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Graduate Social Work Awards

Students holding award certificates

Toronto Metropolitan University offers many different awards and scholarships to acknowledge students’ achievements, facilitate their education and promote their success.

Full details on graduate student awards can be found at Financing your Studies and FCS Awards and Grants.

To provide financial assistance and to recognize the academic achievement of a graduating/newly graduated Master of Social Work student who has accepted employment in the field of accident related trauma recovery, supporting individuals and families throughout their rehabilitation and recovery process and adjustment to life following accident trauma.

Recognizing that trauma can exist in a range of settings and experiences, this award will recognize students/graduates who work in settings committed to growth and resilience in the wake of traumatic experiences for individuals and communities.

Award criteria:

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • Have accepted employment in the accident-related trauma recovery field (as defined above).
  • Be graduating at the upcoming fall convocation ceremony OR have graduated at the previous spring convocation ceremony.
  • Be graduating OR have graduated with a minimum CGPA of 3.00.

Graduate students interested in crisis and trauma recovery with families may also be considered.

Supporting documents:

Complete applications must include: 

  • A one-page personal statement that demonstrates your commitment to the field of trauma recovery and to working in a rehabilitation and health care environment. Be clear in showing how your work/commitment fits within the context of trauma; you may want to provide a brief definition of trauma within the context of your practice.
  • An up-to-date resume.
  • Confirmation of employment by your current or future employer.

Application deadline:

October 31st of each year.

Application process:

Submit your application directly to Milene Ferreira, Graduate Program Administrator, via email at

In the subject line, include your first name and last name, along with the following text: "Application for Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers Graduate Award".

Award presentation:

The School of Social Work presents this award annually at the School of Social Work Awards Ceremony. The award recipient will be notified before the award presentation.