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Lesra Martin Student Changemaker Award

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning and graduating students

Application Required

Yes. See the Lesra Martin Student Changemaker Award application. This application is typically available by February with a due date of mid-April.

Number of Recipients

One (or possibly multiple)

Decisions and Payment Timing

Decisions are made in the spring and award is paid in the summer (for graduating students) and fall (for returning students). 

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

Approximately $1,000

Grades Considered In good standing
Financial Need

No

Leadership Yes
OtherSubmitted creative and innovative scholarship and/or co-curricular activity
Award Conditions

The Lesra Martin Award at Innis College will be awarded annually to an outstanding full- or part-time Innis College undergraduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts & Science. To receive the award, the recipient can be either a returning or a graduating Innis College student.

The award is premised on the understanding that access to education is the key to legal, legislative, and social change to improve Black lives. Recipients are those who effect change for Black lives using creative and innovative scholarship and/or co-curricular activity. Examples of scholarship could include digital social media projects, academic submissions, artistic installations, music compositions, and films. Examples of co-curricular activity could be the formation of a club, student programming initiatives, and/or equity and outreach efforts. The award is designed to recognize student efforts that aim for: a shift in the public dialogue about productive ways to further inclusion; enhanced understanding of the dynamic dimensions of lived Black experience; expanding knowledge of how to address systemic barriers; and perhaps even recommendations for legislative or legal changes to guard against systemic barriers to Black lives.

Recipients must be In Good Standing (CGPA of 1.5+). The award is open to international and domestic students.  The same student(s) cannot receive the award in multiple years. Strong preference will be given to Black student applicants.

Russell Canada Prize

FacetDescription
Student Category

Current student

Application Required

Yes. See the Russell Canada Prize application. This application is typically available by February with a due date of mid-April.

Number of Recipients

One or more

Decisions and Payment Timing

Decisions are made in the spring and award is paid in the spring.

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

Annual Income ($500 – $1,000)

Grades Considered No
Financial Need

No

Leadership No
OtherSubmitted academic work
Award Conditions

To be awarded annually to an Innis College student to reflect the work of Peter H. Russell and encourage students to seek out, as he does, the unique character of our country. The prize will be awarded to an  outstanding “production” on some aspect of Canada in the form of a substantial piece of coursework (e.g., essay) or a substantial creative work (e.g., poetry, prose, drama, film, painting, or photography). The same student(s) cannot receive the award in multiple years.

Wendy Rolph Memorial Scholarship

FacetDescription
Student Category

Current student

Application Required

No

Number of Recipients

One

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)

Annual Income ($1,500 – $2,000)

Grades Considered

Yes

CGPA Range

3.5+

Financial Need

No

Leadership

No

Program

Cinema Studies

Award Conditions

To be awarded to an outstanding Innis College student, enrolled in the Specialist or Major Programs in Cinema Studies with a minimum CGPA of 3.5, who has earned a minimum of nine (9.0) credits.

Roger Riendeau Award in Writing and Rhetoric

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning student

Application Required

No

Number of Recipients

One

Decisions and Payment Timing

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

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

$1000

Financial Need

No

Leadership

No

Program

Writing and Rhetoric

Award Conditions

To be awarded to an academically outstanding Innis College Student enrolled in the Writing and Rhetoric program with a CGPA of at least 3.50. The recipient must have completed at least 2.0 credits counting towards the Writing and Rhetoric program including 1.0 INI Writing and Rhetoric courses. The same student can receive the award a maximum of two times.

Innis Paper Award

FacetDescription
Student Category

Current student

Application Required

No

Number of Recipients

One

Decisions and Payment Timing

Decisions are made in the fall and the award is paid out in the fall.

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

$1,000

Financial Need

No

Leadership

Yes

Program

University of Toronto student

Award Conditions

To be awarded to the editor of the Innis Herald newspaper. 

Robert Patrick Student Initiative Award

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning and graduating students

Application Required

Yes (the application will be available sometime during the Winter term)

Number of Recipients

One or more

Decisions and Payment Timing

Decisions are made in the summer and award is paid in the summer.

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

2019 is the inaugural year of this award and the value is to be determined.

Grades Considered Yes 
CGPA Range

1.5+

Financial Need

No

Leadership Yes
Program

Innis College Undergraduate Student or a University of Toronto student living in the Innis College Residence.

Award Conditions

To be awarded to an outstanding full/part-time Innis College undergraduate student who is enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science or a UofT student living in the Innis College Residence. The recipient has achieved distinction in the life of the College through the Innis College Student Society, the Innis College Council or the Innis Residence Council, and is expected to be “In Good Standing.” A student may receive this award only once.

Innis Admission Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples

FacetDescription
Student Category

Admission (Undergraduate)

Application Required

No. However if you did not self-identify as indigenous with OUAC when applying to the University of Toronto and you would like to be considered for this award, please email registrar.innis@utoronto.ca. The current deadline to do so can be found on our award application page, in the “Info Sheet” under the section admission leadership awards.

Number of Recipients

Multiple

Decisions and Payment Timing

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

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

Approximately $500

Financial Need

No

Leadership No
Award Conditions

To be awarded to outstanding Indigenous Peoples in Canada (i.e. First Nations, Inuit and Métis) admitted to the first year of studies in the Faculty of Arts & Science at Innis College.

Innis College Recognition Award

FacetDescription
Student Category

Graduating student

Application Required

Yes. See application here.

Number of Recipients

Multiple

Decisions and Payment Timing

Decisions are made in the spring and award is acknowledged in the spring

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

Award of distinction

Grades Considered Yes 
CGPA Range

2.7+

Financial Need

No

Leadership Yes
Award Conditions

To be awarded to full- or part-time graduating Innis College students who have achieved a CGPA of at least 2.7 and have also distinguished themselves by their active participation in the College. No more than one percent of the College population will receive recognition awards.

Robert Lantos Cinema Studies Scholarship

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning Graduate Student

Application Required

No

Number of Recipients One
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)

Annual Income ($6,000 – $7,000)

Grades Considered Yes 
Financial Need

No

Leadership No 
ProgramCinema Studies
Award Conditions

To be awarded to an outstanding graduate student in the Cinema Studies Program.

Principal Janet Paterson Scholarship

NOTE: As of January 2022, this award is under review.

FacetDescription
Student Category

Graduating student

Application Required

No

Number of Recipients Multiple
Decisions and Payment Timing

Decisions are made in the spring and award is paid in the spring.

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

Annual Income ($750 – $1,000)

Grades Considered Yes 
CGPA Range

3.7+

Financial Need

No

Leadership No 
Award Conditions

To be awarded to the female and male undergraduate student in the graduating class of Innis College (June or previous November) with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).