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.

Justice M.M. Van Camp Prize in Family Law

The Justice M.M. Van Camp Prize in Family Law will be awarded annually to the student(s) with highest standing in Family Law honours the memory of Justice M.M. Van Camp, the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario in 1971. Born and raised in Blackstock Ontario, she graduated from Osgoode Hall and was called to the Bar in 1947. As a partner in the firm of Beaudoin, Pepper and Van Camp, her legal work was varied but included divorce and other family law cases, and she was active in a number of community and legal organizations, including leadership roles in the Women?s Law Association of Ontario. Among other honours, Van Camp was appointed Queens Counsel in 1965 and was awarded the Order of Ontario in 2003, and (as her obituary stated) she was ?a role model in the field of law for women.? Justice Van Camp was devoted to her family of origin, including her sisters and their children and families.
Application Process
For further information regarding this award, please go to Osgoode's Web site at

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.