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.

Lewis and Bennett Graduate Scholarship in Environmental Sustainability

Lewis and Bennett Graduate Scholarship in Environmental Sustainability is available to PhD graduate students in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University, to support their study or research related to environmental sustainability. Applicants must have a minimum admission average of 80%, or demonstrate top academic performance when evaluated in comparison to their peers. The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four years and in order to renew recipients must have maintained satisfactory progress and a passing grade. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and must demonstrate financial need.
Application Process
The application process is by program nomination. Students whose research focuses on environmental sustainability issues, widely construed, will be considered for this scholarship through the Admissions process to their program of study. Applicants to graduate studies at York University should contact their graduate program office to indicate their interest in being considered before March 1 in the year in which they are applying to the program for admission. Nominations must include a statement of research, a CV, a letter of nomination from the program director. Applicants must also submit the Student Financial Profile available at by March 1.

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.