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.

Annunziata Di Ponio Award

The Annunziata Di Ponio Award will be awarded to students participating in an international experiential education program in one of the following countries: Italy, Greece, Spain (in order of preference). The awards will be given to one or more students from any Faculty who are Canadian citizens/permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need. The Annunziata Di Ponio Award was created by Nancy Beltrame (BA '06) a York University mature student, and mother of four, who achieved her goal of graduating from university in her 60's, studying Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and enjoyed a remarkable study abroad experience in Greece. She feels blessed to be given a second chance in life, and through her strong faith, she was able to fulfill her dreams, whereby she generously volunteered her time and travelled abroad dedicating her life to help support the needy and less fortunate.
Application Process
Application forms for the Award will be distributed by York International or the program coordinator, to participants in the approved programs. Applications will be reviewed after May 1. Awards for successful applicants will be posted to the York Student Account at the beginning of the academic term in which the program occurs.

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.