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.

Career Mentorship Award for Students with Disabilities

Description
The Career Mentorship Award for Students with Disabilities will support students with a disability that have accessedd career mentorship opportunities or activities for career exploration and/or to support a successful career transition during their studies at York. To be eligible students must submit a list of career mentorship opportunities (and dates) they have accessed while at York, along with three (3) sentences or a short paragraph explaining the impact of students' career mentorship activities on their career trajectory. This award is given in recognition of the Career Development Mentorship program offered by Student Accessibility Services. Started in the late 1980's, volunteer career mentors provided meaningful career mentorship opportunities, encouragement and inspiration to students with disabilities. The program involved hundreds of mentors drawn from both the public and private sectors, including persons with disabilities and student participants who returned to mentor others after having achieved their career goals. The award recognizes the efforts of these mentors, the longstanding partnership and support of York's Career Education and Development Centre, as well as Jayne Greene-Black, counsellor/case manager/career specialist, who initiated and spearheaded the program for over 30 years.
Application Process
To be considered for this award, applicants must self identify as a student with a disability on the Student Financial Profile and must select this award from the list provided. The required documents (list of activities and statement) can be submitted to Scholarships and Bursaries via email to bursary@yorku.ca.

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.