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Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship For Excellence In Teacher Education

1. What is the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship?

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 2014/2015 application period is now open. Applications can be downloaded here. The applications must be received at the College no later than 5:00 PM on July 21, 2014.

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2. Who is eligible?

Teacher education candidates accepted into Ontario consecutive programs or concurrent candidates proceeding to their final year are eligible to apply for the Atkinson Scholarship.

3. How is the scholarship awarded?

The recipient must demonstrate both outstanding academic achievement and experience that reflects a high level of preparedness for teacher education. Background and experience relevant to the teaching profession might include the following:

  • teaching of art, music or dance in community centres
  • assisting in a classroom
  • coaching sports
  • teaching literacy, ESL or other second or third languages
  • working as a museum instructor or guide working as a camp counsellor or with those having special needs
  • volunteer service in a community setting.

4. Who makes the decision to award the scholarship?

A scholarship committee selects the recipient.

5. How can I apply?

All applicants must submit the following:

  • copy of recently issued transcripts from postsecondary institutions. Photocopies, scans or facsimiles of transcripts are acceptable.
  • a fully completed application form reference letters completed by three referees selected by the applicant.
  • when applicable, proof of acceptance from the institution where the applicant has been accepted into a consecutive program of teacher education

For more information, call 416-961-8800 or toll free in Ontario 1-888-534-2222 ext. 625.

6. What is the deadline for applying?

The 2014/2015 application period is now open. Applications can be downloaded here. The applications must be received at the College no later than 5:00 PM on July 21, 2014.

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

1. What is the 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.

The scholarship is one of three awards offered by the College.

2. Who is eligible?

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

3. How is the scholarship awarded?

The recipient must achieve outstanding academic achievement while demonstrating a high level of preparedness for teacher education. A candidate’s academic achievement will be considered along with their community involvement and background experiences.

Background and experience relevant to the teaching profession might include the following:

  • teaching of art, music or dance in community centres
  • assisting in a classroom
  • coaching sports
  • teaching literacy, ESL or other second or third languages
  • working as a museum instructor or guide
  • working as a camp counsellor or with those having special needs
  • volunteer service in a community setting.

4. Who makes the decision to award the scholarship?

A scholarship committee selects the recipient.

5. How can I apply?

All applicants must submit the following:

  • a copy of recently issued transcripts from postsecondary institutions – photocopies, web-printed or scans are acceptable
  • a fully completed application form
  • reference letters completed by three referees selected by the applicant.

For more information, call 416-961-8800 or toll free in Ontario 1-888-534-2222 ext. 625.

6. What is the deadline for applying?


The 2014/2015 application period is now open. Applications can be downloaded here. The applications must be received at the College no later than 5:00 PM on July 21, 2014.

Ontario College of Teachers Intermediate/Senior Scholarship

1. What is the 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.

The scholarship is one of three awards offered by the College.

2. Who is eligible?


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

3. How is the scholarship awarded?

The recipient must achieve outstanding academic achievement while demonstrating a high level of preparedness for teacher education. A candidate’s academic achievement will be considered along with their community involvement and background experiences.

Background and experience relevant to the teaching profession might include the following:

  • teaching of art, music or dance in community centres
  • assisting in a classroom
  • coaching sports
  • teaching literacy, ESL or other second or third languages
  • working as a museum instructor or guide
  • working as a camp counsellor or with those having special needs
  • volunteer service in a community setting.

4. Who makes the decision to award the scholarship?

A scholarship committee selects the recipient.

5. How can I apply?


All applicants must submit the following:

  • a copy of recently issued transcripts from postsecondary institutions - photocopies, web-printed or scans are acceptable
  • a fully completed application form
  • reference letters completed by three referees selected by the applicant.

 For more information, call 416-961-8800 or toll free in Ontario 1-888-534-2222 ext. 625.

6. What is the deadline for applying?


The 2014/2015 application period is now open. Applications can be downloaded here. The applications must be received at the College no later than 5:00 PM on July 21, 2014.

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