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.

Brian Little Award

This award will be given annually to a student in the JD program who has good academic standing and demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to a student who is involved in the life of Osgoode Hall Law School through extra-curricular activities such as athletics, student government or other endeavors. Established to honour the memory of Brian Little, a brilliant student and a tremendous hockey player who led the Osgoode Owls to many big wins. After graduating from Osgoode in 1974, Brian studied at the London School of Economics and received his Master of Laws. Brian began his law career at McMillan, Binch and became a partner of the firm. He then became Vice President and General Counsel of Dome Petroleum and later General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of B.P. Canada Energy Company. He was a great and loyal friend whose ever-present sense of humour and his love of life touched many people. Created through the generosity of the friends, family and colleagues of Brian Little and through generous contributions by BP Canada Energy Company, James B. Love. Q.C. and McMillan Binch.
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.