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Joyce Foundation Success Award


The Joyce Foundation Success Award will be disbursed annually to students from a high school in Durham Region or Northumberland County who are entering full-time undergraduate studies in any faculty. Eligible students must have a minimum of 75 per cent in their final year of high school, have demonstrated financial need, and received a recommendation letter from a teacher or guidance counsellor. Students must also have an official application to the university on file to be considered.

Award recipients will be invited to participate as mentees in Student Life's peer mentorship program during their first year of studies and will be encouraged to act as mentors in subsequent years.


Two awards of $4,000 each are available. Each award is renewable for students who maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (good standing), retain financial need status, and participate as mentees and/or mentors in the Student Life peer mentorship program. Awards or renewals may be deferred for one academic year if the recipient is participating in a co-op or internship program.

How to apply

There are two parts to applying for this award: the online form and a recommendation letter.

Online application form

The applicant must fill out and submit the online form to be considered for the Joyce Foundation Success Award.

Fill out online application form

Letter of recommendation

A recommendation letter must be written by a teacher or guidance counsellor who has observed the applicant in his or her public life and is aware of his or her various involvements.

The letter must include the following information:

  • The period of time you have known the applicant and in what capacity.
  • Why you feel the applicant should receive the Joyce Foundation Success Award.

Please give concrete examples of how the applicant embodies qualities such as originality, initiative, industriousness and overall good judgment. The letter of recommendation will be used for determining the quality of the application.

The letter of recommendation must be completed on letterhead and be in a sealed envelope, stamped or signed across the seal by the referee. Please submit the letter to:

Student Awards and Financial Aid
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario  L1H 7K4


The online application form and letter of recommendation is not yet available for the 2018-2019 academic year. Successful applicants will be notified by the Student Awards and Financial Aid office.

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