About the award

Estimated at $2,500.

To a third- or fourth-year Journalism or Radio and Television Arts student with an interest in a television career, and who is a member of an Aboriginal or visible minority community, or with a disability.

In 2001, the Weather Network approached Ryerson with the desire to establish a scholarship supporting cultural diversity among young television professionals.

Alternating each year between the schools of Journalism and Radio and Television Arts, this award recognizes the achievement of broadcasting students.


To qualify, a student must:

  • be officially registered in the third or fourth year of the Journalism degree program or the Radio and Television Arts degree program, Television major only.
  • have a grade point average of 2.75 or better, clear academic standing and a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in television.
  • In the case of a student with disability, you must be registered with the Ryerson Access Centre, or be willing to registered before the awarding of the scholarship.

Application package

A one-page letter discussing the contribution you believe you can make to the television industry. Please include your name, year of study, student number and CPGA in the letter’s header.

Past Winners

2012    Trinh Theresa Do

2010    Brian Vinh Tien Trinh