Award Search

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.

Note: All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Bertrand Gerstein Scholarship

Description
The Bertrand Gerstein Scholarships will be awarded each year as follows: 1. A disadvantaged student or a student admitted under the mature student basis of admission demonstrating financial need and wishing to undertake a program in one of the professional Faculties at York such as Osgoode, Schulich, Fine Arts or Environmental Studies. This scholarship is renewable for two years, on the condition that the students maintains an academic average of 6.00 (B). 2. Glendon student whose circumstances are such that they might not be able to begin or to continue a program in bilingual study. This scholarship is renewable for two years, on the condition that the students maintains an academic average of 6.00 (B). 3. Awarded to a student in high academic standing (minimum average of 7.00 (B+) who has completed at least 30 credits in part time study. This scholarship is renewable for one year.
Appliction Process
To apply for this award, please fill out the current Student Financial Profile at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp/. Please fill out the Personal Statement section and describe how you fulfill the requirements for this award. This scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with the York University Continuing Student Scholarship.

How to Interpret the Awards Search Results

1. Offered

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.

2. Award Type

The type of award:

  1. Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
  2. Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
  3. Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.

3. Value

The value of this award.

4. No. of Awards

The number of these awards offered each year.

5. Description

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.

6. 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.