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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Graduate student awards

External awards for domestic graduate students


External awards for international graduate students


Other external awards

  • Autism Scholars Award (Now open!)
    The Autism Scholars Awards Program was established with the support of the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent scholars studying autism.

    Visit Autism Scholars award website

  • Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship in Water Resources (closed)

    The Canadian Water Resources Association offers five scholarships annually available to graduate students whose programs of study focus upon applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources.

    • Ranging in value between $1,500 to $5,000.

    Dillon Consulting Scholarship - $5,000: This premier scholarship will be awarded to the highest ranked of all applicants.
    Funding is provided by Dillon Consulting Limited on an annual basis.

    Harker/Cameron - Women in Water Scholarship - $2,000: Awarded to the highest ranked female applicant whom has not already been awarded a higher scholarship. This scholarship is presented to recognize the ongoing legacy of Jennifer Harker and Valerie Cameron.

    Rick Ross Student Scholarship - $2,000: Awarded to the highest ranked of all applicants whom has not already been awarded a higher scholarship. This scholarship is presented to recognize the ongoing legacy of Rick Ross.

    Ken Thomson Scholarship - $2,000: Awarded to the highest ranked of all applicants whom has not already been awarded a higher scholarship. This scholarship is presented to honour the legacy of the late Ken Thomson.

    CWRA Memorial Scholarship - $1,500: Awarded to the highest ranked of all applicants whom has not already been awarded a higher scholarship. This scholarship represents a tribute to CWRA Members by their colleagues’ donations.

    Visit Canadian Water Resources Association Award website

  • Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Graduate Scholarship (closed)

    In Ms. Lassonde’s memory, one $15,000 award is granted to a woman studying engineering full-time at the PhD level.

    This is an ambassadorial award and applicants must demonstrate they are leaders, ambassadors for the profession and serve as role models for other women who dream of becoming engineers.

    • Must self-identify as a female
    • Possess Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status
    • Be currently enrolled full-time at a PhD level in an accredited Engineering Program within Canada
    • Must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited Canadian engineering program, or have a P. Eng. designation or be a recognized E.I.T. in their province of residence.
    • Doctoral: $15,000

    VISIT Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Graduate AWARD WEBSITE

  • John Charles Polanyi Prizes for postdoctoral research (Now open)
    To honour the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Ontario Government established a fund to award John Charles Polanyi Prizes annually to up to five outstanding researchers or scholars who are in the early stages of their careers and at Ontario universities.
    • Resident of Ontario
    • Have received their doctoral degree from any recognized university in the world on or after September 1, 2018, or, if the doctoral degree has not yet been awarded, be confident that they will have completed all degree requirements by May 31, 2022 (an applicant who was on parental leave between the time of completion of the doctorate and the time of application may have their period of eligibility extended by six months);
    • Either be planning to continue to post-doctoral studies, or hold a faculty appointment, in a recognized publicly assisted university in Ontario.
    • $20,000
    • Internal deadline: December 1, 2021 (submit to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies)

    VISIT John Charles Polanyi AWARD WEBSITE

  • London Goodenough Association of Canada - LGAC (closed)

    The scholarship is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Applicants must be full-time students enrolling in or currently enrolled in anaccrediated graduate program in London, UK, or undertaking thesis research (Masters or Doctoral) in London while enrolled in a graduate program of study elsewhere. 

    For 2022-23, the LGAC plans to award three or more scholarships with a value up to £6,000 each, as well as the Jackman Foundation scholarship valued at £10,000. Scholarships are awarded principally on the basis of academic excellence, but also take into account the expected contribution that winners will make to the extracurricular life at Goodenough College.

    Deadline: January 21, 2022

    Learn more about this award

  • MacKenzie King Scholarship (Now open!)