Graduation Awards

All graduating Trinity students are automatically considered for Trinity College graduation awards.  Awards recipients are selected based on their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).  The cut-off CGPA for graduation awards changes each year depending on the number of students eligible for consideration.  Trinity College graduation awards are awarded in June and each recipient is invited to the Trinity College Graduation Awards Ceremony, which usually takes place the day before the June convocation.  Students who graduate in November are considered for graduation awards the following June.

Trinity College Graduation Awards Requiring an Application

Below is a list of awards that are available to students by application only.  Please read the descriptions and application requirements carefully.  

Applications are submitted on-line by the deadline listed in the award description. 

Corman Award - May 6, 2016 Morgan Scholarship in Law - May 6, 2016
Cressy Awards - Jan. 20, 2016 Provost Painter Award in Drama - May. 6 2016
Delworth Awards - May 6, 2016 Simpson Award - May. 6, 2016
Goldschlag Scholarship - May 6, 2016 Solar Panel Graduation Awards - May 6, 2016
Heaslip Trinity-St. Antony's Scholarship - Nov. 27, 2015 St. Hilda's Board of Trustees Award - May 6, 2016
Kilbourn Prize in Canadian History - May 6, 2016 Thomas Award - May 6, 2016
McLeod Scholarship - May 6, 2016 Trinity College Award in Music - May 6, 2016
McMurtry Award in Athletics - May 6, 2016 Whitney Scholarship - May 6, 2016
Meltzer Scholarship - May 6, 2016  

The Gordon Cressy Leadership Awards Nomination

The Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards were established in 1994 by the University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) and the Division of University Advancement in order to recognize students who have made outstanding extra-curricular contributions to their college, faculty or school, or to the university as a whole.

Students must be nominated for these awards and Trinity College is able to nominate a small number of candidates.  Note that you should apply through the division (i.e. divisional nomination coordinator) that is most closely linked to your leadership involvement at the university.  Trinity's divisional nomination coordinator is Kristen Moore, Dean of Students.  Full information on the Cressy Leadership Awards, including a list of nomination coordinators, is available here

To be considered for nomination by Trinity College, you must submit on-line a completed 2016 Cressy Nomination form (available here), along with a personal statement and your CV or resume.

For further information or clarification on the Cressy nomination procedure, please contact the Dean of Student's Office.

Deadline: January 20, 2016
Awarded: April 2016

 

The Solar Panel Graduation Award in Environmental and Sustainability Issues

Awarded to a Trinity College student graduating in November 2015 or June 2016 who has been committed to and involved with issues pertaining to the environment and sustainability through co-curricular involvement on campus.  Applicants must submit a statement outlining their eligibility for the award along with a CV and a letter of reference pertaining to their involvement with environmental and sustainability issues.  This award is funded, as voted on by the TCM in 2007, from net revenues generated by the Larkin solar panels.   

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: up to $500 (one award)
Awarded: June 2016

 

The Solar Panel Graduation Award for Community Involvement

Awarded to a Trinity College student graduating in November 2015 or June 2016 who has made significant contributions to the College community while a commuting student.  The recipient may not be a current or former Head of College, Head of Arts or Head of NRAC.  Applicants must submit a statement outlining their eligibility for this award along with a CV and a letter of reference pertaining to their community involvement.  This award is funded, as voted on by the TCM in 2007, from net revenues generated by the Larkin solar panels.   

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: up to $500 (one award)
Awarded: June 2016

 

The St. Hilda's College Board of Trustees Leadership Award

Awarded to female students, with preference given to graduating students, who through service and leadership positions have made significant contributions to the Trinity College community.  Recipients must be in good academic standing.  Candidates will apply with a written statement, a copy of their CV and one reference.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: 4 awards valued at up to $4000 each
Awarded: June 2016

 

The Linda Corman Award

Awarded to a graduating or recently graduated (within 5 years) Trinity College student who enrolls in a graduate program in library or archival studies.  Assessment will be based on a candidates undergraduate academic record and involvement in co-curricular activities, with preference given to experience working in libraries and/or archives.   Candidates will apply with a written statement, a copy of their CV and one reference.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: up to $1000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2016

 

The Provost W.T. Delworth Graduation Awards

These awards are given to Trinity College students graduating in November 2015 or June 2016, who have accumulated significant OSAP debt. Students who apply for these awards are also considered for a secondary merit award based on their cumulative grade point average.  The award is paid directly to the National Student Loan Service Centre, and applied to the student's OSAP debt.  Please submit a letter outlining your debt, your future plans, and a brief resume outlining your work and/or extra-curricular activities while attending university.  You must also complete the Delworth form and submit a formal statement of debt from the National Student Loan Service Centre.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: varying number of awards and amounts
Awarded: June 2016

 

The William Kilbourn Prize

This graduating prize recognizes the strongest November 2015 or June 2016 graduating Trinity student in History who plans to proceed into graduate studies with a focus on Canadian History.  Please submit a letter of application outlining your planned course of study.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: up to $1,000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2016, payment made in Fall 2016 upon receipt of proof of registration.

 

The Norah Whitney Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating Trinity College student or recent graduate who is proceeding on to graduate work in French, either in France or in Quebec. This scholarship can be used either for further studies in French Language and Literature, (Specialist, Major or Combined specialist program in French required), or, secondarily, for other studies for which French will be the working language. Please submit a letter of application, carefully outlining your academic and career plans along with a letter of recommendation.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: up to $10,000 each (one or more awards)
Awarded: June 2016, payment made in Fall 2016 upon receipt of proof of registration.

 

The Martin Simpson Award

This award is available to current or graduating students from any college whose interests lead them, in 2016-2017, to a course of studies that will include an interest in English and French Canadian understanding.  This award is tenable in any university where French will be used to a significant extent in the program of studies, preferably in Quebec.  Submit a letter of application outlining your eligibility for this award.  Please note: this will be the last year this award is offered as an application award.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: up to $3,500 (one award)
Awarded: June 2016, payment made in Fall 2016 upon receipt of proof of registration

 

The Neil Reid McLeod Scholarship

One award either to a student registered in Trinity College for one year’s study at one of University of Edinburgh, Glasgow University, University of St. Andrews, or to a student from one of these three universities to study at the University of Toronto.  Open either for an undergraduate year of study or for a graduate year of study.  Awarded for 2016-2017.  Please submit a letter outlining your proposed course of study with a letter of reference.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: up to $4,000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2016, payment made in Fall 2016 upon receipt of proof of registration.

 

The Provost Painter Award in Drama

This award recognizes a student, graduating in November 2015 or June 2016, who has been actively involved in the Trinity College Dramatic Society.  Please submit a letter outlining your involvement in the TCDS.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: up to $600 (one award)
Awarded: June 2016

 

The William McMurtry Award in Athletics

This award recognizes the student, graduating in November 2015 or June 2016, who has made the greatest contribution to College co-curricular life in athletics.  Please submit a letter outlining your eligibility.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: up to $300 (one award)
Awarded: June 2016

 

The Trinity College Award in Music

This award recognizes the student, graduating in November 2015 or June 2016, who has made the greatest contribution to College co-curricular life in music.  Please submit a letter outlining your eligibility.

Deadline: May  6, 2016
Value: up to $300 (one award)
Awarded: June 2016

 

The Brian Morgan Scholarship in Law

Awarded to a graduating Trinity College student or recent graduate (within two years of graduation) who has applied for and is accepted into an LLB, JD or equivalent programme of studies in a Faculty of Law within Canada or elsewhere in the Commonwealth.  Applications for this award should include a statement of purpose/intent that also describes co-curricular contributions to the College, and/or wider university and community while in undergraduate studies, along with two letters of reference.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.50 cumulative grade point average for their undegraduate degree.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: up to $4000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2016, payment made in Fall 2016 upon receipt of proof of registration.

 

The Nevil Thomas Award

Established by Mr. Nevil Thomas, 6T1.  

Awarded to a graduating or recently-graduated (within 5 years) Trinity College student who enrolls in the MBA or a similar business program at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Should there be no suitable candidate in a given year, an award may be made to an undergraduate Trinity College student registered in Commerce.  The recipient should have a demonstrated interest in business as a career. Academic achievement and financial need shall both be taken into account, but the award need not be made to the student with the highest academic standing or to the student with the greatest financial need. The recipient will be encouraged to find ways of supporting the College, including participation in the alumni mentorship program for current students. Please submit a letter of application  outlining your eligibility for this award, including your academic and career plans.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Value: $5000 for one year. The award will be renewed for a second year conditional on maintaining good academic standing.
Awarded: June 2016, payment made in Fall 2016 upon receipt of proof of registration.

 

The William and Nona Heaslip Trinity-St. Antony's Scholarship in International Relations

This scholarship is awarded in alternating years to a graduating student or recent graduate (within two years) in the International Relations Programme at Trinity College, University of Toronto with preference being given to a student enrolled at Trinity College.  Both Specialists and Majors in International Relations are eligible.  The candidate selected must be a Canadian citizen and shall have been admitted to Oxford University and to St. Antony's College to pursue a degree in post-graduate studies.  Financial need will also be taken into consideration. Please submit a statement of purpose outlining your goals and intended programme at St. Antony's and information regarding other financial resources available to support your graduate work (maximum 600 words), along with your C.V. and two letters of reference .  Finalists for the award will be interviewed by the Selection Committee. All elements of the application (included references) must be submitted on-line by November 27. 

Deadline: November 27, 2015
Value: The scholarship is tenable for two years and covers fees for the course taken, plus the Oxford University maintenance estimate for annual expenses, to a maximum of 25,000 U.K. pounds per year
Awarded:  December 2015 for 2016-17.

 

Klaus Goldschlag Graduation Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating specialist student in the International Relations Program, from any College, who has demonstrated academic distinction and intends to continue in international relations at a graduate level outside Canada. This scholarship honours Klaus Goldschlag, a distinguished former diplomat in the Canadian Foreign Service, and is generously funded by the Donner Foundation. Please submit a letter of application outling your eligibility for this award.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Awarded: June 2016, payment made in Fall 2016 upon receipt of proof of registration.

 

The Meltzer Memorial Travelling Scholarship

This award goes to the graduating specialist with the highest standing in the International Relations Program, from any College, who pursues graduate work in international relations at an institution outside Canada.  This scholarship is funded, as are the Meltzer Memorial Scholarships, by a generous bequest to the University of Toronto from the estate of David Meltzer.  Please submit a letter of application outling your eligibility for this award.

Deadline: May 6, 2016
Awarded: June 2016, payment made in Fall 2016 upon receipt of proof of registration.