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.
All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Available to students entering their first year of full-time undergraduate study. Candidates must have a minimum 80% admission average and be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, and residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need. In addition, candidates must demonstrate proven commitment to service and society and a desire to continue that service as a leader while at York. Recipients will be required to implement a Visionary Leadership project during their undergraduate studies that will focus on leadership. In order to renew this scholarship, recipients must have a successful annual review of their leadership project, must maintain a cumulative gpa of a 7.50 and must maintain full-time enrolment status (minimum of 18 credits for the fall/winter academic session). This scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with another renewable entrance scholarship or the York University Continuing Student Scholarship.
To apply, submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through http://www.yorku.ca/myfile You must select this award from the list available and complete the following sections: extracurricular activities, community service, personal statement. In addition, you are required to submit two letters of recommendation and a leadership project proposal to Student Financial Services by the February 1 deadline.
How to Interpret the Awards Search Results
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:
- Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
- Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
- Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.
The value of this award.
4. No. of Awards
The number of these awards offered each year.
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.