Scholarships and Financial Aid

All first year applicants are automatically considered for admission scholarships available through the Department, Faculty, and University. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and, in some cases, financial need. These awards range in value up to $15,000. In-course scholarships are available to students who maintain high academic standing in their undergraduate years.

Students who are concerned about the financial cost of attending university can obtain an assessment of the amount of funding they can expect to receive from government programs and other forms of financial assistance, by completing a University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS) form. Notification of UTAPS eligibility is included with the University’s offer of admission. For more information, see the UTAPS website.

Government Assistance is available to students with financial need who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Ontario residents are considered for both federal and provincial interest-free student loans from the Ontario Assistance Programs (OSAP). Secondary school students can obtain information and OSAP application forms from their guidance office, or the Admissions and Awards Office at U of T.

Faculty Admissions Scholarships

Fees and Financial Aid

Faculty-Wide Scholarship Information

Department Admissions and In-Course Scholarships

Complete List of Department Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Undergraduate students of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering who achieve scholastic excellence are eligible for scholarships, prizes, bursaries, medals, and honours. They have been established through the University, its Alumni Associations, governments, commercial organizations, and other benefactors to encourage and honour outstanding achievement.
Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) In-course scholarships
"Second Mile Engineer" Award
The Class of 3T5 has established the "Second Mile Engineer" award. The award was inspired by an address of President William E. Wickenden of the Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland, called "The Second Mile," which was based on the text from the Sermon on the Mount: "Whosoever shall compel thee to go one mile, go with him twain." Convinced that a successful engineer must not only be professionally competent but also be constantly aware of his or her responsibilities to humanity, it is the desire of the donors to encourage undergraduates to participate fully in extracurricular activities and to recognize the true importance of the more liberal subjects of the curriculum with the ultimate objective on entering the profession of becoming worthy Second Mile Engineers. The award comprises a grant of $1,500, a suitably inscribed presentation piece, an illuminated scroll, and is presented to a student in the final year. An eligible group is chosen from those who have taken a prominent part in the affairs of the Faculty either as office holders or in athletics. In making the award, consideration is given to academic standing with special emphasis on the candidate's attainments in the cultural, humanistic, and social studies. Particulars are furnished each session by the Class of 1935.
General Terms and Conditions of Awards
Scholarships, prizes, bursaries and loans available to students in attendance in the Faculty are listed, and where it is necessary to apply for an award, details of how to apply are included. In all other cases, the award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty Council and no application is necessary.
Scholarships, prizes and medals granted in recognition of academic proficiency are awarded at the end of the Winter Session, and candidates are ranked on the basis of their achievement in the Winter Session and the Fall Session previously completed.
To be eligible for any scholarship or award granted solely on academic standing, a student must have completed not less than the normal full load (approximately 5.0 credits units) within the two sessions upon which the award is based. A student whose program in these two sessions contains repeated courses will only be eligible if the aggregate of new courses is equal to or greater than 5.0 credits.
Scholarships, medals and prizes based solely upon academic standing will be awarded only to students who have achieved honours in the work upon which the award is granted, unless otherwise specified in the terms of award. If the award is based on a single course or on part of the work of the session, the candidate must obtain unconditional pass standing in the work of the session, but not necessarily honours standing unless the terms of the award so specify.
A candidate will not be permitted to hold more than one award in a session unless the statute of each of the awards concerned or the calendar specifies otherwise.
Tuition and residence fees are a first charge against awards. After the deduction of the applicable charges, any balance remaining will be paid to the recipient in November. Payment will be made only if the candidate is in regular attendance in the
Faculty and if the calendar so specifies in the course in which the award is established or granted.
Medals, after they have been suitably engraved, will be given without delay to the winners or forwarded to them by registered mail.
Awards granted to members of graduating classes other than awards for graduate study and research will be paid in one installment, as soon as possible, after the granting of the awards. The Governing Council may on the recommendation of the
Faculty permit a candidate to whom an award has been granted to postpone attendance in the Faculty for one year. Further postponement may be permitted on application.
Note: The value of an endowed scholarship or prize is dependent on the actual income of the fund; it is possible that the value of certain scholarships and prizes at the time of payment may be greater or less than the amount stated in the calendar.
In those cases where the amount of the award is not payable from income earned on an endowed fund, payment will be dependent on the receipt of the amount of the annual award from the donor.
In the case of all OSOTF awards, eligible candidates must be Ontario residents and they must demonstrate financial need. For the purpose of OSOFT awards, an Ontario resident is either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada who has an Ontario mailing address at the time the award is made. Financial need is most easily demonstrated with receipt of OSAP for the current year. Other examples of financial need will be considered. For admission OSOTF Awards it is crucial that applicants for admission complete a UTAPS application in order to demonstrate financial need.

Aber Scholarships
ACI Ontario Chapter Scholarship
Alan Tonks Scholarship
Alexander Drummond Scholarship
Anchor Shoring and Caissons Ltd Scholarship
Andrew Frow Memorial Award
APWA/OPWA Ontario Chapter Bruce Brunton Award
Arthur B. Johns Admission Scholarship
Ballan Family Scholarship
Baptie Scholarship
C.W. Bowman Graduate Scholarship
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Scholarship
Canadian Society for Civil Engineers Ontario Region Building Science Award
Charles Hershfield Memorial Scholarship
Christopher Skrok Memorial Scholarship
CISC Ontario/Walters Inc. Scholarship
Class of 5T5 Civil Engineering Scholarship
Class of 5T5 Scholarship
Class of 5T6 Award
5T6 Civils Scholarship
Class of 8T5 Legacy Award
Class of 9T7 Award
Connaught Scholarship (UofT)
CSA Group Award
Dean’s Scholar of Excellence Award Program
Delcan Scholarship In Civil Engineering
Denis Flynn Memorial Scholarship
Doherty Family Graduate Scholarship
Dr. M. Hassounah Graduate Scholarship
Duhamel Helsing Env. Eng. Scholarship
Duncan R. Derry Scholarship
Enbridge Scholarship
Engineering Society Award
FASE Admission Scholarship
Fernando V. Agostinelli Memorial Scholarship
Fortran Traffic Systems Graduate Scholarship
Fred Schaeffer Scholarship
Frederick W. Schumacher Scholarship
Friends of the Lassonde Institute Graduate Fellowship
FRQNT (The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT)
General D. M. Hogarth Bursary
General Motors Environmental Engineering Award
George Gladstone Gilchrist Graduate Scholarship
Giorgio Cefis Memorial Scholarship
Globalink Fellowship (MITACS)
Gordon F. Newell
Gore & Storrie Ltd Award
Greater Toronto Airport Authority Graduate Scholarship
Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors Association Award
Grosso Group Graduate Fellowship
H. Brian White Graduate Scholarship
Hal Major Memorial Award
Halsall Scholarships
Halsall Scholarships in Building Engineering
Hanna Wejtko De Angelis CIV6T0 Scholarship
Harvey Aggett Memorial Scholarship
HCAT – ITSHeavy Construction Association of Toronto Graduate Scholarship
Henry G. Acres Medal
Inspec-Sol Scholarship Fund
Irene Gordon Warnock Memorial Scholarship
iTRANS/Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Jack and Evelyn Tomlinson Scholarship
James Franceschini Foundation Scholarship
James L. Morris Memorial Prize
James W. and H. Grattan Tyrrell Memorial Scholarship
Jeanne F. Goulding Award 2017-18
Jeffrey Skoll Scholarships at the University of Toronto
Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Admission Scholarships
John and Carol Northwood Graduate Scholarship
John E. Richardson Engineering Award
Julius D. Solomon Scholarship
Kenneth A. Selby Scholarship
Kenneth A. Selby Scholarship in Construction Engineering
Lassonde Bursaries
Lassonde Institute Graduate Fellowship in Entrepreneurship and Engineering
Lassonde International Graduate Scholarships in Mining
Lassonde Scholarship
Manuel A. Fine Scholarship
Marcia Lamont Scott CIV4T7 Scholarship
Margaret Kende CIV 6T0 Scholarship
Margery Sheridan Graduate Scholarship
Marlene Metzger CIV 6T0 Scholarship
Marshall Macklin Monaghan Scholarship
Neil B. Hutcheon Building Science Scholarship
Norman Stuart Robertson Fellowship
Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Undergraduate Education Scholarship
Oscar J. Marshall Scholarship
Otto Holden Scholarship
Parsons Scholarship
Paul and Suzana Price Scholarship
Paul Cadario Scholarship
PCL/Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Peter L. Munro Memorial Scholarship
Philip H. Jones Scholarship
Prof. G Steuart Graduate Scholarship
R.A. Downing Scholarship
Reginald J. Redrupp Memorial Scholarship
Richard Soberman Graduate Student Fellowships
Robert J. Richardson Memorial Scholarship
Robert M. Friedland Scholarships
Robert M. Smith Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Robert M. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Roger E. Deane Memorial Scholarship
Ross L. Clark Memorial Scholarship
Shell Canada Limited Engineering Scholarship
SNC-Lavalin Scholarship
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Steven Ballan Scholarship in Civil Engineering
Susan Joel CIV 6T5 Scholarship
Sydney and Florence Cooper Admission Scholarship
Sydney C. Cooper Scholarship
Sydney George Harris Bursary
Toronto & Area Road Builders Association Scholarship
Transportation Information Steering Committee Scholarship
Trillium Scholarship
U of T Admission Scholarship
U of T President’s Award
UMA Scholarship
Vanier Scholar
Vince Volpe Civil 8T3 Memorial Award
W. J. T. Wright Admission Scholarship
Wallberg Fellowship
Wallberg Undergraduate Scholarship
Wellington Thomas Ashbridge Memorial Bursaries
William A. Doherty Scholarship
William Harland Leadership Award
William R.  Worthington Memorial Scholarship
William Trow Scholarship
Yolles-Bergmann Scholarship

Award Guides for Upper Year Civil + Mineral Engineering Students

APSC Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

APSC Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate students completing the first, second, or third year of study to work with a professor on a specific research project.  This is a great opportunity to build applied research skills, network with engineering scholars, and expand your resume.

Value

  • $3,750.00 paid in two equal installments.

Eligibility

  • Students applying through the Department of Civil Engineering must be enrolled in the Civil Engineering, Lassonde Mineral Engineering, or Track One programs.
  • Open to students completing first, second, or third years of study.
  • Open to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and International students with valid permits for the entire summer work term.

How to Apply

  • The deadline for you and your proposed supervisor to complete all the instructions is TBD.
  • Find a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering who is willing to apply to this award with you.
  • Fill out the application form with your proposed supervisor.
  • Bring the completed form to the Office of Student Services in GB105 by TBD.

Results

  • We expect that results will be announced by April 10th.

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards

  • The Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) are meant to stimulate an undergraduate student’s interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. These awards are also meant to encourage students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in any of the fields that fall under the natural sciences and engineering umbrella.
  • Full information is available at www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

Value

  • $4500 + a 25% supplement from the Department of Civil Engineering / Research Supervisor.

Eligibility

  • Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.
  • Must have at least a B- average in the previous year or study.
  • This award is open to all students who have completed at least two full terms at the time of application.  This means that under normal circumstances students in First Year may not apply.  Students currently in Fourth Year who will be graduating in June 2014 may apply.
  • This award requires winners to be available and ready to commit to working on research for 16 weeks.  The work term will start on May 5th and end on August 22nd.
  • Students from other institutions who wish to apply for this award in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto are eligible to do so, and would follow the same instructions below.
  • A student may hold up to three USRA appointments throughout their lifetime.

How to Apply

  • The deadline for you and your proposed supervisor to complete all the instructions is February 15, 2014.
  • Order official transcripts which show ALL your postsecondary education through ROSI (or your school’s transcript centre) now and have them sent to you.
  • Proceed to the NSERC online application system here: https://ebiz.nserc.ca/nserc_web/nserc_login_e.htm
  • Login or create a new account.
  • Under Forms Management, select Forms – Student
  • Create a new Form 202 – USRA.
  • Fill out the Form 202 using the navigation on the left of the screen.
  • Scan and upload your transcripts to the online system.  They must all be one PDF file.
  • Once you are done the form, save it and go back to your portfolio by clicking the link at the top.
  • You will see your form in progress in your portfolio.  Note the reference number next to it.  Hit Verify and fix any errors or omissions the system wants you to fix.
  • Give your reference number to your proposed supervisor.  Give them lots of time to fill out the application.
  • Once you have verified, hit Preview/Print and print out a single-sided copy.
  • Hand in your official transcripts and printed copy of the application to Shayni in GB105 by February 15, 2014.  Our address is 105-35 St. George Street, Toronto, ON  M5S 1A4.

Instructions for Proposed Supervisors

  • Verify with Shayni that you are an eligible supervisor through this program.
  • If you have multiple students asking you to be their supervisor, it is a good idea to only accept this role for your top 2.  You may ask other students to seek out other supervisors.
  • Your student applicants should give you their reference numbers.  You will need this for each applicant before you begin.
  • Proceed to the NSERC login page: https://ebiz.nserc.ca/nserc_web/nserc_login_e.htm
  • Under Forms – Researcher, you will create a new Form 202.
  • Enter your student applicant’s reference number, linking your submission to theirs.
  • The proposed work term should be for Summer 2013 and should start on May 5, 2014 and terminate on August 22, 2014.  Please do not enter in other dates as this will complicate things.
  • Make sure you use the correct Grant Application Number.  It usually includes the prefix “RGPIN” or “STPGP”.  Check with Shayni if you are not absolutely sure of this.
  • When asked for the research subject code, you will likely want to use one of the following: 1000 – Civil Engineering, 1002 – Geotechnical Engineering, 1400 – Mining and Mineral Processing, or 1500 – Environmental Engineering.
  • Fill in the rest of the form.  Once you are done, go back to your porfolio using the link at the top.
  • Hit Verify to complete the form and fix any errors or omissions the system finds.
  • Once done, hit Preview/Print.  Print a copy of the form and give it to Shayni in GB105 by February 15, 2014.

Results

  • All applicants will be notified of their status by March 1, 2014.
  • The Department of Civil Engineering is allowed 8 NSERC USRA winners for Summer 2014.
  • The top 8 applicants will be made offers that must be accepted by March 8, 2014.
  • All other eligible applicants will be placed on a waiting list.  If a space opens up, waitlisted students will be made offers in order.
  • Good luck!

University of Toronto Excellence Awards

University of Toronto Excellence Awards

The University of Toronto Excellence Awards are designed to provide opportunities for research experience at the undergraduate level in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) or social sciences and humanities (SSH); to augment the formal research courses offered by the University of Toronto; to give undergraduate students opportunities to experience different approaches to research in various fields; to help students learn and appreciate the investigative methodology of areas of particular interest; and, to provide students with an experience that will allow them to make informed decisions about pursuing careers in research.

Value

  • $5,625.00 with possible extra supplement from the supervisor.

Eligibility

  • Students applying through the Department of Civil Engineering must be enrolled in the Civil Engineering, Lassonde Mineral Engineering, or Track One programs.
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or foreign student with valid student visa for the full summer work term.
  • Registered (at the time of application) as a full-time student in a bachelor’s degree program at the University of Toronto (and not holding higher degrees in NSE or SSH).
  • Must have obtained a cumulative average of “B+” or higher. For students in higher years, this average can be applied to the best two years of study.
  • May already hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and be studying towards a second bachelor’s degree in NSE or SSH.
  • Registered full-time throughout his/her program, except for the final session, during which he/she was only required to register part-time in order to complete his/her degree. The award must be held in the session immediately following his/her final session.
  • Preference will normally be given to students completing the second or third years.

How to Apply

  • The deadline for you and your proposed supervisor to complete all the instructions is March 29th, 2013.
  • Order official transcripts through ROSI now and have them sent to you.
  • Fill out the application form for students.
  • Find a professor who is willing to act as your proposed supervisor.  Give them lots of time to fill out their part of the application.
  • Hand in your official transcripts and printed copy of your application to Colin in GB105 by March 29, 2013.  Our address is 105-35 St. George Street, Toronto, ON  M5S 1A4.

Instructions for Proposed Supervisors

  • The deadline for you and your student to complete all the instructions is March 29th, 2013.
  • Verify with Colin that you are an eligible supervisor through this program.
  • If you have multiple students asking you to be their supervisor, it is a good idea to only accept this role for your top 2.  You may ask other students to seek out other supervisors.
  • Fill out the application form for proposed supervisors.
  • The proposed work term should be for Summer 2013 and should start on May 6, 2013 and terminate on August 23, 2013.  Please do not enter in other dates as this will complicate things.
  • Make sure you use the correct Grant Application Number.  It usually includes the prefix “RGPIN” or “STPGP”.  Check with Colin if you are not absolutely sure of this.
  • Print a copy of the application form and give it to Colin in GB105 by March 29, 2013.

Results

  • We expect to have results by April 10, 2013.