U of T Entrance Awards: Overview

The University of Toronto offers a number of entrance awards to encourage eligible students to pursue their studies at the University. These awards are based on academic merit and are open to students who have been admitted to the University. These Awards recognize the achievements of students from a variety of backgrounds and provide financial support to help them meet their academic goals. Looking for ways to fund your post-secondary journey? Want to know more about the U of T entrance awards? If so, keep on reading!

U of T Entrance Awards

The U of T Entrance Awards recognize the academic achievements of high school students who are entering undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto. There are over 5,000 undergraduate admission awards that total nearly $25 million at the University of Toronto, along with its faculties, campuses, and college awards each year!

These awards are based on academic excellence and are therefore highly competitive. Eligible high school students (including international candidates) are usually automatically considered for a variety of entrance scholarships when they apply to U of T. Awards and cut-offs vary by division, faculty and college. The majority of entrance awards are awarded automatically upon your admission; a separate application is not required for these merit-based admission awards!

There are two types of U of T Entrance Awards: major entrance awards and minor entrance awards. Major entrance awards are usually worth a minimum of $5,000, while minor entrance awards are usually worth a minimum of $1,000.

For more information about all the U of T Entrance Awards, please visit the website of the Office of Admission and Financial Aid.

Below, we’ve listed two of the most prestigious U of T Entrance Awards!

U of T National Scholarship

The National Scholarship program recognizes original and creative thinkers, community leaders, and high academic achievers. It is U of T’s most prestigious award for Canadian high school students entering the university and offers full-ride scholarships to National Scholars.

U of T Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship program recognizes international students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and are recognized as leaders within their schools. The Pearson Scholars receive full-ride scholarships to the University of Toronto!

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