Up to $5,000 each for up to two recipients
Number of Awards Available
One to two recipients annually
At the time of application, an applicant must:
Application & Nomination Procedure
Each applicant must ensure that a complete application package (including their referee's letter) is provided to their graduate unit by the unit's application deadline.
A completed application will include all of the following items (no other supporting documentation will be accepted):
Completed and signed University-Wide Awards application form (including the Financial Need Assessment section);
Original or certified copies of official transcripts from all universities attended in the last two years of full-time studies or if the student has competed two years of graduate studies at the time of application, the student must include transcripts for all graduate studies;
ACORN print-outs are sufficient for the U of T transcript;
Certification/validation may be performed by the graduate unit. If the graduate unit is not able to certify/validate a transcript, it is each applicant's responsibility to obtain and provide within their application package an original official transcript that was issued by the appropriate institution
Grading legends must be provided with every transcript. Copies of unofficial transcripts from other institutions will not be accepted. Transcripts should not be separately mailed to the Graduate Awards Office
One copy of resume
Statement detailing applicant's demonstrated leadership and contributions to graduate student life at the University of Toronto
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).
*The letter must clearly state the referee's name and contact information
Note: As per the external selection committee's schedule, recipient(s) of this award will be selected and notified in November.
Each applicant may contact their graduate unit to determine the application deadline for this competition as well as to which email address all of their application materials must be submitted.
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