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.

LA&PS Internship Award Program

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) Internship Awards Program (IAP) aims to encourage students to engage with organizations, whose work addresses key issues of social and economic justice. In recognition of the possibility that not all such organizations are able to offer paid opportunities for university students, the Faculty will make available a limited number of awards for students to engage in a meaningful work opportunity with selected organizations. Internship Award Program Themes 1. Social Justice, Equity & Inclusion Award Internships should focus on effective strategic thinking, planning, action and development in the area of social justice, equity and inclusion with agencies, organizations and enterprises where such principles are fundamental to the organization. 2. Economic Justice Award Students should work with community organizations, cooperatives, credit unions and similar other organizations which focus on issues of economic justice. 3. Indigenous Rights Award Students should work with organizations that are engaged with the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in areas such as Child Welfare, Education, Language and Culture, Health and Justice. Students may also seek opportunities with indigenous organizations and local indigenous communities to develop community projects. In support of the Faculty?s Anti-Black Racism Strategy and York?s Indigenous Framework, we would like to ensure that a minimum of 25% of the award positions prioritize the hiring of Black students and a minimum of 10% of the award positions prioritize the hiring of Indigenous students through this award program. Every effort will be made to outreach to students who identify as Black and/or Indigenous to make them aware of this opportunity, and organization/employer partners will be selected based on their alignment with these goals.
Application Process
1) LA&PS Internship Award Application ? Please complete the application in its entirety 2) Resume 3)Cover Letter? Please prepare aa one-page cover letter that outlines the position you are interested in, why you and interested in working with that particular organization, and how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for the position. 4) One Reference? Include the contact information of a a faculty member or a current/previous supervisor who has agreed to act as a character reference when applying for Internship Award The letter should outline your strengths, motivation and suitability for the internship. Deadline: Application process and deadlines to apply are clearly communicated each year on the website:

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.