Lester B.Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto, Canada

August 22nd, 2019 Posted in Scholarship news

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto is intended to recognize international students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school. A special emphasis is placed on the impact the student has had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.   Awarded annually, these scholarships recognize outstanding students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools. This is U of T’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship for international students.  Each year approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.

Types of Program

Undergraduate Programs


  1. an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit)
  2. an original and creative thinker committed to school and community
  3. a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  4. enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  5. have demonstrated strong leadership skills
  6. currently in their final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2019
  7. intending to begin university in the upcoming academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2020 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)

Scholarship Coverage

*** The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto.

Application Time-frame

Application Opening: Ongoing

Application Deadlines:

  1. School nomination deadline: November 29, 2019
  2. Student OUAC application deadline: December 13, 2019
  3. Student scholarship application deadline: January 15, 2020

Please see the following links for detailed information. 



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