Awards and Financial Assistance

Awards and Bursaries

Incoming Students

  • Harmonize for Speech Fund Scholarship
    • no application required (entrance scholarship)
    • recipients notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology with admission to the program
    • awarded in November
  • Donalda J McGeachy Memorial Scholarship of Excellence
    • no application required (entrance scholarship)
    • recipients notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology with admission to the program
    • awarded in November
  • Barbara Meissner-Fishbein Memorial Award
    • no application required (entrance scholarship)
    • recipients notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology with admission to the program
    • awarded in November
  • Chris Gandy International Outreach Award
    • applications due in June – more information will be distributed in spring
    • recipients notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in November
    • awarded in November and January of each year
  • Jean F. Walker Scholarship
    • applications due in July – more information will be distributed in spring
    • recipients notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in November
    • awarded in November

Year 1 Students

  • American Women’s Club of Toronto Scholarship Award
    • applications due to slp.admissions@utoronto.ca by Monday, January 9, 2017
    • recipients notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in March
    • awarded in March and September
  • Faculty of Medicine Professional Master’s Bursary
    • applications due to slp.admissions@utoronto.ca by Monday, January 9, 2017
    • recipients notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in spring
    • awarded in spring
  • McGeachy Bursary
    • applications due to slp.admissions@utoronto.ca in spring – more information will be distributed in spring
    • recipients notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in spring
    • awarded in spring

Year 2 Students

  • Miriam Kantor Award
    • applications due to slp.admissions@utoronto.ca by September 9, 2016
    • recipients notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in November
    • awarded in November
  • OSLA Student Recognition Award
    • peer nominations solicited in fall
    • recipient notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in fall
    • awarded in November
  • Margaret Stoicheff Spirit Award
    • peer nominations solicited in fall
    • recipient notified at the Awards and Recognition Celebration in November
    • awarded in November
  • Harmonize for Speech Graduate Award
    • no application required (based on year 1 average)
    • recipient notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in November
    • awarded in November
  • Award of Excellence in Developmental Speech and Language Disorders
    • no application required (based on unit 2 average)
    • recipient notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in November
    • awarded in November
  • Child Language Award
    • no application required (based on units 2 and 3 averages)
    • recipient notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in November
    • awarded in November
  • Doreen and John DeLuzio Award for Excellence in Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation
    • no application required (based on SLP 1514 and SLP 1516 averages)
    • recipient notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in November
    • awarded in November
  • Faculty of Medicine Professional Master’s Bursary
    • applications due to slp.admissions@utoronto.ca by Monday, January 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm
    • recipients notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in February/March
    • awarded in March
  • Margaret Stoicheff Bursary
    • applications due to Dr. Tim Bressmann by Friday, March 17th at noon
    • recipients will be notified in April by the Alumni Committee
    • awarded in May
  • McGeachy Bursary
    • applications due to slp.admissions@utoronto.ca in spring – more information will be distributed in spring
    • recipients notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in spring
    • awarded in spring

Convocation Awards

  • Sandra Henderson Award for Clinical Excellence
    • no application required (based on units 3, 5, 7, and 9 averages)
    • notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in fall
    • awarded at convocation
  • Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Student Excellence Award
    • peer nominations solicited in fall
    • recipient notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in spring
    • awarded at convocation
  • The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia
    • recipient nominated by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology
    • recipient notified by Department of Speech-Language Pathology in spring
    •  awarded at convocation
  • Harmonize for Speech Fund Academic Excellence Award
    • no application required (based on program average)
    • recipient notified by Department of Speech-Language Pathology in fall
    • awarded at convocation
  • Paula Square Award of Excellence
    • no application required (based on unit 8 average)
    • recipient notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in fall
    • awarded at convocation
  • University Health Network Award
    • no application required (based on units 6 and 7 averages)
    • recipient notified by the Department of Speech-Language Pathology in fall
    • awarded at convocation
  • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network Patient Quality of Life Award
    • awarded at convocation

General Information

Loans, Scholarships, and Bursaries

Students are strongly encouraged to apply for government loans and major academic scholarships [e.g., Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), etc.]. Please visit the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) website for full details on funding opportunities for graduate students. Please note however, there is limited funding available for professional master’s students and most of the available funding is bursary support that is based on the financial needs of individual students.

Financial support offered to MHSc students through the Department of Speech-Language Pathology is detailed in the Student Handbook. Applications are solicited by the department as appropriate throughout the program. Students will be notified of their application status after the award has been adjudicated and recipients have been finalized.

Line of Credit

Students enrolled in the MHSc program may be eligible to open a student line of credit at major banks. Please visit your banking institution to explore this alternative.

For more information please contact slp.admissions@utoronto.ca