Zakaria Family Scholars and Students at Risk Award

  • Bachelor
  • $10,000

The Zakaria Family Scholars and Students at Risk Award will be awarded to refugee students on admission to the University of Toronto as part of the Scholars and Students at Risk Award Program.

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  • Preference will be given to a Syrian Refugee.
  • A student who is, or has been within the last 5 years, an asylum/refugee seeker anywhere in the world (regardless of status in Canada); OR whose current or proposed program of study has been impacted by changing political environments in their country of current or future study, including changes in immigration law; or
  • A registered full-time student or a newly admitted student, or a student that has accepted an offer of admission as a transfer student to an undergraduate program on a full-time basis at the University of Toronto for the upcoming academic year, or
  • A student studying on a temporary basis (e.g. exchange) at the University of Toronto during a time of conflict or political turmoil in the country in which they are registered. These students would have special registration status.
  • A student that can demonstrate financial need.

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The scholarship offers a $10,000 amount, to help you with your studies


Applicants will be informed of the award decisions by email. This is usually within a month or two after the application deadline.

Award recipients will receive an award letter by email. The award letter will include information on the award payment and should be kept for future reference.