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Supporting teaching excellence

The Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program awards scholarships to those wishing to become teachers, to help with their education. The program provides financial support to individuals in their final year of a teaching education program.

The program identifies exemplary role models and pays direct financial assistance to those with a passion for and dedication to the highest ideals of teaching.

Financial awards are made possible through donations. Awards are paid directly to individuals according to the College’s criteria.

The award recipients are announced in December. Read about our latest inspiring recipients.

College scholarships 

The Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program offers three awards:

A. Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship For Excellence In Teacher Education
B. Ontario College of Teachers Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship
C. Ontario College of Teachers Intermediate/Senior Scholarship

You can apply for:

A only
B only 
C only
A and B *
A and C *

* While candidates can apply for two scholarships at the same time, the selection committee can only award one scholarship per candidate.

Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship For Excellence In Teacher Education

The Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship is named in honour of the College’s second registrar. An award of $2,000 is made annually to one student.

Teacher candidates must study at a faculty of education in Ontario to apply for the Atkinson Scholarship. They must be entering their graduating year in a consecutive program or going into their final year in a concurrent program. Candidates must achieve outstanding academic achievement while demonstrating a high level of preparedness for teacher education.

Ontario College of Teachers Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship

The Ontario College of Teachers Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship is awarded to an Ontario teacher candidate in the Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate division. An award of $2,000 is made annually to one student.

Teacher candidates must study at a faculty of education in Ontario to apply for the Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship. They must be entering their graduating year in a consecutive program or going into their final year in a concurrent program.

Applications are assessed on a recipient’s ability to demonstrate a high level of preparedness for teacher education through examples of community involvement, background and life experiences.

Ontario College of Teachers Intermediate/Senior Scholarship

The Ontario College of Teachers Intermediate/Senior Scholarship is awarded to an Ontario teacher candidate in the Intermediate/Senior division. An award of $2,000 is made annually to one student.

Teacher candidates must study at a faculty of education in Ontario to apply for the Intermediate/Senior Scholarship. They must be entering their graduating year in a consecutive program or going into their final year in a concurrent program.

Applications are assessed on a recipient’s ability to demonstrate a high level of preparedness for teacher education through examples of community involvement, background and life experiences.

Application Period

The application period is now open and runs until Friday August 7, 2015.

New Online Application Process

Applications for the Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program are completed online through Fluid Review. Features of the online application include:

  • Secure login for applicants
  • Application portal can be accessed multiple times before final submission
  • Supporting documentation can now be submitted electronically
  • Quick and easy application tool

To begin working on your application for the Scholarship Program click here.

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