In-Study Awards and Medals

Fourth-Year Awards and Medals Program

OCAD University's Undergraduate Awards recognize achievement in each program at the fourth-year level on the basis of studio work, as well as for specific Liberal Arts & Sciences achievement on the basis of coursework completed. Awards are given as cash awards. An application is required.

2017/18 Scholarships & Awards Policies and Procedures


Congratulations to this year's winners!

2017/18 Fourth Year Awards & Medals Program Results Listing

Students selected to receive awards will receive emails through their OCAD U student email with details on how they will receive their awards.


The deadline to apply for is March 19, 2018, 11:59 p.m.  To apply for the Fourth Year Awards & Medals, please visit and click on AwardSpring. If you experience difficulty submitting your application, please see review the instructions available online, or visit or contact the Financial Aid & Awards Office at for assistance or to request a physical application.
Students who wish to request to be considered for awards in a secondary area of study (must have been registered in at least one course in that area during the 2017/18 academic year in order order to be considered) may email the Financial Aid & Awards office separately at (subject to the approval of the Faculty office) by March 26, 2018.

Jury Date

Jurying will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018.  Contact your Faculty office for information on space, setup and jurying.

OCAD U Medals

OCAD U's Medals will be given for each program at the fourth-year level as part of the Awards Program, as well as at graduate studies level. Undergraduate students must submit an application to the Fourth-Year Awards Program to be considered for OCAD U Medals. Graduate students do not need to apply.  OCAD U Medals winners are highlighted at Grad Ex and medals are formally presented at the Convocation Ceremony.

Governor General's Academic Medals

The Governor General’s Academic Medal was first awarded in 1873 by the Earl of Dufferin, and has since become one of the most prestigious awards that a student in a Canadian educational institution can receive. The Governor General of Canada continues this tradition of encouraging scholarship across the nation and recognizing outstanding students.

The Silver and Gold medals are awarded to the undergraduate and graduate students who achieve the highest academic standing upon graduation from a bachelor degree program and at the graduate level.