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.

Richard Hornsey Co-op for Change Award

The Richard Hornsey Co-op for Change Award was created to benefit full time undergraduate students enrolled in the Lassonde School of Engineering pursuing a co-op position in a voluntary or non-profit organization. Students will be expected to approach an organization with a pitch to create their own volunteer co-op position or secure an existing co-op position in the voluntary or non-profit sector. This award will cover the associated co-op fees and will also provide a stipend during the four (4) month co-op term. Having joined York University in 2001, Richard Hornsey made a significant impact as one of the first Engineering faculty members and led the programs to their first successful accreditation. He was one of a small team who developed the Lassonde School of Engineering from inception, and as Vice-Dean he led the School?s academic program, student, and faculty portfolios. He also served as Interim Dean from 2017 to 2018. Richard Hornsey continues his enthusiasm for the enhancement of the Lassonde student experience as a Professor of Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and by supporting the establishment of the Richard Hornsey Co-op for Change Award.
Application Process
Students must submit an application outlining their program specific co-op position to the Co-op Advisory Committee and apply before the work term. The Co-op department will make a call for award applications in January for students to apply by March 1st. If there are no applicants or no candidate is selected for the award, a second call will be made in May to apply by July 1st, and if needed a third call to be made in September to apply by November 1st. Applicants must be active co-op students and are required to submit: - A written statement as to (1) their commitment to the voluntary sector and community development, and (2) how this particular experience will impact their career - Resume highlighting Lassonde extra-curricular involvement - Information about experience, including the anticipated start date, details about the organization, a complete job description, including duties, duration, hours per week, and supervisory information The position needs to meet the minimum Co-op criteria, 10 weeks and 420 hours in one semester. Submitting an application does not guarantee the award, students should not accept offers prior to obtaining an official decision on their application.

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.