This tool lets you view awards, scholarships, prizes and bursaries offered at York University. Take a few moments to search for awards you may be eligible for: you can search by Faculty, award type, activity level or type in the name of an award that you may be familiar with. Unless otherwise stated, all full-time, part-time and mature students are eligible for all the awards in the system so long as they meet the published criteria.
For additional graduate awards, visit the York Financial Assistance section of the Faculty of Graduate Studies website. You can also see a listing of external awards elsewhere on this site.
All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Alumni Award of Distinction Scholarship
Candidates must be students in their final year of study in a secondary school who will be seeking admission into first year of undergraduate study at York University in any discipline. Candidates possess a minimum admission average of 90 per cent or equivalent and will have other accomplishments such as leadership in community service, achievement in arts or sports, or excellence in other areas of individual endeavour which demonstrates the wholeness of the person and grace of character. This award is renewed on the basis of continued high academic standing (minimum grade point average of 8.00). The York University Alumni Association donated these awards to celebrate their commitment to York University. The Association has a unique and valuable role to fill in promoting the excellence, welfare and future of the University. These awards will assist the newest generation of York students to realize their dreams.
To apply, submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through
http://www.yorku.ca/myfile. You must select this award from the list available and complete the following sections: extracurricular activities, community service, and a personal statement. In addition, you must submit three letters of recommendation by the February 15 deadline (refer to http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/ for Letter of Reference Guidelines). Letters can be mailed to: Scholarships and Bursaries, W223 Bennett Centre for Student Services, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3
This scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with the York University Automatic Entrance Scholarship or the York University Continuing Student Scholarship.
How to Interpret the Awards Search Results
The time of year when this award is offered. This gives you an idea about when you'll need to apply for the award. The most common is In-Course (Fall/Winter), indicating that the award happens during the Fall/Winter session.
The type of award:
- Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
- Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
- Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.
3. No. of Awards
The number of these awards offered each year.
Details about the award's origins, purpose, and eligibility requirements. For example, some awards may require a minimum credit enrolment, a certain grade point average (GPA), enrolment in a specific Faculty, or a certain citizenship status.
5. Application Process
This explains how you can be considered for the award. Many of the awards simply require that you fill out the Student Financial Profile (SFP) for the current session. Other awards may, for example, ask for reference letters and personal statements outlining your extra-curricular involvement.