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.

The Honourable William G.C. Howland Award of Excellence Renewable Entrance Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to the top students who enter the first year of the JD program or a joint program (JD/MBA/MPA; JD/MES) at Osgoode with an A- average or better, demonstrating academic excellence. Recipients who maintain an academic standing in the top 20% of the class will receive a a partial scholarship in each of the second and third years of the undergraduate law program. The Hon. William G. C. Howland Award of Excellence Entrance Scholarship was established by the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association and has been funded as a renewable entrance scholarship through a generous bequest from the estate of the late William Goldwin Carrington Howland, O.C., Ont., C.St.J. (LLB'39; LLD 1984). He practised law, lectured on mortgages, served as Chair of the Legal Education Committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada at the time that Osgoode Hall Law School became affiliated with York University, and served with distinction as Treasurer of the Law Society and as Chief Justice of Ontario.
Application Process
For further information regarding this award, please go to Osgoode's Web site 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.