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.

Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (BEST) Award

The Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science & Technology (BEST) program will support a number of awards annually known as the Bergeron Award. Candidates for the Bergeron Award must be in good academic standing in their program and possess two of the following attributes: i) demonstrated leadership; ii) evidence of entrepreneurial talent; and/or iii) entrepreneurial engagement. Financial need will be taken into consideration and may effect the amount granted. The intent of these awards if to provide funds to enable entrepreneurial students who wish to participate in related activities, to do so, without being concerned about cost. These funds may be used to cover the costs of additional courses, travel to courses or conference, participation in entrepreneurial events, etc...
Application Process
To be eligible, students must submit their application directly to the BEST Program. Details on the application process and for the application itself are available on the BEST website:

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.