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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 program.  

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 deadlines. In addition to these internal and prestigious external awards, visit other external funding programs via the suggested links.

Name

Value

Apply To

Deadline

C. Ravi Ravindran Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award $1,000 By department nomination only Aug. 22, 2019
CERC Scholarships for MA students $10,000 Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration Determined by program
CERC Doctoral Scholarships   $25,000 Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration Determined by program
Dennis Mock Graduate Scholarship
$5,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
TBA
Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award N/A Registrars Office TBA
PDF fileDMZ Sandbox Student Grant Program up to $30,000 DMZ Sandbox TBA
Doctoral Completion Award
TBD Application form TBA TBA
Edward S. Rogers Sr. Graduate School Fellowships
$20,000
For Communication and Culture PhD students only; consideration is automatic; no application required
No deadline
The Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards up to $25,000 Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship Sept. 30, 2019
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. 22, 2019
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
Jennifer Mactavish Graduate Student Leadership Awards up to $1,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies *extended deadline* Sept. 19, 2019
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 department nomination only Aug. 15, 2019
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
PDF fileRyerson Image Centre Research Fellowships up to $10,000 Ryerson Image Centre, external link November 8, 2019
PDF fileRyerson International Exchange Opportunity Scholarship (RIEOS) $2,000 Ryerson International January 31, 2020
Ryerson International Student Scholarships (RISS)
$7,000 Consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline
Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) Award up to $30,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies

November 15, 2019 
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
Vernon Yellowhead Award, external link up to $6,000  Apply through Ryerson Award Spring, external link November 22, 2019

Canada-wide and International Awards

Name Value Apply To
Deadline
Canada's Distinguished Dissertation Awards $1,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Feb. 24, 2020
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 annually
Polytechnique Montréal Order of the White Rose Scholarship $30,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies August 1, 2019
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Awards $3,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Not accepting Ontario applications this year.
Trudeau Foundation Scholarship
$60,000 Directly to funding agency
December 3, 2019
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship $40,000 Directly to funding agency January 31, 2020

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, 2019

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 Oct. 1, 2019
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 (NSERC) Industrial Post-Graduate Scholarships
N/A See explanation in linked page
N/A
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, 2019

Provincial Awards

Name Value Apply To Deadline
Autism Scholars Award $18,000 or $20,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Dec. 2, 2019
John Charles Polanyi Prizes $20,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Dec. 2, 2019
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 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. 2, 2019
The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and technology (QEII-GSST)
$15,000
Consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline

Ryerson aims to assist you in your pursuit of scholarly, research and creative (SRC) activities, conducting research in the field, and presenting your work at academic conferences.

There are several funding opportunities for current Ryerson graduate students:

Name Value Apply to Deadline
Ryerson Graduate Student Travel Funding $500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Proposals accepted on a regular basis
PDF fileGlobal Learning Award up to $1,000 Ryerson International November 15, 2019. Please submit an application via Award Spring.

Below is a list of possible sources of funding. If the link is no longer active, please contact Graduate Studies at graduatestudies@ryerson.ca. Alternatively, you can search the web as links may be associated with a specific year (e.g. 2017-18).