University of Toronto Graduate Scholarship

Established in partnership with the University of Toronto, this scholarship is intended to encourage students to pursue advanced study in structural engineering. It is awarded annually to a student enrolled in their first year of a graduate program within the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering. The scholarship is for $5,000 payable at the end of the 2018-2019 fall semester.

The DIALOG Graduate Scholarship in Structural Engineering at the University of Toronto is named for long-time structural team member Donald Tong who tragically passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in 2018. Donald epitomized the integrated design culture at the heart of DIALOG. Donald started his career as an interior designer followed by a stint as an architectural technologist before he found his passion in structural engineering. It is our hope that future structural engineers will embody some of Donald’s creative, wide ranging, design spirit.

Application deadline

Applications will be accepted annually between September 1 and November 18. Letters of notification will be sent to all applicants in December.

Who’s eligible

Students enrolled full-time for the 2018-2019 academic year in their first year of a MEng, MASc, or PhD program within the Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto.

More information about the University of Toronto, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering’s graduate programs is available at:

How to apply

The application consists of the following items:

  • a letter (maximum 500 words) describing your qualifications, academic plans, and career plans. Please include how your interests and plans fit with DIALOG’s multidisciplinary approach to design
  • undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) academic transcripts
  • curriculum vitae.

Send the completed application materials electronically to: ac.ngisedgolaidnull@spihsralohcs

How the winner is selected

Senior members of the DIALOG structural engineering team will review the applications and rate them using the following criteria to determine the overall winner.

  • interest in the structural engineering field, especially as it relates to DIALOG’s practice in buildings
  • overall academic record
  • communication skills
  • community involvement