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.

Ann Hilborn Memorial Experience Award

The Ann Hilborn Memorial Experience Award will be awarded annually to Glendon students who are travelling on exchange or experiential education program outside of Ontario. Preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in French Studies and/or the Glendon French as a Second Language BEd program Ann Hilborn spent her early years in Belleville, Ontario and Pierrefonds, Quebec. Following graduation from Moira Secondary School in Belleville as an Ontario Scholar, Ann enrolled in York University?s Glendon College. As a dedicated student and voracious reader, she blossomed in the multilingual, idea-rich environment. Between her third and fourth years, Ann travelled to Paris, France to work as une jeune fille au pair. This provided her with an opportunity, in her free time, to visit the city?s famous landmarks and experience Parisian life first-hand. It was the trip of a lifetime for her. Ann graduated from Glendon in 1976, earning a dual honours degree in French and English, and then went on to Teachers? College receiving her B.Ed. An enthusiastic, creative teacher who stressed to her students that it was essential always to give your best and to look for the good in life and in people, Ann was a positive influence on countless students in the Durham District School Board during her 34 years of teaching. A highlight for many students were the experiential education trips Ann led annually to St-Donat in the Laurentians. There students could practice their French and experience Québec culture. Later in life Ann met Peter Clute through their mutual interest in photography. It turned out that he too was a Glendon alumnus. Peter became the love of Ann?s life, her soulmate and companion. Ann died in 2020, but her spirit lives on in those who knew her and those who are recipients of the Ann Hilborn Memorial Experience Award.
Application Process
Students must submit their Student Financial Profile and a supplemental form available on Glendon?s Experiential Education website. To apply, please visit

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.