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Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Funds (OSOTF) Awards

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Funds (OSOTF) Awards

What is an OSOTF Award?

The “OSOTF awards” refer to a class of awards, which have resulted from Ontario government’s “matching” program. Under the program every dollar of donation received for student assistance has been matched by the government as well as the university on a dollar-for-dollar basis. There are two major conditions for all OSOTF awards. Recipients must be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need.


OSOTF awards are restricted to the residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need, according to the provincial government’s guidelines on OSOTF program.

For the purpose of OSOTF awards, an Ontario resident is either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada who has an Ontario mailing address at the time the award is made.