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.

Matthew Shoalts Film Director's Award

The Matthew Shoalts Film Director's Award will be given to a fourth year Department of Film production student to assist with the completion of their final film project. The recipient must maintain a minimum grade point average of 6.00. The award is to help offset production costs for an approved fourth-year film project of outstanding merit as evaluated by the Department of Film Production Committee. Matthew Shoalts was passionate about his family, friends, making beautiful movies and anything to do with Harry Potter. A gifted filmmaker, musician and singer, Matthew was halfway through his final year of studies in York's film program when he died in his sleep on Friday, November 29, 2012. At York, Mathew pursued his studies with passion, dedication and an overriding sense of cooperation. He was quick to volunteer to help out on other productions and used each experience to learn as much as he could about all aspects of filmmaking. Matthew has a seemingly unlimited amount of love and energy and he showed care and respect towards every person he encountered.
Application Process
The Department of Film within the Faculty of Fine Arts will be responsible for selecting the recipient. The successful recipient must submit receipts for their project to the Film Department and a one page statement demonstrating their passion for film and a spirit of helpfulness and co-operation with their classmates that marked Matthew's time at York University.

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.