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OISE Teacher Education Awards

NOTE: The information on this page is not current for the 2015-2016 academic year. This page was developed in support of students in the Consecutive BEd program and Technological Studies program.  Admission to these programs has ceased and the awards listed on this page are in the process of being updated to support students in active programs.  Information on this page will be updated when it becomes available.

Special Bursaries | Entrance Awards | Awards of Honour | End-of-Year Awards | Awards for AQ Courses

Note: Master of Arts in Child Study and Education and Master of Teaching in Human Development and Curriculum candidates should refer to the OISE Graduate Studies Bulletin.

Additional Qualification candidates should refer to the OISE Additional Qualification Calendar.

 


Special Bursaries

 

Dr. Andy Anderson Memorial Scholarship

This award will be given to student(s) enrolled in the BEd program with Health and Physical Education as a teaching subject. Interested students are invited to submit an application (in the form of brief statement - see below) to Student Services by Monday, April 20, 2015.

Please include a brief statement (200 words) outlining how you plan to contribute to health and physical education and how this scholarship will enable you to become a better teacher. Preference will be given to students who show potential to become educational leaders.
 

Christopher Parker Memorial Fund
This fund was established to provide a one-time grant to support full-time OISE 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.

Application form.
 

The Donald Fawcett Bursary 
The Donald Fawcett Bursary will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in the graduating year of the Bachelor of Education and/or Technological Education programs at OISE on the basis of financial need.  Students interested in being considered for this bursary should contact Lise Watson before April 15th.

 

Percy H. Taçon Memorial Bursary
This bursary, in the amount of $500, will be awarded annually to a student registered in the Visual Arts option of the Bachelor of Education program. Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need and demonstrated ability to make a significant contribution to the field of art education. Candidates must apply to the OISE Awards Committee by November 1.

The application(.pdf)  is available online.

 

The 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 $5000 each will be granted to students studying full-time in a Bachelor of Education degree program 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.  To apply for this bursary, students must first apply for an OISE bursary at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ss/Financial_Aid_Awards/The_OISE_Bursary_Program/index.html and indicate in the space for additional information that they are applying for the Norma Brock Bursary.  Applicants must then provide a one-page letter to the OISE Bursary Committee (in Student Services) describing their family circumstances and financial need. The donors associated with this bursary may wish to meet with the recipients following receipt of the award.

The deadline for applications is December 1st.

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Entrance Awards

The Borthwick-Duckworth Scholarship
One or more awards, to the value of the annual income of the endowment, will be granted by the OISE Awards Committee to a person/persons admitted to the Bachelor of Education program at OISE. Founded as a Memorial. Preference will be given to student(s) in financial need who have demonstrated academic ability and a liberal philosophy on social, political and religious issues, and who wish to teach in elementary or secondary schools.

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M. Penelope Carter Award
One award, to the value of the annual income of the endowment, will be granted by the OISE Awards Committee to a person admitted to the Bachelor of Education program in the Intermediate/Senior divisions who will enrol in English. The recipient must have graduated from the University of Toronto with high academic standing in a Specialist or Major Program in English. In addition, the demonstrated financial need of the applicant, especially as related to family responsibilities, will be considered. The value of this award is expected to be approximately $5,000.

The OISE Awards Committee will select the recipient by August 1 from persons admitted for the following academic year to the Intermediate/Senior Division in the Bachelor of Education program and who apply for this award. Applications are submitted to the Awards Committee. Recipients will be notified by August 1.

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Prof. Arthur Louden Memorial Entrance Scholarship in Science
One or more awards to the value of the annual income will be made by the OISE Awards Committee to persons admitted to the Intermediate/Senior Division in the Bachelor of Education program who will enrol in Science and have best demonstrated high academic achievement in Biology or Chemistry or Physics, and have a desire to teach Science. The maximum value of each award is $5,000.

The recipient will be selected by the OISE Awards Committee by August 1 from persons admitted for the following academic year to the Intermediate/Senior Division of the Bachelor of Education program who have selected Science as a teaching subject and who apply for the award. Applications are submitted to the Awards Committee. Recipients will be notified by August 1.

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Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Peterson Memorial Entrance Award
One or more awards of $1000 each, up to the value of the annual income, will be awarded to a person(s) admitted to the Intermediate/Senior division of the OISE Bachelor of Education program who will enrol in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science General) and who best demonstrate(s) a commitment to conservation and activities providing preparation for a career in teaching. Candidates must also have good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

The recipient will be selected by the OISE Awards Committee from persons admitted for the following academic year to the Intermediate/Senior divisions of the Bachelor of Education program who have selected Science and Environmental Science as their teaching subjects and who apply for the award. Recipients will be notified by August 1.

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Bertha and Howard Robertson Entrance Scholarship in Primary/Junior Education
One or more awards to the value of the annual income of the endowment (approximately $1000) will be granted by the OISE Awards Committee to a person or persons admitted to the Bachelor of Education program in the Primary/Junior divisions who has best demonstrated academic achievement and a strong desire to teach children in the Primary/Junior grades.

The OISE Awards Committee will select the recipient by August 1 from persons admitted for the following academic year to the Primary/Junior divisions of the Bachelor of Education program and who apply for the award. Applications are submitted to the Awards Committee. Recipients will be notified by August 1.

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Roseanne Runte Award
The OISE Awards Committee will grant one award to a student admitted to the Bachelor of Education program. Preference will be given to a female student who shows evidence of commitment to pursuing a career in education and promise as an educational leader. In addition, financial need must be demonstrated. The value of this award is expected to be approximately $200. The OISE Awards Committee will select the recipient by August 1 from persons admitted for the following academic year to the Bachelor of Education program. Recipients will be notified by August 1.

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University of Toronto Vari Scholarships
One or more awards of not more than $10,000 will be made to persons admitted to the Intermediate/Senior divisions of the Bachelor of Education program. Applicants for the Vari Scholarship are expected to have good academic standing in a four-year degree and a strong Applicant Profile. Selection is also based on a letter of reference from a professor, performance on the GRE General Test, and performance on a competitive essay. To be eligible for the Vari Scholarship, applicants must have resided in Ontario for twelve months prior to the beginning of the term of study and demonstrate financial need.

Applications for the Vari Scholarship are available from the OISE Registrar's Office, Initial Teacher Education Admissions Unit, during the application period for the Bachelor of Education program and must be submitted by the application deadline for the Bachelor of Education program.

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Awards of Honour

The staff and students of the Bachelor of Education program have established three awards to recognize excellence in scholarship and pedagogy in each of the three concentrations. They are presented to students selected from those who have demonstrated academic excellence, teaching proficiency, and contributions to activities in practice teaching schools and OISE. In addition, a fourth award recognizes an outstanding contribution to the life of OISE. Unless otherwise noted, no application is required for any of the following awards.

 

Primary/Junior Award of Honour
This award, in honour of Dr. William Pakenham, Dean of the Faculty of Education from 1907 to 1934, is a continuation of an annual memorial prize originally founded by the teachers of Ontario. It is presented to the outstanding student in the Primary/Junior concentration of the Bachelor of Education program.

  

Junior/Intermediate Award of Honour
This general proficiency award in honour of Dr. Bert Case Diltz, Dean of the Ontario College of Education from 1958 to 1963, is presented to the outstanding student in the Junior/Intermediate concentration of the Bachelor of Education program.

 

Intermediate/Senior Award of Honour
The staff and students of the Bachelor of Education program, in association with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, make this award in honour of Dr. Hugh W. Bryan, a former President of the Federation. It is presented to a student in the Intermediate/Senior concentration of the Bachelor of Education program who most demonstrates outstanding qualities of scholarship, teaching ability, and character.

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End-of-Year Awards

Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Life of the Faculty - Inital Teacher Education Program
This award, in honour of Professor Jack Passmore, Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Education, 1973 to 1974, is presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and participation in the Councils and activities of the Bachelor of Education program. Nominations for this award may be made to the OISE Awards Committee by staff and students by a deadline established each spring.

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Arnolds Balins Award
This award is presented annually to a student of Geography in the Bachelor of Education program on the basis of academic standing, concern for others, perseverance, and qualities of leadership.

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Kathy Bickmore Peacemaking Education Award
This award is based on demonstrated commitment to facilitating diverse students' learning and practice of peacemaking and social inclusion. Please include the name and contact information of at least one OISE instructor or associate teacher who can describe your peacemaking-related activities.

Submit a 1-2 page letter documenting your efforts to learn, as well as your contributions to students' current or future learning, relevant to peacemaking and/or restorative justice, such as:

  • Professional development, including the Safe Schools for All Peacemaking Education conference
  • Extra-curricular leadership work such as cross-cultural understanding, anti-homophobia, gender equity, and welcoming newcomers
  • Internship Action Plans
  • Design of lesson or unit plans - provide copy and 100-200 word summary description

Deadline to submit a 1-2 page letter to Student Services: Monday, April 20, 2015.

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Mark A. R. M. Crowe Memorial Award
This award, honouring the memory of a gifted teacher will be given annually at the completion of the academic year. The recipient(s) will be a student(s) in the Intermediate/ Senior, History and/or Politics programs who best exemplifies the qualities of the late Mr. Crowe: compassion, dedication and excellence in teaching. The value of the award will be the annual income, in $500 allotments as available.

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Robert Morrice Crowe Award
This award, established by Mrs. Irene Crowe, is given at the conclusion of the academic year to a Bachelor of Education student who has demonstrated excellence in teaching Music and Mathematics, and has been successful in being sensitive to the needs of his/her pupils. The value of the award will be the annual income.

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The John J. Del Grande Scholarship
This scholarship of $1000 is awarded to a graduating B.Ed. student upon completion of:
 
- the Concurrent Teacher Education Program of the University of Toronto with Mathematics as a designated teaching subject; or

- the OISE Consecutive B.Ed. program with Mathematics as a designated teaching subject, following successful graduation from either the Mathematics Major Program or the Mathematics Specialist Program of the University of Toronto; or

- the OISE Consecutive B.Ed. Program with Mathematics as a designated teaching subject, following attainmnet of a 4-year degree from an accredited university and successful completion of at least 7 full university courses in Mathematics (including courses in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science).

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James W. Fair Award in Elementary Education
This annual award will be made to a student in the Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate concentrations of the Bachelor of Education program who has made an outstanding contribution to the program and has displayed teaching proficiency, leadership, care and concern for others, full participation in the program and activities of OISE, and an intention to pursue further study in education.

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R. J. McMaster Award
This award was established by the friends and colleagues of Professor R. J. McMaster and is awarded annually to the outstanding student in the Intermediate/Senior English program at OISE.

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O. E. C. T. A. Award of Excellence
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association has established this award of $1000 for the student in the Bachelor of Education program who is an associate member of the O.E.C.T.A., has successfully completed the religious education course, and has demonstrated outstanding practice teaching and academic performance.

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OISE Commendation
This annual award, in the form of a certificate, is presented to individual students or groups of students (five or less) for outstanding achievement during the academic year.

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William Pakenham Fellowship
Two Awards - $5,000 each

The recipients must, in the session following the award, pursue full-time graduate studies in education at the University of Toronto or at some other University approved by the Faculty and must be resident in Ontario, hold a Bachelor’s degree and a teacher’s certificate valid in a Canadian province. Application

Applications must be submitted to OISE Student Services by Monday, April 20, 2015.

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R. Darrel Phillips Award
This general proficiency award was established as a memorial to Professor R. D. Phillips, Director of the Technical and Industrial Arts Department, 1945 to 1965, by the staff of that Department. It is awarded annually to the student in the Technological Studies program who achieves the highest academic average.

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P. A. Petrie Huron County Scholarship
This award will be given on the basis of academic achievement to a graduate of an Ontario university who has completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Education program (Mathematics and/or Science teaching option) at OISE, University of Toronto. Preference will be given to a candidate who is a graduate of a Huron County secondary school.

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Alexander Pringle Seggie Award
The award will be made annually to the student in the Bachelor of Education program who shows the greatest all round achievement in academic standing, practice teaching and contribution to the program.

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P. Seggie Memorial Award
The Ontario Business Education Association each year honours the outstanding candidate in Business Studies. The award was established in memory of Professor Alexander P. Seggie who was Director of the Business Education Department prior to his retirement in 1974.

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Don Wright Scholarship in Music Education (Practical Instrumental Arranging)
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in the Bachelor of Education program who has demonstrated talent and achievement in the field of practical instrumental arranging and orchestration.

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Awards for Additional Qualification Courses

Please note that the award values are approximate only and may fluctuate according to market performance.

The first two awards were established by Mrs. Lorraine Drdul in memory of her late son Jeffrey. Jeffrey was perceptually handicapped, attended special education classes in a Toronto public school as well as two schools for learning disabled children.

Jeffrey Drdul OSOTF Memorial Award in Special Education
One or more awards will be made to graduates of the OISE, Bachelor of Education program who are in financial need and will be continuing in an Additional Qualification course in Special Education at OISE in the session immediately following the applicant's graduation from the teacher education program. Recipients will also have demonstrated ability to contribute to the field of Special Education.

Jeffrey Drdul OSOTF Memorial Award Application

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Jeffrey Drdul Memorial Award
Two awards will be made to graduates of the OISE Bachelor of Education Program who are continuing in an Additional Qualification course in Special Education at OISE in the session immediately following the applicant's graduation from the Bachelor of Education Program. Graduates with interest in Early Childhood Education, ESL, Science, Mathematics or Technology Education may also be considered.

Jeffrey Drdul Memorial Award Application.

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Morgan Parmenter Award 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.

One or more awards will be made to graduates of the OISE, Bachelor of Education program who are continuing in an Additional Qualification course in Guidance at OISE in the session immediately following the applicant's graduation from the Bachelor of Education program. Recipients will be selected on the basis of financial need and demonstrated ability to contribute to the field of guidance and counselling.

Morgan Parmenter Award Application

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