In-Course Scholarships

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 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 Online Estimator to indicate financial need.

International or out-of-province students are not eligible for OSOTF awards.

Internal Scholarships, Awards and Grants


5T3 (1953) Engineering Award: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of their graduation year, the Class of 5T3 made a commitment to create an award fund to support a scholarship for upper-year students. The award is valued at $26,495. Third-year students are invited to apply. Requirements: Canadian citizen or permanent resident, excellent academic record and financial need. Extra-curricular activities will also considered. Students must update their e-Portfolio as part of the application process. Deadline: October 25, 2017.

Kordellas-Tripp Foundation Engineering Award: Valued at $4,784.45, the Award was established through a generous donation by Nicolas Kordellas and Shirley Tripp. The Award is given to students in their third or fourth year of studies. Decisions are based on financial need and social awareness. Deadline: October 31, 2017.


Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards: The Cressy Awards recognize students in their final year of study, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70, who have made outstanding volunteer contributions for at least one year to the University and the wider community. Deadline: November 17, 2017.


Class of 3T5 Second Mile Award: Valued at $6,250, the award is given to an individual based on a combination of what they accomplished during their undergraduate years and what the Selection Committee thinks the individual will accomplish in their post-graduation life. Deadline: January 22, 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.


WTS Toronto Chapter Scholarship: Scholarships are open to any student undertaking a degree in planning, engineering, economics, politics, the environment or another program that leads to a career focused on transportation in either the public or private sectors. Applicants must attend an institution in the GTA or Hamilton area. $2,500 per candidate (two are selected). Application. Deadline: October 13, 2017.

NEXT Canada: The Next 36 is now NEXT Canada and is open to students in their final two years of study or who have graduated within the past year. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. The program is looking for students who have displayed an entrepreneurial initiative in the past. Deadline: October 17, 2017.

November 2017

Women’s Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Burge Connell Bursary: Awarded annually to an undergrad in their third or fourth year of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program or Arts & Science Geology program. Deadline: November 1, 2017.

The Personal’s 2018 Scholarship: The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) offers scholarships to students completing their fourth year of studies in engineering by December 2018. Submit your completed application to Pierina Filippone no later than November 13; you may scan and email your application to The Faculty will review all applications and submit two students to OSPE for their consideration. Deadline: November 13, 2017.

Traditional Fulbright Canada Student Award: Intended for Canadian citizens who are graduate students, prospective graduate students, or promising young professionals who wish to study and/or conduct research in the United States. Deadline: November 15, 2017.

2018 Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University: Fellows are selected on the basis of outstanding academic excellence, strength of character and potential for leadership in their fields. Up to three fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University in the 2018-2019 academic year. Additional details are available online. Deadline: November 24, 2017.

William H. McGannon Foundation Scholarship: A Canadian organization that supports risk management education and promotes the profession. The Foundation provides scholarships, research grants, and student activities. They are currently accepting applications for student scholarships. If you are a student who has an interest in risk/hazards and some industry experience, you are encouraged to apply. Deadline: November 30, 2017.


Society of Petroleum Engineers Canadian Education Foundation (SPECEF) Scholarship: SPECEF will award scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to highly-qualified students studying at an institution in Canada. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents, enrolled in full-time studies, have an interest in the petroleum industry and be a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). If you are not a member, you can easily register for free at (select the option where Chevron sponsors the membership). Deadline: December 15, 2017.


Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) Awards: CEMF undergraduate engineering awards are open to women enrolled in accredited engineering programs in Canada. There is a common application for all undergraduate awards; applicants do not apply for a particular award. The CEMF ensures each applicant is considered for all awards she is eligible for. Deadline: January 5, 2017

Women’s Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Edith Tyrrell Award and Medal: Awarded annually to an undergraduate student in their third or fourth year of studies in the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program or Arts & Science Geology program. Candidates must rank in the top quarter of their class and demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, as evidenced through active extra-curricular and/or community involvement. Deadline: January 26, 2018.

Women’s Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Wood Scholarship: Awarded annually to an undergraduate student in their third or fourth year of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program or Arts & Science Earth Science program. Candidates must be pursuing studies related to a career in the mining industry and demonstrate financial need. Additional consideration will be given to students with leadership skills. Deadline: January 26, 2018.

Nortel Institute Undergraduate Scholarship: Valued at $5,000, the scholarship is awarded to undergraduates in their second or third year of study in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Faculty of Arts and Science, UTM or UTSC. Candidates are considered on the basis of financial need, academic merit and an essay. Applicants must submit an essay (maximum 500 words) on “The role and importance of nanofabrication as well as its potential impact on society.” Two references required. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

3M National Student Fellowship: The fellowship honours up to ten full-time students at Canadian post-secondary institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives. Deadline: January 31, 2018.


Minerva Canada James Ham Safe Design Awards: Open to undergraduate engineering students enrolled at a Canadian university, college or OHS program. The awards go to students who make an original and unique contribution to the integration of safety into engineering design. First prize is $3,500; second prize is $1,500. Through these awards, Minerva Canada and the WSIB honour James Ham whose Royal Commission Report on Health and Safety led to the creation of Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and to the adoption of the Internal Responsibility System in Ontario workplaces. Deadline: February 2, 2018.


FOCUS! A climate change student video contest: Open to all students studying at a post-secondary institution in Canada. The contest invites students to use their imagination and video-making skills to make a short film about climate change. Full details are available online. The prize for first place is $10,000 and a public screening of the film. Deadline: March 15, 2018.

CAE Bruce Aubin SAE Aerospace Design Award and CAE William Belfry Memorial SAE Scholarship: As part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebration, and in recognition of the importance of transportation and mobility design engineering for the future of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) has partnered with the SAE Foundation Canada to offer an undergraduate scholarship in transportation and mobility engineering and an award for university student’s outstanding aerospace design. The CAE Bruce Aubin SAE Aerospace Design Award is valued at $800. The CAE William G. Belfry Memorial SAE Scholarship is valued at $2,000. The award and scholarship will be given annually to top engineering students from across Canada. Deadline: March 20, 2018.