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.

Jenny Sferrazza '16 Prize for Criminal Law

Description
The Jenny Sferrazza '16 Prize for Criminal Law will be given to the graduating student who has the highest combined grade in first-year Criminal law, Evidence and Criminal Procedure. Jenny had a passion and love for the law. She graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Society from the University of Calgary in 2009. She went on to become a Judicial Clerk for the Calgary Youth Courts, a Bail Office Clerk at the Calgary Young Offenders Centre where she taught and helped guide troubled children and was then appointed as the youngest Justice of the Peace in Alberta. She graduated from Osgoode with a Juris Doctor degree in 2016 but sadly passed away before she could begin her career as a criminal lawyer.
Appliction Process
http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/programs/jd-program/financial-services/funding

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.