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Fall 2020 Scholarship Terms and Conditions

In addition to the specific eligibility criteria noted in each section, the following general terms and conditions apply to the following: 

  • President’s Entrance Scholarships 
  • Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship 
  • International Secondary School Merit Scholarships 
  • Jamaican Canadian Association Scholarships 
  • Ryerson’s Guaranteed Entrance and Renewable Scholarships 

February 1, 2020: Application for admission must be received at Ryerson by this date in order to be considered for the International Secondary School Merit Scholarships, President’s Entrance Scholarships and the Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship.

June 1, 2020: Acceptance of Ryerson’s Offer of Admission online via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) or by the confirmation deadline date indicated in the student’s official offer of admission).

June 4, 2020: Payment of a tuition deposit of $600 must be made by this date to avoid cancellation of both the Offer of Admission and scholarship.

June 30, 2020: All coursework and course final examinations used for scholarship purposes must be completed. Exceptions may apply for some Canadian provinces with provincial examinations and some international educational systems.

July 31, 2020: Final grades must be received by Ryerson University via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). Final grades for courses completed by June 30 and/or grade amendments received after July 31 will not be considered for scholarship purposes. Exceptions may apply for some Canadian provinces with provincial examinations and some international educational systems.

3.1 To be eligible for consideration, applicants must: 

  • Be currently enrolled in full-time secondary school studies (i.e. at least three Ontario Grade 12 U/M courses, or Canadian provincial/international equivalents, within the 2019-2020 regular secondary school year). 
  • Have been continuously enrolled in full-time secondary school studies (i.e. no gaps in full-time attendance prior to the 2019- 2020 regular school year).
  • Be enrolling in a post-secondary institution for the first time. 

3.2 Current Ontario secondary school students must apply for admission on an OUAC 101 application. 

3.3 Applicants who would like to be considered for the International Secondary School Merit Scholarship must apply for admission on an OUAC 105F application. 

3.4 Applicants attending Canadian secondary schools in provinces outside Ontario and/or Canada must apply for admission on an OUAC 105D application in order to be considered for an entrance scholarship. Scholarship consideration is based on academic courses taken during the 2019- 2020 regular school year (fall and winter terms). This excludes courses (including final examinations) completed after June 30. 

3.5 Home-schooled applicants who wish to be considered for the University’s Entrance Scholarships program may be considered on an individual basis. These students must present six Ontario Grade 12 U/M courses (or Canadian provincial equivalents) and meet all other terms and conditions outlined in this document.  Home-schooled applicants must submit an email directed to scholarship.inquiry@ryerson.ca, requesting a review of their candidacy for scholarship purposes by June 30th.

4.1 Entrance scholarship averages are calculated using an applicant’s best six Ontario Grade 12 U/M courses (mid-term and/or final) or Canadian provincial or international equivalents, completed during the regular fall/winter 2019-2020 school year. Condensed two- to four-week courses are not considered in this calculation. For information regarding general admission requirements and the courses used in the calculation of averages for provincial curricula, visit the Admission Requirements page.

4.2 Acceptable academic courses and equivalents are determined at the sole discretion of Ryerson University. 

4.3 Scholarship and award averages are based on two decimal points and are not rounded. 

4.4 Grade 12 U/M courses with credit values of more than 1.00 will be counted as one course. 

4.5 Grade 12 U/M courses with credit values of less than 1.00, and the “out of school” component of grade 12 U/M co-op courses or equivalents are not considered.

4.6 Final grades, grade corrections and/or grade amendments received after July 31 cannot be considered for scholarship and award purposes. 

4.7 Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship Values: The chart below indicates scholarship amounts, and the required admissions averages to obtain them; it also outlines the possible yearly renewable amount and the total potential maximum scholarship value. 

4.7a Renewable amounts are dependent on the annual Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) obtained at Ryerson University. A minimum CGPA of 3.67 must be maintained to be eligible for the scholarship renewal. For more information on Renewable Scholarships, refer to section 8.

Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship 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
80-85.99% $500 $500 $2,000

*Up to, dependent on annual CGPA 

4.8 Any inquiries pertaining to Entrance Scholarships for prospective and incoming undergraduate students, should be directed to scholarship.inquiry@ryerson.ca.

 

The following entrance scholarships may be combined up to a maximum overall annual value of $15,000: 

  • Ryerson’s Guaranteed Entrance and Renewable Scholarships 
  • Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship 
  • International Secondary School Merit Scholarships 
  • Jamaican Canadian Association Scholarships 
  • President’s Entrance Scholarships 
  • Pierre Lassonde Entrance Awards in Engineering 
  • Ted Rogers School of Management Undergraduate Entrance Awards 

Requests for deferrals are considered individually and are granted at the discretion of the University. Deferrals are not guaranteed. If a student has been granted an automatic Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship, the deferral of admission will also include a deferral of the scholarship subject to Ryerson’s continuance of the scholarship program into the new term of admission. The student’s final admission average at the time of deferral will be the average used in determining the value of the scholarship in accordance with the award value grid in article 4.7.

6.1 Scholarships/awards that require an application are not eligible for deferral and will require submission of a new application by the appropriate deadline(s). The President’s Entrance Scholarship, Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship, and other special-category scholarships are not deferrable.

As of their first year, students must be enrolled in an 80% course load (four or more billing units) in both fall and winter terms. Students who withdraw, discontinue their program, reduce their course load, experience a decline in grades or no longer meet other scholarship/award requirements may forfeit all or part of their award. The decision is made by the Student Awards and Scholarships Office and is based on the terms of the scholarship. A cancelled scholarship results in a charge against the student’s university fee account.

8.1 To be eligible for renewal, an 80% course load (four or more billing units) must be maintained in both the fall and winter terms with a minimum CGPA of 3.67, and the student must have clear academic standing. 

8.1a President’s Entrance Scholarship recipients who do not meet the minimum 3.67 CGPA criteria required for renewal, may be granted a probationary scholarship renewal period for the semester following the academic year in which they did not meet the minimum CGPA criteria. To be eligible for this probationary scholarship renewal period, recipients must achieve a CGPA of at least 3.50. A probationary scholarship renewal period means that recipients will conditionally receive half of the scholarship funds in Fall. This provides them some financial stability while they strive to meet the minimum CGPA by the end of the probationary scholarship renewal term. If they meet all the minimum eligibility criteria by then, the other half of the scholarship monies will be disbursed in the subsequent Winter term. 

8.2 The renewable value of the Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship Values is dependent on the following CGPAs: 

Annual Value CGPA Required for Renewal
$4,000 4.15 or higher
$2,000 4.01 to 4.14
$1,000 3.85 to 4.00
$500 3.67 to 3.84

8.3 Fall, winter, and past spring/summer semester courses are used to calculate CGPAs. The most recent spring and summer semester courses are not included in CGPA calculations. 

8.4 Students who are registered with Ryerson’s Academic Accommodation Support, and who are required to take a reduced course load (less than 80%, or less than four billing units per term) as part of their academic accommodation plan, will be offered a pro-rated award value. CGPA requirements will still need to be achieved. 

8.4a Guaranteed Entrance and Renewable Scholarships: Recipients who are registered with Ryerson’s Academic Accommodation Support and who are required to take a reduced course load (less than 80%, or less than 4 billing units per term) as part of their academic accommodation plan have their scholarship renewed on a prorated basis. All other renewability criteria still applies. These recipients must self-disclose their academic accommodation in confidence at awards@ryerson.ca by October 1st.

8.4b President’s Entrance Scholarships: Recipients who are registered with Ryerson’s Academic Accommodation Support and who are required to take a reduced course load (less than 80%, or less than 4 billing units per term) as part of their academic accommodation plan are eligible to have their scholarship renewed for more than four years until the total potential value of their scholarship has been exhausted. All other renewability criteria still applies.

8.5 Scholarships are renewable for three calendar years from the term of admission only. If the scholarship recipient is in a co-op program, which extends their studies to five years, they will not receive the scholarship or award for a fifth time. Scholarship renewals occur in the fall semester of each academic year. A student participating in a work term during the fall semester, will receive their renewal when they return to full time studies in the next fall term. The most recent Winter CGPA will be used in the calculation of the renewal amount. 

​8.5a Recipients in programs with two Fall semester co-op work terms will receive one scholarship renewal in the​ Winter semester after their first fall work term, pending they meet all other eligibility requirements. To ensure their scholarship renewal is processed, these recipients must send an email to awards@ryerson.ca before January 20th to receive consideration for their renewal.

8.6 The Student Awards and Scholarships Office will review academic records at the end of each academic year and post scholarship amounts to eligible students’ accounts by September 1 of each year if the scholarship renewed. Article 11.2 outlines the steps to undertake should a scholarship not be posted by this date.

The availability and monetary value of all scholarships are subject to change. The University reserves the right to change the listed award, scholarship or bursary information and/or value without notice.

Every attempt has been made to be clear in the communication of the terms and conditions outlined in this document. In the event of any interpretive disputes, Ryerson University reserves the right to render a final determination on eligibility for scholarships and renewability. Interpretation of grade and academic equivalencies is solely at the discretion of Ryerson University. 

Clarifying amendments to the terms and conditions for scholarships may be made by Ryerson without notice.

11.1 Guaranteed Entrance and Renewable Scholarship: First-time recipients who meet the eligibility criteria (based on courses completed by June 30 and with final grades reported by July 31), and have not received email confirmation of their final scholarship amount must submit a request for scholarship review to scholarship.appeals@ryerson.ca by September 30, 2020 in order to have this corrected. 

11.1a After September 30th, the student is no longer eligible to receive entrance scholarship funds in the current academic year. The request for review process does not apply to students who are submitting final grades, grade corrections or amendments after the July 31 deadline. Final grades and/or school/teacher-amended grades received after July 31 will not be considered for scholarship purposes. 

11.2 Entrance scholarship recipients (enumerated in Section 1) in years 2 or higher who are eligible to have their scholarship renewed in accordance with the criteria listed in section 8, and who do not see the scholarship amount posted to their student fee account, must contact awards@ryerson.ca by September 30th. 

11.2a After September 30th, the student is no longer eligible to have their scholarship renewed in the current academic year.

12.1 Applicants to the Nursing Collaborative Program: only applicants admitted to the Ryerson site are eligible for Ryerson University scholarships; students admitted to our partner sites (Centennial College and George Brown College) are not eligible. 

12.2 Applicants to the Ryerson ESL Foundation Program and the International University Foundation Program may be considered for a Guaranteed Entrance and Renewable Scholarship in the year they will begin their undergraduate degree program; such applicants are not eligible to apply for the President’s Entrance Scholarship, Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship or the International Secondary School Merit Scholarship. Applicants must meet the terms and conditions applicable to the year that they will be entering the degree program. 

12.3 Eligible candidates must be admitted to an undergraduate degree program and satisfy any/all conditions included in an official offer of admission, including the fulfillment of academic conditions, confirmation of offer and payment of tuition deposit by all noted deadline dates. 

12.4 If a deadline date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday in Canada, the next business day will apply. 

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