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.

Global Assistance Foundation of Canada Bursary

The Global Assistance Foundation of Canada Bursary will be awarded to a Canadian student with a physical and/or mental disabilities for the purpose of attending a Canadian post secondary institution with preference given to a student with financial need. The Global Assistance Foundation of Canada is inspired by the perseverance demonstrated by these students and wants to help them to pursue their goals by providing a bursary to help with the financial costs related to the pursuit of a post-secondary education. The Global Assistance Foundation of Canada was created to help vulnerable members of all communities and with the belief that those with mental and physical disabilities should have access to and be able to seek the same opportunities as others.
Appliction Process
To be considered for this award, submit the Student Financial Profile available at Applicants must select this award from the list available. By applying for this award, candidates give consent for Student Financial Services to verify their registration status with Counselling and Disability Services.

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.