Black Graduate Student Excellence Bursary

We thank all 2020/21 applicants to the Black Graduate Students Excellence Bursary (BGSEB). This year’s bursary cycle is now closed and the 15 successful applicants have been notified. If you are a graduate student requiring financial assistance, please visit the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) financial support page at https://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/awards-category/financial-assistance/ / 

The Black Graduate Student Excellence Bursary was created by the UTGSU in partnership with the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies (SGS) to provide financial support to help improve fair and equitable access to educational opportunities for Black students commencing graduate studies at the University of Toronto. It recognizes that talent and excellence thrive in Black communities and that providing fair and equitable access to educational opportunities acknowledges the creativity, leadership capacity and gifted nature of Black students.

Up to 15 $2,000 need-based bursaries are awarded annually and serve to provide added financial support to help offset the costs associated with academic endeavours in the first year of study. The bursary will be offered and held by students in addition to any other financial aid or graduate funding they may receive (OSAP, major awards, or graduate funding).

The application deadline for the Black Graduate Student Excellence Bursary has passed and the UTGSU is not currently accepting applications for this bursary.

If you require accessibility accommodations or have any questions related to the Black Graduate Student Excellence Bursary (BGSEB) please email bgsebinfo@utgsu.ca.