Prof. Master's Awards
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. Since 1975, the OGS program has been providing merit-based scholarships to Ontario’s best graduate students in all disciplines of academic study. The scholarship program at U of T is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and the University of Toronto. The Province allocates OGS awards to universities specifying the number of awards that each may offer to their students annually.
SGS Emergency Grant
The SGS Emergency Grant program aims to assist registered, full-time graduate students who have encountered an unforeseen, urgent, and/or serious financial emergency during the course of their program. The Emergency Grant is not intended to replace or make up a shortfall in OSAP, other funding sources or serve as routine or long-term support, but aims to provide short-term, immediate relief during a financial crisis and/or unexpected expenses due to COVID-19. Students submitting an SGS Emergency Grant are expected to meet with a member of the SGS Financial Advising Team to review the application.
SGS Emergency Loan
The SGS Emergency Loan alleviates temporary cash flow problems for students who are expecting the release of funds in the near future (i.e., 30 to 120 days) from employment (U of T internal), a major award instalment, OSAP (Ontario Students’ Assistance Program), teaching assistantship, or research assistantship payment, etc.
SGS Summer Gym Bursary
With an aim to foster holistic health and wellness of graduate students, the SGS Summer Gym Bursary offers students a reimbursement for up to 100% of their on-campus summer athletic membership fees. The SGS Summer Gym Bursary is open to registered professional and research stream graduate students. Participating facilities include Hart House Fitness Centre and Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE) athletic facilities.
With the SGS Summer Gym Bursary, students will receive a maximum reimbursement of $80.15 to apply towards their summer membership purchased to access both in-person and on-line programs through a campus athletic facility. In other words, students will be fully reimbursed for a May-August summer gym membership at Hart House and receive up to $80.15 towards the cost of a full or partial summer membership purchased at KPE.
UTM or UTSC graduate students interested in accessing summer athletic programs and services are asked to inquire locally about possible bursaries. UTM students may contact firstname.lastname@example.org and UTSC students are asked to visit the University of Toronto’s Graduate Education website for information and direct questions to email@example.com.
Approximately 20 awards with individual eligibility criteria and values are available within the SGS University-Wide Awards competition. Applicants must meet all award specific eligibility criteria required, as outlined within each award description (review list with links in the Application Process section below).