Admissions blog: Spotlight on Scholarships and Awards
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto boasts a robust scholarship and award program. While the monetary value of these scholarships and awards is variable, they can assist with monthly costs and living expenses as well add prestige to your CV.
The faculty offers awards based on a number of different criteria such as academic performance, community or faculty involvement, extracurricular activity, financial need and Aboriginal ancestry. Most of these awards require no application and for those that do, applications are distributed by email to all potentially eligible students. Incoming students will have an opportunity to apply for over 50 admission scholarships and will have more opportunities to apply for awards and scholarships throughout the year.
Many of these awards have interesting origins and important legacies. One example is the story behind the Mary Cassidy Awards. Ms. Cassidy was the assistant to the Dean of Medicine at the University of Toronto in the 1960’s and thanks to her generous endowment, each year the faculty administers over 40 scholarships in her name recognizing students with outstanding extracurricular achievement. Click here for more information on her legacy.
For those awards with financial need as a criterion, unmet need, as assessed by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or the University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS), will be used to determine level of need.
For information on our scholarship and award program, please visit our scholarships and awards page.