Graduation Awards

There are two types of Trinity College graduation awards. All graduating Trinity College 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. There are other graduation awards requiring an application.

Trinity 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.

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 online by the deadline listed in the award description.

Linda Corman Award: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


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: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: up to $1000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2020, payment made in fall 2020 upon receipt of proof of registration

Provost W.T. Delworth Graduation Awards: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


These awards are given to Trinity College students graduating in November 2019 or June 2020, 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: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: varying number of awards and amounts
Awarded: June 2020

Klaus Goldschlag Graduation Scholarship: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


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: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: up to $3500
Awarded: June 2020, payment made in fall 2020 upon receipt of proof of registration

William Kilbourn Prize: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


This graduating prize recognizes the strongest November 2019 or June 2020 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: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: up to $1,000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2020 payment made in fall 2020 upon receipt of proof of registration

Neil Reid McLeod Scholarship: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


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. Please submit a letter outlining your proposed course of study with a letter of reference. 

Application: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: up to $4,000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2020, payment made in fall 2020 upon receipt of proof of registration

William McMurtry Award in Athletics: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


This award recognizes the student, graduating in November 2019 or June 2020, who has made the greatest contribution to College co-curricular life in athletics. Please submit a letter outlining your eligibility.

Application: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: up to $300 (one award)
Awarded: June 2020

Meltzer Memorial Travelling Scholarship: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


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: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: up to $1000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2020, payment made in fall 2020 upon receipt of proof of registration

Brian Morgan Scholarship in Law: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


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 program 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 undergraduate degree. 

Application: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: up to $4000 (one award)
Awarded: June 2020, payment made in fall 2020 upon receipt of proof of registration

Solar Panel Graduation Award in Environmental and Sustainability Issues: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


Awarded to a Trinity College student graduating in November 2019 or June 2020 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: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: up to $500 (one award)
Awarded: June 2020

Solar Panel Graduation Award for Community Involvement: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


Awarded to a Trinity College student graduating in November 2019 or June 2020 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: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: up to $500 (one award)
Awarded: June 2020

St. Hilda's College Board of Trustees Leadership Award: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


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: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: 4 awards valued at up to $4,000 each
Awarded: June 2020

Nevil Thomas Award: Application Deadline May 15, 2020

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.

Application: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: $5,000 for one year. The award will be renewed for a second year conditional on maintaining good academic standing.
Awarded: June 2020

Trinity College Award in Music: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


This award recognizes the student, graduating in November 2019 or June 2020, who has made the greatest contribution to College co-curricular life in music. Please submit a letter outlining your eligibility.

Application: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: up to $300 (one award)
Awarded: June 2020

U of T Student Leadership Awards (formerly Cressy Awards): Application Deadline January 10, 2020

The University of Toronto Students Leadership Awards (UTSLA) 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 leadership, sustained and/or high-impact volunteer contributions; and for exemplary service to their college, faculty or school, or to the university as a whole.

Students must be nominated for these awards by a member of U of T staff, faculty or alumni.  Nominees are expected to complete all courses and to convocate from their currently enrolled program between September 2019 and August 2020.  Nominees may not have received this award previously, and must be in good academic standing with a minimum CGPA of 2.70 at the end of the previous academic session.  Additonal requirements are listed on the UTSLA nomination form.

Trinity’s divisional nomination co-ordinator is Cameron McBurney, Assistant Dean – Student Life.  Full information on the U of T Student Leadership Awards, including a list of nomination co-ordinators, is available here.

To be considered for nomination by Trinity College, you must submit on-line a completed 2020 UTSLA Nomination form (PDF).

For further information or clarification on the U of T Student Leadership Awards nomination procedure, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students: deanofstudents@trinity.utoronto.ca or 416-978-3612.

Application: Online
Deadline: January 10, 2020
Awarded: TBA

Norah Whitney Scholarship: Application Deadline May 15, 2020


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: Online
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Value: up to $10,000 each (one or more awards)
Awarded: June 2020, payment made in fall 2020 upon receipt of proof of registration

Questions about our scholarship & financial aid program? Contact:

Office of the Registrar
registrar@trinity.utoronto.ca
416-978-2687