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Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

A variety of scholarships, awards and bursaries are available to new and returning School of Nutrition students.The descriptions below outline each award, the criteria and application requirement. The School of Nutrition Awards Ceremony honouring successful candidates is held in the Fall.

School of Nutrition Awards Contact - Nensi Palu

Location: KHS 349 B
Phone: 416-979-5135
Email: npalu@ryeron.ca


Student Financial
Assistance & Awards

Location: POD 059
Phone: 416-979-5113
Email: awards@ryerson.ca

 

To be considered for a School of Nutrition award, please ensure you submit your award application and a School of Nutrition Cover Form. Please submit your completed package to Nensi Palu (Nutrition Office - KHS-349B). Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

Please Note: 

  • Full-time course load - a minimum of 80% course load (4 units) in both fall and winter semesters. Priority will be given to applicants with full-time course loads in the previous academic year. If you are taking fewer than five courses, and feel otherwise eligible to apply for one or more of these awards, please include information explaining your course load in your application.

Entrance Scholarships Image Joan Augustine Entrance Awards
4 awards $2,500 each
Deadline: Aug 31, 2016
Budget Form

For students entering Ryerson University's School of Nutrition program from high school who demonstrates financial need; Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; Minimum 80% average, based on best 6 Ontario grade 12 U/M courses; One to two page cover letter describing how the Nutrition program fits with the applicant’s own interests and aspirations; be an Ontario resident; Resume; Copy of high school grades; Budget form


Entrance Scholarships Image Riva Loeb Entrance Awards
4 awards $2,500 each
Deadline: Aug 31, 2016
Budget Form

Open to a first-year student entering the School of Nutrition program following a university experience obtained elsewhere (minimum 3.00 grade point average); Must demonstrate financial need; Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; a one to two page cover letter describing how the Nutrition program fits with the applicant’s own interests and aspirations; be an Ontario resident; Resume; Copy of Transcript(s); Budget form

 


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For School of Nutrition - Returning Student Awards Please Note the following:

If you have received a Joan Augustine, Riva Loeb, May Maskow, Jennifer Welsh or Anne Selby Award last year (2015) please consider applying to other awards as your application will not be considered for these awards for this year. You may apply again next year.
 
 
School of Nutrition Awards image The School of Nutrition Academic Achievement Award
1 award up to $2,300
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Budget Form

This award was established to provide financial assistance and to recognize the academic achievement of a full-time student enrolled in the School of Nutrition.

Open to full-time School of Nutrition Student who is an Ontario resident that demonstrates financial need and demonstrates overall excellence in their studies with a GPA of 3.33 or higher with a clear academic standing; Must be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident or a Protected Person; Students may be self-nominated or be nominated by faculty or a member of the community. Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their financial need along with a Ryerson budget form; be an Ontario resident.
 


School of Nutrition Awards image Brenda Ball Memorial Award
1 award up to $1,600
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Budget Form
Must be a full-time student in Year 3 or 4 of the Nutrition and Food program; high academic achievement in previous academic year; demonstrated financial need; and living away from home; Preference will be given to a student whose home residence is in Ottawa (failing that, Eastern Ontario, example east of Kingston); Applicants will submit a letter describing their financial need and their professional goals along with a budget form.


School of Nutrition Awards image Carol Taylor Memorial Award
1 award up to $2,000
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Budget Form

This award may be shared by two or more students.

Must be full-time student in Year 4 of the Nutrition and Food program; demonstrated financial need and strong academic potential; Preference will be given to students who live away from home; A letter describing how the applicant meets the award criteria and describing his or her professional goals along with a budget form; be an Ontario resident.


School of Nutrition Awards image CIFST Jr Award
1 award up to $1,000
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Open to students who has completed the course FND 100 in Winter 2016. To qualify applicants must be members of CIFST. Applicants will submit a 500 word statement letter demonstrating their interest & career goals in the food industry & food science field; a 250 word report describing CIFST & the benefits of being a member; have achieved a min CGPA of 3.0; applicants with a CGPA of less than 3.00 may apply for the award but must address the issue of their academic performance in their application package; a resume.
School of Nutrition Awards image CIFST Senior Award
2 awards, $2,000 each
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Open to students who have completed the course FND 300, FND 301 (or equivalent work experience) and FNR 201. To qualify applicants must be members of CIFST. Applicants will submit a 500 word statement letter demonstrating their interest & career goals in the food industry & food science field; a 250 word report describing CIFST & the benefits of being a member; have achieved a min CGPA of 3.0; applicants with a CGPA of less than 3.00 may apply for the award but must address the issue of their academic performance in their application package; a resume.
School of Nutrition Awards image Dorotea Landau Memorial Award
1 award up to $750
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Must be a full-time student enrolled in their 3rd or 4th year in the Nutrition and Food program with a CGPA of 2.75 or better and be in clear academic standing; Applicants will submit a one page essay describing their interest and commitment to working with people with diabetes through volunteer or paid experiences or professional placement during their program of studies. 


School of Nutrition Awards image Elizabeth Chant Robertson Award
1 award up to $500
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Must be a full-time student in their final year of the Nutrition and Food program; A cover letter, an essay or course assignment that is in keeping with both the mission of the School of Nutrition – to prepare practitioners who have the knowledge, dispositions, and skills to create inclusive environments that optimize heath and social well-being – and the work and achievement of Dr. Elizabeth Chant Robertson whose early book on nutrition was one of the first creative and reliable sources of nutrition information for Canadians.


School of Nutrition Awards image May Maskow Awards
7 award up to $3,000 each
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Budget Form
Open to Nutrition and Food students entering 2nd year who demonstrate financial need; Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; One to two page letter describing how they have met the award criteria and how the Nutrition program fits with the applicant’s own interests and aspirations; be an Ontario resident; Resume; Copy of transcript (min CGPA 3.0); Budget form.


School of Nutrition Awards image Jennifer Welsh Awards
7 awards $3,000 each
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Budget Form
Open to Nutrition and Food students entering 3rd year who demonstrate financial need; Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; One to two page letter describing how the applicant has met the award criteria and how the Nutrition program fits with the applicant's own interests and aspirations; be an Ontario resident; Resume; Copy of transcript (min CGPA 3.0); Budget form.


School of Nutrition Awards image Anne Selby Awards
7 award up to $3,000 each
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Budget Form
Open to Nutrition and Food students entering 4th year who demonstrates financial need; Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; One to two page letter describing how the applicant has met the award criteria and how the Nutrition program fits with the applicant’s own interests and aspirations; be an Ontario resident; Resume; Copy of transcript (min CGPA 3.0); Budget form.


School of Nutrition Awards image Rheta Rosen Incentive Award
1 award up to $1,130
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Budget Form
Open to a full-time student in Year 3 or Year 4 of the Nutrition and Food program who is a resident of Ontario with family responsibilities with a satisfactory academic performance in previous academic year; Demonstrated financial need and commitment to working in a community-based setting; One to two page letter describing how the applicant meets the award criteria & describing his or her professional goals; Budget form.


School of Nutrition Awards image Jennifer Welsh Food Security Award
1 award up to $1,440
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Budget Form
Awarded to one undergraduate student in the School of Nutrition who embodies the values of social justice, creative change and an orientation to food systems. Applicants will have demonstrated financial need and have attained high academic excellence with a clear academic standing. Students will submit a letter explaining how the student embodies the values of social justice, creative change and an orientation to food systems; be an Ontario resident; a resume; budget form.


School of Nutrition Awards image Mikey Network Awards
2 awards up to $1,690
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Budget Form
Open to all Ontario resident Nutrition students who demonstrate financial need; Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; Must have achieved a minimum 80% overall average in 6 Grade 12 U/M credits (if candidate is entering first year) or a minimum CGPA of 3.50 (if candidate is beyond the first year); Students may be self-nominated or be nominated by their peers, staff or faculty members in the School of Nutrition; Applicants/nominator shall write a letter to explain how the student meets the Award criteria including evidence of the applicant’s commitment to the promotion of nutrition to prevent chronic disease; Letter of Support.


School of Nutrition Awards image School of Nutrition Bursaries
2 awards up to $600 each
Deadline: Sept 19, 2016
Budget Form
Students must be enrolled full-time and have completed at least one year of study in the Nutrition and Food program; Demonstrated financial need; Satisfactory academic performance (min CGPA of 3.0); Preference will be given to students working on their first degree; One to two page letter explaining how the applicant meets the bursary criteria.
 

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