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 that 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.    

Year: Any

Value: Varies from year to year (amount could be split up between multiple awardees)

Description: Awarded on the basis of academic merit to Psychology program students undertaking research initiatives in the Department of Psychology at the St. George Campus (not open to UTM/UTSC students).  Financial need may also be considered.

Application Procedures: Fill out the required application form and submit it along with a PDF formatted copy of your academic history from ACORN to the Undergraduate Administrator by August 31st of each year via email it to  

This award value varies from year to year and can be split up between multiple awardees.  Students must qualify for OSAP, be in a St. George PSY Major or Specialist program, and have a CGPA of at least 3.0 or higher.  Click here to download the application form.  This application is due on August 31st of each year.  Please email applications to the Undergraduate Administrator along with a PDF formatted copy of your ACORN academic history to psy.undergrad@utoronto.caNote: Award not open to UTM/UTSC students. 

This award will go to a graduating student (June 2022, or graduated in November 2021) in the St. George PSY Specialist or Major programs or the Research Specialist who enrols in an approved graduate program in Psychology at the University of Torontoconcentrating in the area of problems of children.  If you will be enrolling in and starting a graduate program this fall in this particular area of study, please fill out the PDF icon 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 copy of your academic history from ACORN to the Undergraduate Administrator (  Value varies from year to year in the range of $3000-4000 CDN.  Deadline: August 31st of each year.  

Note:  Award not open to UTM/UTSC students. 

Additional information on scholarships is available on the Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid page of the Faculty of Arts & Science website.

The Dept. of Psychology departmental deadline for NSERC USRA applications is Wednesday March 223rd, 2022 at 9 AM.  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 UTEAs (for both NSERC and SSHRC) is March 21st, 2022 via email to  Please see here for more details and eligibility requirements:

PDF icon2022 UTEA Guidelines_Final.pdf

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 (PDF icon2022 UTEA Arts Science Application Form.pdf)

2. UG Research attestation form (PDF icon2020-07-16-UndergraduateStudentDeclarationAccessOnandOff-CampusResearchSite-Fillable Form.pdf)

3. Student academic history from ACORN

Eligible Supervisors:




1. Linda Mamelak Undergraduate Award:  Chunqi Lin
2. The McNab Scholarship in Psychology:  Aisling Curtin
3. The Dept. of Psychology Student Award:  Andres Llano  
4. The John D. Ketchum Memorial Scholarship: Joshua Koh and Emily Wang
5. The John D. Ketchum Memorial Bursary: Miranda Chang
6. The Dr. Horace O. Frosty Steer Award:  Emily Onyshko
7. The George Mandler Research Fund:  Serena Thapar and Xuan Zhang