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.

Arts, Media, Performance and Design Student Leadership Award

Description
The Dean?s Student Leadership Award recognizes undergraduate AMPD students, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, service and commitment to improving community and experience for students across AMPD and beyond. Leadership in this context is not defined solely as holding elected or formal positions of authority or coordination. It may also include varied models of leadership, including advocacy within the Faculty and beyond; support of fellow students; leading by example; other examples as noted by nominators. Academic excellence and standing, artistic work and other notable achievements will be considered holistically within the process, but conventional standards of excellence are neither determining nor exclusionary considerations.
Application Process
Nominations may come from all members of AMPD: faculty, staff, and all students. The nomination form is available here and should include the following: name, year, area of the nominee and a short statement (no more than 750 words) outlining how the nominee has demonstrated excellence in the following areas: ? Leadership ? Commitment to inclusion & equity ? Evidence of positive change in program, AMPD or York University more broadly

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.