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.

Harry A. Newman Memorial Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Social Work

The Harry A. Newman Memorial Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Social Work was created to benefit graduate students studying or conducting research in the School of Social Work. Harry A. Newman, who was a member of Lions Club Toronto, played a leading role in the development of youth and community activities for the club. The Harry A. Newman Memorial Foundation was created to further the development of individuals with leadership potential for the benefit of the community.
Application Process
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must meet the following criteria, per the OGS guidelines: - Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person at the time of the OGS application deadline date; - Or be a foreign student who is studying in Ontario under a temporary resident visa-student study permit, under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; - Be enrolled in an eligible post-secondary institution in Ontario (one offering graduate programs); - Be taking an eligible program on a full time basis. An eligible program is defined as a full-time program of study of two or three terms at an eligible institution leading to a graduate degree. Eligible programs must be approved as eligible for funding by MTCU; - Have a minimum GPA of (A-); - Students must be in 3rd year or less as of December, in their application year, to be eligible. For more information, please go to

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.