Scholarships & Opportunities

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 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 and External Scholarships, Awards, Competitions 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.

Scholarship opportunities are posted as received; annual deadlines are updated once the organization updates their new application deadlines.

No Fixed Deadline

NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassadors: The NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassadors (NISA) grant aims to engage Indigenous students and fellows in promoting interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) by visiting Canada’s Indigenous communities and schools and sharing their research and education experiences or participating in science promotion events and activities. The grant will cover costs associated with the proposed NSE promotion activity and Indigenous community or school visit. Value: up to $5,000. Additional details are available online.

NSERC Student Ambassadors: The purpose of the NSERC Student Ambassadors grant is to encourage post-secondary students and fellows to share their science and engineering experience with youth from groups that are under-represented in STEM. The grant will cover costs associated with the proposed science and engineering promotion outreach activity. Value: $1,000. Additional details are available online.


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. CEMF ensures applicants are considered for all awards they’re eligible for. Deadline extended: January 13, 2019 (midnight ET).

Laidlaw Scholars Program: The Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Program, also known as the Laidlaw Scholars Program, provides students funding to pursue research in any area of interest at U of T or anywhere in the world. Students will conduct their research in two summer sessions over two separate academic years (summer 2019 and 2020) and participate in a year-long leadership development program. Open to first- and second-year students from all backgrounds and fields of study. Students selected will receive financial support over two consecutive summers (up to a value of $10,950). Deadline: 5:00 p.m., January 14, 2019.

Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund for Study in a Second Official Language Award: The award was established by the Government of Canada to encourage young Canadians who wish to improve their proficiency in their second official language of Canada (English or French) and wish to pursue studies, on a full-time basis, at a Canadian university which functions in the other official language and in a milieu in which that language predominates. Eligible applicants must be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada. Full guidelines are available online. Deadline: January 14, 2019.

STEAM Horizon Awards: The objective of the STEAM Horizon Awards is to promote the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics (STEAM) to the next generation of scientists and engineers. The award will be given to individuals who clearly demonstrate inspiring achievement in these fields by applying their passion to have an impact on their community. Winners can approach their passion for technology and science from any angle, whether from an art and design perspective, research project, public outreach, or development of a new idea or product. Winners of the STEAM Horizon Awards will show strong potential to become ambassadors for STEAM fields for younger generations. To be eligible, you must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada; be 16 to 18 years of age at the time of the application; have been recognized for accomplishments in a formal capacity (e.g. selected as a winner or participant of a science fair, patent application, conference presentation) or less formal capacity (e.g. founding a coding club, developing a course for kids, creating an interactive art installation); have obtained, over the previous year of study, an academic average of 85% or higher; be preparing to enroll in the Fall of 2019 or currently enrolled in the first year of post-secondary education (university or college) in a STEAM field in Canada. Value: $25,000. Additional details available online. Deadline: January 16, 2020.

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, 2019.

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, 2019.


Amgen Scholars Canada Program: An immersive, 10-week program of research experience, professional development and social activities. Current undergraduate students who are academically excellent, passionate about biomedical science and interested in pursuing a career in science are encouraged to apply. The Amgen Scholars Canada Program particularly encourages applications from students who identify as part of a historically marginalized group(s) or face barriers to accessing research opportunities. No previous research experience is required to apply to this program but basic laboratory experience, such as an undergraduate laboratory course component, would be an asset. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019.

Wideman Prize Competition – Ontario: Wideman Education Foundation (WEF) is an inclusive community that promotes project management (PM) competencies and skills and connects individuals and organizations to the world of project management. The Foundation organizes a yearly competition that promotes project management skills among students. The theme of this year’s competition is “Project management: Reclaiming our environment.” Deadline: The application deadline is Feb. 22, 2019. Additional deadlines are available on the Foundation’s website.

Minerva Canada James Ham Safe Design Awards: Open to undergraduate and graduate 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: Intentions to apply are due Feb. 28, 2019, and applications are due April 2, 2019.


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 4, 2019.

CAE Bruce Aubin SAE Aerospace Design Award and CAE William Belfry Memorial SAE Scholarship: 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, 2019.

Canadian Friends of Hebrew University Fund Award: Open to students pursuing coursework, exchange, and/or research at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the summer of 2018. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. The award is open to both international and domestic students. Deadline: Mar. 22, 2019.

Toptal Scholarships for Women: Toptal will award five scholarships to aspiring female leaders in five global regions. Each winner will receive $10,000 (US) and a year of weekly one-on-one mentoring by a Toptal expert. Paint a picture for how you want to change the world after you complete your education. Formulate your plan for how you would accomplish this, and specify the type of mentorship that would make the biggest difference toward that outcome. Deadline: Mar. 31, 2019.



U of T Sustainability Innovation Prize: New, annual competition that offers $15,000 in prizes to recognize, reward and accelerate U of T’s most innovative sustainability ideas. Selected individuals or teams will compete by showcasing their ideas via a five-minute pitch to panel of judges. The three winning teams will receive $5,000 each to develop their ideas further. Open to all U of T faculties. Entry deadline: April 8, 2019.

MPOWER Global Citizen Scholarship: Four $5,000 scholarships awarded to international and DACA students enrolled at MPOWER partner universities. Deadline: April 15, 2019.

Universities Canada Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) Competition: Do you have an idea, concept, or design that addresses everyday accessibility issues? Share your concepts, programs, initiatives or designs to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility issues. Deadline: April 19, 2019.


Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute Elvie L. Smith Award: Presented in recognition and honour of the outstanding and unique contributions made by Elvie L. Smith. Award accompanied by a bursary of $5,000. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and CASI junior members in good standing. Candidate must be in the last year of undergraduate studies in January of the year the student applies for the award. Deadline: May 1, 2019.

Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute Charles Luttman Award: Presented in recognition and honour of the outstanding and unique contributions made by Charles Luttman. The award is accompanied by a bursary of $3,000. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and CASI junior members in good standing. Candidates must be in the next-to-last year of undergraduate studies in January of the year the student applies for the award. Deadline: May 1, 2019.

Ontario Aerospace Council Scholarships for Aerospace Studies: The Ontario Aerospace Council is pleased to offer four scholarships for students going into or currently enrolled in an aerospace studies program at a post-secondary institution in Ontario. The value of each scholarship is $2,500. Deadline: May 3, 2019.

RBC Capital Markets Diversity Scholarship: RBC Capital Markets is committed to fostering a diverse workplace and promoting inclusion to fuel innovation and economic prosperity. Through the Diversity Scholarships, they wish to recognize and reward exceptional undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in banking or finance. Up to eight scholarships are available. Scholarship recipients will receive $5,000 and an offer of paid employment for a 2020 Summer Analyst position. Recipients are also paired with a mentor. Deadline: May 17, 2019.

C.D. Howe Scholarship Endowment Fund National Engineering Scholarship: The scholarship supports students enrolled in a bachelor of engineering program in a Canadian university. Up to two scholarships will be awarded. The scholarships are valued at $7,500 CAD per year, tenable for up to three consecutive years or until the first degree is obtained. Students must submit their online application by May 28, 2019; students should also print a copy of their application and submit the application and their nomination form to Deadline: May 28, 2019.

Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) Bursary: CAWIC is a not-for-profit organization of women employed in various construction-related fields. 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, 2019.


Jeffrey Skoll Scholarships at the University of Toronto: The Skoll Scholarship is a newly-approved use of the funds from the Skoll Foundation to support business education for engineering students. One eligibility requirement is that a student must have taken (prior to fourth year) one of the three courses in the Engineering Business Minor (JRE300, JRE410 or JRE420). Additional eligibility requirements are posted online (UTORid login required). This year, the Skoll Scholarships will be in the amount of $10,000 with up to 40 scholarships awarded. Deadline: June 7, 2019 (extended).

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, to encourage young, female engineering students to pursue their academic careers at the graduate level. Details are available online. Inquiries may be directed to Pierina Filippone at Completed applications, along with supporting documents, should be emailed to Pierina no later than 11:59 p.m. on June 30. The Scholarship and Awards Committee will select a finalist to put forth as the University’s nominee. Deadline: June 30, 2019.


CTAA Undergraduate Scholarship: The Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA) is offering scholarships to support students preparing for careers in the general area of asphalt and paving technology. Eligible fields of study include chemistry, chemical engineering, and construction or civil engineering. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) Undergraduate Scholarship: Now open to engineering students in all disciplines. The scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in their third-year of studies in a bachelor’s program in engineering at an accredited university program; must be proceeding, in good standing, into fourth year by summer 2019. All applicants must apply for CPCI student membership; there is no charge for CPCI student membership. Deadline: July 3, 2019.

James Dyson Award: If you have an invention that solves a problem, they want to hear about it. The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It’s open to current and recent design engineering students and is run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering.  Deadline: July 11, 2019.

2019 Telus Diversity in Technology Scholarship: For applicants entering their final year of a bachelor degree or diploma in the field of technology. Scholarship amount: $5,000. Deadline: July 31, 2019.


WTS Toronto Chapter Scholarship: Scholarships are open to any student undertaking a degree in planning, engineering, economics, politics, the environment or another program that will lead to a career focused on transportation in either the public or private sectors. Applicants must attend an institution in the GTA or Hamilton area. Value: $2,500. Application. Deadline: September 30, 2019.


NEXT Canada: The Next 36 is a program that accelerates the growth of Canada’s most talented young entrepreneurs by providing mentorship, capital, and unparalleled founder development. Each year, they choose 36 young Canadian innovators and challenge them to build a new business venture or iterate and scale an existing idea with enormous potential. For eight months, these young entrepreneurs are mentored by successful Canadian entrepreneurs and business leaders, taught by some of the world’s top faculty, and seek funding from top investors to build their venture. The Next 36 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. Additional details are available online. Deadline: October 16, 2019.

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 $27,609. 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: Noon, October 21, 2019

Kordellas-Tripp Foundation Engineering Award: Valued at $6,035.98, 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, 2019.


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, 2019.

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. Value: approximately $1,900. 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: November 1, 2019.

Nortel Institute Undergraduate Scholarship: Valued at $1,900, 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: November 1, 2019.

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: November 1, 2019.

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: Forthcoming.

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 2020-2021 academic year. Value: $32,000 (renewable). Additional details are available online. Deadline: November 15, 2019.

Traditional Fulbright Canada Student Award: Traditional Fulbright Canada Student awards are 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. Awards may be held at any university, research centre, think tank, or government agency in the United States. Deadline: November 15, 2019.

The Personal’s Scholarship: The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) offers scholarships to students completing their fourth year of studies in engineering by December 31, 2019. Submit your completed application to Pierina Filippone no later than November 23; you may scan and email your application to The Faculty will review all applications and submit two students to OSPE for their consideration. Deadline: Forthcoming.

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, 2019. 


School of Cities Student Fellowship: Open to current students at U of T who have a strong interest in and passion for urban issues and critical challenges, motivated to initiate and lead an innovative and impactful project, available to participate in SofC program activities and contribute to the SofC community in unique ways. Areas of engagement include but are not limited to animating a monthly student-led Conversation Café, community engagement and outreach, working on a policy brief, writing op-eds, an activation, art installation, running a blog, organizing debates, mindstorms, a podcast etc. The fellowship program provides a monetary award of $2,000 to each fellow, mentorship and shared space in the School of Cities office for the duration of the fellowship. Deadline: Forthcoming.

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). All applicants must be SPE Members (free for students). If you are not a member, you can easily register for free at (select the option where Chevron sponsors the membership). Deadline:Forthcoming.