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Scholarships & Awards

Each year, Ryerson University and the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) offer numerous entrance scholarships to incoming students who are accepted into an engineering program. The university and the Department of Aerospace Engineering also offer awards for students that continue studies in their respective programs after first year. There are unique eligibility criteria for each of the entrance scholarships and the awards available to current students. More information on this can be found below.

$100K+ in entrance scholarships for future Ryerson students

8+ department awards and scholarships for current students

$10K+ in aerospace awards and scholarships for current students

Visit Ryerson’s Scholarships and Awards page for a comprehensive listing of all entrance scholarships available to students who are accepted into a program at the university. Visit FEAS’s Entrance Scholarships page for more information and application forms for entrance scholarships specific to students who are accepted into an engineering program.

To be considered for the awards and scholarships in the table below, visit the university's scholarships and awards platform, external link, log in with your Ryerson account credentials, and enter the necessary application information. You'll be automatically matched with all scholarships and awards relevant to you and for which you're eligible, and there is no additional application required. The department will contact you if you're selected for any of these.

Scholarship/Award Name Description/Eligibility Criteria
Bombardier Design Scholarship For the highest grades in third-year courses AER 621 Aerospace Structural Design and AER 606 Component Design and Material Selection.
Carl Smythe Award

To be eligible for this award, you must meet the following criteria: 1) Be enrolled as a full-time student in your fourth year of study in the arospace engineering program and have clear academic standing; (2) Have a minimum CGPA of 3.33; (3) Demonstrate community involvement, either at Ryerson or outside organizations; (4) Have demonstrated expressed interest in entrepreneurial endeavours.

Department of Aerospace Engineering Achievement Awards Open to Ontario resident students in aerospace engineering who are registered on a full-time basis. Based on outstanding academic achievement on the completion of first, second or third year as evidenced by a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 and demonstrated financial need.
John Ross MacLeod Memorial Scholarship For highest academic performance in the first year and continuation in second year on a full-time basis. 
Pratt & Whitney (PW&C Targeted) Scholarships Open to full-time fourth-year aerospace engineering students. Must be Canadian citizens, have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership skills, and have commitment to a Pratt & Whitney Canada-related research project at the graduate level.
Richard A. Neill Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering Open to a third-year undergraduate student who has achieved academic excellence in courses focusing on Gas Dynamics and Materials and Manufacturing. These subjects are core courses taken by all Aerospace students and are the building blocks needed for future study in Propulsion and Capstone Design.
Ross Pritchard Scholarship For academic excellence in aerospace engineering. 
Shahnawaz Zia Award To be eligible for this award, you must demonstrate financial need, be registered as full-time undergraduate student in the aerospace engineering program, have a clear academic standing, and have a minimum GPA of 3.33 in courses related to airplane safety in your sixth semester (currently identified as AER 615 and AER 621).
UTC Aerospace Systems Scholarship To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student, have a clear academic standing, and possess the highest grade in AER 621 Aerospace Structural Design.