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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Major Entrance Scholarships

  • Chancellor’s Scholarship: One valued at $36,000 ($9,000 x four years)
  • President’s Scholarship: Two valued at $30,000 each ($7,500 x four years)
  • Founder’s Scholarship: Two valued at $24,000 each ($6,000 x four years)

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident studying full-time at a Canadian secondary school, you can apply for the university's Major Entrance Scholarships. These awards are given to applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, and exceptional leadership and community involvement.     

Please note: Only one application is required to be considered for all three awards.

  • Criteria
    • A minimum 85 per cent in best six 4U or 4M courses.
    • Personal leadership activities and excellence in extracurricular activities beyond academic requirements, and/or significant contributions to community or family.
    • In your final year of secondary school, entering your first undergraduate university degree.
    • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
  • Application process

    Quick Tips:

    • Must have applied to Ontario Tech University to be considered for this award; apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre by Wednesday, January 15.
    • Make sure to apply to the appropriate scholarship; only one application is required to be considered for all three awards.
    • Fill out all required sections of the application, follow the instructions regarding formatting and maximum word length.
    1. Complete the online application in your Ontario Tech applicant portal. Log in using your Ontario Tech student number and password (your date of birth in MMDDYYYY format). Printed application forms will be discarded.

    2. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, February 28.
      Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed, nor will applicants be notified.

    3. Submit a maximum of two reference letters: one community and one school.
      View the reference guidelines.

    4. Submit completed reference letters.

    Office of the Registrar - Student Awards and Financial Aid
    Ontario Tech University 
    2000 Simcoe Street North
    Oshawa, Ontario  L1G 0C5

    Successful applicants will be notified in May.

  • Reference letters

    Reference letters are used as an important means for determining the quality of your application. In order for your application to be complete, you must submit a maximum of two reference letters; one community and one school. To ensure your reference letter is accepted, please review the reference guidelines.

    Community reference

    Your community reference should be written by someone other than a family member or close friend, who has observed you in your public life and is aware of your various involvements. Where possible, this reference should be written on official letterhead.

    School reference

    Your school reference must be written by a teacher, counsellor or principal, who has observed you in your public life and is aware of your various involvements. This reference must be written on official letterhead.

    References must be received no later than Friday, February 28.


Applications are closed for the 2020-21 academic year.