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.

Harold Mahabir Student Award for International Development

Description
This award was established by family and friends in honour of Harold Mahabir, member of the Faculty of Environmental Studies' Kenya Canada Energy Advisory project, a great story teller, a bon vivant and a wonderful friend. The Harold Mahabir Student Award for International Development is open to graduate students registered in the second year of their Masters Program in Environmental Studies at York University, who have well developed Plans of Study with Areas of Concentration addressing some aspect of international development. Recipients must be Canadian citizens/permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.
Appliction Process
Students apply through the Faculty's Student Awards office, located in the Student and Alumni Resource Centre. Applications will also be made available on-line at www.yorku.ca/fes. The application will include a 500-word statement which discusses (a) applicant's understanding of international development; (b) the role the applicant hopes to play in international development. Applicants are also required to submit a copy of the Abstract from their Plan of Study and a budget form demonstrating financial need.

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.