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.

CRS Bursary for Refugee Students

Description
The CRS Bursary for Refugee Students supports entering or continuing undergraduate students who do not have an immigration status in Canada: who are asylum seekers, who are in the process of making a refugee claim or are applying for permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate grounds and who have demonstrated financial need. In the absence of any eligible non status application in a given year, the award may be given to a refugee student with Convention Refugee or Protected Person status.
Appliction Process
To apply for this award, applicants must fill out a Fall/Winter Financial Profile (SFP) online at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp. Applicants must also submit a copy of one of the following: 1.Notice of Decision letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada stating that their pending refugee claim or alternately stating their pending claim for permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate grounds. 2.Official notice confirming the studentżs Convention Refugee or Protected Person status. Documentation should be addressed to the attention of Scholarships and Bursaries, and submitted via the Financial Services drop box in the lobby of the Bennett Centre for Student Services

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.