Prof. Master's Awards

Donna Hayden Memorial Fellowship

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 provide support to registered, full-time graduate students who, during the course of their program, experience an unforeseen, financial emergency which impacts their ability to continue. The Emergency Grant cannot serve as a general source of funding or make up for a shortage in OSAP and other funding necessary to pursue graduate studies. The Emergency Grant can provide short-term financial relief to students in an immediate crisis caused by an unforeseen situation and/or unexpected expenses due to COVID-19 . Students requesting an SGS Emergency Grant are expected to meet with a member of the SGS Financial Advising Team to review the grant application and financial need assessment process.

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 campus summer athletic membership or program 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 $128 to apply towards the cost of their purchase to access either in-person or on-line programs through a campus athletic facility.

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 and UTSC students are asked to visit the UTSC Graduate Education website for information and direct questions to

University-Wide Awards

Approximately 21 awards with individual criteria are available within the ​​SGS University-Wide Awards competition.​ Applicants must meet the award specific eligibility criteria, as outlined within each award description (see table of awards below).