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.

The Robert Everett Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance Award

The Robert Everett Exceptional Leadership in Student Governance Award recognizes and celebrates students who have made a valuable and significant contribution to the governance of York University. Established in 2018, this award is named in honour of Dr. Robert Everett, a distinguished Senior Assistant Secretary of the University, who made extraordinary contributions supporting University governance for nearly three decades. Full-time undergraduate or graduate students with an active registration in a University program who have: - actively and constructively participated in University governance at the Senate, Board of Governors and/or Faculty Council levels; - embodied a strong spirit of collegiality, inclusiveness and commitment in their approach to governance; - exhibited leadership in performing the duties of their role; and - made meaningful contributions to governance as a student. Nominators for this award can be any member of the York University community; however, self-nominations are not permitted. Recipients will be honoured at an award reception and receive both a framed certificate and recognition on a plaque.
Application Process
Nomination package must include: A completed Nomination Form 1 to 2-page nomination letter that speaks to: - the nominee?s willingness to assume leadership in governance activities; - the amount of effort expended, particularly that beyond normal expectations of the role; - the quality of effort made (intensity, extensiveness, complexity); - the impact made, attributable to the nominee?s efforts; - the collegial and inclusive approach taken in collaborations; and - the commitment taken to foster student perspectives to help shape University decisions. Up to 3 additional reference letters (no more than 2 pages each) should be included in the package, and at least one of the letters must be from a current York University student. Enquiries can be emailed 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.