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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. 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.

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.

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.

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).

Kay Armatage Scholarship in Cinema Studies

FacetDescription
Student Category

Graduating student & Admission (Graduate)

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 ($2,500-$3,000)

Grades Considered Yes 
Financial Need

Yes

Leadership No 
Program

Cinema Studies

Award Conditions

To be awarded to an outstanding graduating Cinema Studies student (enrolled in either the Specialist or Major programs) who has accepted an offer of admission in the CSI MA program at the University of Toronto. Financial need is a requirement.