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.

Abella Scholarship for Studies in Equity

Description
Named in honour of the 20th anniversary of the Abella Commission on Equality in Employment and in celebration of the appointment of Rosalie Abella to the Supreme Court of Canada, this scholarship is designed to provide support for an outstanding full-time graduate student at York University whose thesis, dissertation, or major research paper touches on issues that relate directly or indirectly to the theme of equality. To be eligible to hold the scholarship, students must have successfully completed all degree requirements but the major research paper, thesis or dissertation. In the case of the major research paper, a proposal must have been formally approved in writing by the student's supervisor or program. In the case of a thesis or dissertation, a formal proposal must have been approved by the student's program and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Appliction Process
Students will make a written application and will outline in their application a program of planned work for the period of the award and describe how the scholarship will contribute to the progress of the major research paper, thesis or dissertation. Applicants must include a copy of their officially approved research paper/thesis/dissertation proposal (with appropriate signatures) and an up-to-date curriculum vitae. Also required with the application but under separate cover is a confidential letter of support from the applicant's major research paper/thesis/dissertation supervisor who will assess the individual and the project. The deadline for applications is March 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.