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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.