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.

Tom Janes Award for Black Scholars

The Tom Janes Award for Black Scholars will be awarded to domestic Black students who are enrolled their first year in an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University. To be eligible, students must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. The award will be renewable for up to two (2) additional years as long as recipients remain in good academic standing at the University. Lem and Karen Janes generously established this award in memory of Tom Janes, Lem's late brother, business partner and best friend.
Application Process
Applicants for this award will be required to complete the SFP by Oct 7. Shortlisted students will be asked to provide a personal statement explaining their qualifications for the award, and one letter of support from a professor, guidance counsellor or other high school teacher. The support letter should indicate the student's performance in the later years of high school, and make special note of any improvements in the student's academic performance over time.

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.