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.

Barbara Crow Graduate Student Leadership Award

The Barbara Crow Graduate Student Leadership Award will be awarded annually to a graduate student at York University who demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities. Since Barbara Crow's arrival at York University in 2001, she has been dedicated to advocating for graduate education as a faculty supervisor, Graduate Program Director, and since 2012, Dean and Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies. Barbara's remarkable energy has driven numerous initiatives, including enhanced student supports and services, better planning and administrative coordination at the University, and the introduction of many innovative graduate program opportunities, all to fulfill the goal of improving the experience and success of all graduate students at York. Her service for the Associations of Graduate Deans in Ontario and Canada has influenced York's standing in our community. As a member of the senior leadership team at York, Barbara has been an engaged, thoughtful, and collegial contributor to key discussions about academic quality and outreach for the University. As a leading feminist scholar in Canada, her dedication to gender equity has inspired faculty, staff and graduate student leaders.
Appliction Process
Students are to submit the following: 1) A completed Award Application form ( 2) a one page statement (250 words) describing how their academic and extracurricular experience demonstrates their exceptional leadership qualities; 3)1 reference letter of support; and 4) a current C.V. Each year one (1) award of $1,000 will be granted. Students are to submit their application, either in hard copy or via email, to the Scholarships & Awards Coordinator in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at by December 1.

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.