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 John Arpin Award in Fine Arts

Description
The John Arpin Award shall be awarded annually to a graduate student entering a Masters or PhD program in music. Recipients must demonstrate outstanding academic merit and be studying in the area of performance, performance studies and/or composition. If there is no eligible applicant who meets the desired criteria consideration for this award it may also be extended to students in other fine arts performance disciplines when students demonstrate exceptional talent and academic merit.
Appliction Process
Candidates will be nominated by their Graduate Program. This award will be bestowed to one incoming graduate student who is admitted into a graduate program in Fine Arts, with preference given to students in music with a research focus in the area of performance, performance studies and/or composition. In circumstances where no eligible candidates are nominated from the Music program, consideration will be extended to students in other fine arts performance disciplines, demonstrating exceptional talent and academic merit. The Graduate Program in Music will normally nominate one, and in no case more than two students each year. Each nomination must include: i) a statement from the student outlining their research ii) a letter of nomination from the Graduate Program Director indicating how the nominee meets the criteria. iii) a current curriculum vitae.

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.