Snil “Sunny” Sahanan Memorial Scholarship

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Application Deadline

Applications are now closed. (The deadline for 2023 was Monday, February 20, 2023 at 11:59pm EST.)


The Snil "Sunny" Sahanan Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a University of Toronto Mississauga student enrolled in an Anthropology Specialist, Major or Minor program. The complete eligibility criteria and application requirements are listed below.

Approximate value: To be determined. (The approximate value of the 2023 award was $1109 CAD.)


  • The student is enrolled in an anthropology program.
  • The student is required to submit an original essay or relevant coursework that reflects the theme of “non-violence in international relations”. Submissions of existing work may include, but are not limited to:
    • presentations
    • recorded talks
    • photo essays
    • video
    • podcast
  • Preference will be given to a student with a record of social activism. 
  • The student must have demonstrated financial need in accordance with university guidelines.
  • Students may submit an application or can be nominated by faculty within the Department of Anthropology.


The Chair of the department will review the applications with a committee and make the final selection.

How to apply

  1. Submit the online application form. Please note the online form is only open during the application period.
  2. Submit your essay or other coursework via email to the Departmental Assistant at
    1. Essays must be in the following format:
      • two to three pages long
      • 1.5 line spacing
      • 12 point Times New Roman font
      • 1" margin
      • Word or PDF file
    2. If you are submitting a video or podcast, please email us a link (do not send video or audio files).


If you have any questions about this scholarship or the application process please contact the Departmental Assistant at