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.

The Nathan Strauss, Q.C. Essay Prize in Legal Ethics

Description
This prize will be awarded annually for an essay of exceptional merit on any issue relating to legal ethics or professional conduct, preferably with reference to the implications for the practice of law of rapid social and technological changes. The subject of the essay may deal with broad theoretical issues or with a particular substantive area. The winning essay must always be of publishable quality, and will be considered for the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Full-time students enrolled in any year of the JD or the Graduate Program in Law are eligible to compete. The Nathan Strauss Q.C. Essay Prize in Legal Ethics has been established by Lilly Offenback Strauss in honour of her late husband, Nathan Strauss, a Life Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and a distinguished member of the Ontario bar, whose integrity and exemplary professional conduct were a byword among fellow lawyers and generations of clients. The intent of this Essay Prize is to promote student interest in legal ethics and to stimulate debate about conduct proper to the practice of law as an honourable profession and a force for the good in the community at large.
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.