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Hello,

I was wondering if there are any merit based scholarships that first year law students at UOFT can apply for. My dad asked me to look into this since UOFT is official choice.

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On 3/27/2020 at 6:48 AM, CapricornAKG said:

Hello,

I was wondering if there are any merit based scholarships that first year law students at UOFT can apply for. My dad asked me to look into this since UOFT is official choice.

They have a very small number of merit-based awards, but most of the awards are needs-based and none of them require a separate application.

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8 hours ago, PolPhil said:

They have a very small number of merit-based awards, but most of the awards are needs-based and none of them require a separate application.

Which are merit based awards?

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after having attended all the faculty council meetings for several years. . . there are no merit-based scholarships. there are ONLY bursaries. 

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29 minutes ago, katurian said:

after having attended all the faculty council meetings for several years. . . there are no merit-based scholarships. there are ONLY bursaries. 

And if there is a merit based scholarship this would be news to me. 

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2 hours ago, PolPhil said:

seems like to me every mention of merit is paired with financial need??? what's your point?? those are all bursary based and then they match the recipients to the actual prize. that's how it works in practice so donors can say AHA I helped this student who meets XYZ criteria even though the money they donate goes into the general pool of bursary funds

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Just now, katurian said:

seems like to me every mention of merit is paired with financial need??? what's your point?? those are all bursary based and then they match the recipients to the actual prize. that's how it works in practice so donors can say AHA I helped this student who meets XYZ criteria even though the money they donate goes into the general pool of bursary funds

so if anything you exactly back up my point. thank you. 

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2 hours ago, katurian said:

seems like to me every mention of merit is paired with financial need??? what's your point?? those are all bursary based and then they match the recipients to the actual prize. that's how it works in practice so donors can say AHA I helped this student who meets XYZ criteria even though the money they donate goes into the general pool of bursary funds

Literally the third one on the list is not need-based...

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1 hour ago, PolPhil said:

Literally the third one on the list is not need-based...

Ah I see. I am still 99% certain that it is a bursary based on having attended faculty council meetings where such awards are discussed and approved... 

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I'm not sure how you'd begin to figure out merit-based scholarships at U of T given the fact that the majority of students come in with excellent stats.

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7 hours ago, katurian said:

Ah I see. I am still 99% certain that it is a bursary based on having attended faculty council meetings where such awards are discussed and approved... 

Perhaps!

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