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Admissions Scholarships and Awards

The Lassonde Scholarships are the highlight of our generous scholarship and award program, and are given to incoming students on the basis of good grades and extracurricular leadership. 

In addition to the Lassonde Scholarships, the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program and the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering offer a wide range of scholarships, prizes, bursaries, medals and honours. The following awards have been established through the University, its alumni associations, governments, commercial organizations and other benefactors to encourage and honour outstanding achievement for those entering the program. Once first year has been completed, students are also automatically considered for numerous in-course scholarships.  Applications are not required for these awards unless specifically stated in their description.

The National Scholarship Program
The University of Toronto Scholars Program
The University's Commitment
University of Toronto Advance Planning
Government Financial Aid
Aber Scholarships
Hira and Kamal Ahuja Award in Engineering
The Bi-cultural Admission Scholarship
The Robert L. Bullen Admission Scholarship
Class of 5T1 Bursary
Edward L. Donegan Scholarship in Engineering
John Pearson Duncan Admission Award (Brant County)
Engineering Alumni Association Admission Scholarships
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Admission Scholarship(s)
U of T First Engineering Scholarship
Robert M. Friedland Scholarships
James A. Gow Admission Scholarship
The Grabill Admission Scholarship
Walter Scott Guest Memorial Scholarships

Reginald and Galer Hagarty Scholarship
Jane Elizabeth Ham Memorial Scholarship
Kenneth F. Heddon Memorial Admission Scholarship
Roy Jarvis Henry Admission Scholarships
Kenneth Raffles Kilburn Scholarship(s)
Lassonde Scholarships
Lassonde Bursaries
John C.H. Lee Memorial Scholarship
J. Edgar McAllister Foundation Admission Awards
The John Wolfe McColl Memorial Awards
Lachlan Dales McKellar Admission Scholarships
George R. Mickle Admission Bursaries
Vera Catherine Noakes Scholarship
Professional Engineers Ontario Foundation for Education Entrance Scholarships
ProScience Inc. Engineering Entrance Scholarship
Norman Ramm Scholarship
Robert John Richardson Memorial Scholarship
Robert Sangster Memorial Admission Award
Edward A. Rolph Scholarships
Wallberg Admission Scholarship




The National Scholarship Program

The University of Toronto National Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought and exceptional achievement in a broad context. The National Scholars will be those who not only excel in academic pursuits but also have an enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and an involvement in the life of their school and community. Each secondary school is invited to nominate one student, on the basis of these criteria, to receive a University of Toronto National Book Award. These students, and others who identify themselves as meeting the National Scholarship criteria, are invited to enter the National Scholarship Competition. Information and applications are sent to secondary schools in the spring; the application deadline is in the early fall of the student’s graduating year.

Approximately twelve National Scholarships will be awarded in a given year. The National Scholarships will cover tuition and incidental fees for four years of undergraduate study, residence support in First year, and will include an additional, renewable monetary award. The annual value of each student’s Scholarship will be determined on the basis of individual financial circumstances.



University of Toronto Scholars Program

This program recognizes outstanding University of Toronto students in any first degree course, both on admission and during their course of study. Admission applicants are selected as University of Toronto Scholars and these awards may be held in any program of study at the University in conjunction with admission awards that the students may receive from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

Awards under the University of Toronto Scholars Program are not renewable. Outstanding students, however, may be eligible for consideration for University of Toronto (In-course) Scholarships at the end of the First, Second and Third year of their programs. These in-course awards are tenable with other in-course scholarships.


The University's Commitment

The University’s Policy on Student Financial Support states that students should have access to the resources required to meet their financial needs as calculated by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). The commitment is based on the assumption that Canadian citizens/permanent residents/protected persons (recognized convention refugees) will first access the government aid for which they are eligible. University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS) funding is assessed based on the Ontario Student Assistance Program, as OSAP provides a uniform, verified method of assessing student need. For students who are assessed by OSAP as requiring maximum assistance, and whose assessed needs are not fully covered by government aid, the University will ensure that the unmet needs are met.

Students receiving funding from other provinces, territories or a First Nations band are also eligible for consideration.


University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS)

Students who are concerned about the financial cost of attending university can obtain early information about the amount of funding they can expect to receive from government programs and other forms of financial assistance by completing a UTAPS application. Returning students, with calculated unmet need above the government funding maximum, will be considered for UTAPS grant assistance in the fall.

The University’s financial aid website has additional information and a UTAPS application at http://www.adm.utoronto.ca/. First year applicants should submit their online UTAPS applications by the end of February so they can be considered for need-based admission awards.



Government Financial Aid

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides need-based financial assistance to Ontario residents who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (recognized convention refugees). Students in course loads of sixty percent or greater are considered for both federal and provincial interest-free student loans and non-repayable grants to assist with educational and living expenses. The Ontario Student Opportunity Grant provides partial forgiveness of loans on an annual basis for students who have incurred large debt loads. OSAP applications are available in May through the OSAP website http://osap.gov.on.ca/ Students from other Canadian provinces and territories should apply through their home provinces. It is recommended that returning students apply for government financial aid by May 31 and new students by mid-June.



Aber Scholarships

To receive this scholarship, applicants must have accepted an offer of admission to the Mineral Engineering Program at the University of Toronto. The scholarship is in the amount of $10,000 in first year, and an additional $5,000 in each of second, third and fourth year for a total of $25,000. Recipients must be from Nunavut, the North West Territories or the Yukon Territory and have completed a portion of their high school education in the Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut. Students are automatically considered for these scholarships.



Hira and Kamal Ahuja Award in Engineering

Established in 2004, through a generous donation by Professor Hira Ahuja, this award is given to a student entering First year of any program in the Faculty on the basis of financial need. Academic merit is also considered. Additional preference is given to a student who has extra-curricular involvement/service in the East Indian community.


The Bi-cultural Admission Scholarship

The Professional Engineers Wives’ Association has established an admission scholarship of the value of the income from the fund to a student entering the First year of any program in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. In addition to achieving outstanding results on the subjects prescribed for admission to the Faculty, candidates must have excelled in at least one course in either of Canada’s official languages in the final Ontario high school year. The first award was made in June 1983.


The Robert L. Bullen Admission Scholarship

This Scholarship, derived from the income of a capital fund, was established in 1982 in memory of the late Robert L. Bullen, B.A.Sc., Metallurgical Engineering, 1929, by his wife, Mrs. Robert L. Bullen. The Scholarship is awarded annually on the basis of financial need to one or more students entering the First year in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Academic standing in prerequisite courses is also considered.


Class of 5T1 Bursary

This bursary, established in 2001, is provided by the generosity of the Class of 5T1. The bursary is to be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit to a student entering into the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.



Edward L. Donegan Scholarship in Engineering

Established in 2007 through a generous donation by Mr. Edward L. Donegan, this scholarship is to be awarded to student(s) entering First year of any program in the Faculty. The scholarship is granted on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence (min. 85% average on pre-requisite courses). Recipient(s) shall have demonstrated leadership in extra-curricular and community activities. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate a credible interest in pursuing a Juris doctor or Bachelor of Law degree or its equivalent following undergraduate engineering studies. Financial need may also be considered. The scholarship is renewable at the end of First, Second and Third year provided recipient(s) maintain an overall minimum average of 80%. This award will be made on admission every four years, or in any year in which recipient(s) do not qualify for renewal.



John Pearson Duncan Admission Award (Brant County)


This admission award valued at $100 is provided in memory of the late John Pearson Duncan, B.A.Sc., University of Toronto, 1926. It is granted to a student from a secondary school in Brant County entering the First year of any program in the Faculty, who has achieved not less than 80% on the subjects required for admission. The financial need of the applicant is considered and the selection is based on a combination of academic excellence and financial need with the provision that financial need not be an absolute requirement for any award. The first award was made in 1982.



Engineering Alumni Association Admission Scholarships

Five scholarships, each with a possible value of $1,500, are provided annually by the University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Association for students entering the First year of any course in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. The awards are made on the basis of high standing in Ontario Secondary school. There are two types of scholarships:

(a) The William Ian MacKenzie Turner 2T5 Scholarship, named after a “Schoolman of Distinction”, with a full value of $1,500.

(b) Four Centennial Scholarships with a value of $1,000 each when entering First year with an additional $250 if the student achieves Honours standing in First year, and a further $250 if he or she maintains Honours standing in Second year.

These amounts do not affect other awards for First and Second year work.



Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Admission Scholarship(s)

These awards, derived from the annual income of a capital donation, are granted to students entering First year of any Engineering program on the basis of outstanding academic achievement in the prerequisite courses.



U of T First Engineering Scholarship

Established in 2007, up to 5 awards, each valued at $2000, will be awarded to students admitted to First year of any program in the Faculty. Recipients must have a minimum 90% in pre-requisite courses and have substantial (well above average) involvement in a school robotics team.



Robert M. Friedland Scholarships

These Scholarships were established in 1996 through a generous donation from Robert M. Friedland, Chairman of Indochina Goldfields Ltd., and Bakyrchik Gold PLC. The awards will be granted on the basis of academic standing and preference is given to international students entering the First year of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program in the Division of Mineral Engineering. If there are no suitable candidates in the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program, the award can be granted to international students entering the First year of any undergraduate program in the Faculty. If there are no suitable candidates in the Faculty then the award can be granted to students entering the First year in any Faculty at the University of Toronto. The admission awards are renewable in the Second year provided honours standing is maintained at the end of First year and that the candidate proceeds to the Second year of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program.



James A. Gow Admission Scholarship

This Scholarship was established in 1982 through donations provided by friends and colleagues to honour James A. Gow, University of Toronto, 4T6, on his retirement, and to recognize his many contributions to the Faculty.

Jim Gow served the Faculty for 35 years, the last 20 as Secretary and Assistant Dean. Over those years he was friend and counsellor to staff and to countless students who remember him as one dedicated to their well-being.

The Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who achieves high standing in an Ontario Secondary school. The award is tenable in any program.



The Grabill Admission Scholarship

The Grabill Admission Scholarship is the gift of Mr. Dayton L. Grabill, a graduate of this Faculty in 1924. The Scholarship has a value of approximately $500 and is awarded to the candidate with high standing in an Ontario Secondary school.



Walter Scott Guest Memorial Scholarships

Established in 1995 by the estate of Frank Howard Guest as a memorial to his father, the late Walter Scott Guest, these Scholarships are awarded to students entering the First year of any undergraduate program in the Faculty on the basis of academic standing.



Reginald and Galer Hagarty Scholarship

This award was established by Lieutenant-Colonel E.W. Hagarty and Charlotte Ellen Hagarty in memory of their sons, Reginald and Galer, and is to be granted to a student entering First year of any undergraduate program on the basis of academic achievement. Recipient must be a graduate of Harbord Collegiate.



Jane Elizabeth Ham Memorial Scholarship

This award was established in 1993 by Professor and Mrs. James Ham in memory of their daughter. The Scholarship will be awarded to a student on entrance to the Faculty, in any program, on the basis of outstanding academic achievement consistently obtained in each of the subjects required and offered for admission. Range of personal interests and financial need is relevant. Half of the total amount of the award is made on entrance and the other half upon registration in the Second year, on the condition that the student obtains honours in the examinations of First year. There is also a need-based portion.



Kenneth F. Heddon Memorial Admission Scholarship

Established in 2007 from the estate of Kenneth F. Heddon, this award is granted to a student entering First year of any undergraduate program on the basis of outstanding academic merit.


Roy Jarvis Henry Admission Scholarships

The estate of the late Roy Jarvis Henry awards up to four awards to students who have achieved high standing on the Ontario Secondary school qualifications required for admission, one open to students entering Lassonde Mineral Engineering and the others are open to students entering any program in the Faculty. If there is no suitable candidate in Lassonde Mineral Engineering, all awards are tenable in any program in the Faculty.



Kenneth Raffles Kilburn Scholarship(s)

Established in 2006 from the estate of the late Kenneth R. Kilburn, these Scholarships are available for students entering or continuing in any program in the Faculty on the basis of outstanding academic ability.



Lassonde Scholarships

The Lassonde Scholarships were established through the generosity of Mr. Pierre Lassonde. These Scholarships, derived from the annual interest of the capital fund, will be granted as follows: Several awards granted on admission to the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program or Lassonde Institute of Mining based on academic standing and qualities of character and leadership. The remaining scholarships are to be divided among students in the Second, Third and Fourth years of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program on the basis of academic standing and qualities of character and leadership. The recipients of these awards will be known as the Lassonde Scholars. 



Lassonde Bursaries

Students in Mineral Engineering have access to a generous bursary fund established by Dr. Pierre Lassonde. All students who have applied for student loan status are eligible to apply for Lassonde Bursaries. Please see a financial counselor at Admissions and Awards. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need to students in any year of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program. Applicants must complete the regular In-Course Bursary Application form.



John C.H. Lee Memorial Scholarship

The Industrial Engineering Class of 8T7 initiated the John C.H. Lee Memorial Scholarship in memory of their friend and classmate. The Scholarship was funded by friends, classmates, the Korean community and family members seeking to recognize students entering the First year (full-time) of any undergraduate program in the Faculty. The award is made on the basis of high academic achievement in the prerequisite courses, demonstrated athletic proficiency, and extra-curricular involvement both within the community and the high school. Application is required along with a reference letter from either a high school teacher or a past employer. Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. Candidates must live in residence in order to enjoy this award.



J. Edgar McAllister Foundation Admission Awards

Provided by the bequest of the late J. Edgar McAllister, B.A.Sc., numerous awards, varying in amounts, are available to students entering the First year of programs in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Computer, Lassonde Mineral Engineering and Materials Engineering, who have achieved high standing in the secondary school courses prescribed for admission and who are in need of financial assistance.



The John Wolfe McColl Memorial Awards

The income of this fund is divided equally among the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Faculty of Medicine. The funds available to the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering will provide admission scholarships for outstanding students entering the First year of any program.



Lachlan Dales McKellar Admission Scholarships

Provided by a bequest of the late Leona D. McKellar, two scholarships of $500 each are offered to students who have achieved high standing on the Ontario Secondary school qualifications required for admission to the Faculty.



George R. Mickle Admission Bursaries

Provided by a bequest of the late George R. Mickle, five bursaries of the value of $1,000 each are available to students entering the First year in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. The awards are made on the basis of the applicants’ academic standing in an Ontario Secondary school and financial need.



Vera Catherine Noakes Scholarship

Established in 2001, this Scholarship is to be awarded to a student entering the First year of any undergraduate engineering program on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given, where possible, to a student from the Windsor, Ontario, area.



Professional Engineers Ontario Foundation for Education Entrance Scholarships


The Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education provides two admission Scholarships of $1,000 each and are designated, where possible, to a male and female student. They are awarded to the candidates who are well-rounded students and exhibit characteristics of leadership.



ProScience Inc. Engineering Entrance Scholarship

Established in 2004 through the generosity of ProScience Incorporated, this award is to be granted to a student entering any undergraduate program in the Faculty who has demonstrated financial need and has excelled academically. Preference will be given to students with a disability.



Norman Ramm Scholarship

This Scholarship, provided by a bequest of the late Norman Ramm, is awarded upon admission to a student from a Canadian province or territory (excluding Ontario) on the basis of academic standing.



Robert John Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Estalished in 2002 from the estate of the late Robert John Richardson, BASC 5T0, this Scholarship is awarded to a student entering the First year of any undergraduate engineering program on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. Preference is given to students from North Bay. If the candidate is from North Bay, the Scholarship is renewable for three years on the basis of continued financial need and provided satisfactory achievement (min. 60%) is obtained at the end of each year. After the scholar has completed his or her four-year program, a new recipient will receive the Scholarship. If the candidate is not from North Bay, the Scholarship will be for the First year of study only.



Robert Sangster Memorial Admission Award

Gift of the family and friends of the late Robert Sangster, B.A.Sc. Electrical Engineering 1949, this Scholarship, of the approximate value of $800, is awarded annually to a student entering the First year of any program in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic standing in secondary school.



Edward A. Rolph Scholarships

Established in 1994 from the estate of Edward A. Rolph and Kathryn S. Rolph, these Scholarships will be granted to one or more students entering the First year of any program in the Faculty on the basis of academic excellence. Application is not required.



Wallberg Admission Scholarship

A number of admission scholarships, each of a value of $1,000 are awarded annually from the income from the Wallberg bequest on the recommendation of the Council of the Faculty to the six candidates with the highest average percentage in subjects prescribed for admission to the Faculty. To qualify for the Scholarship a candidate must achieve an average of at least 75% in the subjects prescribed for admission and must register in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. The Scholarship will not be awarded to a student who has spent more than five years in an Ontario Secondary school or its equivalent unless evidence can be provided satisfactory to Council that this extended attendance was for reasons beyond the student’s control.