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.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Award

Among the most prestigious at the Law School, the Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Awards were established in 1999 through the generosity of the partners of the firm. Blakes’ Scholars (as the recipients are known) are selected on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Additional selection criteria may include membership in a disadvantaged group as outlined by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, or whether individuals have multiple responsibilities and limited support. Each year, approximately three students who achieve a minimum A standing at the completion of first year and who demonstrate financial need will be eligible to receive an award in their second year of studies. Recipients who a B+ average and continue to demonstrate financial need will receive a further award in their third year of the program. One of the three awards in each year may be granted to a student in the combined JD/MBA Program who has completed his or her first year of the JD program at Osgoode. The recipient will also be eligible for an award in the subsequent year of studies provided that the student meets the renewable conditions of the award. The funds for this award were matched by the Ontario Government and accordingly are available only to Canadian citizens/permanent residents who reside in Ontario.
Application Process
For further information regarding this award, please go to Osgoode's Web site at

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.