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Scholarships, Awards & Financial Aid

Admission Scholarships: Financial Need-Based

The following scholarships are one-time only admission financial-need based scholarships (unless specified otherwise) and require an application form. Applicants must be Ontario residents and must have demonstrated financial need (according to U of T criteria, financial need is determined by the receipt of Ontario Student Assistance Program funding). Students receiving OSAP funding will be given priority; however, other cases of financial need will be considered.

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada Admission Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Donor: The Catholic Women's League of Canada

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College woman who is pursuing studies in the liberal arts and who has financial need.

Terms: Eligible candidates will have a high mid-term average on admission and will have indicated St. Michael's College as their first choice of college in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Application is obtained through the CWL parish.

The Clayton W. Kehoe Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Donor: The Kehoe Family in memory of Mr. Clayton W. Kehoe and his commitment to higher education.

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College first-year student pursuing a degree in Humanities or Social Sciences and who has financial need.

Terms: Priority is given to applicants from Ontario in the following order:

(1) Grey-Bruce County

(2) Parry Sound 

(3) Toronto

The total value of the scholarship is $6,500 over a four-year consecutive period. This scholarship is renewable ($1,500) if the following conditions are met: 

1) the recipient achieves a minimum annual grade point average (AGPA) of 3.50 in a full-time course-load at the end of the academic year in which the recipient is enrolled at St Michael's College, (2) recipient returns to full-time studies at St. Michael's College in the following fall/winter sessions.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Doris Anne Davies Admission Scholarship (OSOTF)

Amount: $800 – $1,000

Donor: The Davies Family in memory of Doris Anne Davies and her commitment to higher education

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College first-year student who has financial need.

Terms: Eligible candidates will have a high 80s average on admission and will have indicated St Michael's College as their first choice of college in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Karlo Duvnjak Family Scholarship (OSOTF)

Amount: $1,500 - $2,000

Donor: The Duvnjak Family

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College first-year student who has financial need.

Terms: Preference will be given to applicants who are:

a) Croatian scholar athletes, or of

b) Croatian background, or of

c) German background

Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from their parish priest.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Matthew O'Brien Memorial Scholarship (OSOTF)

Amount: Undetermined

Donor: Michael & Mary-Catherine O'Brien in memory of their son, Matthew

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College first-year student who is a ward of the Catholic Children's Aid Society and who has financial need.

Application: Contact the Hope for Children Foundation for more information

The Melissa Clubbe Memorial Admission Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Donor: The Clubbe Family in memory of their daughter, Melissa.

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College first-year student pursuing a degree in the Humanities and Social Sciences and who has financial need.

Terms: Eligible candidates will have a high average on admission and will have indicated St. Michael's College as their first choice of college in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Pope Francis Admission Scholarship (OSOTF)

Amount: $2,000 

Donor: Anonymous donor, established in observance of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the supreme pontificate of Pope John Paul II, the Pope Francis Admission Scholarship will be renamed for each successor to the supreme pontificate.

Purpose: 1) To encourage in a student of St. Michael's College a devoted appreciation of the ministry of the Roman Pontiff as Successor of St. Peter and Chief Bishop of Christ's Holy Catholic Church, 2) To be awarded to a first-year St. Michael's College student who has financial need.

Terms: Eligible candidates will have at least a high 80s average on admission and will have indicated St. Michael's College as their first choice of college in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Applicants must include a 250 300 word statement regarding the Pontiff's contribution to higher education and/or youth ministry.

This scholarship will be renewed if all of the following conditions are met: (1) recipient continues to demonstrate financial need, (2) recipient maintains an annual grade point average (AGPA) of 3.50 on a total of 5.0 full course equivalents in the fall/winter sessions, and (3) recipient returns to full-time studies (i.e. 5.0 full course equivalents) at St Michael's College in the following fall/winter sessions.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Principal Joseph Boyle Entrance Scholarship

Amount: $2,500 

Donor: The St. Michael's College Foundation in honour of Professor Joseph Boyle's retirement in June 2002 and his years of dedicated service as Principal of the College

Purpose: To be awarded to a St. Michael's College first-year student who has financial need.

Terms: Eligible candidates will have a high average on admission and who will be entering St Michael's College from a Catholic secondary school anywhere in Ontario.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Queen Elizabeth II Admission Scholarship (OSOTF)

Amount: $2,000 per year ($8,000 over four years)

Donor: Anonymous 

Purpose: 1)To encourage, in an undergraduate student, a loyal appreciation of the role of the Monarchy or, more specifically, of the Queen (or King) of Canada and her or his predecessors in Canadian history, government, and society; 2) To provide financial assistance to a first-year St. Michael's College student who has financial need.

Terms: Eligible candidates will have a high 80s average on admission and will have indicated St Michael's College as their first choice of college in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Applicants must include a 250-300 word statement regarding the Monarchy's role in contemporary Canada. 

This scholarship will be renewed if all of the following conditions are met: (1) recipient continues to demonstrate financial need, (2) recipient maintains an annual grade point average (AGPA) of 3.50 on a total of 5.0 full course equivalents in the fall/winter sessions, and (3) recipient returns to full-time studies (i.e. 5.0 full course equivalents) at St Michael's College in the following fall/winter sessions.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Robert J. and Mary Catherine (Ware) Birgeneau Scholarships (OSOTF)

Amount: $2,500

Donor: Robert J. and Mary Catherine (Ware) Birgeneau

Purpose: To provide for half of the total annual fees of St. Michael's College first-year students who have financial need.

Terms: Preference will be given to students with high academic standing from the following parishes in the following order of priority:

(1) St. Helen's Parish, Toronto

(2) St. Anthony's Parish, Toronto 

(3) any other parish in the downtown urban core of Toronto

(4) any other parish in Ontario

Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from their parish priest.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Sister St. John Entrance Awards

Amount: $500

Donor: Sister St. John Trust Fund to honour the memory of Sister St. John O'Malley who served as a revered and respected Professor of Classics at St. Michael's College for over forty years. 

Purpose: To be awarded to St. Michael's College first-year students who have shown strong academic performance at the high school level and who intend to enroll in at least one course in the Christianity and Culture Program in their first year of full-time study at St. Michael's College. 

Terms: Applicants must submit a letter of introduction explaining briefly their interest in taking a course in the Christianity and Culture program. The applicant may include a statement regarding extra-curricular activities in which she/he participated throughout high school.

Application: Not available 2013-14

In-Course Scholarships: Merit-Based

St. Michael’s College In-Course Scholarship

Amount:Annual Income(normally multiple awards of $1500 and $2500)

Donor:The St. Michael's College Foundation

Purpose:To recognize the academic achievement of students registered at St. Michael's College.

Terms:Awarded to St. Michael's College students who, at end of the fall-winter session or summer session in which they complete their 5th, 10th or 15th credit, have an Annual or Summer GPA of at least 3.7. Students must have completed a minimum of 4.0 credits while registered at SMC.

Students qualifying at the end of a fall/winter session in which they have completed fewer than 4.0 credits and students qualifying at the end of a summer session must have a GPA of 3.7 or greater based on all the courses taken during the sessions in which their most recent four credits were completed.

Application: No application required

C.L Burton In-Course Scholarship

Amount: Annual Income (normally multiple awards of $1500 and $2500)

Donor:C.L. Burton Trust Fund

Purpose: To recognize the academic achievement of students registered at St. Michael's College. Priority is given to students studying in the humanities.

Terms: Awarded to St. Michael's College students who, at end of the fall-winter session or summer session in which they complete their 5th, 10th or 15th credit, have an Annual or Summer GPA of at least 3.7. Students must have completed a minimum of 4.0 credits while registered at SMC.

Students qualifying at the end of a fall/winter session in which they have completed fewer than 4.0 credits and students qualifying at the end of a summer session must have a GPA of 3.7 or greater based on all the courses taken during the sessions in which their most recent four credits were completed.

Application: No application required. 

The Father Robert J. Madden In-Course Scholarship

Amount: Annual Income (normally multiple awards of $1500 and $2500)

Donor:Friends of Father Robert J. Madden

Purpose: To recognize the academic achievement of St. Michael’s College students by honouring the legacy of Father Robert J. Madden.

Terms: Awarded to St. Michael's College students who, at end of the fall-winter session or summer session in which they complete their 5th, 10th or 15th credit, have an Annual or Summer GPA of at least 3.7. Students must have completed a minimum of 4.0 credits while registered at SMC.

Students qualifying at the end of a fall/winter session in which they have completed fewer than 4.0 credits and students qualifying at the end of a summer session must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 or greater based on all the courses taken during the sessions in which their most recent four credits were completed.

Application: No application required.

 

The Gershon and Rosa Lewkowicz Prize in Jewish-Christian Relations

Amount: $1000

Donor: Renee Levcovitch-McHale, in memory of her parents

Purpose:  To provide financial support to an undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates a dedication to the study and promotion of on-going dialogue between the Jewish and Christian communities.

Terms: Awarded to a student who writes the best essay related to the historical and/or contemporary experiences and initiatives within Jewish-Christian relations.  Open to any undergraduate or graduate (Masters level) within the University of Toronto campuses (St. George, UTM, UTSC) , and/or the Toronto School of Theology.  

Deadline: Contest deadline posted on the "Saeculum Journal" website

Download application

The Lawrence E. Lynch In-Course Scholarship in Philosophy

Amount: $1,500

Donor: The St. Michael's College Foundation. To honour the late Professor Lawrence E. Lynch in recognition of his long service to St. Michael's College as Professor and Principal of the College, and to encourage and recognize excellence in the study of Philosophy.

Purpose: Awarded to a full-time or part-time St. Michael's College student who is entering third or fourth year and who has excelled in the study of Philosophy.

Terms: Eligible candidates must have all of the following criteria: (1) obtained an annual grade point average of 3.70 (AGPA) or greater in the fall-winter sessions prior to the award, (2) be enrolled in a major or specialist program in Philosophy.

Application: No application required

The scholarship will be awarded automatically by the Awards and Scholarship Committee in the fall.

The J. Robert S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Prize for Excellence in Academic Achievement in the Study of English Literature

Amount: $2000 

Deadline: N/A

Donor: Tony and Elizabeth Comper to honour University of Toronto President Emeritus J. Robert S. Prichard and Ms. Ann Wilson for their outstanding contributions made to the University of Toronto. 

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College full-time student who is entering their third or fourth year of study in the fall-winter sessions, and is enrolled in a major or specialist program in English, and whose course of study involves a concentration in the area of English Literature.

Terms: Student must have completed a total of 5.0 full course equivalents with a minimum annual grade point average (AGPA) of 3.7 or better in the fall/winter sessions prior to the award. (Please note that courses designated as "extra" will not be counted as part of the 5.0 full course equivalents.)

Application: No application required

The scholarship will be awarded automatically by the Awards and Scholarship Committee in the fall.

The Alberto and Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni Scholarships

Amount: $1000 each 

Donor:  Centro Scuola

Purpose: To recognize the academic achievement of St. Michael’s College students who have achieved the top marks in Italian Literature and Italian Language Studies.  

Terms:  Two in-course scholarshipsawarded to St. Michael’s College students who have completed their second and third year.

Application: No application required

Candidates will be identified and recommended by professors in the Italian Department, University of Toronto.

The John J. Sebisty Scholarships

Amount: Two awards of $1500 each - one in mathematics and one in science.

Donor: Estate of Helen M. Sebisty

Purpose: To recognize the academic achievement of St. Michael’s College students in Sciences or Mathematics.

Terms: Awarded to St. Michael's College students who, at end of the fall-winter session or summer session in which they complete their 5th, 10th or 15th credit, have an Annual or Summer GPA of at least 3.7. Students must have completed a minimum of 4.0 credits while registered at SMC.

Students qualifying at the end of a fall/winter session in which they have completed fewer than 4.0 credits and students qualifying at the end of a summer session must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 or greater based on all the courses taken during the sessions in which their most recent four credits were completed.

Application: No application required 

In-Course Scholarships: Financial Need-Based

The following scholarships are one-time only financial-need based scholarships (unless specified otherwise) and require an application form. Applicants must be Ontario residents and must have demonstrated financial need (according to U of T criteria, financial need is determined by the receipt of Ontario Student Assistance Program funding). Students receiving OSAP funding will be given priority; however, other cases of financial need will be considered.

The Victoria Mueller-Carson In-Course Scholarship (OSOTF)

Amount: $1,200 - $1,500 

Donor: The Carson Family to honour the late Victoria Mueller-Carson and in recognition of her long service to St Michael's College as professor and head of the Department of German, and to encourage and recognize excellence in the study of German. 

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College full-time student enrolled in a major or specialist program in German, or in at least two German courses per year.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Desmond Wong Award

Amount: $500 - $1,500

Donor: The Wong Family

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College second, third or fourth year student registered in a Commerce program and who has financial need. 

Terms: Preference will be given to students from Loretto Abbey.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Sister St. John In-Course Scholarships

Amount: N/A (Not available for 2013-14)

Donor: Sponsored by the Sister St. John O'Malley Trust Fund

Purpose: To honour the memory of Sister St. John O'Malley who served as a revered and respected professor of Classics at St. Michael's College for over forty years. 

Terms: Awarded to St. Michael's College full-time students who are enrolled in the Christianity and Culture program, and who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and participation in the life of the College.

The Irene J. McGovern and John Ward McGovern In-Course Scholarship (2014 Fall - 2015 Winter Session)

Amount: $5,000 

Donor: Estate of Irene J. McGovern and John Ward

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College student enrolling in the second or any subsequent year of an undergraduate program, and whose course of study involves a concentration or major focus in Celtic Studies. 

Terms: Applicant must have a high academic achievement, particularly in the areas of Celtic History and Literature.

Application: Contact the Celtic Studies Office at St. Michael's College for the application

The Kathleen O'Neill and Anthony Daley Scholarships

Amount: $1,000

Donor: Ms. Kathleen O’Neill and Mr. Anthony Daley.

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College second, third or fourth year student registered in the Rotman School of Management. 

Terms: High academic standing; financial need. 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The W.B. Dunphy In-Course Scholarship (OSOTF)

Amount: $600 - $1,000

Donor: The Dunphy Family in honour of the late Professor W.B. Dunphy's years of service at St. Michael's College as professor and principal of the College from 1981-1992, and to encourage and recognize excellence in the study of Mediaeval Studies.

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College second, third or fourth- year student who is enrolled in a major or specialist program in Mediaeval Studies.

Terms: Good academic standing and financial need will also be considered. In the event that there is no suitable candidate from the Mediaeval Studies program, preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in a major or specialist program in Philosophy, or Celtic Studies, or Christianity and Culture (not necessarily in that order). 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Professor Lawrence E. Lynch Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 

Donor: The Lynch Family in honour of the late Professor Lawrence E. Lynch's years of service at St Michael's College as professor and principal of the College, and to encourage and recognize excellence in the study of Philosophy.

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College third or fourth-year student enrolled in Philosophy in the fall-winter sessions.

Terms: Eligible candidates must have all of the following criteria: (1) obtained an annual grade point average of 3.70 (AGPA) or greater in the fall-winter sessions prior to the award, (2) be enrolled in a major or specialist program in Philosophy.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Reverend James Poupore Scholarship

Amount: $800-$1000

Donor: The late Reverend James G. Poupore

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a St. Michael's College full-time student

Terms: Students must be enrolled in a major or a specialist program in Mediaeval Studies. 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Garry W. Nicholson Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 - $2,000

Donor: Mrs. Barbara Nicholson, in memory of her husband, Garry Nicholson

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College third-year student registered in Economics or Commerce and Finance and who has financial need.

Terms: Applicants must be registered in a major or specialist program in Economics or a major or specialist program in Commerce and Finance. Good academic standing will also be considered.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The David and Mary Agnes Bennett Scholarship

Amount: TBA (Not available for 2013-14)

Donor: The Bennett Family

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College student enrolled in a major or specialist in Christianity and Culture and who has financial need.

Terms: Preference will be given in the following order of priority:

- SMC fourth-year students

- SMC third-year students

The Marie Juliette Fischette and Joseph A. Fischette Memorial Scholarship (OTSS)

Amount: $1500 - $2,000 

Donor: The Estate of Joseph A. Fischette

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College second, third or fourth-year full-time student enrolled in Italian or French Studies and who has financial need.

Terms: Preference will be given to a St. Michael's College student who is completing a major or specialist in Italian Studies. In the event that there is no suitable candidate, preference will be given to a student enrolled in the French Studies program. Preference will be given to a student with an academic grade point average of B+ (3.3 GPA) or higher. 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The St Michael's College GRADitude Scholarship

Amount: $500 

Donor: Donors to the 1997, 2004 and 2005 St. Michael's College GRADitude Campaigns

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College student who has financial need.

Terms: Any year level

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Mariano Elia Scholarships in Italian Studies

Amount: $1,500 - $2,000 

Donor: Mariano Elia Foundation

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to St Michael's College second, third and fourth-year students enrolled in Italian Studies.

Terms: Applicants must be enrolled in a minor, major, or specialist in Italian Studies and demonstrating excellence in the following:

- Italian Language or Italian Linguistics

- Italian Literary Studies

Good academic standing will also be considered. 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Hon. Fabian A. O'Dea Scholarship in Geography

Amount: $1,000 

Donor: The O'Dea Family, in memory of their father, the Honourable Fabian O'Dea, Memorial Alumnus, Rhodes Scholar, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland, and recipient of honorary degrees from both Memorial and the Law Society of Newfoundland, and to commemorate Dr. O'Dea's work in Newfoundland cartography

Purpose: Awarded to a St Michael's College second, third, or fourth- year student enrolled in Geography and who has financial need.

Terms: Preference will be given to a student enrolled in a minor, major or specialist in Geography and/or is registered with Accessibility Services, and/or has a demonstrated interest in cartography. 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Anna Mary Bridget Loftus Scholarships (OSOTF)

Amount: $800 - $2,000 

Donor: Estate of Anna Mary Bridget Loftus

Purpose: Awarded to St Michael's College full-time students of any year level and who have financial need. 

Terms: Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Celtic Studies program. Applicants must be in good academic standing.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Gerald J. Leahy Award in Chemistry Studies

Amount: $500 

Donor: Gerald J. Leahy. To recognize Mr. Leahy's appreciation for the contribution that the University of St Michael's College made to his career while at the same time promoting the study of Chemistry. 

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College full-time student enrolled in Chemistry and who has financial need.

Terms: Students must be enrolled in a major or a specialist program in Chemistry. Applicants must be in good academic standing. 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Celtic Studies Scholarships for Summer Study

Amount: $3,500 

Donor: The St. Michael's College Foundation 

Purpose: Awarded to students who wish to further their studies of Celtic culture by attending summer schools, or pursuing an approved course of study overseas.

Terms: Financial assistance. Open to all students enrolled in the Celtic Studies program

Application deadline: Contact the Celtic Studies Office at St. Michael's College for application

A scholarship for summer study is also available from the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto. Please contact the Celtic Studies Office at St Michael's College.

The Eileen Allen Scholarship

Amount: $500 - $1,500 

Donor: Eileen Allen Trust

Purpose: Awarded to students enrolled in the Celtic Studies program to attend the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies. For further information contact the Celtic Studies Office at St Michael's College.

Terms: Financial assistance

Application: Contact the Celtic Studies Office at St. Michael's College for application

The Denis Leyne Famine Studies Scholarship

Amount: $500 

Terms: This award is open to all undergraduate or graduate students in the Celtic Studies Program, either to an undergraduate student who writes the best essay in Famine Studies in a Celtic Studies course (no application necessary). The professor of the particular course will determine the selection of the best essay

- OR -

a graduate or undergraduate student who needs money for research in Famine Studies (study of famines anywhere in the world) and who is connected with the Celtic Studies Program.

Application: Contact the Celtic Studies Office at St. Michael's College for application 

Leadership Awards

The W.B. Dunphy Student Leadership Award (OSOTF)

Amount:$1,500 - $2,000 

Donor: The Dunphy Family in honour of the late Professor W.B. Dunphy’s years of dedicated service to St. Michael’s College as professor and principal of the College from 1981-1991.

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College second, third or fourth-year student who, by their leadership, has made a significant contribution to the life of the College and/or University and/or community. 

Terms: Financial Need and good academic standing will also be considered. 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Thomas Cardinal Collins Scholarship in Student Leadership

Amount: $800-$1000

Donor: Friends of Cardinal Collins and the College. Established on February 18, 2012 in honour of USMC Chancellor, His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto on the occasion of his elevation to the College of Cardinals.

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College student who, by their leadership, has made a significant contribution to the life of the College and/or University and/or community. 

Terms: Financial Need 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Patricia A. Massel 5T1 Bursary

Amount: $5,000

Donor:  Catherine Brayley

Purpose: Awarded to a St. Michael's College in third, or fourth year; preference will be given to a student demonstrating service to the St. Michael’s College or broader community. Academic merit will also be considered.

Terms: Financial Need; good academic standing

Residence Scholarships: Financial Need-Based

The Hubert Sceats Memorial Residence Scholarships (OSOTF)

Amount: Varies

Donor: Estate of Mr. Hubert Sceats

Terms: Currently living in one of the SMC residences; Financial Need

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Sutton Family Student Bursary

Amount: $2,000

Donor: Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Marilyn Sutton

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a St. Michael's College first-year student. 

Terms: Must be registered at St. Michael's College and live in one of its residences.

The Louis L. Odette Residence Scholarships (OSOTF)

Amount: Varies

Donor: The late Mr. Louis L. Odette & Family

Terms: Currently living in one of the SMC residences; Financial Need

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Wilfred S. McDonnell, Q.C., Residence Scholarships (OSOTF)

Amount: Varies

Donor: Estate of Mr. Wilfred S. McDonnell

Terms: Currently living in one of the SMC residences; Financial Need 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Rev. John M. Kelly, C.S.B., Residence Scholarships (OSOTF)

Amount: Varies

Donor: Ms. Sherrie Murphy

Terms: Currently living in one of the SMC residences; Financial Need

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The OTTS Residence Bursary

Amount: Varies

Donor:Donors and Friends

Terms: Currently living in one of the SMC residences; Financial Need

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The First-Year Student Residence Award

Amount: Varies

Donor: Anonymous Donor

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Gerald S. Horgan, Q.C., Residence Credit Award

Amount: $2,500 

Donor: The Horgan Family in memory of their father, Mr. Gerald S. Horgan.

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a Michael's College first-year student who demonstrates the potential to be active in campus life - particularly competitive athletics 

Terms: Financial need; high average on admission. Student must include documentation/letter of reference demonstrating participation in competitive athletics.

Application: Not available 2013-14

Residence Scholarships: For Upper-Year Residence Students

Deadlines as indicated.

The Convey-Spillane Second Year Residence Award (OSOTF/OTSS)

Amount: $1,000 - $1,500 

Donor: The Convey-Spillane Family

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a St. Michael's College student who returns to live in a St. Michael's College residence in second year.

Terms: Eligible candidate will be in good academic standing and will be active in extra-curricular activities at the College. 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Class of '5T2 Residence Bursary (OTSS)

Amount: $300

Donor: Graduation Class of 1952

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a St. Michael's College full-time student of any year level.

Terms: Must be registered at St. Michael's College and live in one of its residences.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Class of 5T7 50th Anniversary Residence Scholarship (OTSS)

Amount: $1000 - $1500

Donor: Class of 1957 Graduates who made a gift in honour of their 50th reunion in 2007.

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a St. Michael's College full-time student of any year level.

Terms: Must be registered at St. Michael's College and live in one of its residences.  Academic merit may be considered.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Class of 6T5 45th Anniversary Residence Bursary (OTSS)

Amount: $1000 - $1200

Donor: Class of 1965 Graduates who made a gift in honour of their 45th reunion anniversary.

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a St. Michael's College full-time student of any year level.

Terms: Must be registered at St. Michael's College and live in one of its residences.  Academic merit may be considered.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Ernie and Dora Schnell Residence Bursary (OTSS)

Amount: $1,000

Donor: The Schnell Family in honour of their father's retirement from the business community and their mother's retirement from teaching,

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a St. Michael's College full-time student of any year level. 

Terms: Must be registered at St. Michael's College and live in one of its residences. 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Thuy Le Memorial Residence Bursary

Amount: $1,000 - $1,500 

Donor: The Thuy Le Family

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a St. Michael's College full-time student of any year level. 

Terms: Must be registered at St. Michael's College and live in one of its residences. 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

Financial Aid Counselling

Learning to manage your money can be a challenge. Whether you are a student living at home, in residence, or on your own, a budget is an important tool based on expenses and income. Creating a budget helps to separate your needs from your wants and to avoid spending impulsively.

What are your costs? What are your resources? The University of Toronto provides a budget sheet, along with budgeting tips, at http://www.adm.utoronto.ca/financial-aid/budget-tips/

Do you need assistance with your financial planning? Do you have questions regarding your eligibility for financial aid? Is your financial situation leaving you stressed? We provide financial counseling at any time during the year.

The St Michael's College Grants and Other Bursaries

The St. Michael's College Grants are available to all domestic St. Michael’s College undergraduate students who are pursuing their first degree. Available from mid-September to the end of classes, SMC grants are designed to assist students who have taken full advantage of all other avenues of financial assistance (e.g. family support, savings, summer and study period income, student line of credit, OSAP, or the aid programs of other provinces/territories) and still have unmet financial need with respect to their educational expenses. Grants are not intended to fund non-educational expenses or to repay your debts.

It is recommended that students submit an application sooner rather than later. Students experiencing immediate financial difficulty at any time during the academic year are asked to contact the Financial Aid Officer: p.maskwa@utoronto.ca.

Other need-based bursaries/awards are listed below with a deadline date of November 1st.

It is also recommended, not mandatory, that students applying for grants and bursaries for the first time to review their application with the financial aid officer at the college. For all other students, no appointment is necessary. You may be contacted for an appointment if further information is requested. An inaccurate or incomplete or unrealistic application will not be considered.

The St. Michael’s College Grants

Amount: varies according to demonstrated need and availability of funds

Donor: St. Michael's College/University of Toronto

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for St. Michael's undergraduate students pursuing their first undergraduate degree

Application: Available mid-September to end of classes

The Karlo Duvnjak Family Bursaries (OSOTF)

Amount: $500 - $1,000

Donor: The Karlo Duvnjak Family

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for St. Michael's College second, third and fourth-year year students.

Terms: Preference will be given to applicants who are of Croatian or German background. 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Angelina Prokich Awards

Amount: $2,500

Donor: Mr. Alex Prokich 

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to St. Michael's College students.

Terms: Any year level

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Tom and Rose Di Giacomo Bursaries (OSOTF II and OTSS)

Amount: $800-$1500

Donor: Dr. Rose M. Patten

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to St. Michael's College students of any year level.

Terms: Preference will be given to applicants who have immigrated to Canada, have received their Canadian citizenship and who are in receipt of OSAP funding.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Ronald Anthony Pigott & Anne Marie Magee Pigott Scholarship

Amount: $500-$800

Donor: Estate of Ronald Anthony Pigott

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to St Michael's College students of any year level. 

Terms: Academic merit will also be considered.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Reverend Richard Donovan, csb, Bursary

Amount: $1,000 

Donor: Ms. Gloria Angela Longo - to honour the memory of Father Richard Donovan, csb, who served as college registrar from 1977-1989 and French professor from 1956-1988.

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a St. Michael's College student of any year level

Terms: Financial need

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Michael J. Walker Student Bursary (OTSS)

Amount: $1,000 

Donor: Family & Friends of Dr. Michael J. Walker, 6T8. In appreciation for the outstanding education and scholarship support Dr. Walker received while attending St. Michael’s College and in recognition of the lasting impact that education had on his life and career. 

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a St. Michael's College full-time student in third or fourth year of study.

Terms: Preference will be given to students  with a grade point average of 3.0 or greater and who are registered in a major or specialist in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics, and who perform a minimum of 25 hours of community service over the course of the semester. 

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Msgr. Giuseppe Sbrocchi and the Reverend Michele Marcantonio Bursary (OSOTF)

Amount: $500 - $1,000

Donor: The Roseto Valfortore Social Club – to honour Msgr. Sbrocchi and Fr. Marcantonio and their commitment to Catholic education.

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a St. Michael's College second, third or fourth year student 

Terms: Preference will be given to a student enrolled in one full course in Italian Studies. Academic merit willl also be considered: B+ or better.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Constance “Connie” Richards Memorial Bursary

Amount: $500 (Not available for 2013-14)

Donor: Mr. Andy M. Bicanic

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for a St. Michael's College full-time student

Terms: Preference will be given to a second, third or fourth year student

The Cardinal George B. Flahiff Bursary (OTSS)

Amount: $1,000 - $2,000

Donor: The late Mr. James Carson and Mr. Paul Carson

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for a St. Michael's College in second, third, or fourth year

Terms: Preference will be given to students majoring in Mediaeval History or History

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The Gino and Roberta Scapillati Bursary

Amount: $1,500

Donor:  Gino and Roberta Scapillati

Purpose: To provide financial assistance for a St. Michael's College in second, third, or fourth year

Terms: Preference will be given to students who attended high school in the Hamilton – Niagara region, academic standing will also be considered.

Application: Available mid-September 2014

The St. George's Society of Toronto Financial Awards

Amount: $5000

Donor: The St. George's Society of Toronto

Purpose: To be awarded to a St. Michael's College undergraduate student on the basis of financial need with a minimum B average. Preference will be given to a second, third, or fourth year student without any emphasis on a particular field of study.

Terms: demonstrated financial need; Ontario residency

Application: No application required 

Recipient will be selected by the SMC Awards Committee in late August

Graduation Awards

Applications for the June 2015 Graduation Awards will be available April 2015.

The College Gold Medals

Amount: No monetary value 

Donor: St. Michael's College Foundation 

Purpose: To be awarded to students with the highest cumulative grade point average upon graduation in Humanities/Social Sciences, Sciences, and Commerce and Finance. 

Application: No application required 

Recipients of the College Gold Medals will be selected by the Awards and Scholarship Committee in June.

The College Silver Medals

Amount: No monetary value 

Donor: St. Michael's College Foundation

Purpose: To be awarded to students with a high cumulative grade point average upon graduation in any area of study.  Application: No application required 

Recipients of the College Silver Medals will be selected by the Awards and Scholarship Committee in June.

The Principal's Medal

Amount: No monetary value 

Donor: St. Michael's College Foundation and the Lynch Family to honour the late Professor E. Lynch's years of service as principal and professor of the College.

Purpose: To be awarded to a student who has made a distinctive contribution to life at the college, who has upheld the practice of Catholicism proper to a university community, and who has participated fully in college life. Excellent academic record (minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average).

Application: Available April 2015

The W.B. Dunphy Medal

Amount: No monetary value

Donor: The Dunphy Family to honour the late Professor William Dunphy who served as College Principal from 1980- 1991.

Purpose: To be awarded to a student who has been most successful in combining very good academic achievement with sustained commitment to volunteer service in the wider community. Minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average.

Application: Available April 2015

The Fr. Robert Madden Leadership Awards (Certificate)

Amount: No monetary value 

Donor: St. Michael's College Alumni Association in honour of Father Robert Madden's many years of service to the College.

Purpose: To be awarded to students who have made significant contributions to the St. Michael's College community by demonstrating leadership, cooperation and solidarity in student-run organizations or community endeavors.

Application: Available April 2015

The Father Henry Carr, CSB, Award (plaque)

Amount: No monetary value

Donor: St. Michael's College Principal's Office to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Federation of St. Michael's College and the University of Toronto.

Purpose: To be awarded to a St. Michael's College student who has made an outstanding contribution to the University of Toronto in athletics, academics, leadership, or student life. Good academic standing.

Application: Available April 2015

The Marina Santin Award (Certificate)

Amount: No monetary value

Donor: The Santin Family, in memory of their daughter, Marina.

Purpose: To be awarded to a woman graduand who has distinguished herself by an active and constructive involvement in the life of the college and who exemplifies the Christian ideals of joyful engagement in life, openness to others, service to the community, and responsible leadership. Good academic record.

Application: Available April 2015

The Sir Bertram C.A. Windle Graduate Scholarship

Amount: $2,000 

Donor: The Sir Bertram C.A. Windle Trust Fund

Purpose: To be awarded to a student with an excellent academic record and who will be entering a liberal arts graduate program at the University of Toronto in the September following graduation.

Application: Available April 2015

The W.H. Broadhurst Graduate Scholarship

Amount: $1750 

Donor: Accounting Firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers in appreciation of Mr. William Broadhurst's number of years of dedicated service to the firm.

Purpose: To be awarded to a student graduating with a B.A. degree with a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher, and who will be entering in a Liberal Arts program at the University of Toronto in September following graduation. If there is no qualified candidate proceeding to a Liberal Arts program at the University of Toronto, students entering a graduate program in Liberal Arts at another Canadian university will be considered.

Application: Available April 2015

The Sister St. John Aere Perennius Prize

Amount: $150 

Donor: The Sister St. John O'Malley Trust Fund, in memory of Sister St. John O'Malley, former professor of classics at the College.

Purpose: To be awarded to the best student in Christianity and Culture student who has demonstrated serious interest in the study of Latin. 

Application: No application required  

Recipient of the Prize will be selected by the Awards and Scholarship Committee in June.

The Mercier-Knowlton Prize in Christianity and Culture and Philosophy (Medal)

Amount: No monetary value 

Donor: Leo Knowlton Fund

Purpose: To be awarded to a student who will be graduating with the highest grades in Philosophy and Christianity and Culture. 

Application: No application required 

The recipient will be selected by the Awards and Scholarship Committee in June.

The Father H.B. Gardner Campus Ministry Community Life Awards

Amount: No monetary value 

Donor: St. Michael's College Campus Ministry's Office in honour of Father Harry B. Gardner's many years of service in SMC Campus Ministry.

Purpose: To be awarded to students who have contributed greatly to the life of the college through their service in various events, liturgies and social justice projects consistently during their time at the college. Application: 

No application required 

Awards are through nomination by SMC Campus Ministry.

The Ambassador of Switzerland Book Awards

Amount: No monetary value

Donor: Embassy of Switzerland

Purpose: To be awarded annually to students who have distinguished themselves in the study of German, French or Italian.

Application: No application required 

Recipients will be selected by the Awards and Scholarship Committee in June.

The James R. O'Brien 5T0 Book Award in Philosophy

Amount: No monetary value

Application: No application required 

Donor: The James R. O'Brien Family & Friends

Purpose: To be awarded to a student registered in a minor, major or specialist program in Christianity and Culture program with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater. 

Application: No application required 

Recipient will be selected by the Awards and Scholarship Committee in June.

The Tommaso Serrao Award

Amount: No monetary value

Donor: The estate of the late Tommaso Serrao, Family & Friends

Purpose: To be awarded to a student registered in a major or specialist in Italian Studies program, and whose course of study involves a concentration in the area of Italian language and literature, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater. 

Application: No application required 

 Recipient will be selected by the Awards and Scholarship Committee in June.

Government Aid / Other

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

U of T Financial Aid Programs