Bursaries & Grants

Bursaries and grants are non-repayable funds that are granted based on financial need and require an application.

The Professional Masters Financial Aid – Physical Therapy (PMFA-PHT) Bursary

The Department of Physical Therapy and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine administer the PMFA-PHT bursary to MScPT students based on financial need. It is not considered a source of routine or long-term funding. To qualify for this funding, you must be in receipt of student loans (e.g., OSAP or equivalent) and have applied for a line of credit.

If your application for a line of credit is refused, you will need to submit a copy of the refusal letter with your bursary application. If you are from a province other than Ontario, you will also need to complete the Out-of-Province Financial Aid Application. The Department will email you the application form and instructions each fall and spring that you’re enrolled in the program.

Bursaries and Grants Established by Donors

Through the generosity of our donors, including private individuals and corporate bodies, the Department of Physical Therapy is able to offer a limited number of additional bursaries and grants each summer. The monetary value of all awards and bursaries is variable and is of a supplementary nature.

Although the bursaries and grants below represent separate funds, students who apply for the Professional Masters Financial Aid Bursary in the summer, will automatically be considered for all funding that is being distributed within a particular term. There is no separate application for any of these funds.

Some of these bursaries are partially or entirely funded through the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) Program. OSOTF bursaries are restricted to residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need, according to the provincial government’s guidelines.

Students will be notified by email when the Professional Masters Financial Aid Bursary the application is available, which is generally in the fall and summer terms. These particular funds are distributed in the summer term. 

Available Bursaries

Barbara Salmon Bursaries

To be awarded to a student in the Department of Physical Therapy who demonstrates financial need.

Diane Gasner Bursary

To be awarded annually based on financial need to a Year 1 MScPT student. 

Douglas Verrier Memorial Bursary (OSOTF)

To be awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Physical Therapy on the basis of financial need. Preference will be given to students who have expressed special needs whether they be that of a health hardship or a family issue. 

Elizabeth Inglis Bursary (OSOTF)

To be awarded to a student in the Department of Physical Therapy on the basis of financial need. Eligibility shall not be affected by the applicant’s academic standing, course load, or year of study. 

Kathleen McMurrich Memorial Bursary

Awarded to a student based on financial need and who has  maintained good academic standing. The recipient should be an active participant in University activities and be registered in second year of MSc PT program. 

Marguerite Harland Smith Student Scholarship (OSOTF)

This scholarship is awarded to the student obtaining the highest standing in the Gross Anatomy and Neuroanatomy courses who also demonstrates financial need. 

Mary Chalmers Memorial Bursary

To be awarded to a student enrolled in the Graduating Class of the MSc PT degree program at the University of Toronto on the basis of financial need. The recipient will be a student who demonstrates effective interpersonal skills and who participates fully in educational and extra-curricular activities. 

Physical Therapy Annual Fund (OSOTF) 

To be awarded to one or more graduate students enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Toronto with demonstrated financial need. This bursary is distributed as part of the Department’s spring bursary program.

Physical Therapy Fund (OSOTF)

To be awarded to one or more graduate students enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Toronto with demonstrated financial need. This bursary is distributed as part of the Department’s spring bursary program. 

Physical Therapy Program Bursary

To be awarded to one first year graduate student and one second year graduate student enrolled in the Master of Science Physical Therapy Program, in the Department of Physical Therapy, based on financial need and strong academic standing.

Splettstoesser Hogeterp Scholarship in Physical Therapy

To be awarded based on academic merit of a student in their second year of the Master of Science in Physical Therapy Program, with the following additional conditions: First preference will be toward an aboriginal student; secondary preference toward a person who has registered through the University’s Accessibility Services; and, tertiary preference toward a person with financial need. 

Thelma Ariel MacDonald Fellowship in Physical Therapy (OTSS)

To be awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy, on the basis of financial need. 

 

SGS Emergency Grant

The SGS Emergency Grant assists currently registered, full-time, graduate students beyond their first year of studies who encounter an unanticipated serious financial emergency. It is not considered a source of routine or long-term funding and an application is required. Visit the SGS Emergency Grant website for more details.