Terms and Conditions for Renewable Scholarships and Appeals

Renewable scholarships have conditions which may include maintaining a minimum course load or grade point average and/or participation in a mentorship program. These conditions differ by scholarship and are outlined in the scholarship notification letter that students receive upon selection. Grade point average (GPA) calculations for renewal are assessed on all credits completed during the previous summer and fall/winter sessions. For example, in order to renew a scholarship for the Fall/Winter 2023-2024 academic session, the GPA calculation unless otherwise specified, will be based on courses taken during the Summer 2022 session and the Fall/Winter 2022-2023 academic session. The Scholarships and Bursaries Office will automatically review the student's academic record at the end of each academic year and where applicable, the scholarship will be applied directly to the student's account by mid-August.

Students who fail to meet the renewal criteria for a scholarship due to extenuating circumstances may submit a petition for renewal. Extenuating circumstances include but are not limited to, a serious medical illness or death of an immediate family member. Petitions will not be considered until all final Fall/Winter grades have been mounted on the student record. Petition packages must include a personal statement outlining the extenuating circumstance and relevant supporting documentation (i.e., medical documentation, letter from a therapist, letter of support from faculty member, etc.). Petitions packages can be submitted by email to bursary@yorku.ca and once reviewed, decisions will be communicated be email. Scholarship petitions are granted at the discretion of the University.