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 Mackey Scholarship in Critical Disability Studies

Description
The Peter Mackey Scholarship in Critical Disability Studies will be given to an incoming full time doctoral student who has a disability and is enrolled in the Critical Disability Studies program. Peter Mackey was in the final years of completing his doctorate in the Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies when he died suddenly on Jan. 28, 2014. An erudite and sophisticated thinker, Peter was researching the problems that disabled people experience and what might a society be like were these problems solved. Peter's passion for life and laughter, his dedication to critical disability studies and disability advocacy, as well as his love of teaching and knowledge, will be remembered through the establishment of the Peter Mackey Scholarship in Critical Disability Studies.
Appliction Process
To be considered for this scholarship, eligible students must submit a statement in which they self identify as a person with a disability, and outline the array of experiences acquired within their pursuit of higher education at the doctoral level, their interest in critical disability studies, and what they hope to accomplish with their education upon graduation.

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.