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.

Harley D. Hallet Renewable Entrance Scholarship

The Harley D. Hallett Renewable Entrance Scholarships were established by the estate of Elizabeth A. Hallett (1912-1993) in memory of her late husband, His Honour Judge Harley Donald Hallett (1912-1977), a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, class of 1939, who practised law (1939-1946) and served with distinction as Magistrate and Provincial Court Judge (1946-1977) in St. Catharines, Ontario. The renewable entrance scholarships supported by the Harley D. Hallett Scholarship Fund are among the most prestigious at Canadian law schools. Hallett Scholars are selected on the basis of academic background and performance taking into account financial need. Preference may be given to candidates who have completed graduate degrees or honours programs. A candidate’s demonstrated interest and background in business studies, criminal law or criminology may also be taken into account. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Ontario residents and have demonstrated financial need. The number of scholarships to be awarded is determined by the Harley D. Hallett Scholarship Fund Committee. Several entrance scholarships will be awarded annually to the top students who enter the first-year program at Osgoode with at least an A- average. Recipients who maintain a B+ average and continue to demonstrate financial need will receive a further funding in each of the second and third years of their undergraduate law program.
Application Process
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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.