Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto is intended to recognize international students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school.

A special emphasis is placed on the impact the student has had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community. Awarded annually, these scholarships recognize outstanding students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools.

This is U of T’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship for international students. Each year approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.

Full Eligibility Requirements: 

An international student nominated by their school will be invited to submit an application to the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship program.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • an international student
  • an original and creative thinker
  • committed to school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • have demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • currently in their final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2017
  • intending to begin university in the upcoming academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered)
Award type:
Level of Study:
Academic Year: 
2018-2019
Value/Amount: 
The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto.

Availability:
International Students

How to Apply: 

To apply, you’ll need to:

Selection Procedure: On the basis of application/eligibility criteria, approximately 37 Lester B. Pearson Scholars at the University of Toronto will be chosen annually. These scholarships are tenable only at the University of Toronto.

Deadline to Apply
School Nomination deadline: November 30th, 2017; Student Application deadline: January 15th, 2018.

For more Scholarships, go to studentinfoportal.com/scholarships

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