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.

Cornerstone Leadership in Action Graduating Student Award

Established by Stephanie and Winston Ling, the Cornerstone Leadership in Action Awards will be presented annually to a student enrolled in the second year of the Faculty of Education’s concurrent or consecutive teacher education programs and a student enrolled in the Faculty of Education's graduate program who has completed either the concurrent or consecutive teacher education programs at York. One award will be available for students from each of these programs. The awards recognize students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential or ability and who embrace attributes such as honesty, integrity, passion, enthusiasm, innovation, creativity, humility and trustworthiness. Nominations will be accepted for students who embody the following: • Has an exemplary reputation among peers, supervisors, faculty members and within relevant communities • Employs innovative teaching practices • Promotes a positive school culture • Has the capacity to foster leadership qualities in others • Works effectively with families and community members • Supports the concept of mentorship, in relation to peers and students • Believes in continuing professional education • Has demonstrated standards of excellence in his/her professional activities Award recipients will be chosen from nominees who best embody the above qualities.
Application Process
Nominations will be accepted from faculty members and/or students for students graduating from the Faculty of Education who reflect all or some of the parameters detailed above. In addition to the nominator's letter (250-500 words), the nomination file should include a sample of the nominee's work (with the nominee's permission) which illustrates his/her qualification for the award. The nominations must be submitted directly to BEd Student Services, 128 Winters College (416-736-5001) by October 15.

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.