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In April 2022, Ryerson University changed its name to Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. You will see the Ryerson name across campus, online and in our official communications for a period of time. Learn more about our next chapter.

Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Education Students

As of Wednesday, May 25, 2022, the website for Toronto Metropolitan University's award management system, AwardSpring, will be torontomu.awardspring.ca, external link, opens in new window. Please update your bookmarks, as the previous URL will not be redirected.

The Student Awards and Scholarships office aims to help Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) students and staff with the Scholarship and Awards application process.

We play a central role in the establishment, set-up, promotion, and application process for all current student awards and liaise with program departments regarding their awards applications, assessment, selection processes and for planning and executing a variety of awards events.

During the 2020/2021 school year, $20 million in continuing education, undergraduate and select university-wide graduate awards were administered to over 25,000 students!

Featured External Scholarship Opportunities

 Lumine Group Future Leaders in Technology & Business Scholarship

For students enrolled in an accredited science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or finance/business program who identify as a part of a minority group (e.g. persons with disabilities, racial minorities, women, or LGBTQ2S+).

Amount: Five awards of $2,000 each

Deadline to Apply: August 15, 2022

 Strong Mothers Achieving Remarkable Triumph (S.M.A.R.T.) Scholarship

For single mothers pursuing post-secondary education who have not been previously awarded the S.M.A.R.T. Scholarship. Applicants must be registered with Single Women in Motherhood (S.W.I.M.), which can be done by completing the scholarship application form.

Amount: Three awards of $1,500 each

Deadline to Apply: September 1, 2022

 Foster Children Bursary Program

For students who were foster children with an official Canadian or American foster care program.

Amount: $2,000

Deadline to Apply: September 1, 2022

 What if Scholarship

For students who self-identify as female and reside or study in Scarborough, Ontario. Applicants between the ages of 17 and 24 are preferred, but this is not a mandatory requirement.

Amount: $3,000

Deadline to Apply: September 30, 2022

 The B. Harper Bull Scholarship Awards

For students enrolled in a post-secondary degree or diploma program related to the work of Toronto and Rection Conservation Authority (e.g. Environmental Studies, Landscape Architecture, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Forestry, and Civil Engineering).

Amount: Three awards of $2,000

Deadline to Apply: October 2, 2022

 ACLS Scholarship for Healthcare Providers

For undergraduate students enrolled in a healthcare-related degree program.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline to Apply: November 1, 2022

 Instant Record Check Scholarship

For students 18 years of age or older, who are currently enrolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in an accredited Canadian university, college or school. Applicants must be a legal resident of Canada or hold a valid student visa.

Amount: $500

Deadline to Apply: December 31, 2022

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Accessibility Options

The Student Awards and Scholarships office is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free application process to students with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform the Student Awards and Scholarships office via awards@ryerson.ca.

If you are a Dragon Dictation software user, please refer to our guide on using Dragon Dictation with AwardSpring.

More Student Financial Assistance Options

Please visit the Student Financial Assistance website to navigate to other financial aid options that are offered to you as a current Toronto Metropolitan University student.

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Support for Award Administrators and TMU Staff Members

If you are looking for advice and support regarding awards, we can provide access to resources and training to help you administer them. We have lots of resources and information on TMU’s Student Awards Policy, our Awards Administration Manual, and more information about student support. Please contact us, we are here to help. We work closely with the Awards Action Committee, Development, University Advancement, Student Financial Aid, and Financial Services on all issues related to student awards.

You can find the Student Awards and Scholarships team contact information on the Registrar website's About page.

New Donors

For new donors who wish to establish a new student award fund, please contact Tonya Wray, Associate Director of Development, Leadership Giving & Student Awards, University Advancement at twray@ryerson.ca.

  • Ryerson University collects and uses your personal information to support decisions relating to scholarship, award, bursary eligibility and eligibility for government or other Ryerson University financial assistance programs. We may need to disclose your personal information to limited third parties in order to assist you with financial assistance. For example, we may need to disclose your personal information to government funding agencies to process financial assistance applications, financial institutions to confirm student enrolment and to independent student loan administration companies to process student loan documents. In addition, we may also share some information about award recipients with donors of our awards or may use limited information about you to promote good news in departmental brochures, newsletters or other forms of media. Other than as set out herein, we will not disclose your personal information unless we obtain your prior written consent or unless required by law.
  • Ryerson has a policy on protection of personal information and an access to personal information procedure and a privacy complaint process. Refer to the Ryerson Privacy Policy for complete details.
  • If you have questions about the collection, use and disclosure of student information by Ryerson, please contact:
    • Secretary to the University Registrar, Office of the Registrar, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3 or by phone at 416-979-5100

The availability and monetary value of all awards, bursaries and scholarships are subject to change. The Student Awards and Scholarships Office reserves the right to change the listed award, scholarship or bursary information and/or value without notice. Toronto Metropolitan University's awards, scholarships and bursaries are not transferable to other postsecondary institutions.

Awards Subject to Cancellation: Students that withdraw, reduce their course load, alter their program of study, experience a decline in grades or no longer meet other scholarship eligibility/requirements may have to forfeit all or part of their award. The decision will be made by the Student Awards and Scholarships Office and will be based on the terms of the award, circumstances leading to the student becoming ineligible and educational costs incurred already. A cancelled award will be a charge against the student's University customer/fee account.

 Proudly part of the Office of the Registrar

Every member of the university community is a part of the Office of the Registrar (RO). We support the entire academic experience of the student body, from admission through to graduation.

To view information about important school-wide services, please visit the university's COVID-19 page. If you are a current student and would like to reach us at the ServiceHub, please visit our ServiceHub Contact page.