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  1. Scholarships Dash Let the sky be the limit and aim for the top!

  2. Why are you here?

  3. Benefits

  4. For Whom?

  5. Find Your Greatness Video

  6. EVERYONE!

  7. MESA Resources Tab http://www.mesa.ca/resources/scholarships/

  8. MESA Scholarships Page http://www.mesa.ca/resources/scholarships/

  9. UTSC Awards & Scholarships http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/registrar/financial_aid/scholarship • Two types of in-course awards: • Automatic • Application based • Awards Cycle • Awards Ceremony • Groups of 5 credits • Calculation of the SGPA – Scholarship GPA

  10. UTSC Automatic Awards • Approximately 500 awards • U of T Scholar (20 Top Students – Year 1, 2 & 3) • UTSC Honours (SGPA ≥ 3.70) • A.D. Allen Award (1award – 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Year) • Vincent Bladen Award (2 awards - 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Year) • We use reports to identify students • Final decisions are made in July/August

  11. Auto Awards for Management • Sanford Borins Scholarship in Public Management • Myer Brody Prize in Entrepreneurship • Keith & Amelia Ellis Award in Management & Economics • Ernst & Young Scholarships in Commerce • YurgenKrumma Award in Economics • Scarborough Frank Fauber Scholarships in Management • Ho Chak Wan Memorial Scholarship in Management • Faculty & Staff Award in Finance

  12. UTSC Awards with Applications • Listed on our website • 19 awards require an application • Deadline for each award is listed • Apply on eService – March 18, 2013 to deadline • Most of the applications are due at the end of May • Some at the end of September • Supporting documents within10 days of deadline date • All documents are submitted to the Registrar’s Office (AA142) • Notification in late August or early September

  13. Award Applications for Management Students • Bladen Prize in Economics (submission of an essay) • Prudential Insurance Company • Management & Economics Award • Prudential Spirit Award • Prudential Ability Award • Brain David Radford Memorial Scholarship in Management • Van den Thillart Leadership Award for Canadian Immigrants • Elizabeth Marie Bain Community Spirit Award

  14. Award Applications for Management • Ann Boddington Prize in Music Performance • Residence Life Scholarships • BrankoVojnovic U of T Scarborough AccessAbilityAward • The Lawrence B. Leverington Mentor Award

  15. Future Enhancements for UTSC Awards • ePortfolio • September 2013 (ETA) • Replaces the need for an application (or more) • Student will complete a profile and based on the profile, will be selected for awards that best matches the profile • Student must update each year

  16. External Scholarships • Scholarships Database • Account registration • Profile creation (Update) • Company/Organization Website • Check for updates • Employer • Yours and parents’

  17. Database – Student Awards http://www.studentawards.com/

  18. Database – Student Awards http://www.studentawards.com/

  19. Database – Student Awards http://www.studentawards.com/

  20. Database – Student Awards http://www.studentawards.com/

  21. Organization – Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada https://juno.aucc.ca/wes/hes.aspx?pg=974

  22. Organization – Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada https://juno.aucc.ca/wes/hes.aspx?pg=974

  23. International Students:CMEC Scholarships http://www.educationau-incanada.ca/educationau-incanada/scholarships_bourses.aspx

  24. International Students:CMEC Scholarships http://www.educationau-incanada.ca/educationau-incanada/scholarships_bourses.aspx

  25. Applications!

  26. Salt and Pepper

  27. Communication & Presentation

  28. Passion

  29. Research • Background search • Specific requirements or advantages • Target and tailor • Read the rules and regulations carefully

  30. Clarity • What you say vs. How you say it • Relevant information • Stick to the word limit • Proofread!!!

  31. Not a Resume • Be personal but stay professional • Be in-depth and detailed • Goal-oriented

  32. Language • Proper structure • Canadian spelling (or U.S. for U.S. based scholarships) • Double-check and get someone to proofread!!!

  33. References • Professors, professionals, faculty, organization • Keep information up to date • Friends and family => last resort • Check Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn

  34. Checklist • Stay organized • Provide all required materials • Include all additional information that might help

  35. Deadline • Don’t procrastinate! • Reference letters and transcripts takes a long time • Account for unforeseen circumstances

  36. Completion!

  37. Past Successes • Department of Management website – • http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~mgmt/pastawards.html • Marking your mark: • What will be your mark?

  38. Profile 1 - Gordon Cressy Award • U of T tri-campus student leadership award • Resume, Personal statement, nomination • Nominator – Faculty, staff, student • Eligibility – cGPA, graduating, campus life

  39. Profile 2 – University of Toronto Excellence Award • Academic Award • Requires faculty support • Summer work term – May – August • Value: $5625 • Extremely competitive • Low # of applicants • Eligibility – high cGPA, research interest

  40. Resume Resume Resume Important component: • Dates, position titles, projects completed, core responsibilities • Emphasis based on the nature of the award • Paints the picture of the review committee

  41. Athletic Financial Awards Ontario University Athletics • Eligibility: • Non – Entering Student (70% or 2.7 GPA) • Entering Student • How Much? • $4000 annually

  42. Athletic Financial Award – Where? • University Awards Office • NOT Ontario University Athletics • OUA supports approval process • http://oua.ca/sports/2011/7/15/Student%20Financial%20Awards.aspx

  43. Athletic Financial Award – Contact • Info for scholarships and eligibility: Samantha Magalas Sport Development Officer Ontario University Athleticssamantha.magalas@oua.ca

  44. Rotary Scholarship • $2,500 scholarship • Academic and community involvement • Supporting essay!

  45. Essays

  46. Essays

  47. Essays

  48. Interviews • Phone or in-person • Prepare • Rest well

  49. Interviews – Preparation • NOT answering on the spot • Make a list experiences and achievements • List out common questions • Matchand practice!

  50. Questions