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Application Period

Applications for the 2023 scholarships open on March 7, 2023 and close on August 31, 2023 at 5pm.

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Supporting Teaching Excellence

The Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program awards scholarships that provide financial support to teacher candidates.

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.

Read about our latest inspiring recipients.

Online Application Process

Applications for the Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program are completed using a user-friendly online application tool. 

This allows applicants to:

  • securely access the portal
  • work on their application in several sittings before final submission
  • upload their supporting documentation

College Scholarships

The Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program offers four awards annually:

  1. Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education
  2. Ontario College of Teachers Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship
  3. Ontario College of Teachers Intermediate/Senior Scholarship
  4. Brian P. McGowan Scholarship for Resilience

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

You can apply for:

  • A only
  • B only
  • C only
  • D only
  • A and B
  • A and C
  • A and D
  • B and D
  • C and D

Are you eligible to apply? Take our eligibility quiz.

Teacher candidates in an Ontario consecutive or concurrent teacher education program who will graduate in 2024 are eligible to apply for the following:

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 $1500 is made annually to one student.

The selection committee will consider the following:

  • outstanding academic achievement (A-, A or A+ GPA in undergraduate studies)
  • high level of preparedness for teacher education through leadership, community and/or extracurricular activities participation
  • relevant work experience
  • academic, professional and personal references

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 $1500 is made annually to one student.

The selection committee will consider the following:

  • a high level of preparedness for teacher education through leadership, community and/or extracurricular activities participation
  • relevant work experience
  • a strong GPA in undergraduate studies
  • academic, professional and personal references

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 $1500 is made annually to one student.

The selection committee will consider the following:

  • a high level of preparedness for teacher education through leadership, community and/or extracurricular activities participation
  • relevant work experience
  • a strong GPA in undergraduate studies
  • academic, professional and personal references

Brian P. McGowan Scholarship For Resilience

The Brian P. McGowan Scholarship is named in honour of the College’s fourth registrar. An award of $1,500 is made annually to one student.

Applications are assessed on a candidate’s demonstrated resilience in the face of adversity, their tenacity and ability to overcome significant barriers to achieve their academic and social goals to pursue a career in the teaching profession.

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