The University of Toronto‘s Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships offer exceptional international students the chance of a lifetime to attend one of the top universities in the world while living in one of the most diverse cities in the world.
The scholarship program’s goal is to honor kids that excel in their academics, are exceptionally creative, and are regarded as school leaders. Particular attention is paid to the student’s impact on their school and community, as well as their future potential to make a positive difference in the world.
These scholarships, which are given out each year, honor deserving students from all around the world, including those from other countries who are enrolled in high schools in Canada. This is the most prestigious and demanding scholarship available to international students at U of T.
The four-year duration of the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships includes full housing support, books, incidentals, and tuition. Only first-year undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto are eligible for the award. A total of 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars each year.
Background of the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship
The Lester B. Pearson international scholarships at the University of Toronto offer exceptional international students a chance like no other to study at one of the top universities in the world in a city known for its diversity.
The scholarship program’s goal is to honor kids that excel in their academics, are exceptionally creative, and are regarded as school leaders. The student’s influence on their school and community as well as their future potential to make a beneficial contribution to the world community are given specific consideration.
These scholarships, which are given out each year, honor deserving students from all around the world, including those from other countries who are enrolled in high schools in Canada. This is the most prestigious and difficult scholarship for international students at the University of Toronto.
Basics of the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship
- Type of Program: Undergraduate
- Organization in Charge: Lester B. Pearson Scholarship
- Country of study: Canada
- School of study: University of Toronto
- Course of study: Not specified
- Gender: Men and Women
- Application Deadline: January 16, 2023.
Benefits of the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship
1. The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will pay for tuition, books, and other small costs for four years, as well as cover the full cost of housing.
2. The scholarship is exclusively valid for first-entry undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto. There will be about 37 Lester B. Pearson Scholars per year.
Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship
If you meet the following requirements, you may apply for the Pearson International Scholarship:
1. An international student, that is, a non-Canadian who needs a study permit;
2. A student who is in their last year of secondary school or who will graduate no earlier than June 2022;
3. Starting in September 2023 to study at the University of Toronto (students who are already in college can’t be considered, nor can students who start college at another school in January 2023).
Necessary Documents for the Application
1. The deadline for school nominations is November 30, 2022.
2. December 14, 2022, is the deadline for student OUAC applications. (Please note that this is the last day to apply through the OUAC; it is advised that you apply for admission through the OUAC before November 7, 2022, as popular programs may close early and spots in them fill up rapidly.)
3. January 16, 2023 is the deadline for scholarship applications for students.
You need to apply to the University of Toronto for undergraduate study and receive a nomination from your institution in order to be considered for the Pearson Scholars program. Concerning nominations, inquire with your school’s guidance counselor.
Once you’ve been nominated and applied to the University of Toronto, you’ll receive a personalized, secure link to the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship application.
Students who have excelled in their academics and creative endeavors, who are recognized as leaders in their schools, and who have the potential to make a positive impact on society at large are considered to be Pearson Scholars.
They stand out from other students who may have done as well in school because of their wide range of interests, intellectual passion, and impact on their school and community.
By way of summary and in order to apply, you must:
1. Get a nomination from your college or university. High schools that haven’t been contacted or checked out yet are welcome to fill out an application here to be a part of our program.
2. Submit your application for admission to the University of Toronto (external link) by the required dates if you want to start your studies there in 2023. (external link). Please be aware that you will be given the Pearson Scholarship consideration for your first choice of U of T program. The Pearson Scholarship, if granted to you, would be limited to your first choice of program at U of T at the time our scholarship decisions are announced. You may apply to many programs and be admitted to them all.
3. You can apply for the Lester B. Pearson Scholarship online after we’ve received your nomination and you’ve applied to the university.
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