Scholarships & Awards

U of T Engineering Admissions & In-Course Scholarships

Admissions Scholarships & Awards

Admitted undergraduate students to the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering are automatically considered for University of Toronto internal admissions scholarships and awards based on academic admissions merit and details provided via your admissions Student Profile Form (SPF).

In-Course Scholarships & Awards (for current undergraduate students)

Current undergraduate students in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering are automatically considered (annually) for U of T Engineering in-course scholarships and awards based on academic merit and details provided via your ePortfolio (unless otherwise indicated).

Both admissions and in-course scholarships have criteria based on academic achievement and merit, financial assistance, community involvement, and/or extra-curricular activities. Please ensure that your Student Profile Form (admissions) or ePortfolio (in-course scholarships) are accurate and up-to-date to ensure accuracy and competitiveness for scholarships pertaining to financial aid, extra-curricular and/or community involvement criteria. Your academic performance will be assessed based on academic data provided to (admissions) or contained with (in-course) the University.

A full listing of scholarships and awards is available in the FASE website.

2021 University of Toronto Excellence Awards (UTEA)

Student submission deadline: March 24, 2021 (Department application deadline)
Value/Duration: $6,000+$1,500 supervisory top-up for 14 weeks
Level of study: Undergraduate Students
Required Legal Status: Domestic (Canadian citizen or permanent resident), International Student (valid student visa needed for full summer work term)
Results: April 2021 at the departmental level
Application: Please see Application Procedure below.

The UTEA provides students with opportunities to experience different approaches to research and helps students learn and appreciate investigative methodology in areas of interest. The UTEA allows students to make informed decisions about pursuing future careers in research.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, you:

  • are a Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, or a international student with a valid student visa for the full summer work term.
  • are currently a full-time registered student in a bachelor’s program at University of Toronto at time of application, including graduating students.
  • have not started nor completed graduate studies in the natural sciences or engineering.
  • were registered full-time throughout the program, except for the final session if part-time registration was required to complete the degree.
  • have obtained a cumulative average (or best two years of study for students in higher years) of at least “B+”.
  • will be supervised by faculty members who is currently eligible to hold an NSERC research grant, under list of eligible NSERC Programs. If supervisor is unsure of their eligibility, please contact mse.undergraduate@utoronto.ca.
  • must be able to commit to work, full-time, for 14 weeks between May 1st and September 30th, 2021.

 

Application Procedure

You will be asked to complete:

  1. 2021 UTEA Application PART I  (Student’s part)
  2. 2021 UTEA Application (PART II  (Supervisor’s part)
    Please provide your supervisor with the application for them to complete.
  3. Submit to Undergraduate Liaison Officer
    Please submit completed UTEA Application (both Part I and II) directly to mse.undergraduate@utoronto.ca by March 24th, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact mse.undergraduate@utoronto.ca.

 

Additional Notes:

  • A student may only be nominated in one department under one supervisor, and may not apply to both UTEA-NSE and UTEA-SSH in the same year.
  • A student may not concurrently hold a UTEA and a NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA).
  • Preference will normally be given to second and third year students or first-time holders.
  • A student may hold only one UTEA per fiscal year (i.e., April 1 to March 31) and a maximum of 3 UTEAs throughout their university career.
  • An Activity Report on the research experience and how well the UTEA program is meeting its objectives is to be submitted by October 1, 2021 to Research Funding Officer, Shanna Pritchard (pritchard@utoronto.ca.

External & Other Scholarships and Awards

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

2021 Summer NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) MSE has 6 awards available for 2021 Summer

Student submission deadline: March 22, 2021 (Department application deadline)
Value/Duration: $6,000+$1,500 supervisory top-up for 16 weeks
Level of study: Undergraduate Students
Required Legal Status: Domestic (Canadian citizen or permanent resident)
Results: April 2021 at the departmental level
Application: Please see Application Procedure below.

The NSERC USRA provides research work experience to help develop and inspire student’s potential for graduate studies and a research career in natural sciences and engineering. NSERC encourages qualified Indigenous students to apply for this award.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, you:

  • are a Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
  • are currently registered student in a Canadian post-secondary institution;
  • have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of your bachelor’s degree (i.e., first year students are not eligible). PEY Co-op students can also apply for if research can begin on May 3, 2021;
  • have obtained a cumulative average of at least “B” or “B-“;
  • have not started nor completed graduate studies in the natural sciences or engineering;
  • will work on R&D projects in a research field supported by NSERC;
  • will be supervised by faculty members who is currently eligible to hold an NSERC research grant
  • must be able to commit to work, full-time, the full 16 consecutive weeks (May 3rd, 2021 – August 20th, 2021).

 

Application Procedure

You will be asked to complete:

  1. Student-Supervisor Certification
    Signed by both student and supervisor.  Make sure to date the form.
  2. Form 202- Part I (Student’s part)
    Online via NSERC. You will have to log-in or create an account through their online system.
  3. Form 202- Part II (Supervisor’s part).
    Online via NSERC. Please provide your supervisor with the reference number generated by the system once you have completed Part I.
  4. Transcript
    This should be your most recent academic transcript, in PDF.
    Students can provide an e-transcript or academic history report generated directly from ACORN.
  5. Submit to Undergraduate Liaison Officer
    Please prepare a package of items 1-4 and submit via e-mail directly to mse.undergraduate@utoronto.ca by March 22nd, 2021.

Please see USRA Application Checklist to ensure you have everything.

Visit NSERC USRA for more information and the application forms, and consult the USRA Summer Awards Tips Sheet.

If you have any questions, please contact mse.undergraduate@utoronto.ca.

 

Additional Notes:

  • USRA is intended to be over and above the academic credits required for degree. Award holders should not receive academic credits for work done during the USRA work term.
  • Award holders may be enrolled in one (0.5 FCE) course during each term of the summer, with their supervisor’s permission. The awardee has an obligation for the duration of the award and should drop the course if the work for both becomes unmanageable.
  • A student may hold only one USRA per fiscal year and a maximum of three USRAs throughout their university career. A student may hold only one USRA per fiscal year.
  • Students are responsible for finding their own supervisors (please see MSE Faculty List). Please contact the supervisors directly to start the conversation.

Contact

Agnes Hsin
Undergraduate Liaison Officer
T: 416.978.7308
E: mse.undergraduate@utoronto.ca

 

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