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Black Graduate Student Scholarship

The Black Graduate Student Awards are a suite of awards and bursaries established by the Yeates School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to support Black students pursuing graduate studies at Toronto Met. These awards recognize excellence and/or alleviate some of the financial burden associated with graduate education. 

The expendable funds will provide up to three (3) $5,000 awards annuallyFunding for the award will be confirmed annually in March of each year and will be made available to eligible students in the fall. Results will be announced mid-September.

TBD for 2025

To be eligible for this award, students must:

  • Be registered as a full-time student in a graduate degree program at Toronto Metropolitan University and have clear academic standing;
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA over the previous two years of study;
  • Self-identify as Black 
  • GPA for the past two academic years;
  • A written statement (250-500 words) from the applicant outlining their academic focus and post-graduate academic or career goals;
  • Two letters of reference with at least one being from an academic familiar with the student's work/research;
  • CV that outlines relevant experience and academic achievements, including publications, professional, academic, and extracurricular activities, teaching, coaching, community outreach, volunteer work, and civic engagement. 

Award recipients