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Laidlaw Scholars Office Hours

Jan 18, 2024 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Registration Deadline: Jan 18, 2024 09:00 AM

The Laidlaw Scholars Undergraduate Leadership and Research Programme, also known as the Laidlaw Scholars Program, provides students with funding to pursue research in any area of interest at U of T, or anywhere in the world. It aims to develop a new generation of leaders who are skilled researchers, and believe it is a moral imperative to lead with integrity. The program invests in talented and motivated undergraduate students, giving them the knowledge, skills, and experience to become active global citizens and future leaders. To date, more than one thousand passionate change-makers have completed the program all over the world. 

The Scholarship Program funds up to 25 academically strong and motivated undergraduate students per cycle and provides 16 months of programming that begins in the winter term of your first scholarship award year and ends in the fall term of your second scholarship award year. During the two summers of the program students have an opportunity to focus on Independent Research and Leadership-in-Action (LiA) components of the program.
The Leadership component of the program has been significantly developed, and scholars now receive bespoke leadership training both during the semesters leading up to, as well as during the months of their summer research. Please note that it is also expected that all students have one global/overseas experience at some stage during the program.