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.

Brian Crawford Memorial Bursary

This bursary has been established in the memory of Dr. Brian Crawford, a professor with Faculty of Education who passed away in the summer of 2005. Dr. Crawford worked with a wide variety of students throughout his career, young and old, kindergarten to university, Cambridge Bay, N.W.T. to schools in the Greater Toronto Area. He thrived on being a teacher, using his love of literature to make his classroom an inspiring place. This bursary is available to students currently enrolled in the either the concurrent or the consecutive program in the Faculty of Education at York University. Preference may be given to students who are passionate about promoting literacy, who are excited to teach in an elementary school setting, and who are committed to supporting children with special needs. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen/permanent resident, or protected person, resident of Ontario and must demonstrate financial need.
Application Process
Application Process: To apply for this award, please fill out the current Student Financial Profile by October 15th. Students will then need to submit the award application(s) by completing the Faculty of Education awards applications and upload the award form, their personal statement and a recommendation letter (if applicable) Deadline for the personal statement and recommendation letter is November 1. Visit

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.