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.

Mechanical Engineering Entrance Award for Graduate Studies

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the following entrance awards to recognize outstanding new graduate students upon admission to the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program, York University. There are a maximum of ten (10) awards at the Masters and PhD levels. On the recommendation of the Graduate Program Committee, the student will receive a $2,000 award which is in addition to their minimum guaranteed funding amount stated in their offer letters.
Application Process
All applicants (Canadian and international) admitted to the graduate program in Mechanical Engineering, York University, will be automatically considered for this award. The selection will be based on a combination of the following criteria: - Candidate must be registered full-time in the first-year of a graduate program (MASc or PhD) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University, at the time of receiving the award. - Candidates must have a GPA of A- or higher for the last 2 years of their education. - Candidate?s past research activities and quality of research performance, and significance of the projects/work, e.g. presenting at international conferences, publication, or application of the work.

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.