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.

Stephen K. Levine Award in Social and Political Thought

Description
The Stephen K. Levine Award in Social and Political Thought benefits students (Masters or Doctoral) studying in the Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. This award was established by a York graduate to express gratitude to a former professor and friend. From 1971 to 2004, Levine was a Professor in the Social Science Division and the Social and Political Thought Program at York University. He is also Dean of the doctoral program in expressive arts at the European Graduate School (Switzerland) and co-founder of The Create Institute, a three-year training program in Expressive arts Therapy (Toronto). Author and editor of many books in the field of expressive arts, including Trauma, Tragedy and Therapy: The Arts and Human Suffering.
Appliction Process
Eligible students must submit: a) a completed Award Application form (.pdf) .Hard copy please; b) a student issued copy of most recent transcript (screen printed copy is permitted); c) a one-page outline of planned work for the period of the award and a description of how the scholarship will contribute to the student's academic progress; d) a current Curriculum Vitae and e) one letter of reference. Applications are due October 15 each year.

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.