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.

Schulich Leader Scholarship

One scholarship valued at $120,000 ($30,000 x 4 years) will be awarded to a Schulich Leader Nominee admitted to an Engineering program. An additional scholarship valued at $100,000 ($25,000 x 4 years) will be awarded to a Schulich Leader Nominee admitted to Science, Technology, or Mathematics. Candidates must possess two of the following three attributes: 1. Has exceptional high academic grades 2. Has demonstrated leadership in school life and community life, or has provided evidence of entrepreneurial talent: or 3. Has demonstrated financial need This award is renewable in years two, three and four of undergraduate study provided the student maintains continued full time enrolment status in a STEM Faculty/program and successfully completes a full time course load. In the event that the recipient of an Engineering scholarship transfers into a science, technology or math program, the value of the scholarship will be adjusted accordingly. Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for the YU Automatic Entrance Scholarship or the York University Continuing Student Scholarship.
Application Process
Eligible Canadian applicants attending either high school, secondary school or a CEGEP program must submit the Schulich Leader Scholarships online application form. For more information about this scholarship program including relevant timelines, please visit go to In addition, please submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through indicating their consent for release of information in order to be eligible for this award. The UJA Federation of Greater Toronto will be notified of the recipient selection.

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.