Student Services

Office of the Registrar and Student Services     

The Office of the Registrar and Student Services has re-opened. Our hours of operation are 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

The majority of advising appointments will remain online.

Students may continue to forward inquiries to ask.smc@utoronto.ca.  Your questions will be answered directly or will be forwarded to an advisor for an on-line appointment.  Students will be scheduled into an on-line appointment conducted via Microsoft Teams or by telephone. Telephone enquiries will be answered from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on weekdays.

Virtual Drop In Advising Sessions Have Returned

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am-10:00 am, students can connect with an academic advisor from the Office of the Registrar and Student Services on a virtual drop-in basis. The virtual drop-in is an opportunity for students to discuss their concerns directly with an academic advisor. The advising is one-on-one, so you can feel confident to discuss any issues related to your studies at UofT. No registration is required. Just show up (virtually) during the drop-in times through Zoom on the SMC Office of the Registrar course.

Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 pm will host in-person drop ins to meet with advisors. Registration at the front counter is required.

Coronavirus Updates for the U of T Community

COVID-19 – Student FAQs  
USMC – COVID-19 Resources  
COVID-19 – Vice-Provost/


The Health & Wellness Centre at the University of Toronto provides a variety of services. Details about these services can be found here. Students can also access the Student Mental Health Resource.


The University will continue to reassess and update the community, in accordance with guidance offered by public health authorities and the University of Toronto.


The Registrar’s Office is the first stop for academic advice. There, students will find highly professional advisors with a wealth of experience in all areas of academic life at the University of St. Michael’s College and at the University of Toronto. Assistance with registration, course selection, program selection and scheduling are all available. In addition, advisors can provide students with guidance regarding workloads relative to other aspects of their time on campus.

Office Location & Contact Information:

Brennan Hall, 81 St. Mary Street

416-926-7117

ask.smc@utoronto.ca

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  • Newly Admitted Students

    Click here to visit the SMC Newly Admitted Students website.

     

  • Instructions for Graduating Students

    Instructions for Graduating Students

    The University offers graduation ceremonies twice a year: Spring Convocation in June and Fall Convocation in November.

    If you’re looking to graduate this spring or fall or wondering what the graduation process will look like for you, follow the instructions below!

    Your Degree Progress

    It is crucial that you keep track of your degree requirements, which includes the requirements of your program(s). Please refer to Degree Explorer before enrolling in courses to find out which requirements are incomplete. You may need to hold off on requesting graduation if you are unable to complete all your requirements.

    Make sure that you are following the program requirements listed on Degree Explorer and not the current program requirements listed on the Faculty of Arts and Science webpage! Degree Explorer lists all the requirements necessary for your program(s) for the year in which you enrolled in them.

    • If you have any questions or concerns related to specific program requirements, we encourage you to contact the appropriate department. See Program/Academic Units.
    • If you have any questions related to general degree requirements, we encourage you to contact the Registrar’s Office.

    Note:

    • If you would like to make changes to your programs, please make sure that you have fulfilled or are on the path to completing the requirements for a minor, major combination, or specialist program.
    • If you are unable to enrol in a course that you require to graduate, you may speak to one of our Academic Advisors about the Dean’s Promise.

    Requesting Graduation

    • June 2023
    There was a deadline of January 31, 2023 for prospective graduates to submit their graduation request on ACORN.  If you missed this deadline, please contact morteza.memari@utoronto.ca immediately.

    Name Changes
    Your name as it appears on ACORN is the name that will appear on your diploma.
    Please confirm that the name that is recorded on ACORN is the name you wish to display on your diploma. If not, contact us at ask.smc@utoronto.ca . You will need to present appropriate identification that contains the correct name (such as your driver’s license or passport).

    You will also be required to complete a Name Change Form, if you would like to include special characters or accents in your changed name. If so, please download and complete the Name on Diploma (June Form) or the Name on Diploma (November Form) and return the form to the address provided by the deadline listed on the Form.

    Graduation Photos by Lassman Studios

    Look for periodic e-mails from us regarding grad photos.

    Attention: Graduating students of June 2023 will be sent an email with a digital copy of the Class Composite in July

    To appear in the November Class Composite, you will have opportunities to take grad photos in August and September.

    Graduation Photo Days for Prospective Graduates of June 2023 will have sessions listed shortly.

    To appear in the June 2023 Class Composite, you will have opportunities to take grad photos in December, February, and March.

    Convocation Ceremony Dates and Graduation Checklist
    See the Office of Convocation website for ceremony dates, instructions to RSVP your attendance, graduation regalia (gown & hood), and guest tickets.

  • Graduation Awards

    Graduation Awards that do not require application:

    Father H.B. Gardner Campus Ministry Community Life Awards

    Awarded to one or more graduating students at the University of St. Michael’s College who have demonstrated outstanding contribution and service to the Campus ministry, or active service and participation in their Parish. Contribution to building a sense of community within the USMC Campus; and fostering a sense of social solidarity and inclusiveness among students on campus.

    Governor General Silver Medal Nominee

    A silver medal or a certificate awarded to a graduating student who achieves the highest academic
    standing from a bachelor’s degree program.

    College Gold Medals (3)

    The College Gold Medals are awarded to graduating students with the highest cumulative grade point average in Arts, Science and Commerce respectively.

    Alberto and Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni Centro Scuola Scholarships (2)

    Established by St. Michael’s alumni Alberto and Caroline Morgan Di Giovani, class of 1971 and 1970, in celebration of their family’s long association with the College. These are for graduating students who have achieved the top marks in Italian Studies and have demonstrated leadership and community spirit on the St. Michael’s College campus and in the community at large

    Tommaso Serrao Award

    For a graduating student who has excelled in the study of Italian.

    Ambassador of Switzerland Book Prizes in French, Italian and German

    Awarded by the Ambassador of Switzerland, these three book prizes are awarded to graduates who have excelled in French, German or Italian Studies.

    Mercier-Knowlton Prize for Philosophy and Christianity and Culture

    Established by William Leo Knowlton, class of 1927, in recognition of his deep love of philosophy and in honour of Cardinal Mercier, this is awarded to the graduating student with the highest GPA in Philosophy and/or Christianity & Culture.

    James O’Brien Book Prize

    Established in memory of James O’Brien, St. Mike’s Class of 1950, who was a graduate of the arts program and a proud student of Marshall McLuhan. This is awarded to a graduating student who has excelled in the Christianity and Culture program.

    Yearly Alumni Representatives Awards

    Awarded to students in graduating class who have been identified as representatives for their year. The award is given out by the USMC Young Alumni Committee in consultation with USMC Awards Selection Committee.

    Davide De Luca Memorial Scholarship ($1000)

    Awarded to a graduating undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at St. Michael’s College who is graduating with a major in Italian Studies with the highest GPA. Should there be no qualifying student, a minor in Italian Studies will be considered.

  • June Graduation Awards by Application

    Graduation Awards

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    SMC students that are eligible to graduate in the June 2023 ceremony will receive an email invitation to submit an application.

    Applications are currently closed. 

     

  • 2023-2024 In-Course Awards by Application

    Below is a list of application-based awards offered in the 2023-2024 academic year.  For awards on this list that prefer financial need, applicants are asked to provide an explanation that the impact receiving this scholarship would have on their ability to focus on their academic performance.

    Application: Online

    Deadline:  Extended until January 31st, 2024. If you have already applied in Fall 2023 you do not need to apply again as your application will already be considered.

     

    Fr. Richard Donovan Bursary

    Established by Gloria Angela Longo to honour the memory of Fr. Donovan who left us with rich memories of his friendship, his concern for us and his devotion to teaching generations of St. Michael’s College students.

    Applicants must be a full-time student enrolled at the University of St. Michael’s and pursuing a course of study in Chemistry.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

    Value: $1000

     

    Patricia Massel Bursary

    To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student registered in the Faculty of Arts and Science at St. Michael’s College with acceptable academic standing and demonstrating financial need.  Preference will be given to a student entering their third or fourth year and demonstrating service to the St. Michael’s or broader community.

    Value: $5,000

     

    Lucia Colavita Memorial Scholarship

    A merit-based award made available to an in-course undergraduate student attending St. Michael’s College and registered in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Preference will be given to a student who intends to pursue a career in special education and has demonstrated philanthropic interests or community service.

    Value: $500

     

    Gary W. Nicholson Memorial Scholarship

    Available to third year undergraduate students registered at St. Michael’s College, enrolled in Commerce.  Applicants must be in good academic standing.   If there is no eligible candidate, other St. Michael’s students who have completed their second year in Commerce will be considered.

    Value: Approx. $2,500

     

    Denis Leyne Celtic Studies Scholarship

    To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled in the Celtic Studies Program registered at St. Michael’s College.

    Value:  Approx. $600-$700

     

    The Kathleen O’Neill and Anthony Daley Scholarship

    To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student attending St. Michael’s College registered in the Rotman School of Management with high academic standing and demonstrating financial need.

    Value: Approx. $2,000 – $3,000

     

    Gino and Roberta Scapillati Bursary

    To be awarded to an undergraduate student registered at St. Michael’s College and enrolled in the Faculty of Arts & Science with acceptable academic standing.  Preference will be given to a student who attended high school in the Niagara region.

    Value: Approx. $1,000 – $2,000

     

    The David and Mary Agnes Bennett Scholarship

    To be awarded to an undergraduate student registered at St. Michael’s College and enrolled in a Major or Specialist program in Christianity and Culture. If there are no suitable fourth year candidates, preference will be given to a suitable third year student enrolled in a Major or Specialist program in Christianity and Culture Program. Good academic standing will also be considered.

    Value: Approx. $1,000

     

    Peter Brison Award

    To be awarded to an undergraduate student, either in full- or part-time study, registered at the University of St. Michael’s College.  The student must also exemplify an active interest in Christianity, articulate speech and writing, and personal courage.

    Value: Approx. $500

     

    Robert and Gloria Buckley Memorial Award

    Robert and Gloria Buckley were proud alumni who remained involved at St. Michael’s College.  This Award is available to students registered at St. Michael’s College and studying in one of SMC’s sponsored programs (Book and Media Studies, Celtic Studies, Christianity and Culture, and Mediaeval Studies).

    Value: $500 – $1,000

     

    Claire Coughlin Memorial Scholarship

    To be awarded to an undergraduate student, either in full- or part-time study, who are in good academic standing, studying modern languages, and registered at the University of St. Michael’s College.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

    Value:  $1,000 – $2,000

     

    The Thomas and Margaret Forde Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to a full-time student registered at St. Michael’s College.  For returning students, preference will be given to applicants who are in good academic standing. Renewable, should the recipient continue to meet the academic requirements and submit an application. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

    Value: Approx. $1,000

     

    The John and Angela Maraz Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to a student registered at St. Michael’s College and enrolled in a full-time course of study.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

    Value: Approx. $1,000

     

    Paul J. Martin Award

    Awarded to a student registered at St. Michael’s College and enrolled in Political Science or Public Policy. Preference to a focus in Public Policy.

    Value: Approx. $1,000

     

    John Ward McGovern and Irene J. McGovern Scholarship in Celtic Studies

    To be awarded to students registered at St. Michael’s College who are enrolled in the second or any subsequent year of an undergraduate program, whose course of study involves a concentration or major focus in Celtic Studies. The student must have a high academic achievement, particularly in the areas of Celtic History and Literature.

    Value: $5000

     

    The James T. Melady Bursary

    To be awarded to two students registered at St. Michael’s College; one award is available to students in any program of study, and one award is available to students whose study involves Mediaeval Studies.

    Value: Approx. $750 each

     

    John Melady Memorial Scholarship

    To be awarded to a student registered at St. Michael’s College.

    Value:  $1,000 – $2,000

     

    Mrs. Harold J. Murphy Awards

    Established by Harold Murphy who was Vice President of the St. Michael’s College Foundation in memory of his wife.  Available to students registered at St. Michael’s College in Celtic Studies.

    Value:  $1,000 – $2,000

     

    Morgan Murphy Awards

    Established by Harold Murphy, who was Vice President of the St. Michael’s College Foundation, in memory of Morgan Murphy, his eldest son who was killed in in World War II.  Available to students registered at St. Michael’s College in Celtic Studies.

    Value: Approx. $2,000

     

    The Edward J. Pendergast Award

    Awarded to students registered at St. Michael’s College who demonstrate financial need.

    Value:  $600 – $800

     

    The Gordon & Patricia Sawa Bursary

    Awarded to students registered at St. Michael’s College who demonstrate financial need.

    Value:  $600 – $800

     

    St. Michael’s College Centennial Scholarship

    Available to students registered at St. Michael’s College who demonstrate academic excellence.

    Value: $3,000

     

    The Richard Yee Memorial Bursary

    Established by Richard W. Yee, a native of San Francisco, who received a licentiate in philosophy from the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto in 1961. Reflecting on his Toronto years, during which he lived at St. Michael’s College, he said, “I am ever mindful of and thankful for the intellectual excitement I caught in Toronto in the late ‘60s, so far from home.” After completing his studies, Dr. Yee, the youngest surviving of 10 children, returned to San Francisco’s Chinatown to care for his ailing father. He took a position at Holy Names College in nearby Oakland where he taught for 40 years.

    Available to international or domestic students registered at St. Michael’s College in good academic standing, with preference given to students who are enrolled in a Major of Specialist Program in Philosophy.

    Value: $5,000

     

    Cameron Bursary

    Alice Dolorese (Lefebvre) Cameron “Alyce”, 1912 and John Frederick Cameron “Jack”, 1910 had met and married as employees at Schaefer Silk Screen Printing in downtown Toronto in the early 1940s.  While neither Alyce nor Jack had the opportunity to receive a post-secondary education, they wanted that opportunity to be extended to others, so they set up this award.

    This award is to provide financial assistance to full-time undergraduate students registered at St. Michael’s College.  The applicant must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to returning students who have completed their first year of study.

    Value:  $1,000 – $2,000

     

    The Gerald J. Leahy Award in Chemistry Studies

    This award is intended 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.  Gerald was a Math & Chemistry teacher for over 33 years in Nappanee.

    Applicants must be a full-time student enrolled at the University of St. Michael’s and pursuing a course of study in Chemistry.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

    Value:  $2,500

     

    Elsa M. Amadio Travel Assistance Award

    Established by Elsa M. Amadio, The Elsa M. Amadio Travel Assistance Award is made available to one or more undergraduate or graduate students who are registered at St. Michael’s College and are enrolled in a course or who take part in a USMC campus activity consisting of an international travel component to promote understanding and appreciation across culture and faith.

    Value: $1,000 (multiple available)

     

    Francesca Annamaria Meneguzzi Award of Excellence

    To support a student registered at the University of St. Michael’s College, who enters a full time university program after being out of school for not less than 10 years, and has not previously completed a university degree, who in the opinion of the USMC, comes closest to attaining the excellence, taking into account financial need, history of the student, academic standing and commitment to learning as a means of self­ improvement.  Eligible candidates can have previously attended and/or completed a community college program or the Academic Bridging Program. The student who wins the award in any year is eligible to be the winner in any other given year.

    Value: $7,500

     

    The Unger Family Scholarship

    The Unger Family Scholarship is a merit-based student award to be made available to an incoming or a returning undergraduate student registered at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. In addition to academic excellence, determined by USMC at the time of selection, the student must demonstrate financial need. Students’ academic standing and demonstration/explanation of financial need will be the only determining factors for the Scholarship.

    Value:  $2,000 – $3,000 (multiple available)

     

    Janet Elizabeth Faulds Award 

    Established by the estate of Janet Faulds to provide annually one or more needs-based awards to undergraduate students registered at St. Michael’s College.  Janet Faulds received her Masters in Religious Education from USMC Faculty of Theology in 1992 (when she was 54 years old). Janet devoted her life to the education of children and taught in Victoria, Vancouver, and Toronto (TCDSB).

    Value: $2,000 – $3,000 (multiple available)

     

    The Lex Byrd Award 

    To be awarded to undergraduate students registered at the University of St. Michael’s College. The student must be involved in athletics and demonstrate financial need.

    Value: $500 (multiple available)

     

    The Rev. David Belyea CSB Memorial Student Award

    The Rev. David Belyea CSB Memorial Student Award was established in memory of David Esmonde Belyea (1927-2008).  Fr. Belyea was well-known among St. Michael’s undergraduates as an insightful, plainspoken, and stimulating teacher, with a playful side that he was not averse to letting show. His courses typically used works of literature to explore religious and theological themes. He was always one of the most sought-after faculty members at the annual reunions of previous graduating classes.   Fr. Belyea left an indelible mark on the University of St. Michael’s College.

    To be awarded to an undergraduate student, either in full- or part-time study in the humanities, registered at the University of St. Michael’s College. The student must be in high academic standing.

    Value:  $500 – $1000

     

    Father John M. Kelly C.S.B. Award

    To provide financial assistance to an undergraduate student registered at the University of St. Michael’s College.  To support one student based on demonstrated financial need and academic merit.

    Value:  Approx. $1,000

     

    Josh Macri Memorial Award 

    One (1) award of $1,000 will be disbursed annually, to a domestic full-time undergraduate student who is registered at the University of St. Michael’s College in their third year of study while pursuing a degree in Humanities in the University of Toronto.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate positive attitude and willingness to support his/her peers and spirit of dedication to their chosen area of professional study.  The award is not based on merit and therefore the student’s GPA shall not be considered in the award selection process. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

    Value:  $1,000

     

    The Eileen Allen Scholarship

    The Elieen Allen Scholarship is awarded to support a student registered at St. Michael’s College to attend the Yearly Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies or its successor association. It is available to all students in the Celtic Studies Program.

    Value: Approx. $600

     

    David and Ethelmae Sweeney Bursary

    An award to be made available to full-time undergraduate students registered at St. Michael’s College.  Applicants must be in good academic standing and preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Book and Media Studies.

    Value $3,000

     

    Roberto Ciasca Scholarship

    To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students registered at the University of St. Michael’s College.  While the Roberto Ciasca Scholarship will be available to students based on the discretion of the awarding body at the University of St. Michael’s College, preference will be given to students whose financial circumstances present a barrier to the pursuit of their university education.

    Value: $5,000

     

    Desmond Wong Award 

    Awarded to St. Michael’s College 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students registered in a Commerce Program and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students from Loretto Abbey

     

    John J. Sebisty Scholarship 

    Awarded to registered St. Michael’s College students enrolled in a science or math program.

     

  • 2023-2024 In-Course Awards by Application- OSOTF/OTSS Requirements

    For the awards below applicants must be in good academic standing.  The applicant(s) also must demonstrate financial need; are Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada or protected persons under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) at the time of the application; and are residents of Ontario at the time of the application.  Further criteria will be outlined under each award listed.

    Application: Online

    Deadline:  Extended to January 31st, 2024.  If you have already submitted an application in Fall 2023, you do not need to submit again, as your application will already be considered.

     

    St. Michael’s College Class of 1997 Scholarship

    Awarded to a student registered at St. Michael’s College.

    Value:  $3,000 (multiple available)

     

    The Ronald Anthony Pigott & Anne Marie Magee Pigott Scholarship

    Academic merit will also be considered.

    Value: Approx. $1,000 – $2,000

     

    The Victoria Mueller Carson In-Course Scholarship

    Established in recognition of Victoria Mueller Carson’s long service to USMC as professor and Head of the Department of German, and to encourage and recognize excellence in studies of German.  Dr. Carson was the first person awarded a U of T Doctoral Degree in German Literature, the first lay woman to teach at St. Michael’s and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, the first head (and founder) of the St. Michael’s German Department, the first woman head of a department in U of T’s Faculty of Arts and Science, the first person to teach co-ed classes at St. Michael’s College, and the first woman to receive an honorary doctoral degree from St. Michael’s College.  Dr. Carson joined St. Michael’s faculty in 1931.  Her publications and lectures attracted international recognition; she was awarded the Herman Stehr Bronze Medallion in Germany in 1964 and was appointed the Canadian representative on the Board of the Stehr Archives in Bavaria.

    Awarded to one or more full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science, registered at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.  Preference will be given to students with a Major or Specialist in German Studies or in at least two German courses per year; or in German History, German Geography, German Sociology, or German Music.  If such a Major, Specialist or enrollment of student is not identified, then financial need will be the sole determining factor.

    Value: Minimum $2,000

     

    The W.B. Dunphy In-Course Scholarship

    Awarded to a student registered at St. Michael’s College.

    Value: $2,000 – $3,000

     

    The Matthew O’Brien Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to a student registered at St. Michael’s College.  The preferred criteria include any of the following:

    1) CCAS crown wards registered at St. Mike’s

    2) CCAS former crown wards registered at St. Mike’s

    3) CCAS crown wards admitted to U of T

    4) Crown wards or former crown wards from CAS or other similar entities admitted to U of T

    5) St. Mike’s students who demonstrate financial need

    Value:  $5,000 – $10,000

     

    The Msgr. Giuseppe Sbrocchi and the Rev. Michele Marcantonio Bursary

    Awarded to a student registered at St. Michael’s College.  Preference will be given to a student enrolled in one full course in Italian Studies.  Preference will be given to a student enrolled in one full course in the Christianity and Culture Program.  Preference will be given to applicants who achieve an academic grade point average of B+ (3. 3 GPA) or higher – will limit the award to second, third- or fourth-year students.

    Value:  $500 – $1,000

     

    The Odette Family Bursary

    Awarded to a student registered at St. Michael’s College.  The preferred criteria include any of the following:

    1) CCAS crown wards registered at St. Mike’s

    2) CCAS former crown wards registered at St. Mike’s

    3) CCAS crown wards admitted to U of T

    4) Crown wards or former crown wards from CAS or other similar entities admitted to U of T

    5) St. Mike’s students who demonstrate financial need

    Value:  $5,000 – $10,000

     

    Arts and Sciences Student Aid Bursary

    Academic merit will also be considered.

    Value:  $1,500

     

    The Tom and Rose Di Giacomo Bursary

    Available to students registered at St. Michael’s College.  Preference to students who are new Canadians.

    Value: $4,000

     

    The Michael Carroll Student Assistance Trust

    Available to students registered at St. Michael’s College.

    Value: $2,500

     

    Anna Mary Bridget Loftus Scholarship

    Awarded to one or more undergraduate students, registered at St. Michael’s College. Academic merit will also be considered. Preference to students in Celtic Studies

    Value: $2,000

     

    Marie Juliette Fischette & Joseph A. Fischette Memorial Scholarship

    Established by Joseph A. Fischette, this scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to an undergraduate student enrolled in full-time studies (5.0 FCE) at St. Michael’s College.  Eligible students must also be in their second, third or fourth year.  Preference will be given to students who enroll in a major/specialist program in Italian, French, Philosophy, Music, Nutrition, or Political Science.   If there is no suitable candidate, students who enroll in a minor program in any of the mentioned subjects would be eligible.  Preference will be given to students who achieve an academic grade point average of B+ (3.3 GPA) or higher.

    Value:  Approx. $2,000

     

    The Korman Catholic Children’s Aid Bursary

    Awarded to a student registered at St. Michael’s College.  The preferred criteria include any of the following:

    1) CCAS crown wards registered at St. Mike’s

    2) CCAS former crown wards registered at St. Mike’s

    3) CCAS crown wards admitted to U of T

    4) Crown wards or former crown wards from CAS or other similar entities admitted to U of T

    5) St. Mike’s students who demonstrate financial need

    Value:  $2,000 – $3,000

     

    The Father Robert J. Madden Scholarship

    Applicants must be in good academic standing. Academic merit may also be considered.

    Value:  $2,000 – $3,000

     

    The Cardinal George B. Flahiff Grant

    Awarded to one or more undergraduate students in their second, third or fourth year in the Faculty of Arts and Science, registered at St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto.  Preference will be given to students enrolled in a Major or Specialist in Medieval History, History, Geography, Sociology or Music.

    Value:  $1,000 – $2,000

     

    The Dr. Nicholas A. Mancini Scholarship

    To be awarded to an undergraduate student registered at St. Michael’s College.  Preference will be given to a student enrolled in one full course in Italian Studies.  Preference will be given to a student enrolled in one full course in the Christianity and Culture Program.  Preference will be given to applicants who achieve an academic grade point average of B+ (3. 3 GP A) or higher and are in second, third or fourth year.

    Value:  $2,000 – $3,000

     

    The Michael Burtniak Award

    To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student registered at St. Michael’s College.  Preference will be given to students with a minimum grade standing of 3.0 GPA.

    Value:  $2,000 – $3,000

     

    The Karlo and Barbara Duvnjak Family Bursary

    To provide financial assistance to University of St. Michael’s College students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science.  If there is no eligible student of Croatian or German background, students from Northern Ontario will be considered. If there is no eligible student from Northern Ontario, students with financial need will be considered. All candidates will require a letter of recommendation from their parish priest or a priest/religious at USMC.

    Value: $3000 (3 awards available)

     

    The Michael J. Walker Student Bursary 

    Award to St. Michael’s College full-time students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in Science and are entering their third or fourth year of study. Preference will be given to applicants who are specialist or major in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Mathematics.

    Preference will be given to students who have served in a volunteer capacity on campus or in the community.

    Preference will be given to students with a grade point average of at least 3.00.

     

    Reverend James Poupore Scholarship

    To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student taking courses in the mediaeval studies program at SMC on the basis of financial need.

  • Grants

    Grants – sometimes also referred to as ‘bursaries’ – are non-repayable awards awarded according to demonstrated financial need. “Financial need” is determined via a student’s provincial student loan assessment (e.g. OSAP, BCSAP, etc.).

    Undergraduate Grants at St. Mike’s

    St. Michael’s need-based grants are non-repayable.

    Expected Student Contribution

    The university and the Province expect students with financial need to contribute annually toward their educational costs via summer and part-time study period employment.

    One of the best employment opportunities available to OSAP recipients is the Work Study program. Students may apply via CLNx.

    IT Grant
    Students who are eligible for a USMC grant are also eligible for a one-time IT grant towards the cost of a new or repaired laptop. The IT grant is valued at up to $750.00. Proof of purchase or repair is required.

    Eligibility

    Current, full-time, registered, domestic St. Michael’s College students who have applied for provincial student loans (i.e. OSAP, BCSAP etc.) and who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree are eligible to apply for consideration for financial aid towards educational costs accrued during the 8 month academic year (September – April).

    Non-degree students are not eligible.

    Students who keep the Ontario Tuition Grant (OTG) portion of their OSAP and elect to decline their OSAP loans are not eligible.

    Students receiving OSAP and out-of-province student loans are expected to have applied for UTAPS before applying for college-level grant funding.

    St. Michael’s grants will not replace a student’s UTAPS funding.

    Application

    Students may apply for grants using the Undergraduate Grant Application available on ACORN.

    If you wish to be considered for a financial need grant before the Winter Break, please submit your completed application before Friday, November 17, 2023.

    Grant applications will remain open until March 31, 2024.

    Grant applicants are expected to make reasonable use of their Fall student loan installment and generally should not demonstrate financial need until close to the end of the Fall study session.

    Direct deposit

    Grants will be credited against outstanding tuition or residence fees.  Any amount remaining will be issued as a refund.  Refunds will be processed only through direct deposit to a bank, which must be set up on ACORN.

    Value

    Grants vary in value from as little as $200, to as much as $4500. Most are in the $500-$2000 range.

    Decisions

    Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. Applications are reviewed within 4-6 weeks from the date of their submission. Inaccurate, incomplete, or unrealistic applications will take longer.

    Students who are eligible to submit an OSAP Review will have their grant application placed on hold, pending the outcome of their Review.

    Deadlines

    Grant applications will be accepted from eligible applicants until the last teaching day of the semester in April.

    Submissions and Accessibility

    If you are unable to submit your grant application via email due to Accessibility-related concerns, please contact ask.smc@utoronto.ca and we will be happy to assist you with your application submission.

    Grants will not…

    A grant will not replace a lack of OSAP or other government assistance resulting from:

    • failing to apply in a timely manner
    • default/arrears on previous OSAP loans
    • permanent restriction due to income verification issues
    • OSAP academic suspension
    • OSAP credit-check failure

    A grant will also not:

    • provide support or emergency aid to parents, relatives and partners
    • be used to cover tuition
    • be used to pay credit card and other debts
    • fund optional summer studies
    • cover medical or dental costs covered by the UTSU and APUS or other Health Plans
    • address misspending or financial mismanagement of OSAP
    • replace increased OSAP funding potentially available to a student via any one of a number of OSAP Review appeals

    International Students

    Before being granted admission to Canada, Canada Immigration requires international students to demonstrate that they have adequate resources in place. International students are not eligible for the University’s general college-level grants program.

    If, however, your personal and/or familial financial circumstances have unexpectedly changed since your arrival, you may be eligible to be considered for emergency funding by the University’s Registrars Office.

    The University of Toronto provides other kinds of support for international students. For more information, please see our International Students page.

    Summer Study Session

    Students taking summer studies may apply for funding consideration via Summer OSAP.

    St. Mike’s does not provide grant funding to students enrolled in Summer Abroad programs. The Summer Abroad office offers a number of need-based grants to registrants. Summer Abroad students who enroll in additional summer courses may be eligible for Summer OSAP.

    St. Mike’s does not make grant applications available to students who elect to undertake studies during the Summer sessions.

    The university’s expectation is that students with financial need will pursue employment during the summer months in order to contribute toward their education-related costs during the upcoming eight-month academic year (September – April).

    External Funding

    You may also wish to review the following sources of funding external to St. Michael’s:

    Arts & Science Awards for Incoming Students

    Other U of T awards

    Noah Meltz application

    Noah Meltz application is now available at https://www3.adm.utoronto.ca/NoahMeltz/index.php .

    The Meltz grant helps undergraduate students in certificate, degree, diploma programs, including the Academic Bridging Program; pursue their University of Toronto studies on a part-time basis.

    Eligible students receive a non-repayable grant for the tuition cost of up to two credits during the fall/winter session and up to one credit during the summer session.  The grant amount also includes a set amount for books, transportation to and from classes and, if applicable, child care.

    Students studying on a part-time basis should apply to Part-Time OSAP, in additional to applying for the Meltz grant.  When students apply for Part -Time OSAP, the Meltz application will be considered after OSAP results are available. The University Registrar’s Office will review the two assessments to determine which program would provide the best source of funding (e.g., which program provides more total funding or which program provides more non-repayable grant). Students may also be eligible for a top-up Meltz grant in addition to Part-Time OSAP.

    Students can submit one application per session.

    The deadline to apply for Noah Meltz for the Summer is July 31, 2023

    For additional details about the Noah Meltz program please visit:

    The Noah Meltz Program of Financial Assistance – University Registrar’s Office (utoronto.ca)

  • Government Financial Aid

    For information about OSAP and other Government Aid visit OSAP and Other Government Aid.

  • University of Toronto Financial Aid (UTAPS)

    UTAPS (the University of Toronto Advanced Planning for Students program) is U of T’s largest need-based support program and covers the financial gap between a student’s actually education costs and the costs recognized by their provincial/territorial government student financial aid program. In other words, UTAPS is a non-repayable grant that may help cover unmet financial need.

    All eligible students will need to complete the financial need application through the Need Navigator tool, along with any supporting documentation as stated on the application, by the deadline.

    The application form will be available to all students starting June 19, 2023, for the 2023-24 academic year.

    Please note that the University will not provide UTAPS estimates to students. However, all students will be notified of their application results.

    2022-23 Out of Province Financial Aid/ UTAPS application 

  • UTSU Student Aid Program

    What is the UTSU (University of Toronto Student Union) Student Aid Program 

    The Student Aid Program is an initiative aimed at providing financial assistance to students facing economic challenges. Through this program, students can apply for bursaries using a Google form found on the UTSU Student Aid Program website:https://www.utsu.ca/student-aid/Links to an external site.

    The program was initially expanded during the Spring 2020 SAP Referendum, where students agreed to contribute $1.00 per semester to fund the program. Subsequent referenda further increased the contribution to $3.00 per semester as of Spring 2023, ensuring a sustainable pool of funds to support students in need.

    Students can apply for one bursary (the Student Aid Bursary) which could grant them up to $500 to use on any of the following categories below:

    1. The Book and Academic Supplies category reimburses students for some of the costs associated with buying books or other academic supplies such as laptops or notebooks during the academic year.
    2. The Exam Deferral Fees category reimburses students for some of the costs associated with deferring a fall or spring exam during the academic year.
    3. The Academic Conferences and Pursuits category assists students with the financial costs of expanding their academic experiences (e.g., attending a conference).
    4. The Health and Wellness category provides financial support to students planning who need additional help covering the costs of seeing a therapist or paying for prescription drugs. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate that they are already using the UTSU’s Health and Dental Plan, or another form of coverage.
    5. The Accessibility Needs category is meant to help students with accessibility needs get through university smoothly.
    6. The Transit category is built for commuter students to help them pay for the cost of a PRESTO card.
    7. The Emergencies category is available to students who find themselves in sudden financial need, whether that be an inability to pay rent, needing groceries or sudden loss of income.
    8. The Other University Fees and Transaction category is meant to assist students with the costs associated with microtransactions such as TopHat or WileyPlus.
    9. The Professional Faculty Mandatory Placements category is designed to alleviate the financial burden that health-related professional faculty students face while completing their work experience requirements by providing them access to funds.

    All UTSU members experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to apply for aid through this program, but it’s essential to have contributed to the fund to be eligible for support. Applications for the Student Aid Bursary are open for the fall term until October 15th.


    How to Apply

    1) Check your eligibility 

    All UTSU members in financial need are encouraged to apply. Please note that you must have contributed to this fee in order to receive support from the fund; please check your ACORN invoice if you are uncertain.

    2) Apply

    Students can apply for bursaries using the Google form found on the UTSU Student Aid Program website: https://www.utsu.ca/student-aid/Links to an external site.

    Please ensure your information is correct and has included all necessary details when you submit your application. Applications for the Student Aid Bursary are open for the fall term until October 15th.

    You can find more details about the program here on the UTSU website.Links to an external site.

  • Fees and Payments

    The amount of tuition you pay depends on factors such as program, year of study, and your course load. Fees for registration include academic fees as well as incidental fees and ancillary fees.

    Tuition fees are typically finalized as follows:

    • Fall/Winter tuition fees in mid-July
    • Summer tuition fees in mid-April

    To view current fees applicable to you, please check your Financial Account on Acorn. Learn more about fees here.

  • Accessibility Services

    Accessibility Services at the University of Toronto provides students who have temporary and permanent disabilities with academic accommodations. Advisors are located both in the central office and on-location. The on-location Accessibility Advisor at USMC is located within the Office of the Registrar & Student Services. Further information on how to register can be found here.   Learn more about the full range of Academic Accommodations that can be provided for you.

  • Learning Strategy/Academic Success

    To Book an Appointment:

    St. Michael’s College has an embedded Learning Strategist in Brennan Hall that offers virtual appointments to undergraduate students via Microsoft Teams. To book an appointment with SMC’s Learning Strategist Virtually or in Person today!

    What is a Learning Strategist?

    If you are wondering how a Learning Strategist can help you achieve your academic goals, see Kathleen’s message to students:

    “Learning is difficult, and figuring out how to engage with complex material is… well, weird. My work as a Learning Strategist is to help students figure out what they’re being asked to do, figure out what their strengths and capacities already are, and then figure out how to bridge the gap between those things. For some students, this means help in setting up a schedule that works for them; for others, this means figuring out what reading means in their field and at their level of study; for many others, it means building up a suite of tools to help manage stress and increase resiliency. I love nothing more than talking to people about their work and helping them figure out how to do what they’re being asked to do and how they can thrive here at UofT and beyond.”

    Tools for Academic Success:

    Are you a first-year SMC student who plans to take courses in Summer?

    Are you are hoping to meet a specific grade requirement for program enrolment or are you trying to complete additional credits in advance of your second year?

    If you answered YES to any of the above, consider registering in Tools for Academic Success, a unique program designed to help SMC students taking Summer courses overcome academic challenges as they transition to their second year of study.

    The goals of the program are to equip you with tools AND to teach you how to use them to enhance your learning in your university courses and beyond. These tools include:

    • Time and energy management strategies;
    • Memory and concentration strategies;
    • Critical thinking, reading, and writing strategies;
    • Regular opportunities to connect with a Learning Strategist and an Academic Advisor

    This 8-week course is not for degree credit but is designed to be taken while you are in Summer courses, and any of the work involved will be directly applicable to the course-work, assignments, and studying for the academic courses that you’re taking. However, if you’re not taking a summer course and still want to take this course, there will be ways of practicing using the tools that will help you to learn to recognize how you learn best!

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email ask.smc@utoronto.ca or Milena Pandy-Szekeres or Victoria Sheldon SMC’s on-location Learning Strategists, milena.pandy@utoronto.ca or v.sheldon@utoronto.ca for more information.

    Asynchronous Academic Success Support:

    For more details on accessing asynchronous academic support and study hacks please visit the University of Toronto Youtube Channel.

  • Math Success Centre

    Math Success Centre

    The SMC Math Success Centre provides an opportunity for students to connect with a TA for one-on-one support in their math (MAT) courses. The Success Centre will be offered in Brennan Hall in person for the 2023/24 academic year. For questions related to the Math Success Centre kindly email ask.smc@utoronto.ca with your name, student number, and which MAT courses you are enrolled in.

  • Computer Science Success Centre

    Computer Science Success Centre

    The SMC Computer Science Success Centre provides a “drop-in” opportunity for students to connect with a TA for one-on-one support in their computer science (CSC) courses. The Success Centre will be offered in Brennan Hall in person for the 2023/24 academic year. For questions related to the Computer Science Success Centre kindly email ask.smc@utoronto.ca with your name, student number, and which CSC courses you are enrolled in.

  • Health and Wellness

    For a comprehensive list of  Health and Wellness resources offered by St. Michael’s College and the University of Toronto click here.

    If you or someone you know is in distress

    • Ontario Mental Health Helpline: 1-866-531-2600
    • Gerstein Centre Crisis Line: 416-929-5200
    • U of T Health & Wellness Centre: 416-978-8030
    • Canada Suicide Prevention Service phone available 24/7:  1-833-456-456
    • Catholic Family Services: to arrange for an Online Quick Access Single Session, call 416-921-1163 or 416-222-0048 and leave a message with your name and contact information.
    • To get health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse, call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or visit the Telehealth website.

    University of St. Michael’s College Resources

    If you need to talk to someone right NOW

    • My SSP: 1-844-451-9700
    • Good2Talk: 1-866-925-5454, 24/7
    • Navi: Your mental health wayfinder

    Wellness Counsellor: Nicole Lacy, MSEd, RP. All students and residents of St. Michael’s are welcome to set up an online half-hour counseling appointment with her by email: nicole.lacy@utoronto.ca. Her services are completely confidential, in compliance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).

    Ask.smc@utoronto.ca offers a single point of access for student to find the help they need, including:

    • Academic Success Learning Strategists support students in all areas of learning and academic performance. Appointments with Kathleen Ogden can be set up through ask.smc@utoronto.ca. Additional resources for academic success are available through University of Toronto Student Life.
    • Accessibility Services at the University of Toronto can help students with temporary and permanent accessibility needs receive necessary academic accommodations. St. Michael’s accessibility advisor can be reached through ask.smc@utoronto.ca, and more information about registering for services is available through University of Toronto Student Life.
    • The Writing Centre at the John M. Kelly Library at St. Michael’s offers one-on-one appointments for students looking for guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from researching and outlining to drafting and editing. Focused research help is also available.
    • St. Michael’s Career Educator helps students with exploring career options, applications for grad school, and other plans for after graduation. To schedule digital appointments email ask.smc@utoronto.ca.

    The Office of the Dean of Students makes peer-to-peer support available for all St. Michael’s students:

    • The Mentorship Program pairs incoming students with upper-year students who can connect them to academic and wellness-focused resources.
    • The Commuter Don and Residence Don teams connect students in their constituencies to the larger St. Michael’s community.
  • USMC Writing Centre

    Students may find university writing more challenging than in high school, but writing instructors are available to help students write more clearly, analyze thoughtfully, construct reasoned arguments, and ace their assignments.

    More information about our Writing Centre is available here.

  • Career Support

    Career Education & Exploration starts early at SMC!
    St. Michael’s College has a dedicated Career Educator that can assist students in feeling prepared for the profession throughout their degree!

    Career Educators support students and recent graduate as their build their futures in the changing world. Your Career Educator can help you explore what you can do with your degree, discover job opportunities as we all navigate further education. Book one-on-one career advising appointments, attend alumni webinars, join the Career & Co-Curricular Network for resources to get connected to research, mentorship and co-curricular experiences.

    Thank you to all our students, alumni and student support resources that participated in another successful Career Month at SMC!

  • Library Services

    The Kelly Library at USMC offers a variety of services to students, including assistance with all aspects of researching and writing assignments. For more information, check out the library’s Research page here.

  • John H. Moss Scholarship Fund

    John H. Moss Scholarship Fund

    The John H. Moss Scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in Arts and Science at the University of Toronto (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough campuses), who are intending to pursue a second degree or studies at the graduate level. The award recognizes academic achievement and extra-curricular involvement. One scholarship of up to $16,650 will be awarded to a superior all-round undergraduate student who is currently in their graduating year. Candidates who are shortlisted as Moss finalists, but not selected as the Moss Scholar, are designated University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) Scholars and receive an honorarium in recognition of their achievements.

     

    Eligibility: Recipient must:

    ·         be an undergraduate student in Arts and Science at the University of Toronto (St. George, Mississauga or Scarborough campus);

    ·         have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 (B+);

    ·         demonstrate outstanding academic and extra-curricular leadership;

    ·         be in his or her graduating year, and intending to pursue a second degree or studies at the graduate level.

    ·         Award Type: Current students

     

    Action: Application Required

    Availability: Domestic Students International Students

    Level of Study: Undergraduate

    Deadline to Apply: Friday, December 1, 2023 (5:00pm EST)

    Value/Amount: Up to $16,650 (The scholarship has a base value of $11,100, with an additional amount of up to $5,550, based on program fees.)

    How to Apply: John H. Moss Scholarship application instructions and form

    SMC students are invited to contact ask.smc@utoronto.ca for support with the application and interview process.

  • Residence Awards- Application Required

    Below is a list of application-based awards offered in the 2023-2024 academic year to students currently living in St. Michael’s College residences. Students can apply using the link below.  Application deadline has been extended to January 31st, 2024. For any questions, please email Jill Rankin jill.rankin@utoronto.ca

    Application: Online

    Deadline:  Extended to January 31st, 2024.  If you have already applied in Fall 2023 you do not need to apply again as your application will already be considered.

    Carl and Rose Rocchi Memorial Bursary

    Awarded to a full-time domestic student who is registered at the University of St. Michael’s College and is living in a St. Michael’s College residence. This bursary will be non- renewable and will be applied as a credit against residence fees. Preference will be given to student who demonstrate financial need.

    Value: $5000

    Class of 52 Residence Bursary

    Available to a student registered at St. Michael’s College and living in one of SMC’s residences.  The bursary will be credited to the recipient’s residence fees.

    Value: $2,000 – $3,000

    The Thuy Le Memorial Residence Bursary

    Available to a student registered at St. Michael’s College and living in one of SMC’s residences.  Applicants must be in good academic standing.  The bursary will be credited to the recipient’s residence fees. Preference for a student who immigrated to Canada.

    Value: $700 – $800

     

    The Thuy Le Memorial Residence Bursary II

    Available to a student registered at St. Michael’s College and living in one of SMC’s residences.  Applicants must be in good academic standing.  The bursary will be credited to the recipient’s residence fees. Preference for a student who immigrated to Canada.  The recipient(s) must demonstrate financial need; are Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada or protected persons under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) at the time of the application; and are residents of Ontario at the time of the application.

    Value: $1,000 – $2,000

     

    Class 65 Residence Bursary 

    Available to undergraduate students registered at St. Michael’s College and living in one of SMC’s residences.  The bursary will be credited to the recipient’s residence fees.

    Value: $1,000-$2,000

     

    Barry McGee Residence Bursary

    To be awarded to a student registered at St. Michael’s College and living in residence at SMC and is studying English.

    Value: $500 – $600

     

    The Convey-Spillane Residence Bursary

    Awarded by the Convey-Spillane Family, this bursary is intended to provide financial assistance to a St. Michael’s College full-time student (5.0 full course equivalents) who returns to live in a St. Michael’s College residence in second year, and who has financial need.  The bursary will be credited to the recipient’s residence fees.  The applicant(s) must demonstrate financial need; are Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada or protected persons under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) at the time of the application; and are residents of Ontario at the time of the application.  Applicants must be in good academic standing and will be active in extracurricular activities at SMC.

    Value: $1,000 – $3,000

     

    Ernie and Dora Schnell Grant

    Awarded to one or more undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science, registered at St. Michael’s College. Applicant(s) must demonstrate financial need; are Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada or protected persons under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) at the time of the application; and are residents of Ontario at the time of the application. Preference will be given to students living in residence at St. Michael’s College.

    Value:  $2,000 – $3,000

    The Class of 52 Residence Bursary

    Awarded to students who are registered at St. Michael’s College and live in one of the St. Michael’s College residences. This bursary will be credited to the recipient’s residence fees. Applicants must be in good academic standing.  The applicant(s) must demonstrate financial need; are Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada or protected persons under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) at the time of the application; and are residents of Ontario at the time of the application.

    Value: $100 – $500

     

    The Class of 57 Residence Bursary

    Awarded to students who are registered at St. Michael’s College and live in one of the St. Michael’s College residences. This bursary will be credited to the recipient’s residence fees. Applicants must be in good academic standing.  The applicant(s) must demonstrate financial need; are Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada or protected persons under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) at the time of the application; and are residents of Ontario at the time of the application.  Academic merit may also be considered.

    Eleanor Marshall Memorial Award

    Awarded to students who are registered at St. Michael’s College and live in one of the St. Michael’s College residences. This bursary will be credited to the recipient’s residence fees. Applicants must be in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

     

     

    Value:  $1,000 – $2,000

  • Program Specific Bursaries & Scholarships

    There are a variety of scholarships and awards available to students enrolled in the College-sponsored programs (Book and Media Studies, Celtic Studies, Christianity and Culture, and Mediaeval Studies).

    Mediaeval Studies Bursary:

    To be awarded to students pursuing Mediaeval Studies at St Michael’s who have demonstrated financial need, who have also applied for other funds (e.g. government assistance), and/or who have not been able to do their usual paid work, during COVID-19. Preference will be given to Mediaeval Studies students (Specialty, Major or Minor) who are studying at St. Michael’s and are registered at St. Michael’s College. If funds allow, other students in St. Michael’s Mediaeval Studies program will be eligible to receive the bursary.

    Applications are open on an on-going basis:

    Mediaeval Studies Emergency Bursary Application – University of St. Michael’s College (utoronto.ca)

  • 2023-2024 In-Course Awards – Automatically Awarded

    Below is a list of awards offered in the 2023-2024 academic year that are awarded automatically and do not require application. Students will be selected in late Fall 2023.

    Rev. David Belyea CSB Memorial Student Award

    The Rev. David Belyea CSB Memorial Student Award was established in memory of David Esmonde Belyea (1927-2008). Fr. Belyea was well-known among St. Michael’s undergraduates as an insightful, plainspoken, and stimulating teacher, with a playful side that he was not averse to letting show. His courses typically used works of literature to explore religious and theological themes. He was always one of the most sought-after faculty members at the annual reunions of previous graduating classes. Fr. Belyea left an indelible mark on the University of St. Michael’s College.

    To be awarded to an undergraduate student, either in full or part-time study, registered at the University of St. Michael’s College. The student must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to students pursuing Religious Studies in some capacity.  One award will be given out on an annual basis.

    Value: $1000

     

    Charles L. Burton In-Course Scholarship

    The Charles L. Burton In-Course Scholarship at USMC recognizes undergraduate achievement, and in doing so honours Mr. Burton’s intention, to “encourage and assist worthy students to pursue their studies, preferably in the field of humanities.” Eligible recipients must have completed their 5th, 10th or 15th credits and have maintained an annual grade point average of 3.70 (A-) or greater.

    Value: $2,500

     

    The Mariano Elia Scholarship in Italian Studies

    Awarded to an undergraduate student(s) in their second, third-, or fourth-year studies at St. Michael’s College who are in good academic standing.  Students must be enrolled in a Minor, Major, or Specialist program in Italian Studies. Must demonstrate excellence in the Italian Language, Linguistics, Cinema, Italian Canadian studies, and/or Cultural studies.

    Value: Approx. $1,000

     

    Lawrence E. Lynch Scholarship

    To be awarded to a full-time or part-time St. Michael’s College student entering their third or fourth year, who has obtained an annual grade point average of 3.70 or greater, who has enrolled in a Major or Specialist Philosophy program, and who has completed two full Philosophy credits or equivalent.

    Value: Approx. $700-$800

     

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

    This prize will be awarded to a St. Michael’s College full-time student who is entering their third or fourth year and is enrolled in a Major or Specialist program in English, and whose course of study involves a concentration in English Literature. 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. (Courses designated as “extra” will not be counted as part of the 5.0 full course equivalents.)

    Value: Approx. $3000

     

    Hubert P. Coughlin Awards

    To be awarded to an undergraduate student registered at St. Michael’s College who is in good academic standing and is studying in one of SMC’s sponsored programs (Book and Media Studies, Celtic Studies, Christianity and Culture, and Mediaeval Studies).

    Value: $500 – $1,000

     

    The Charles P. McTague Scholarship Fund

    To be awarded to a student registered at St. Michael’s College student with high academic standing who hasn’t received an award of comparable value.

    Value: $1,000 – $2,000

     

    The Maureen Mogan English Scholarship

    To be awarded annually to the top second year student at registered at St. Michael’s College who will be continuing studies further in English Literature in the Arts and Humanities Program.

    Value:  $1,000 – $2,000

     

    Robert J. McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship

    Established in memory of Robert J. McLaughlin.  Available to students registered at St. Michael’s College and enrolled in full-time studies in the Philosophy Major or Specialist program.

    Value: $1,000 – $2,000

     

    Catherine & Nicholas Joseph Belak Memorial Scholarship in History Award

    Nicholas Joseph Belak was born in Sumiac, Slovakia and grew up to be a Renaissance man. He immigrated to Temiscaming, Quebec in 1939 and became trilingual. He obtained a scholarship to St. Michael’s College, graduated in 1951 and achieved an MBA. He played varsity football, pitched in baseball, and hacked at tennis. He was also a historian and storyteller which encompassed fishing tales.

    This award was established in memory of Nicholas Joseph Belak and his wife Catherine Belak to provide financial assistance to a student registered at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto and whose area of study is History and in good academic standing.

    Value:  $2,500 – $3,000