2023-24 President’s Award for Outstanding Indigenous Student of the Year – deadline June 1

Applications are open for the 2023-24 President’s Award for Outstanding Indigenous Student of the Year. There is one award for an undergraduate student and one award for a graduate student (master’s or doctorate) or second-entry program (Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Education). Awards are valued at $4,000 each. The deadline to apply is June 1.


Recipients must:

  • be students of Indigenous ancestry – First Nations (status, non-status), Métis and Inuit;
  • be studying full-time and involved in course work;
  • show academic achievement and previous and/or intended contribution to the Indigenous community.

How to apply

Send the following documents to academicsupports.fnh@utoronto.ca, copying (Cc’ing) awards.uoft@utoronto.ca:

  1. A Personal Statement which describes your interests, achievements, extracurricular activities, as well as describing your community involvement and other information that may assist in determining your eligibility for this award;
  2. A copy of your academic record from the University of Toronto and any other university you have attended;
  3. Two letters of reference in support of your application. One letter must be from a member of the teaching staff at the University of Toronto. The second should come from someone outside the university who can describe your involvement with the Indigenous community.

Questions? Email academicsupports.fnh@utoronto.ca to learn more about the requirements, documentation needs, and more.

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