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.

Sammy Graduate Scholarship in Autism Research

This scholarship will be awarded to a full time graduate student in the Faculty of Health who is currently engaged in, or plans to carry out, thesis or dissertation research on the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of autism. Students must have a minimum A average in their graduate courses, or for new graduate students in their first year of study who do not yet have graduate marks, a cumulative grade point average of 7.5 based on undergraduate studies. Students must demonstrate their interest in scholarship and/or research in this area.
Appliction Process
Students apply by submitting a copy of their CV and an application form including a one-page statement outlining their experience and/or interest in the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of autism. Statements should include a description of the applicant's current or proposed thesis/dissertation research project as well as an explanation of the impact they hope will result from their research and should use language appropriate for a non-specialist audience. Relevant volunteer or work experience will also be considered. Application information is available from the Research Support Office, Faculty of Health.

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.