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.

Mary L. MacGregor Memorial Award

Mary graduated from law school at the University of Saskatchewan in 1972 and moved to Toronto to complete her legal articling. She practiced Trust and Estate Law for 42 years, first at Crown Trust, then Blaney McMurtry Stapells, and eventually at a small and unique law firm which would come to be known as Dickson MacGregor Appell. Mary lectured in estate and succession law at Osgoode Hall and taught the estate planning and administration section of the Ontario Bar Admission Course for the Law Society. She was a member and past president of the Estate Planning Council of Toronto, an editor of O?Brien?s Encyclopedia of Forms, Wills and Trusts Division V, and the author of Preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney: First Interview to Final Report, Third Edition (Canada Law Book). She was a co-founder of the Center for Estate Mediation and was awarded the Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Trusts and Estates in 2011. Mary was widely known for the generosity with which she shared her knowledge of Trust and Estate Law, especially amongst those whom she taught and mentored, as well as by the kindness and consideration which she showed to her clients and colleagues. The Mary L. MacGregor Memorial Award will be given to a JD student who has achieved high academic standing in the second or third year of the program, shows an interest in Estate Law, is active in the community at Osgoode, and demonstrates financial need.
Application Process

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.