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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.

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. 

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).

University of Toronto Women’s Association Scholarship

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)

Annual Income ($1,000 – $1,500)

Grades Considered Yes 
CGPA Range

3.7+

Financial Need

Yes.

As an award endowed with funds from the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF), students must meet all of the following criteria: (1) Canadian Citizenship/Permanent Resident/Protected Person; (2) Ontario residency, see “How do I know if I qualify as an Ontario resident for student loan purposes?”; and (3) financial need.  Receiving OSAP, for example, demonstrates eligibility in all three criteria for this award.

Leadership No 
Award Conditions

To be awarded to an Innis College undergraduate degree student in the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) on the basis of financial need and Ontario residency. Academic merit may also be considered.

In the context of considering outstanding academic performance, students 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 first, so long as they meet the primary criteria of financial need and Ontario residency.

To receive the award, recipients must register at Innis College in the subsequent Fall/Winter academic session.

T. A. Reed Scholarship

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)

Annual Income ($1,000 – $1,500)

Grades Considered Yes 
Financial Need

No

Leadership No 
Award Conditions

To be awarded to Innis College undergraduate degree student in the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) with the highest cumulative grade point average (CGPA). Students who pass their 5th, 10th & 15th credit completed in the FAS will be considered. To receive the award, recipients must register at Innis College in the subsequent Fall/Winter academic session.

Robin Harris Memorial Scholarship

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)

Annual Income ($750 – $1,250)

Grades Considered Yes 
CGPA Range

3.7+

Financial Need

No

Leadership No 
Award Conditions

To be awarded to an Innis College undergraduate degree student in the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) specializing or majoring in the Humanities. Students 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. To receive the award, recipients must register at Innis College in the subsequent Fall/Winter academic session.

Rhea V. Scott Scholarship

FacetDescription
Student Category

Returning student

Application Required

No

Number of Recipients Multiple
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 ($400 – $1,000)

Grades Considered Yes 
CGPA Range

3.7+

Financial Need

No

Leadership No 
Award Conditions

To be awarded to Innis College undergraduate degree students in the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) for outstanding academic performance. Students 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. To receive the award, recipients must register at Innis College in the subsequent Fall/Winter academic session.