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Black Graduate Student Fellowship

The Black Graduate Student Awards are a suite of awards and bursaries established by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies to support Black students pursuing graduate studies at Ryerson. These awards recognize excellence and/or alleviate some of the financial burden associated with graduate education. 

The expendable funds will provide up to one (1) $15,000 annually commencing in the 2020/2021 academic year. Funding for the award will be confirmed annually in March of each year and will be made available to eligible students in the fall. Results will be announced mid-September.

Note: the Internal Adjudication Committee is experiencing a delay in releasing the results of the competition. Results will be communicated soon.

July 12, 2021

To be eligible for this award, students must: 

  • Be registered as a full-time student in a research-based graduate degree program (Doctoral or Masters) at Ryerson University;
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA over the previous two years of study;
  • Self-identify as Black. 
  • GPA for the past two academic years
  • A written statement (250-500 words) from the applicant outlining their academic focus and post-graduate academic or career goals;
  • Two letters of reference with at least one being from an academic familiar with the student's work/research;
  • CV that outlines relevant experience and academic achievements, including publications, professional, academic, and extracurricular activities, teaching, coaching, community outreach, volunteer work, and civic engagement. 

A completed application must include:

  • Academic transcripts for the previous two academic years 
  • Written statement 
  • Letters of reference

Please submit completed applications to

Award recipients