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.

Stephen Clarkson Scholarship in Political Economy
Awarded on the basis of academic merit or financial need to undergraduate student(s) in Political Science.

The 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).

J. Stefan Dupré Memorial Scholarship in Canadian Politics
Awarded to third or fourth year students enrolled in a Specialist or Major program in the Department of Political Science on the basis of excellence in academic achievement. Students must have completed POL214Y and another 1.0 FCE in Canadian politics

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 a 3,000 word essay upon a subject connected with International or Interracial Relations and judged by the Chairs of Political Science and Sociology.
Application is required by April 30th in Enrolment Services.

Richard Iton Bursary
Awarded to (a) full-time, undergraduate student(s) at the University of Toronto on the basis of financial need. Funds will support students in the Department of Political Science from any of the three campuses, with a preference for alternating years: Faculty of Arts and Science, the University of Toronto – Mississauga, and the University of Toronto – Scarborough.

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.

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

The Ruth Robinson Leberg Book Prize
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 264H (Critical Issues in Canadian History) or POL 214Y (Canadian Government and Politics).

The Paul L. Nathanson Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding third year student whose program includes at least three full courses in Political Science. Financial need is taken into account.

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

Louis W. Pauly Award for International Study
Awarded to one or more third or fourth year undergraduate students enrolled in a Political Science program to provide financial support for international study or internship. Academic merit and financial need may be considered.
Application is required by March 15th in the Undergraduate Office, SS 3027, in the Department of Political Science.

Frank Peers Undergraduate Scholarship
Awarded to one or more students entering second year and enrolled in a POL Major or Specialist program. Preference is given to students based on academic achievement and financial need from historically marginalized communities, for example those from racialized minorities, Indigenous communities. Open for renewal for subsequent years providing GPA maintained of 3.0 overall and 3.3 in PS courses.
Application is required by October 15th in the Undergraduate Office, SS 3027, in the Department of Political Science.

Professor Frank Peers Award for International Study and Experience
Awarded to two or more students enrolled in a POL Major or Specialist program who wish to study abroad or take up an internship (or similar opportunity) for a semester (or potentially up to a year). Award is based on academic merit and/or financial need.
Application is required by: January 15th/ April 15th/ September 15th in the Undergraduate Office, SS 3027, in the Department of Political Science.

David Rayside Undergraduate Scholarship
Awarded to students enrolled in a POL Major or Specialist program. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated commitment and leadership in co-curricular activities, on or off campus, promoting greater public understanding of social and cultural diversity and enhanced inclusion of historically marginalized populations: for example racialized minorities, women, Indigenous communities, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, sexual minorities. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need.
Application is required by October 15th in the Undergraduate Office, SS 3027, in the Department of Political Science.

The Clarence Redekop Memorial Award in International Relations
Awarded to the student who has achieved the highest mark in the first course in the undergraduate program for International Relations, POL208Y1 Introduction to International Relations.

Elisabeth Wallace Undergraduate Scholarship
Awarded to a second, third, or fourth year student enrolled in a Major or Specialist program in Political Science. Eligibility requires a minimum departmental average of 70%, with a minimum of two Political Science credits taken within the previous academic year. Awarded based primarily on financial need. Individual students will be considered in successive years, during their term of eligibility.

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).

 

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