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.

York University Retirees' Association Graduate Student Award

Description
The York University Retirees' Association Graduate Award will be granted to a full time master's student in either the first or second year of their master's program. The candidate must have achieved a minimum academic standing of B+ and must show financial need. The candidate must also demonstrate either a strong commitment to volunteerism in the community or active engagement in a student leadership role while in the master's program.
Appliction Process
This award will rotate amongst faculties: In 18/19, the award will be open to students enrolled in the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design/Social Sciences/Humanities. In 19/20, the award will be open to students in Science/Engineering/Health/Environmental Studies and in 20/21, the award will be open to students in Business/Law. Applicants must submit the Student Financial profile available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp. To support the application, all applicants must submit one letter of recognition attesting to the community/student life involvement and one academic reference letter attesting to academic ability in the program to Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies by December 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.