Master of Arts in Child Study and Education
Funding Options and Awards
The OISE Graduate Student Funding website contains information about scholarship opportunities, grad student jobs and other financial assistance options:
There are awards, scholarships and jobs for registered students available through the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study as well. Application details will be communicated to CSE students each fall and winter.
Scholarship application and job opportunities for prospective students are cited on the Preparing to Apply page - Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), CGS Master's/SSHRC, Graduate Assistantships. Deadlines typically range from fall to early winter.
Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study - Application Awards:
(registered students must apply to be considered)
James Fair BursarY
This bursary was established by the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study in memory of Dr. James Fair who was associated with the Institute from 1970 to 1989. A bursary will be awarded to a student in the CSE program with demonstrated financial need and the skills to perform a service benefiting children in the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute Laboratory School. This award is available for students entering their 2nd year of study. Applications are typically made available in winter.
Margaret Kidd CONFERENCE FUNDING
Small grants are provided to assist CSE students in attending conferences that will enrich their professional education. Preference will be given to applications related to the early years. The fund was established to recognize Margaret Kidd's lifetime of professional achievement in this area. Awards are based on the student's record, the relevance of the proposed conference to the education and care of young children, and plans to 'report back' on the conference to the Jackman ICS community. Preference is given to students in the second year of the program. Applications are normally made available in the fall and winter terms. Students are welcome to apply at any point during the year.
Robert Seth Kingsley Graduate Student Fellowships
This award was established in memory of Robert Seth Kingsley who was a student in the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School. It is granted to one or two students in the MA program in Child Study and Education. Awards will be made on the basis of financial need potential for excellence and leadership in special education, demonstrated by an ability to integrate scholarship and practice. Two letters of reference are required to support the application. Applications are available in the winter. Award recipient announcements will be made at the CSE MA Graduation Reception at Jackman ICS in June.
Joy Penner FUNDING
This bursary is awarded on the basis of financial need in an emergency situation. Decisions regarding this award are made by the Jackman ICS Awards Committee. Applications are usually made available in the fall and winter terms.
Child Study Bursary
The Child Study Bursary is to be awarded on the basis of financial need to students in the Child Study and Education MA program. Application information is typically made available in the fall and winter terms.
FRANCES RICHARDS FUNDING
The Frances Richards Award is awarded to MACSE students with demonstrated financial need facing emotional challenges. Applications are generally made available in the fall and winter terms.
Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study - Nomination Awards:
(faculty/staff nominations determine award winners)
Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards (uNIVERSITY OF TORONTO AWARD)
The Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards were established in 1994 by the University of Toronto Alumni Association and the Division of University Advancement in order to recognize students who have made outstanding extra-curricular contributions to their college, faculty or school, or to the university as a whole. This award is administered through the University of Toronto, with some nominations solicited through the Jackman ICS Awards Committee. Each year, the Awards Committee receives notification from the university and collects nominations from Jackman ICS faculty and lab school administration. Selected nominees will then be asked to submit documentation for award consideration. Recipients are presented with the Cressy Award at a ceremony, normally in the winter.
dr. william e Blatz Awards
In memory of the Jackman ICS Founding Director, Dr. William E. Blatz, one or more awards are given in recognition of students who demonstrate both academic strength and contribution to the Jackman ICS community. Recipients are chosen from among the Leighton McCarthy nomination pool. The Jackman ICS Awards Committee nominations in the spring.
Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Research Award
One or more awards will be given out to year-two students who have demonstrated excellence in research. There will be a call for nominations from departmental faculty in the spring.
Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Practice Teaching Award
These awards will be given out to year-two students who have demonstrated excellence in teaching practice. There will be a call for nominations from mentor teachers via Practicum Coordinators in the winter/spring.
Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study PREVENTION OF Child Abuse Award
One award will be given out to a student who has demonstrated outstanding research or practice in child abuse prevention. There will be a call for nominations in the winter/spring from faculty and staff familiar with student work in this area.
Leighton McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Fund
This award was established in 1977 by the Hope Foundation in memory of Mr. Leighton McCarthy, a former governor of the University of Toronto who gave his residence at 45 Walmer Road to the university. This residence is now the home of the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study. The award is granted annually to one or two second-year students in the Master of Arts in Child Study and Education program. Selection is made on the basis of scholastic excellence and contribution to the life of the Jackman Institute. Financial need may also be considered. Award recipient announcements will be made at the MA CSE Graduation Reception at Jackman ICS in June.
Robert Seth Kingsley Entrance Award, MA in Child Study & Education
This award was established in memory of Robert Seth Kingsley who was a student in the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School. It is awarded to one or two outstanding applicants to the MA program in Child Study & Education. Consideration for this award will be based on financial need, as well as evidence of a strong interest in special education in applicant letters of intent.
OISE and other external organizations also have funds available to students with financial need. Click here for details.
University of Toronto's School of Graduate Studies lists financial aid options here.
Ontario Student Opportunity Grant (FORMERLY Loan Forgiveness)
- Please refer to the OSAP website for more information. Click on OSAP Grants & Loans, then S on the A-Z List of Aid: http://osap.gov.on.ca/
OISE Office of the Registrar and Student Services (ORSS)
*source of assistance with financial matters for registered students
General Inquiries: 416-978-4300