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.
All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Fellowship will be awarded annually to a graduate student whose research is on human rights and social justice issues related to the situation of indigenous people and/or people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean. Recipients must have a minimum "A-" average, and must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario, with demonstrated financial need. The Fellowship will be awarded to one or more graduate students to cover research activities.
The application process requires nomination from the Centre of Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC).
All students whose research is on human rights and social justice issues related to the situation of indigenous people and/or people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean should contact CERLAC to indicate their interest in being considered by May 1, for awards that will commence in September of that year.
Nominations must include a statement of research, a CV, two letters of support, and transcripts, as well as a letter of nomination from the director of CERLAC.
How to Interpret the Awards Search Results
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:
- Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
- Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
- Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.
The value of this award.
4. No. of Awards
The number of these awards offered each year.
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.
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