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Innis College Residency Award in Memory of Nagaiah Kandavel

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)

Approximately $12,200

Grades Considered

No

Financial Need

Preference will be given to students with financial need.

Leadership

Yes

Award Conditions

This award is for an undergraduate student entering their first year of studies in Arts & Science at Innis College and living in the Innis Residence.  It is awarded to a student who is community minded and demonstrates high integrity and quiet leadership in their high schools and/or communities. Preference will be given to students with financial need. The value of this award is approximately $12,200.

Roxanne Chee Family and Friends Award at Innis College

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning students

Application Required

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

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)

To be determined

Grades Considered

No

Financial Need

Considered

Leadership

Yes

Award Conditions

To be awarded to a returning international or domestic undergraduate student enrolled at Innis College, who has demonstrated leadership and community-building. Preference will be given to Black and/or Indigenous students and/or student with financial need.

Sandy Tse Memorial Scholarship for Innis College Students

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning students

Application Required

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

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)

To be determined

Grades Considered

Yes

CGPA Range

1.5+

Financial Need

No

Leadership

Yes

Award Conditions

To be awarded to an undergraduate student at Innis College in the Faculty of Arts & Science who has made an exceptional contribution to the vibrancy and well-being of Innis College. To receive this award, the recipient must register in good standing at Innis College in the subsequent academic year.

Cunningham Social Justice Award at Innis College

FacetDescription
Student Category

Admission (Undergraduate)

Application Required

Yes. See application here.

Number of Recipients

Two

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)

To be determined

Grades Considered

No

Financial Need

May be considered

Leadership

Yes

Award Conditions

To be awarded to two incoming Innis College undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts & Science. The recipients will exemplify Frank Cunningham’s values of social justice: socialism, democracy, equality and diversity. Financial need may be considered. The value of this award is to be determined.

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.

Weisdorf Bell Family PhD Fellowship in Cinema Studies

FacetDescription
Student Category

PhD 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 ($4,000 – $4,500)

Grades Considered Yes 
Financial Need

Yes

Leadership No 
Program

Cinema Studies (PhD candidate)

Award Conditions

To be awarded to a PhD candidate engaged in Cinema Studies, based on academic excellence. Financial need will also be considered.

Weisdorf Bell Family Undergraduate Award in Urban Studies

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning student

Application Required

No

Number of Recipients

Multiple

Decisions and Payment Timing

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

Award Value (Based on Previous Values)

Annual Income (amount varies)

Grades Considered

No

Financial Need

Yes

Leadership

No

Program

Urban Studies

Award Conditions

To be awarded to (a) full-time, undergraduate Innis College student(s) who is enrolled in the Urban Studies Program at the University of Toronto on the basis of financial need. The annual income available for awards must be awarded to full time, domestic Canadian residents in compliance with the UTAPS program guidelines and the Policy on Student Financial Support. This award is distributed by Enrolment Services.