The UTFA Al Miller Memorial Award (OSOTF)


Various donors


Up to $5,000 each for up to two recipients

Number of Awards Available

One to two recipients 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 in any doctoral or doctoral-stream program and will maintain full-time registration throughout the academic year immediately following the current competition

  • 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 students who have demonstrated leadership related to, or mad​e a significant contribution to graduate student life.

​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. Statement detailing applicant's demonstrated leadership and contributions to graduate student life at the University of Toronto

  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: 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 for the exact application deadline.

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