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 Isaac Akande Scholarship Trust Fund was created by the Family of Dr. Isaac Akande, an optometrist who often spoke of the need to encourage young members of the black community to pursue business as a career. The Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student entering Year 1 of the BBA Program or the full-time MBA Program. The successful candidate must have achieved academic excellence to date (minimum B+ average), demonstrated financial need, and must be able to demonstrate through a short essay their involvement in extra-curricular activities within the Black or wider community.
Undergraduate applicants must fill out the current Student Financial Profile at http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp/ and must select this award from the list available. Please also include a personal statement outlining how you meet the criteria for this award.
Schulich graduate level applicants should visit Student Services & International Relations, W 262 Schulich Building, (416)736-5060 for more information.
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.