The Lester B. Pearson Scholarship is an international scholarship program offered at the University of Toronto, Canada. This scholarship is aimed at undergraduate students who possess good leadership skills and have demonstrated it within their school and also have an outstanding academic performance.
Students who are creative are not left out of this scholarship. Such students should have impacted in their community or their school through one means of another such as volunteer activities or projects, and also possess the potential ability to give back to their community upon graduation and the world at large.
The University of Toronto is colloquially called UTorontoor U of Tis a public research institution located at Ontario, Canada. Just around Queen’s Park. It was founded and established by the Royal Charter in 1827 but then it was called King’sCollege. That was about 190 years ago.
Back then in the colony of Upper Canada, it was the first tertiary institution. Primarily, the Church of England was in control of the institution until 1850 when it became a secular university. That same 1850, it changed its name to “The University of Toronto”.U of T has two local campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough.
The University of Toronto has about 60,500 students with staff that amounts up to 7,000 people (Academic and Administrative Staff).The school offers various degree programs and their official website is utoronto.ca
All undergraduate courses offered by the University of Toronto are eligible to be studied with this scholarship.
The scholarship application deadline is 18th January 2018. While the deadline for the school nomination is November 30th 2017.
This scholarship is provided by the University of Toronto and will be taken at any of its campuses in Canada.
All international students from around the world are qualified to apply for this student grant. International students who are currently enrolled in Canadian high schools are also eligible to apply.
Available Number of Scholarship Awards
Annually, about 35 people are awarded with the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship.
This student grant covers learning materials, Insurance, tuition & fees, and full living allowance/support. This will be given for a period of four years.
- International student who is nominated by their high school will be invited by the University of Toronto to submit an application for the scholarship.
- Applicant must be an original and creative thinker.
- Applicant ought to be committed to the development of their school and community.
- Demonstrate leadership qualities.
- Student must have graduated not later than June 2017 or be in their final year in high school.
- Student must have the intentions of enrolling for a degree program in this upcoming academic session.
- Students who are already enrolled in any tertiary institution are not eligible to apply for this Lester B. Pearson scholarship.
How to Apply
Interested applicants need to receive nomination by their high school before applying. Any High school that wished to nominate someone should do so via this link – https://www3.adm.utoronto.ca/Pearson/schoolApplication.php
Secondly, students need to apply for admission into the University of Toronto for the 2018 academic year by the stated deadline.
Finally, you can go ahead and fill the Lester B. Pearson scholarship form after being nominated and applying for admission into the institution as described above.