The Donald Forster Award

The Donald Forster Award

The Donald Forster Award recognizes commitment to student governance and student activities at the University. It is open to students in their first undergraduate degree program, studying full time or part time. Students can apply only once. The award shall be tenable during the final year of study for any first undergraduate degree. Full-time students should apply during their second-to-last year of study (i.e. 3rd year of study), and part-time students should apply at the equivalent point in their degree studies.


Recipient must:

  • be studying their first undergraduate degree, on a full- or part-time basis;
  • demonstrate contribution to student governance and student activities at the University of Toronto;
  • have maintained a cumulative average of at least “B”

Note: the financial circumstance of an applicant may also be considered, but will not be a determinative factor. Candidates for the Donald Forster Award may also be considered for the F.W. Minkler Scholarship

Award Type: Current students

Action: Application Required

Availability: Domestic Students

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Deadline to Apply: 01-Feb-24 at 5:00pm EST

Value/Amount: Approximately $1,500

How to Apply:

  • New for Fall 2023 / Winter 2024: All in-course awards will be awarded in the Winter term. The application will close on Thursday February 1, 2024 at 5 p.m.  Only one application is required. You may apply for multiple awards on one U of T Student Award Application Form. Please be sure to check the award criteria before selecting the award. Applications will open on Tuesday September 5, 2023.

Notification of decision:

  • Award recipients will receive an award letter by email from the University Registrar’s Office, usually one month after the application deadline.
  • The award letter will include information on the award payment and should be kept for future reference.