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.

Savitri Ahuja Education Award

The Savitri Ahuja Education Award will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student in their first year of study in the Bachelor of Education program. Applicants must submit a short statement on any difficulties they have faced in continuing their studies along with their career aspirations to teach in Canada. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to, in the following order, students who are new Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and are admitted to the BEd based on their international credentials; or students whose parents are newcomers to Canada and are first in their family to attend university. This award is renewable for the student's second year of studies provided that the recipient successfully completes their first year of studies with no failing grades. This award was established by a bequest from Savitri Ahuja, and the love and adoration of her family members. Savitri was a teacher in India, who immigrated to Canada in 1974, and attended York University to upgrade her teaching credentials. She had a passion and love for teaching her students who, just like her family, were her pride and joy.
Application Process
In order to be considered, applicants must complete the Student Financial Profile and include a personal statement that speaks to how they meet the award criteria.

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.