Scholarships & Awards

Last year, we awarded over $2.8 million to you, our students, in celebration of your hard work and academic achievements. Here’s a look at what UTSC accomplished in a year of scholarships and awards: 

Entrance Scholarships $2M
Named Entrance Awards $215, 000
In-Course Awards $605, 000
Students on the Dean's List  1,810

In-Course Awards & Scholarships
In-course awards and scholarships are an opportunity for the University to recognize and celebrate academic excellence. We are honoured to consider eligible students to be formally recognized for their efforts and achievements. For detailed information about awards, please visit the ‘Finances’ section of the Office of the Registrar’s website. 

Dean’s List
The Dean’s List is published annually in the Fall. All students who have achieved a CGPA of 3.5 or better in their most recent year of study will be considered as long as they have completed a minimum of 1.5 credits during the previous Fall, Winter, and Summer.

Graduation Awards
All graduating students are automatically considered. Students who graduate in November are considered for these awards during the Spring Convocation. These include graduation with distinction and graduation with high distinction, as well as medals and prizes awarded for outstanding achievement during your final year of undergraduate study.

Applying for Scholarships & Awards
Use the UTSC Awards Profile to submit one easy and quick application and we will automatically consider you for all eligible scholarships. See steps to apply:

  1. Visit: 
  2. Login with your UTORid and password.
  3. Fill out your application anytime between the start of September until May 31. Make as many changes as you need until the deadline. 
  4. Submit one reference letter (maximum two for each year that you apply). 
  5. Review and submit your application by May 31.

The UTSC Awards Committee will review applications once the deadline has passed, and applicants will be notified of their results via email by the end of August. If you have questions or require support please contact Lisa Lamanna, Manager of Awards & Scholarships, at:

Payment of Your Scholarship
Entrance scholarships and in-course awards will be automatically credited to your ACORN account in October before service charges are applied. 

If the value of your scholarship is greater than your owing tuition balance, it will first be applied toward your outstanding fees. Any remaining funds will be refunded to your bank account via direct deposit (if you provided that information on ACORN).

External Award Payments
If you are receiving an external scholarship from outside of the University, these must be provided by cheque and should be made payable to the University of Toronto. The recipient’s full name and U of T Student Number must be clearly recorded on the cheque. The external organization must also include a letter with more detail about the purpose of the funds.

The award cheques should be mailed to the following address:

Student Awards
Enrolment Services
University of Toronto
172 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 0A3