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.

Provost Dissertation Scholarship

The Provost Dissertation Scholarship is awarded to encourage and assist outstanding students in the fifth year of doctoral study to concentrate exclusively on the completion of their dissertations. Nominees must be outstanding full-time students (with an A average), and must have completed all required course work and all program requirements but the dissertation, and have a dissertation proposal approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Nominees must be in a position to complete all degree requirements within twelve months of the commencement of the award and may not hold any York University support in the form of student assistantships or equivalent and may not hold any other major scholarship.
Appliction Process
No application is required. Candidates will be nominated by their Graduate Program. Graduate Programs will normally be permitted to nominate one, and in no case more than two students each year. If two students are nominated, then the program is required to submit a formal ranking of the nominees and a rationale for the ranking. Each nomination must include: i) a statement from the student outlining their research and plans for completion of the dissertation within the year, including a copy of the approved dissertation proposal, and agreeing to the terms of the Scholarship. ii) a letter of nomination from the Graduate Program Director indicating how the nominee meets the criteria, including when the Program expects completion of the dissertation during the term of the Scholarship. iii) a letter from the supervisor commenting on the nominee┼╝s progress on the dissertation to date, and the plan for completion during the term of the Scholarship. iv) a letter of reference from one other faculty member. v) unofficial York transcript. vi) a current curriculum vitae. vii) a copy of nominee┼╝s FGS approved thesis proposal form.

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.