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Mehler Paperny Family Innis Award for Indigenous Students

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning and graduating students

Application Required

Yes. See the Mehler Paperny Family Innis Award for Indigenous Students application. This application is typically available by February with a due date of mid-April.

Number of Recipients

One

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 $5,000

Grades Considered Yes
Financial Need

May be considered

Leadership Yes
OtherA reporting of contributions to an Indigenous community or Indigenous communities in Canada.
Award Conditions

Recipients must self-identify as an Indigenous person in Canada (i.e., First Nations, Inuit and Métis); must be enrolled in the second, third or fourth year of studies in the Faculty of Arts & Science at Innis College and be registered in the current Fall/Winter Session (can be either a returning or a graduating student); and must demonstrate strong academic performance and distinguished Indigenous community-based contributions. Financial need may be considered. Please note that returning students must register in the subsequent fall/winter session to be eligible to receive the award.

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.

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. 

University Women’s Club of Toronto Award

FacetDescription
Student Category

Admission (Undergraduate)

Application Required

Yes. See application here.

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 (approximately $9000)

Grades Considered

No

Financial Need

Yes

Leadership

Yes

Award Conditions

To be awarded on the basis of financial need to a female Innis College undergraduate student entering first year who will be living in the Innis Residence. The recipient will reflect the University Women’s Club mission of building a more equitable world for all women and girls.

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 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.

Innis Residence Leadership Award

FacetDescription
Student Category

Current student

Application Required

No (nomination by peers)

Number of Recipients

One

Decisions and Payment Timing

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

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

$500

Grades Considered No
Financial Need

No

Leadership Yes
Award Conditions

To be awarded to an outstanding full-time, first-year undergraduate student living in the Innis Residence in the current academic year who is an emerging leader. Recipient may be a first-year student from the Faculty of Arts and Science or from a first-entry professional faculty.

Innis Emerging Leader Award

FacetDescription
Student Category

Current student

Application Required

No (nomination by peers)

Number of Recipients

One

Decisions and Payment Timing

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

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

$500

Grades Considered No
Financial Need

No

Leadership Yes
Award Conditions

To be awarded to an outstanding first-year Innis College undergraduate student not living in the Innis Residence in the current academic year who is an emerging leader.

Wasser Leadership Scholarship

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning and graduating students

Application Required

Yes. See application here.

Number of Recipients Multiple
Decisions and Payment Timing

Returning Students: Decisions are made in the spring and award is paid in the subsequent fall (registration required in fall term) for returning students

Graduating students: Decisions are made in the spring and the award is paid in the spring

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

Annual Income ($2,500 –  $3,000)

Grades Considered Yes 
CGPA Range
Financial Need

No

Leadership Yes
Award Conditions

To be awarded to an Innis College undergraduate degree student in the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS). The Wasser Scholarship recognize sustained leadership contributions over several years. All candidates will exhibit the promise of transferring their leadership skills to their community or workplace after graduation. The Scholarships will be awarded to senior year students who have excelled academically and who have made outstanding contributions through their involvement in student life, their voluntary activities, and their service to others. The scholarships will be decided after the winter session of each academic year and non-graduating students will normally be expected to register in the subsequent academic year to be eligible to receive the award. Senior students are students who have completed at least 14.0 credits when decisions on the awards are made. A student is eligible for only one Wasser Scholarship in an undergraduate career.

Taddle Creek Residence Life Award

FacetDescription
Student Category

Current student

Application Required

Yes. See application here.

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)

$2,500

Grades Considered No
Financial Need

Yes

Leadership Yes
Award Conditions

To be awarded to outstanding Innis Residence students. Candidates must be in good standing in their Faculty, and they must demonstrate distinguished voluntary commitment to fostering and supporting community life in the Innis Residence. Financial need may be considered but is not a requirement. Candidates who have previously received a Taddle Creek Residence Life Award will be considered on the basis of achievements since receipt of the last award.