Awards and Scholarships

With the exception of the Norman Jewison Fellowship in Film Studies, the Undergraduate Cinema Studies Awards and Scholarships do not require the submission of an application; all eligible Cinema Studies undergraduate students are considered.

Facet Description
Student Category Graduating student
Application Required Yes. The application form is available from Undergraduate Forms.
Number of Recipients One
Decisions and Payment Timing

Decisions are made in the spring and award is paid in the subsequent fall (registration required in fall term)

Award Value (Based on Previous Values) $10,000
Grades Considered Yes
CGPA Range  
Financial Need No
Leadership No
Award Conditions

To be awarded to an outstanding full- or part-time student who is graduating or who has graduated within the last year with a Specialist or Major in Cinema Studies, and who is proceeding to do further study in film and/or film and related media. An “A” average is preferred.

Facet Description
Student Category Returning or graduating student
Application Required No
Number of Recipients One
Decisions and Payment Timing

Returning Students: Decisions are made in the spring and award is paid in the subsequent fall (registration required in fall term)

Graduating students: Decisions are made in the spring and the award is paid in the spring

Award Value (Based on Previous Values) Annual Income ($3,500 - $4,500)
Financial Need

Yes.

As an award endowed with funds from the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF), students must meet all of the following criteria: (1) Canadian Citizenship/Permanent Resident/Protected Person; (2) Ontario residency, see “How do I know if I qualify as an Ontario resident for student loan purposes?”; and (3) financial need.  Receiving OSAP, for example, demonstrates eligibility in all three criteria for this award.

Leadership No
Other Program Year of Study 3/4
Award Conditions Awarded to a year 3 or 4 student from any Arts and Science College enrolled in the Cinema Studies Program who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need.
Facet Description
Student Category Graduating student & Admission (Graduate)
Application Required No
Number of Recipients One
Decisions and Payment Timing Decisions are made in the spring and award is paid in the subsequent fall (registration required in fall term)
Award Value (Based on Previous Values) Annual Income ($2,500 - $3,000)
Grades Considered Yes
Financial Need Yes
Leadership No
Award Conditions To be awarded to an outstanding graduating Cinema Studies student (enrolled in either the Specialist or Major programs) who has accepted an offer of admission in the CSI MA program at the University of Toronto. Financial need is a requirement.
Facet Description
Student Category Returning student
Application Required No
Number of Recipients One
Decisions and Payment Timing Decisions are made in the spring and award is paid in the subsequent fall (registration required in fall term)
Award Value (Based on Previous Values) Annual Income ($750 - $1,250)
Grades Considered Yes
Financial Need Yes
Leadership No
Award Conditions To be awarded to an academically deserving undergraduate student enrolled in a Major or Specialist program in Cinema Studies who is entering third or fourth year and who demonstrates financial need. Receipt of the award is contingent on re-registration in the faculty and enrolment in cinema courses.
Facet Description
Student Category Returning student
Application Required No
Number of Recipients One
Decisions and Payment Timing Decisions are made in the spring and award is paid in the subsequent fall (registration required in fall term)
Award Value (Based on Previous Values) $1000
Grades Considered Yes
CGPA Range 3.70+
Financial Need No
Leadership No
Award Conditions

To be awarded to an Innis College student (full-time or part-time) who has completed at least 13 credits and no more than 17 credits with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.5 and who, in the opinion of the Cinema Studies Program Director and the Principal of Innis College, shows promise of making a significant contribution to the field. In the event that there is no qualified candidate from Innis College, the award may be made to a qualified candidate from another college. The recipient must register in the Faculty of Arts & Science in the subsequent academic year and be enrolled in the Major or Specialist Program in Cinema Studies. The scholarship may not be awarded to the same candidate more than once.

Facet Description
Student Category Returning student
Application Required No
Number of recipients One or two
Decisions and Payment Timing Decisions are made in the fall and award is paid in the fall (registration required in fall term)
Award Value (Based on Previous Values) Annual Income ($4,500 - $5,000)
Grades Considered Yes
CGPA Range 3.50+
Financial Need No
Leadership No
Award Conditions To be awarded to one or two undergraduate Innis College students enrolled in the Specialist or Major in Cinema Studies CGPA of 3.50 or above as they pass their 5th, 10th or 15th credit completed in the Faculty of Arts & Science. To receive the award, recipients must register at Innis College in the subsequent Fall/Winter academic session.
Facet Description
Student Category Returning student
Application Required No
Number of Recipients One
Decisions and Payment Timing Decisions are made in the fall and award is paid in the fall (registration required in fall term)
Award Value (Based on Previous Values) Annual Income ($2,000 - $2,500)
Grades Considered Yes
CGPA Range 3.20+
Financial Need

Yes. 

As an award endowed with funds from the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF), students must meet all of the following criteria: (1) Canadian Citizenship/Permanent Resident/Protected Person; (2) Ontario residency, see “How do I know if I qualify as an Ontario resident for student loan purposes?”; and (3) financial need.  Receiving OSAP, for example, demonstrates eligibility in all three criteria for this award.

Leadership No
Award Conditions To be awarded to an undergraduate Innis College student in the Faculty of Arts & Science enrolled in the Specialist or Major in Cinema Studies based on financial need and academic excellence. Students with a CGPA of at least 3.20 as they pass their 5th, 10th or 15th credit completed in the Faculty of Arts & Science will be considered. To receive the award, recipients must register at Innis College in the subsequent Fall/Winter academic session.
Facet Description
Student Category Current student
Application Required No
Number of Recipients One
Decisions and Payment Timing Decisions are made in the spring and award is paid in the subsequent fall (registration required in fall term)
Award Value (Based on Previous Values) Annual Income ($1,500 - $2,000)
Grades Considered Yes
CGPA Range 3.50+
Financial Need No
Leadership No
Award Conditions To be awarded to an outstanding Innis College student, enrolled in the Specialist or Major Programs in Cinema Studies with a minimum CGPA of 3.5, who has earned a minimum of nine (9.0) credits.

Established in 1984, this award is made to a Victoria College student with high overall standing in his or her first or second year who obtains the highest standing in CIN105Y1 - Introduction to Film Study. The award is automatically assessed and does not require any application. For more information, please contact Victoria College Scholarships and Awards

The University of Toronto has comprehensive scholarship programs that recognize outstanding achievement at different levels of study. The University, its colleges, faculties and divisions award approximately 4,500 admission schoalrships that total nearly $20 million and nearly 5,000 in-course awards each year. Please see University of Toronto Awards and Financial Aid