University-Wide Award: Hungarian Helicon Foundation (Ontario) Graduate Award (OSOTF)
- Award Category: Admission Awards, Doctoral Awards, In-Course Awards, Master's Awards, University-Wide Awards
- Student Deadline : Date set by graduate unit
- Application Dates : Winter
- Value & Duration : Up to $3,000: one to two recipients annually
- Level of Study : Doctoral, Master’s
- Required Legal Status : Domestic
At the time of application, an applicant must:
- Be pursuing advanced studies in any aspect of Hungarian studies (e.g. Hungarian language, literature, ethnology, culture, history or society)
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person, under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), at the time of application
- Be a resident of Ontario, as defined by OSOTF requirements (see Need Based/OSOTF Awards section of University-Wide Awards web page)
- Be either a currently registered student in a U of T graduate degree program or have accepted an offer of admission to a full-time U of T graduate degree program (commencing September or January immediately following the current competition)
- 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: Previous recipients of this award may submit a new application to hold this award more than once, provided they remain eligible. Recipients must maintain full-time registration throughout the academic year immediately following the current competition.
The Hungarian Helicon Foundation (Ontario) Graduate 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.
A completed application will include all of the following items (no other supporting documentation will be accepted):
- Completed and signed University-Wide Awards application form;
- 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
- One copy of resumé / CV;
- One page plan of study/research proposal in non-technical language (the introduction must state how the applicant’s research meets this award’s research criteria);
- 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
- If applying for an award that requires the demonstration of financial need, a completed and signed SGS Financial Need Assessment form must be included.
Donor: Hungarian Helicon Foundation (Ontario)