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.
All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
The Joyce and Fred Zemans Scholarship at York University will be awarded to one graduate student from each of the following programs:
1. The Graduate Program in Art History, with preference given to students in Canadian Art and/or Curatorial Studies;
2. The Schulich School of Business' MBA program, with preference given to students specializing in Arts and Media Administration; AND
3. The Osgoode Hall Law School's Graduate Program in Law, with preference given to students whose research focuses on Alternative Dispute Resolution or Access to Justice.
The application process requires program nomination. Graduate students pursuing a graduate degree at York University may be nominated for this scholarship through the admissions process to their graduate program. Applicants 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. Continuing students should contact their graduate program office to indicate their interest in being considered before March 1 for awards that will commence in September of that year.
Nominations must include a statement of research, a CV, and transcripts from the admissions file and/or student file, as well as a letter of nomination from the program director.
How to Interpret the Awards Search Results
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:
- Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
- Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
- Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.
The value of this award.
4. No. of Awards
The number of these awards offered each year.
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.