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 Gerald Carrothers Graduate Scholarship

The Gerald Carrothers Graduate Scholarship has been created to reflect the values which were the foundation on which the Faculty of Environmental Studies were based when it was formally established by York University in 1968, as the first Faculty of Environmental Studies in a Canadian university. This scholarship was established in honour of Gerald Carrothers, the founder and first dean of York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies and is intended to support graduate students in the Masters of Environmental Studies program, during the research and/or fieldwork stages of their program.
Appliction Process
Applicants interested in this award should contact the Graduate Program in Environmental Studies no later than March 1st, for further information and details on applying, for disbursement in the Summer term for the year of consideration. Eligible applicants must be in good academic standing, have an approved 'plan of study', and not be holding any assistantships for the term of research. In addition applicants must demonstrate that their MES research methods and values complement those values on which the Faculty of Environmental Studies was established under the leadership of Gerald Carrothers. Applicants should display a strong command of the 'plan of study' indicating that they are well prepared to enter the final (research) phase, must take a transdisciplinary approach, and should encourage the goal of transformational change. More information can be found at the program website:

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.