Student Recognition Award

NOTE: The Student Recognition Award is renamed from the previously titled Hidden Hero Award

Selection Criteria

Each application will be blinded by the OMSA VP Finance before being distributed to members of the OMSA Grants Committee (which is made up of rotating members of OMSA Council). Each application will be marked by at least two separate individuals using the below rubric. Every effort will be made so that OMSA Council members are not marking the applications of students from their home school. A final average mark will be calculated for each application by the VP Finance and the final two winners will be selected based on their scores. 

Deadline: March 31, 2022
Submissions for 2021-2022 can be submitted HERE

*Note: As of September 2021, all grant applicants must be registered/active members of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). This requires both online registration and paid annual dues of $10. Please visit OMA My Account and log in to see your membership status. If you have a dues balance of $0.00 then you are considered registered and active! If you have an outstanding balance, please make the appropriate payment by following the prompts. Applications from non-registered/non-active applicants will be disqualified. Should you require special consideration or if you feel that this membership may be cost-prohibitive, please email Zack ( and cc the VP EDI, Sauliha ( OMSA strives to support each and every Ontario Medical Student and we commit to providing a tailored solution that meets your needs.


​​2021 Winners:

Angela Dong, McMaster Class of 2022

Nomination Letters: 1, 2

Quinten Clarke, McMaster Class of 2021

Nomination Letters: 1, 2

​​2020 Winners:

Sasha Letourneau, Queen’s Medicine 2021

Nomination Letters: 1


Dalia Karol, uOttawa 2020

Nomination Letters: 1, 2, 3