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 Sandra W. Pyke Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Professor Sandra Pyke to assist an Honours undergraduate student of the Faculty of Health entering Year 4 (successful completion of at least 90 credits) of an Honours program in Psychology. The scholarship will be given to the eligible student who has the highest overall cumulative grade point average at the end of year three. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen. In the case of ties, the award will be divided equally among the students who meet the criteria for the award. Recipients of the President’s Scholarship or the University Awards of Distinction will be excluded from receiving this award concurrently. A condition for accepting the award is that the student will enrol in at least four full courses (24 credits) for the session in which the award is granted. In addition, recipients must have completed the course PSYC 3480 Psychology of Women with a grade of A+; in the absence of a candidate meeting this requirement and fulfilling the other criteria, those with a grade of A in PSYC 3480 will be considered.
Application Process
No application is required to be eligible for this award. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit.

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.