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.
All awards listed on this website are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar Best Presentation Award was created to recognize outstanding presentations by graduate students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, during the Graduate Seminar Series MECH 6000 course. There will be awards at the MASc and PhD levels as well as a Student Choice award. The number of awards and their monetary values will change annually based on the availability of research boost support funding given from the Lassonde School of Engineering to the Department.
All presenters during the graduate seminar day will be automatically considered for this competition and their presentations will be evaluated based on the below criteria. No application is necessary.
Candidates must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for this award:
- Be registered full-time in a graduate program (MASc or PhD) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University;
- Be conducting research under principal supervision of a faculty member affiliated with the graduate program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University;
- Be enrolled in the course MECH6000 Graduate Seminar Series;
- Present a research talk during the Graduate Seminar Series day and attend at least 80% of the talks by other presenters as a requirement to pass the course.
How to Interpret the Awards Search Results
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:
- Bursaries are based on financial need. Therefore, students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
- Scholarships are based on academic merit. Therefore, students with high academic standing are encouraged to apply.
- Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need. Therefore, students with high academic standing and financial need are encouraged to apply.
The value of this award.
4. No. of Awards
The number of these awards offered each year.
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.