Scholarships & Funding
To support the needs of Black students pursuing studies at the University, these awards recognize excellence and/or alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with post-secondary education.
For a student who identifies as Black, and demonstrates their community involvement for the advancement of Black people.
This award honours the achievements of a student who self-identifies as Black in the School of Social Work committed to challenging a climate of anti-Blackness in order to make the university a more inclusive space for all.
Recognizes a student who identifies as Queer, Trans or Gender Non-Conforming who shows community and/or academic work that aligns with the Blackness Yes! mandate such as work that focuses on or centres or touches the lives of Black and Queer/Trans/Gender Non-Conforming peoples/community.
For students from traditionally underrepresented groups including women, visible minorities, international students, students with disabilities and Aboriginal students.
For a first generation student who is of Black, Caribbean or West Indian Caribbean descent (including Guyana); not an International Student.
A Faculty of Arts award for students who self-identify as being from a racialized group, or who self-identify as being an Aboriginal (Metis, Inuit, First Nations, status and non-status) person.
For students who self-identify as a woman who is Black, African Canadian or has Black/African Canadian ancestry.
For students who identify as Black (including those that identify as Afro-Caribbean or African-Canadian) to encourage Black students to explore careers related to Black music.
Recognizes a Black student for their academic achievements and community leadership both on and off Ryerson campus.
This award is intended to celebrate Black women (including those that identify as Afro-Caribbean or African-Canadian) in higher education. Eligible students must be undergraduates in Sociology, Criminology, Politics and Governance or Public Administration and Governance degree programs.
A Faculty of Arts award that recognizes a first-year female student who is of Caribbean heritage.
For a student who identifies as trans and racialized (established by Sociology graduate Lali Mohamed and others in tribute to Sumaya Dalmar, a Somali-Canadian transgender activist who passed away in 2015)
For a student who self-identifies as a Black, African, or African-Canadian female