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Merit-Based Awards

Merit-based awards are awarded for demonstrated academic excellence, often in combination with other attributes such as contribution to a specific community. Awards may be program-specific, or available to the general Chang School student population.

How to apply for merit-based awards through AwardSpring

  1. Have/Create a student number.
  2. Create an AwardSpring account as all Chang School merit-based awards are administered through AwardSpring.
  3. In AwardSpring, submit a general application and your qualifications will be matched to all merit-based award opportunities for which you are eligible. If you are not matched for a specific opportunity that you are interested in, there is at least one qualification that makes you ineligible. Check your AwardSpring account for updates.
  4. For detailed financial assistance information/dates, please refer to the following: Financial Information Guide, The Chang School, TMAPS and/or Registrar's Office.

Have questions? Contact us at ceawardsbursary@torontomu.ca.

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Awards Available

Award Name Eligibility/Criteria Value Application Deadline
Amy Casey Leadership Award Students registered in a Certificate in Business, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who have completed two courses in the certificate and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Amy Perez Casey BIPOC Student Award for Access to Education Students registered in a certificate in The Chang School, enrolled in a course in the certificate, who completed two courses in the certificate, who self-identify as BIPOC and first-generation post-secondary school student, who demonstrate financial need and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 

Catherine Bountrogianni Award in Early Childhood Studies (Part-Time Degree Program)

Students registered in the Early Childhood Studies part-time direct entry degree program, who completed three courses in the program and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award Students registered in the Certificate in Graphic Communications, Media Writing Fundamentals, or Publishing, enrolled in one course in the certificate or completed CGCM 720 and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Communicators’ Forum Award Students registered in the Certificate Public Relations or Strategic Marketing, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who demonstrate financial need and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.33 (B+).

Varies

Available: 1

January 15 to March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Community Safety and Wellbeing Spatial Analytics Leaders Award

Students registered in the Certificate in Applied Digital Geography and GIS or Crime Analytics enrolled in one course in the certificate and who have the highest CGPA.

$2,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Desmond Glynn Excellence in Arts Award Students registered in a Certificate in Arts, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who completed 50% of the certificate and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.3 (B+).

$1,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni Award in Psychology Students registered in the Certificate in Psychology, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who completed two courses in the certificate and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$2,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Gervan Fearon Award for Access to Post-Secondary Education Incoming students with demonstrated financial need who are registered in the forthcoming Fall term for the Transition Foundations Program through Spanning the Gaps - Access to Post-Secondary Education.

$1, 000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
G. Raymond Chang Award Students registered in a certificate in The Chang School or part-time degree program, who completed 75% of the certificate/program, who demonstrate financial need and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$3,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Hansa and Ramesh Mehta Award in Fundraising Management Students registered in the Certificate in Fundraising Management, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who completed 50% of the certificate including CVFM 202, who self-identify as racialized and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Award (Offered jointly with founding scholarship partners Canlyte and Osram Sylvania) Students registered in the Certificate in Lighting Design, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who demonstrate financial need and who have a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (B- to C+).

Varies

Available: 2

January 15 to March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
Joan Alexander Cultural Ambassador Award - Certificate of Caribbean Studies Students registered in the Certificate in Caribbean Studies, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who demonstrate financial need and who self-identify as racialized. Preference will be given to a student of Caribbean descent.

$1,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Josette M. Billich Award in Nursing Students enrolled in a Nursing course through The Chang School, who volunteer within the community and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B). Preference will be given to a student who self-identifies as a Black female with Caribbean descent.

$1,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
LIFE Institute Jack Brown Award Students registered in a Certificate in The Chang School or Gateway for International Professionals, enrolled in one course in the certificate and who demonstrate financial need.

$1, 000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Lloyd and Daphne Chin-Loy Award in Mental Health and Addictions Students registered in the Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who completed two courses in the certificate and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Marilynn Booth Award Students who demonstrate financial need, if new enrolled in first course in the certficate, and if returning registered in a certificate, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who completed three courses in the certificate and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available: Varies

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Marsh Jeanneret Memorial Award Students registered in the Certificate in Publishing and enrolled in one course in the certificate.

$1,000

Available: 2

April, August, and December each year. Dates to be announced on the Publishing student email service.
MNP Aspiring Entrepreneur Scholarship Students registered in the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business, enrolled in one course in the certificate and who demonstrate financial need.

$1,500

Available: 1

To be announced. 
Nick P. Bada Award for Excellence in Project Management Students registered in the Certificate in Project Management, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who completed the five core courses (CITM 750 or CTEC 210, CKPM 203, CKPM 209, CKPM 211, and CKPM 212) and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.33 (B+).

$1,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Pearson Canada Award Students registered in the Certificate in Publishing and enrolled in one course in the certificate.

$1,000

Available: 2

April, August, and December each year. Dates to be announced on the Publishing student email service.
Penny Appeal Canada Community Changemaker Award - Fall 2024 Students registered in the Certificate in Community Engagement, Leadership, and Development, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who have completed three courses in the certificate, who demonstrate financial need and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available: 5

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Penny Appeal Canada Community Changemaker Award - Winter 2024 Students registered in the Certificate in Community Engagement, Leadership, and Development, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who completed three courses in the certificate, who demonstrate financial need and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available: 5

January 15 to March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
Pierre Taillon Award Students registered in the Certificate in Strategic Marketing, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who completed two courses in the certificate and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Robert Weaver Award for Editorial Excellence

Students registered in the Certificate in Publishing and enrolled in one course in the certificate.

$1,000

Available: 2

April, August, and December each year. Dates to be announced on the Publishing student email service.
Sandra Kerr Award in Community Engagement Students registered in the Certificate Aging and Gerontology or Community Engagement, Leadership and Development, enrolled in one course in the certificate and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
SlimmDuck Scholarship Incoming students of Caribbean descent who are registered in the forthcoming Fall term for the Transition Foundations Program through Spanning the Gaps - Access to Post-Secondary Education.

$5,000

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated.
Stella Award Students must be a member/participant within The Chang School, Programs for 50+ and Community Engagement, The Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO or LIFE Institute and who created an original one-act play.

up to $1,000

Available: Varies

Application form (PDF) is available online and due February 23, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
The Fundraising Lab Award in Fundraising Management Students registered in the Certificate in Fundraising Management, enrolled in one course in the certificate and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available:1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
The Rivi Frankle Award for Fundraising Management Students registered in the Certificate in Fundraising Management and enrolled in the final course in the certificate.

$1,000

Available:1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
TMAPS Academic Excellence and Achievement Award  Students enrolled in a Chang School continuing education distance course, who have a part-time course load and who have a minimum CGPA of 2.67 (B-).

$450

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Toronto Urban Growers' Bursary - Fall 2024 Students enrolled in a course in the Certificate in Urban Agriculture or Food Security and who self-identify as an Indigenous person in Canada or Black.

$1, 000

Available: 1 

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Toronto Urban Growers' Bursary - Winter 2024 Students enrolled in a course in the Certificate in Urban Agriculture or Food Security and who self-identify as an Indigenous person in Canada or Black.

$1, 000

Available: 1 

January 15 to March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
W. Robert Crampton Award in Criminal Justice and Criminology Students registered in the Certificate in Criminal Justice and Criminology, enrolled in one course in the certificate, who completed two courses in the certificate and who have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B).

$1,000

Available:1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 
Wallace A. Matheson Award for Creativity and Innovation in Educational Publishing Students registered in the Certificate in Publishing and enrolled in one course in the certificate.

$800

Available: 2

April, August, and December each year. Dates to be announced on the Publishing student email service.
Walter G. Pitman Award Students registered in a Certificate in The Chang School and enrolled in one course in the certificate.

$350

Available: 1

Application will be online late August 2024. Website will be updated. 

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