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Faculty of Community Services

CYC scholarships and awards

Ryerson offers many different awards and scholarships to acknowledge students’ achievements, facilitate their education and promote their success.

As a student in the School of Child and Youth Care, you may qualify for some of these awards. Below are some examples of awards for which you may be eligible.

Full details on these and other awards, as well as eligibility criteria and application requirements, can be found at Ryerson awards and scholarships and FCS awards and grants.

Awards (application required)

Due to similarities between the Emily Durst and Nancy C. Sprott awards, students applying for one of these awards will automatically be considered for both.


Emily Durst Award

This award enables full-time students to pursue higher education and supports their goal to serve as role models of healthy and responsible lifestyle choices.



Nancy C. Sprott Award

This award recognizes the academic achievement of full-time undergraduate students in the School of Child and Youth Care.



Children's Rights Award

This award is in celebration of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and recognizes a student in the School of Child and Youth Care who has advanced the rights of children through their employment, internship/work placement, volunteerism, and/or community engagement.



Child & Youth Care Award

This award recognizes students who have demonstrated academic excellence as well as commitment to the values and aspirations of the field of child and youth care, either on campus or off campus. This award seeks to recognize emerging leaders in the field either locally, nationally or internationally.



Academic-based award (no application required)

Francis G. Hare Award in Research and Evaluation

To be eligible for this award, students must be registered as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing. Be enrolled in the School of Child & Youth Care degree. Have earned a minimum 3.33 GPA in a Social Research and Evaluation course.