University-Wide Award: Agnes M. Ireland Award (OSOTF)

Award Overview

Eligibility

At the time of application, an applicant must:

  • Be a female graduate student
  • Be within one year of having completed an undergraduate honours degree in the Faculty of Arts & Science or Medicine or equivalent faculty at another institution (e.g., must have obtained this degree between June 2019 and June 2020 for the 2020 competition)​
  • Be commencing the first year of a full-time graduate program at U of T in Fall of the competition year and will maintain full-time registration throughout the academic year immediately following the current competition​
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person, under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada)
  • Be a resident of Ontario, as defined by OSOTF requirements​​ (see Need Based/OSOTF Awards section of University-Wide Awards web page)
  • Demonstrate financial need ​- through the completion of an SGS Financial Need Assessment form
  • Demonstrate academic merit – have achieved at least A- (or equivalent) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); or if the student has competed two years of graduate studies at the time of application, the student must only demonstrate an overall average of at least A- (or equivalent) on all graduate courses completed
Note: Recipients must maintain full-time registration throughout the academic year immediately following the current competition.

Application Process

The Agnes M. Ireland Award (OSOTF) is one of the endowed awards within the SGS University-Wide Awards competition. Review the full Application Process on the University Wide Awards web page.

Each applicant must ensure that a complete application package (including their referee’s letter) is provided to their graduate unit by the unit’s specified deadline.

Application Package

A completed application will include all of the following items (no other supporting documentation will be accepted):

  1. Completed and signed University-Wide Awards application form;
  2. 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
  3. One copy of resumé / CV;
  4. 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); letter must clearly state the referee’s name and contact information; and
  5. If applying for an award that requires the demonstration of financial need, a completed and signed SGS Financial Need Assessment form must be included.

Additional Info

Donor:  Estate of Agnes M. Ireland