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Toronto ON, M5S 0A1
P: 416-961-8800
Toll Free (Ontario Only): 1-888-534-2222
F: 416-961-8822


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Supporting teaching excellence

The Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program awards scholarships, bursaries and prizes to teachers, or those wishing to become teachers, to help with their education. It provides scholarships and financial support to encourage people to pursue careers in teaching.

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.

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 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.

The application period runs from March to mid-July. The award’s recipient is announced in October. Read about our latest inspiring recipient.

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