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.

York University Service Award

The York University Service Award will be awarded to a student who is currently serving or have previously served in the Canadian Armed Forces, and who has a disability (i.e. physical, sensory, mental health or learning disability) as defined by the Ontario Human Rights code. This award is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in full or part time studies at York University. Consideration will also be given to students who have a disability and who are the children of current or former military personnel. This award was established by York University to honour the dedicated men and women who serve our country and also reflects York's longstanding commitment to accessibility for students from all walks of life and our priority of supporting students with disabilities. This award is renewable for an additional 3 years assuming the recipient maintains continued enrolment and good academic standing.
Appliction Process
Applicants must be registered full-time or part-time at York University and be in good academic standing. In order to be considered for this award, applicants must complete the Student Financial Profile available at In addition, applicants must submit a statement identifying the capacity of their military services (or where applicable, that of their parent). Applicants must also provide documentation to Counselling & Disability Services (CDS) to confirm their diagnosed disability and provide permission to CDS to confirm eligibility for this award to the selection committee.

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.