Call for applications: LOT Awards

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 2017, 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 ($4644)
  • 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 ($7007)
  • Students in Fourth Year – The Troost Family Leaders of Tomorrow Award ($6284)
  • Students in Third and Fourth year – The ERCO Worldwide Leaders of Tomorrow Award ($5862)
  • Students in MASc or PhD Studies – The Professor Douglas Reeve Leaders of Tomorrow Award ($5,968)

Undergraduate applications are to be submitted to the Assistant Registrar, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Galbraith Building Room 157 before 2:00 pm on Friday, March 3. Note: students on PEY are not eligible to apply.

Graduate applications are to be submitted to Jennifer Hsu, External Relations, Wallberg Building Room 218 before 2:00 pm on Friday, March 3.

The following documents must be submitted by applicants:

Undergraduate students

  • A printout of a recently updated “Online Engineering Portfolio” (Applicants should pay special attention to the sections: “Leadership Information” and “Personal Statement.”)

Graduate students

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

For all applicants

  • Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) of post-secondary grades.
  • One letter of reference from a University of Toronto member of the teaching staff.
  • One letter of reference from outside the University of Toronto.

Short-listed candidates will be asked to attend an interview with a Selection Committee. The date for the undergraduate interviews has been scheduled for Friday, March 17 with all interviews taking place in the afternoon. Graduate interviews will be scheduled during the week of March 13 (date TBD). Awardees will be announced at the 32nd Annual ChemE Dinner on Friday, April 7.

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