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Scholarships and Awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to graduate students on a competitive basis.

We want to make sure you are successful in meeting the financial demands of your graduate education. If you have questions about these scholarship and award programs, please contact your graduate program administrator.  

Graduate Scholarships and Awards Calendar

Note: Programs may enforce earlier internal deadlines, please contact your graduate program administrator for more information regarding their processes.

Scholarships and Awards Criteria and Important Dates

Click on the individual scholarship or award name for detailed information, including eligibility criteria and application instructions. In addition to these internal and prestigious external awards, visit other external funding programs via the suggested links.

Please note: scholarship and awards deadlines will be updated on this page once available.

Name Value Apply To Deadline
Black Graduate Student Bursary up to $5,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Aug. 12
Black Graduate Student Fellowship $15,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Aug. 12
Black Graduate Student Scholarship $5,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Aug. 12
Dennis Mock Graduate Scholarship $5,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies TBA
Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award N/A Registrars Office TBA
The Dr. C. Ravi and Shanti Ravindran Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis $2,500 By department nomination only Sept. 1
Governor General Gold Medal (GGGM) N/A By nomination only Sept. 3
Indigenous Graduate Scholarship $5,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Aug. 12
Indigenous Graduate Student Bursary up to $5,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Aug. 12
Jennifer Mactavish Graduate Student Leadership Awards up to $1,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Sept. 26
Ryerson Gold Medal N/A By department nomination only Sept. 1
Ryerson Graduate Fellowship (RGF) up to $12,000 for masters and up to $16,000 for doctoral Consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline
Ryerson Graduate Development Award (RGDA) N/A Consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline
Ryerson Graduate Student Travel Funding $500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Proposals accepted on a regular basis
Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) Award up to $30,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies TBA
Name Value Apply To Deadline
CERC Scholarships for MA students $10,000 Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration Contact program
CERC Doctoral Scholarships $25,000 Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration Contact program
CUE-Toronto Hydro Corporation Student Award up to $5,000 Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) Various
PDF fileDMZ Sandbox Student Grant Program up to $30,000 DMZ Sandbox TBA
Edward S. Rogers Sr. Graduate School Fellowships $20,000 For Communication and Culture PhD students only; consideration is automatic; no application required Multiple intakes (see website)
Geoffrey F. Bruce Fellowship in Canadian Freshwater Policy $25,000 Chair, Geoffrey F. Bruce Fellowship Selection Committee Sept. 30
PDF fileGlobal Learning Award up to $1,000 Ryerson International Please submit an application via Award Spring.
Hydro One Aboriginal Award for Graduate Studies in Public Policy and Administration $5,000 For Public Policy and Administration students only; contact program for details Contact program
The Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards $8,000 Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship TBA
Ryerson Athletics Scholarships, external link $500-$4,500 Contact Ryerson Athletics for details No deadline
PDF fileRyerson Image Centre Research Fellowships up to $10,000 Ryerson Image Centre, external link TBA
PDF fileRyerson International Exchange Opportunity Scholarship (RIEOS) $2,000 Ryerson International TBA
Ryerson International Student Scholarships (RISS) $7,000 Consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline
Social Innovation and Activism Fund (SIAF) up to $5,000 Office of Social Innovation Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis
Ted Rogers Graduate Programs Scholarships & Awards up to $20,000 For incoming MBA/MHA(CC)/MScM students only; application required; contact program for details Contact program
Vernon Yellowhead Award, external link up to $6,000 Apply through Ryerson Award Spring, external link TBA
Name Value Apply To
Deadline
Canada's Distinguished Dissertation Awards $1,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies TBA
Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED), external link $10,200 or $12,700 Submit completed applications to Natasha Mills via email at natasha.mills@ryerson.ca TBA
Fulbright Canada Scholarship $15,000 (USD) Directly to funding agency Closed for 2020
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship $40,000 Directly to funding agency Feb. 15
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships $8,500 or $10,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Feb. 1
Polytechnique Montréal Order of the White Rose Scholarship $30,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies TBA
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Awards $3,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Not accepting Ontario applications this year.
Study in Canada Scholarships, external link $60,000 or $120,000 Submit completed applications to Natasha Mills via email at natasha.mills@ryerson.ca TBA
Trudeau Foundation Scholarship $60,000 Directly to funding agency (Online Portal) TBA
Name Value Apply To
Deadline

Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's (CGS-M)

A harmonization of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC graduate scholarships

$17,500 Directly to funding agency (Research Portal) Dec. 1

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral (CGS-D) and Postgraduate Scholarships - Doctoral (PGS D)

A harmonization of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC doctoral graduate scholarships

$35,000 Directly to funding agency (Online Portal) Oct. 1
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement for current SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR CGS holders $6,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Sept. 30
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Post-Graduate Scholarships
N/A See explanation in linked page
TBA
SSHRC Impact Awards $50,000 or $100,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies TBA
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships $50,000
By nomination only Sept. 23, 2020
Name Value Apply To Deadline
Autism Scholars Award $18,000 or $20,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Dec. 1
John Charles Polanyi Prizes $20,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Dec. 1
Ontario Graduate Fellowships (OGF) $12,000 Consideration is automatic; no application required
No deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
$15,000 Apply directly to your program of study Contact your program for deadline information
Ontario Women's Health Scholars Awards
$25,000 or $35,000 or $50,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Dec. 1
The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and technology (QEII-GSST)
$15,000
Consideration is automatic; no application required Contact your program for deadline information
The Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence $17,500 Apply to your program of study TBA

Other External Funding

Note: please refer to all deadlines and application procedures as stated by the external program.

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