Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program
University Of Toronto
Deadline:  17th January

All Nationalities
B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology),B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture),B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce),B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Scholarship Overview

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program- BCom is awarded by the University of Toronto. The aim of this scholarship is to recognize international students who demonstrate excellent academic achievements and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school. The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program- BCom is the University of Toronto’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship for international students. As the name suggests, this scholarship is open only to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce programme at the University of Toronto.

Shortlisting Process

The selection of scholars for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program- BCom involves a multi-stage process. The scholars will be selected after a thorough assessment of all the applicants. 

Terms and Conditions

The continuation of the scholarship depends on the good academic performance of the scholars in the examinations conducted by their respective universities.

Renewal cases of stipend holders who are not promoted to the next year will not be considered for further renewal.



Applicant must be:

  • an international student.
  • an original and creative thinker.
  • committed to school and community.
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits.
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration.
  • have demonstrated strong leadership skills.
  • currently, in their final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2019.
  • intending to begin university in the upcoming academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered.

How To Apply

To become a Pearson Scholar, you must be nominated by your school and apply to undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. Ask your school guidance counsellor about being nominated. Once you’ve been nominated and have applied to the University of Toronto, you will be sent a personalized, secure link to the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship application.

Pearson Scholars are students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and creativity, who are accepted as leaders within their school, and who have the potential to contribute to the global community in the future. They can be distinguished from other students who may have equally high academic results by virtue of their breadth of interest, intellectual energy and impact on the life of their school and community.

Applications must be submitted online.

Application Documents

No specific documents.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I nominate a student?

High schools already verified by Enrolment Services will be contacted annually by email with a personalized, secure nomination form. Once your school is verified, we will provide you with your school’s nomination form and next steps.

When can I nominate student?

Nominations will be accepted beginning in September. This year’s deadline to nominate a Pearson Scholar is November 30th, 2020.

Can I nominate more than one student?

Schools can nominate one student per year. The Pearson Scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding students from around the globe. Part of the selection process involves your school choosing your top candidate for nomination. We encourage schools to nominate the student that best exemplifies the qualities of a Pearson Scholar.

When will my student nominee receive a decision?

Pearson Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of April 2021.

Can I nominate a student even if they haven’t applied to U of T?

Yes, you can nominate a student who has not yet applied for admission to U of T. However, in order to submit the scholarship application, students must apply for admission to U of T.

I have more questions—whom can I contact?

Please direct all your enquiries to pearson.scholarship@utoronto.ca