ASSU Graduating Student Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be full-time graduating student who will be registering in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Minimum graduating GPA for consideration is 3.3.
  • Applicants must also demonstrate contributions to both the University and the community outside of the University.  Specifically, the selection committee will place equal importance on:
    o    The candidate’s dedication to enhancing the student experience of their peers through involvement in and contribution to a variety of aspects of university life
    o    The candidate’s commitment to community outreach and involvement, as demonstrated by extracurricular activities outside of the University.
  • Financial need will be considered; must demonstrate financial need by qualifying for OSAP for the fall-winter sessions in which the application is made.
  • Please note: international students are not eligible.
  • Award will be paid upon registration in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Science in the following fall-winter session.


Applications are composed of 6 parts that must be submitted together. Please ensure applications are complete upon submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must include applicant’s student number and current mailing address.

Application Summary Form

  1. Application Summary Form
  2. A one to two-page statement on your future academic and career goals.
  3. Curriculum vitae outlining academic achievements, scholarships and awards received, work experience, and extracurricular involvement. Extracurricular experience should be clearly separated into two categories: inside and outside the University
  4. Letter of support from a University of Toronto faculty member (must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the application).
  5. Letter of support from an administrative staff member (e.g. college registrar’s office staff, undergraduate admimistrator), or alumni who can verify your campus involvement (must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the application).
  6. Copy of the applicant’s OSAP assessment.

Submit applications to:
Faculty of Arts and Science Student Awards Committee
c/o Lanor Mallon, Manager, Faculty Governance and Curriculum
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1006
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3

Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. – Late submissions will not be accepted.

Applicants will be notified of the decision by mail by end of April.

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