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 Teaching Assistant Excellence Award recognizes an outstanding teaching assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering at York University. The award acknowledges excellence in and commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level.
To be eligible for the award, students must meet the following requirements:
1. Be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the Department of Civil Engineering at York University at the time of the nomination; and
2. Be employed or previously employed as a Teaching Assistant by the Department of Civil Engineering at York University.
3. Not have received this award previously during the degree program.
The nomination package should be submitted to the Graduate Program Assistant (GPA) by April 30 and should include:
1. Nomination Letter (1 page max) - The letter can be from an undergraduate student or faculty member. The letter should highlight the contributions of the candidate to the overall undergraduate teaching experience, the duties and tasks performed by the candidate that sets them apart from other Teaching Assistants, and other notable characteristics of the candidate, such as their rapport with undergraduate students, knowledge in the subject, effectiveness as a Teaching Assistant, and ability to convey concepts, etc.
2. Two (2) Letters of Support (1 page max each) - If the nomination letter is submitted by an undergraduate student, the first support letter should come from a course director familiar with the candidates performance as a teaching assistant. If the nomination letter is submitted by a course director, the first support letter should come from an undergraduate student having experience with the candidate as their Teaching Assistant.
The second letter should be from a peer or colleague that has worked as a TA with the candidate. The supporting letters should highlight the same contributions to teaching as specified for the nomination letter in 1 above.
3. CV (2 pages max) highlighting teaching experience (courses/labs/lectures), accomplishments, and training/certification in teaching.
4. Teaching statement (1 page max) highlighting contributions to teaching; innovative methods employed in teaching; and other notable teaching methodologies.
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.