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.

The Norman Borins, Stephen Borins and Jennifer Borins Sutton Memorial Bursary

This bursary will support Osgoode students demonstrating financial need. A portion of the fund will be limited to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, protected persons who are Ontario residents. Established in 1992 by the family, former colleagues and friends of Norman Borins, Osgoode class of 1930, who had a long and distinguished career as both an assistant Crown Attorney and a partner at Croll and Borins, and its successor firms. Jennifer Sutton Borins, Osgoode class of 1985, a devoted wife and mother, a practicing lawyer and skillful legal editor and an accomplished musician, was greatly influenced by her grandfather in choosing law as a career. On her passing in 2003, her family and friends rename this bursary in memory of Jennifer and her grandfather, and acknowledge the financial difficulties experienced by contemporary law students.
Application Process
For further information regarding this award, please go to Osgoode's Web site at

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.