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 Herbert and Violetta Halpert Writing Prize in Children, Childhood & Youth Studies

The prize will be given for the most outstanding piece of writing by Children's Studies majors or minors at each of the four year levels in Children's Studies courses for an essay, fieldwork research report, ethnography, or creative piece. All submissions will be nominated by Children's Studies instructors and will be judged anonymously by a panel of judges appointed by the Children's Studies Executive Board. All nominees will receive a letter of commendation. Recipients will also receive a monetary prize, a certificate, and a citation. The prizes are named in honour of Dr. Herbert Halpert, a world-renowned folklorist, founder of the Folklore Department at Memorial University and the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive, as well as a key mentor to Dr. Carole Carpenter, founder of York's Children's Studies Program. Both he and his wife, Violetta Maloney Halpert, were great wordsmiths as well as vigorous supports of the Children's Studies Program from its conception.
Application Process
No application is required. Course Directors within the Children's Studies Program will nominate individual pieces of work.

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.