Internal Awards

School of Graduate Studies Awards

The School of Graduate Studies offers several graduate scholarships and other types of financial assistance, including:

  • SGS restricted awards
  • Travel awards/grants
  • Completion, Accessibility and Emergency grants, and emergency loans

Please visit the SGS website for a complete listing of financial support resources available to graduate students.

 

Faculty of Arts & Science Awards

The Faculty of Arts & Science has several awards which are available to graduate students. Application for these awards are submitted through the Faculty Governance office and are due by March 15. Please visit the Arts & Science website for a complete listing of awards.

 

Departmental Awards

The Department is grateful for the generous support of graduate students by its members, alumni and friends. The contributions are reflected in the following Departmental awards. The availability of awards and deadlines are available in May or June of each year. Current students may apply – prospective students are not eligible to apply.

Alexander B. Leman Memorial Award

Established by the Leman in memory of Alexander B. Leman, Ing.Arch., FRAIC, FRSA, (1926-2010) an architect and urban planner who founded his own architectural firm (1958) as well as Leman Group Inc., (1972) an urban development and planning consulting company. A Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, London, UK, he served as President of the Ontario Association of Architects as well as President of the World Society for Ekistics. It is awarded to a graduate student enrolled in the collaborative program at the Centre for Environment and the Department of Geography’s Program in Planning, based on academic merit and financial need.

Donald F. Putnam Graduate Scholarship

Established by through the generous donations of the alumni and friends of the department of Geography. It is awarded to a graduate student concentrating in physical and environmental geography with outstanding achievements, who is entering or continuing in a research oriented degree program.

Graduate Alpar Grant

Established in honour of the late Zehra Alpar, the department’s student advisor for many years spanning the 1960s through 1990s and generously supported by the alumni and friends of the Department of Geography and matched by the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF), Endowed Adjustment Fund (EAF) and the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS). It is awarded to a graduate student registered with the Department of Geography and Program in Planning who is making good progress to the completion of the degree requirements.

Graduate Alpar Scholarship

Established in honour of the late Zehra Alpar, the department’s student advisor for many years spanning the 1960s through 1990s and generously supported by the alumni and friends of the Department of Geography and matched by the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF), Endowed Adjustment Fund (EAF) and the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS). It is awarded to a graduate student registered with the Department of Geography and Program in Planning who is making good progress to the completion of the degree requirements.

Graduate Anne McMaster Grant

Established by the alumni and friends of the Department of Geography, in honour of Anne McMaster, former business officer, who provided over 27 years of outstanding service to the Department, on the occasion of her retirement in 1994. It is awarded to a graduate student registered with the Department of Geography and Program in Planning, on the basis of financial need, where academic merit may also be considered. The award is intended to cover costs such as departmental field trips, field courses, professional experience courses, etc.

Graduate Anne McMaster OSOTF Award

Established by the alumni and friends of the Department of Geography, in honour of Anne McMaster, former business officer, who provided over 27 years of outstanding service to the department, on the occasion of her retirement in 1994. It is matched by OSOTF and EAF. It is awarded to a graduate student registered with the Department of Geography and Program in Planning, on the basis of financial need, where academic merit may also be considered. The award is intended to cover costs such as departmental field trips, field courses, professional experience courses, etc.

Graduate Geography and Planning Student Socieity (GGAPSS) Endowed Bursary

Established through the generous donations of current students, alumni, family, friends and colleagues of the graduate program in Geography and Planning and matched by OSOTF and EAF. It is awarded to graduate students in the Department of Geography, on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

J.E.R. Ross Scholarship

Established by Mrs. Margaret E. Ross. It is awarded to a graduate student enrolled in a program in geography and who is making good progress towards their degree.

James T. Lemon Memorial Scholarship in Geography

Established by the friends, family and colleagues of James. T. Lemon. It is awarded to a graduate student in urban and historical geography, with special consideration to students whose research speaks to issues of social justice, based on academic merit and financial need.

John D. Barnes Geodetic Sciences Fellowship

Established by the Estate of John Duncan Barnes. It is awarded to a graduate student enrolled in a program in Geography, where preference will be given to a student(s) who is doing graduate work in the field of geographic information systems/geomatics.

John Horner Graduate Scholarship in Geography

Established by alumnus John H.R. Horner (BA, Geography, 1962; MA, Geography, 1967). It is awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Geography based on academic merit, where financial need will also be considered.

Joseph A. May OSOTF Scholarship

Established by the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Professor Joseph A. May, Department of Geography and matched by OSOTF. It is awarded to a graduate student who has approached the study of the following fields from a qualitative rather than a quantitative perspective: history and philosophy of geographic thought; historical geography; and social and cultural geography; geography of Canada.

Joseph A. May Scholarship

Established by the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Professor Joseph A. May, Department of Geography. It is awarded to a graduate student who has approached the study of the following fields from a qualitative rather than a quantitative perspective: history and philosophy of geographic thought; historical geography; and social and cultural geography; geography of Canada.

Oscar J. Marshall Graduate Fellowship

Established by the Estate of Oscar Charles Joseph Marshall. It is awarded to a graduate student enrolled in a program in geography, who is doing graduate work in the field of geographic information science/land information systems/geomatics/remote sensing.

Griffith Taylor Scholarship in Geography

Established through the generous donations of the friends, colleagues, admirers of Griffith Taylor and alumni. It is awarded to a graduate student registered in the Department of Geography and Program in Planning based on academic merit.

Geography Toronto Award

A commemorative memento for a graduating student who has made an outstanding contribution to the life of the Geography Department while at the same time achieving above-average academic success.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Endowed Awards

Available to students who hold Ontario Graduate Scholarships:

  • Donald F. Putnam/George Tatham OGS in Geography
  • Neptis Foundation OGS in Geography
  • Edward Sorbara/Urban Development Institute OGS in Geography/Planning
  • Michael Ralph Walsh OGS in Geography

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)

The QEII-GSST program is designed to encourage excellence in science and technology graduate studies. The program is supported through the Province of Ontario and raised by the University of Toronto

  • William G. Dean QEII-GSST in Geography (physical geography)
  • ESRI Canada QEII-GSST in Geography (GIS or spatial analysis)