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You may use this system to:

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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. 

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2019/20 academic year TBA.

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.

 

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.

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2019/20 academic year TBA.

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.

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2019/20 academic year TBA.

 

OISE Scholarship Program for Indigenous Students

The OISE Scholarship Program for Indigenous Students includes two scholarships of $7,500 awarded annually to Indigenous students who are registered on a full-time basis in a graduate degree program at OISE. One scholarship will be awarded to an Indigenous student in a Doctoral program and one to an Indigenous student in a Masters program. This award is open to all Indigenous candidates at OISE (First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Indigenous Peoples from outside of Canada) with preference given to applicants who have not previously been awarded this scholarship. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic merit and previous and intended contributions to their community. 

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2019/20 academic year TBA.

 

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. Examining 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.

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2019/20 academic year TBA.

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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.

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2019/20 academic year TBA.

  

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.


Applications for the 2018/19 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2019/20 academic year TBA. 

 

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.

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

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.


Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

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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-
Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS)
Child Study and Education MA Program:

For further information regarding the following awards, please visit the Jackman ICS Website.

Application Awards

  • Child Study Bursary
  • France Richards Funding
  • James Fair Busary
  • Jeffrey Drdul Memorial Award in Special Education
  • Joy Penner Award 
  • Margaret Kidd Conference Funding Award
  • Robert Seth Kingsley Graduate Student Fellowships

Nomination Awards 

  • JICS Practice Teaching Awards
  • JICS Child Abuse Prevention Award
  • JICS Research Award
  • Dr. William E. Blatz Awards
  • Gordon Cressy Student Leadership (University of Toronto Award)
  • Leighton McCarthy Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert Seth Kingsley Entrance Award, MA in Child Study & Education

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.

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year have now 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

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

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 Arts Child Study & Education in  program on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given to visible minority or Indigenous/Aboriginal student(s).

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

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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.
 
Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

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.

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year have now passed.

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.

2018-19 Application Deadline TBA.

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

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

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.  

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year have now 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).

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

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.

2018-19 Application Deadline TBA.

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.

2018-19 Application Deadline TBA.

 

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.

2018-19 Application Deadline TBA. 

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.

2018-19 Application Deadline TBA.

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.

2018-19 Application Deadline TBA.

 

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SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION

Diversity and Feminism in Research Graduate Award

To be awarded to one or more students in the Department of Social Education to attend scholarly conferences related to their research in diversity and/or women’s studies in education, scheduled on or before June 1, 2018. Preference will be given to non-funded students on the basis of financial need. Secondary preference will be given to first time applicants.

Applicants must be registered students in good academic standing during the 2017-2018 academic year (both at the time of application and at the time of the conference) 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 and the number of recipients. The estimated value of the Award for 2017-2018 is approximately $500 CAD.

Awarded funding can only be used for the conference listed on application, which must be scheduled on or before June 1, 2018. Funding cannot be transferred to another conference. Conference registration fees, transportation and accommodation costs are eligible for reimbursement. Meals are not eligible for reimbursement. Proof of attendance (e.g. attendance tag), original receipts (accommodation & transportation) and boarding passes will be required. Students are encouraged to pursue additional sources of funding.

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

 

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.

2018-19 Application Deadline TBA.

 

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.

2018-19 Application Deadline TBA.

 

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.

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA. 

 

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LEADERSHIP, HIGHER & ADULT EDUCATION

Diversity and Feminism in Research Graduate Award NEW!

To be awarded to one or more students in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education to attend scholarly conferences related to their research in diversity and/or women’s studies in education, scheduled on or before April 1, 2018. Preference will be given to non-funded students on the basis of financial need. Secondary preference will be given to first time applicants. 

Applicants must be registered students in good academic standing during the 2017-2018 academic year (both at the time of application and at the time of the conference) and must have a demonstrated financial need based on the University’s criteria. See Financial Need Assessment Form.

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, the value of each award will vary depending on endowment income (currently valued at $573) and the number of recipients. The estimated value of the Award for 2017-2018 is approximately $300 CAD.

Awarded funding can only be used for the conference listed on application, which must be scheduled on or before April 1, 2018. Funding cannot be transferred to another conference. Conference registration fees, transportation and accommodation costs are eligible for reimbursement. Meals are not eligible for reimbursement. Proof of attendance (e.g. attendance tag), original receipts (accommodation & transportation) and boarding passes will be required. Students are encouraged to pursue additional sources of funding.

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

Ethel Elizabeth Anderson Graduate Award in Adult Learning

To be awarded to one or more graduate students in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education on the basis of financial need, research focus and academic merit. Applicants must be pursuing research on how adults who have been outside the normal educational stream acquire the basic literacy and related skills to achieve their educational milestones.

Applicants must be registered students in good standing during the 2017-2018 academic year and must have a demonstrated financial need pursuant to the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Funds (OSOTF) requirements. OSOTF awards are restricted to Ontario residents.  See OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment Form.

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, the value of each award will vary depending on endowment income (currently valued at $15,000) and the number of applicants. 

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

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 proposal 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 students in good academic standing during the 2017-2018 academic year.  

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, the value of each award will vary depending on endowment income (currently valued at $16,868) and the number of recipients. 

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

Michael Skolnik Graduate Student Award

To be awarded to one or more doctoral students in the Community College Leadership Cohort in the Higher Education Program on the basis of their academic performance, promise, and leadership. Applicants must be registered students in good academic standing during the 2017-2018 academic year.

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, the value of each award will vary depending on endowment income (currently valued at $18,000), and the number of recipients. 

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year 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 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 in good standing during the 2017-2018 academic year.

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, the value of each award will vary depending on endowment income (currently valued at $18,917) and the number of recipients. 

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

 

William G. Davis Graduate Student Fellowship in Community College Leadership

To be awarded to one or more doctoral students in the Community College Leadership Cohort in the Higher Education Program on the basis of their academic merit and financial need.

Applicants must be registered students in good academic standing during the 2017-2018 academic year and must have a demonstrated financial need based on the University’s criteria. See Financial Need Assessment Form.

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, the value of each award will vary depending on endowment income (currently valued at $10,660) and the number of recipients. 

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.

 

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 one or more of the following areas: gender, race, immigration, imperialism, colonialism, and activism connected to community development or work place learning and social change.

Applicants must be registered students in good academic standing during the 2017-2018 academic year and must have a demonstrated financial need based on the University’s criteria. See Financial Needs Assessment Form.

At the discretion of the Awards Committee, the value of each award will vary depending on endowment income (currently valued at $10,815) and the number of recipients. 

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year have now passed. Applications for the 2018/19 academic year TBA.