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.

Louise Biely Yolles Scholarship

Description
The Louise Biely Yolles Scholarship will be awarded in alternate years as follows: 1) granted to an outstanding full time anthropology major who completed 90 credits; awarded to a student with the highest CGPA who has clearly demonstrated promise in at least one of these areas: social justice, ethics, psychoanalytic anthropology, child development, the role of mothers and fathers, gender studies, individual experience related to forms of culture and/or qualitative methods. Preference will be given to students with a history of participation in McLaughlin College activities. 2) granted to an outstanding full time McLaughlin College undergraduate student who has completed 90 credits; awarded to McLaughlin student with highest CGPA who meets the following additional criteria: history of participation in college activities and courses taken in at least one of the following areas: gender studies, child development, the role of mothers and fathers, attaining sexual identity ethics/or qualitative research methods. This scholarship was established through a bequest by and named after York graduate and former McLaughlin College course instructor Louise Yolles (MA'80).
Appliction Process
A shortlist will be prepared by the Office of the Master, McLaughlin College (and in alternate years by the Dept. of Anthropology) based on CGPA and history of college participation. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a written statement.

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.