Undergraduate Awards & Scholarships

Scholarships & Awards By Application


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The Donald S. Macdonald Internship Scholarship

The Donald S. Macdonald Intern Scholarship is available to assist students with the financial costs associated with participating in an internship.  It is to be awarded to 1-2 undergraduate student(s) enrolled in the Peace, Conflict and Justice undergraduate program at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, based on academic merit and participation in an international or domestic internship placement with government, non-governmental organizations, or the private sector.

In addition to standard application instructions, students should request that internship hosts send a letter confirming their participation, applicant’s role, program duration, and whether the internship is paid/unpaid to pcj.program@utoronto.ca.

2021-22 Awardee: Atharv Agarwal
2020-21 Awardees: Eric Jackson & Ashwini Selvakumaran
2019-20 Awardee: Hamza Naim
2018-19 Awardee: Jennafer Lemieux
2017-18 Awardee: Engin Polar

Dr. Anatol Rapoport Award in Peace & Conflict Studies

[open to 3rd/4th year, or graduating students]

The Dr. Anatol Rapoport Award in Peace & Conflict Studies is available to PCJ students with preference to a student working in the areas of game theory and mathematics psychology.

Interested students should submit a one-page letter indicating whether you are working in game theory and mathematical psychology, and how it has affected your understanding of peace, conflict and justice.

2020-21 Awardee: Isabelle Buchanan
2019-20 Awardee: Alexandra Johnston
2017-18 Awardee: Sayeh Yousefi

Louis Savlov Scholarship in Peace & Conflict Studies

[open to 3rd/4th year, or graduating students]

The Louis Savlov Scholarship in Peace & Conflict Studies recognizes academic performance and involvement in activities related to the peace, conflict and justice program.

Interested students should submit a one two-page letter outlining involvement in the PCJ program (e.g. activities, groups, leadership).

2021-22 Awardee: Fayha Najeeb
2020-21 Awardee: Elizabeth Shaw
2019-20 Awardee: Jonah Toth
2018-19 Awardees: Semira Duman & Muriam Fancy
2017-18 Awardee: Tea Cimini

Pearson Entrance Scholarship

[open to PCJ students in any year of study]

The Pearson Entrance Scholarship is available to provide funds to cover tuition expenses for a PCJ student with preference for a student from Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific of Victoria, B.C.

For those who attended Pearson College, please submit a maximum two page application on how your education at Pearson College informed your understanding of Peace and Conflict Studies and contributed to your interest in the subject matter.

2021-22 Awardee: Jonathan Angell
2020-21 Awardee: Maria Staszkiewicz
2018-19 Awardees: Martina Facchin, Ianeke Romero
2017-18 Awardee: Jonah Toth

Pearson In-Course Scholarship

[open to PCJ students in any year of study]

The Pearson In-Course Scholarship is to provide funds to support students in the Peace, Conflict and Justice program to pursue an internship, study abroad and/or field research.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A maximum two-page essay outlining their internship (organization, role, program duration , paid/unpaid), study abroad (exchange destination, host institution, semester of exchange, intended coursework) or field research plans (topic, date of departure, duration, research methodology)
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Unofficial transcript from ACORN
2021-22 Awardees: Mohamed Dasu and Wing Yan Sarina Wong
2019-20: Awardee: Rushay Naik

Terry Gardner Scholarship

[open to a PCJ student who is not graduating in June or November 2022]

To be awarded to a third year undergraduate student studying peaceful approaches to preventing and resolving conflicts among individuals, and groups and/or finding just solutions to ongoing global and local issues. Recipient’s studies MUST be focused on peace studies.

Applicants must submit a one-page, essay outlining their program of study and/or project/research, and how it relates to the study of, and/or will allow them to pursue, peaceful approaches to preventing and/or resolving conflicts among individuals and groups and/or finding just solutions to ongoing global and local issues.

Recipients must satisfy the eligibility requirements of the OTSS program (must be receiving OSAP).

2020-21 Awardee: Fayha Najeeb
2019-20 Awardee: Diego Vásquez
2018-19 Awardee: Sydney Wilson
2017-18 Awardee: Ibnul Chowdhury

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please adhere to all instructions for your applications to be considered. 

  • Submit all application materials in a single file (PDF or Word) to pcj.program@utoronto.ca
  • Must be enrolled in the PCJ program to be considered
  • All awards require a resume and unofficial transcript from ACORN, in addition to specific supplementary materials noted for each each award
  • Submit your application with the file name – Last Name, First Name – Award Name
    • E.g. Lane, Jane – Terry Gardner Scholarship
  • The email subject line should read: Full Name – Award Name
    • E.g. Jane Lane – Terry Gardner Scholarship
  • If applying to multiple awards, email each application separately to pcj.program@utoronto.ca

 


In-Course Awards


A&S Award in Peace & Conflict Studies

Awarded to an outstanding student in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program.

2021-22 Awardee: Eric Zhao
2020-21 Awardee: Madison Bruno
2019-20 Awardee: Quentin Fox
2018-19 Awardee: Cindy Wu
2017-18 Awardee: Joshua Gold

A&S Scholarship for Excellence in Peace & Conflict Studies (Graduating)

One Graduating Year Award, recognizing outstanding achievement of one or more graduating students who have completed a program in Peace & Conflict Studies.

2021-22 Awardees: Benjamin McLean, Katherine Yampolsky, Maia Harris
2020-21 Awardees: Daria Mancino, Benjamin Maclean-Max, Olivia Smith
2019-20 Awardees: Natalie Boychuk, Cindy Wu
2018-19 Awardees: Joshua Gold, Katrina Fettes
2017-18 Awardee: Mehreen Jiwan

A&S Scholarship for Excellence in Peace & Conflict Studies (In-Course)

One in-course award, recognizing excellent performance.

2021-22 Awardee: Nadiya Kovalenko
2020-21 Awardees: Katherine Yampolsky, Hui Wen Zheng
2019-20 Awardees: Benjamin Maclean-Max, Olivia Smith
2018-19 Awardee: Jordan Imahori
2017-18 Awardee: Katrina Fettes

Malcolmson Prize in Peace & Conflict Studies

To be awarded to a student with the best performance in PCJ260Y.

2021-22 Awardee: Maryam Rehman
2020-21 Awardee: Eric Zhao
2019-20 Awardee: Olivia Smith
2018-19 Awardee: Uma Rajiv Kalkar
2017-18 Awardee: Cindy Wu

Petro and Paraskewia Wjunenko Memorial Scholarship

To be awarded to a student in the Peace & Conflict Studies Program on the basis of financial need and a minimal GPA of 3.25.

2021-22 Awardee: Nivaal Rehman, Michael Tolkunow
2020-21 Awardee: Zi Ting You
2019-20 Awardees: Muriam Fancy,  Jordan Kazan Baigrie
2018-19 Awardee:  Tara Zammit
2017-18 Awardee: Victoria Yang

Shannon L. Hamm Award

Awarded to recognize and encourage outstanding performance by students enrolled in the Peace & Conflict Studies Program who demonstrate financial need. (Must be OSAP recipient)

 2021-22 Awardees: Maryam Rehman, Michael Tolkunow
2020-21 Awardees: Maia Harris, Hamza Naim
2019-20 Awardees: Daria Mancino, Sydney Wilson
2018-19 Awardees: Connor Engels, Ibnul Chowdhury
2017-18 Awardees: Abigail Lendvai

Thomas Homer-Dixon Scholarship in Peace & Conflict Studies

To support students enrolled in the Peace & Conflict Studies Program. Awards will be made on the basis of financial need and will be variable in value and number. (Must be OSAP recipient)

2021-22 Awardees: Britnei Bilhete, Drew-Anne Glennie, Sara Hashemi
2020-21 Awardees: Sally Antown, Maria Hutt
2019-20 Awardees: Madeleine Egan, Stephanie Xu
2018-19 Awardees: Ameer Sarwar, Daria Mancino, Benjamin Maclean-Max
2017-18 Awardee: Ana Gonzales

Research Grants & Awards

William Beattie Scholarships in Peace, Conflict and Justice

All applications are due by Monday March 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT.

The William Beattie Fund for Undergraduate Research is available to PCJ students to support research travel overseas that is associated with:

  1. An approved directed-reading course focusing on a topic relevant to peace, conflict and justice; or
  2. Participation in a study abroad program;  or
  3. Participation in an internship opportunity abroad

For #1: Prepare a letter of application which includes a detailed plan for foreign travel and research (topic, date of departure, duration, research methodology etc.) and an outline of the directed-reading course (including confirmation of the agreement of an instructor to oversee the project).

For #2: : Prepare a letter of application which includes an outline of your study abroad plans: university, term of exchange, intended coursework, and your motivation

For #3: Prepare a letter of application which outlines the internship organization, role, program duration, and whether paid or unpaid. The letter should include an outline of your motivation for the internship. Internship hosts must send a letter confirming the applicants’ participation to pcj.program@utoronto.ca.

NOTE:

  • Beattie Awards are not intended to cover a student’s full travel and research budget, so supplemental funding should also be sought from other sources.
  • All proposals for undergraduate independent research involving human subjects must receive Ethics Review clearance.
AWARDEES FOR 2021-22: MARYAM REHMAN AND NIVAAL REHMAN
AWARDEES FOR 2018-19: ENGIN POLAR, RUSHAY NAIK
AWARDEES FOR 2017-18: TYLER MCDERMOTT, ATIF KHAN, SAAMBAVI MANO, STEPHANIE XU

Fullerton Scholarship/Fullerton OSOTF Scholarships

All applications are due by Monday March 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Fullerton/Fullerton OSOTF Scholarships are available to assist PCJ students who are completing original research in the field. This will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. OSOTOF scholarships are reserved specifically for students who qualify for OSAP. If applicable, please include a copy of your OSAP assessment.

Interested students should submit a letter of application for funding that includes a detailed plan for foreign travel and research (topic, date of departure, duration, research methodology etc.) and an outline of the directed-reading course (including confirmation of the agreement of an instructor to oversee the project).

NOTE: 

  • Fullerton Scholarships are not intended to cover a student’s full travel and research budget, so supplemental funding should also be sought from other ssources.
  • All proposals for undergraduate independent research involving human subjects must receive Ethics Review clearance.
AWARDEES FOR 2018-19: SYDNEY WILSON
AWARDEES FOR 2017-18: KASSANDRA NERANJAN 

The Kiessling Papers

Applications are due by  Monday May 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT.

The Kiessling Papers are published regularly by the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice with the generous sponsorship of Greg Kiessling and Pam Isaak.  The series provides undergraduate students enrolled in the Peace, Conflict and Justice (PCJ) program the opportunity to publish and share their research with the scholarly community. The winning submission will be adjudicated by The Kiessling Selection Committee and the awardee will receive $1,500.

Applications for the 2021-2022 Kiessling Papers will be accepted until May 2, 2022. The winner will be notified and announced to the PCJ community in May 2022.

How to Apply: 

Please submit the following materials to pcj.program@utoronto.ca. The email subject line should be “Kiessling Papers – Last Name, First Name” and the file names should be “Last Name, First Name – Submission/Cover Letter/CV/Transcript”.

  • Submission –  PCJ students are invited to submit high-quality original research for consideration. The submission can be an assignment completed as part of course work, independent study, or other research relevant to issues of peace, conflict and justice
  • Cover Letter – include a brief (150-250 word) abstract about the submission and any relevant information about the context of the submission (such as if it was completed as part of a course assignment, independent research project, field research project, etc.)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume – include your student number and year of study
  • Transcript – PDF from ACORN

 


Advanced Service Learning

Advanced service learning opportunities (commonly referred to as internships) are individual placements open to PCJ students for Fall 2021 (September – December) and Winter 2022 (January – April). These opportunities are different from the group-placements offered through PCJ362H: Service Learning. To be eligible to participate, students must have completed PCJ260Y1. Successful applicants will be enrolled in PCJ499H1F/S and will receive 0.5 FCE. All positions are unpaid. 

To apply, refer to the  instructions specified in each posting and copy pcj.program@utoronto.ca in your email. 

Please note that applications are considered on a rolling basis, so early applications are strongly encouraged.


WINTER 2022


GREENPAC

GreenPAC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to build and support environmental leadership in elected office. We do this in three ways:

  1. We help elect environmental leaders of all major parties running for office and have run successful endorsement campaigns in the Federal (2015, 2019), Manitoba (2016), B.C. (2017) and Ontario (2018) elections
  2. We run a Parliamentary Internship for the Environment program, now in its third year, which places interns with MPs to support environmental leadership on Parliament Hill and helps prepare young Canadians for careers as environmental champions; and
  3. We work with individuals and community groups across the country to build local civic engagement with elected officials on the environment (this is a new program area for GreenPAC, stemming from 2019’s​ ​100 Debates on the Environment​).

Positions: Advocacy Coordinator and Engagement Intern

Deadline: January 5, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST


JUMPSTART

Jumpstart Refugee Talent is the only national refugee-led organization dedicated to advancing refugee economic inclusion. Founded in 2016, we focus on the economic empowerment of newly
settled refugees in Canada by facilitating meaningful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Jumpstart has hosted 15+ interns from PCJ over the last 3 years, will you be next?

Position: Program Development Intern

Deadline: Sunday December 19, 2021 at 11:59pm EST


THE MOSAIC INSTITUTE 

The Mosaic Institute is an award-winning “think and do” tank that brings people, communities, and states together to strengthen pluralism and resolve conflicts.

  • We host dialogues defined by respect.
  • We conduct research that is thoughtful and rigorous.
  • We create spaces for young people to learn, collaborate, and speak.
  • We showcase how people-to-people engagement can be a source for valuable solutions to social challenges at home and abroad.

Position: Program Officer Intern

Deadline: Sunday December 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

 


WORLD UNIVERSITY SERVICE OF CANADA

WUSC is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision. Together, we foster youth-centered solutions for improved education, economic, and empowerment opportunities to overcome inequality and exclusion in over 15 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

Position: Strategic Communications Coordinator

Deadline: Friday December 17, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

 


FALL 2021 


ARCTIC360

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Arctic360 works to  highlight and strengthen the emerging economy of the North American Arctic (Alaska, northern Canada and Greenland). In this pursuit, Arctic360 works with government bodies (from federal to local), the private sector, Indigenous development corporations and governments, expert Arctic leaders, our partners, and other stakeholders to help educate, inspire, and attract human and economic capital into the North American Arctic.

Positions: Research Intern

Deadline: Monday August 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM EST


GOOD & WELL

Good & Well is a boutique impact investing firm based in Toronto, Canada that partners with early-stage social purpose businesses to help drive a more conscious form of capitalism and a more purposeful, sustainable economy for all.

We believe that a new investment mindset is needed to drive this new economy – one with mission alignment, longer time horizons and a commitment to safeguarding purpose as companies grow. We’re working to realize this future by investing in the early-stage, over the long term, and in entrepreneurs who are committed to creating a fairer, more sustainable and prosperous world.

Position: Student Engagement Intern

Deadline: Monday August 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM EST


WORLD UNIVERSITY SERVICE OF CANADA

WUSC is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision. Together, we foster youth-centered solutions for improved education, economic, and empowerment opportunities to overcome inequality and exclusion in over 15 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

Position: Strategic Communications Coordinator

Deadline: Sunday September 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

 


WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATION (WACC)

World Association for Christian Communication - JLI

WACC is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes communication as a basic human right,  essential to people’s dignity and community. WACC works with all those denied the right to communicate because of status, identity, or gender. It advocates full access to information and communication and promotes open and diverse media. WACC strengthens networks of communicators to advance peace, understanding and justice.WACC has members in some 120 countries and supports grassroots-level projects in 40-50 countries each year. WACC’s current programmes focus on supporting grassroots organizations to use traditional and new media to enable their communities to claim their rights, access social services, engage in policy-oriented advocacy, and enhance their participation in democratic processes. WACC is also heavily involved in action-oriented research on gender and media, as well as on representations of poverty in news media.

Position:  Research Assistant – Global Media Monitoring Project

Deadline: Sunday August 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST


THE MOSAIC INSTITUTE 

The Mosaic Institute is an award-winning “think and do” tank that brings people, communities, and states together to strengthen pluralism and resolve conflicts.

  • We host dialogues defined by respect.
  • We conduct research that is thoughtful and rigorous.
  • We create spaces for young people to learn, collaborate, and speak.
  • We showcase how people-to-people engagement can be a source for valuable solutions to social challenges at home and abroad.

Position: Project Intern

Deadline Extended: Monday August 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

 


JUMPSTART

Jumpstart Refugee Talent is the only national refugee-led organization dedicated to advancing refugee economic inclusion. Founded in 2016, we focus on the economic empowerment of newly
settled refugees in Canada by facilitating meaningful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Jumpstart has hosted 15+ interns from PCJ over the last 3 years, will you be next?

Position: Program Development Intern

Deadline: Friday August 27, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

 


WINTER 2021


ARCTIC360

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Arctic360 works to  highlight and strengthen the emerging economy of the North American Arctic (Alaska, northern Canada and Greenland). In this pursuit, Arctic360 works with government bodies (from federal to local), the private sector, Indigenous development corporations and governments, expert Arctic leaders, our partners, and other stakeholders to help educate, inspire, and attract human and economic capital into the North American Arctic.

As part of our mission we seek to:

(1) Help close the intellectual and infrastructure gap between the north and the rest of Canada through research and public education and

(2) Provide an inclusive and coordinated platform for Canada to engage on the world stage and on equal footing through our research, education, outreach, partnerships, and focused activities

Positions:

Podcasting & Research Internship

Deadline: Monday December 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST


GREENPAC

GreenPAC (@GreenPACdotca) | Twitter

GreenPAC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to build and support environmental leadership in elected office. We do this in three ways:

(1) We help elect environmental leaders of all major parties running for office and have run successful endorsement campaigns in the Federal (2015, 2019), Manitoba (2016), B.C. (2017) and Ontario (2018) elections;

(2) We run a Parliamentary Internship for the Environment program, now in its third year, which places interns with MPs to support environmental leadership on Parliament Hill and helps prepare young Canadians for careers as environmental champions; and

(3) We work with individuals and community groups across the country to build local civic engagement with elected officials on the environment (this is a new program area for GreenPAC, stemming from 2019’s​ ​100 Debates on the Environment​).

Positions:

Elections and Endorsements Internship

Every Day Advocates Program Internship

Deadline: Wednesday December 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST


THE MOSAIC INSTITUTE

The Mosaic Institute is an award-winning “think and do” tank that brings people, communities, and states together to strengthen pluralism and resolve conflicts.

  • We host dialogues defined by respect.
  • We conduct research that is thoughtful and rigorous.
  • We create spaces for young people to learn, collaborate, and speak.
  • We showcase how people-to-people engagement can be a source for valuable solutions to social challenges at home and abroad.

Position: Research Internship

Deadline: Sunday December 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST


JUMPSTART

Jumpstart - Refugee Talent (@JumpstartCDN) | Twitter

Jumpstart is a refugee led organization and advocacy group that supports refugees through economic empowerment and connects them to meaningful employment opportunities in Canada.

Positions: 

  1. Employment Program Analyst | Deadline extended: Monday December 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Deadline extended: Monday December 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST

 


FALL 2020


JUMPSTART

Jumpstart - Refugee Talent (@JumpstartCDN) | Twitter

Jumpstart is a refugee led organization and advocacy group that supports refugees through economic empowerment and connects them to meaningful employment opportunities in Canada.

Positions: 

  1. Program Development Intern
  2. Knowledge Management Intern

Deadline: August 28, 2020 at 5 PM EDT

 


THE MOSAIC INSTITUTE

The Mosaic Institute is an award-winning “think and do” tank that brings people, communities, and states together to strengthen pluralism and resolve conflicts.

  • We host dialogues defined by respect.
  • We conduct research that is thoughtful and rigorous.
  • We create spaces for young people to learn, collaborate, and speak.
  • We showcase how people-to-people engagement can be a source for valuable solutions to social challenges at home and abroad.

Positions:

Research Intern

Deadline: August 26, 2020


 

The Centre aims to provide its students with practical experience related to peace, conflict, and justice. If you would like to discuss a potential partnership with  your organization , please email the Program Coordinator at pcj.program@utoronto.ca.

 


Trudeau Centre Fellowships in Peace, Conflict and Justice (graduate)

Application Deadline for 2022-2023: March 11, 2022 AT 11:59 PM EST

This Ph.D. Fellowship is for Political Science doctoral students conducting research in areas related to peace, conflict and justice. The recipients of this award become fellows of the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice and participate in its academic life.

Application Requirements: 

Applications for the fellowships must include a précis (maximum 2 pages) of their dissertation project, C.V., and unofficial transcript. Please also indicate your year of study, student number, and list your supervisor(s), if applicable.

Selection will be based on the recommendation of the Director of the Trudeau Centre in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science.

 

Submission Instructions

  • Submit all documents as PDF (no Word documents please)
  • Name each file as Lastname_Firstinitial_attachmentname_awardname.pdf 
    • File name examples:
    • Smith, Jane – Precis.pdf
    • Smith, Jane – CV.pdf
    • Smith, Jane – Transcript.pdf
  • Submit all documents in one email to pcj.program@utoronto.ca.
  • The email subject line must read as Trudeau Centre Fellowship Application – Full name.
    • Example: Trudeau Centre Fellowship Application– Jane Smith

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