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.

BEST Technology Impact Prize

Description
The Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science & Technology (B.E.S.T) program supports the development of entrepreneurial mindsets and entrepreneurial opportunities through curricular and co-curricular experiential activities each year with the aim of helping students develop their aspirations, and encouraging them to take their projects further into implementation. In general, these activities are designed around students working in teams to use technology to solve important global problems. All of the events involve judging evaluation - using a rubric designed by the course and activity organizers. Typically, individual awards range from $100 - $250, and team awards from $100 - $1,000, announced in advance of the activity. The BEST Technology Impact Prize, available to Lassonde and York undergraduate and graduate students, considers the innovativeness, impact in addressing an important societal issue and the likelihood of the project being implemented.
Application Process
Prizes are announced prior to each event/program, with students being considered for this prize based on participation in the overall event, and their final pitch/presentation. Events and courses that currently carry this award include but are not limited to: UNHack (3 teams), BEST Startup Experience (3 teams), Dream Team (10 inidvidual) Schulich Startup Night (2 teams), ENG 1102 (3 teams), ENG 1500 (2 teams), TECL 3033 (1 team), ENTR 4500 (1 team), C4K (1 team), Eng 4K (1 team), ENTR 6605 (1 team). Projects for each experience are judged by an assigned judging panel based on specific event criteria and the evaluation criteria identified. Individuals and teams winning competitions will receive the specific prize for the event/program (the amount of the prize related to the overall effort, for example Dream Team pitches win $100, while team performance in ENTR 4500 wins $500). Numbers in brackets are approximate each year.

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.