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.

Arthur Siegel Memorial Award

Awarded to a student who is a double-major in Communication Studies and a Social Science program, who has completed at least 60 credits, and who holds the highest cumulative grade point average among the qualified candidates. If there are no eligible double-majors then the recipient will be a Communications major. Recipient must be Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person and an Ontario resident who demonstrates financial need. Over his 34-year career at York, Prof. Arthur Siegel was an inspiration to thousands of students, was instrumental in shaping York’s Communication Studies Program and served as Chair of the Department of Social Science, among many other achievements. Arthur made unique and important scholarly contributions to the fields of politics and media communications policy in Canada, particularly on press freedoms, censorship, propaganda and referenda. Prior to York, Arthur was a prolific journalist in Canada and the US, and an instrumental force at Radio Canada international. Throughout his life, Arthur worked tirelessly for a number of charitable organizations.
Application Process
To be considered for this award, submit the Student Financial Profile available at Students with permanent disabilities can submit a paper application form available from a registered campus service provider

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.