Scholars and Students at Risk Award Program

Scholars and Students at Risk Award Program

The Scholars at Risk Award Program supports undergraduate and graduate students:

  • who are, or have been within the last five years, asylum-seekers or refugees anywhere in the world (regardless of status in Canada), or
  • whose current or proposed program of study has been impacted by changing political environments in their country of current or future study, including changes in immigration law, or
  • are studying on a temporary basis (e.g. exchange) at the University of Toronto during a time of conflict or political turmoil in the country in which they are registered. These students would have special registration status.

Eligibility:

  • A student who is, or has been within the last 5 years, an asylum/refugee seeker anywhere in the world (regardless of status in Canada); OR whose current or proposed program of study has been impacted by changing political environments in their country of current or future study, including changes in immigration law; or
  • A registered full-time student or a newly admitted student, or a student that has accepted an offer of admission as a transfer student to an undergraduate program on a full-time basis at the University of Toronto for the upcoming academic year, or
  • A student studying on a temporary basis (e.g. exchange) at the University of Toronto during a time of conflict or political turmoil in the country in which they are registered. These students would have special registration status.
  • A student that can demonstrate financial need.

Award Type: Admission Current students Grant

Action: Application Required

Availability: Domestic Students International Students

Level of Study: Graduate Undergraduate

Actual Deadline Date: Applications Open – Applications Will Be Considered On A Rolling Basis

Value/Amount: up to $10,000

How to Apply: Undergraduate and graduate applications for this program are administered the University Registrar’s Office. To apply:

  • Complete the U of T Student Awards Application Form and describe your current status within the last five years as either an asylum seeker or refugee (regardless of status in Canada) and how your proposed program of study has been impacted by changing political environments in your country of current or future study, including changes in immigration law.
  • Provide a letter in support of your application.
  • Email the completed form (in PDF format) awards.uoft@utoronto.ca
  • No paper applications will be accepted.

Decision:

  • Applicants will be informed of the award decisions by email. This is usually within a month or two after the application deadline.
  • Award recipients will receive an award letter by email. The award letter will include information on the award payment and should be kept for future reference.