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Awards - University Wide and Additional Categories

University Wide

University wide awards are open to all current Ryerson University students enrolled in any program of study. For detailed information/eligibility criteria, please check the Application Required column beside the award you are interested in for further details.

Scholarship
Name
Deadline Application
Required
Akua Benjamin Award
To be eligible to apply for this award, students must: Be registered as an Undergraduate or Graduate, Full-time or Part-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing Identify as a Black person Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form Submit a written statement (maximum 500 words) outlining their community involvement for the advancement of Black people and what the candidate hopes to bring to the Black community at Ryerson
October 15, 2018 Akua Benjamin Award Application

Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Award
This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a student in the Ryerson University community, who advanced equity, diversity and inclusion at Ryerson.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Ryerson University as a full-time or part-time student
  • Have clear academic standing
  • Three (3) letters of support (not exceeding 1 page in length each) that provide specific examples of why the nominee should be considered for the award written by Ryerson faculty and/or staff members and/or community members
  • One (1) letter of support (1 to 2 pages) prepared by the nominator speaking to the achievements of the applicant
October 15, 2018 Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Award Application

Bennett Entrance Award for First Generation Students
The Bennett Entrance Award for first Generation Students will be awarded to secondary school graduates whose parents have not attended post secondary studies in or outside Canada, at any time or in any program. This award is renewable if conditions are met.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registered as an Undergraduate Full time Student at Ryerson University
  • Have Clear Academic Standing
  • Have been a full-time secondary school student during the previous academic year
  • Have parents that have not attended post-secondary studies in or outside Canada, at any time or in any program
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through submission of a Student Budget Form
  • Submit a written statement (approximately 500 words) highlighting volunteerism and community engagement in high school and engagement goals - perception of the value of mentoring and what they hope to gain as being a member of the TMP with Ryerson's First Generation Tri-Mentoring Program.
October 15, 2018 Bennett Entrance Award for First Generation Students Application
Black Liberation Collective of Ryerson Award
To be eligible to apply for this award, students must: 

  • Be registered as an undergraduate or graduate student in the School of Social Work, Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing;
  • Identify as Black;
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University through submission of a Student Budget Form;
  • Submit a written statement - maximum 500 words describing the candidate's activist work/experience in the community for the advancement of Black people, life and liberation. The candidate must include an example of what they hope to bring to the Black community at Ryerson or the Black Liberation Collective at Ryerson. 
October 15, 2018 Black Liberation Collective of Ryerson Award Form
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships
For traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, international students, students with disabilities & aboriginal students; minimum 1.67 CGPA; demonstrated financial need.
October 15, 2018
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships Application Form

Brian Segal Award
The Brian Segal Award recognizes students who have on a voluntary basis made an outstanding contribution to the cultural and/or athletic life of Ryerson University.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registration as a full-time undergraduate student in a program of study leading to a Ryerson degree
  • Completion of at least one full year of study at Ryerson
  • Students may only receive one Brian Segal Award in their academic career at Ryerson
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
  • A summary of volunteer contributions (activities for which ‘fair’ remuneration is given, i.e. part-time employment outside and within Ryerson, summer jobs, tutorial service, student and teaching assistants, etc., while commendable will not be considered) including the years participated, to show how their Ryerson extracurricular activities have contributed to their own individual development
  • Three (3) letters of support from members of the Ryerson Community, one of whom must be a faculty member demonstrating outstanding contribution to the cultural and/or athletic life of Ryerson
October 15, 2018 Brian Segal Award Application
Canada Pakistan Foundation of Friendship Award for First Generation Students
To be eligible for this award, students must: Be registered as an Undergraduate, full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form Meet a minimum CGPA of 3.00 Be registered in a post-secondary institution for the first time Have parents that have not attended post-secondary studies in or outside Canada, at any time or in any program Applicants must submit a 500 word written statement that speaks to how their experiences have influenced their decision to pursue a post-secondary education.
October 15, 2018 Canada Pakistan Foundation of Friendship Award for First Generation Students Application
Canadian Federation of University Women Etobicoke Chapter Award
For a female student in a full-time undergraduate degree program; who currently resides in Etobicoke; is currently enrolled in first year; enrolled in 4 units or higher per term; minimum 1.67 CGPA; demonstrated financial need.
Winter 2019
Coming soon!
Canadian Federation of University Women - North Toronto Award
For current fourth-year female students; Canadian citizens/permanent residents; Ontario residents; minimum 3.00 CGPA; enrolled in 4 units or higher per term; demonstrated financial need.
Winter 2019
Coming soon!
CESAR Bursary
Any student enrolled in a Chang School course, a distance education student, continuing education or a part-time undergraduate degree, who is in need of financial assistance can apply for a $500 bursary offered each term. The CESAR bursary is not a loan; you do not need to repay it. This bursary program is administered by CESAR.
October 12, 2018 Details: CESAR Bursary
CESAR Emergency Grant
Students must be enrolled in a part-time degree program or a continuing education or distance education course at Ryerson University through the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education during the term of their application. The applicant must demonstrate serious, emergency financial need due to unexpected circumstances beyond their control and be prepared to provide relevant proof or documentation to verify this. This emergency grant is administered by CESAR.
Available all year round CESAR Emergency Grant

CFPFP Fund for Students with Physical Disabilities
To be eligible for this award, students must:

  • Be registered as an Undergraduate or Continuing Education, Full time or Part Time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form
  • Identify as a person with a physical disability
  • Submit a written statement (approximately 250 words) describing how these funds will help you achieve success at Ryerson
October 15, 2018 CFPFP Fund for Students with Physical Disabilities Application
Chin-Loy Chang Awards for Aboriginal Students
To be eligible for this award, students must:
- Be registered as an Undergraduate, Full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form
- Self-identify as an Aboriginal person (including First Nations [Status/Non-Status], Metis, or Inuit cultural and/or ancestral background)
- A written statement (500 words maximum) illustrating what being an Aboriginal person means to them and how they plan to use this award toward their future success at Ryerson.
October 29, 2018 Chin-Loy Chang Awards for Aboriginal Students Application
Chin-Loy Chang Awards for Caribbean Students
To be eligible for this award, students must:
- Be registered as an Undergraduate, Full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing
- Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form
- Self-identify as Caribbean
- A written statement (500 words maximum) illustrating what being a Caribbean person means to them and how they plan to use this award toward their future success at Ryerson.
October 29, 2018 Chin-Loy Chang Awards for Caribbean Students Application
Chin-Loy Chang Awards for First Generation Students
To be eligible for this award, students must:
- Be registered as an Undergraduate, Full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing
- Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form
- Have parents that have not attended post-secondary studies in or outside Canada, at any time or in any program
- A written statement (500 words maximum) illustrating what being a First Generation student means to them and how they plan to use this award toward their future success at Ryerson.
October 29, 2018 Chin-Loy Chang Awards for First Generation Students Application
Dan McIntyre Human Rights Award
For undergraduate degree students who have demonstrated a commitment to human rights and justice reform through community service involvement; demonstrated financial need.
Winter 2019 Coming soon!

Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards
The Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards recognize graduating students who have made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions to their school or academic program department, their faculty, or to Ryerson University as a whole. The awards acknowledge and encourage student participation in university affairs. Members of the Ryerson community – students, faculty, staff or alumni – are welcome to submit nominations.

To be eligibility for this award:

  • Students who have graduated in Fall 2018 or are graduating in Spring 2019 (the current academic year)*
  • In a full-time or part-time Ryerson degree program*
  • Clear academic standing (1.67 CGPA) at the time of nomination*

* Exception applies to Programs for 50+ members nominated for the Faculty-wide award

Winter 2019
Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards Nomination Form

Errol Aspevig Undergraduate Award 
This award recognizes a student whose third year academic performance is outstanding and whose understanding and of her/his studies is significantly enriched by a grasp of such broader intellectual contexts such as culture, history, science, the environment, and/or others the student might choose.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at Ryerson University
  • Have clear academic standing
  • At the time of award selection be enrolled in their last year of study
  • Have a minimum 3.00 Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) in each of the first four semesters of their full-time program
  • Have a 3.67 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) at the end of 5th and 6th semester
  • Have carried a full time (four billing units) course load in 5th and 6th semesters
  • Written statement (maximum 1,000 words) reflecting on their studies in a broader intellectual context, such as culture, history, science, the environment, and/or any other context the student might choose. To enhance reflections, the student might wish to refer to related readings they have done, or to other relevant interests, activities, or achievements they might have.
  • One letter of support from a faculty member
  • The endorsement of the Chair/Director of the student's Department/School
October 15, 2018 Errol Aspevig Undergraduate Award Application

FCCP Mental Health Resilience Award
This award aims to celebrate the academic and personal achievements of students with mental health challenges.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Enrolled in a full-time or part-time undergraduate degree program at Ryerson University
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 1.67
  • Be in clear academic standing
  • Be a student in 2nd, 3rd , or 4th year of their program
  • Have been registered and taking courses in the previous academic year
  • Submit a (approximately 500 words) written statement describing their mental health challenges; their efforts to overcome such challenges in order to continue with their post-secondary studies; and examples of personal and academic achievements and successes
October 15, 2018 FCCP Mental Health Resilience Award Application
Founder's Scholarship
To be eligible a student must be officially registered in one of Ryerson's undergraduate part-time degree programs, must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.50, and must show evidence of activities over and above studies, i.e., family or University involvement, community activities and/or overcoming difficult circumstances to remain in school.
April 1, 2019
Coming soon!

Frances Gatto Memorial Award for Academic Achievement
The Frances Gatto Memorial Award for Academic Achievement honours undergraduate students who are not eligible to receive an entrance scholarship in their first year, but at the end of year one have achieved a minimum cumulative grade average (CGPA ) of 3.67 or higher.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registered as an undergraduate full time student at Ryerson University
  • Have Clear Academic Standing
  • Achieve a minimum 3.67 CGPA at the end of their first year (based on minimum 80% course load fall and winter terms)
  • Be enrolled to continue in their second year of the same program
  • Demonstrate financial need, determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget form
  • Not a previous recipient of this award and/or renewable first year entrance award
Fall 2018 No Application Required

George Vari Award for Good Citizenship
To recognize students who have made outstanding extracurricular contributions to university life, to their school or academic department, or to Ryerson as a whole.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in a program of study leading to a Ryerson degree and having completed at least one full year of study at Ryerson
  • Be a Canadian citizen; a Permanent Resident; or a Protected Person
  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Have clear academic standing
  • Have a minimum 3.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through completion of a detailed budget submission
  • A written statement (maximum 1,000 words) outlining their extra-curricular contribution to university life, to their school or academic department, or to Ryerson University as a whole
  • One letter of support attesting to the student's citizenship activities written by a Ryerson faculty or staff member
October 15, 2018 George Vari Award for Good Citizenship Application

Governor General’s Medal
The SILVER medal is awarded to the undergraduate who achieves the highest academic standing upon graduation from a bachelor degree program. The GOLD medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest academic standing at the graduate level. Learn more about this award on the Governor General's website.

N/A No Application Required

Hispanic/Latino Student Awards Program
These awards will provide financial support toward the undergraduate studies of Hispanic/Latino students. This award is renewable if the conditions are met.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Must self identify as Hispanic/Latino (racialized community)
  • Have been accepted and registered as a first year Undergraduate, Full-time student at Ryerson University
  • Have clear academic standing
  • Be registered as a domestic student
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or a Protected Person
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through submission of a Student Budget Form
  • Submit a written statement (250 word maximum) on how the student will benefit from receiving this award, the benefits of mentoring and how accessing the mentorship resources at Ryerson will assist in their academic endeavours.
October 15, 2018
Hispanic/Latino Student Renewable Awards Application
John Austin Leadership Award
To be eligible for this award, students must: Be registered as an Undergraduate, full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form Meet a minimum CGPA of 2.33 Identify as 2SLGTBQ2+ Submit a written statement (maximum 500 words) - describing their leadership qualities outside the classroom - on the Ryerson Campus or externally
October 15, 2018 John Austin Leadership Award Application
Kiki Maniatakos Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program and have a clear academic standing. There will be one scholarship for achieving the highest grade in Musicology (MUS300) and one scholarship for achieving the highest grade in Popular Music and Culture (MUS505).
Fall 2018 Faculty of Arts - Funding and Awards
Marwah Family Award for First Generation Students
To be eligible for this award, students must: Be registered as an Undergraduate, Full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing; Be a first generation student where parents have not attended post-secondary studies in or outside Canada, at any time or in any program; Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form; Meet a minimum CGPA of 2.33. Submission of a written statement on what being a first generation student means to them and their family and how the student will benefit from receiving this award (maximum 500 words). One time award - 10 annual awards of $5,000 each
October 15, 2018 Marwah Family Award for First Generation Students Application
Michael H. Lawee Memorial Award
To be eligible for this award, students must: Be registered as an Undergraduate or Graduate, Full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing Be enrolled in a STEM defined program of study (check application for designated STEM programs) Be enrolled in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th and/or graduating year of their degree program Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form Have graduated from a secondary school within the City of Toronto Those students who meet all eligibility conditions will be ultimately chosen based on the ten highest CGPAs
October 15, 2018 Michael H. Lawee Memorial Award Application

Michelle Monkhouse Memorial Award
The award was created to honour the legacy of a talented young woman who had a passion for equestrian riding; who possessed an excellent academic ability in university studies, and who willingly and selflessly helped others achieve their goals.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be a Canadian citizen; a Permanent Resident; or a Protected Person
  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Be registered as a full-time undergraduate student in a program of study leading to a Ryerson degree
  • Have a clear academic standing
  • Have a minimum 3.33 (B+) Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
October 15, 2018 Michelle Monkhouse Memorial Award Application
Northside Hip Hop Archive / Fantastic Voyage Radio Show Award
To be eligible for this award, students must: Be registered as an Undergraduate, Full-time or Part-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing; Be enrolled in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th and/or graduating year of their degree program; Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form; Identify as a racialized Black person. 250-word statement including how they identify as racially Black and their experiences related to Black music and the scene in Toronto. Be engaged in the Toronto Black music scene as a dj, radio host, producer or in another formal capacity that contributes to the scene beyond being an audience member Submit two letters of reference discussing the candidate’s potential or previous achievement. Letters can be from team members, supporters, collaborators or professors. Audio samples may also be submitted.
October 15, 2018 Northside Hip Hop Archive / Fantastic Voyage Radio Show Award Application
Ontario First Generation Bursary
Open to first-generation students (a first generation student is an individual whose parents have not attended postsecondary studies full-time or part-time, in or outside Canada, at any time or in any program) who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree; currently enrolled in first, second, third or fourth year of their program; Canadian citizens or permanent residents; Ontario residents; demonstrate financial need.
October 15, 2018
Ontario First Generation Bursary Application

Pride Award for Diversity and Inclusion
The Pride Award for Diversity and Inclusion recognizes an undergraduate student for their work in the areas of LGBTQ+ that has contributed to community belonging, diversity and inclusion.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registered as an Undergraduate, Full time/Part Time Student at Ryerson University
  • Have Clear Academic Standing
  • Written statement (approximately 500 words) that highlights their work in the areas of LGBTQ+ and how it has contributed to community belonging, diversity and inclusion
October 15, 2018
Pride Award for Diversity and Inclusion Application
Ryerson Black Faculty and Staff Community Network Award for Student Leadership
To be eligible for this award, students must: Be registered as an Undergraduate, Graduate or Continuing Education, Full-time or Part-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing Identify as a Black person Not be a previous recipient of this award Submit a written statement (maximum 500 word) describing the impact of their community leadership both on and off Ryerson campus
October 15, 2018 Ryerson Black Faculty and Staff Community Network Award for Student Leadership Application
Ryerson Faculty Association Scholarships
Ryerson Faculty Association awards annual scholarships to acknowledge the efforts of students who maintain academic proficiency, and demonstrate a commitment to Social Justice and/or Labour Relations, both on- and off-campus; students must be registered in a full-time or part-time degree program, must maintain a minimum 3.00 CGPA, have a clear academic standing, and have completed at least 50% of the curriculum.
TBD  Coming soon!
Ryerson Gold Medals
The Ryerson University Gold Medal is the University's highest honour, awarded to students with outstanding academic achievement combined with outstanding involvement with the University, their profession, and/or the community. All full-time and part-time students graduating in either the fall or spring of an academic year are eligible for nomination. The awards are presented to one student from each Faculty during the Spring Convocation ceremonies. Students are nominated for this award by their academic Program Departments.
N/A No Application Required
Ryerson Students' Union Emergency Grant
The Ryerson Students' Union (RSU) provides an emergency bursary program which offers short-term assistance to students in severe financial need. Eligible students are able to receive a grant of up to $500. In order to be eligible for the grant a student must be a member of the Ryerson Students' Union. Members are those currently registered in a full-time undergraduate or graduate studies program at Ryerson University. This emergency grant is administered by RSU.
Spring 2019 Details: Ryerson's Students' Union

Ryerson University Alumni Association Award
This award will recognize students who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to furthering and enhancing Ryerson's relationship with the external community.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident or a Protected Person
  • Be an Ontario resident
  • Be officially enrolled in a full time undergraduate degree program at Ryerson University
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 2.0
  • Be in clear academic standing
  • Financial need as determined by Ryerson University through completion of a detailed budget submission in accordance with OTSS guidelines.
  • Provide a written statement (approximately 500 words) outlining his/her participation and involvement in the community to enhance Ryerson's relationship with the external community and what it means to them
  • One letter of reference from either an external or Ryerson community member in support of the student's interest and commitment as outlined in the letter
October 15, 2018 Ryerson University Alumni Award Application (RUAA)

Sheila (Angus) Cecchetto Award
This award financially assists a student in their second, third or fourth year at Ryerson University who has achieved the required academic standing while contributing to and/or participating in the Ryerson University Community.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be a full-time student in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of any program at Ryerson University (completed at least one full year of study)
  • Have a clear academic standing at the time of application;
  • Have a minimum 2.50 CGPA;
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through completion of a detailed budget submission.
  • Submit a (maximum 500 word) written statement highlighting sustained involvement and/or dedication to the Ryerson University Community and why it is important to them
  • Two letters of support from Ryerson faculty or staff members, or community leaders
October 15, 2018
Sheila (Angus) Cecchetto Award Application

SLC SEAL Team Student Engagement and Leadership Award
The SLC SEAL Team award is to recognize students who have showcased high levels of student engagement and leadership across Ryerson University while maintaining academic excellence.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be registered as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at Ryerson University
  • Have maintained a clear academic standing
  • Recipients from past years are eligible to apply, with no limitation on the number of years any one student can receive providing their application includes new and relevant examples since the last awarding
  • Current SEAL members are not eligible to apply if they are selected to be a member of the Award Selection Committee
  • A cover letter (approximately 500 words) or a video (1-2 minutes) outlining how they have exemplified student engagement and leadership at Ryerson University. The selection committee will be looking for examples of how their actions have directly contributed to, and how it enhanced the Ryerson community, student experience, and enhancing Ryerson’s reputation. The recipients will have demonstrated how they have brought about change with genuine impact by way of their great ideas taking shape.
  • Peer reference letter (approximately 500 words) or a video (1-2 minutes) outlining the applicant’s impact on creating excellent student experience. Providing first-hand / personal experiences as to how the peer was positively impacted.
October 15, 2018 SLC SEAL Team Student Engagement and Leadership Award
Sumaya Dalmar Award
To be eligible for this award, students must: Be registered as an Undergraduate full-time or part-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing; Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form; Meet a minimum CGPA of 3.00; Identify as a trans and racialized person Provide a written statement about why this award is meaningful to them, and detail their community engagement on and off campus (approximately 250 words).
October 15, 2018 Sumaya Dalmar Award Application
Viola Desmond Student Bursary
To be eligible for this award, students must:
  • Be registered in a degree or certificate program as a full-time or part-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing
  • Self Identify as a Black, African, African-Canadian female
  • Have a minimum 2.00 CGPA
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form
  • Submit a (maximum 500 word) written statement explaining why you deserve the award, your involvement in school, community, interests/hobbies, what your values and goals are, and how you have/will navigate the Canadian Educational System and culture as you pursue your studies at Ryerson
  • Submit two (2) reference letters. One from a Ryerson faculty member and one from a character reference (non-relative)
October 15, 2018 Viola Desmond Student Bursary Application
W. H. Bouck Memorial Award/J. D. Hague Memorial Award
This award is open to students enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program; must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, and must be residents of Ontario; be enrolled in a minimum 80% course load per term (4 units per term); achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and a clear academic standing; demonstrate financial need; and must demonstrate involvement in volunteer work and/or community involvement.
Winter 2019 Coming soon!

The Whitmer Trudel Award for Academic Excellence in STEM
The Whitmer Trudel Award for Academic Excellence in STEM honours a student in any year of a science, technology, engineering or math related program (as determined by Ryerson University), for their academic achievement, commitment and interest to the study of STEM.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Registered as an Undergraduate, Full time student at Ryerson University
  • Have Clear Academic Standing
  • Achieve a minimum of 3.33 CGPA in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math related program
  • Not a recipient of the Whitmer Trudel Entrance Award for Academic Excellence in STEM or the Whitmer Trudel First year Award for Academic Excellence in STEM
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Ryerson University through submission of a Student Budget Form
  • Submit a written statement (approx. 500 words) on your interest and aspirations/goals in STEM
October 15, 2018 The Whitmer Trudel Award for Academic Excellence in STEM Application

Women in Leadership Student Award
The Women in Leadership Student Award was created to provide a yearly award to a female student who demonstrates good academic standing, social activism and involvement with student group life at Ryerson.

To be eligible for this award:

  • Be registered as a Full-time Undergraduate student at Ryerson University
  • Have clear academic standing
  • Identify as Female
  • Written statement (250-500 words) outlining their voluntary leadership contributions. The value of the student’s contribution and the effect that they have had on campus life will be evaluated. The letter should list a maximum of 5 key contributions by the student towards the improvement of the quality of life of students, encouragement of fellow students to become involved and/or a contribution to the sense of community at Ryerson.
October 15, 2018 Women in Leadership Award Application
Additional Categories

Awards by Special Categories are open to all current Ryerson University students who are aboriginal students, international students, student athletes, students with disabilities, or students applying for the Ontario Bridging Participation Assistance Program. For detailed information/eligibility criteria or to print a copy of an application, click on the PDF link in the Application Required column beside the award you are interested in.

Scholarship
Name
Deadline Application
Required
Ann and Bill Mackay Entrance Award for Aboriginal Students in Recognition of Joanne Dallaire, Ryerson's First Elder
To be eligible for this award, students must be registered as full-time or part-time undergraduate students at Ryerson University in the first year of their program and have a clear academic standing. Must be a mature student (be 21 years of age or older by December 31 of the year in which you begin studies, have been away from formal education for at least two years). Must submit a statement (up to 1000 words) on why they have entered into their current program at Ryerson and what they hope to accomplish from it.
November 12, 2018 Aboriginal Student Services
Ann and Bill Mackay Entrance Scholarship for Aboriginal Students in Recognition of Monica McKay, Founding Director of Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be high school students entering as full-time or part-time undergraduate students at Ryerson University and have a clear academic standing. Must be of Aboriginal Ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Metis, non-Status, Status, Indigenous). The aboriginal student with the highest incoming average (Grade 12 marks) will receive the scholarship.
November 12, 2018 Aboriginal Student Services
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships 
For traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, international students, students with disabilities & aboriginal students; minimum 1.67 CGPA; demonstrated financial need.
October 15, 2018
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships Application Form
Chin-Loy Chang Awards for Aboriginal Students
To be eligible for this award, students must:
- Be registered as an Undergraduate, Full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing
- Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form
- Self-identify as an Aboriginal person (including First Nations [Status/Non-Status], Metis, or Inuit cultural and/or ancestral background)
- A written statement (500 words maximum) illustrating what being an Aboriginal person means to them and how they plan to use this award toward their future success at Ryerson.
October 29, 2018 The Chin-Loy Chang Awards for Aboriginal Students Application
Frank H. Hori Award for Aboriginal Students
To be eligible for this award, a student must be officially enrolled and attending classes in any full-time undergraduate degree program or graduate studies program, or post-graduate program; must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a protected person; must self-identify as an Aboriginal person (including First Nations [Status/Non-Status], Metis, or Inuit cultural and/or ancestral background); must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 or higher and a clear academic standing; must demonstrate financial need through completion of a detailed budget submission; and must provide a written statement/essay (1200 word maximum) describing their connection to their Aboriginal community.
November 12, 2018
Aboriginal Student Services
Indigenous Student Bursary
This bursary is provided to Indigenous students with financial need who are attending postsecondary programs and/or training programs at either Ontario publicly-assisted colleges and universities or approved Indigenous postsecondary education and training institutions.
January 25, 2019 Aboriginal Student Services
INDSPIRE
Post-Secondary Education awards

*Must provide proof of Aboriginal Ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Metis, non-Status, Status) as well as proof of student status.
Deadlines vary. See website for more information. Indspire Website
Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary
For students who self-identify as Metis; are residents of Ontario; must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents; demonstrate financial need; satisfactory academic performance. Students may apply for and receive the bursary on an annual basis until they have completed their studies.
November 15, 2018
Aboriginal Student Services - Bursary and Scholarship
Rabbi Abraham Silverstein Aboriginal Student Award
Up to $1900

The award is open to a Status, Non-Status, Metis or Inuit student entering the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree program, with final high school grades of 80% or better; demonstrated financial need. The award is renewable. (Mature students entering their first year of a 4 year program will be considered for this award if no suitable qualifying direct-entry students apply).
November 12, 2018 Aboriginal Student Services
Ryerson Faculty Association - Aboriginal Student Award
To be eligible students must be of Aboriginal Ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Metis, non-Status, Status), must have a good academic record, maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.50, must be studying at Ryerson full or part-time, and must write an essay. Awards will be awarded to one undergraduate student and one graduate student.
November 12, 2018
Aboriginal Student Services
Scholarship
Name
Deadline Application
Required
BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships
For traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, international students, students with disabilities & aboriginal students; minimum 1.67 CGPA; demonstrated financial need.
October 15, 2018 BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships Application Form
Chin-Loy Chang Awards for Caribbean Students
To be eligible for this award, students must:
- Be registered as an Undergraduate, Full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing
- Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form Self-identify as Caribbean
- A written statement (500 words maximum) illustrating what being a Caribbean person means to them and how they plan to use this award toward their future success at Ryerson.
October 29, 2018 Chin-Loy Chang Awards for Caribbean Students Application
Salad King International Student Award
To be eligible for these awards students must be registered as full-time undergraduate or graduate students at Ryerson University and have a clear academic standing. Applicants must be full-time international students holding a valid study permit. These awards are for students in the upper year of their program (second year or higher, or graduate students). Students must be currently enrolled in courses (includes students participating in Co-op).
TBD International Student Support - Salad King International Student Awards
Scotiabank International Student Scholarship
Based on the agreement with Scotiabank, this scholarship is for upper-year full-time undergraduate international students with a strong academic achievement.
N/A International Student Support - Scotiabank International Scholarship
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The Professional Master's Diploma (PMD) Bursary
The Professional Master's Diploma (PMD) Bursary is available for students enrolled in any PMD program who demonstrates financial need with their direct educational expenses. Limited funding is available and the maximum amount for each student bursary is $1,000.
2018/2019 academic year, pending funding Professional Master's Diploma Bursary Application
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Brian Segal Award
The Brian Segal Award recognizes students who have on a voluntary basis made an outstanding contribution to the cultural and/or athletic life of Ryerson University.

To be eligible for this award:
  • Registration as a full-time undergraduate student in a program of study leading to a Ryerson degree
  • Completion of at least one full year of study at Ryerson
  • Students may only receive one Brian Segal Award in their academic career at Ryerson
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
  • A summary of volunteer contributions (activities for which ‘fair’ remuneration is given, i.e. part-time employment outside and within Ryerson, summer jobs, tutorial service, student and teaching assistants, etc., while commendable will not be considered) including the years participated, to show how their Ryerson extracurricular activities have contributed to their own individual development
  • Three (3) letters of support from members of the Ryerson Community, one of whom must be a faculty member demonstrating outstanding contribution to the cultural and/or athletic life of Ryerson
October 15, 2018 Brian Segal Award Application
Devon Lord Brooks First Year Athletic Award
To be eligible for this award a student must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a protected person; be an Ontario resident; must demonstrate financial need; have received an offer of enrolment into an undergraduate program at Ryerson University; have achieved a minimum 80% overall average in the final year of high school, based on the best 6 Ontario grade 12 U/M courses; be an active participant in good standing on a Canadian Interuniversity Sport or Ontario University Athletics team at Ryerson University; must submit a 250 word essay describing the role athletics has played in their development and that demonstrates how they have or will contribute to enhancing their community.
TBD Contact Suzanne Fenerty at suzanne1.fenerty@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000 ext. 3062
Devon Lord Brooks Athletic Award
To be eligible for this award a student must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a protected person; be an Ontario resident; must demonstrate financial need; must be a full-time undergraduate or a full-time graduate student registered at Ryerson University with a minimum CGPA of 2.67 or higher and have a clear academic standing; be an active participant in good standing on a Canadian Interuniversity Sport or Ontario University Athletics team at Ryerson University; must submit a 250 word essay describing the role athletics has played in their development and that demonstrates how they have or will contribute to enhancing their community.
TBD Contact Suzanne Fenerty at suzanne1.fenerty@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000 ext. 3062
Jet Ice Hockey Award of Excellence
To be eligible for this award a student must be a Ryerson full-time program student playing for the Men's Varsity Hockey Team at Ryerson University, must achieve a CGPA of 2.67 (for returning undergraduate students) and 80% (for first year undergraduate students) or higher, and must demonstrate financial need through submission of a detailed Budget Form. Must submit a maximum 500 word statement highlighting their current or future involvement and/or dedication to the Ryerson University community (at the University/School or Program level).
TBD Contact Athletics at 416-979-5340
Kavanagh Family Hockey Awards
To be eligible for this award, students must: Be registered as an Undergraduate or Graduate full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing; Be a player on the Women's or Men's varsity hockey team; If entering from secondary school, have an admission average of at least 80% - for all 1st year students; Meet a minimum CGPA of 2.67 - for all current students. Written Statement - 500 Words on how they demonstrate sportsmanship on and off the court to teammates, coaches and opponents. The recipient will be selected based on athletic ability, commitment to community and the team by the coaching staff.
TBD Contact Suzanne Fenerty at suzanne1.fenerty@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000 ext. 3062
The #RamsTalk Mental Health Resilience and Support Award Criteria
To be eligible for this award, students must: Be registered as an Undergraduate, Full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing; Be enrolled in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of their program at Ryerson University; Be a member of a varsity or club team within Ryerson Athletics. Written Statement: Submit a 500 word written statement describing their mental health challenges; their efforts to overcome such challenges in order to continue with their sport and post-secondary studies; and examples of personal, athletic and academic achievements and successes OR Submit a 500 word written statement describing how they supported someone with mental health challenges, their efforts to overcome such challenges to continue with their sport and post-secondary studies; and examples of personal, athletic and academic achievements and successes.
TBD Contact Suzanne Fenerty at suzanne1.fenerty@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000 ext. 3062
The Richardson Family Award
To be eligible for this award, students must: Be registered as an Undergraduate, Full-time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing; Be a member of the Ryerson Rams Men's Hockey Team; Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form; Meet a minimum CGPA of 2.67. Written Statement- Please describe how you have positively impacted campus and community life at Ryerson (approximately 250 words). Reference Letter from a member of the Ryerson community (coach or faculty) highlighting the individual’s athletic performance, academic achievement, and impact on the community at large.  
TBD Contact Suzanne Fenerty at suzanne1.fenerty@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000 ext. 3062
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BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships
For traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, international students, students with disabilities & aboriginal students; minimum 1.67 CGPA; demonstrated financial need.
October 15, 2018 BMO Financial Group Diversity Scholarships Application Form

CFPFP Fund for Students with Physical Disabilities
To be eligible for this award, students must:

  • Be registered as an Undergraduate or Continuing Education, Full time or Part Time student at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by Ryerson University, through submission of a Student Budget Form
  • Identify as a person with a physical disability
  • Submit a written statement (approximately 250 words) describing how these funds will help you achieve success at Ryerson
October 15, 2018 CFPFP Fund for Students with Physical Disabilities Application

Harriet Stairs Award
Up to $1188

  • Be officially enrolled in the Criminology or Social Work undergraduate degree program, in second, third or fourth year.
  • Be enrolled in 3 units or higher per term.
  • Officially registered with Academic Accommodation Support.
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be an Ontario resident.
  • Have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 and a clear academic standing.
  • Demonstrate financial need through submission of a detailed budget form.
  • Submit a letter which outlines academic and career aspirations, and how the receipt of this award might assist in achieving their goals.
October 15, 2018
Harriet Stairs Award Application Form
External Awards

Many groups, organizations, companies and foundations offer external awards to students attending postsecondary institutions. Please use the following search engines to assist you in researching external awards:

While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, Ryerson University does not accept liability for any inaccuracies in the information provided and no responsibility for the content of the linked websites. Students should confirm award details and deadline dates by visiting the websites directly.