Awards & Bursaries

Funding Distributed by the Department of Physical Therapy

Professionals Masters Financial Aid

Funding for the Professionals Masters Financial Aid is provided by the Faculty of Medicine. This funding is to be awarded to one or more graduate students enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Toronto with demonstrated financial need. Students will be notified by the Department when the online application is available, which generally occurs in the fall and summer terms.

Awards & Bursaries 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 merit-based scholarships and bursaries. Students will be notified by email when the application is available, which is generally in the fall and summer terms. Awards acknowledge some of the achievements and contributions of our current students, while bursaries are generally based on financial need.

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 (i.e., an Ontario resident is either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada who has an Ontario mailing address at the time the award is made).

Although the awards and bursaries below represent separate funds, students who apply for the Professional Masters Bursary 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. Funds are generally distributed on an annual basis. The monetary value of all awards and bursaries is variable and should, in most cases, be considered of a supplementary nature.

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

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.

OSOTF Physical Therapy Fund

To be awarded to one or more graduate students enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Toronto with demonstrated financial need.

OSOTF Physical Therapy Annual Fund

To be awarded to one or more graduate students enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Toronto with demonstrated financial need.

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. Students will need to complete a PT bursary application, including a section on their interests, to be considered for this award.

Thelma Ariel MacDonald Fellowship in Physical Therapy

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

Funding Distributed by Other U of T Departments

 

School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Emergency Grant

The intent of the Emergency Grant Program is to assist currently registered, full-time, graduate students beyond their first year of studies who are generally not part of the funded cohort, and who encounter an unanticipated serious financial emergency. It is not considered to be a source of routine or long-term funding. If you have questions regarding this program, please contact the Graduate Awards Office by email at graduate.awards@utoronto.ca  or by phone at 416-946-0808.