Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund (OSOTF) awards were established in the late 1990's during a period of fund matching from both the university and the government of Ontario. Ontario Trust Student Support (OTSS) awards were established in 2005 building on the OSOTF program, where the Province of Ontario matches dollar-for-dollar all cash donations to establish permanent endowed awards. Although the matching programs have ended, the University continues to offer awards each year from the income generated from these endowments to domestic students who are residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.
To learn more about how to apply and deadlines for OSOTF, OTSS and endowed awards that are administered through your graduate unit, please consult with your department. Departmental awards can be "partly OSOTF", where additional donations were made during the matching period, creating an OSOTF portion of the award to supplement the already existing, non-OSOTF fund.
All departmental awards are listed in the SGS calendar and award conditions vary. Academic merit and financial need may be considered. Each graduate unit should have a list of the departmental awards available to you.