Joint UTFA and Administration Communication on Improvements to the Dependent Scholarship Program

August 10, 2022
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Dear UTFA Colleagues,

The University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) and the University Administration are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on an improvement to the Dependent Scholarship Program as part of benefits improvements for the year July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, for both active members and retirees.

Effective immediately the value of the Dependent Scholarship Program for faculty members and librarians will be increased from 50% to 65% of the amount of the academic fees for five full courses in a general Arts & Sciences program at the University of Toronto for a first undergraduate degree for enrolments at eligible institutions.

Applicants should continue to use the current application form for the Dependent Scholarship Program and all applications for the 2022-23 academic year will be processed based on the new value as outlined in this announcement.

For the applications that have already been received, there is no need to submit another application. The student/recipient will receive an email confirming the amount of their scholarship shortly.

Previously, UTFA and the University Administration negotiated a three-year Salaries, Benefits, and Workload (SBW) Agreement covering the period from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2023. The outcome of these negotiations determined salary and benefits improvements for the first two years of the Agreement. The terms for the third year will be determined through interest arbitration commencing on October 1, 2022. To facilitate timely access to the Dependent Scholarship Program improvements for the 2022-23 academic year, the parties reached agreement on this item; other SBW proposals, including other benefit improvements, remain to be determined.


Terezia Zorić
UTFA President

Jun Nogami PhD, FAAAS, P. Eng.
UTFA VP, Salary, Benefits, Pensions, & Workload