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Arthur Hiller Award for Admission to the Cinema Studies Institute at Innis College

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning students

Application Required

Yes. See the Arthur Hiller Award for Admission to the Cinema Studies Institute at Innis College page for more information.

Number of Recipients

One to five

Decisions and Payment Timing

Decisions are made in the spring and award is paid in the subsequent fall (registration required in fall term). For 2022, decisions will be made in the fall and award is paid in the fall (registration required in fall term).

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

$1,000 – $5,000

Grades Considered In good standing
Financial Need

No

Leadership No
Other Program Year of Study 2
Award Conditions

Awarded to outstanding racialized and minoritized undergraduate students newly enrolled in the Cinema Studies program. Students are expected to apply for this award in tandem with applying to the Cinema Studies program. Recipients must be in good academic standing (CGPA of 1.50+), must achieve a final mark of at least 70% in CIN105Y1 (or a final mark of at least 70% in CIN201Y1), and must be registered in the upcoming academic year. Strong preference will be given to student applicants who self-identify as Black and Indigenous.

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.

Innis College Beth and Ethan Memorial Award for Life Sciences Students

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning students

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)

Approximately $2,500

Grades Considered Yes
CGPA Range

3.7+

Financial Need

May be considered

Leadership No
Award Conditions

To be awarded for outstanding academic performance to an Innis College undergraduate degree student in the Faculty of Arts & Science (FAS) pursuing a major or a specialist in one of the life science programs. Student with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.70 as they pass their 5th, 10th & 15th credit completed in the FAS will be considered. Financial need may be considered. To receive the award, recipients must register at Innis College in the subsequent Fall/Winter academic session.

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.

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.

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 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.

Weisdorf Bell Family Scholarship in Cinema Studies

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning student

Application Required

No

Number of Recipients One or two
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)

Annual Income ($4,500-$5,000)

Grades Considered Yes 
CGPA Range

3.5+

Financial Need

No

Leadership No 
Program

Cinema Studies

Award Conditions

To be awarded to one or two undergraduate Innis College students enrolled in the Specialist or Major in Cinema Studies CGPA of 3.50 or above as they pass their 5th, 10th or 15th credit completed in the Faculty of Arts & Science. To receive the award, recipients must register at Innis College in the subsequent Fall/Winter academic session.

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.