Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program

Sugandhi Sood Sugandhi Sood
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The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program is offered by the University of Toronto to its international students in recognition of their academic performance, achievements, and creativity. The scholarship is awarded to incoming undergraduate students of the University of Toronto.

  • Every year, the university selects 37 Lester B. Pearson International Scholars.
  • Recipients will be notified regarding the award by the end of April 2020.
  • Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program is applicable for all the UToronto UG programs.
  • Applications must be made by the schools only.
    • Each school can nominate only one student per year.
  • Selections are majorly based on the academic scores, references, and SOP submitted by the applicants.
  • Preference will be given to the applicants who show leadership qualities at their school.

For international students, Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program is one of the most prestigious and competitive scholarships awarded by the U of T. It will cover the cost of attendance and cost of living in Canada including other expenses like books, incidental fees, and others.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based, College-Specific, Full-Ride-Scholarships
Offered byInstitution
OrganizationUniversity of Toronto
Application DeadlinePassed
No. of Scholarships37
AmountVariable
Renewabilityno
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://future.utoronto.ca/scholarships/lester-b-pearson-international-scholarship-program/

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program, applicants must first obtain admissions at the University of Toronto.

Only students who are freshmen and applying to UG programs at the university will be eligible for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program. Along with this, applicants must fulfill certain eligibility criteria listed below:

  • An international student (i.e. a non-Canadian) with a student visa to study in Canada
  • Display a certain level of originality of thoughts and creativity in school and community
  • Academic achievements and participation in creative pursuits
  • Display enthusiasm towards learning and acquisition of new skills
  • Demonstration of leadership qualities
  • In the final year of higher secondary school at the time of application OR 
    • Graduated not before June 2019
  • Intend to begin the chosen UG program at the university in September 2020

Students NOT Eligible for Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program:

  • Studying post-secondary education in Canada.
  • Commencing post-secondary education, in January 2020, at another university in Canada.

Application Process

Students, who meet the eligibility criteria, have to complete the application process for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program. Prospective candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps to apply for the scholarship provided by the University of Toronto:

  1. Nomination: Get nominated by your school for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the U of T.
    • Some schools are not verified by the university, so they must submit an application for participating in the scholarship program.
  2. Admission Application Form: Submit an application for admission at the UToronto to begin studying in the year 2020.
    • Only applications completed before the deadline will be considered.
  3. Completion of Scholarship Application: After submitting the application for admission at the U of T and receiving a nomination from the scholarship, you must complete your Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program application.

The important deadlines by which each step of the application process must be complete have been mentioned in the table below:

ParticularsDeadline
School nominationNovember 29, 2019
Submission of admission applicationDecember 13, 2019
Submission of scholarship applicationJanuary 15, 2020

Selection Process

Approximately 37 incoming students of the UToronto UG program are awarded under Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program. Recipients are majorly selected based on the:

  • Scholarship application
  • High school nomination
  • Fulfillment of eligibility criteria

 Any scholarships awarded will be valid and acceptable only at the University of Toronto.

Note: If students apply for more than one program and get admission to all of them then, the scholarship will be applicable only for the first choice of program and not the subsequent ones.


Grant Details

Students who have applied for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program can expect to get a reply regarding the University’s decision by the end of April 2020. The grant details of the scholarship have been presented in a tabular form below:

Study-LevelUndergraduate
Eligible CandidatesInternational students across the world
Number of Scholarships37
Study-Length4 years
Scholarship AwardTuition fees
Award DistributedAnnually

This scholarship is awarded in the name of the father of modern peacekeeping i.e. Lester B. Pearson. He was one of the greatest prime ministers of Canada and only Canadian to win a Nobel Prize for peace.

The scholarship targets to reduce the financial pressure of the students who have leadership qualities and can contribute in various fields of development. The University of Toronto can be one of the best options for the students to study in Canada as it is one of the best Canadian universities for higher studies

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