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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.

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

Read about our latest inspiring recipient.

2. Who is eligible?
Teacher candidates expecting to graduate from an Ontario consecutive or concurrent teacher education program during the period of June 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 are eligible to apply for the 2016-2017 Joseph W. 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?
The online application is available here.
Applicants will be asked to:

  • complete a personal information form
  • complete an application form
  • identify three references (academic, professional and personal) who will be contacted by the College and asked to submit their recommendation letters online
  • upload copies of transcripts from postsecondary institutions, including your teacher education program

Please note that reference letters become the property of the College and will not be shared with applicants.  

For more information, email at outreach@oct.ca or call 416-961-8800 or toll free in Ontario 1-888-534-2222 ext. 559.

6. What is the deadline for applying?
The deadline for the 2016-2017 application period is 5:00 pm on Friday, July 15, 2016.

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.
Read about our latest inspiring recipient.

2. Who is eligible?
Teacher candidates expecting to graduate from an Ontario consecutive or concurrent teacher education program during the period of June 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 are eligible to apply for the 2016-2017 Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship.

3. How is the scholarship awarded?
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.

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?
The online application is available here.
Applicants will be asked to:

  • complete a personal information form
  • complete an application form
  • identify three references (academic, professional and personal) who will be contacted by the College and asked to submit their recommendation letters online
  • upload copies of transcripts from postsecondary institutions, including your teacher education program

Please note that reference letters become the property of the College and will not be provided to the applicant. 

For more information, email at outreach@oct.ca or call 416-961-8800 or toll free in Ontario 1-888-534-2222 ext. 559.

6. What is the deadline for applying?
The deadline for the 2016-2017 application period is 5:00 pm on Friday, July 15, 2016.

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.
Read about our latest inspiring recipient.

2. Who is eligible?
Teacher candidates expecting to graduate from an Ontario consecutive or concurrent teacher education program during the period of June 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 are eligible to apply for the 2016-2017 Intermediate/Senior Scholarship.

3. How is the scholarship awarded?
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.

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

  • teaching of art, music or dance in community centers
  • 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?
The online application is available here.
Applicants will be asked to:

  • complete a personal information form
  • complete an application form
  • identify three references (academic, professional and personal) who will be contacted by the College and asked to submit their recommendation letters online
  • upload copies of transcripts from postsecondary institutions, including your teacher education program

Please note that reference letters become the property of the College and will not be provided to the applicant. 

For more information, email at outreach@oct.ca or call 416-961-8800 or toll free in Ontario 1-888-534-2222 ext. 559.

6. What is the deadline for applying?
The deadline for the 2016-2017 application period is 5:00 pm on Friday, July 15, 2016.

Online application process

1. I would like to upload my transcripts, but the system is not letting me. Why?
Your personal information form must be complete before you can do any of the other required tasks.

2. I have completed the personal information form but the system won’t let me update my transcripts. Why?
Try saving your transcript document as a PDF before uploading. The system prefers PDF documents.

3. When I attempt to submit my application, I receive a message telling me “prerequisites not met”. What does that mean?
You need to have completed your personal information form, completed your application form, and uploaded your transcript(s). Your three references must also have submitted their recommendations. If one of these prerequisites is not met, you will see the message telling you “prerequisites not met”.

4. I have identified my three references, but I still cannot submit my application. Why?
Your references must have submitted their recommendations before you can submit your application. Please follow-up with them to ensure that they received the email inviting them to complete the recommendation form. The email will be issued by outreach@oct.ca.

5. I am completing a consecutive teacher education program. What transcripts do I need to upload?
You will be asked to upload the transcripts for the degrees that you are completing. We will accept one transcript if it reflects both degrees.

6. I am completing a concurrent teacher education program. What transcripts do I need to upload?
You will be asked to upload the transcripts for the degrees that you are completing. We will accept one transcript if it reflects both degrees.

7. I have a bachelor and a master’s degree from the same institution and they both appear on the same transcript. On the personal information form, I selected the options that indicate I hold two degrees. The system is asking me to upload a transcript for each degree. What should I do?
Under the “Upload your transcripts” task, upload the transcript twice. Under the first title section, indicate the name of your first degree. In the second title box, indicate the name of your second degree.

8. I have completed the forms to ask my academic, professional and personal referees to write a recommendation. How can I be certain that my referees have received an email requesting a recommendation?
In order to ensure success, please make sure to inform your referees that they will be getting an automated email requesting a recommendation. This email will be issued by outreach@oct.ca. Sometimes these emails may get caught in spam so please ask them to check their spam folder in the event that they don't see the recommendation request. If your referees do not receive an email within 24 hours, please contact us at outreach@oct.ca. Please be sure to include the email address of your referee.

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