Harold Innis Foundation Prize

Student Category

Returning student

Application Required

Yes. See application here

Number of Recipients


Decisions and Payment Timing

Decisions are made in the spring and award is paid in the subsequent fall (registration required in fall term)

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)


Grades Considered Yes 
CGPA Range


Financial Need


As an award endowed with funds from the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF), students must meet all of the following criteria: (1) Canadian Citizenship/Permanent Resident/Protected Person; (2) Ontario residency, see “How do I know if I qualify as an Ontario resident for student loan purposes?”; and (3) financial need.  Receiving OSAP, for example, demonstrates eligibility in all three criteria for this award.

Leadership Yes
Award Conditions

To be awarded on the basis of financial need to Innis College undergraduate degree students for outstanding voluntary activity that takes place off campus and outside the requirements of a course and that represents the legacy of Harold Innis. Recipients would normally be expected to have a CGPA of at least 2.0. To receive this award, recipients would normally be expected to register at Innis College in the subsequent Fall/Winter academic session.