Financial Aid and Awards

OSOTF Awards

The Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) is a series of awards which have resulted from the Ontario government’s “matching” program. In general, OSOTF awards are restricted to residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need. For the purpose of OSOTF awards, an Ontario resident is either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada who has an Ontario mailing address at the time the award is made. Financial need can be demonstrated by applying for OSAP or by completing the financial aid assessment form. In addition to the financial and residence requirements, there may be specific eligibility criteria for each OSOTF award.

Mary Elizabeth McGanity Parkin Graduate Fellowship in Community Health

To be awarded to DLSPH Family and Community Medicine MPH and MScCH students that demonstrate financial need and strong interest in the Care of the Elderly field with academic merit in the program or their pre-admission courses.

Lifebeat ’96 Graduate Studentship Award in Women's Health

To be awarded to full-time or part-time graduate students on the basis of financial need who are studying within the area of women’s health registered in a master’s degree program at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health offered with the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Application Deadline: annually in June

Academic Awards

Wilfred H. McKinnon Palmer Academic Award

To be awarded to full time or part time students registered in the master’s program in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health offered with the Department of Family and Community Medicine on the basis of academic excellence. Preference will be given to a graduate student with a sustained interest in academic aspects of family medicine.

Dr. Harrison Waddington Fellowship

Awarded annually to enable family physicians to pursue higher education at the University of Toronto. The award will support the recipient in pursuing peer-reviewed dissemination of an education scholarship project beyond what would be required for their graduate program.

For more information, visit the Waddington Fellowship page.

Other Awards and Supports

Other University / External Awards

Visit the DLSPH's Student Award and Funding Opportunities page for a comprehensive listing of other internal and external awards available to graduate students.

Faculty Tuition Waivers

Full-time and full-time equivalent clinicians may be eligible for a tuition waiver from the University of Toronto. Visit the Temerty Faculty of Medicine's Clinical Faculty Resources page for more information.

Staff Tuition Waivers

Appointed employees at the university may be eligible to apply for educational assistance. For more information, visit the HR and Equity website.

Janus Continuing Professional Development Grants

Members of the CFPC who are in active practice may be eligible to apply for a Janus CPD grant. Further information can be found on the CFPC website.

Funding for International Students

Most sources of funding are restricted or give preference to persons with Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status. International students should contact their own government or local Canadian Embassy for information on sponsorship through international agencies and Canadian government programs. Many international students come to the University with support from their own institutions or governments. International students must ensure that adequate support is provided since paid part time employment for non-Canadian students is generally at a minimal wage level.

Please consult the links below for information on exernal awards for international students: