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Scholarships & Awards

Ryerson Law is committed to diversity and inclusion and to building a robust scholarship and bursary program. We strongly encourage applications from a broad range of experiences.  Substantial awards are in place for students with financial need from historically underrepresented groups, or who demonstrate an aptitude for business and entrepreneurship. Current awards are listed below and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Applicants with active offers of admission must apply through Ryerson's AwardSpring site, external link in order to be considered for all awards listed below, except the Torys LLP Scholarships.  

Applications for the Torys LLP Scholarships must be submitted separately through the Indspire website, external link. Visit the Indspire site for deadlines and application details.

The information provided has no bearing on the merits of your law school application or your eligibility to enter law school. Eligible candidates must be admitted to the Juris Doctor program and satisfy any/all conditions included in an official offer of admission, including the fulfillment of academic conditions, confirmation of offer and payment of tuition deposit by all noted deadline dates. 

University-wide scholarship opportunities are also available through Ryerson's AwardSpring site, external link.

Entrance Scholarships

An entrance scholarship awarded to full-time students entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law's JD Program who demonstrate an aptitude for business or entrepreneurship. Additional election criteria may include membership in a historically disadvantaged group as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants must have high academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

A renewable entrance scholarship awarded to full-time students entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law's JD Program who self-identify as female and have a business focus. Applicants must have a high academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

A renewable entrance scholarship awarded to full-time students entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law's JD Program who are members of a historically disadvantaged group as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants must have a high academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

A renewable entrance scholarship awarded to full-time students entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law's JD Program who have a high academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

A renewable entrance scholarship awarded to full-time students entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law's JD Program who experience a disability.  Applicants must have a high academic standing and demonstrate financial need. This generous gift from Nadir and Shabin Mohamed in honour of Dale H. Lastman has been matched by Ryerson University's President's Awards to Champion Excellence (PACE) program.

An entrance award given to a full-time student entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law's JD program who self-identifies as a racialized female, and who has demonstrated a commitment to environmental justice. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and high academic standing.

A renewable entrance scholarship awarded to full-time students entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law’s JD program who are the first generation in their family to attend postsecondary education. Priority will be given to those who also identify as a “newcomer.” Applicants must have a high academic standing and demonstrate financial need. This generous gift from McCarthy Tétrault LLP has been matched by Ryerson University's President's Awards to Champion Excellence (PACE) program.

A renewable entrance scholarship awarded to full-time students entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law's JD Program who self-identify as female and are from historically disadvantaged groups (as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code).  Applicants must have a high academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

A renewable entrance scholarship awarded to full-time Indigenous students entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law’s JD Program. Applicants must have high academic standing and demonstrate financial need. This generous gift from Torys LLP has been matched by Ryerson University's President's Awards to Champion Excellence (PACE) program, and is in partnership with Indspire.

Awards & Prizes

Awarded to the student who achieves the highest cumulative grade point average in the first year of the Juris Doctor program. Full-time enrolment in the first and second years of the JD program and clear academic standing are required.

Awarded to the student who achieves the highest grade in the second year Intellectual Property and Privacy course. Full-time enrolment in the third year of the JD program and clear academic standing are required.

An entrance award given to a full-time student entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law's JD program. Applicants must self-identify as a racialized person, have high academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who are members of the historically most disadvantaged groups in law schools and the legal profession, as determined by the selection committee.

 

Awarded to the student who achieves the highest grade in the first year Property Law course in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years.  Full-time enrolment in the second year of the JD program, clear academic standing and demonstrated financial need are required. As of the 2022/23 academic year the award is given for the highest grade achieved in the third year Real Estate Law course, with clear academic standing and demonstrated financial need required.

An entrance award given to a full-time student entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law's JD program to encourage diversity and the attainment of equity in legal education and practice. Applicants must self-identify as a member of a historically disadvantaged group as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code, have high academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Due consideration will be given to devotion and commitment to community service.

An entrance award given to a full-time student entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law's JD program who demonstrates a commitment to Social Justice in their application.  Applicants must have high academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

An entrance award given to a full-time student entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law’s JD program who are the first generation in their family to attend postsecondary education, and who has exemplified in practice a commitment to anti-discrimination prior to apply to Ryerson Law. Applicants must have a high academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to Indigenous students.

Established by Peter Wilson and Janet Vickers Wilson in memory of Kathleen Wilson, this entrance award is given to an Indigenous student with high academic standing entering their first year at Ryerson Faculty of Law's JD Program. Although poverty prevented Kathleen Wilson from obtaining a university education, she inspired in her children a love of learning and ambition to obtain a higher education. She also taught her children to regard and treat all people decently and equally, no matter their circumstances or who they are. Applicants must be enrolled full-time and demonstrate financial need.