renewable Amount
95%+ $16,000 $4,000 $4,000
90-94.9% $8,000 $2,000 $2,000
86-89.9% $4,000 $1,000 $1,000
80-85.9% $2,000 $500 $500

Terms and Conditions

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 2018-2019 regular school year;
  • Have been continuously enrolled full-time (no gaps in full-time attendance prior to the 2018-2019 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, 2019
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.
October 15, 2018 BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships Form, external link

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 (2018-19) 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.
October 15, 2018
H. Graham Walker Award Form, external link
Jamaican Canadian Association Scholarships
Applicants must be entering first year at Ryerson University, must be Canadian citizen or landed immigrant of Caribbean/African background, must demonstrate remarkable academic performance or progress in high school, must demonstrate involvement and leadership in campus and/or community activities, and must demonstrate financial need.
Summer 2019 Jamaican Canadian Association Scholarship Program, external link

Nate Black Memorial Entrance Award
To be eligible for this award, students must:

  • Be registered as an Undergraduate, Full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing
  • Be entering first year of any undergraduate program at Ryerson
  • Have been continuously enrolled full-time (no gaps in full-time attendance prior to the 2016-2017 regular school year)
  • Be enrolling in a postsecondary institution for the first time
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Have attended at least the last year of high school at the Toronto District School Board or Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • Submit a 500 word statement outlining their community involvement and their extracurricular activities (most notably in athletics) in High School
October 15, 2018 Nate Black Memorial Entrance Award Form, external link
Scholarship Name
Application Required
Adele Turcotte Memorial Award
One award is available to a first-year student in Fashion Communication or Fashion Design; must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, must be an Ontario resident, demonstrate financial need; must be a full-time (4-6 courses) student enrolled in the School of Fashion; in clear academic standing; achieved a minimum 80% average in 6 best Grade 12 U/M courses; and outstanding entrance portfolio.
Contact the School of Fashion, external link for applications
Allan Slaight Entrance Award in Radio
To be eligible for this award students must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student at Ryerson University in the RTA School of Media, must have clear academic standing, must demonstrate financial need; incoming students will be assessed on high school marks and an essay.
RTA School of Media Awards, external link
Ann and Bill McKay 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.
Contact Aboriginal Student Services
Ann and Bill McKay 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.
Contact Aboriginal Student Services
Anne Buckley Entrance Award
To be eligible for this award, a student must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student at Ryerson University, must have clear academic standing, must be entering the four year Collaborative Degree Program in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at the Ryerson campus, must demonstrate financial need through the completion of a Budget Form, and must exemplify dedication to hands-on, bedside nursing, compassion and a connection with patients.
Application link to follow
Arthur Lee Family School of Fashion Awards
Two awards are available to first-year students in the Fashion Communication and Fashion Design programs; must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, must be an Ontario resident, achieved a minimum 80% average in 6 best Grade 12 U/M courses; outstanding entrance portfolio; and must demonstrate financial need.
Contact the School of Fashion, external link for applications
Business Management Entrance Awards
The following awards are available to students who are entering their first year of the Business Management program at Ryerson University:
- School of Business Management Entrance Award
- BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area)
- Toronto Awards in Business Management
- Arthur Lee Family School of Business Management Award
- The Manulife Financial Entrance Award for Community
- Harold and Norma Kamin Entrance Award
SBM Awards Program
Canadian Printing Industries Association Scholarship
For students entering Graphic Communications Management;  demonstration of commitment to pursue a career in the printing industry
Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund, external link
Catherine Lund Entrance Award
The award provides financial assistance and recognizes the academic achievement of full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Accounting and Finance; open to students entering their first year of the program, must be a resident of Ontario, a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; must have a minimum 85% average in grade 12; and demonstrate leadership potential through involvement in extracurricular activities such as school or community clubs, organizations or events where they have taken a leadership role.
School of Accounting and Finance Awards
Charles A. Root Scholarship
Open to first-year full-time students within the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science; must have attained a minimum 85% average at the end of high school; must be an Ontario resident; demonstrate financial need; must submit a letter outlining their academic and career aspirations
Spring 2019
David and Sylvia Pollock Entrance Award
Up to $1000

To be eligible for this award, a student must be registered as an undergraduate student in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson, must be entering with a clear academic standing, and must demonstrate commitment to the community or to disability studies in a reflective statement (already submitted for application into the School of Disability Studies) showing how their personal goals mesh with the mission of the School of Disability Studies.
Disability Studies Awards
FIRST Engineering Scholarship
Open to students in the final year of high school; who have accepted an offer of full-time admission to a Ryerson Engineering program; have demonstrated a rich involvement in a FIRST robotics high school team; and have achieved a minimum admission average of 85%.
Spring 2019
George and Helen Vari Foundation Entrance Scholarship
This $10,000 scholarship is open to applicants who: are currently enrolled full-time in a secondary school (minimum of three Ontario grade 12 U/M courses or Canadian provincial equivalent within the 2018-2019 school year; are enrolling in a post-secondary institution for the first time; have a record of academic excellence, as demonstrated by a final admission average of 85% or higher in six Grade 12 U/M courses; have been offered admission by the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science in an engineering program; demonstrate financial need through the submission of a Student Budget Form; be a resident of Ontario.
Spring 2019
Hospitality and Tourism Management Entrance Awards
The following awards are available to students who are entering their first year of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at Ryerson University:
- Canadian Hotel Investment Conference Entrance Awards
- Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Entrance Award
- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Limited Entrance Awards
- Peter Fyvie Entrance Award
- Marriott Hotel Canada Entrance Award
- Ryerson Hospitality Alumni Association Entrance Award
- Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Annual Fund Entrance Award
- Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club Entrance Award
Hospitality and Tourism Management Entrance Awards
Jon and Nancy Love Entrance Award
Open to incoming full-time undergraduate students who are commencing their first year of a program in the Ted Rogers School of Management. To be eligible for the award, students must have previously participated in the Pathways to Education program (preference is given to Pathways to Education applicants). Applicants must also demonstrate financial need, be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, and a resident of Ontario. Applicants must submit a Ryerson University Budget Form, personal letter, two reference letters and a resume.
TRSM Awards
Mikey Network Awards
Open to all Nutrition students; must have achieved a minimum 80% overall average in 6 Grade 12 U/M credits (if candidate is entering first year) or a minimum CGPA of 3.50 (if candidate is beyond first year); must demonstrate financial need.
Nutrition and Food Scholarship, Awards & Bursaries
Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Entrance Awards
To be eligible for this award, a student must be registered as a full-time, first-year undergraduate student in a CEAB accredited program within the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. Recipients must have graduated with an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma with an overall average of at least 80%. Demonstrate leadership in a school or non-academic role..
Application link to follow
Pierre Lassonde Entrance Awards in Engineering
For students entering the first year of a Ryerson Engineering program; minimum 85% overall average in final year of high school; Canadian citizen or permanent resident; must be an Ontario resident; demonstrated financial need; must submit a letter outlining academic accomplishments and leadership qualities.
Spring 2019
Retail Management Entrance Awards
The following awards are available to students who are entering their first year of the Retail Management program at Ryerson University:
- Hudson's Bay Company Awards
- Loblaws Supermarkets Awards
- Sears Canada Awards
- Wal-Mart Canada Awards
- Petro Canada Scholarships
- Staples Business Depot Scholarships
- Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. Entrance Award
Retail Management Awards and Scholarships
School of Nutrition Joan Augustine Entrance Awards
Open to current Ontario grade 12 U/M secondary school students entering the School of Nutrition; for academic excellence (minimum 80% average, based on best 6 Ontario grade 12 U/M courses); must demonstrate financial need.
Nutrition and Food Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries
SHAD Entrance Award - Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
Applicants must meet the following criteria. Have a record of academic excellence, as demonstrated by a grade of at least an 85% overall average at the end of high school. Be alumni of the SHAD program. Have been offered admission by the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science. Have been full-time secondary school students during the previous academic year. Must provide a written statement - approx 300 words outlining leadership potential and the impact their SHAD experience has had on their future goals.
Spring 2019
SHAD Entrance Award - Ted Rogers School of Management
SHAD Entrance Award are available to students that will commence their full-time undergraduate studies at the Ted Rogers School of Management in the coming fall semester. Students must be enrolled in the School of Business Management, Business Technology Management, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Retail Management or School of Accounting and Finance. To be eligible for the award, students must be an alumnus of the SHAD program, demonstrate overall academic accomplishment and submit a statement on their leadership potential and the impact of the SHAD program. There are four awards, each with a value of $2,000.
Spring 2019
Solly Patel Memorial Entrance Award - Politics & Governance
Available to a first-year student in the full-time Politics and Governance program; students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons; must be Ontario residents; must demonstrate financial need; must have a minimum 80% overall average in final year of high school; must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 courses/billing units in each of their first two semesters of study.
Politics & Governance Awards
Solly Patel Memorial Entrance Award - Public Administration & Governance
Available to a first-year student in the part-time Public Administration and Governance program; students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons; must be Ontario residents; must demonstrate financial need; must have a minimum 80% overall average in final year of high school; must be enrolled in a minimum of 2 courses/billing units in each of their first two semesters of study.
Public Administration & Governance Awards
Syd Perlmutter Entrance Award
For students entering their first year in the Radio and Television Arts program; must be a current full-time secondary school student within Canada; must demonstrate how they believe their role in media can make a difference within the community and society; must demonstrate financial need.
RTA School of Media, external link
Taylor Lobban Memorial Entrance Award
To be eligible for this award students must have accepted an offer of enrolment in first year of the Photography program in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University, must have a minimum average of 80% in six grade 12 U/M or equivalent courses, and must demonstrate financial need through the submission of a budget form.
School of Image Arts
Ted Rogers School of Management Renewable Undergraduate Entrance Awards
For students entering the first year of the Business Management, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Business Technology Management or Retail Management program; Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; Ontario resident; minimum 85% average in final year of high school; demonstrate financial need; demonstrate leadership in extracurricular activities or community involvement.
TRSM Awards
Ted Rogers School of Management Undergraduate Entrance Awards
For students entering the first year of the Business Management, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Business Technology Management or Retail Management program; Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; Ontario resident; minimum 85% average in final year of high school; demonstrate financial need; demonstrate leadership in extracurricular activities or community involvement.
TRSM Awards
Ted Rogers School of Management Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships
For students entering the first year of the Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Business Technology Management or Retail Management program; Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; minimum 85% average in final year of high school; demonstrate leadership in extracurricular activities or community involvement.
TRSM Awards
Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club Entrance Scholarship
For students entering Journalism and exhibiting academic excellence.
Journalism Awards

Prestigious Entrance Awards

President's Entrance Scholarships

  • $40,000 (Total Value) | $10,000 (Annual Amount)
  • Twelve awards
 Applications will be available January 2019

"The President's scholarship has helped me as a student first and foremost by taking care of my tuition, but also the chance to work very closely with my program leaders and director. Students should most definitely apply for this scholarship because I believe it helps them both financially, but also opens many doors for them to get the most out of their University experience."

Alexandra Fogel
Financial Mathematics

President's Entrance Scholarship Recipient

Alexandra Fogel

International Secondary School Merit Scholarship

For applicants entering Canada on a Study Permit

  • $5,000
  • 7 scholarships
 Applications will be available January 2019

"All international students should apply for this scholarship; it is a great way to have your efforts recognized and gain some degree of financial ease. Not only can this scholarship help you in terms of financial assistance, but the application process is a good way to fast track or improve your writing skills which will be fundamental to your academic development at Ryerson."

Zachary Gaskin
International Economics and Finance

International Student Merit Scholarship Recipient

Zachary Gaskin

Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship

  • Full tuition for first-year only (not renewable)
  • One award
 Applications will be available January 2019

Graduate Scholarships

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