LOT Awards 2021

The objective of these Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Awards is to recognize students in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry who have shown the potential to become outstanding leaders. This potential may be demonstrated in a number of ways, including participation in student councils or clubs, community organizations, cultural groups, or athletics. Applicants should enumerate their service to others through volunteering or community work. Recipients should have the ability to inspire others to action and to excellence.

In 2021, the following LOT Awards are available to full-time students in Chemical Engineering. The approximate value of each award is given below.

  • Students in Second Year - The Professor James W. Smith Leaders of Tomorrow Award ($5,023.24)
  • Students in Second Year - The Class of 8T2 Emerging Leaders Award in Chemical Engineering ($5,000)
  • Students in Third Year - The Class of 5T9 Leaders of Tomorrow Award ($7,901.52)
  • Students in Fourth Year - The Troost Family Leaders of Tomorrow Award ($6,798.53)
  • Students in Third or Fourth year - The ERCO Worldwide Leaders of Tomorrow Award ($6,341.90)
  • Students in MASc or PhD Studies - The Professor Douglas Reeve Leaders of Tomorrow Award ($6,419.28)

The following documents must be submitted by applicants:

Undergraduate Students

1. An updated copy of your “Online Engineering Portfolio” (Applicants should pay special attention to the sections: “Leadership Information” and “Personal Statement.”). Please submit your e-portfolio as a PDF with your application.

Note: PEY Co-op students are not eligible to apply.

Graduate Students

1A. A cover letter providing information about the candidate’s: i) perspectives on leadership and the status of their personal leadership development; ii) plans for future studies and career; and iii) life goals. (This letter should not repeat the content of Item 1B and must not exceed two pages double-spaced.)

1B. A resume including activities (education, employment, offices held, athletics, arts and community involvement) and honours and awards.

For all Applicants

2. Transcripts (unofficial is fine) of post-secondary grades. For University of Toronto transcripts, please submit your ROSI online transcript.

3. One letter of reference from a University of Toronto teaching staff (TAs included).

4. One letter of reference from a University of Toronto administrative staff, student club leader or a personal reference from outside of the University of Toronto who has witnessed your leadership.

Awardees will be announced in April 2021.

Submission Deadline & Details

Both undergraduate and graduate student applications are to be submitted by email to Amanda Hacio (amanda.hacio@utoronto.ca), External Relations, by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

NOTE: Submit all documents, including reference letters, in PDF format with your name and the award you are applying for clearly labeled (ex: AHacio_8T2 Emerging Leader Award). Please indicate in your email if you would like to be considered for more than one award.