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.
All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
The Dean's Undergraduate Research Awards for Physics and Applied Chemistry provides paid, 16 week positions to qualified domestic undergraduate students majoring in Physics or Applied Chemistry to work in York University research labs over the summer term. These positions are meant to stimulate interest in undergraduate students in scientific research and to encourage undergraduate students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields.
Prof. Gérard Rosaire Hébert (1924-2015) established this award prior to his passing along with a gift in his Will. He was a professor of Mathematics and Physics at York University from 1965 until he retired in 1991. Gérard cared greatly for his students, and they appreciated him. He authored several publications, participated in many projects, served on many committees, and supervised many Masters and Doctorate theses. In his free time, Gérard enjoyed signing in choirs and directed several choirs in Toronto. He was highly accomplished and a well-rounded man who strongly believed in higher education.
Potential students identified by the faculty based on academic standing. Positions are offered after students have secured the support of faculty supervisor who agrees to host them in their research group.
How to Interpret the Awards Search Results
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:
- Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
- Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
- Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.
The value of this award.
4. No. of Awards
The number of these awards offered each year.
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.