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.

Scotiability Award

To be given to a student registered full time (12 credits) who has good academic standing with a minimum grade point average of 6.0 (B), who is living with a permanent disability and is registered with Student Accessability Services. The recipient will be a student in finance, business or information technology, who demonstrates an interest in working in the financial sector. In addition, applicants must be active in their/York's community and/or be able to provide an example that demonstrates a willingness to help others.
Appliction Process
To be considered for this award applicants must complete the Student Financial Profile and must include a statement that speaks to; a) their interest in the financial sector; b) demonstrates how they are active in their/York's community and/or c) outline examples of how he/she has demonstrated a willingness to help others. By virtue of applying for this award, applicants give their consent or Student Financial Services to verify their status with the Student Accessibility Services office.

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.