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.

Janet Morrison Student Leadership Award

The Janet Morrison Student Leadership Award will be awarded annually to a continuing student who is especially dedicated to both academic (minimum 6.0 gpa for undergraduate students, minimum B average for graduate students) and co-curricular activities, has shown outstanding leadership and is a role model to others. To be eligible students must submit a one page statement outlining these activities. Where there are students of equal qualification/merit, the award will be given to those with financial need. Janet Morrison made a significant impact at York University spanning 17 years and influencing numerous campus initiatives. As Vice-Provost Students, Janet made enormous strides towards the enhancement and coordination of the services and supports we provide to promote engagement, student success, and York pride. Her enthusiasm and advocacy for students and commitment to improving the quality of the student experience is well documented. Janet's energy was contagious and her leadership inspired faculty, staff and countless student leaders. In honour of Janet's immense contributions to York University, the Janet Morrison Student Leadership Award has been named in her honour.
Application Process
To be considered for this award, you must complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP). The SFP must be completed and the written statement must be submitted to the Scholarships and Bursaries unit via the drop box located in the lobby of the Bennett Centre for Student Services by Oct 15.

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.