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 Han Shan Sih Buddhist Society Bursaries for Environmental Studies

The Han Shan Sih Buddhist Society Bursary for Environmental Studies provides financial aid to students applying to study in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. Undergraduate bursaries are valued at $2,000 each. In addition, from 2006-07, one bursary valued at approximately $5,000 will be awarded to a graduate student who exemplifies in his or her study a religious, ethical or spiritual commitment to the environment. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Ontario residents, and demonstrate financial need. The number of students receiving support from the fund will be determined annually by the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.
Application Process
Candidates for bursaries will submit an application outlining their financial needs to be considered by the appropriate sub-committee in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (undergraduate or graduate program and admissions committees respectively). Further information and an application may be obtained on the Web at Application deadline: April 1

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.