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.

Philip Madras Award in Accounting

This award is given in memory of Philip Madras, C.A. After serving in World War II, he completed his accounting studies in a special correspondence course for veterans. In recognition of his long service to the profession, he was designated a Life Member of the Order of Chartered Accountants of Quebec. The Philip Madras Award was created to encourage others to embark on a career in accounting. This award will be granted to an undergraduate student majoring in accounting (preference given to students registered in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies). Recipients will have successfully completed at least 30 credits at York with a cumulative GPA of 6.00 or higher. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, and residents of Ontario, who demonstrate financial need. This award is renewable for two additional years provided the recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 6.00 or higher and successfully completes a minimum of 24 credits each year.
Application Process
To receive consideration for this award, students must submit a Student Financial Profile available at Students with disabilities have the option of submitting a paper application. Paper copies of the application are available at any of the disabilities service providers on campus.

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.