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.

BEST (Bergeron Entreprenuers in Science and Technology) Undergraduate Entrance Award

The B.E.S.T. Undergraduate Entrance Award is offered to up to ten undergraduate students who are entering the Lassonde School of Engineering and have demonstrated an enterprising track record, through leadership of or involvement in enterprising activities. Applicants will be asked to provide evidence of their entrepreneurial initiatives and demonstrate their commitment to entrepreneurial activities.
Application Process
To apply for this award, students must complete the online entrance scholarship application available in MyFile by the April 1 deadline. In addition, applicants will be required to submit a two-page essay or personal statement offering evidence of their entrepreneurial initiatives (leadership and/or involvement in enterprising activities) and that demonstrates their commitment to continued entrepreneurial activities as a student in the Lassonde School of Engineering. Statements should be submitted to the attention of Andrew Maxwell, 105 Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence no later than June 30. Students will be selected for the entrance award by the B.E.S.T. Awards committee.

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.