Award Applications

At Innis, most scholarships requiring an application are leadership awards — awards that recognize extracurricular engagement and commitment. Award information and application instructions can be found within each application form, and all application forms can be found at the very bottom of this page, within the application table. All applications must be submitted electronically to by the stated deadline. Additionally, our scholarship database allows you to search through these awards by selecting specific criteria based on your information.


Admission Leadership Awards

These awards are for prospective and incoming new students. You may apply for an admission leadership award before you know if you have been admitted to the University of Toronto. The awards included in this application:

  • Innis College “Kitchen Sink” Award
  • John W. Browne OSOTF Admission Award
  • University Women’s Club of Toronto Award
  • Innis Admission Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples


Leadership Awards Relating to the Innis Residence

These awards are for students who currently live, or have lived, in the Innis residence, and have demonstrated leadership within the residence. The awards included in this application:

  • M. “Fuzz” Friend Memorial Award
  • Taddle Creek Residence Life Award


Leadership Awards for Returning & Graduating Students

These awards are for currently registered students who will be returning in the upcoming academic year, and students who are graduating in the upcoming June ceremony or who graduated the previous November. Due to the number of awards in this category, there are charts within the application form that list all possible awards, eligibility criteria and award values.


Other Awards Requiring an Application

The following two awards require the submission of a piece of academic or creative work.


Hungarian Helicon Foundation Award

This award is open to any full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Toronto, therefore students from all colleges and faculties are welcome to apply. As part of the award application, students are required to provide a piece of original academic work connected in some way to Hungary — to its culture, history, geography, etc. The recipient must have completed at least 4.0 credits, be returning to undergraduate studies at U of T in the upcoming academic year, and demonstrate financial need, as per the criteria outlined in the application. This value of this award is between $1,500 and $3,000.


Russell Canada Prize

Established in 2018, the aim of this award is to reflect the work of Peter H. Russell and encourage students to seek out, as he does, the unique character of our country.  It is awarded annually to undergraduate Arts & Science students. Preference will be given to Innis College students. Applicants must submit an outstanding “production” on some aspect of Canada in the form of a substantial piece of coursework (e.g., essay) or a substantial creative work (e.g., poetry, prose, drama, film, painting, or photography). This is the inaugural year for distributing this award, and the approximate value is expected to be between $500 and $1,000.


Other Awards Not Requiring an Application

The College recognizes the top student in Arts and the top student in Sciences who graduated in November 2018 or June 2019 as our Governor General’s Silver Medal Nominees. In addition, the top female and the top male student overall, by grades, will receive the Principal Janet Paterson Scholarship. These do not require application; we will look at results when grades are out after the 2018-19 academic session is over.


Award Applications & Due Dates


Award Application Due Date
2020 Innis Admission Award Application Form (coming Feb 2020) 20 April 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
2020 Innis Residence Leadership Award Application Form (coming Feb 2020) 20 April 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
2020 Innis Leadership Awards for Returning & Graduating Students Application Form (coming Feb 2020) 20 April 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
2020 Hungarian Helicon Award Application Form (coming Feb 2020) 20 April 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
2020 Russell Canada Prize Application Form (coming Feb 2020) 20 April 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT