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.
All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
The Mechanical Engineering Excellence Award for Graduate Research recognizes the excellent research achievements of graduate students (MASc and PhD) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
The candidate must meet all of the following criteria at the time of application:
- Be registered full-time in a graduate program (MASc or PhD) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University
- Be conducting research under principal supervision of a faculty member affiliated with the graduate program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University
Candidates may only be nominated by someone who is closely familiar with the work of the nominee in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Examples include supervisor(s) and the members of the supervisory committee. Self-nomination is not allowed.
A complete nomination package must include all of the following documents:
1. Nomination Form
2. Nomination Letter (maximum 1 page). The letter must be provided by the nominator. It may comment on the candidates overall performance and independence in conducting his/her research considering the above criteria, as well as any other information (e.g. extracurricular and voluntary research activities). It should also state why the candidates performance and contribution are worthy of recognition. The letter should be signed by the nominator.
3. Research Statement (maximum 2 page)
It provides a summary of specific research project(s) conducted by the candidate, detailing the motivation, goals and objectives, methodology, results, impact of the research. Citations and references are allowed but not required. Reference list, pictures, tables or figures can be provided within the 2-page limit.
4. Up-to-date York University Transcript
Transcripts from York University must be submitted as part of the nomination package (an unofficial transcript will suffice).
5.Candidates up to date CV
Complete nomination package must be submitted electronically as one PDF file to the Graduate Program Assistant of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The deadline will be set 1 month after announcing the award on the department website and via email to faculty members and graduate students.
How to Interpret the Awards Search Results
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:
- Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
- Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
- Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.
The value of this award.
4. No. of Awards
The number of these awards offered each year.
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.