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.

Chief Emmanuel Mbulu Family Award

The Chief Emmanuel Mbulu Family Award will be given to a student who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, and resident of Ontario, who demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to students who are involved in the Nigerian and/or the Nigerian-Canadian communities and/or are fluent in any of the Nigerian languages. Established by Chief Emmanuel Mbulu. As an international student from Nigeria, Chief Emmanuel Mbulu attended York University where he held several part-time jobs throughout his university years to support his overseas education and his family in Nigeria. Today he is successful businessman and widely respected community leader in both Toronto and in Nigeria.
Application Process
An Osgoode student will be selected in the odd years and an undergraduate student from another faculty will be selected in even years. For information regarding this award Osgoode students should go to Osgoode's web site at All other undergraduate students must fill out the current Student Financial Profile at to be considered. In addition applicants will be required to submit a one page statement outlining their involvement in the Nigerian and/or the Nigerian-Canadian communities and/or expressing fluency in Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa or any other Nigerian language.

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.