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Graduate Social Work awards

Ryerson offers many different awards and scholarships to acknowledge students’ achievements, facilitate their education and promote their success.

Full details on graduate student awards can be found at Ryerson scholarships and awards and FCS awards and grants.

Deadline to apply: Friday, October 12, 2018 at 2 p.m.

How to apply: Email your application to swapplication@ryerson.ca. Include your student number and "2018-2019 MSW Student Award Application" in the email subject line. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Awards ceremony: Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1 p.m. Location TBD.

Anti Oppression Master in Social Work Award

The Anti Oppression Master in Social Work Award will be awarded upon admission to one graduate student enrolled in Ryerson's Master of Social Work Program with a demonstrated commitment to anti oppressive social work practice.

Value: Up to $750

Award criteria: To be eligible for this award, applicants must demonstrate their proven commitment to anti oppressive social work practice through either paid or voluntary (or both) experience in the social work field.

Supporting documents: A completed application must include:

  • Cover letter outlining your demonstrated commitment to the field of social work.
  • Letter of support from a professional in your field to acknowledge your contribution and commitment to anti oppressive social work practice (i.e. field educator, supervisor).
  • Academic transcript.
  • Resume.
The Harry Newman Graduate Scholarship

This awards provide financial assistance and recognizes the academic achievement of student(s) in the Master of Social Work program.

Value: Up to $750 (amount may vary annually)

Award criteria: Awarded to Master of Social Work student(s) who:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers Graduate Award in Trauma Recovery

To provide financial assistance and to recognize the academic achievement of a graduating/newly graduated Master of Social Work student who has accepted employment in the field of accident related trauma recovery, supporting individuals and families throughout their rehabilitation and recovery process and adjustment to life following accident trauma.

Priority will be awarded to a student who secured employment in the field of accident related trauma recovery, in one of the following capacities: hospital trauma center, in-patient rehabilitation facility, or community based agency specializing in accident related trauma recovery.

Award criteria:

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • Have accepted employment in the accident-related trauma recovery field (as defined above).
  • Be graduating at the upcoming fall convocation ceremony OR have graduated at the previous spring convocation ceremony.
  • Be graduating OR have graduated with a minimum CGPA of 3.00.

Graduate students interested in crisis and trauma recovery with families may also be considered.

Supporting documents:

Complete applications must include: 

  • A one-page personal statement that demonstrates your commitment to the field of trauma recovery and to working in a rehabilitation and health care environment. Be clear in showing how your work/commitment fits within the context of trauma; you may want to provide a brief definition of trauma within the context of your practice.
  • An up-to-date resume.
  • Confirmation of employment by your current or future employer.

Application deadline:

October 31st of each year.

Application process:

Submit your application directly to Milene Ferreira, Graduate Program Administrator, via email at mferreir@ryerson.ca.

In the subject line, include your first name and last name, along with the following text: "Application for Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers Graduate Award".

Award presentation:

The School of Social Work presents this award annually at the School of Social Work Awards Ceremony. The award recipient will be notified before the award presentation.