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.

Michael M. Pollard Bursary in Organic Chemistry

The Michael M. Pollard Bursary in Organic Chemistry will be awarded to a continuing full time York University graduate student for research in physical organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry or organic synthesis. Special consideration will be given to students working on research projects with potential application in current environmental challenges such as energy conversion, energy storage or remediation. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, a resident of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.
Appliction Process
Interested candidates must submit a nomination package which includes the following: -submit a brief (1 page) progress report on their research project and their future research goals -letter of nomination from the students supervisor (or Graduate Program Director if the student does not have a supervisor) -a completed Student Financial Profile as found at this link: (online version to be completed on or before January 15. Hard copy version is available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies) -Current York University transcript as well as transcripts from other institutions (can be provided from the student's application) Nomination packages are due to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by March 1.

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.