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.

Michael Mandel Peace and Social Justice Award

The Michael Mandel Peace and Social Justice Award honours the memory of Professor Michael Mandel, whose passion for peace and social justice was reflected in his teaching, research and in his fearless commitment to political engagement. The award will be given to a JD student in financial need who has demonstrated a commitment to the pursuit of peace and social justice through their community activity, personal commitment, or academic interest. Professor Michael Mandel graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1972 as the Silver Medalist. After obtaining a Master?s degree from Oxford University?s Wadham College and working for a year as a criminal lawyer, he was, at the age of 26, hired to the full-time faculty. He went on to become a much beloved teacher, who, at the time of his death in 2013, was the School?s longest serving full-time faculty member and taught an estimated 4000 students. Professor Mandel led legal and political campaigns to support the vulnerable or suffering. These campaigns included fighting for prisoners' rights, improving conditions for workers everywhere, and an end to the occupation of the Palestinian people. He was committed to the pursuit of even-handed justice ? both domestic and international. His devotion to truth and logic marked his work. He was best known in his later years for his inspirational anti-war activism against the United States and NATO leaders for committing what he called the supreme international crime, ?the waging of aggressive war? in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.
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.