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.
The Toronto Star has established these awards in honour of its Chair, Beland Honderich. Their purpose is to encourage deserving secondary school students to pursue a university education. A student in their penultimate year at James Cardinal McGuigan Secondary School, C.W. Jefferys Secondary School, Emery Collegiate Institute and Westview Centennial Secondary School will be chosen by the schools annually. The award is renewable for an additional three years. Students are guaranteed a summer job at the Toronto Star at the end of their first year.
To apply, submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through http://www.yorku.ca/myfile and contact your high school guidance office for the in-school application form.
This scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with another renewable entrance scholarship, 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.
2. Award Type
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.
The value of this award.
4. 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.
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.