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Scholarships

Application Period

The application period for the 2021 scholarship program closed on August 31, 2021. The recipients will be announced in December.

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 online. Features of the online application include:

  • Secure login for applicants
  • Application portal can be accessed multiple times before final submission
  • Supporting documentation can now be submitted electronically
  • Quick and easy application tool

College Scholarships

The Ontario College of Teachers Scholarship Program offers four awards:

  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

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 $1,500 is made annually to one student.

Teacher candidates in an Ontario consecutive or concurrent teacher education program who will graduate in 2022 are eligible to apply for the 2021 Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship.

Candidates must achieve outstanding academic achievement while demonstrating a high level of preparedness for teacher education.

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 $1,500 is made annually to one student.

Teacher candidates in an Ontario consecutive or concurrent teacher education program who will graduate in 2022 are eligible to apply for the 2021 Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship.

Applications are assessed on a candidate's ability to demonstrate a high level of preparedness for teacher education through examples of community involvement, background and life experiences.

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 $1,500 is made annually to one student.

Teacher candidates in an Ontario consecutive or concurrent teacher education program who will graduate in 2022 are eligible to apply for the 2021 Intermediate/Senior Scholarship.

Applications are assessed on a candidate's ability to demonstrate a high level of preparedness for teacher education through examples of community involvement, background and life experiences.

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.

Teacher candidates in an Ontario consecutive or concurrent teacher education program who will graduate in 2022 are eligible to apply for the 2021 Brian McGowan Scholarship.

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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