Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

The current Student Financial Profile will be replaced at the beginning of fall 2024 with a new Financial Aid, Awards and Scholarships solution. Learn more about it by watching this new platform through this short video.Stay tuned for more details in July.

Funds from scholarships, awards and bursaries are applied directly to your tuition and other student fees you owe.

If you have a credit remaining on your account after tuition and other charges have been cleared, you may request a refund. If you subsequently withdraw from the academic term or session when an award was disbursed, then the amount of this award may be reduced or fully retracted.

If you need to provide reference letters with your application, the Letter of Reference Guidelines page provides tips for whomever is writing this on your behalf.

If you are not sure how to apply for a specific opportunity, contact Student Support and Advising.

Use the Award Search tool below to find funding opportunities available to you.

Awards are subject to changes and cancellations without notice.

Renewable Scholarships

Renewable scholarships have conditions such as maintaining a minimum course load or grade point average (GPA) and/or participating in a mentorship program. These conditions are outlined in the scholarship notification letter you receive. GPA calculations for scholarship renewal consider all credits completed during the previous summer and fall/winter sessions. Your record will automatically be reviewed at the end of each academic year. Where applicable, the scholarship is applied directly to your account by September 1.

For example, the renewal of your scholarship for the Fall/Winter 2023-2024 academic session would be based on the GPA from your courses in the Summer 2022 session and the Fall/Winter 2022-2023 academic session.

If you do not meet the renewal criteria for a scholarship due to extenuating circumstances, you can submit a petition for renewal. Extenuating circumstances include, but are not limited to, a serious documented medical illness or the death of an immediate family member.

Your petition is considered after all your final Fall/Winter grades are posted on your student record.

Your petition must include a personal statement outlining the extenuating circumstance and relevant supporting documents (for example, medical documentation, a letter from a therapist or a letter of support from faculty member).

Submit your petition by email to bursary@yorku.ca. The University will communicate its decision to you in writing.

Complete the Award Recipient Information Form

If you are chosen to receive funding from a scholarship or award established by one of our donors, we may ask you to complete the Award Recipient Information Form. This gives you the chance to share with the donor how their generosity impacted you.

Award Recipient Information Form

Other External Awards

There are many awards outside York.

We do not promote them but simply provide this information for your convenience.

While we strive to ensure accuracy and completeness, York University accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in the information provided here and no responsibility for the content of the linked, non-York University websites.

You should independently confirm competition details and closing dates by directly consulting the relevant websites and organizations.

  • Universities Canada - A not-for-profit, non-governmental association representing Canadian universities, at home and abroad. Information is available for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Student aid (Government of Canada) - Provides funding information for Canadian citizens in postsecondary education and beyond.
  • International Scholarships (Government of Canada) - EduCanada.ca is the official Government of Canada website for international students looking to study in Canada.
  • DisabilityAwards.ca - A site dedicated to awards and scholarships for students with disabilities at Canadian colleges and universities.
  • FastWeb - Provides scholarship information for colleges and universities in the United States.
  • finaid.org - Gives information for students planning to study in the United States.
  • National Educational Association of Disabled Students - Offers online resources, including a directory on scholarships, bursaries, awards and government programs for students with disabilities.
  • ScholarshipsCanada.Com - An extensive database of scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants, as well as loans, applications and budgeting.
  • Studentawards.com - A searchable database of scholarships. 
  • yconic - Matches students to scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, grants and other financial awards.

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Ways to connect with Student Support & Advising

  • In-person
  • Virtually
  • Phone
  • Email

Visit the Contact SSA page for more details on hours of operation.

Email: rscheck@yorku.ca (Please remember to include your name and reference or student number in your email.)