Franco Vaccarino UTSC Graduate Scholarship

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Award Overview

  • Notice of Intent Deadline: September 25, 2023 (5PM) via Microsoft Form

  • Application Deadline: October 2, 2023 (5PM)

  • Value and Durations: one-time award of $2,500.00

  • Required Legal Status: Full-time domestic or international student.

  • Results: November


The Franco Vaccarino UTSC Graduate Scholarship is named in honour of Professor Franco Vaccarino, who was the Vice-President and 9th Principal of the University of Toronto Scarborough. The scholarship will be awarded to first-year research Master's or Doctoral students whose graduate research is based at UTSC. Applicants will be evaluated on academic merit, experiential university-based contributions, and demonstrated success in areas outside academia.


One-time award of $2,500.00

Eligibility to Apply

  1. Full-time domestic or international student.

  2. Registered in the first year of either a Research Master's or Doctoral Program. Professional programs are not eligible.

  3. Eligible students must be UTSC Affiliated and their graduate research must be based at UTSC.

Selection Criteria

  1. Academic Merit

  2. Experiential University-based contributions (includes undergraduate or graduate research, Field Courses, Clinical Placements, Internships, Practicums, Co-op placements, Studies Abroad and Community-Engaged learning within a credit course)

  3. Demonstrated success or impact in areas outside of academia (e.g.  sports, arts, music, social enterprise)

Application Process

The application package must include the following:

  1. Completed Franco Vaccarino Graduate Scholarship's application form

  2. CV (curriculum vitae)

  3. Scanned transcripts (a scanned copy of original transcripts or a screen capture from the institution's student web service, are acceptable)

Please provide the requested documentation as one file using the following naming convention: FirstLastName_FV2023-24

The completed Franco Vaccarino UTSC Graduate Scholarship application package should be submitted to by October 2, 2023 (5 PM).


All applicants will be notified of the results via e-mail in November.

Contact & Resources

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