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.

Jim Ferguson Football Bursary

This bursary will be given to one inter-university football student athlete from the Hamilton area (Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth), who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, a resident of Ontario and demonstrates financial need. The student athlete must meet the current Ontario University Athletics/Canadian Inter-university Sport requirements for athletic awards. If there are no suitable candidates from the Hamilton area (Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth), the award can go to another football student-athlete who meets the balance of the criteria. Should there be no eligible football student-athletes, the bursary may be granted to a student-athlete who meets balance of the criteria.
Application Process
To be considered for this award, all students must complete the Scholarships and Awards section of the Student Financial Profile available at Entering students should also make contact with the Head Coach of the inter-university sport team of their choice.

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.