Ryerson Athletic Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate student-athletes registered at Ryerson University who participate on the eight (8) U SPORTS level programs (Men's and Women's Basketball, Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball). Ryerson Athletics follows U SPORTS and OUA regulations for awarding athletic scholarships. All Athletic Scholarships are for a period of one year. The minimum amount of Athletic Scholarship to be awarded is $500, while the maximum is $4500.
Student-athletes are nominated for scholarships by their coach. It is the coach's discretion to nominate student-athletes based on factors such, but not limited to, athletic merit, team leadership and team scholarship fund availability
Per U SPORTS and OUA Rules
OUA AFA Policy: 6.5.1 Restrictions on Receipt of Athletic Financial Awards
6.5.3 Entering Student Restrictions
126.96.36.199 In order to qualify for an AFA, an Entering Student must:
I) have a minimum entering grade average of 80%, or the equivalent G.P.A., on those courses used to determine his/her university admission, and,
ii) be listed on the Eligibility Certificate and eligible to participate in at least one OUA conference competition on behalf of their school (or non-conference competition if there is no formal conference schedule for that sport at that school);
6.5.4 Non-Entering Student Restrictions (for individuals who have previously qualified for an AFA at the school they are attending)
188.8.131.52 In order to qualify for an AFA, an Non-Entering Student must:
i) have satisfied OUA Academic Standing Requirements to remain eligible for OUA competitions during the last academic year he/she was listed on an Eligibility Certificate of the awarding school, and OUA AFA Policy Page 4
ii) have attained a minimum 70%, or the equivalent G.P.A., on all registered course work within the last academic year he/she was listed on an Eligibility Certificate of the awarding school, and iii) be listed on the Eligibility Certificate and be (have been) eligible to participate in at least one OUA conference competition (or non-conference competition if there is no formal conference schedule for that sport at that school) on behalf of their school in the academic year he/she is receiving the AFA.
Athletic scholarship will be dispersed in two equal instalments during the academic year.
U SPORTS Policies and Procedures – Athletic Financial Awards
Athletic scholarships: CIS schools provided $16M to student-athletes in 2013-14
Ryerson Athletics Elite Athlete Fund (EAF)
The Elite Athlete Fund was established by the Department of Athletics to assist elite student-athletes that attend Ryerson University in their pursuit for excellence through competition in an OUA and U SPORTS sport, specifically those sports not currently offered through Ryerson University, Department of Athletics. Additionally, the award can be awarded to OUA student-athletes who have achieved a significant level within their sport, for instance provincial ranked or nationally carded.
For more information please visit the EAF Application information.
Inquires related to Athletic Scholarships should be directed to the individual team coaches or Director of Development, James Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional awards visit Ryerson's Scholarships & Awards for more information.