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 Pat Placzek Award will be awarded annually to graduate students in the Faculty of Environmental Studies whose research focuses on or is related to aboriginal/indigenous urban studies/planning and who demonstrate financial need.
The Pat Placzek Award was established by Patżs family and friends in his memory. Pat was a graduate student enrolled in the MES program who passed away in June 2015 after battling leukemia. A beloved member of FES community, Pat is remembered not only as a dedicated, passionate student but a warm and generous spirit. He taught people that love, kindness, and caring can be a power greater than ourselves. Pat was very committed to social justice for Indigenous people in Canada and as such this award will support students working in this area.
An application is required to be eligible for this award. Complete applications are to be submitted to the Student Resource Assistant, OSAS, HNES 133. All graduate students enrolled in the MES Program at the Faculty of Environmental Studies will be encouraged to apply. Further information may be obtained on the web at http://fes.yorku.ca/students/financial-support/grad/
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.