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.

Peter Moens/AGSBS Graduate Award in Biology

The Peter Moens/AGSBS Graduate Award in Biology will be given to a full-time continuing graduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Science's Biology program who demonstrates commitment to and excellence in original research and who is an active member of York University's graduate student community through involvement with CUPE, GSA, AGSBS, Biology Symposium or FGS. Students must also be actively involved in the local community.
Appliction Process
Eligible applicants will be nominated by either a member of the current faculty (supervisor or any supervisory committee member) or a fellow graduate student. The nomination package must include a letter from the candidates thesis supervisor addressing the candidate's commitment to and success in original research. If the nomination comes from a fellow graduate student, this student must obtain support from the supervisor or another committee member so that the confidential information regarding grades, etc can be obtained. The nominated student will provide an updated CV (curriculum vitae) detailing presentations and volunteer work. By agreeing to be nominated, the nominee permits the Graduate Program Assistant to access his or her grades so that ordering and paying for an official transcript is not necessary.

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.