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Awards & Scholarships

A university education is one of the best investments you will ever make. TRSM can help, with $1.7 million worth of awards and scholarships available to students every year. Awards and scholarships also look great on your resume and can help you build your profile for future employment opportunities.

Guaranteed Renewable Entrance Scholarships

If your final high school average is 80% or higher and you meet the terms and conditions for scholarship, you’re guaranteed a renewable entrance scholarship from Ryerson.

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

Prestigious Entrance Awards & Scholarships

As a Ryerson applicant, AwardSpring, external link, opens in new window enables you to view and apply for all awards available at the university in one convenient spot. Once you have received your Ryerson Student Number, activate your online identity, if you have not done so already, to access AwardSpring, external link, opens in new window.

Applicants are eligible to apply before receiving an offer of admission from Ryerson University.

Thank you for your interest in Ryerson's Prestigious Entrance Scholarships.

Application period - to be announced.

President's Entrance Scholarships

The President's Entrance Scholarship is awarded to secondary school graduates who demonstrate academic accomplishment, leadership qualities, original thought and creative ability. 

Twelve (12) recipients | $40,000 (total value) | $10,000 (annual amount) (renewable)

A minimum 90% final admission average is required for consideration. An applicant's average is calculated with their best six Grade 12 U/M courses, or their home country's equivalent. 

This application will ask that you include the following: 

  1. An essay or project summary: this may be a piece of creative writing, or a summary of any creative project which you may have undertaken. It must reflect your capacity for original thought and creative ability (max 750 words).
  2. Two (2) letters of reference:
    1. academic reference letter that confirms your scholastic abilities. This reference may also speak to your leadership/creative endeavours.
    2. reference letter should address your leadership/creative endeavours. It should not verify academic achievement.
  3. Your leadership activities: you will indicate the leadership activities/positions that you have been involved in during your final two years in secondary school.

 Note: Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Canada, Protected Persons in Canada and International Students are eligible to apply for this award.

Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship

The Terence Grier Entrance Scholarship honours the achievements of Ryerson's President, from 1988-1995, in particular his leadership through a period of profound change at Ryerson, culminating in the acquisition of university status at the institution. 

One (1) recipient | Full tuition for first-year only (not renewable)

A minimum 85% final admission average is required for consideration. An applicant's average is calculated with their best six Grade 12 U/M courses.

This application will ask that you to include the following: 

  1. A Personal Statement
  2. Two (2) Letters of Reference
    1. academic reference that confirms your scholastic abilities and success 
    2. a reference letter that supports your exceptional aptitude in your chosen field of study.

 Note: Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Canada, and Protected Persons in Canada are eligible to apply for this award.

International Secondary School Merit Scholarship

The International Secondary School Merit Scholarship is awarded to international students who are entering their first year of full-time, four-year undergraduate degree program at Ryerson University and demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to volunteer work and extracurricular activities, and leadership skills. 

Seven (7) recipients | $5,000 (entrance only, non-renewable)

A minimum 85%/A or equivalent final admission average is required for consideration. 

This section will ask that you to include the following: 

  • A Personal Statement

 Note: International Students are eligible to apply for this award. Applicants with a gap between their secondary school and post secondary studies are eligible to apply if their gap is no longer than one academic year.

Questions? Email us at awards@ryerson.ca, and our team will be more than happy to assist! Please be sure to include your Ryerson Student Number in all email communications. This can be found in your application acknowledgement email or on your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal.

Each award and scholarship below has unique application requirements, but they’re well within reach! Many are based on your grade 12 average and some may require a short essay or reflection paper. Apply for multiple awards and scholarships – you never know which scholarships you might receive!

The Jon and Nancy Love Entrance Award

  • One (1) recipient
  • Up to 90% the cost of tuition (renewable for up to three years)
  • Deadline to apply: May 31, 2022

Available to an incoming full-time undergraduate student commencing their first year at Ted Rogers School of Management. 

In addition to demonstrating financial need and good academic standing, applicants will need to submit letters of support, a resume and a personal letter on why they are the ideal candidate as it relates to the values and mission of the Ted Rogers School. Additional criteria can be found on AwardSpring. 

Preference is given to Pathways to Education applicants. The award is renewable on an annual basis for up to three years if the recipient meets the renewal criteria.

Renewable Award Criteria

The award will be renewed for up to three (3) additional years if each year the student:

  • Is enrolled in four (4) or more courses (one course equals one billing unit) in each of the fall and winter terms. 
    *A WKT term in either fall or winter term is considered equivalent to a full-time workload (four (4) or more courses).
  • Has a clear academic standing.

Ted Rogers School of Management Renewable Undergraduate Entrance Awards

  • Multiple recipients
  • Up to $40,000 each (total value)
  • Up to $10,000 each (annual amount) (renewable)
  • Deadline to apply: May 31, 2022

Available to students entering their first year of the Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Information Technology Management, Retail Management, or School of Accounting and Finance programs.

Applicants will need a minimum 85% final average based on their best six Grade 12 U or M courses or equivalent, demonstrate financial need and submit letters of support outlining their community involvement and/or leadership in extracurricular activities. Additional criteria can be found on AwardSpring.

The award is renewable on an annual basis for up to three years if the recipient meets the renewal criteria.

Renewable Award Criteria 

The award will be renewed for up to three additional years if the student:

  • Remains in their original program of study.
  • Is enrolled in 4 or more billing units in each of the fall and winter terms.
    *A WKT term in either fall or winter term is considered equivalent to a full-time workload (four (4) or more courses).
  • Has a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or better, no failing grades and clear academic standing.
  • Submits an updated budget each year demonstrating unmet financial need.

If any student fails to meet the requirements for renewal in the upper years of their program, the award will be made available to another student, within the same year of study, who meets the criteria.

Ted Rogers School of Management Undergraduate Entrance Awards

  • Multiple recipients
  • Up to $10,000 each (entrance only, non-renewable)
  • Deadline to apply: May 31, 2022

Available to students entering their first year of the Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Information Technology Management, Retail Management, or School of Accounting and Finance programs.

Applicants will need a minimum 85% final average based on their best six Grade 12 U or M courses or equivalent, submit letters of support outlining their community involvement and/or leadership in extracurricular activities and a cover letter on why they are the ideal candidate. Additional criteria can be found on AwardSpring.

Academic Merit is the main criteria for this award.  

Ted Rogers School of Management Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

  • Multiple recipients
  • Up to $10,000 each (entrance only, non-renewable)
  • Deadline to apply: May 31, 2022

Available to students entering their first year of the Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Information Technology Management, Retail Management, or School of Accounting and Finance programs.

Applicants will need a minimum 85% final average based on their best six Grade 12 U or M courses or equivalent, demonstrate financial need and submit letters of support outlining their community involvement and/or leadership in extracurricular activities. Additional criteria can be found on AwardSpring.

AwardSpring

AwardSpring enables you to view and apply for all awards available at Ryerson in one convenient spot. Using your Ryerson email, simply log into the system at ryerson.awardspring.ca, external link and create a single application to be considered for all awards for which you are eligible.

I know what you’re thinking – it’s probably not worth applying because there are so many other applicants. I thought the same thing, but was encouraged by TRSM staff to apply for multiple awards. It only took a couple of hours to complete each application and I ended up receiving a total of $14,500 in awards for first year!

Marco Briganti, Hospitality & Tourism Management, 2019

How much does school cost?

$9,135 – $9,547* 

*Canadian citizens and permanent residents for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Other options

  • Student Financial Assistance
  • OSAP
  • Career Boost (Ryerson’s on-campus work experience program)