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.

Jaswant Singh Randhawa Memorial Scholarship

Description
Jaswant Singh Randhawa Memorial Foundation was established in memory of Jaswant (Jesse) Singh Randhawa, a successful business man, a devout Sikh, community leader and family man. He touched the lives of all those he met by his friendliness, warmth and good nature. This scholarship will be given to two Year 1 students from the City of Toronto, Peel Region or York Region. Eligible candidates must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and residents of Ontario, who demonstrate financial need. Students must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 80 per cent (A). Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated involvement in the Sikh community.
Appliction Process
To apply, submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through http://www.yorku.ca/myfile You must select this award from the list available. Please ensure you complete the following sections: Extracurricular Activities, Community Service and Personal Statement.

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.