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Scholarships and Awards

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

Click on the individual scholarship or award name for detailed information including eligibility criteria and application deadlines. In addition to these internal and prestigious external awards, visit the other sources of funding page.

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 program.  

PDF fileMajor Scholarships at a Glance.

Internal Scholarships and Awards

Name

Value

Apply To

Deadline

C. Ravi Ravindran Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award $1,000 By nomination only
Aug. 22, 2018 (nominations due)
Dennis Mock Graduate Scholarship
$5,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
March 12, 2018
Doctoral Completion Award
TBD Application Form Nov. 19, 2018
Edward S. Rogers Sr. Graduate School Fellowships
$20,000
For Communication and Culture PhD students only; consideration is automatic; no application required
No deadline
Geoffrey F. Bruce Fellowship in Canadian Freshwater Policy $25,000 Chair, Geoffrey F. Bruce Fellowship Selection Committee Sept. 30 annually
Governor General Gold Medal (GGGM)
N/A By nomination only
Aug. 20, 2018
(nominations due)
Graduate Student Stipend Varies by program Contact program for details
No deadline
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
Ryerson Athletics Scholarships, external link $500-$4,500 Contact Ryerson Athletics for details No deadline
Ryerson Centre for Urban Energy
up to $5,000 Centre for Urban Energy Various
Ryerson Gold Medal N/A By nomination only Aug. 22, 2018 (nominations due)
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 Image Centre Research Fellowships, external link up to $10,000 Ryerson Image Centre, external link November 15, 2018
PDF fileRyerson International Exchange Opportunity Scholarship (RIEOS) $2,000 Ryerson International January 31, 2018
Ryerson International Student Scholarships (RISS)
$7,000 Consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline
Ted Rogers Graduate Programs Entrance Scholarship and Awards
up to $20,000 For incoming MBA/MHA(CC)/MScM students only; application required; contact program for details
Contact program
YSGS Graduate Student Leadership Awards up to $1,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Sept. 14, 2018

External Scholarships and Awards

Canada-wide and International Awards

Name Value Apply To
Deadline
Canada's Distinguished Dissertation Awards $1,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies March 1, 2018
Fulbright Canada Scholarship $15,000 (USD) Directly to funding agency Nov. 15 annually
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships $8,500 or $10,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Feb. 1, 2018
Polytechnique Montréal Order of the White Rose Scholarship $30,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies August 1, 2018
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Awards $3,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Dec. 3, 2018
Trudeau Foundation Scholarship
$60,000 Directly to funding agency
TBA

Federal Awards

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 Dec. 1
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Awards, external link
$35,000 Directly to funding agency Oct. 2, 2018
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement for current SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR CGS holders $6,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Various
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada of Canada (NSERC) Doctoral Awards (PGS or CGS)
$21,000 or $35,000 Program administrator Oct. 1, 2018 for all transcripts to your program administrator; Oct. 15, 2018 to submit final application
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Post-Graduate Scholarships
N/A See explanation in linked page
N/A
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) - Doctoral Awards (PGS or CGS)
$20,000 or $35,000 Program administrator Oct. 29, 2018
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships $50,000
By nomination only Sept. 17, 2018

Provincial Awards

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 Program administrators Check with your program
Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) $40,000 1st year international PhD students only; consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline
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 No deadline