Social Development Studies (SDS) Equity and Diversity Scholarship

Value: 2 scholarships valued up to $6000
Application: Individual

$3000 scholarship awarded in the student’s first year and $1000 in upper-years.
The Scholarship and Awards Committee will renew this award annually provided that the recipient is making satisfactory academic progress in their full-time program.

While studying Social Development Studies at Renison University College, students explore how human interactions are influenced by individual, collective, and structural forces including mental health, social relationships, economic conditions, education and politics, and movements for social justice and social change. The ultimate aim of those who engage in Social Development Studies is to help people, communities, and nations flourish.
Renison University College values diversity and equity in our student body, and has designed this scholarship to address historical and contemporary injustices that have created barriers to higher education for members of marginalized groups (with priority going to self-identified Indigenous students; Black students; students of colour; LGBTQ+, queer, trans*, and/or Two-Spirit students; and students with disabilities).

Deadline: May 3, 2024
Recipients will be contacted by May 31, 2024

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Student must have applied to full-time studies at Renison University College for Fall 2024 in Social Development Studies or the Honours Arts or Honours Arts and Business program, with Social Development Studies as a subject of major interest
  2. Priority will be given to students from marginalized communities, as described above, who have experienced barriers to higher education
  3. Some consideration will be given to demonstrated financial need