Are you a Glendon Top Scholar?

Are you currently achieving high grades with superior performance at your current high school? Do you want to be a part of our growing community of Top Scholars who are consistently striving for academic excellence? Are you eager to stimulate your quest for knowledge? Do you seek ample opportunities for leadership, research and personal development? If you answered YES to all of the above, Glendon is the place for you.


The Top Scholars Program

This Top Scholars Program celebrates 50 incoming students of the highest calibre who reaffirm our long history of academic excellence at our Glendon campus. It will recognize students for their hard work and commitment to sustaining the highest academic averages in grades 11 and 12.


Top Scholar Benefits:


Research Apprenticeship Program Opportunityresearch

An exclusive privilege for a select few top-achieving students, you will have the opportunity to develop your analytical skills, conduct hands-on research with a professor, and gain excellent preparation for graduate studies. Read more here »


acadFront-of-the-line Academic Advising

The first few weeks of our enrolment appointments are guaranteed to Top Scholars, giving you the first pick of courses.


First Choice Residence Room Selectionresidence

For your first year, you will be able to have first choice of your room location in one of our two residences: Hilliard or Wood.


Free Gym Membershipgym

A student membership at the Glendon Athletic Club grants you access to our weight room, group exercise classes, tennis and squash courts, swimming pool, and much more.


financeOne-on-one Financial Advice

Learn how to boost your university funding through a personal consultation with Fiona Kay, Glendon’s Director of Academic and Financial Services.


Top Scholar Mentormentor

Based on your interests and academic goals, we will match you with an upper-year Top Scholar. Your mentor will act as a confidential source of guidance on both academic and non-academic matters. They will answer any questions you may have and offer you useful information to help reassure you before you start at Glendon.


Top Scholar Engagement Opportunitiesengagement

When opportunities arise, you will be invited to partake in a variety of engaging events and share your personal experience to inspire future students. You may be asked to give a presentation, make a short speech or assist with events. These events are geared to boost self-confidence and develop interpersonal skills.


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As resources permit, we will host a variety of events throughout the year to augment the Top Scholars’ overall educational experience. Through these events, we strive to positively impact our Top Scholars and provide a space to regroup, discuss ideas and achieve goals.


Top Scholars Awards Ceremonyaward

Hosted by Principal Donald Ipperciel, this award ceremony will celebrate the success of our 50 elite students. The award ceremony will be followed by light refreshments and a chance for the Top Scholars to network with faculty and staff.


Official Recognition on the Glendon Websitewebsite

Your name will be listed as one of our Top 50 Scholars on our Glendon website.


Research Apprenticeship Program

An exclusive privilege for top-achieving students, you’ll have the opportunity to develop ykieraour analytical skills, conduct hands-on research with a professor, and gain excellent preparation for graduate studies.

Fourth year International Studies major, Kiera, was part of the Research Apprenticeship Program in her first year. Read her blog post to find out more about her experience.

What Kind of Research Will I Do?

Your mentor may teach you about things such as:

  • The main debates, schools of thought, authors, or approaches in their field
  • How to find and read peer-reviewed articles and the main sources of data in their field
  • Research software and data collection methods used in their project

As a mentee, you may perform tasks such as:

  • Developing and conducting a questionnaire
  • Searching for literature and writing summaries
  • Transcribing interviews and writing draft translations
  • Editing text
  • Performing simple quantitative data collection and entry

“I was given a hands on introduction into the world of research, allowing me to decide if this would be something I would want to pursue in my career. I worked for International Studies Professor, Prof. Jean-Michel Montsion, helping him with the creation of a textbook – designing and researching 40 specific events of Canadian foreign policy. I am thankful for the experience that RMP has given me and the tools and connections I now have for my future studies.”

– Nicole Robinet, first-year Top Scholar, BEd (French) & iBA French Studies | Assisting Professor Jean-Michel Montsion

Previous research areas have included:

  • Linguistics: French language acquisition
  • Sociology: Political sociology
  • International Studies: Contemporary issues in Singapore
  • Political Science: Canadian healthcare system
  • Psychology: Primate intelligence , Neuropsychology, Psychology and law



Being a Glendon Top Scholar is a privilege limited to only a select few. As you can imagine, the competition for slots in the program is very competitive. All applicants to the Glendon Top Scholar Program must have a complete application to Glendon on file. To be eligible, you must have:

  • 90% or higher in grades 11 and 12
  • A record of community volunteerism and leadership in school

To apply, please email Andrea Goren with a description of your volunteer and community service activities. Applications are due no later than April 13, 2018. If you are interested in the Research Apprenticeship Program, please mention it in your email. Students who qualify will be invited to join the program in April.