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Application-based scholarships and awards

This page outlines the application-based scholarships and awards that are administered directly by Rotman Commerce. Please carefully review the eligibility information and application instructions for the scholarship competitions below.

There are currently no scholarships available. Please check below for opportunities available in the 2022-23 academic year.

The below scholarships are not currently available for application. Please check back in Fall 2022.

Rahul (Bobby) Hundal passed away in 2006 at the age of 25 after a nearly year-long battle with leukemia. This award was established by Bobby’s family and friends as a lasting legacy in his memory. The scholarship is a fitting tribute to Bobby’s life and celebrates his entrepreneurial spirit and innovation.
Value: Approximately $1,150

Eligibility:
• To be awarded to a third or fourth year full-time student in Rotman Commerce who has demonstrated an interest in entrepreneurship.

• Minimum CGPA of 3.0 is required.

Value: $1000

Eligibility:
• To be awarded to a full-time domestic student who self-identifies as Black and/or Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit of Metis) in second, third or fourth year in any Rotman Commerce specialist program on the basis of academic merit.
• Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

Value: Approximately $950

Eligibility:
• Awarded to a third year domestic Rotman Commerce student who demonstrates excellence in both academics and extra-curricular involvement.
• Applicants must be in financial need and have achieved a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

Value: Approximately $900

Eligibility:
• Awarded to students enrolled in one of the Rotman Commerce Specialist programs who have demonstrated resiliency in the face of adversity.

• This award is open to all students regardless of program/legal status, e.g. full-time, part-time, domestic, international, who are currently registered in second, third or fourth year in a Rotman Commerce program.

• A minimum AGPA of 3.0 is required.

The RPIA ACE Scholarship awards $5,000 CAD/year for a non-renewable expendable scholarship for an upper-year student in the Rotman Commerce Program who self-identifies as either Black or Indigenous to Canada and maintains good academic standing. Although not required, preference is given to students with an interest and/or completed coursework in Finance.

The aim with this scholarship is to have a strong impact on a student’s life as they launch into their career. Conversations with the university revealed the increased tuition for upper-year students and the university’s desire to improve support for Black and Indigenous students in the program. The result was the RPIA ACE Scholarship, which RPIA hopes will help bridge the existing gaps and help a new student every year. In addition to financial support, RPIA hopes to include every year’s recipient in the firm’s internal Mentorship Program, where they can learn from industry leaders and gain valuable insights and advice for their career growth.

Value: $5,000

ABOUT THE RPIA ACE PROGRAM

The RPIA ACE Program stands for Academic & Community Empowerment and aims to provide a wealth of opportunities to disenfranchised groups through academic or community-driven initiatives. The program will focus on nurturing the next generation of leaders in Canada through a variety of programs, including scholarships, internships, mentorship, and financial literacy. RPIA is committed to empowering and nurturing the unlimited potential in their community.

ABOUT RPIA

RPIA is a Toronto-based asset management firm that provides fixed income solutions, managing over $6 billion for a broad range of Canadian investors, from private clients to institutions. Learn more about RPIA: www.rpia.ca

Value: Approximately $1,750

Eligibility:
• To be awarded to a third year domestic Rotman Commerce Accounting student who will be pursuing the CPA designation and who has demonstrated financial need and academic achievement.

• Preference will be given to a student who is registered at St. Michael’s College.

Value: $5,000

Eligibility:
• Full-time Rotman Commerce students in their 4th year of study with a minimum CGPA of 3.3.

• The award recipient will be selected on the basis of academic merit. Special consideration will be given to community engagement and an interest in Private Equity.

Value: Approximately $900

Eligibility:
• Awarded to a full-time domestic Rotman Commerce student entering second or third year who has demonstrated resiliency in the face of adversity.

• A minimum AGPA of 3.5 is required.

Before submitting an application, students are strongly encouraged to engage with the following resources:
Consult the Rotman Commerce resumé and cover letter guides.
• Attend a resumé or cover letter workshop offered through Career Services (sign in through RC Portal).
• Have your application reviewed by a career educator and coach.

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