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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

Scholarships

You could be awarded a scholarship from the university based on academic achievement as well as personal excellence.

  • Eligibility requirements

    All scholarships and awards from the university are subject to the following conditions:

    • Values are subject to change without notice.
    • Entrance scholarships are available to students attending the university from secondary school within 18 months of graduation.
    • You have not previously attended a post-secondary institution.
    • You may not hold more than one scholarship simultaneously.
    • Summer school courses taken immediately prior to the start of the September term and any upgrading marks will not be included in grade calculations for awards.
    • You must be enrolled in a minimum 80 per cent course load per term.
    • The university reserves the right to determine acceptable academic credentials, grades and prerequisite courses to be used for admissions and awards.

Entrance scholarships

  • Awards of recognition

    These awards recognize academic accomplishments for recent Canadian secondary-school graduates. The following amounts are automatically awarded in your first year based on your best six 4U/4M courses (or equivalent).

    • $4,000 - 95 per cent or higher
    • $2,000 - 90 to 94.9 per cent
    • $1,000 - 85 to 89.9 per cent

     

  • Major entrance scholarships (application-based)

    These awards are given to applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement (minimum 85 per cent average), exceptional leadership and community involvement.

    If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident studying full-time at a Canadian secondary school, you can apply for the following:

    • Chancellor's Scholarship - one valued at $36,000 ($9,000 a year X  four years)
    • President's Scholarship - two valued at $30,000 each ($7,500 a year  X  four years)
    • Founder's Scholarship - two valued at $24,000 each ($6,000 a year X four years)

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

    Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now closed.

    FIRST Robotics Canada Scholarship

    In support of the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) mission, we offer the FIRST Robotics Canada (FRC) Scholarship—one merit-based scholarship valued at $12,000 ($3,000 each year X four years).

    To be eligible, you must be in your final year of secondary school, entering the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science or Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science at the university, and participated on an FRC team during high school.

    Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now closed.


Scholarships for current students

  • Ontario Tech University International Education Scholarship

    The university provides allocated funding through the support of the Ontario Tech University International Education Scholarship for students completing part of their academic program abroad through their faculty with approval. If eligible, this scholarship will provide you with financial support for an allocated period of academic study, work term or co-op placement outside of Canada.

    Awards are available for international study opportunities based on the following criteria:

    • Full-time, registered student at the university.
    • Participating in a faculty-approved international study program.
    • Must have a demonstrated financial need.
    • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person.

     

  • In-course scholarships

    We want to recognize your academic achievements during your undergraduate degree. If you achieve a minimum 3.7 GPA (on a 4.3 scale) during your previous academic year, and are returning to full-time study, you may be awarded a scholarship and notified through your student email account.

    • $1,500 - GPA of 4.0+
    • $1,000 - 3.7 - 3.99 GPA

    These scholarships may be increased to $3,000 and $4,000 through generous contributions from our donors. 

    Please note: In-course scholarships are available for up to three years of your first undergraduate degree. To be considered, you must have been enrolled in a minimum 80 per cent course load during the previous academic year.