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Graduate OISE Awards

In addition, a Graduate Awards Database system is available at the School of Graduate Studies, 63 St. George Street, or at Robarts Library, 40 St. George Street. 

 

AWARDS AVAILABLE FACULTY WIDE

Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship

To be awarded on the basis of academic merit to:(a) an OISE PhD student who wishes to conduct research in India or (b) a Doctoral student enrolled in an Indian University who is registered at OISE as a full or part-time special student. 

The application deadline has passed. 

Christopher Parker Memorial Fund

The fund was established through a foundation at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education to provide a one-time grant to support full-time graduate students with disabilities to enable them to continue their studies when financial emergencies occur. Under the terms of the fund, preference is given, but not limited to, students with hearing impairments. Applications will be considered as they are received.

The 2016-17 application deadline has passed. 

Dr. Bonnie Burstow Scholarship in Antipsychiatry

OISE is offering scholarships to support a student doing a thesis in the area of antipsychiatry. This award is being made on the basis of academic merit.  It is open to Masters and Doctoral students in any OISE Department.  Preference will be given to students who have an approved thesis proposal. The first award is being made for the 2018/19 academic year.

The application deadline for 2018/19 is March 31, 2018 and is avaiilable only for students who will be registered in the 2018/19 academic year.

Hetty C. Chu Memorial Entrance Scholarship

The Fellowship, with a value of $800, has been established for full-time OISE student with demonstrated potential and promise of service to the educational or related fields beginning their studies in 2017/18.. A candidate must: a) be a resident of Canada, preferably of Ontario, 25 years of age or over; b) hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and be acceptable under OISE's admission policy; c) be in a full-time paid employment for at least two continuous years prior to enrolment at OISE; and d) be in need of financial assistance.

The application deadline has passed for the 2017-18 academic year.

 

Indigenous Scholarship for OISE Students

The scholarship, with a value of $12,000, will be awarded annually to an Indigenous student who will be registered on a full-time basis in a graduate degree program at OISE. This award is open to all Indigenous candidates (Inuit, Native, Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Indigenous Members of First Nations or Metis) at OISE with preference given to new applicants. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic merit and previous and intended contributions to his/her community.

The application deadline has passed. 

 

Indigenous Students Bursary Fund

This emergency bursary is open to all full-time Indigenous candidates (Inuit, Native, Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Indigenous Members of First Nations, or Metis).  Indigenous students in need of funds due to an emergency situation should write a letter outlining their emergency needs and send it to ien@utoronto.ca. Decisions will be made on an ongoing basis, as requests are received.

Keith A. McLeod Bursary

Keith A. McLeod, a professor of education at the University of Toronto for over 25 years, established a scholarship with an award or awards to total $1,500 per year. The purpose of the award(s) is to give support to students in graduate studies in education at the University of Toronto (OISE). Specifically, the support is for assisting graduate students in education that is:

  1. Focusing their study on culturally oriented community organizations and their educational endeavours, or who are studying the educational roles of libraries, museums, galleries, conservatories, or voluntary associations
  2. Studying the cultural context of a school community or educational communities; examining how schools, museums, libraries and/or similar community institutions or programs reflect or provide for ethno cultural diversity or multiculturalism, antiracism, human rights, and equity, or Canadian culture

Adjudication of the applications will be based upon how well the above criteria are reflected in the proposal and on the following: clarity of the intent and focus; coherence of the proposal; relevance and applicability; originality and creativity; contribution to the state of knowledge and practice; evidence of theoretical content and analysis; and feasibility.

The application deadline has passed.  

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Margaret I. Hambly Entrance Scholarship

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education established the Margaret I. Hambly Fund in memory of the Institute's first Registrar. The fund is intended primarily for persons over thirty-five years of age who are residents of Canada and who are returning to continue their studies after being out of the work force for a number of years. The fellowship has a value equivalent to the annual income to a maximum of $800. Criteria for the award will be firstly, demonstrated potential and promise of service to the educational community and, secondly, financial need.

The application deadline has passed for the 2017-18 academic year. 

  

Mary Stager Graduate Student Award

To be awarded to a graduate student enrolled in a program in OISE/UT with a focus on urban schooling.  In making the selection the following criteria will be taken into account: financial need, demonstrated commitment to/accomplishment in education in urban schools, and the potential impact of the student's research on urban education.   The winner is chosen from students nominated by faculty in the Fall session.  No application is required.

 

OISE Alumni Association Doctoral Fellowship

The Fellowship has been established for full-time doctoral students at OISE who have contributed to the OISE Alumni Association through volunteer activities.

A candidate must: a) be enrolled in a full-time doctoral program at OISE; b) have successfully completed his/her coursework and comprehensive examinations; c) have had his/her dissertation proposal completed and accepted by the candidate’s department and the ethical review committee; d) have contributed to the OISE Alumni Association through volunteer activities; e) not be a member of the OISE Alumni Association Executive Council in the year that the Fellowship is awarded; and f) have financial need.

The application deadline has passed for the 2017-18 academic year. 

 

Wilfred Rusk Wees Fellowship

His wife established the Wilfred Rusk Wees Fellowship in honour of Wilfred Wees, an OISE faculty member. To qualify for consideration the applicant must read Dr. Wees' doctoral thesis entitled “The Effect of the Form of Presentation on the Form of Reproduction of Prose Passages” and submit a 2,500 work essay on the thesis. The thesis is available from both the OISE Library and Robart's Library. The fellowship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need, and the quality of the essay. The Fellowship has a maximum value of $1,500 per academic year. OISE is an educational and research institution providing leadership and resources to Ontario's and Canada's diverse communities. As a higher education facility, OISE welcomes scholarly local and international exchange and contributes to the free and inclusive interactions of a multiplicity of national, religious, and ethnic perspectives. OISE not only reaffirms its commitment to unfettered scholarship, but also reaffirms its commitment to combat all forms of discrimination. In keeping with these objectives, applicants for the Wees scholarship are encouraged to attend to the sociological and historical contexts in which Dr. Wees' thesis was submitted and accepted by the University of Toronto in the 1930's. Applicants are also encouraged to submit scholarship applications that consider the implications of racism in education, should this aspect of the thesis prove of interest to the competitors.

The application deadline has passed for the 2017-18 academic year. 

 

 

William Waters Scholarship in Urban Education

OISE is offering scholarships to promote excellence in teaching in the urban classroom. The successful candidates will be experienced teachers entering a full-time master's program with an interest in questions of social justice and school success for students from economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods attending underperforming schools. In addition to the requirements set out by the graduate program, the successful scholarship recipients will be invited to join the Centre for Urban Schooling and participate in the wide variety of activities related to research, professional development, advocacy and teacher education promoted by the Centre over the course of the year.

The application deadline has passed

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AWARDS AVAILABLE TO SPECIFIC DEPARTMENTS

 

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Marleen Biggs Memorial Award

To be awarded to an outstanding doctoral student on the basis of academic merit and financial need who is enrolled in the Counselling and Clinical Psychology PHD program in the Applied Psychology and Human Development Department. Preference will be given to candidates whose particular area of study is in the area of Sexual Assault. Candidates are nominated internally for this award.

 

Lora Dolores Antoniette Pallotta Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The Pallotta family has established a graduate scholarship for an outstanding student in the department of Human Development and applied Psychology in memory of their daughter Lora Dolores Pallotta, who was a graduate student of the department. The Lora Dolores Antoniette Pallotta Memorial Graduate Scholarship is to be awarded annually, to a graduate student in the Human Development and Applied Psychology Department, based on financial need, and academic merit, with a preference given to a student whose thesis research is related to “the immigrant experience”.  Nominations for this award are made by the faculty of the department.  No application is necessary.

 

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APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT- INSTITUTE OF CHILD STUDY (ICS)

Blatz Award

In memory of ICS founding director, Dr. William E. Blatz, two or more awards of up to $250 each are given in recognition of students who also demonstrate academic strength and contribution to the life of ICS, chosen from among the Leighton McCarthy nominees recommended by faculty.

ICS Research Award

Two awards are given to second-year students engaged in and shown excellence in research. These awards are valued at up to $150 each with a certificate. No application is necessary for this award.

 

ICS Practice Award

Two awards are given to second-year students who have demonstrated excellence in teaching practice. These awards are valued at up to $150 each with a certificate. No application is necessary for this award.

 

ICS Child Abuse Prevention Award

One award of $150 and certificate will be given to a student who has shown outstanding research or practice in the area of child abuse prevention. No application is necessary for this award.

Jeffrey Drdul Memorial Award in Special Education

This award was established by Mrs. Lorraine Drdul in the memory of her late son, Jeffrey Drdul. Jeffrey, who was perceptually handicapped, attended special education classes in Toronto public schools as well as two schools for learning disabled children. To be awarded to one or more students in the Masters of Arts in Child Study in Education program at OISE based on financial need. Preference will be given to a student with a focus on special education.

The application deadline has passed. 

Joy Penner Award

This award is made on the basis of financial need in the case of an emergency. Applicants may receive up to $500. Application for this award is made through the MA staff representative.

 

Leighton McCarthy Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1977 by the Hope Charitable Foundation in memory of Hon. Leighton McCarthy, an MP and a former governor of the University of Toronto, who bequeathed his residence at 45 Walmer Road to the university. This Annex residence is now the home of the Institute of Child Study (ICS). Two awards of $500 are given annually to graduating students in the Master of Arts in Child Study and Education program who demonstrate academic excellence and contribution to the life of ICS. No application is necessary for this award.

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Margaret Kidd Award

The fund is designed to provide small grants (generally less than $350) to assist students in the Child Study and Education program in attending conferences that will enrich their professional education and their potential for participation and innovation in the care and education of young children. The fund was established to recognize Margaret Kidd's lifetime of professional achievement in this area.

Applications for grants are accepted in one Fall and one Winter competition. Awards are based on the student's record, the relevance of the proposed conference to the education and care of young children, and plans to 'report back' on the conference to the ICS community. Preference is given to students in the second year of the Master of Arts in Child Study and Education program.

Memorial Scholarship Fund

To be awarded to a full-time Master of Teaching or Master of Arts in Child Study in Education student at OISE, based on financial need and demonstrated academic promise. Preference will be given to a student enrolled in a post-graduate program intending to teach at the elementary to Grade 10 level. The award was established by friends and family of Amanda Marie Cowan who passed away in 2007.

The deadline for 2017-18 has passed and no further appications are being considered.

Norma Brock Bursary

Established in 2012 in Memory of Norma Brock, a teacher with a long and distinguished career in education, four bursaries in the amount of $5,000 each will be granted to students studying full time in the Master of Teaching and Master of Arts in Child Study Education who are experiencing financial need due to family responsibilities. Preference will be given to single parents and/or students who are returning to school from the workplace

Please submt a 2017-18 application and financial need assessment form by the December 1, 2017 deadline. 

Robert Seth Kingsley Entrance Award

Between two or more students to receive up to $500 who are outstanding applicants to the MA CSE program with a strong interest in special needs education. Students' special education interests should be outlined in the Letter of Intent during the admission process. Consideration will be based on financial need (OSAP eligibility to be indicated) and strong interest in special education.

 

Robert Seth Kingsley Graduate Student Fellowships

Established in 1998 in memory of Robert Seth Kingsley who was a student in the ICS Laboratory School. Awards will be given to two to five students in the MA programs at the Institute of Child Study and its parent department, Human Development and Applied Psychology. Awards will be made on the basis of financial need and potential for excellence and leadership in special education, by demonstration of ability to work with special needs children and to integrate scholarship and practice. Awards will be given to either Year One or Year Two students.

 

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CURRICULUM, TEACHING, AND LEARNING

Entrance Awards:

Anne Millar Graduate Student OSOTF Fellowship

To be awarded to one student each year who is entering the Master of Teaching Program. Financial need must be demonstrated. The award will be given to a student who best exemplifies the following qualities: a demonstrated commitment to the teaching profession and to the education of young people, an understanding of the contemporary education context, positive leadership skills, care and concern for others, fairness and integrity. The same student will be awarded the Anne Millar Graduate Student Fellowship upon entry into year two of the program subject to confirmation by the Master of Teaching academic faculty. This award is made to the student who has applied to the MT program and received the highest entry score.
 

The Anne Millar Graduate Student Fellowship

The fellowship will be awarded to the prior year's recipient of the Anne Millar Graduate Student OSOTF Fellowship upon entry into year two of the Master of Teaching Program, subject to confirmation by the Master of Teaching academic faculty. The student should exemplify the following qualities: a demonstrated commitment to the teaching profession and to the education of young people, an understanding of the contemporary educational context, positive leadership skills, care and concern for others, fairness and integrity.

 

In Course Awards:

Biggar Hedges Foundation Special Award in Teaching and Technology

In 2014-2015, Beverley Biggar and Brian Hedges made a wonderful donation to the MT program to support the growth of excellence in meaningful technology-infused teaching in K through 12 education. They have very generously continued their support for this exciting project. 

There are 10 awards available. Each awardee will receive $2,500 and a certificate acknowledging their accomplishment and contribution to growth of excellence in meaningful technology-infused teaching in K through 12 education. Also, your submissions will appear on the MT website.

For more details, please review the submission guidelines

Memorial Scholarship Fund

To be awarded to a full-time Master of Teaching or Master of Arts in Child Study in Education student at OISE, based on financial need and demonstrated academic promise. Preference will be given to a student enrolled in a post-graduate program intending to teach at the elementary to Grade 10 level. The award was established by friends and family of Amanda Marie Cowan who passed away in 2007.

Please submit an application and financial need assessment form by August 28, 2017.

The Miyumi Sasaki Education Fund

To be awarded to one or more Masters of Teaching student at OISE on the basis of financial need, a demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity, and an expressed intent to teach in an “inner-city” neighborhood. Preference will be given to applicants whose life has been influenced by, and/or who has a connection to, an inner city community.

The application deadline has passed

Norma Brock Bursary

Established in 2012 in Memory of Norma Brock, a teacher with a long and distinguished career in education, four bursaries in the amount of $5,000 each will be granted to students studying full time in the Master of Teaching and Master of Arts in Child Study Education who are experiencing financial need due to family responsibilities. Preference will be given to single parents and/or students who are returning to school from the workplace

Please submt a 2017-18 application and financial need assessment form by the December 1, 2017 deadline. 

Vernon Douglas McCaw Memorial Fellowship

The Fellowship, with a value of $1,500, has been established for full-time OISE students registered in the Teaching Program (Master of Teaching degree).  Founded by a patron who is passionate about the arts and civic engagement, this fellowship will provide a community-based experiential learning opportunity that will bring together theory and practice in music education and develop teaching skills at a deeper level throughout the academic year. It is not necessary to hold a degree in music, however experience in music is recommended.

Specifically, selected applicants are expected to attend weekly rehearsals of The Young Voices Toronto (children’s choir-in-residence at the Faculty of Music & OISE) on Thursday evenings from 5-9 pm throughout the year.  

The 2016-17 application deadline has passed. 

 

William Waters Graduate Awards in Teacher Education

Established in 2015, the William Waters Graduate Awards in Teacher Education is to be awarded to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Teaching program on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given to visible minority or Indigenous/Aboriginal student(s).

Please submit a 2017-18 application and Financial Need Assessment form by the December 1, 2017 deadline. 

End of Year Awards to which Students Can Apply:

Dr. Andy Anderson Memorial Scholarship

One or more awards will be granted to Master of Teaching students, based on financial need, with Health and Physical Education as a teaching subject. Preference will be given to a student who shows the potential to become an educational leader.

The 2016-17 application deadline has passed. 

The Borthwick-Duckworth Scholarship

To be awarded to a Master of Teaching student. Preference will be given to a student in financial need who has demonstrated academic ability and a liberal philosophy on social, political and religious issues, and who wishes to teach in elementary or secondary schools.

The 2016-17 application deadline has passed. 

 

Don Wright Bursary Fund

To be awarded to two students in the Master of Teaching on the basis of financial need:

  1. One should be a student who plans to teach music and has a strong interest in developing young voices from Grades 5 to 10.
     
  2. The other should be a student who demonstrates talent and achievement in the field of practical instrumental arranging and orchestration.

The 2016-17 application deadline has passed. 
 

Morgan Parmenter Bursary in Guidance

Established by Mrs. M.D. Parmenter in recognition of Morgan D. Parmenter, Professor of Guidance, who founded the Guidance Centre in 1943 and was its Director until his death in 1968. To be awarded to a Master of Teaching Student. Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need with preference given to a student with demonstrated ability to contribute to the field of guidance and counselling.

The 2016-17 application deadline has passed. 

Percy H. Tacon Memorial Bursary

This bursary was established by Mrs. P.H. Taçon as a memorial to her husband, Percy H. Taçon, Professor Emeritus and noted Ontario artist, who was a professor of Visual Arts Education at the Faculty of Education and the University of Toronto Schools from 1954 to 1970. To be awarded to a Master of Teaching. Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need and demonstrated ability to make a significant contribution to the field of art education. Preference will be given to a student with an arts teaching subject.

The 2016-17 application deadline has passed. 

 

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SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION

Mary O'Brien Graduate Student Bursary

The bursary is given to a graduate student on the basis of financial need who is enrolled in the Department of Social Justice Education with an ability in women's studies.  The student should best exemplify Mary O'Brien's critical approach to social enquiry.

The 2016-17 application deadline has passed. 

 

Mary Smith Memorial Bursary

The bursary is given to one or more OISE students to assist in the completion and production of his/her/their doctoral thesis(es). The eligible student should have been registered initially as an international student from a developing country. The award will be based on financial need and preference will be given to students enrolled in the Department of Social Justice Education.

The 2016-17 application deadline has passed. 

 

Muriel & Danny Fung Graduate Scholarship

The purpose of this award is to give support to students enrolled in graduate studies in the Department of Social Justice Education at OISE, University of Toronto. Priority consideration is given to students who are not eligible to receive the University of Toronto’s Graduate Funding Package. Specifically, the Muriel and Danny Fung Graduate Award will be awarded annually to a student who is registered full time in the second year or later year of their program and who's academic and community work promote racial equality and social justice.

The 2016-17 application deadline has passed. 

 

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LEADERSHIP, HIGHER & ADULT EDUCATION

Ethel Elizabeth Anderson Graduate Award in Adult Learning

To be awarded to a master's or PHD candidate on the basis of financial need. The recipient's research focus will include the understanding of how adults who have been outside the normal educational stream acquire the basic literacy and related skills to achieve their education milestone. Academic merit will also be considered. Candidates are nominated internally for this award.

 

Jack Quarter Prize in Social Economy

To be awarded to one or more graduate students in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education with the best approved thesis proposals (PhD or MA) to advance knowledge of the social economy, related organizations such as non-profits, cooperatives, and social enterprises, and related practices, such as community economic development. Applicants must be registered during the 2015-2016 academic year.  

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, the value of each award will vary depending on endowment income (currently valued at $7,500) and the number of recipients.

The deadline for this award is TBA.

 

Michael Skolnik Graduate Student Award

To be awarded to one or more doctoral students in the Community College Leadership Cohort or to students pursuing doctoral research on the community college sector in the Higher Education Program at OISE on the basis of their academic performance, promise, and leadership. Applicants must be registered students during the 2015-2016 academic year.

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, the value of each award will vary depending on endowment income (currently valued at $8,200), and the number of recipients.

The deadline for this award is TBA. 

 

Ruth Hayhoe Xu Meide Scholarship Fund

To be awarded to one or more graduate students in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education pursuing thesis research on a topic related to China. Awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and research focus.  Applicants must be registered students during the 2015-2016 academic year.

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, the value of each award will vary depending on endowment income (currently valued at $13,500) and the number of recipients.

The deadline for this award is TBA. 

 

William G. Davis Graduate Student Fellowship in Community College Leadership

To be awarded to students enrolled in the Doctorate of Education in Higher Education program for community College Leaders. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. No application needed.

 

Roxana Ng memorial Scholarship in Equity

To be awarded to one or more doctoral students in the Adult Education and Community Development program on the basis of financial need and research focus. Preference will be given to students pursuing research on a topic related to gender, race, immigration, imperialism, colonialism, and activism connected to community development or work place learning and social change.

Applicants must be registered students during the 2015-2016 academic year and must have a demonstrated financial need based on the University’s criteria. 

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, the value of each award will vary depending on endowment income (currently valued at $6,900) and the number of recipients.

The deadline for this award is TBA.