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.

Excellence Award for Undergraduate Research

The Excellence Award for Undergraduate Research recognizes an undergraduate student for conducting outstanding research during their undergraduate training, working on a research project broadly related to the field of Mechanical Engineering with a faculty member at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University. To be eligible for this nomination, at the time of application deadline, candidates must meet all of the following requirements: 1. Be enrolled as a full-time student in the Mechanical Engineering program at the Lassonde School of Engineering, York University; 2. Be conducting research under supervision of a faculty member at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University; 3. Have completed a minimum of 50 credits; 4. The award is open to domestic and international students.
Application Process
The call for nomination will be announced on the Department of Mechanical Engineering's website ( as well as emails to faculty members and students one month prior to the nomination deadline (the first Monday of November in each calendar year). Nomination packages must include the following: 1. Nomination Form 2. Nomination Letter (1 page): The letter must come from the candidate?s supervisor. It should provide a summary of the research project and comment on the overall performance of the candidate. It may address the candidate?s responsibilities, contributions, and results or findings. It should also state why the candidate?s performance and contribution are worthy of recognition as per above criteria. The letter must be signed by the nominator. 3. Up-to-date Transcript: Transcripts from York University must be submitted as part of the nomination package (an unofficial one will suffice). 4. Candidate?s CV The complete nomination dossiers should be submitted to the Adjudication Committee (the Department's Graduate Committee) through the Graduate Program Administrative Assistant electronically (via email).

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.