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Scholarship and Awards

The Department of Criminology offers full-time students a number of awards each academic year, a brief description of each is provided below. Please visit the Office of the Registrar's website and utilize their award dashboard for detailed guidelines and applications on these awards and many more. 

Office of the Registrar: Scholarships and Awards Dashboard

Scholarships & Awards

Second Chance Award

Awarded to one undergraduate student in the School upon their entrance into the program; or must be a student in good standing currently in the program; must demonstrate a commitment to overcome personal, social, and/or economic disadvantage.

Zonta Award in Memory of Marlene Simmonds
Up to $3500

Awarded to one female, undergraduate student in the School upon completion of third year of full-time study; must demonstrate an interest in the area of improving the social, economic and legal status of women.


Student Engagement Grant
Up to $500

The purpose of this grant is to support extra-curricular activities of Criminology students and to help facilitate their greater involvement in a wide range of criminal justice-related activities in Toronto, in Canada, and internationally. Grants are given to support planning, organizing, and implementing projects as well as for attending and/or presenting at conferences and other activities. Student Engagement Grants have a maximum of $500 per application per year.