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 Science Scholars Award

The York Science Scholars Award will be awarded to domestic and international students admitted to the Faculty of Science. Selection is based on the following criteria: high academic achievement (minimum 80% admission average or equivalent), a demonstrated passion for science and community service, demonstrated leadership skills, a desire to make a difference for their communities and demonstrated involvement beyond academics. For international students requiring the English language test for admission, required scores are as follows: YELT: band 1, TOEFL: iBT 100 and IELTS: 7.5. York Science Scholars will receive a $10,000 entrance scholarship which will be awarded in two parts. The first as an entrance scholarship and the second part once the experiential component is successfully completed. The first $5,000 will be awarded upon full-time enrolment to York University’s Faculty of Science. The second part is linked to the 12-week experiential component of the YSSA program (research placement or mentorship experience), overseen by a Faculty of Science professor during the summer following the recipient’s first year of study. Recipients must achieve a B+ average during the first year of study in order to be eligible for the experiential component. The receipt of the second $5,000 part of the scholarship is contingent upon successful completion of the experiential component and upon enrolment in the following term of study.
Application Process
To be considered for this award, domestic applicants must submit their application and required materials directly to the Faculty of Science. Materials required are personal statement, resume, and a minimum of two (but no more than three) reference letters are required, only one of which is from a teacher. The application guidelines and forms are found at the site: The application and all required documents must be submitted digitally or by hard copy by 11:59PM on February 20, 2018. All documents except for transcripts can be submitted in person or by email to Attn: York Science Scholars Award, Faculty of Science, York University, 352 Lumbers Bldg, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 or online at the above noted url. Transcripts do not need to be submitted by the applicant. The transcripts submitted by the candidate for their application to the York University Faculty of Science will be automatically used by 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.