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.

Kingsley Abu Imonikhe Graduate Award

The Kingsley Abu Imonikhe Graduate Award will be awarded to one full time, domestic and one full time international Masters or PhD student experiencing financial need and with at least a żBż average. Preference will be given to students in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science), or Business fields such as Finance or Financial Accountability in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. This award was established by York alumna Diana Imonikhe ż05, ż08, ż17 to honour her father, Kingsley Abu Omokhovwa Imonikhe (1955-1991). He was a hardworking, loving father who had a keen interest in education. He received a Diploma in Engineering from Auchi Polytechnic, pursued Civil Engineering and Management at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom and later returned to Nigeria to work with Arbico Nigeria Limited. Diana is a firm believer in the power of education to create opportunities and accelerate a personżs path to success. She hopes to give someone else the opportunity to learn and grow at York University.
Appliction Process
To be considered, applicants must complete the Student Financial Profile available at In addition applicants must submit a 1 page statement about the applicant's educational and professional goals. More details about this award is available at

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.