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.

Mark and R. Paul Allio Experience Award

The Mark and R. Paul Allio Experience Award was created to benefit Glendon students who are travelling on exchange or experiential education program outside of Ontario. Recipients must have a minimum 6.0 (B) average and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students pursuing courses or opportunities in one of the following areas: Drama & Creative Arts, Communications, field research, scientific exploration or international affairs. The Mark and R. Paul Allio Experience Award was established by Mark and his family to honour the memory of his brother Paul and commemorate the transformative impact Glendon College had on both brothers when their family immigrated to Toronto from the NYC area. Mark graduated from Glendon in 1977 with a BA in Psychology, and Paul followed in 1979 with a BA in Political Science. They were the only Americans at Glendon during this time, and their immersive experience steeped in Glendon?s unique bilingual culture helped them acquire international cultural literacy and become proud world citizens. Both went on to full and interesting careers in international business consulting, economic development, entrepreneurship, education, and the arts. Paul met his future wife Beate Freter (BA 1978) at Glendon, and although their marriage did not last, they produced three children, Chris, Devon, and Nicole, all of whom are dual US and Canadian citizens. This award is dedicated to helping future Glendon students expand their horizons and make meaningful contributions to a world without borders that embraces all cultures.
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.