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.

Beverly Margaret Reynolds Scholarship

Established to honour the late Beverley Margaret Reynolds, York employee and alumna, this scholarship will be awarded to a student who has completed at least 30 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.00 (B+) and who has completed 12 credits in courses related to third world studies. Preference will be given to students who are actively involved in community service as evidenced by a letter of reference.
Application Process
To be considered for this scholarship, students must submit a paper of high quality completed as part of course work in a course related to Third World Studies during the award academic year (the previous fall/winter or summer) and provide at least one letter of recommendation as evidence of active participation/involvement in community service. Third World Studies courses are those that deal with: development problems in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean; the experience of indigenous people in the Americas; and racial and ethnic issues in Canada and elsewhere, as these effect peoples of African, Asian, Latin American and Caribbean origin. Further information regarding this award may be obtained on the Web at

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.