Applications are Open for The Leaders of Tomorrow Awards

The objective of these Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Awards is to recognize students in Chemical Engineering and 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 2014 five 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 ($4600)
  • Students in Third Year – The Class of 5T9 Leaders of Tomorrow Award ($6400)
  • Students in Third or Fourth Year – The ERCO Worldwide Leaders of Tomorrow Award ($5800)
  • Students in Fourth Year – The Troost Family Leaders of Tomorrow Award ($6300)
  • Students in MASc or PhD Studies – The Professor Douglas Reeve Leaders of Tomorrow Award ($3500)

Applications are to be submitted to the Assistant Registrar, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Galbraith Building Room 153 before 2:00 pm on March 3, 2014. Note: students on PEY are not eligible to apply.

The following documents must be submitted by applicants:


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


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.


2. Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) of post-secondary grades.

3. One letter of reference from a University of Toronto member of the teaching staff.

4. One letter of reference from outside the University of Toronto.

Short-listed candidates will be asked to attend an interview with a Selection Committee. Awardees will be announced at the Department Dinner on March 28, 2014.