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 fall semester.


About Donald Tong

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.

Who’s eligible

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

How to apply

Complete the Apply Now form below and attach the following:

  1. 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.
  2. Your undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) academic transcripts.
  3. Your curriculum vitae.
Application deadline

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

How the recipient 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 recipient.

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

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