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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 in an Ontario consecutive or concurrent teacher education program who will graduate in 2020 are eligible to apply for the 2019-2020 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 application period for the 2019-2020 scholarship program closed on June 28, 2019. The recipients 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.

Read about our latest inspiring recipient.

2. Who is eligible?
Teacher candidates in an Ontario consecutive or concurrent teacher education program who will graduate in 2020 are eligible to apply for the 2019-2020 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 application period for the 2019-2020 scholarship program closed on June 28, 2019. The receipients 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.

Read about our latest inspiring recipient.

2. Who is eligible?
Teacher candidates in an Ontario consecutive or concurrent teacher education program who will graduate in 2020 are eligible to apply for the 2019-2020 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 application period for the 2019-2020 scholarship program closed on June 28, 2019. The recipients will be announced in December.   

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

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