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.

Alexander David McKenzie Scholarship

Description
This scholarship was established by the Will of the late Esme McKenzie in memory of her husband, Alexander David McKenzie, gold medalist of the Osgoode Hall Law School Class of 1917, to honour the outstanding contribution he made to the legal profession and to the public welfare and political life of Canada and Ontario. The Scholarship is awarded to a student in the graduating class who best combines an outstanding academic record with a demonstrated interest in the public life of the Province of Ontario through participation in its political life. To qualify to receive the scholarship, a student must have maintained a cumulative academic standing in the JD program within the top ten per cent of the class at the time of the award specifically an A- standing or better.
Appliction Process
For further information regarding this award, please go to Osgoode's Web site at http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/resources-and-services/financial-services/

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.