Scholarships

 

 

The School of the Environment offers a number of scholarships and awards for students taking a major or specialist program in the School. The School also administers the  Catherine J. Riggall Award for Contributions to Sustainability, which is available to all U of T undergraduate students. These scholarships and awards are awarded each fall, and are based on student achievement up until the end of the previous academic year (end of April), and, for some of the scholarships, demonstrated financial need in the previous academic year. Therefore, please note, that with the exception of the Douglas Pimlott Entrance Scholarship, and the Catherine J. Riggall Award for Contributions to Sustainability, applicants must have been registered in a program at the School during the previous academic year - thus, the just completed 2016-17 academic year for the next round of scholarships to be awarded in the fall of 2017. For the Pimlott Entrance Scholarship, and the new Barbara Green Scholarship in Environmental Entrepreneurship - I, applicants must have enroled in a program at the School in the current academic year - 2017-18 for this fall's round of applications. 

For those scholarship that require an application, the application deadline for 2016-17 is October 20, 2017 . The Faculty sets a guideline minimum CGPA of 3.2 for scholarships. The School will consider applications from students whose CGPA is below 3.2, but whose most recent annual GPA is 3.2 or higher.

The link to the application website will be available soon. 

Frances L. Allen Scholarship:

An outstanding second or third year student in a Specialist or  Major BA program in the School of the Environment. No application required.

Chachra Family Scholarship in Environmental Science:

To be awarded to one or two undergraduate students enrolled in a BSc specialist or major program offered by the School of the Environment in the Faculty of Arts and Science, on the basis of financial need (under OSOTF). Academic merit will also be considered. No application required.

Dr. Stanley Cord Scholarship in Environmental Studies:

To be awarded to an undergraduate third or fourth year student in a program offered by the School of the Environment, on the basis of academic merit. No application required.

Barbara Green Scholarship in Environmental Entrepreneurship - I NEW!!

Awarded on the basis of merit to a full-time Canadian undergraduate student beginning year two in the School of the Environment, with consideration given to academic ability, a clear interest in the environment paired with an entrepreneurial interest and spirit, involvement in sports, culture and extracurricular activities, community engagement and contributions, and an interest in future environmental stewardship.

The award is renewable on the basis of continued full-time registration in the School of the Environment and minimum annual GPA of 3.0.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.  The recipient will receive 25% of the awarded funds in Year Two, 35% in Year Three, and 40% in Year Four, with the award intended to cover ~50% of the three years' tuition.  Application required.

Peter John Hare Memorial Scholarship in Environment:

To be awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in a specialist or major program offered by the School of the Environment in the Faculty of Arts and Science, on the basis of academic merit and financial need (under OTSS). Preference will be given to students taking courses in environmental science. Demonstrated commitment to social involvement in environmental issues will also be considered. Application required.

Jane Goodall Scholarship: 
(you may donate to the Jane Goodall scholarship fund at: https://donate.utoronto.ca/give/show/74)

To be awarded to one or more outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in a program offered by the School of the Environment. Preference will be given to students who are focusing on studies of environment and development. However, this preference does not preclude other environmental students from being eligible. Application required.

The Robert Hunter Scholarship:

To be awarded to outstanding undergraduate student(s) enrolled in a program offered by the School of the Environment. Preference will be given to students who are focusing their environmental studies on climate (extra-curricular involvement with climate issues will also be considered); however, this preference does not preclude other environmental students from being eligible. Application required.

Jane Joy Memorial Scholarship: Excellence in Environmental Sustainability:

To be awarded to an undergraduate student specializing or majoring in Environmental Science. Consideration will be given to students who have demonstrated involvement in sustainability issues. Recipients must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated financial need as determined by OTSS guidelines. Application required.

Douglas Pimlott Awards:

  • Douglas Pimlott Award:
    Awarded to one or more undergraduate students enrolled in a School of the Environment Major or Specialist program who can demonstrate financial need (under OSOTF). In addition, (i) academic merit combined with (ii) a demonstrated commitment to social involvement in environmental issues will also be considered. The demonstrated commitment to social involvement is for activity undertaken before and particularly during enrolment at the University that shows a significant time commitment, leadership, and effectiveness in promoting environmental improvement. Typical activity is relevant volunteer or paid work either alone or with organizations such as ENGOs (environmental non-government organizations, both grass-roots and mainstream), government agencies or private sector organizations that promote environmental improvement through their activities, and the University of Toronto or other educational institutions. Application required. 
  • Douglas Pimlott Entrance Scholarship:
    Awarded to an undergraduate student(s) entering a School of the Environment Major or Specialist Program with (i) an excellent level of academic achievement combined with (ii) a demonstrated commitment to social involvement in environmental issues. The demonstrated commitment to social involvement is for activity undertaken before and particularly during enrolment at the University that shows a significant time commitment, leadership, and effectiveness in promoting environmental improvement. Typical activity is relevant volunteer or paid work either alone or with organizations such as ENGOs (environmental non-government organizations, both grass-roots and mainstream), government agencies or private sector organizations that promote environmental improvement through their activities, and the University of Toronto or other educational institutions. Application required.
  • Douglas Pimlott Graduating Scholarship:
    Awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed a School of the Environment Major or Specialist program by the end of the summer prior to the application deadline, with (i) an excellent level of academic achievement combined with (ii) a demonstrated commitment to social involvement in environmental issues. The demonstrated commitment to social involvement is for activity undertaken before and particularly during enrolment at the University that shows a significant time commitment, leadership, and effectiveness in promoting environmental improvement. Typical activity is relevant volunteer or paid work either alone or with organizations such as ENGOs (environmental non-government organizations, both grass-roots and mainstream), government agencies or private sector organizations that promote environmental improvement through their activities, and the University of Toronto or other educational institutions. Application required. 

Catherine J. Riggall Award for Contributions to Sustainability 

Awarded to one undergraduate student at the University of Toronto in recognition of outstanding accomplishment to enhance the sustainability of the University of Toronto and to engage students, faculty, staff and alumni in projects and initiatives that reduce the consumption of energy and natural resources. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal leadership on issues of sustainability. Application required.

Kathryn S. Rolph Scholarship:

Awarded to an outstanding second or third year student in a program offered by the School of the Environment who has achieved a high mark in a course on environmental issues offered by or on behalf of the School. No application required.

Sidney and Lucille Silver Scholarship:

An outstanding third year student in a Specialist or double Major program in environmental studies in the School of the Environment and/or Geography. No application required.

Rodney White  Environmental Studies Scholarship

To be awarded to (a) full-time, undergraduate student(s) in their 3rd year, enrolled in the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto on the basis of academic merit. Preference will be given to a student(s) studying topics relating to the environment and international development. Application required. 

Skip Willis Undergraduate Scholarship:  (you may donate to the Willis scholarship fund at: https://donate.utoronto.ca/give/show/74) More information about Skip Willis can be found at Skip Willis Biography, and about the Errick "Skip" Willis Memorial Fund can be found at http://errickskipwillisfund.com/ 

To be awarded to a student enrolled in a program in the School of the Environment.
Academic merit combined with preference for the following:

  • demonstrated passion for issues directly related to adaption and mitigation of climate change in Canada;
  • demonstrated desire to learn more about market-based instruments and their use by Governments, Industry and others as solutions to the challenge of climate change;
  • demonstrated interest in the use of international capital markets and the linkages to international carbon offset projects.  Application required.