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.

The Carswell Scholarship Fund in the Faculty of Science

Description
The Carswell Scholarship will be awarded to incoming PhD students enrolled in the Faculty of Science who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the scholarships will be given to students who are either in their first or second year of studies. From 2017-2018 academic year and onwards, the scholarships will only be awarded to incoming students.
Appliction Process
To be eligible, students must submit the following items to their Graduate Program Director: - 500 word personal statement indicating their career vision and research direction - previous transcripts - Applicants will submit two supporting letters, one from the student's supervisor and one from another professor (second letter may be from York or elsewhere) - Carswell Scholarships are non-renewable, however, students may apply for and receive the award for more than one year. - Open to full-time domestic and international PhD students in the Faculty of Science - Deadline to apply to be a Carswell Scholar is November 15 for 2016-17, and May 15 for 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20. Each Carswell Scholar will be awarded $10,000 on their student accounts in the Fall term.

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.