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.

James Laxer Award

The James Laxer Award will be awarded to a full-time student in the Department of Equity Studies and Human Rights, who has earned a minimum of 54 credits, with a minimum GPA of 6.0 (B), and who demonstrates financial need. This award was created by the friends and family of Prof James Laxer. Born in 1941 in Montreal, James received his Bachelor?s degree from the University of Toronto and a Master?s from Queen's University, before coming to teach political economy at York University. He was the author of over twenty influential books on Canadian history, politics, and economics and a regular contributor to Canadian newspapers, magazines and journals throughout his distinguished career. The James Laxer Award recognizes his service and his commitment to York University, to his students, and to social justice and equality in Canada and worldwide.
Application Process
Complete of the Student Financial Profile is required to be considered for this award.

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.