External Awards

There are a number of awards available through agencies external to York University. These awards are listed below with links to the appropriate Web sites from which you can learn more about the award and download the application. Apply well in advance for an award for the next academic year. This site also links you to several external award search engines to start you on your own search.

Disclaimer: York University does not promote scholarship opportunities being offered by private individuals and/or corporations. The information on this website is provided for the convenience of students only. While every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy and completeness, York University accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in the information provided and no responsibility for the content of the linked, non-York University websites. Students should independently confirm competition details and closing dates by consulting the relevant websites directly.

External Scholarship Search Engines

Universities Canada

A not-for-profit, non-governmental association representing Canadian universities, at home and abroad. Information is available for both undergraduate and graduates.

Student Financial Assistance - Government of Canada

Provides funding information for Canadian citizens in postsecondary education and beyond.

International Scholarships - Government of Canada

Canada is committed to participation in international study and research partnerships that build understanding among peoples, develop global citizens and leaders, and contribute to the development of nations. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is responsible for the Government of Canada's participation in major International Scholarship Programs. DFAIT provides support to international scholars in Canada, which is often reciprocated by foreign governments which support Canadian scholars in their countries.

Community of Science

A privately held company funded by John Hopkins University to create an international database of university-based scientific research. It has expanded to provide information for and about scientists. The funding described is primarily for American institutions but some options for Canadian are discussed.


A site dedicated to awards and scholarships for students with disabilities at Canadian colleges and universities.


Provides scholarship information for colleges and universities in the US.


A website designed to help Canadian undergraduate students understand their options when it comes to funding their post-secondary education. Studentawards.com joined forces with Scotiabank to build this one-stop resource for students.

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

Dedicated to ensuring that educational institutions, federal and provincial websites provide accessible information for students with disabilities. It offers an Online Resource Centre which includes a directory where students with disabilities can access information on scholarships, bursaries, awards and government programs.


Canada's most comprehensive scholarship portal. Search through an extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning.

The SmartStudent Guide

This site provides up-to-date information which will be helpful for students planning to study in the United States.


Gives you immediate access to a database of thousands of scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, grants and other financial awards. Whether you are about to enter your first year of postsecondary education or are already enrolled in a university or college program, this Canadian Web site can help you find the money to finance your education.