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.

Richard Teleky Short Fiction Prize

The Richard Teleky Short Fiction Prize will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student for a single, original, previously unpublished work of short fiction submitted as part of an annual competition. Jay Singer graduated with a bachelor's degree in English (Creative Writing) from York University in 1996. He also earned an MFA from New York University and an MBA from Fordham Gabelli School of Business. This creative writing prize recognizes Jay's belief in the power of a Liberal Arts education. It also honours Jay's former York professor Richard Telesky (ret.) who encouraged his pursuit of creative writing. Jay is the former President and CEO of Discount Car and Truck Rentals. His eight-year tenure as president of Discount included his leadership through the critical first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic and the quick return of the company to profitability.
Application Process
Students will submit entries via a Mach form as part of the Creative Writing President's and LA&PS Dean's awards process at the end of January each year. Further information as well as prior winners may be found at

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.