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Merit-Based Awards

Merit-based awards are awarded for demonstrated academic excellence, often in combination with other attributes such as contribution to a specific community. Awards may be program-specific, or available to the general Chang School student population. Most of the awards are presented at the annual Chang School Leaders in Learning awards ceremony held in the fall.

Congratulations to all our Award Recipients.

Check the list below to see if you are eligible to apply, or be nominated, for a merit-based award.

Are you participating in Programs for 50+ and Community Engagement or Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education? See the merit-based awards available to those participating in community engagement programs.

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Award Name Eligibility/Criteria Description Number of Awards Available Value How to Apply Application Deadline
Nick P. Bada Award for Excellence in Project Management Students registered in the Certificate in Project Management who have successfully completed the five core Project Management courses ((CITM 750 or CTEC 210 or CKPM 202 (discontinued as of Fall 2018)); CKPM 203; CKPM 209; CKPM 211; and CKPM 212), and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.33 (B+) For academic excellence in completed course work in the Project Management certificate program 1 $1,000 Apply for the Nick P. Bada Award for Excellence in Project Management Application closed
Josette M. Billich Award in Nursing Students enrolled in a Nursing course through The Chang School who have maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B). Preference will be given to an active volunteer in the community who identifies as a black female. For academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstration of promise 1 $1,000 Apply for the Josette M. Billich Award in Nursing Application closed
Marilynn Booth Award New Chang School students enrolled in their first course or returning students registered in a certificate program For a sound academic/career plan and demonstrated financial need for meeting educational expenses Varies $1,000 Apply for the Marilynn Booth Award Application closed
Catherine Bountrogianni Award in Early Childhood Studies (Part-Time Degree Program) Students registered in the Early Childhood Studies part-time degree program who have completed a minimum of three courses in the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B) For academic excellence in completed course work and a demonstrated commitment to the field of early childhood studies 1 $1,000 Apply for the Catherine Bountrogianni Award in Early Childhood Studies (Part-Time Degree Program) Application closed
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni Award in Psychology Students registered in the Certificate in Psychology who have completed a minimum of two courses in the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B) For academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstration of promise 1 $2,000 Apply for the Dr. Marie Bountrogianni Award in Psychology Application closed
Amy Casey Leadership Award Students registered in a Business certificate program who have completed a minimum of 50% of the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B) For academic excellence in completed course work and demonstration that education has made a significant difference within their place of employment 1 $1,000 Apply for the Amy Casey Leadership Award Application closed
G. Raymond Chang Award Students registered in a certificate or part-time degree program who have completed a minimum of 75% of the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B) For a sound academic/career plan and demonstrated financial need for meeting educational expenses 1 $3,000 Apply for the G. Raymond Chang Award Application closed
Lloyd and Daphne Chin-Loy Award in Mental Health and Addictions Students registered in the Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions who have completed a minimum of two courses in the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B) For academic excellence in completed course work and a demonstrated commitment to the field of mental health and addictions 1 $1,000 Apply for the Lloyd and Daphne Chin-Loy Award in Mental Health and Addictions Application closed
Communicators’ Forum Award Students registered in the Public Relations or Strategic Marketing certificate program, who have completed a minimum of 50% of the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.33 (B+) For a sound academic/career plan and demonstrated financial need for meeting educational expenses 2 $500 Apply for the Communicators’ Forum Award Application closed
W. Robert Crampton Award in Criminal Justice and Criminology Students registered in the Certificate in Criminal Justice and Criminology who have completed a minimum of two courses in the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B) For academic excellence in completed course work and a demonstrated commitment to the field of criminal justice and criminology 1 $1,000 Apply for the W. Robert Crampton Award in Criminal Justice and Criminology Application closed
Desmond Glynn Excellence in Arts Award Students registered in an Arts certificate program who have completed a minimum of 50% of the program and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.3 (B+) For academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstration of promise 1 $1,000 Apply for the Desmond Glynn Excellence in Arts Award Application closed
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Award (Offered jointly with founding scholarship partners Canlyte and Osram Sylvania) Students registered in the Certificate in Lighting Design who have completed a minimum of three courses and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B) For a sound academic/career plan and demonstrated financial need for meeting educational expenses 2 $3,500 Apply for the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Award Application closed
Ann Ireland Excellence in Creative Writing Award Students enrolled in at least one Creative Writing course who have successfully completed a minimum of two courses in Creative Writing and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.00 (B) between these courses For academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstrated understanding of creative writing 1 $1,000 Apply for the Ann Ireland Excellence in Creative Writing Award Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Marsh Jeanneret Memorial Award Students registered in the Certificate in Publishing For academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstration of promise 2 $500 Access to application will be available on the Publishing student email service. April, August, and December each year (Actual dates to be announced via the Publishing student email service)
Cathy Mann & Associates Inc. Award in Fundraising Management Students registered in the Certificate in Fundraising Management and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B) For demonstrated financial need and academic excellence in completed course work 1 $1,000 Apply for the Cathy Mann & Associates Inc. Award in Fundraising Management Application closed
Wallace A. Matheson Award for Creativity and Innovation in Educational Publishing Students registered in the Certificate in Publishing nominated by their instructors Student must have a serious interest in educational publishing at the secondary and/or post-secondary level and have demonstrated a specific interest in traditional and new ways of delivering content 2 $500 Access to application will be available on the Publishing student email service. April, August, and December each year (Actual dates to be announced via the Publishing student email service)
Hansa and Ramesh Mehta Award in Fundraising Management Students registered in the Certificate in Fundraising Management who have successfully completed Donor Centered Fundraising (CVFM 202) and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B) For demonstrated financial need, academic excellence in completed course work, and a demonstrated commitment to the field of Fundraising Management 1 $1,000 Apply for the Hansa and Ramesh Mehta Award in Fundraising Management Tuesday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award Students registered in the Graphic Communications, Media Writing Fundamentals, or Publishing certificate program who are enrolled in or have completed Magazine Production and Publishing (CGCM 720), or another course specific to their program, and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B) For academic excellence in completed work and demonstration of promise in magazine and/or related publishing environments 1 $1,000 Apply for the Charles Oberdorf Memorial Award Application closed
Pearson Canada Award Students registered in the Certificate in Publishing For academic excellence in completed course work and demonstration of promise in educational publishing 2 $1,000 Access to application will be available on the Publishing student email service. April, August, and December each year (Actual dates to be announced via the Publishing student email service)
Walter G. Pitman Award Students registered in a Chang School certificate program For academic excellence and contribution to the Ryerson community 1 Approximately $350 Apply for the Walter G. Pitman Award Application closed
Rosemary Shipton Award for Excellence in Book Editing Students registered in the Certificate in Publishing nominated by their instructors For demonstrated excellence in book editing, in either copy editing or substantive and line editing, by students who are interested in pursuing a professional career in book publishing 2 $1,000 Access to application will be available on the Publishing student email service. April, August, and December each year (Actual dates to be announced via the Publishing student email service)
Claudette J. Smith Business Program Award Students registered in a Chang School Business certificate program who have completed a minimum of two courses and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B). Students must be involved in a voluntary or professional activity that has benefitted others. For academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstration of promise 1 $1,000 Apply for the Claudette J. Smith Business Program Award Application closed
Jackie Smith Memorial Award in Ethics Students registered in the Certificate in Ethics who have completed a course from the list of options for Electives – Group A and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B) For demonstration and/or articulation of the importance of ethics for the common good (such as commitment to human rights, social justice, or advocacy) 1 $1,000 Apply for the Jackie Smith Memorial Award in Ethics Application closed
Pierre Taillon Award Students registered in the Certificate in Strategic Marketing who have completed a minimum of four courses and maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (B) For consistent academic proficiency and a sound career plan 1 $1,000 Apply for the Pierre Taillon Award Application closed