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Scholarships and Awards

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General Entrance Scholarships Program Fall 2020!

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

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

Thank you for your interest in Ryerson's Prestigious Entrance Scholarships. The deadline to apply was March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020/2021 academic year. Thank you to all that have applied.

President's Entrance Scholarships

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

"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. I could put my energies into keeping my scholarship average and learning everything I could from every opportunity so I really appreciated that."

Vanessa Van Decker
Mechanical Engineering

President's Entrance Scholarship Recipient

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

International Secondary School Merit Scholarship

For applicants entering Canada on a Study Permit

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

"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

Graduate Scholarships

Learn about the many scholarships and awards available through the School of Graduate Studies , opens in new window