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.

Ontario Power Generation Award Program: University Engineering Award

Description
Student Financial Services will nominate one candidate each year for this scholarship program. Details on this scholarship are available from the Ontario Power Generation Web site at http://www.opg.com/community/scholarships.asp
Appliction Process
To apply for this award, please fill out the current Student Financial Profile at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp/ Students with permanent disabilities have the option of completing a paper application available from Counselling and Disability Services. Please fill out the Community Service and Extra-Curricular Activities sections outlining your leadership skills. Also, include a personal statement confirming your membership of one or more of the four employment equity target groups, confirming that you are legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation, and confirming that you agree to have your transcript and résumé released to Ontario Power Generation. Please also send one letter of recommendation that attests to your strong oral and written communication skills and a current résumé to W223 Bennett Centre prior to the deadline date.

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.