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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 2015/2016 application period will close on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 5pm. The winner will be announced in December. 

Read about our latest inspiring recipient.

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 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?
Interested individuals are asked to apply online at https://oct-scholarships.fluidreview.com/ 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 recently issued transcripts from postsecondary institutions
  • (for consecutive students only) upload a copy of the proof of acceptance from the institution where the applicant has been accepted into a program of teacher education

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. 625.

6. What is the deadline for applying?
The 2015/2016 application period will close on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 5pm. The winner will be announced in December. 

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 education candidates accepted into Ontario consecutive programs or concurrent candidates proceeding to their final year in the Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate divisions are eligible to apply for the 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?
Interested individuals are asked to apply online at https://oct-scholarships.fluidreview.com/ 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 recently issued transcripts from postsecondary institutions
  • (for consecutive students only) upload a copy of the proof of acceptance from the institution where the applicant has been accepted into a program of teacher education

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. 625.

6. What is the deadline for applying?
The 2015/2016 application period will close on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 5pm. The winner will be announced in December.

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 education candidates accepted into Ontario consecutive programs or concurrent candidates proceeding to their final year in the Intermediate/Senior division are eligible to apply for the 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?
Interested individuals are asked to apply online at https://oct-scholarships.fluidreview.com/ 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 recently issued transcripts from postsecondary institutions
  • (for consecutive students only) upload a copy of the proof of acceptance from the institution where the applicant has been accepted into a program of teacher education

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. 625.

6. What is the deadline for applying?
The 2015/2016 application period will close on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 5pm. The winner will be announced in December. 

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, uploaded your transcript(s) and uploaded your letter of acceptance into a teacher education program (for consecutive students only). 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 fill out the recommendation form.

5. I have been accepted into a consecutive program. Do I need to upload several transcripts?
You will only be asked to upload the transcripts for the degrees that you have completed. If you have completed a bachelor degree prior to your teacher education program, you will only be asked to upload the transcripts for that degree.

6. 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 I hold two degrees. The system is asking me to upload two transcripts. What should I do?
Under the “Upload your transcripts” task, upload your transcripts twice. Under the title section, indicate the name of your first degree. In the second title box, indicate the name of your second degree.

7. I am a concurrent student, but the system asks me to upload a letter of acceptance. Why?
In your personal information form, you must identify either as a consecutive or as a concurrent student. If you selected the “consecutive student” option, you will be asked to upload your letter of acceptance into a teacher education program. If you are a concurrent student, you will not be asked to upload such a letter.

8. I have completed the forms to ask my academic, professional and personal references to write a recommendation. How can I be certain that my references have received an email requesting a recommendation?
In order to ensure success, please make sure to inform your references that they will be getting an automated email requesting a recommendation. 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 reference doesn't receive an email within 24 hours, you can try resending the request. If the reference still doesn't get the email, please contact us at outreach@oct.ca. Please be sure to include the email address of your reference.

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