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External scholarship opportunities

Rotman Commerce students are invited and encouraged to research external scholarship opportunities. This page will be updated as new opportunities become available.

Please check this page regularly during the academic year.

Do you enjoy conducting independent research to develop your academic potential as well as participating various global programs to expand your leadership abilities? If so, apply to become a 2024 Laidlaw Scholar! The Laidlaw Scholars Program provides 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students with funding to pursue research in any area of interest at U of T, or anywhere in the world. It aims to develop a new generation of leaders who are skilled researchers, and believe it is a moral imperative to lead with integrity.

This year’s application will open on October 10th 2023 and close on January 29th 2024, 9AM EST.

Information Sessions are offered online and you may choose the best date and time that works for you. UTSG students can register with the link below.

  • Thursday October 26th 2023, 4PM-5PM EST. Please register here.
  • Wednesday November 1st 2023, 12PM-1PM EST. Please register here.

If you would like to see some of the previous work conducted by scholars in the program, attend our 2023 Laidlaw Symposium on Nov. 10th from 3-6PM online. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the Laidlaw Leadership and Research Program as well as hearing the 2023 Scholars’ Research Presentation should you are interested in becoming part of the 2024 Laidlaw Scholar cohort. St. George students are welcome to register here.

For more information about the Laidlaw Program or to know more about eligibility requirements, please visit this website. If you have any questions related to the Laidlaw Program, please email

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