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Merit-Based Awards

Merit-based awards are awarded based on demonstrated academic excellence, often in combination with other attributes such as contribution to a specific community. Merit-based awards may be program-specific, or available to the general continuing education 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, Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education, or Gateway for International Professionals? See the additional merit-based awards available to those participating in Community Engagement Programs.

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Award NameEligibility/CriteriaDescriptionNumber of Awards AvailableValueHow to ApplyApplication Deadline
Nick P. Bada Award for Excellence in Project ManagementStudents 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 program1$1,000Apply for the Nick P. Bada Award for Excellence in Project ManagementFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Josette M. Billich Award in NursingStudents registered in the Certificate in Publishing nominated by their instructorsStudents 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.1$1,000Apply for the Josette M. Billich Award in NursingFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Marilynn Booth AwardNew Chang School students enrolled in their first course or returning students registered in a certificate programFor a sound academic/career plan and demonstrated financial need for meeting educational expensesVaries$1,000Apply for the Marilynn Booth AwardFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
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 studies1$1,000Apply for the Catherine Bountrogianni Award in Early Childhood Studies (Part-Time Degree Program)Friday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Amy Casey Leadership AwardStudents 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 employment1$1,000Apply for the Amy Casey Leadership AwardFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
G. Raymond Chang AwardStudents 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 expenses1$3,000Apply for the G. Raymond Chang AwardFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Lloyd and Daphne Chin-Loy Award in Mental Health and AddictionsStudents 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 addictions1$1,000Apply for the Lloyd and Daphne Chin-Loy Award in Mental Health and AddictionsFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Communicators’ Forum AwardStudents 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 expenses2$500Apply for the Communicators’ Forum AwardFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
W. Robert Crampton Award in Criminal Justice and CriminologyStudents 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 criminology1$1,000Apply for the W. Robert Crampton Award in Criminal Justice and CriminologyFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Michael G. Edwards Legacy Award in Strategic MarketingStudents registered in the Certificate in Strategic Marketing 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 understanding of strategic marketing1$1,500Apply for the Michael G. Edwards Legacy Award in Strategic MarketingFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Desmond Glynn Excellence in Arts AwardStudents 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 promise1$1,000Apply for the Desmond Glynn Excellence in Arts AwardFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
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 expenses2$3,500Apply for the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) AwardFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Ann Ireland Excellence in Creative Writing AwardStudents 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 coursesFor academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstrated understanding of creative writing1$1,000Apply for the Ann Ireland Excellence in Creative Writing AwardFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Marsh Jeanneret Memorial AwardStudents registered in the Certificate in PublishingFor academic excellence in completed course work and/or demonstration of promise2$500Access 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 ManagementStudents 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 work1$1,000Apply for the Cathy Mann & Associates Inc. Award in Fundraising ManagementFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Wallace A. Matheson Award for Creativity and Innovation in Educational PublishingStudents registered in the Certificate in Publishing nominated by their instructorsStudent 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 content2$500Access 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 ManagementStudents 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 Management1$1,000Apply for the Hansa and Ramesh Mehta Award in Fundraising ManagementFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Charles Oberdorf Memorial AwardStudents 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 environments1$1,000Apply for the Charles Oberdorf Memorial AwardFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Pearson Canada AwardStudents registered in the Certificate in PublishingFor academic excellence in completed course work and demonstration of promise in educational publishing2$1,000Access 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 AwardStudents registered in a Chang School certificate programFor academic excellence and contribution to the Ryerson community1Approximately $350Students may apply directly or be nominated. Apply for the Walter G. Pitman AwardFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Rosemary Shipton Award for Excellence in Book EditingStudents registered in the Certificate in Publishing nominated by their instructorsFor 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 publishing2$1,000Access 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 AwardStudents 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 promise1$1,000Apply for the Claudette J. Smith Business Program AwardFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Jackie Smith Memorial Award in EthicsStudents 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$1,000Apply for the Jackie Smith Memorial Award in EthicsFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Pierre Taillon AwardStudents 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 plan1$1,000Apply for the Pierre Taillon AwardFriday, August 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.