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University of Toronto Gladys Watson Indigenous Education Fund, Canada 2024

Application is now open for the Gladys Watson Indigenous Education Fund at the University of Toronto. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Toronto and Scholarship

The University of Toronto (UToronto or U of T) is a prestigious public research university located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1827 as King’s College, it holds the distinction of being the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada. Originally affiliated with the Church of England, the university became secular in 1850 and adopted its current name.

UToronto is a collegiate university with eleven colleges, all of which have considerable institutional and financial autonomy. Each of these universities has a distinct history and personality. There are three sites for the institution, the oldest of which is the St. George campus in downtown Toronto. With more than 700 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs, the University of Toronto provides a wide range of academic offerings.


The university is among the best-funded in Canada as it receives significant annual support for scientific research and endowments. Together with McGill University, it is one of the two non-American members of the Association of American Universities. The University of Toronto is well-known for its contributions to the Toronto School of literary criticism and communication theory.

With almost 97,000 students, the University of Toronto has the highest student enrollment in all of Canada. Every time, it comes in quite high on international university rankings. It came in first place in Canada and 22nd overall in the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking). It was placed first in Canada and 21st worldwide in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. Furthermore, the institution has been acknowledged in several worldwide rankings for its research and academic standing.

The University of Toronto is renowned for its scholarly accomplishments, significant contributions to research and impactful educational initiatives. It is significant both internationally and in Canada’s higher education system.

Indigenous students, including First Nation (Status and Non-Status), Inuit, and Metis students enrolling in master’s and second-entry professional programs at the University of Toronto, are qualified to apply for grants from the Gladys Watson Indigenous Education Fund. All Indigenous students enrolled in these programs, whether full- or part-time, are eligible to apply; however, students who can show a financial need will be given priority.

Details about Gladys Watson Indigenous Education Fund at the University of Toronto:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Toronto, Canada

Scholarship Value: Approximately $1,000-$3,000

Number of awards: Several

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): University of Toronto, Canada

Award Type: Current students Grant

Eligibility Criteria for Gladys Watson Indigenous Education Fund

Candidates are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Gladys Watson Indigenous Education Fund at the University of Toronto:

  • Be First Nations/Indigenous (Status, Non-Status), Metis, and Inuit;
  • Possess a permanent residence permit in Ontario and be a citizen of Canada;
  • Be enrolled in graduate programs at the master’s or doctorate levels, as well as professional programs for second entrance offered by the University of Toronto.

Application Procedure for Gladys Watson Indigenous Education Fund

  • New for Fall 2023–Winter 2024: The Winter term will see the awarding of all in-course prizes. The application period will end at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2024. Applicants just need to submit one application. On a single U of T Student Award Application Form, you may submit applications for many awards. Before choosing the award, please make sure to review the criteria. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Notification of decision:

  • After the application deadline, winners will normally get an email from the University Registrar’s Office with an award letter.
  • It is suggested that you save the award letter for future reference since it will contain information on the award payout.

The Submission Deadline is: February 1, 2024

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