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.

Honourable Lawrence T. Pennell Bursary

The Honourable Lawrence T. Pennell Bursary will be given annually to student graduating from the Law School who has an articling position in, or expressed desire to practise in a small town or rural community in Canada. Preference will be given to students with financial need and high debt. Lawrence Pennell graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1938 and went on to a distinguished in government and the judiciary. In 1962 he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Brant-Haldimand. He served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance (1964-1965) then as the Solicitor General of Canada (1965). He left politics in 1968 and was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario where he served until 1985. This award was created by his daughter Kerry Pennell as a tribute to her father, his many contributions to the Canadian justice system and his love of small town Canada.
Application Process

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.