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Avie Bennett Visionary Leadership Scholarship


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These awards will be available to students entering their first year of full-time undergraduate study who are applying from a permanent residence in the City of Brampton (Ontario), who have a minimum 80 per cent admission average. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need. The recipient must also have a proven commitment to service and society and a desire to continue that service as a leader while at York.

Application Process:

To apply, submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through You must select this award from the list available and complete the following sections: extracurricular activities, community service, personal statement. Your letters of recommendation and leadership project proposal must be mailed and received by Student Financial Services. This scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with another renewable entrance scholarship or the York University Continuing Student Scholarship.

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. 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. No. of Awards

The number of these awards offered each year.

4. 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.

5. 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.