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.

York University Continuing Student Scholarship

The York University Continuing Student Scholarships are distributed annually in August for the upcoming fall/winter session to undergraduate degree students who have achieved outstanding academic results,8.0 GPA or greater, in the previous summer and fall/winter sessions (i.e. for Fall/Winter 2021-2022, the terms considered will Summer 2020 and Fall/Winter 2020-2021). Students become eligible for this scholarship following the completion of their first 24 York credits. Students who receive a renewable entrance scholarship or award are not eligible to receive this scholarship. The scholarship is in the form of a tuition credit for courses taken in the undergraduate Faculties of Environmental and Urban Change, School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, Glendon, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Schulich School of Business, Science or Lassonde in the upcoming fall/winter or summer sessions.
Application Process
No application is required to be eligible for this award. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit.

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.