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.

Scotiabank Award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Scotiabank is committed to the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. It has established this award to support a student admitted to the first year of the JD program. Applicants must write a one-page essay on how they will positively impact the legal profession and the Black or Indigenous community over the next three years by combatting racism and furthering inclusivity. They must also have demonstrated work or voluntary experience supporting the Black or Indigenous community or other marginalized or disadvantaged groups. Preference will be given to individuals who self-identify as a member of the Black community or the Indigenous community. The total value of the award per academic year is $10,000 and may be renewed for each of the second and third year of the degree. In order to maintain eligibility, recipients must be in good standing to advance in the JD Program and submit a reflective statement on their thoughts and experiences during the past year including but not limited to their learnings to date about systemic racism in law to the Office of Student Financial Services at Osgoode Hall Law School. By applying for this award students are consenting to have their reflective statement shared with the donor.
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.