The University of Toronto National Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional performance in a broad context. The nominee must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, intending to begin university (though not necessarily at the U of T) study in September 2024. Approximately fifteen students are selected as National Scholars (winners) and ten are named Arbor Scholars (runners-up). Additional criteria:
- an original and creative thinker
- committed to school and community
- a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
- enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
- a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
- currently in your final year of Canadian secondary school
- intending to begin university the following academic year
- a National Book Award nominee or self-identify as meeting the criteria above
The National Scholarship covers tuition, incidental and residence fees for up to four years of study. Finalists not designated as National Scholars receive Arbor Scholarships at a value of $7,500 in the first year and $1,500 per year for three additional years of undergraduate study. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto.
Resume and cover letter due to Ms. Mihic by Thursday, October 11th, students will be informed shortly after and encouraged to submit applications by October 19, 2023 (11:59pm EDT)
- Submit a resume and cover letter highlighting your acedemics and future goals to Ms. Mihic by email or in Student Services by Thursday, October 11th highlighting above mentioned criteria.
- Students who have been nominated by their schools as National Book Award recipients may submit applications to the National Scholarship Program. In addition, students who identify themselves as meeting the scholarship criteria are invited to apply directly for the National Scholarship, without having been nominated for the Book Award.
Students must submit an online application form in order to be considered for the National Scholarship.
This year the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (khref.org) is offering prizes of $2000, $750 and $250 to high school students judged to have written the best answers to the question on the flyer below (and attached as a readily reproducible file). Please inform your students about the contest described by the flyer and encourage them to participate in it. More information about KHREF and the essays of the winners of its contests over the past 20 years may be found on khref.org.
This year Amina J. Mohammed the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations noted the world is facing the highest number of violent conflicts since the Second World War; the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin; and in September, Chileans will mark the 50th anniversary of the overthrow of their democratically elected government and the inauguration of the brutal Pinochet dictatorship. Considering these and other matters, if you were asked to give a talk on December 10 marking the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, what would you say about its effectiveness and its value going forward? Does it need to be revised to achieve its goals, or can it be effective in its current form? Please support your arguments with scholarly research.
$1000, $2000, and $4000 prizes
ONLINE or MAIL by December 10, 2023
1. Essays are due on or before December 10, 2023 (Human Rights Day),
2. Essays should be approximately 2500 words in length and be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: email@example.com by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850.
3. Via footnotes and a bibliography indicate the names, titles, year of publication, and page numbers for all references on which it is based,
4. Include a cover page with: i. the title, ii. author’s name and grade level, ii. name and address of author’s high school, iii. name of a teacher at the high school and iv. the following statement signed by the teacher: “I teacher’s name, a teacher of [subject] at [name of the essay author’s school] am aware of [author’s name] participation in KHREF essay contest and to the best of my knowledge the essay [s/he] submitted represents [her/his] independent work, iv. the following statement signed by the essay’s author: My essay is based on the research cited in its footnotes and bibliography and represents my own thoughts on the subject and prior to receiving a prize I agree to participate in a Zoom interview with members of KHREF’s board regarding my essay and, v. the following statement signed by the essay’s author and essay author’s parent or guardian: “I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay.”
It’s not too late to report your offers! At this point it is strictly for reporting purposes. You do not need to fill this form out if you were offered a scholarship at School Leaving ceremonies but please go ahead and tell us the ones we haven’t heard from. All of these offers are confidential unless we approach you. 🙂
If you are new to this page, welcome! This is where all Burnaby North scholarship details will be posted.
Now is a good time to get familiar with this page and all it has to offer. Start by going through the tabs where you will find information such as how to write and ask for reference letters, filling out a profile of yourself and last year’s scholarship presentation under “Home”. After doing that, you may want to check out how to collect service hours under that tab or the handy “Calendar” tab which is where all the scholarship due dates will be posted. Lastly, if you have questions, you may want to check out the FAQ page any other questions can be directed to Ms. Mihic once school is in session again.
There will also be an ONLINE scholarship general meeting on Thursday, September 21st at 3:45 PM over the grade 12 Teams Link to meeting:
Make sure you are accessing the meeting through your O365 account!