Award Search

York University Awards of Achievement


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Available to secondary school students applying to a direct-entry undergraduate program with an admission average of 85 per cent or higher, have contributed to the life of their school and/or community. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need. This award is renewable for a maximum of three additional years. To renew, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 6.00 (B), enrol in a minimum of 18 credits each year and must continue to demonstrate financial need.

Application Process:

No application required. Recipients selected from applicants shortlisted for the Awards of Distinction.

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. 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. No. of Awards

The number of these awards offered each year.

4. 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.

5. 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.