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.
All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
In Partnership with Scadding Court Community Centre/Toronto Community Housing, York University may provide bursary support to undergraduate students who received the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship in their first year of study at York University. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, who are residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.
To be considered for this bursary, candidates must be registered in the 2nd year of their program (requires successful completion of at least 24 credits in year 1), enrolled in a full-time course load and have satisfactorily completed their first year of study at York University (minimum 5.00 GPA/C+). Level of financial need will also be considered.
To be considered for the renewal in second year, students must complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP) available at http://www.yorku.ca/osfs.sfp.shtml Students with disabilities have the option of completing a paper application form available from a campus service provider.
How to Interpret the Awards Search Results
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:
- Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
- Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
- Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.
The value of this award.
4. No. of Awards
The number of these awards offered each year.
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.