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.

John Thomas Memorial Football Bursary

Description
The John Thomas Memorial Football Bursary, named in honour of John Thomas, PhD (1951 - 2007) will be given to one entering or continuing interuniversity football student-athlete who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, a resident of Ontario and who demonstrates financial need. To be eligible for this bursary, students must meet the current Ontario University Athletics/Canadian Interuniversity Sport requirements for athletic awards. John Thomas received his PhD in Canadian History at York University in 1991. He coached football at Upper Canada College for seven years until his untimely death in 2007. He was a great supporter of Canadian University football.
Appliction Process
To be considered for this award, all students must complete the Student Financial Profile available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp/. Entering students should also make contact with the Head Coach of the interuniversity sport team of their choice.

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.