Higher Education Endowments
Since 1921 the Society has been helping students achieve their career goals through higher education endowments at universities and colleges in Toronto.
The Society’s educational endowments provide bursaries to undergraduate, graduate, and international exchange students studying in various fields, including British history, physical education, nursing, and philosophy.
University of Toronto
The St. George's Society of Toronto Endowment Fund is for undergraduate or graduate students of the university with demonstrated financial need.
There is a $1 million endowment for students enrolled in eight federated colleges and divisions (Varsity Blues), and a $200,000 endowment specifically for students in the Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing).
“We are so grateful to the St George's Society Toronto for their financial support of our Varsity Blues student-athletes,” said Beth Ali, Executive Director of Athletics & Physical Activity. “The St. George's Society Toronto is committed to helping our student-athletes, like Femi, achieve their goals in both academics and athletics. Thank you for creating a legacy and for setting the foundation for the future success of our Varsity Blues student-athletes.”
The St. George's Society of Toronto Endowment for Graduate Student Award is a $720,000 endowment for research in British culture (ie. English language and literature, history, art, science, social and political science, geography, environment).
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in British Studies, Nursing, and Health Sciences, as well as exchange students from the United Kingdom, have benefitted from this endowment over the years.
Click here to learn the stories of 6 York University recipients of the endowment: Maybelle Leung, Johanna Lewis, Marlee Couling, Jennifer Carmichael, Virginia Grimaldi, and Matthew Dunleavy.
The St. George’s Society of Toronto Bursary in Art & Design in honour of Rosalie Sharp, is a $320,000 endowment for exchange students from the United Kingdom, graduate students and mature students.
Click here to learn the stories of 6 OCAD recipients of the bursary: Ali Milad, Carley MacAdam-Thompson, Jale Gonulkapan Suder, Sandra El-Beyrouti, Stephanie Kwan, and Taekyom Kim.
The St. George's Society of Toronto Endowment Fund is a $260,000 endowment In honour of former Ontario Premier, Bill Davis, for students entering the Masters’ program in Public Policy and Administration.
Click here to learn the stories of 5 Ryerson University recipients of the endowment: Maria Rodriguez, Glyn Narca, Natassja Bilinski, Chante Barnwell, and Lucas Meilach-Boston.
Ryerson Venture Zone
More recently, the Society has become the Founder Member of the Ryerson Venture Zone RVZ Entrepreneur Fund, which provides training, mentorship, space, and purpose-built programming to support new Canadians and visible minorities in Brampton and the GTA as they build their new ventures.
Click here to learn more on how entrepreneurs Sundar Manku and Zain Quraishi, Founders of MedaKi Pharma Inc., have been able to leverage this program.