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Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

Scholarships are merit based and recognize exceptional talent/promise or academic excellence. A combination of academic excellence and financial need are the primary criteria for awards. In some instances, non-academic criteria such as community service and leadership may also be a consideration. All internal scholarships and awards will appear on a studentís transcript.

Bursaries are primarily financial needs based and for privacy reasons, do not appear on a studentís transcript or in the convocation program. The intention of the undergraduate bursary program is to supplement, not replace, studentís primary sources of funding such as OSAP, government assistance from other provinces, employment, and parental/spousal support. Priority for the distribution of the financial need based awards and bursaries are given to students who are eligible for OSAP or other provincial funding.

The Student Financial Profile (SFP) is the multi-purpose online application form that is used to apply for scholarships, awards, bursaries and on campus employment. Refer to the Student Financial Profile page for additional information including deadline dates. If you are ineligible for OSAP or out-of-province funding, donít forget to list your resources! If you report zero resources, your application will not be given consideration.

Some York University scholarships awards and bursaries need to be reported to OSAP. Please visit our OSAP website for more information.

Click on one of the sections below for more information.

Note: Student Financial Services is responsible for approving all new awards at York University. Award creation is guided by the Ontario Human Rights Commission's Policy on Scholarships and Awards and award criteria are reviewed for this purpose.

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