Merit-Based Awards

Merit-based awards are awarded based on demonstrated academic excellence, often in combination with other attributes such as contribution to a specific community. Merit-based awards may be program-specific, or available to the general continuing education student population. Most of the awards are presented at the annual Chang School Leaders in Learning awards ceremony held in the fall.

Congratulations to all our Award Recipients.

Check the list below to see if you are eligible to apply, or be nominated, for a merit-based award.

Ryerson Awards

 
Certificate in Publishing Program Awards
Marsh Jeanneret Memorial Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Publishing

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstration of promise
Number of Awards Available: 2

Value: $500

How to Apply:
Access to application will be available on the Publishing student email service.

Application Deadline:
April, August, and December each year
(Actual dates to be announced via the Publishing student email service)
Wallace A. Matheson Award for Creativity and Innovation in Educational Publishing
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Publishing nominated by their instructors


Description:
Student must have a serious interest in educational publishing at the secondary and/or post-secondary level and have demonstrated a specific interest in traditional and new ways of delivering content.
Number of Awards Available: 2

Value: $500

How to Apply:
Access to application will be available on the Publishing student email service.

Application Deadline:
April, August, and December each year
(Actual dates to be announced via the Publishing student email service)
Pearson Canada Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Publishing

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and demonstration of promise in educational publishing
Number of Awards Available: 2

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Access to application will be available on the Publishing student email service.

Application Deadline:
April, August, and December each year
(Actual dates to be announced via the Publishing student email service)
Rosemary Shipton Award for Excellence in Book Editing
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Publishing nominated by their instructors

Description:
For demonstrated excellence in book editing, in either copy editing or substantive and line editing, by students who are interested in pursuing a professional career in book publishing
Number of Awards Available: 2

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Access to application will be available on the Publishing student email service.

Application Deadline:
April, August, and December each year
(Actual dates to be announced via the Publishing student email service)
Awards and Scholarships in Other Certificate Programs
The Nick P. Bada Award for Excellence in Project Management
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Project Management who have successfully completed the five core Project Management courses (CKPM 202, CKPM 203, CKPM 209, CKPM 211, and CKPM 212), and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.33 (B+)

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work in the Project Management certificate program
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Josette M. Billich Award in Nursing
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students enrolled in a Nursing course through The Chang School who have maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B). Preference will be given to an active volunteer in the community who identifies as a black female.

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstration of promise
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Marilynn Booth Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
New Chang School students enrolled in their first course or returning students registered in a certificate program

Description:
For sound academic/career plan and demonstrated financial need in meeting educational expenses
Number of Awards Available: Varies

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Catherine Bountrogianni Award in Early Childhood Studies (Part-Time Degree Program)
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Early Childhood Studies part-time degree program who have completed a minimum of three courses in the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and a commitment to the field of early childhood studies
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
LIFE Institute Jack Brown Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in a certificate program or in a Gateway for International Professionals program at The Chang School

Description:
For demonstrated commitment to studies and activities designed to improve the quality of life of seniors in the community at large and demonstrated financial need in meeting educational expenses
Number of Awards Available: Varies

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Monday, August 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Amy Casey Leadership Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in a Business certificate program who have completed a minimum of 50% of the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and demonstration that education has made a significant difference within their place of employment
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The G. Raymond Chang Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in a certificate or part-time degree program who have completed a minimum of 75% of the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstration of promise
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $3,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Lloyd and Daphne Chin-Loy Award in Mental Health and Addictions
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions who have completed a minimum of two courses in the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and a commitment to the field of mental health and addictions
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The W. Robert Crampton Award in Criminal Justice and Criminology
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Criminal Justice and Criminology who have completed a minimum of two courses in the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and a commitment to the field of criminal justice and criminology
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Michael G. Edwards Legacy Award in Strategic Marketing
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Strategic Marketing who have completed a minimum of two courses in the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and a demonstrated understanding of strategic marketing
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,500

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Gervan Fearon Award for Access to Post-Secondary Education
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students with demonstrated financial need who are already registered in or planning to register in the forthcoming Fall for the Bridges to Ryerson program, specifically in CSSH 205 and CYSG 100

Description:
To recognize students participating in The Chang School’s Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education programming
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: Up to $1,000

How to Apply:
Application forms will be available through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education.

Application Deadline:
Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Shawn Gallaugher Design Excellence Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Landscape Design who have completed Landscape Design Studio (CKLA 330) and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For demonstrated creativity and design excellence in the course project completed in the course
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications will be distributed in class.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Desmond Glynn Excellence in Arts Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in an Arts certificate program who have completed a minimum of 50% of the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.3 (B+)

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstration of promise
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Hamish Kippen Excellence in Arts Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Certificate students who have completed a minimum of three courses, both within the Arts area, as well as within the areas of Image Arts, Fashion, Photography, or Interior Design at The Chang School, and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
To recognize the academic and artistic achievements of a certificate student who has completed courses in both the arts and visual arts areas at The Chang School
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Martha Lee-Blickstead Award for a Spanning the Gaps Student in Community Services
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in a Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education program who have been registered as first year students in a Faculty of Community Services degree program at Ryerson University

Description:
To recognize students participating in The Chang School’s Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education programming
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Application forms will be available through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education.

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Cathy Mann & Associates Inc. Award in Fundraising Management
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Fundraising Management who have completed Operations of Fundraising (CVFM 201) and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstration of promise
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Hansa and Ramesh Mehta Award in Fundraising Management
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Fundraising Management who have completed Donor Centered Fundraising (CVFM 202) and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and a commitment to the field of Fundraising Management
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award in Magazine and Web Publishing
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Magazine and Web Publishing who have completed five 39-hour courses (or the equivalent) in the certificate and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For demonstrated excellence in magazine and web publishing and a commitment to pursue a professional career in this field
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Walter G. Pitman Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in a Chang School certificate program

Description:
For academic excellence and contribution to the Ryerson community
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: Approximately $350

How to Apply:
Students may apply directly or be nominated.
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Claudette J. Smith Business Program Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in a Chang School Business certificate program who have completed a minimum of two courses and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B). Students must be involved in voluntary or professional activity that benefitted others.

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstration of promise
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Jackie Smith Memorial Award in Ethics
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Ethics who have completed a course from the list of options for Electives – Group A and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For demonstration and/or articulation of the importance of ethics for the common good (such as commitment to human rights, social justice, and advocacy)
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Anne Smokorowski Award in Gerontology
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Gerontology who have completed 50% of the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For academic excellence in completed course work and a commitment to the field of Gerontology
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Pierre Taillon Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Strategic Marketing who have completed a minimum of four courses and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For consistent academic proficiency and a sound career plan
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Communicators’ Forum Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Magazine and Web Publishing, Public Relations, or Strategic Marketing certificate program, who have completed a minimum of 50% of the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.33 (B+)

Description:
For a sound academic/career plan and demonstrated financial need in meeting educational expenses
Number of Awards Available: 2

Value: $500

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Award
(Offered jointly with founding scholarship partners Canlyte and Osram Sylvania)
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Lighting Design who have completed a minimum of three courses and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For a sound academic/career plan and financial need in meeting educational expenses
Number of Awards Available: 2

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Stella Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students who are members/participants in The Chang School’s Programs for 50+, The Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO and/or LIFE Institute

Description:
To recognize students participating in The Programs for 50+, The Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO and/or LIFE Institute programming, and their passion for using theatre as a vehicle to bring stories to life
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: Varies (cash award)

How to Apply:
Applications (PDF) are available online.

Application Deadline:
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
The Wellesley Institute – Blickstead Family Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students with demonstrated financial need who are already registered in or planning to register in the forthcoming Fall for the Bridges to Ryerson program, specifically in CSSH 205 and CYSG 100

Description:
To recognize students participating in The Chang School’s Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education programming
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: Up to $1,000

How to Apply:
Application forms will be available through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education.

Application Deadline:
Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Entrance Award for Young Entrepreneurs in the Bridges to Ryerson Program
Eligibility/Criteria:
Chang School Bridges to Ryerson students who have successfully completed three Bridges to Ryerson courses through the Spanning the Gaps program at The Chang School, is in good academic standing, and registered in a full-time undergraduate program at Ryerson University in the forthcoming Fall

Description:
To support young female entrepreneurs through post secondary education by recognizing a student graduating from the Bridges to Ryerson program entering into an undergraduate degree at Ryerson University
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $5,000

How to Apply:
Application forms will be available through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education.

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
 
Awards for Part-Time Degree Students Only
For more information on awards for part-time degree students, visit the Ryerson Awards website.

Part-time Canada Student Loans

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The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP)

Chang School programs may meet the education requirements outlined by the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP), enabling you to withdraw from your RRSP to cover tuition fees. View the Canada Revenue Agency’s website to access more information on the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP), including eligibility specifications and requirements for qualifying educational programs.