2020 Graduate Geography & Planning Awards

Application

Please complete the Online Application. A UTORid is required to access the application (new students must have a library card prior to application).

Submission of complete academic transcripts is required (for all levels of study), including grades for the winter 2020 session. Student web service printouts are accepted.

The application deadline is August 5, 2020 by 8:00 pm EST.

Eligibility

Students must be registered in the Fall 2020 session to be eligible to receive an award.

Most awards are merit-based. Some awards require that students are Canadian citizens/Ontario residents and are able to demonstrate financial need (OSOTF awards). To be considered for financial needs based or OSOTF awards, students must complete the SGS Financial Need Assessment Form and attach it to their application. Financial need is demonstrated when resources do not cover expenses (within allowable maximums) – e.g. a negative balance of total available resources on the form.

Evaluation Criteria

  • For merit based awards, the department will consider grades, previous awards received and publications/presentations (if applicable).
  • For need based awards, the department will prioritize based on level of need demonstrated (shortfall amount).
  • Preference will be given to students who have not previously received a departmental award.

Available Awards

Award NameAward Specific CriteriaResidency RequirementsMerit/Need/OSOTF Requirements
Geography & Planning Graduate AwardTo be awarded to students who identify as Black. Priority will be given to students who do not hold major scholarships, and who have not previously received departmental awards.BothMerit
Geography & Planning Graduate AwardTo be awarded to students who identify as Indigenous. Priority will be given to students who do not hold major scholarships, and who have not previously received departmental awards.BothMerit
Geography & Planning Graduate AwardTo be awarded to International students. Priority will be given to students who do not hold major scholarships, and who have not previously received departmental awards.BothMerit
Donald F. Putnam Graduate ScholarshipTo be awarded annually to graduate students with outstanding achievements entering or continuing in a research oriented degree program. The award will be made to students concentrating in physical and environmental geography. Domestic & InternationalMerit
George Tatham / Geography Alumni Graduate ScholarshipTo be given to graduate students enrolled in full-time studies in the Department of Geography and Planning, on the basis of academic merit. Domestic & InternationalMerit
Graduate Alpar GrantFinancial need must be considered, academic merit may also be considered. To be awarded to a graduate student registered with the Department of Geography and Planning, who is making good progress to the completion of the degree requirements. Some funding is restricted to those who are OSOTF eligible.Domestic & InternationalNeed, Merit. Some funds restricted to OSOTF eligible students.
Graduate Geography and Planning Student Society (GGAPSS) Bursary
To be awarded annually, to at lest one graduate student on the basis of financial need. Academic need may also be considered. The awards committee will be composed of the Chair of the Department, one faculty member and one student member appointed by GGAPSS. DomesticNeed, Merit. Some funds restricted to OSOTF eligible students.
The Griffith Taylor Scholarship in Geography (or Department of Geography)To be awarded to a graduate student registered in the Department of Geography & Planning based on academic merit.BothMerit
James T. Lemon Memorial Scholarship in GeographyTo be awarded to a graduate student in urban and historical geography, with special consideration given to students whose research speaks to issues of social justice, based on academic merit and financial need. BothMerit, Need
John D. Barnes Geodetic Sciences FellowshipTo be awarded to a graduate student enrolled in a program in geography. Preference will be given to a student(s) who is going graduate work in the field of GIS/Geomatics. BothMerit
John Horner Graduate Scholarship in GeographyTo be awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Geography and Planning based on academic merit. Financial need will also be considered. BothMerit, Need
Joseph A. May OSOTF ScholarshipTo be awarded to a graduate student who has approached the study of the following fields from a qualitative rather than a quantitative perspective: 1) history and philosophy of geographic thought; 2) historical geography; 3) social and cultural geography; 4) geography of Canada. Financial need will be considered; academic merit will also be considered. DomesticNeed, Merit. Restricted to OSOTF eligible students.
Joseph A. May ScholarshipTo be awarded to a graduate student who has approached the study of the following fields from a qualitative rather than a quantitative perspective: 1) history and philosophy of geographic thought; 2) historical geography; 3) social and cultural geography; 4) geography of Canada. BothMerit
Oscar J. Marshall Graduate FellowshipTo be awarded to a graduate student enrolled in a program in geography. Preference will be given to a student(s) who is doing graduate work in the field of Geographic Information Science/Land Information or Systems/Geomatics/Remote Sensing. BothMerit
JBR Whitney AwardNon-monetary. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to a student studying environmental geography or international development
BothMerit
Royal Bank Graduate Fellowships in Public and Economic PolicyTo be awarded on the basis of financial need, academic merit will also be considered. Recipients will be graduate students who are undertaking a course of study in the area of public and economic policy. Students must be in a research stream program (MSc Pl students are not eligible).BothNeed, Merit. Some funds restricted to OSOTF eligible students.