At Innis, most scholarships requiring an application are based on leadership — awards that recognize extracurricular engagement and commitment. You can find award info and application instructions within each application form at the bottom of this page. Additionally, a listing of all Innis awards can be found on Award Explorer, U of T’s centralized, searchable database for everything from admission to in-course to graduating awards.
Admission awards for leadership
These five awards are for prospective and incoming new students. You may apply for an admission leadership award before you know if you have been admitted to the U of T. Information for the 2023 application cycle is now available.
- Cunningham Social Justice Award at Innis College
- Innis College “Kitchen Sink” Award
- John W. Browne OSOTF Admission Award
- University Women’s Club of Toronto Award
- Innis Admission Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples
Leadership awards for returning and graduating students
These awards are for currently registered students who will be returning in the upcoming academic year, and students who are graduating in the upcoming June ceremony or who graduated the previous November. Information for the 2022-2023 application cycle is now available. Due to the number of awards in this category, there are charts within our webpage that list all awards, their eligibility criteria, and approximate values.
Note that two of these awards are specifically for students who live/have lived in — and demonstrated leadership in — the Innis Residence. Details on the M. “Fuzz” Friend Memorial Award and the Taddle Creek Residence Life Award can be found in the award chart available on the wepage for returning and graduating students.
Other awards requiring an application
Please click on each award for details on eligibility criteria, submission requirements, award value and links to the application.
Lesra Martin Student Changemaker Award
Mehler Paperny Family Innis Award for Indigenous Students
Russell Canada Prize
Hungarian Helicon Foundation Award
Awards not requiring an application
The College recognizes the top student in Arts and the top student in Sciences who graduated in November 2022 or June 2023 as our Governor General’s Silver Medal Nominees. This recognition does not require application; we will look at results when grades are out following the completion of the 2022-23 academic session is over.
Application forms & deadlines
These application forms and deadlines will be updated in February 2023.
Admission awards for leadership — 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 19, 2023
Returning and graduating student leadership awards — 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 19, 2023
Lesra Martin Student Changemaker Award — 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 15, 2023
Mehler Paperny Family Innis Award for Indigenous Students — extended to 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 3, 2023
Russell Canada Prize — 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 15, 2023
Hungarian Helicon Foundation Award — extended to 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 3, 2023