Graduate Awards

Admission Awards

Newly admitted students are automatically considered for the majority of Daniels admission awards. Recipients will be informed in their offers of admission (or through separate communication) if they will be receiving an admission award. Information about renewable awards will be communicated to recipients throughout their time in the Faculty.

Council for Canadian American Relations Scholarship in Architecture at the University of Toronto
Eligible Program(s): MArch, ALD PhD
To be awarded on the basis of academic merit and/or financial need to an incoming fulltime Master of Architecture or Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Landscape, and Design (Ph.D.) student from the United States.

David Buller Memorial Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MVS
Awarded to a graduate student entering the Master of Visual Studies program with concentration in Studio Art Practice on the basis of financial need. Academic merit may also be considered. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen/permanent resident, and must meet Ontario residency requirements.

exp Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to a student entering the Master of Architecture Program, based on financial need and demonstrated talent and skills in computation and technical concerns, including computer-aided design and computer-aided representation.

John and Myrna Daniels Foundation Opportunity Award
Eligible program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
Awarded to students in Daniels graduate programs based on financial need and academic merit. Awards are available starting in the 2020-21 academic year.

John and Myrna Daniels Scholars Award
Eligible Program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
Intended to support the recruitment of outstanding students who have demonstrated financial need. Priority for the awards will be accorded to students who are the first generation of their families to have the opportunity to receive a university graduation. Renewable upon continued eligibility.

John Yamada Memorial Admission Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to a student entering the first year of the Master of Architecture Program on the basis of rankings of the Admissions Committee.

Larry Wayne Richards, MOAA, FRAIC, AIA/IA Admission Fellowship
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded on the basis of academic merit and promise of excellence in the profession of architecture to a student or students entering the Master of Architecture Programme directly from the University of Toronto, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies Program. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen/permanent resident, and meet Ontario residency requirements, and demonstrate financial need.

Patrick J. Bennett Jr. Admission Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MLA
Awarded to an incoming student on the basis of academic merit and commitment to the community and the environment; evaluated by reference to academic performance, portfolio, and résumé. Renewed in the second and third years of the MLA Programme so long as a standing of A- is maintained and the student re-registers in the MLA programme.

Professor Blanche Lemco van Ginkel Admission Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to applicants to the Master of Architecture program, on the basis of their application for first or second year of studies. Applicants will be recommended by the admissions committee based upon a holistic assessment of their application, including academic merit, as well as on the demonstration of financial need.

Professor George Baird Graduate Student Endowment Fund Award
Eligible Program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
Awarded to an incoming graduate student registered at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. The award will be based on academic merit. The selected student(s) will receive a renewal of the award in subsequent years of study at the Daniels Faculty, contingent upon continuing excellence in academic standing and enrolment in the Daniels Faculty program of study.

University of Toronto Fellowship
Eligible Program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
Awarded to graduate students on the basis of academic merit.

In Course Awards

In-course awards are conferred based on a student's academic performance and/or financial need while at the Daniels Faculty.  All registered students are automatically considered for most in-course awards. For Daniels in-course awards requiring applications, instructions are communicated directly to students during the academic year.

Adrian DiCastri Graduate Student Endowment Fund Award
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to Master of Architecture students who have recently completed their first year of study on the basis of academic excellence as demonstrated in the design studios, and financial need.

Alfred P. Tilbe Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to Master of Architecture students who have recently completed their second year of study on the basis of overall excellence and exhibited leadership potential in the field.

Barbara Allen Memorial Scholarship in Visual Studies
Eligible program(s): HBA, Visual Studies; MVS
Awarded to student(s) registered in the Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA), Visual Studies, or Master of Visual Studies (MVS) programs based on academic merit and a holistic assessment of their application. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in exploring painting-based media.

Barry Lorne Ardiel Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MLA
Awarded to a student completing the second year of the Master of Landscape Architecture program who has exhibited the highest scholastic achievement during that academic session.

Barry W. Sampson Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to an outstanding student(s) registered in the Master of Architecture program who, through their projects and coursework, demonstrate an exemplary understanding and facility in whole building design, integrating creative consideration of technical systems and environmental performance with architectonic design.

Belinda Sugerman Orling Memorial Fellowship
Eligible Program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
Awarded to a student enrolled in any of the graduate programs at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design based on financial need and demonstrated academic merit. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen/permanent resident, and must meet Ontario residency requirements.

Benjamin Hart Lobko Memorial Travel Award
Eligible Program(s): MVS
Awarded to student(s) in the Master of Visual Studies program in either Studio or Curatorial Studies to assist with travel costs for the required internship completed during their program of study. Preference is given to students who plan to travel internationally.

Christopher Thomas Fillingham Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MArch
To be awarded to an outstanding student(s) registered in the Master of Architecture program who, through their projects and coursework, demonstrate an enhanced understanding of and facility with the synthesis of  architecture, engineering and construction (materials, systems). The student(s) selected will utilize building systems integration as an opportunity to explore an ecologically responsible and progressive design.

Claude Cormier Award in Landscape Architecture
Eligible Program(s): MLA
Awarded to a student registered in the Master of Landscape Architecture program (preference for those completing the second year of the program) who through their coursework and design-driven projects (a holistic review) demonstrate a nuanced and critical understanding of the discipline, bringing originality and an enterprising perspective to their design process and outcomes. The intent of the award is to recognize and support a talented student who shows promise to pursue creative and pioneering forms or approaches to practice.

Colin Campbell Memorial Fellowship for Emerging Artists
Eligible Program(s): MVS
Awarded on the basis of financial need to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Visual Studies Program. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen/permanent resident, and must meet Ontario residency requirements.

Eberhard Zeidler Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to a student concluding the first year of the Master of Architecture program on the basis of academic achievement (grades) in design in the first and second terms of the first year. In the event of a tie, overall academic achievement in the first and second terms of the first year will be the deciding criterion.

Frederick Coates Scholarship/Bursary Fund
Eligible Program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
Awarded a) to a graduate student registered in third year who ranks highest in the annual examinations of third year. b) to a graduate student registered in second year who ranks highest in the annual examinations of second year. c) to a graduate student registered in first year who ranks highest in the annual examinations of first year. d) on the basis of financial need to promising students in the graduate programs of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

Garden Club of Toronto Scholarship
Eligible program(s): MLA
Awarded to a student concluding the second year of the Master of Landscape Architecture program who has attained the highest academic average in the mandatory Plant Ecology courses.

George T. Goulstone Fellowship
Eligible program(s): HBA, Architectural Studies; MArch
Provides a student or students in the Architecture program (undergraduate or graduate) with funds to devote themselves to a study of Georgian architecture in England.

Harry B. Kohl Award
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to a senior student concluding the second or third year of the Master of Architecture program to attend a conference related to architectural practice or education who has demonstrated his or her capacity to represent the school effectively.

Howarth-Wright Graduate Fellowship
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded annually to a student in the Master of Architecture program after his or her second or third year on the basis of high academic achievement, interest in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, research skills in architectural history, and the overall strength of the research proposal. The period of study is a minimum of four months and may include related travel to Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and sites. The recipient will publicly present the results of his or her work at the Faculty, following the completion of the project. As well, he or she will be expected to pursue publication of the research. The fellowship funding will be released as follows: 2/3 at the start of the project; 1/3 upon completion of the project and presentation of the results of the research. The research project must be completed before the recipient enters his or her final academic term. 

Imara Graduate Student Endowment Fund Award
Eligible Program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
Awarded to a graduate student registered at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design on the basis of academic merit.

John and Myrna Daniels Foundation Opportunity Award
Eligible program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
Awarded to students in Daniels graduate programs based on financial need and academic merit. 

John E. (Jack) Irving Prize
Eligible Program(s): MLA
Awarded to an outstanding student(s) registered in the Master of Landscape Architecture program to assist with the development of their thesis in the final year of the program. The student(s) selected will be considered to have proposed a thesis project that is innovative and informed by opportunities to achieve greater integration between the fields of landscape ecology and landscape architecture.

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design Award
Eligible Program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design Award is to be awarded to a graduate student in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design on the basis of financial need. Academic merit may also be considered. Recipients must be Canadian citizens/permanent residents, and must meet Ontario residency requirements.

Jules F. Wegman Fellowships
Eligible Program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
Awarded to students enrolled in any of the graduate programs within the Faculty based on academic merit.

Komala Prabhakar Graduate Student Endowment Fund Award
Eligible Program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
Awarded to graduate students enrolled in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design on the basis of academic merit.

Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation University of Toronto Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MLA
Awarded to a Master of Landscape Architecture student in the final year of their program on the basis of demonstrated excellence in communication - written, visual or verbal academic work; and demonstrated strength in leadership, character and participation.

Landscape Architecture Endowment Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MLA
Awarded to two students, one completing the first and one completing the second year of the Master of Landscape Architecture program, for excellence.

Mary M. Rose Scholarship
Eligible program(s): HBA, Architectural Studies; MArch; MUD
Awarded to student(s) in the Faculty’s Honours, Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies; and/or Master of Architecture and/or Master of Urban Design programs on the basis of merit.

Ontario Association of Architects' Inclusive Excellence Award
Eligible program(s): HBA, Architectural Studies; MArch
To be awarded to an undergraduate student(s) or graduate student(s) registered in architecture programs in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, who through their projects and coursework, demonstrate leadership and/or design excellence related to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion or Truth & Reconciliation.

Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MLA
Awarded to two students completing the first year of the Master of Landscape Architecture program for excellence.

Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Travel Grant
Eligible Program(s): MLA
Awarded on the basis of financial need to Master of Landscape Architecture students to assist with travel expenses related to thesis research.

Pamela Manson-Smith Travel Fellowship
Eligible Program(s): MArch, MLA
Awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need to a student in the Master of Architecture or the Master of Landscape Architecture program. The award will assist the student with a study tour in conjunction with his or her academic performance.

Paul Oberman Graduate Student Endowment Fund Award
Eligible Program(s): MArch; MUD
Awarded to graduate students in the Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design program who have minimally completed the first year of their program. The award will provide travel and research-related funds. The student(s) to be selected will demonstrate a sense of vision, initiative and passion for how the historic form and the architecture of a city(ies) is being creatively transformed to meet the contemporary demands of society.

Peter Prangnell Award
Eligible program(s): HBA, Architectural Studies; HBA Visual Studies; MArch; MLA; MUD; MVS
The award must be used to travel to a specific location where the student(s) will remain for a minimum of a week to study the way architecture, landscape, urban design, or some other aspect of the human-built or modeled environment shapes and/or is shaped by everyday life.The award will be given on the basis of financial need and the merit of the applicants’ proposals. The recipient(s) must be a Canadian citizen/permanent resident, and must meet Ontario residency requirements.

Professor Jeffery A. Stinson Graduate Student Endowment Fund Award
Eligible Program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
Awarded to a graduate student registered at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Preference will be given to those students with a demonstrated interest in environmental sustainability, as it relates to a building, landscape, or urban design project in the design studios.

Quadrangle Architects Tenth Anniversary Scholarships
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to a student entering third or fourth year of the Master of Architecture program on the basis of financial need. Academic achievement will also be considered. Eligible students should have completed outstanding design work in the area of multiple unit housing or the adaptive reuse of buildings and show professional promise in one or both of these areas. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen/permanent resident, and must meet Ontario residency requirements.

Reesa Greenberg Award for Curatorial Studies
Eligible Program(s): MVS
Awarded to the student who demonstrates exceptional performance in the first semester of their Master's degree in Visual Studies - Curatorial Studies, including grade point average, and degree of curatorial engagement as evidenced by attendance at lectures, quality of independent projects, and/or related co- or extra-curricular activities in the curatorial field.

Ted Teshima Memorial Leadership Award
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to a student(s) registered in the Master of Architecture program who demonstrates leadership and /or service to the profession. This may include experience volunteering or working in a design firm or office, and/or engagement in co-curricular activities within the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design or broader design community.

Uno Prii Memorial Award for Excellence in Visual Communications
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to a student completing the first year of the Master of Architecture program who has demonstrated excellence in three-dimensional visual communication.

William Rock, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MLA
Awarded to a student completing the second year of the Master of Landscape Architecture program who has attained an outstanding academic average with emphasis on design.

WZMH Architects - Oxford Properties Graduate Student Endowment Fund Award
Eligible Program(s): MArch, MUD
Awarded to a graduate student(s) in the Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design programs who through their research, coursework, and/or studio projects demonstrate an enhanced understanding and innovative approach to the contemporary challenges of large-scale architecture, city-building and commercial development. Preference will be given to those students whose coursework and/or projects reference the combined agency of the design, planning and development communities and the opportunities for greater collaboration between them.

Yiu-Sing Jung Award
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to a student(s) registered in the Master of Architecture program who demonstrates talent and creativity in their design projects and studio work, as well as financial need.

Ontario Graduate Scholarships

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program recognizes academic excellence in graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels in all disciplines of academic study. Graduate students at the Daniels Faculty are eligible to apply for Ontario Graduate Scholarships upon entry to, or while registered in, their Daniels program. 

Faculty Deadline: OGS International: March 17, 2023
                                     OGS Domestic: April 14, 2023

Charles and Doreen Lloyd-Duerdoth Ontario Graduate Scholarship

C. H. Lee Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Cho Family Ontario Graduate Scholarship in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Diamond Schmitt Architects Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Howard Cohen and Ron Soskolne Ontario Graduate Scholarship

KPMB Architects Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Larry Wayne Richards Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Pierre Paul Childs, AIA, AICP Ontario Graduate Scholarship in the Faculty of Architecture

Matthews Family Ontario Graduate Scholarship in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design

The Minto Foundation Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Graduating Awards

Daniels students are automatically considered for the majority of Daniels graduating awards. For Daniels graduating awards requiring applications, instructions are communicated directly to students during the academic term. Students are notified of graduating awards in June. 

For a listing of the graduating awards recipients for June 2021, please see this Graduating Awards Recipients Listing.

Project-Based Awards

Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)/King Student Medal
Eligible program(s): MArch
Awarded to one graduating student in the Master of Architecture program based on innovation, integrity, and scholarship in architectural and/or environmental design research.

Heather M. Reisman Gold Medal in Design
Eligible program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD
Awarded to the student graduating from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design in recognition of exceptional achievement in design in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban design. 

Irving Grossman Prize
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to a Master of Architecture student on the basis of excellence and innovation in the final design thesis in the area of multiple-unit housing or adaptive re-use of buildings for housing purposes; and on the basis of professional promise in one or both of these areas.

Kuwabara-Jackman Architecture Thesis Gold Medal
Eligible program(s): MArch
Awarded to the student judged by the Faculty to have completed the most outstanding Master of Architecture thesis.

Leadership-Based Awards

Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal 
Eligible program(s): MArch
Awarded to the graduating senior in the Master of Architecture program who has shown an affinity for leadership, performed willing service for the school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality. The Alpha Rho Chi Medal commends those students who show true professional merit beyond the design studio and their academic career. 

Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) Certificate of Merit
Eligible program(s): MLA
Awarded to a student in the Master of Landscape Architecture program on the basis of academic excellence and contribution to the program.

Toronto Society of Architects Scholarship
Eligible program(s): MArch, MLA, MUD
Awarded to a graduating student in the Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, or Master of Urban Design program, who has shown an active commitment to volunteerism and leadership for the benefit of their fellow students and communities, employing their skills, energy and dedication for the betterment of others. 

Merit-Based Awards

Academic Honours Certificate
Eligible programs: MArch, MLA, MUD, MVS
Awarded to the top graduating master's students in recognition of their record of high academic achievement over the course of their studies.

Alfred P. Tilbe Memorial Fellowship in Professional Practice
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to a Master of Architecture student who has recently completed their third year of study on the basis of academic excellence in professional practice within the program.

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Medal for Academic Excellence
Eligible program(s): MArch
An engraved medal and a certificate of merit is awarded to the top-ranking graduating architecture student.

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Certificate of Honor and Certificate of Merit
Eligible program(s): MLA
The Certificate of Honor and Certificate of Merit will each be awarded to a maximum of two graduating students in the Master of Landscape Architecture program. Recipients must have demonstrated: the highest level of academic scholarship (3.5 CGPA and above); accomplishments in skills related to the art and technology of Landscape Architecture; and personal qualities and skills of: responsiveness and willingness to work with others; self-motivation and responsibility; and design abilities (exploration, discovery, synthesis, and representation of landscape architecture design).

Eric Ross Arthur Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to the student who has the highest academic standing in third year of the Master of Architecture Program.

Faculty Design Prize
Eligible programs: MArch, MLA, MUD
Awarded to graduating students in the Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture or Master of Urban Design programs in recognition of their ability and high achievement in design, as demonstrated over the course of their studies in the program.

Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Architectural Guild Medal
Eligible program(s): MArch
Awarded to a graduating student in the Architecture program to recognize exceptional leadership through design excellence combined with innovative approaches to sustainability in an assignment or project.

Page + Steele Architects Planners Scholarship
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to a student concluding the third year of the Master of Architecture program, based on excellence in the courses of the third year and on demonstrated potential for leadership in the practice of architecture.

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Honour Roll and Medal
Eligible program(s): MArch
Awarded to students of an accredited professional degree program of Architecture in Canada who have achieved high academic standing in the top 10% of their graduating class. For each School of Architecture, a maximum of four students from the top 10 per cent of the graduating class shall receive honour roll certificates from Architecture Canada. In addition the top student shall also receive the RAIC Student Medal. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal is awarded annually to a student graduating from a professional degree program in each accredited University School of Architecture in Canada who, in the judgment of the faculty of the respective School, has achieved the highest level of academic excellence and/or has completed the outstanding final design project/thesis for that academic year.

William S. Goulding Memorial Award in Architectural History
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded to the student completing the third year of the Master of Architecture program who has achieved the highest average in at least three one-term courses in architecture history, of which one must be taken in the third year.

External Awards

Each year, the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design nominates recent graduates or final-year students to these external awards.

Canadian Architect Student Awards of Excellence
Eligible program(s): MArch, HBA
Awarded by Canadian Architect Magazine for design excellence in architecture students’ final year projects.  

Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners
Eligible Program(s): MArch
Awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts to a recent graduate from a Canadian architectural school who has demonstrated exceptional potential in contemporary architectural design. With this prize, the recipient may visit architectural buildings and carry out an internship at an internationally renowned architectural firm anywhere in the world. The prize recipient will have the opportunity to broaden his or her knowledge of contemporary architecture culture by visiting a selection of works of architecture. The recipient will also be able to expand her or his professional skills through an internship at an internationally acclaimed architectural firm, anywhere in the world.

 

School of Graduate Studies Awards

Graduate students at the Daniels Faculty are eligible to apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries offered through the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies (SGS). 

University of Toronto Awards

As University of Toronto students, Daniels graduate students are also eligible for admission, in-course and graduating awards offered by the University of Toronto. A list of available central awards and scholarships can be found here.

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