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.

John Stephenson Computer Science Activity Fund

Description
The John Stephenson Computer Science Activity Fund will benefit students enrolled in the Computer Science program at the Lassonde School of Engineering who have submitted a written statement explaining their financial need and how the funds would support their learning experience. Eligible students will receive funds to help cover their educational activity-related expenses which may include but are not limited to the following: purchasing technology, textbooks and professional clothing, payment of conference fees and costs to travel to attend hackathons.
Appliction Process
Students apply for this bursary by completing a Student Financial Profile and submitting a personal statement. To be eligible, undergraduate students must be enrolled in the Computer Science program at the Lassonde School of Engineering. Students are also required to submit a personal statement explaining their financial need and how the funds would support their learning experience. In addition to their personal statement, students are encouraged to submit their receipts as supporting documentation. Personal statements should be addressed to the Secretary, Awards Committee at 105 Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, 11 Arboretum Lane, York University.There will be three application deadlines if funding is available: October 30, January 30 and May 30.

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.