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Undergraduate

General Entrance Scholarships Program Fall 2018!

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.

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, 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 2017-2018 regular school year;
  • Have been continuously enrolled full-time (no gaps in full-time attendance prior to the 2017-2018 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, 2018.
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 13, 2017 PDF fileBMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships Form
H. Graham Walker Awards
For academic excellence, minimum 85% in 6 Grade 12 U/M courses; must be a full-time secondary school student in Ontario during 2016-17; Canadian citizen or permanent resident; demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities in high school or community or volunteer work; demonstrated financial need.
August 8, 2017 PDF fileH. Graham Walker Award Form
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.
July 22, 2017 Jamaican Canadian Association Scholarship Program, external link
Scholarship Name
Deadline 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.
Fall 2018 PDF fileAdele Turcotte Memorial Award Form
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.
Fall 2018 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.
To be announced
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.
To be announced Contact Aboriginal Student Services
Anne Buckley Entrance Award
To be first presented in 2016-17.
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.
Fall 2018 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.
Fall 2018 PDF fileArthur Lee Family School of Fashion Awards Form
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
Fall 2018 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
Fall 2018 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.
Fall 2018 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
Friday, April 16, 2018 PDF fileCharles A. Root Scholarship Form
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.
Fall 2018 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%.
Friday, April 16, 2018 PDF fileFIRST Engineering Scholarship Form
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 2017-18 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.
Friday, April 16, 2018 PDF fileGeorge and Helen Vari Foundation Entrance Scholarship Form
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
Fall 2018 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.
Fall 2018 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.
Fall 2018 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..
Fall 2018 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.
Friday, April 16, 2018 PDF filePierre Lassonde Entrance Awards in Engineering Form
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
Fall 2018 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.
Fall 2018 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.
September 1, 2018 PDF fileSHAD Entrance Award Form - FEAS
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.
April 30, 2018 PDF fileSHAD Entrance Award Form - TRSM
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.
Fall 2018 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.
Fall 2018 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.
Fall 2018 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.
Contact School of Image Arts at 416-979-5167 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.
Fall 2018 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.
Fall 2018 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.
Fall 2018 TRSM Awards
Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club Entrance Scholarship
For students entering Journalism and exhibiting academic excellence.
Fall 2018
Journalism Awards

The President’s Entrance Scholarship and the Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship recipients have now been chosen and the successful recipients contacted. The selection committee was truly impressed with the outstanding level of achievement and academic success of so many students. We wish all applicants continued success in their post-secondary careers and encourage you to apply for other scholarships and awards. Thank you to everyone who applied!

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