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.

George Hopton Award

The George Hopton Award was established by the Atkinson Students? Association (ASA) and friends, to honour Professor Hopton, retired Professor of Humanities at York University, ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church, and former Master of Atkinson. Professor Hopton was an advocate for redressing systemic imbalances and social injustices. This award is intended to recognize and encourage students with special needs or circumstances. Awarded annually to a Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies student who is pursuing his/her first degree, completed at least 18 Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies credits (six credits of which should be a general education course) with a minimum overall GPA of 7.0 and majoring in any of the following fields: Humanities, Religious Studies, Social Science, Sociology, Social Work, Woman?s Studies. Preference will be given to a student who: demonstrates financial need; is the first in their family to attend a university; is a single parent; disabled or aboriginal.
Application Process
To apply for this award, please fill out the current Student Financial Profile at and review Fall/Winter Undergraduate Bursaries and Awards Program information available at Applicants must submit a one-page letter outlining their personal and educational background.

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.