University-Wide Award: Scace Graduate Fellowship

Award Overview


At the time of application, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of South Africa or the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
  • Be a domestic or international graduate student
  • Be registered full-time
  • 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 Scace Graduate Fellowship 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. A photocopy of relevant documentation as applicant’s proof of citizenship from South Africa or the United Kingdom (e.g., passport);
  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

Donors: Arthur and Susan Scace