Registered engineering students are considered for scholarships after each academic year. While some scholarships are based on academic achievement, others have additional criteria.
Ensure your Online Engineering Portfolio is current and complete. The Scholarships Committee uses information in the portfolio to select awards recipients.
Additionally, the “Scholarships and Financial Aid” chapter of the Academic Calendar lists available Faculty scholarships.
Admissions and In-Course Scholarship Payments
If awarded, both in-course and admissions scholarships are typically paid in the Fall Session once the student is officially registered.
If a student is receiving a scholarship that is greater than their minimum payment to register they are eligible to defer their fees. The student must submit a Fee Deferral Form to the Office of the Registrar (GB 157) or to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to or on the last day to pay or defer fees for the session.
The 2016-2017 Fee Deferral Form will be available in mid-July.
Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) Awards
Eligible candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and demonstrate financial need. Additionally, prior to starting a post-secondary program, candidates must have lived in Ontario for twelve consecutive months.
Financial need is most easily demonstrated with receipt of OSAP for the current year. Other examples of financial need will be considered.
For admission OSOTF awards, it is crucial that applicants complete the UTAPS application to indicate financial need.
International or out-of-province students are not eligible for OSOTF awards.
Internal Scholarships, Awards and Grants
Skoll Scholarship: This year, Skoll Scholarships will be in the amount of $5,000. Up to 40 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must be proceeding to their fourth year of undergraduate engineering studies, Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, Ontario resident, have taken (prior to fourth year) one of the three core courses in the Engineering business minor (e.g. JRE 300, JRE 410, JRE 420), intent to complete the Engineering Business Minor, and established financial need either through OSAP eligibility or through a separate budget statement provided in the application for this scholarship. Short essay required. Additional information and requirements are posted online (UTOR id required). Deadline: April 7, 2017.
External Scholarships, Awards and Grants
Human Resources Canada provides students with valuable information about financing a university education. The site also allows students to add their names to a database that notifies them of awards they may be eligible for.
The Faculty also uses the information in the Online Engineering Portfolio to assist in identifying potential candidates for external awards.
Current external scholarship opportunities will be posted as received.
William G. Belfry Memorial/SAE Scholarship: Sponsored by the SAE Foundation Canada and SAE Central Ontario Section. This award recognizes top students for their leadership and design activities associated with SAE International and for their insights into engineering design education. Eligibility: Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents who are currently enrolled in the final year of a Canadian university undergraduate engineering program. Deadline: April 30, 2017.
Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) 2017 HENAAC Scholarship. The applicant portal is now open. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate strong leadership or service within the Hispanic community. Deadline: April 30, 2017.
2017 CAWIC Bursary: CAWIC is a not-profit organization of women employed in various construction related fields and one of their mandates is to promote education and encourage young women to pursue careers in the construction industry. CAWIC offers bursaries to female students who aspire to careers in construction related fields. Deadline: May 30, 2017.
Order of the White Rose: The Polytechnique Montreal Order of the White Rose is an annual Canada-wide scholarship created in honour of the 14 victims of the tragedy on December 6, 1989, and is meant to encourage young female engineering students to pursue their academic careers at the graduate level. Applications may be submitted to Pierina Filippone at email@example.com no later than 11:59 p.m., June 3, 2017. The Scholarships & Awards Committee will select the finalist to put forth as the University’s nominee. Deadline: June 3, 2017.
2017 James Dyson Award: James Dyson is challenging your engineers and scientists in Canada and around the world to “design something that solves a problem”. The award is open to university students, including graduating students. The international grand prize is $40,000. Details are available online. Deadline: July 20, 2017.