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 Sgro Academic Leadership Entrance Award

Description
The Sgro Academic Leadership Entrance Award has been established in honour of Franco and Rosa Sgro, models of integrity, honour and excellence and true inspirations to their children. The award will be given annually to an undergraduate student accepted into the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, or the Faculty of Environmental Studies, who intends to focus on Geography, and/or Urban Studies/Planning. To be eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need, possess a minimum grade point average of 7.00 (B+) and a proven history of community leadership centred on improving and strengthening their home communities. Applicants must also submit a statement describing their interest in the field of Geography or Urban studies/Planning.
Appliction Process
To apply, submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through http://www.yorku.ca/myfile. You must select this award from the list available and complete the following sections: Extracurricular Activities, Community Service and Personal Statement. Applicants must submit a statement describing their interest in the field of geography, or urban studies/planning.

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.