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.

Malcolm Streete Memorial Entrance Award

The Malcolm Streete Memorial Entrance Award will be awarded to an incoming undergraduate student entering the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies from a secondary school in Canada, who identifies as Black, and who has enrolled in at least 24 credits for the year. Applicants must be enrolled in a Humanities or Social Sciences program with preference given to students in Black Canadian Studies. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario, and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate involvement in the Afro-Caribbean Canadian Community. For cases in which two similarly qualified students are the most eligible for this award, the award will go to the student with the greatest financial need. Malcolm Streete (BA, Political Science ’97) enrolled at York U in 1987, at the age of 53, to fulfill his lifelong dream of obtaining a university education. His passion for supporting youth education and Black excellence made him an impactful leader in the Jane and Finch area and wider Toronto Community. Malcolm’s investment in the community programs and support have made immense impacts on the success and well-being of black youth – ripples of which we can still see today. This award was established by Malcom’s friends and family to honour his memory and continue his legacy of supporting black youth.
Application Process
To apply, submit the Student Financial Profile available at Applicants must include a short statement (minimum 250 words) that speaks to their community service/impact/involvement in the Afro-Caribbean Canadian Community. For additional information go to

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.