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.

Nixon T. Berry York University Access Award

Description
This award honours one of York University's long-standing commitments and founding principles: university access for non-traditional students. The Nixon T. Berry York University Access Award is awarded to students participating in the York University Transition Year Program, or if this is not possible, to recent participants in one of York University's access initiatives. This award was created through a bequest made by Margaret Fulton Berry, who was the wife of Nixon Telford Berry, QC. The Nixon T. Berry York University Access Award honours the memory of Nixon Telford Berry QC, who along with others had a vision in the 1950's to create a second university in Toronto, a vision which was fulfilled when York University was founded. N.T. Berry joined the Organising Committee of York University in January 1959 and acted as the Committee's legal representative during the processing of York's founding charter.
Appliction Process
Students who complete a Student Financial Profile and who participate in the York University Transition Year Program may be considered for the award.

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.