Student Scholarships and Awards

Ryerson University

SAGE Award: Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement
This new award will encourage indigenous students to pursue studies with the hope of increasing the number of indigenous students entering careers in academia. Thanks to a generous donation of $75,000, and matching by Ryerson though the President’s Award to Champion Excellence at Ryerson University, 2 SAGE awards of $15,000 ($30,000 total) will be awarded annually for 5 years.
The Dr. Robert McClure Health Science Bursary
RTE awards up to 4 bursaries of $2500 each, in the spring of each year to First Nations Students in the Health Science Program –Faculty of Community Services, School of Nutrition, School of Occupational and Public Health, Midwifery Program and the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing- at Ryerson University. 
The bursary was created to honor the work of Dr. Robert McClure, an outstanding humanitarian, gifted surgeon, and member of Rotary Toronto Eglinton.
Successful candidates must be in good academic standing, in financial need, have demonstrated commitment to their community through their work in the community, and planning to return to their community following graduation. The recipients will be invited to attend a Rotary lunch and share information about their work in their community.

University of Toronto

The Pat & Doug Robertson Toronto-Eglinton Rotary Award for Family Medicine

The Pat & Doug Robertson Toronto-Eglinton Rotary Award for Family Medicine is awarded at convocation to an undergraduate medical student with a demonstrated financial need, who will be pursuing a residency in Family Medicine.  The student will best exemplify a caring nature and intuitive decision-making skills, and a strong commitment to generalist practice in a smaller community outside of the GTA. The award is $2,750.

John Polanyi Collegiate Institute (JPCI)

RTE provides financial support for student programming, travel, and community initiatives. In addition, we provide four scholarships and awards of $500 each.
Lou Cooper Music Award: $500
This award is in memory of long standing RTE member Lou Cooper. Lou's early love of music lead to a wonderful entrepreneurial venture in the music business for almost 30 years, while providing an opportunity to meet many like-minded people who shared his love of jazz. The award is given to a JCPI student who, in the opinion of the music teachers, has contributed most to bring joy to the student body through their musical talents. 
The Shirley Farlinger Memorial Scholarship: $500
The Shirley Farlinger Memorial Scholarship was created in 2015 by the Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton at  the John Polanyi Collegiate Institute to honor our first female President of our Rotary Club. She was a noted activist for world peace, the environment and women issues.
The candidate should be selected by the principal from among the female graduating students who best exemplifies the Rotary Concept of ’Service above Self.’
The candidate should have been involved on one or more the following :
  • taken a leadership role in promoting peace and/or women issues at John Polanyi Collegiate Instate
  • organized activities at JPCI to raise awareness of environmental issues or women’s issues among the students at JPCI
  • participated in projects that enhanced the natural environment and/or conservation .
John McLean Scholarship: $500
The John MacLean scholarship is given to a top student in the Science/Mathematics registered to attend a university or college in a health science program.
White Ribbon Award: $500
The White Ribbon Award that is given to a student who embraces the White Ribbon program’s philosophy of ending violence against women and girls. Learn more at the White Ribbon website.

Other Awards

Youth Travel Service bursary

Last May, we provided a bursary to support a needy students participating in the Me to We program going to South America to build infrastructure in 2019.

District 7070 Awards

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program of Rotary District 7070 gathers youth ranging from ages 19 to 25 for an immersive program focused on diversity, leadership, action and inspirationVisit the District 7070 website for more details.