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 5, 2017 Meltzer Scholarship - May 5, 2017
Cressy Awards - Nov. 13, 2016   Morgan Scholarship in Law - May 5, 2017
Delworth Awards - May 5, 2017 Provost Painter Award in Drama - May 5, 2017
Goldschlag Scholarship - May 5, 2017 Solar Panel Graduation Awards - May 5, 2017
Kilbourn Prize in Canadian History - May 5, 2017 St. Hilda's Board of Trustees Award - May 5, 2017
McLeod Scholarship - May 5, 2017 Thomas Award - May 5, 2017 
McMurtry Award in Athletics - May 5, 2017 Trinity College Award in Music - May 5, 2017
  Whitney Scholarship - May 5, 2017

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 2017 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.

Application: On-line
Deadline: November 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST
Awarded: April 2017

 

The Solar Panel Graduation Award in Environmental and Sustainability Issues

Awarded to a Trinity College student graduating in November 2016 or June 2017 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.   

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: up to $500 (one award)
Awarded: June 2017

 

The Solar Panel Graduation Award for Community Involvement

Awarded to a Trinity College student graduating in November 2016 or June 2017 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.   

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: up to $500 (one award)
Awarded: June 2017

 

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.

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: 4 awards valued at up to $4000 each
Awarded: June 2017

 

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 candidate's 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.

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: up to $1000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2017

 

The Provost W.T. Delworth Graduation Awards

These awards are given to Trinity College students graduating in November 2016 or June 2017, 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.

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: varying number of awards and amounts
Awarded: June 2017

 

The William Kilbourn Prize

This graduating prize recognizes the strongest November 2016 or June 2017 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.

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: up to $1,000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2017 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.

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: up to $10,000 each (one or more awards)
Awarded: June 2017, payment made in Fall 2017 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 2017-2018.  Please submit a letter outlining your proposed course of study with a letter of reference.

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: up to $4,000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2017, payment made in Fall 2017 upon receipt of proof of registration.

 

The Provost Painter Award in Drama

This award recognizes a student, graduating in November 2016 or June 2017, who has been actively involved in the Trinity College Dramatic Society.  Please submit a letter outlining your involvement in the TCDS.

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: up to $600 (one award)
Awarded: June 2017

 

The William McMurtry Award in Athletics

This award recognizes the student, graduating in November 2016 or June 2017, who has made the greatest contribution to College co-curricular life in athletics.  Please submit a letter outlining your eligibility.

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: up to $300 (one award)
Awarded: June 2017

 

The Trinity College Award in Music

This award recognizes the student, graduating in November 2016 or June 2017, who has made the greatest contribution to College co-curricular life in music.  Please submit a letter outlining your eligibility.

Application: On-line
Deadline: May  5, 2017
Value: up to $300 (one award)
Awarded: June 2017

 

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.

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: up to $4000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2017, payment made in Fall 2017 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.

Value: $5000 for one year. The award will be renewed for a second year conditional on maintaining good academic standing.
Awarded: This award will next be available for the 2019-2020 academic year.

 

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. 

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: up to $3500 
Awarded: June 2017, payment made in Fall 2017 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.  

Application: On-line
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Value: up to $1000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2017, payment made in Fall 2017 upon receipt of proof of registration.