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.

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

These awards have been created in order to celebrate and honour excellence in teaching in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Exceptional teachers are nominated by their teaching community (i.e. colleagues and students), rather than self-nominated. In so doing, this award recognizes quality teaching as one of the Faculty's reputational strengths, with the following specific objectives in view: - To promote the adoption of excellent teaching practices that foster deep, engaged learning; - To recognize and promote commitment to teaching in innovative and transformative ways to foster student success; - To recognize and promote faculty members' commitment to York's instructional priorities in the areas of first year experience, Experiential Education and e-learning; - To recognize and promote faculty members' commitment to Teaching, Learning and Student Success.
Application Process
Open to Teaching Assistants who have been a TA in courses equal to or exceeding 9.0 credits in LA&PS. Applicants are recommended to the department by students. The department forwards nomination packages to the faculty. Award winners become eligible again after six years. Members of the Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Success and members of the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence Adjudication Sub-Committee are not eligible to apply for this award during their year(s) of service. More information including nomination deadline, terms of reference and nomination package requirements are available online at

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.