Financial Support

Completion Grants/Emergency Funding

During the academic year, a student who has received a student loan for the academic year may apply to the School of Graduate Students for a Completion Grant/Emergency Funding on the basis of issues that are unforeseen. Students apply directly to the School of Graduate Studies. The University requires that students, before registering, have established an ability to pay for their school expenses in terms of tuition, accommodation, food, travel and clothing, as examples. Bursaries are limited funds that are available to students who experience need as a result of sudden and unforeseen circumstances that could prevent completion of their educational programs.

Conference Travel Support

Current FIFSW PhD and MSW students are eligible for $400 per academic year for the presentation of peer-reviewed presentations at social work and social work related conferences.

Approval of the allocation of these funds should be requested from the Associate Dean, Academic’s Office with the following documentation in hard copy:

1.     Letter of acceptance of presentation from conference planning committee or abstract of presentation

2.     Original receipts as follows:

  • Conference registration fees
  • Airfare: include your paid receipt/invoice and boarding passes
  • Accommodation: detailed statement of charges from the hotel
  • Ground transport: receipts for taxis, train or bus
  • Meals: an itemized receipt (not credit card receipts) for all meals is required. Alcohol is not eligible.

3.    If you have received the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Conference Grant please provide a copy of the award letter.

Contact Natasha Valentine the Assistant to the Associate Dean, Academic’s Office:

n.valentine@utoronto.ca
(416) 978-5659

Internal Awards

University-wide awards

Made possible through the generous support of numerous donors. For a list of awards and application procedures visit the School of Graduate Studies.

 

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Scholarships/Bursaries

The following awards are administered through the FIFSW. To be considered, the applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in either the MSW or PhD programs. Award values range from $500-$7000.

The Internal Awards System is live and accessible only during the application period in the Fall Session via http://internalawards.socialwork.utoronto.ca. The deadline to apply is typically in early October.

Students who applied are notified near the end of the Fall Session and award recipients receive funding after classes commence for the Winter Session, in January.

The awards available to registered students are listed below under the following categories:

Community Based Practice
Direct Practice (Individual/Families/Groups)
Diversity Based
Financial Need
Gerontology Based
Health Based
International or Rural Based
Leadership, Merit, Social Policy and Research

Community Based Practice

Sharon and Larry Enkin Community Leadership Award

To be awarded to a full-time MSW or PhD student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, who has demonstrated active volunteerism and outstanding leadership in the community. Students must be in good academic standing. The student’s resume must accompany the application. The student recipient will be recognized at a special Faculty Awards event.

The Florence Hutner Bursary

One award (annual income) to a student who is proceeding to the MSW degree in community practice who demonstrates financial need.

Harry A. Newman Memorial Scholarship

To be awarded to a MSW or PhD student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work who has demonstrated active volunteerism in the community, academic excellence and financial need. Must meet OTSS requirements.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

Arlene Perly Rae Award

One award (annual income) to be awarded on the basis of financial need to a MSW or doctoral student who has demonstrated consistent academic achievement and has shown an interest in the progress of wider community through committee involvement, political activism, community service or volunteerism. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

The Tzu Chi Bursaries in Social Work

Five awards ($2000 each or awards of varying value to a total of $10,000) on the basis of financial need to a student with at least a “B” average who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and who is active in the community or charitable organization.

Richard ‘Dick’ Weiler Scholarship

To be awarded to a student(s) registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, on the basis of financial need and whose academic program and philosophical extra-curricular interests focus on social justice and social development, nationally and locally, in Canada. Must meet OTSS requirements.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

Lenny Wong Scholarship OSOTF II

Awarded on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency to a registered full-time graduate student enrolled at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate volunteerism and community activism in the Chao Chow community. Academic merit will be considered, also. Applicants must meet (OSOTF II) conditions.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF II)

To be eligible , students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and satisfy one of the following criteria:
1) student has always resided in Ontario;
2) Ontario is the last province that the student has resided in for 12 consecutive months without being a full-time post-secondary student;
3) student who is considered married for OSAP purposes can be considered an Ontario resident if the student’s partner has resided in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the last day of the month in which classes began for the student’s most recent period of full-time post-secondary studies and during this time, the student’s partner was not enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies;
4) a single dependent student can be considered an Ontario resident if the student’s parent(s), step-parent(s), legal guardian(s), or official sponsor(s) has resided in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the last day of the month in which classes began for the student’s most recent period of full-time post-secondary studies.

Direct Practice (Individual/Families/Groups)

Arthur Dalfen Scholarship

To be awarded to a student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, on the basis of fiancial need, specializing in the area of Children and their Families. First award, 2011.

Paul Dodd Memorial Bursaries

To be awarded to a full-time MSW student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, on the basis of financial need, whose focus is clinical social work.

Zelda Feldbrill Memorial Award

One award (annual income). To be awarded on the basis of financial need to a registered full-time student enrolled at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work with a demonstrated interest in working with families, children and adolescents. Recipient must meet OSOTF conditions.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Charles Fine Memorial Bursary

One award to be awarded to a student enrolled in the first year of Social work with preference being given to a candidate in Social Group Work who shows a special interest in youth, particularly emotionally disturbed youth or children.

Richard and Bobbie Kunreuther Scholarship

One award (annual income) to a registered MSW or PhD student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work concentrating on direct practice in child and family. The award will be given to a student on the basis of financial need. Merit also will be considered.

Dr. Norma C. Lang Award

To be awarded to one or more PhD student(s) registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work whose dissertation focuses on group work in social work. Merit will be considered.

Marilyn R. Love Scholarship

To be awarded to a MSW student(s) registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, specializing in the area of Children and their Families on the basis of financial need. Merit will be considered.

R. Loch Macdonald Scholarship

To be awarded to a full-time MSW student registered at the FIFSW on the basis of merit and a strong interest in hospital-based social work, including research. The intention of the award is to provide funding for a student who has either worked, or completed a practicum, or who is registered in a practicum, in a hospital setting. Preference will be given to a student with a practicum at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Students must have achieved a grade point average in the A range (3.7 – 4.0) in the last academic year of study and demonstrate financial need.

The Agnes MacPhail Memorial Bursary

Candidates will be registered MSW students who demonstrate suitability for work in the field of Correction and Penology. Preference will be given to a female student. Financial need will also be considered.

Dr. Gwen Mulock Award

The applicant must be registered in the second year of the Two-Year MSW Program or a full-time One-Year MSW student with Advanced Standing. Preference will be given to a candidate with an interest in the area of medical social work.

Grace Safeer Goldberg Award

To be awarded to a registered 2nd year MSW student with a minimum B average at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work concentrating on direct practice in the area of child and family. The award will be given on the basis of financial need. Must meet OSOTF, OTSS conditions.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

The Samuel Godfrey – Y.M. & Y.W.H.A. Memorial Bursary

One award to a registered MSW student specializing in work with individuals, families and small groups.

The Simon Family Scholarship

To be awarded to an MSW student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, on the basis of financial need, participating in an exchange program through the Haifa University Collaborative Project. Must meet OTSS.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

PPEF – Marion C. Soloway Scholarship

To be awarded to a PhD student(s) registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, on the basis of merit, whose research focus is clinical practice.

Sprott Asset Management-Foundations for the Future

To be awarded to 5 MSW students registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, specializing in Children and their Families, on the basis of financial need.

Diversity Based

Beutel, Ridgewood, Rodgers Aboriginal Scholarships

To be awarded to Aboriginal students registered in the MSW Program at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, on the basis of financial need. This award is intended for students in the Advanced Aboriginal Practice Initiative Program (AAPI).

Chancellor Rose Wolfe Scholarship and Native Student Fund

One award to a registered MSW or PhD Native student based on proven scholastic ability. Financial need may be a consideration.

FIFSW Tuition Fee Bursaries

To be awarded to MSW students enrolled full-time in either the first or second year of the Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency specialization, who demonstrate financial need.

Applicants must be already accepted into the MSW Program at the time of application and must maintain full-time registration status throughout the academic year.

Bursaries are open to eligible Canadian Citizens and international students. Demonstration of financial need is required.

Students will be expected to budget accordingly to meet their financial needs through employment, OSAP, Band Funding, and any other resources available to them. These bursaries have been established to address unmet need up to a maximum of $5,000 each. The bursary will be paid directly to student tuition.

The Barbara Greene Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time MSW or PhD student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work on the basis of financial need and demonstrated academic achievement. Preference will be given to an Aboriginal student(s).

Dr. Daniel G. Hill Sr. Scholarship

One award (annual income) to be awarded on the basis of financial need to a student enrolled in the MSW program, with consideration given to recruitment, incentives, support and retention of Black students. Academic merit will also be considered. Applicants must meet OSOTF II/OTSS requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF II)

To be eligible , students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and satisfy one of the following criteria:
1) student has always resided in Ontario;
2) Ontario is the last province that the student has resided in for 12 consecutive months without being a full-time post-secondary student;
3) student who is considered married for OSAP purposes can be considered an Ontario resident if the student’s partner has resided in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the last day of the month in which classes began for the student’s most recent period of full-time post-secondary studies and during this time, the student’s partner was not enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies;
4) a single dependent student can be considered an Ontario resident if the student’s parent(s), step-parent(s), legal guardian(s), or official sponsor(s) has resided in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the last day of the month in which classes began for the student’s most recent period of full-time post-secondary studies.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

Gordon S. Wolfe/Jewish Family & Child Scholarship

One award to be given to a registered student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, in a practicum at Jewish Family & Child Service, on the basis of financial need. Merit will be considered. Must meet OTSS requirements.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

The Caroline MacDonald Bursary

Candidates are registered MSW students who are proceeding into the second year of the MSW program. Preference will be given to an Asian student. Promise of leadership in Social Work, consideration being given also to academic standing and financial need.

The Beverly & Emerson Mascoll Graduate Scholarship

One award (annual income) with consideration given to a Black Canadian Resident/Citizen, who is a student in the MSW program, and who demonstrates financial need and good performance. The intention is to promote higher education for students in the Black community. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Ridgewood Aboriginal Scholarship

To be awarded to an Aboriginal student(s) or a student(s) working with Aboriginal Communities who are registered in the MSW or PhD Program at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.

The Jean Avon Shek Scholarship

To be awarded to a MSW or PhD student on the basis of financial need and demonstrated academic achievement at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.  Preference to be given to an Aboriginal student in community practice or to a student from Africa, Asia or Latin America. Must meet OTSS requirements.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

Sing Tao Canada Foundation Scholarship

To be awarded to a Chinese student who is fluent in Mandarin/Cantonese, on the basis of financial need and Canadian residency, registered in the MSW program at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.  The intention of the award is to promote and increase the number of students attending the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, from the Chinese community, with the objective of increasing the number of social workers working with the Chinese community in Canada.

The Margaret Florence Lockhart Snowden Bursary

One award (annual income) on the basis of financial need. Academic merit will also be considered. If there are two equally strong candidates for this award, preference could be given to the candidate with a demonstrated interest in Aboriginal people as a Social Work area of focus. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Marion Soloway Scholarship in Social Work Practice

To be awarded to a full-time student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work, on the basis of financial need and merit whose focus is clinical practice in a social work setting.

Financial Need

Jack Amos OSOTF II Award

To be awarded on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency to a registered graduate student enrolled at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Must meet OSOTF II Award requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF II)

To be eligible , students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and satisfy one of the following criteria:
1) student has always resided in Ontario;
2) Ontario is the last province that the student has resided in for 12 consecutive months without being a full-time post-secondary student;
3) student who is considered married for OSAP purposes can be considered an Ontario resident if the student’s partner has resided in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the last day of the month in which classes began for the student’s most recent period of full-time post-secondary studies and during this time, the student’s partner was not enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies;
4) a single dependent student can be considered an Ontario resident if the student’s parent(s), step-parent(s), legal guardian(s), or official sponsor(s) has resided in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the last day of the month in which classes began for the student’s most recent period of full-time post-secondary studies.

John G. and Joan Anderson Memorial Bursary

One award (annual income) to a student in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work on the basis of financial need. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Eleanor Frances Day Award

Awarded to a student in either the MSW or PhD programs who demonstrates financial need. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Gene Dufty Odell Memorial Bursary Fund

To be awarded to a full-time MSW or PhD students registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work, on the basis of financial need. Must meet OTSS conditions.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

E.J.U. Award

One award (annual income) to a MSW student on the basis of financial need and demonstrated academic effort. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

The Ember Award

To be awarded to a MSW student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work on the basis of financial need.

Factor-Inwentash Graduate Scholarships (need-based)

To be awarded on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency to a registered graduate student enrolled at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (in accordance with the University of Toronto Policy on Student Awards and OTSS program guidelines).

Gayle Gilchrist James Scholarships

To be awarded to a full-time student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work on the basis of financial need. Must meet OTSS conditions.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

Svanhuit and Gordon Henley Josie (OTSS) Scholarship

To be awarded to an MSW student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work on the basis of financial need.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

The Irene McDonald Bursary

One award to a graduate student from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work on the basis of financial need. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

MSW Scholarship Fund

Awards are based on the annual income. To be awarded to a MSW student on the basis of financial need. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Professor Albert Rose Student Emergency Bursary Fund

Bursary funds may be awarded to a MSW or PhD student who is in need of financial assistance due to circumstances beyond her/his control (e.g. unexpected medical/dental bills, family emergency requiring funds for out of town travel.) Contact the Faculty Registrar for an application if you experience need as a result of sudden or unforeseen circumstances during your program. You will be asked to provide acceptable evidence of expenses. Must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

The Irene So Scholarship

One award (annual income) to be awarded to a registered MSW student at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work on the basis of financial need. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

The Ward Bursary

One or more awards (based on the annual income) to a MSW Program student on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency. Must meet OSOTF II requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF II)

To be eligible , students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and satisfy one of the following criteria:
1) student has always resided in Ontario;
2) Ontario is the last province that the student has resided in for 12 consecutive months without being a full-time post-secondary student;
3) student who is considered married for OSAP purposes can be considered an Ontario resident if the student’s partner has resided in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the last day of the month in which classes began for the student’s most recent period of full-time post-secondary studies and during this time, the student’s partner was not enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies;
4) a single dependent student can be considered an Ontario resident if the student’s parent(s), step-parent(s), legal guardian(s), or official sponsor(s) has resided in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the last day of the month in which classes began for the student’s most recent period of full-time post-secondary studies.

Simon Woo Scholarship

To be awarded on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency to a registered graduate student enrolled at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. OSOTF II Award restrictions.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF II)

To be eligible , students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and satisfy one of the following criteria:
1) student has always resided in Ontario;
2) Ontario is the last province that the student has resided in for 12 consecutive months without being a full-time post-secondary student;
3) student who is considered married for OSAP purposes can be considered an Ontario resident if the student’s partner has resided in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the last day of the month in which classes began for the student’s most recent period of full-time post-secondary studies and during this time, the student’s partner was not enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies;
4) a single dependent student can be considered an Ontario resident if the student’s parent(s), step-parent(s), legal guardian(s), or official sponsor(s) has resided in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the last day of the month in which classes began for the student’s most recent period of full-time post-secondary studies.

John (Jack) H. Zimmerman Bursary

To be awarded to two students (MSW/PhD) registered at the FIFSW based on financial need.

Gerontology Based

The Gordon Family Graduate Award in Gerontological Social Work

One award (annual income) to a second year MSW student or student in the PhD program who exemplifies dedication to the field of gerontological social work and who demonstrates financial need. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Nathan Markus Fellowship

To be awarded to a PhD student in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work on the basis of an excellent academic record, who has achieved candidacy (thesis stage) and shows promise as a scholar and whose approved dissertation in the field of gerontology has the potential for affecting social work practice through the research.

Stanislaw Seydegart Award in Gerontology and Aging

To be awarded to a second year MSW student or a PhD student with financial need whose course work prepares the student for specialization in the field of aging, with an emphasis on viewing aging issues within the perspective of the life course. The student should exemplify dedication to the field of gerontology and aging and should have an interest in life long learning and issues of quality of life for people in their later years. Awarded in compliance with OSOTF guidelines.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Vetter Emergency Fund

To be awarded (annual income) to a registered Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work student(s) who is in need of financial assistance due to unforeseen circumstances. A student in the mental health or gerontology fields would be preferred.

Health Based

Beverley Antle O.A.S.W. Scholarship (OTSS)

To be awarded to a student enrolled in the MSW or PhD program, with consideration given to students specializing in children, disabilities or health. The recipient must meet Ontario eligibility residency restrictions for OTSS awards.

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

Arthur Dickson, George Street and Brian O’Donnell Award

To be awarded to as many full-time MSW students as possible. The recipients must be first year students in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work who will study social aspects of HIV/AIDS. Recipients should have a minimum B+ grade standing, and preference should be given to those demonstrating the greatest financial need. Further consideration should be given to those students infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or who have volunteered in the gay community or in palliative care. Once awarded, the recipient will continue to receive the award each year until their master’s degree is completed (for a maximum of two years). (Must meet OSOTF requirements)

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

John Haddad Scholarship

One award (annual income) to a student entering the second year of the MSW program with a demonstrated interest and commitment to the Field of the Developmentally Disabled.

McPherson-Wells Scholarship in Health and Disability

One award on the basis of financial need to a social work student with a demonstrated interest and commitment to the area of Health and/or Disability. Academic merit will also be considered. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Irene Shapiro and David Shapiro Memorial Award

To be awarded to a registered graduate student enrolled at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work who shows a special and/or demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the area of depression and suicide. Must meet OSOTF II/OTSS requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF II)

To be eligible , students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and satisfy one of the following criteria:
1) student has always resided in Ontario;
2) Ontario is the last province that the student has resided in for 12 consecutive months without being a full-time post-secondary student;
3) student who is considered married for OSAP purposes can be considered an Ontario resident if the student’s partner has resided in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the last day of the month in which classes began for the student’s most recent period of full-time post-secondary studies and during this time, the student’s partner was not enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies;
4) a single dependent student can be considered an Ontario resident if the student’s parent(s), step-parent(s), legal guardian(s), or official sponsor(s) has resided in Ontario for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before the last day of the month in which classes began for the student’s most recent period of full-time post-secondary studies.

The Susan Sheaffer Scholarship OTSS

To be awarded to a MSW student at the Faculty-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, on the basis of financial need, specializing in the area of mental health or children and families. Must meet OTSS requirements.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)
Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

Dorothy Shekter Scholarship

To be awarded to a full-time MSW student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work, on the basis of financial need, specializing in the area of Health and Mental Health. Must meet OTSS requirements.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

Marlene Ruth Swirsky Memorial Award

To be awarded to a MSW student on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Preference will be given to a student with a demonstrated interest and commitment to the field of mental health.

International or Rural Based

Grace Hannah Chellam Scholarship

Awarded annually (approximately $1,800) on the basis of financial need to a MSW or PhD student with a special interest or specialization in the area of international social work. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

PPEF-Dollars for Global Scholars

To be awarded to an international student in the PhD program at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.

The Council of Friendship Fund

One or more awards (annual income) to a student whose intention is to specialise in work related to newcomers to Canada and their problems as new Canadians.

The Edward Johns Urwick Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students, preferably from a rural community, on the basis of merit and financial need.

The Yip Scholarship

To be awarded to an international PhD student from China who is studying full-time at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. If in any year there are not students who meet these conditions, other international students from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work may be considered.

Leadership, Merit, Social Policy and Research

FIFSW Alumni Scholarship

To be awarded to an MSW student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given to a student who is involved in student activities that enhance the student experience.

Tammy & Jerry Balitsky Scholarship

To be awarded to a student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Merit will be considered.

Dr. Ann Goldenberg Bergman Scholarship

One award (annual income) to a registered MSW student with a demonstrated record of academic excellence and a strong potential for leadership in professional practice.

Rabbi Brickner Scholarship

Awarded at the beginning of the second year of the program leading to the degree of MSW, the primary basis for the award is the student’s attainment and promise, but financial need shall also be taken into account.

The Carpenters’ Union Scholarship in Social Work

To be awarded to a student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, on the basis of financial need. Merit will be considered.

Dr. Augustine & Mrs. Belle Chan Family Scholarship

To be awarded to full-time graduate students registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.

Factor-Inwentash Graduate Scholarships (merit-based)

To be awarded at the beginning of the Fall Session to new full-time MSW students on the basis of academic merit.

Charles Grimaldi Awards

a) Merit-Based: Two awards, at $10,000 each, will be offered to either a MSW or PhD incoming student as an entrance award, at the beginning of the Fall Session.

b) Needs-Based: To be awarded to registered students who exemplify dedication to the field of Aboriginal Studies in social work and who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students specializing in Aboriginal studies. Award values may vary.

Doris Guyatt Alumni Scholarship

To be awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding ability in the first year of the MSW program at the University of Toronto, and who enrolls in the following session in the second year of the program as a candidate for the degree of Master of Social Work.

Mary Elizabeth Hamilton Award

To be awarded to a full-time MSW student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Merit will be considered.

Janka Seydegart Scholarship in Feminist Studies

To be awarded on the basis of financial need to a graduate student enrolled in the graduate collaborative program in Women’s Studies (GCWS).  The award is available in alternating years, one year to a student from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and the next year to a student from any other GCWS collaborating unit. Academic merit will be considered. Should no graduate student be eligible, the award may be granted to an undergraduate for that particular year.

Applications should be forwarded to the Women and Gender Studies Institute, RM 2036, Wilson Hall, New College, University of Toronto. Visit their web site for more information: (www.utoronto.ca/wgsi). Must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Eva Eileen MacLeod Scholarship

To be awarded to a full-time MSW student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work on the basis of financial need. Merit will also be considered. Must meet OTSS conditions.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

Luba and Icek Muskat Scholarship

To be awarded to an MSW student registered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work on the basis of financial need. Merit also will be considered.

Neysmith Feminist Social Policy Scholarship

To be awarded to a PhD student registered at the FIFSW focusing on Feminist Social Policy.

Royal Bank Graduate Fellowships (RBGF) in Applied Social Work Research

One or more awards (annual income) to be awarded for research internships in the Centre for Applied Social Research (CASR) for students currently enrolled in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work PhD program. The RBGF is designed to provide FIFSW PhD students with research training opportunities, financial support for students in need and to support faculty research. At least two-thirds of the annual income available for awards must be awarded for financial need in compliance with OSOTF guidelines. Academic merit will also be considered.  Applications are available mid-May.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).

Toronto Business and Professional Women’s Club M.V. Simmonds Bursary

To be awarded to a female student who is registered in the Advanced Diploma in Social Service Administration or the MSW Program specializing in Social Service Administration at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, on the basis of financial need. Consideration will be given to a student who is an Ontario resident, continuing her studies to advance her education in the management and administration skills required for leadership positions in social agencies and other organizations. Preference will be given to a single parent.  Must meet OTSS requirements. First award Fall 2011.

Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS)

Students applying for awards under OTSS, must meet financial need and Ontario residency, as well as, Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected persons status as a requirement for this award. In some cases, a combination of merit-based criteria with financial need also may be assessed.

Hilary M. Weston Medal

To be awarded annually at Spring convocation to the student(s) achieving the highest academic standing in the Master of Social Work Program in the graduating year.

Jean Eleanor Ross Woodsworth Bursary

To be awarded (annual income) on the basis of financial need to a student with a demonstrated interest in the area of seniors, women, or Canadian social policy. Applicants must meet OSOTF requirements.

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF)

Awards are restricted to applicants who meet the provincial government’s funding guidelines concerning financial need and Ontario residency (attending University in Ontario).