Awards & Scholarships

Students should consult the Office of the Faculty Registrar for further information. Students intending to apply to Graduate School should consult with the Graduate Office for information on scholarships, bursaries and Teaching Assistantships.  There are also a number of scholarships available to undergraduate students that are awarded automatically by the Faculty in consultation with the Department. These awards, made on the basis of performance, include the following:

Canadian International Council Book Prize
Awarded to outstanding students completing POL 208Y (Introduction to International Relations).

Citizen Lab Award
Awarded to an outstanding student who has completed a POL course(s) at the University of Toronto and who will be a summer intern in the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

J. Stefan Dupré Book Prize
Awarded to a second year outstanding student with an ‘A’ in POL 214Y (Canadian Government and Politics) or POL 224Y (Canada in Comparative Perspective).

Frederick G. Gardiner Scholarship in Economics and Political Science
Awarded to a third year outstanding student enrolled in two of the following specialists and/or majors: Economics, Political Science, Public Policy.

Susanne and Edwin Goodman Prize
Awarded to a graduating student who has attained the highest academic standing in the Specialist Program in Political Science.

Rabbi Isserman Prize
The award will be made on the basis of an essay upon a subject connected with International or Interracial Relations.

Jules and Elaine James Scholarship
Awarded to a fourth year student who is enrolled in the Specialist Program in Political Science. Financial need and academic merit will be considered.

Mary Keenan Award
Awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need to a student who has successfully completed the first year in the Faculty of Arts and Science who has enrolled in a Specialist Program in Political Science.

J. Michael Kyne Award in Political Science
Awarded to an outstanding student, for the best essay in POL 323Y (Might and Right Among Nations) or POL 330Y (Politics and Morality).

Ruth Robinson Leberg Book Award
Awarded to outstanding students who have completed POL 208Y (Introduction to International Relations) with grade ‘A’ standing.

Alexander Mackenzie Scholarship in Political Science
Awarded to a second or third year student who is enrolled in a program offered by the Department of Political Science who has completed at least two full course equivalents in Political Science in the session for which the award is made.

Brian Mulroney Award
Awarded to a student who, among the eligible students has received the highest mark in ECO 230Y (International Economics Institutions and Policy) or HIS 263Y (Introduction to Canadian History) or POL 214Y (Canadian Government and Politics).

Paul L. Nathanson Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding third year student whose program includes at least three courses in Political Science.

Andrew Nigrini Sr. Memorial Scholarship in Political Science
Awarded to a second year outstanding student in the specialist program in Political Science.

Pollara Statistical Confidence Award (POL 242Y)
Awarded to a top statistical methods student in POL 242Y (Reseach Methods for Specialists). The student must demonstrate sophisticated proficiency with advanced statistical methods.

Pollara Statistical Confidence Award (POL 419H)
Awarded to a top statistical methods student in POL 419H (Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis). The student must demonstrate sophisticated proficiency with advanced statistical methods.

The Margaret J. E. White Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding third or fourth year students who are enrolled in a program offered by the Department of Political Science, who have completed at least 2.0 full course equivalents in Canadian politics, including POL 214Y (Canadian Government and Politics) or POL 224Y (Canada in Comparative Perspective). Recipient must have been identified as having financial need based on the university criteria.

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