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.

Dr. Ralph Nicholls Graduate Scholarship

Description
The Dr. Ralph Nicholls Graduate Scholarship will be awarded annually to an incoming or continuing full-time graduate student in physics, astronomy, atmospheric or space sciences. Entering students must have exhibited outstanding academic achievement (minimum A average) and participated in scientific activities related to their area of study. Continuing graduate students must demonstrate a high level of research and academic performance and good communication skills as demonstrated through participation in teaching, presentations (conferences/seminars), or the publishing of research papers. Recipients of the award must be a Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship has been established as a meaningful tribute to Dr. Ralph Nicholls for his many years of service to the University and mentoring of York faculty members and students.
Appliction Process
Applicants to graduate studies at York University should contact their graduate program office to indicate their interest in being considered before February 15th in the year in which they are applying to the program, for disbursement in the Winter term. Continuing graduate students interested in applying for this award should submit a statement of research, a CV, along with a completed Student Financial Profile (SFP), to their Graduate Program before February 15th. All applicants will be required to submit a letter of nomination from their program director with their application.

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.