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 George and Catherine Fallis Entrance Award is intended to assist a student of promising ability who is challenged in their pursuit of a post-secondary education because of limited financial resources. The recipient must be a secondary school student entering first year of a bachelor of arts program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. They must have a minimum admission average of 85 per cent. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.
George and Catherine Fallis together were lifelong volunteers in Canadian society, supporters of social justice and liberal arts education. Their son, Dr. George Fallis, Dean of York University's Faculty of Arts from 1994 to 2001, established this award in their honour with the support of other family and friends.
To apply, submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through http://www.yorku.ca/myfile You must select this award from the list available.
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.
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