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 in 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Donald epitomized the integrated design culture at the heart of DIALOG. He 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 Donald’s creative, wide-ranging design spirit.

Who’s eligible

Full-time students enrolled 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 the ways in which your interests and plans fit with DIALOG’s multi-disciplinary 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 30. 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 applications and rate them using the following criteria:

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

Submit your resume along with samples that shows your best work relevant to the role. Click below to submit your application directly to scholarships@dialogdesign.ca

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