Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships in Actuarial Science and Statistics

Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto

NEW!  2017 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

2017 NSERC Awards

2017-2018 USRA NSERC Program Application Guidelines

2017-2018 USRA NSERC Program Application FAQs

Note:  Applications are due on February 27, 2017

Other Undergraduate Opportunities

Below is a list of other opportunities available to students. For most of these programs, a USRA is a pre-requisite. Note that Research Services does not administer these programs.

Eligibility:

USRA in Universities: Only second, third and fourth year full-time, undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Application deadlines are set by the universities so students should make inquiries as early as possible.

USRA in Industry: Only third and fourth year full-time, undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Applications must be received by NSERC at least 3 weeks prior to the scheduled start date of the work term, so students should begin the application process much earlier.

UTEA in Universities: Applicant is registered (at the time of application) as a full-time student in a bachelor’s degree program (and not holding higher degrees) at the University of Toronto. Applicant must obtain, over the previous years of study, a cumulative average of “B+” or higher. Eligibility of Student for a UTEA: Canadian citizen, permanent resident or foreign student with valid student visa for the full summer work term.

Helpful Links:

USRA at universities program information

Industrial USRA program Information

NSERC forms and instructions

NSERC on-line applications

NSERC secure site

Information from the University of Toronto about USRAs

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Laurence E. Coward Scholarship in Actuarial Science ($1,000)

The Laurence E. Coward Scholarship in Actuarial Science is an annual scholarship open to undergraduate students who have completed second year, specializing or majoring in actuarial science in the Department of Statistical Sciences. The successful candidate will be selected based on academic merit, financial need, and and campus/community involvement, preferably in a leadership role. The scholarship award is $1,000 and may be renewed if the student maintains a 3.25 GPA in his/her third year of study. The deadline to apply for this award is usually in March or April and will be announced in class and on Blackboard..

 

The Morneau Shepell Scholarship in Actuarial Science

The Morneau Shepell Scholarship in Actuarial Science is an annual scholarship open to undergraduate students in second year, majoring or specializing in actuarial science in the Department of Statistical Sciences.  The successful candidate will be selected based on academic merit, and demonstrated leadership through participation in activities within the university or the community.  The scholarship award is $2,500 and may be renewed if the student maintains a GPA of 3.25 in his/her third year of study.  To be eligible, students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The deadline to apply for this year’s award is usually in March or April and will be announced in class and on Blackboard.

 

Samuel Beatty In-Course Scholarships

This scholarship is given to any student in second, third or fourth year and taking a Specialist Programme offered by the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or Computer Science. Awards will be given on the basis of academic performance during the previous year and on the basis of need. Deadline is announced in class

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Arthur F. Williams Scholarship in Actuarial Science

  • To the highest ranking second year student in ACT 240H and ACT 247H.

The Dr. James T. Phillips Honour Scholarship in Actuarial Science

  • To a 3rd year student in two ACT courses numbered 300 or higher.

The Bryson Scholarship in Actuarial Science

  • To a 4th year student in the Specialist Program in Actuarial Science.

Samuel Eckler Scholarship in Actuarial Science

  • To a 2nd year student in the Specialist Program in Actuarial Science. To be held for three years.

P.L.J. Ryall Scholarship in Actuarial Science

  • To a 4th year student who is accepted into a program of graduate studies in Actuarial Science or a related area.

Aon-Hewitt Associates Scholarships in Actuarial Science (2 awards) in Actuarial Science

  • One for students entering third year.
  • One for students entering fourth year.

Ontario Conference of Casualty Actuaries Annual Scholarship Program


Teaching Assistantships

There are occasionally positions for teaching assistants which are available to undergraduate students in the Statistics or Actuarial Science Program. Applications are available on the information board outside the Departmental Office (SS 6018). Completed application forms should be handed in at the Departmental Office.


Career Centre

Career Centre Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street (416) 978-8000 www.careers.utoronto.ca

The Career Centre is dedicated to helping students and recent alumni (up to 2 years) map out the career path best suited for them and putting them in touch with work opportunities. A personalized, student-centred web site provides 24-hour access to thousands of part-time, summer, full-time employment and volunteer listings. Students can also sign up online for career development workshops as well as industry focused career panels, resumes critiques, practice interviews and same day counseling. The Centre’s Career Resource Library contains valuable information on career development, further education and employment. Students who have narrowed down their career options can participate in the Extern Program or Career Connections where they shadow or speak with someone working in a career area of interest.

Career Centre Offices are available at UTM (www.utm.utoronto.ca/careers) and UTSc (www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~career).

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