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.

Dean's Award for Research Excellence (DARE)

The Dean's Award for Research Excellence (DARE) - Undergraduate is intended to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research projects supervised by LA&PS faculty members. The purpose of the Award is to connect students and faculty via the faculty member's research project, which will be undertaken during the Summer Term. DARE will allow undergraduate students to: ◾receive one-on-one mentoring from a faculty member; ◾participate meaningfully in the process of scholarly inquiry; ◾develop research skills and experience; and ◾investigate and learn about a research area that interests you.
Application Process
The awards are open to: ◾Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS). ◾Students will normally have a minimum GPA of 7.0. ◾Students need to have completed at least 48 credits by the time they take up the award. ◾Students are also eligible to apply for the award within their graduating year. For more information about this program please go to

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.