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.

Timothy A. Brown Startup Award for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

This award is designed to help one 2nd or 3rd year BBA/iBBA students afford the cost of education and help kick-start their entrepreneurial journey. The recipient demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit by submitting an outline of their own startup creation/concept and/or their contributions to the student entrepreneurial startup community at Schulich, as well as demonstrate financial need. The recipient will also receive the optional opportunity for quarterly mentorship sessions with the Executive Director of Schulich?s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Award will encourage the recipient to explore their startup ideas and advance their early-stage entrepreneurial aspirations.Value: $1,000 Timothy A. Brown teaches the Schulich Mini-MBA: Dentist Business Leadership Program at the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC). Passionate about entrepreneurship and championing student success, Timothy establishes this Award to help Schulich undergraduate students to jumpstart and succeed in their entrepreneurial endeavours.
Application Process
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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.