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.

FIRST Scholarship

This scholarship is open to newly admitted York University students in the Computer Science, Computer Security, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Space Engineering programs. Designed to recognize and reward students whose experience with FIRST has inspired an interest in pursuing an education in engineering or computing, candidates must submit a letter of application, describing how participation in FIRST Robotics Competition has been formative in their ambitions for further education along with a letter of reference from a teacher. A high school average of 85% or more is required and the scholarship is renewable subject to remaining in one of the specified programs, completing at least 24 credits per fall/winter session and achieving a cumulative GPA of 6.0.
Application Process
Students who apply for admission to York University Computer Science, Computer Security, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or Space Engineering programs will be invited by email to apply. To apply, submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through Candidates must select this award from the list available. Candidates will mail their letter of application and a letter of recommendation from a teacher to: FIRST Scholarship, Lassonde School of Engineering, 105 Bergeron Centre,11 Arboretum Lane,York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 by the April 1 deadline.

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.