The CCDI Fiftieth Anniversary First Families Award (OSOTF)

​​​​​​​​​​​Donor

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)

Value

Up to $3,000.00

Number of Awards Available

One recipient annually

Eligibility Criteria

At the time of application, an applicant must:

  • Be a domestic graduate student (Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person)

  • Be registered full-time and will maintain full-time registration throughout the academic year immediately following the current competition


  • ​Be writing a research paper on one of the following two topics:

    • ​​​Exploration of issues related to cultural diversity identifying prejudice

    • Exploring its incidence and/or mode for its elimination
  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Demonstrate academic merit
    • Have achieved at least A- ("A-" = 80%)​ or equivalent in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); 
      • ROSI print-out is sufficient for the U of T transcript. Each applicant must also provide a copy of their previous institution’s official transcript; this copy may be obtained upon request from the applicant's U of T graduate unit
    • Or if the student has completed two years of graduate studies, the student must only demonstrate an overall average of at least A- ("A-" = 80%) or equivalent on all graduate courses completed.
      • ROSI print-out is sufficient for the U of T transcript; in this case, a copy of the previous institution’s transcript is not required

Preference is given to research relevant to the Canadian experience.

Application & Nomination Procedure

  1. University-Wide Awards application form

  2. Completed financial need assessment section within the application form​

  3. Transcript(s), as per above

  4. One copy of resumé/CV

  5. One-page plan of study/research proposal in non-technical language; the introduction must state how the applicant's research meets this award's research criteria

  6. One letter of reference addressing the applicant’s academic merit from an academic supervisor/advisor or a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s academic work (one page maximum).

Note: The donor organization requests for its library a copy of the award recipient’s final paper or thesis, which it may distribute through one of its publications.  

Deadline

Each applicant may contact their graduate unit for the exact application deadline.​

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