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.

The Ross Hunter Paterson Award

Description
The Ross Hunter Paterson Award will be given to a graduate student who has successfully completed one semester of study in the field of urban or social geography (thesis or research paper option). Preference will be given to a student studying issues related to metropolitan Toronto as the locale under study; further preference will be given to those studying housing issues. In the event that there are no eligible candidates for the award using the criteria above, the award will be given to a graduate student who has successfully completed one semester of study in human geography. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, a resident of Ontario and must demonstrate financial need. The selected recipient may only receive this award once during their period of study at York University.
Appliction Process
Applicants interested in this award will be required to submit an online Student Financial Profile (SFP) as well as submit a letter from their supervisor indicating the area of study to the graduate program. Preference will be given to a student studying issues related to metropolitan Toronto as the locale under study, and/or housing issues within Toronto. The application deadline will be March 15th for each year, and the selected recipient will be notified by the program by May of the same year.

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.