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 ((CITM 750 or CTEC 210 or CKPM 202 (discontinued as of Fall 2018)); 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 17, 2018 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 17, 2018 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 for meeting educational expenses
Number of Awards Available: Varies

Value: $1,000

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

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 17, 2018 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 demonstrated 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 17, 2018 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 for meeting educational expenses
Number of Awards Available: Varies

Value: $1,000

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

Application Deadline:
Monday, August 27, 2018 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 17, 2018 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 17, 2018 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 demonstrated 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 17, 2018 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 17, 2018 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 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
The Gervan Fearon Award for Access to Post-Secondary Education
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students with demonstrated financial need who are registered in the Transition Foundations Program, specifically in CSSH 205 and CYSG 120, through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education

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 23, 2018 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
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

How to Apply:
Applications will be distributed in class.

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 17, 2018 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 17, 2018 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 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
The Martha Lee-Blickstead Award for a Spanning the Gaps Student in Community Services
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students who are completing the Transition Foundations program through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education and will be entering their first year of a Faculty of Community Services undergraduate degree program at Ryerson University in the forthcoming Fall

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 10, 2018 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 17, 2018 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 demonstrated 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 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
The Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Graphic Communications, Media Writing Fundamentals, or Publishing certificate program who are enrolled in or have completed CGCM 720, or another course specific to their program, and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B)

Description:
For academic excellence in completed work and demonstration of promise in magazine and/or related publishing environments
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

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

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 17, 2018 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 17, 2018 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 a voluntary or professional activity that has 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 17, 2018 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, or advocacy)
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

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

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
The Anne Smokorowski Award in Gerontology
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the Certificate in Aging and 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 demonstrated commitment to the field of Aging and Gerontology
Number of Awards Available: 1

Value: $1,000

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

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 17, 2018 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 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
The Communicators’ Forum Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students registered in the 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 for meeting educational expenses
Number of Awards Available: 2

Value: $500

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

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 17, 2018 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 for meeting educational expenses
Number of Awards Available: 2

Value: $1,000

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

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 17, 2018 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 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 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
The Wellesley Institute – Blickstead Family Award
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students with demonstrated financial need who are registered in the Transition Foundations Program, specifically in CSSH 205 and CYSG 120, through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education

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 23, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Entrance Award for Young Entrepreneurs in the Bridges to Ryerson Program
Eligibility/Criteria:
Students who are completing the Transition Foundations Program through Spanning the Gaps at The Chang School, are in good academic standing, and are registered in a full-time undergraduate program at Ryerson University in the forthcoming Fall

Description:
To support young entrepreneurs who identify as female, and who are completing the Transition Foundations Program and will be entering an undergraduate degree program 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 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
 
Awards for Part-Time Degree Students Only
For more information on Ryerson Awards, visit the Ryerson Awards and Scholarships website.