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Merit-Based Awards for Community Engagement Programs

Merit-based awards are awarded based on demonstrated academic excellence, often in combination with other attributes such as contribution to a specific community. Most awards are presented at the annual Chang School Leaders in Learning awards ceremony held in the fall.

The following merit-based awards are specific to students who are participating in Programs for 50+ and Community Engagement and Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education. See the list of merit-based awards available to the general continuing education student population.

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Award Name Eligibility/Criteria Description Number of Awards Available Value How to Apply Application Deadline
Gervan Fearon Award for Access to Post-Secondary Education Students with demonstrated financial need who are registered or planning to register in the forthcoming Fall term for the Transition Foundations program through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education To recognize students participating in The Chang School’s Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education programming 1 $1,000 Access to application will be available through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education. August 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Martha Lee-Blickstead Award for a Spanning the Gaps Student in Community Services Students who are completing the Transition Foundations Program through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education and will be entering their first year of a Faculty of Community Services undergraduate degree program at Ryerson University in the forthcoming Fall term To recognize students participating in The Chang School’s Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education programming 1 $1,000 Access to application will be available through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education. August 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Wellesley Institute – Blickstead Family Award Students with demonstrated financial need who are registered in the Transition Foundations Program through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education To recognize students participating in The Chang School’s Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education programming 1 $1,000 Access to application will be available through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education. August 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.