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.

Abdurahman 'Hosh' Jibril '93 Memorial Bursary

The Abdurahman 'Hosh' Jibril '93 Memorial Bursary was created by his family and friends to honour his memory and many accomplishments. It will be given annually to a student in the JD program in financial need. Abdurahman 'Hosh' Jibril (1953 – 2019) came to Toronto in the late 1970s, one of the earliest Somali refugees to come to Canada. He was a man of powerful intellect who disdained mediocrity and possessed a strong commitment to progressive agendas, such as equality, justice, women’s rights, protection of minority groups, and fair representation. Throughout his career as a lawyer and later in his community development work, Hosh has always supported the settlement and integration of large number of refugees and immigrants in Canada, and closely worked with some of society's most vulnerable members on legal matters. He later went back to Somalia to help serve the country faithfully and held a number of important government positions, including the task of leading the drafting and adoption of the Provincial Constitution of Somalia in 2012. Most recently, Hosh was the Minister of Constitutional Affairs, where he led a constitutional review process.
Application Process

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.