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.

Allen M. Linden Memorial Prize in Torts

The family, friends, colleagues and students of the late Allen M. Linden, a leading scholar and proponent of Canadian tort law, have established this prize in his memory. Allen M. Linden, the silver medalist of the Osgoode Hall Law School Barrister class of 1960, was a champion of torts. As an Osgoode faculty member (1961 to 1978), and as a jurist, with great passion and conviction, he devoted his professional life to the teaching, application and development of tort law. As a law professor, author, trial and appellate judge, husband, father, brother and grandfather he had an enormous influence over future generations of lawyers. His enthusiasm for tort law and its possibilities for law reform, and social justice was infectious and transformational. His writing and teaching approached tort law as a window into the drama of the human experience and as an effective and flexible remedy to bring justice by securing compensation for loss, encouraging better safety standards and resolving conflict. The Allen M. Linden Memorial Prize will be awarded annually to the top student(s) in the first year class in Torts.
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.