Scholarships & Awards

There are several miscellaneous in-course scholarships for which undergraduate students may be eligible. Except for the following three scholarships, students should be advised that there are no application procedures. Students will be awarded based on their eligibility under each scholarship's criteria. Please note: Only St. George campus students are eligible for these awards.

Students can also access Awards Explorer through or via ACORN. Awards Explorer is a centralized, searchable database of awards available the University of Toronto. Future and current undergraduate and graduate students can easily look for awards in one location using a combination of keyword searches and filters, including award type/faculty/college, citizenship and more.    

The George Mandler Research Fund was established to award undergraduate students undertaking research initiatives in the Department of Psychology at the St. George Campus. This fund is primarily awarded on the basis of academic merit, but financial need may also be considered. The research must have been conducted in the previous academic year to be eligible. The award amount varies from year to year, and can be split between two recipients if the award selection committee wishes to do so.

Eligible students should fill out the required application form and email it along with a PDF formatted copy of their academic history from ACORN to the Undergraduate Administrator ( by August 31stand no earlier than August 1st.    

The Linda Mamelak Undergraduate Award was established in honour of Linda Mamelak, former Department Manager, on the occasion of her retirement in 2004, and is open to St. George Campus Psychology Majors, Specialists, and Research Specialists. Applicants must be OSAP recipients and Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents who satisfy one of the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) residency requirements. Academic merit will be considered, and applicants must have a cumulative GPA (cGPA) of at least 3.0 or higher. The value of the award varies from year to year and may be split between more than one applicant.

The application form is due by August 31st, and no earlier than August 1st. Please submit the form by email to the Undergraduate Administrator (, along with an unofficial transcript from ACORN formatted as a PDF.

This award will go to a graduating student (in June 2022, or November 2021) in the St. George PSY Specialist, Research Specialist, or Major programs who enrols in an approved graduate program in Psychology at the University of Torontoconcentrating in the area of problems of children. The value of this award varies from year to year in the range of $3000-4000 CAD. If you will be enrolling in, and starting a graduate program, this Fall in this particular area of study, please fill out the application form and return it by email along with proof of your enrolment and of the concentration of your studies, as well as a PDF formatted copy of your academic history from ACORN.

Complete applications should be sent to the Undergraduate Administrator (
Deadline: August 31st.  

The Deptartment of Psychology's departmental deadline for 2023 NSERC USRA applications is TBA. Students and their supervisors apply via the NSERC website. Applications must then be downloaded into a PDF and submitted to the Undergraduate Administrator via email to, along with the student's academic history (from ACORN) and the signed student/supervisor certificate. Please see the following for more information:

Dept. of Psychology Rules for NSERC Applications:

  • We will not accept applications from students at other universities
  • We will not accept applications from non-PSY Program students or UTM/UTSC students
  • Supervisors must only be from the approved list of Psychology faculty (see above)
  • Students must have a current minimum CGPA of 3.0 on their transcript
  • Students must be in at least second year to apply
  • We will not accept LATE applications
  • You MUST commit to the full 16-weeks of the work term (40 hours per week)

The Department's application due date for the 2023 UTEAs (for both NSERC and SSHRC) is TBA.
Applications must be submitted via email to
For more details and eligibility requirements please visit the UTEA page.

How to apply:

In one PDF document, please send the following by email (please include your UofT student number):

1. Two-page application form filled our and signed by both student and supervisor 

2. UG Research attestation form

3. Student academic history from ACORN

Eligible Supervisors:

A supervisor must hold an active NSERC or SSHRC research grant (either as principal investigator or co-investigator) at the start date of the UTEA (May 1st) or have a pending application. A faculty supervisor may hold a maximum of 2 UTEA awards per year. 

1. Linda Mamelak Undergraduate Award:  Elizabeth Chen

2. The McNab Scholarship in Psychology:  Valeria Khudiakova

3. The Dept. of Psychology Student Award:  Sangmin Heo

4. The John D. Ketchum Memorial Scholarship:  Daniel Wurgaft and James Yuan 

5. The John D. Ketchum Memorial Bursary:  En Si Chen 

6. The Dr. Horace O. Frosty Steer Award:  Justine Vorvis  

7. The George Mandler Research Fund:  Yi Lin Wang and Anuki Amarakoon