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.

John M. Rosen ?68 Award

The purpose of the John M. Rosen ?68 Award is to inspire future generations of advocates; it will be given annually to a JD student in financial need who has demonstrated an genuine interest in legal advocacy. John M. Rosen is one of Canada?s most accomplished criminal trial and appellate lawyers, with a career that has spanned almost five decades. John?s interest in legal advocacy first took root at Osgoode Hall Law School, and it quickly grew into a life-long passion. Following his graduation in 1968, John pursued a career as a barrister, with an exclusive focus on criminal law. The real-life issues presented in criminal cases, which are best resolved in the courtroom, provided John with the opportunity to hone his skills as an advocate. Over the past 50 years, John has defended hundreds of accused persons, including more than 200 people charged with murder. At the centre of his career has always been his love of advocacy, a crucial skill for all lawyers. John has received numerous awards for his leadership in Canadian legal advocacy, including the Law Society Medal and the Osgoode Hall Alumni Gold Key for Achievement. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. John?s family created this award to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his graduation from Osgoode Hall Law School.
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.