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.

Tom Janes Memorial Award

The Tom Janes Memorial Award will be awarded to full time undergraduate students entering their first year of study at York University. To be considered applicants must: 1) Have a family member (defined as an immediate relative, spouse or step relative) that is a former employee of Janes Foods Ltd. The family member must have worked at Janes Family Foods for a minimum of 5 years between 1969 and 2012. Verification of employment will be confirmed by the Janes Family; visit to request the certificate. 2) Demonstrate good academic standing. This award is renewable for an additional three years, as long as the recipients continue to meet the terms of the award (i.e. continued full time status and good academic standing).
Appliction Process
To be considered for this award, please complete the Student Financial Profile and submit the verification of employment certificate issued by Janes Family Foods Ltd. to Student Financial Services via the drop box located in the lobby of the Bennett Centre for Student Services or by email to The application deadline for this award is October 15.

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.