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Faculty of Graduate Studies

The Jim MacNeil Award (a GSMP award)

Award level:  Masterís or doctoral.
Award value: $12,500.*
Renewable: Non-renewable.
Domestic/VISA: Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or protected persons who are residents of Ontario are eligible.
Number of awards: 1.*
Eligible area of study: (a) Incoming MES/JD student.
Selection criteria: (a) Academic accomplishments; and, (b) Financial need.
Application / nomination package: (a) Statement of research; (b) CV; (c) Transcripts (supplied by graduate program from Admissions file); (d) Confirmation of financial need; and, (e) Letter of nomination (supplied by the graduate program director).
Process: The admissions committee in the Graduate Program in Environmental Studies is encouraged to review all admission applications to the program to identify eligible students for nomination. The program is encouraged to use this significant award to help persuade top to accept an offer of admission to join York University. The program will identify potential nominees and request the documentation noted above.
FGS deadline: The Graduate Program can nominate a maximum of one file to FGS. Program nomination, with complete documentation, is due to Sandra Yiu in the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies by August 15. The Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards Committee will review nominees for eligibility.
For more information:
Contact: Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
Notes: * The value and number of award(s) in any given year will depend on the rate of distribution from the endowment fund and the number of recipients selected.
Graduate Studies Matching Program (GSMP) Awards
The Graduate Studies Matching Program (GSMP) is a scholarship and awards fundraising program, initiated by the York University Foundationís YorkU50 fundraising campaign to raise money for graduate student funding. One goal of the GSMP is to attract top applicants to our graduate programs. Most awards will be for specific programs; others, such as the one listed below, possess broad eligibility criteria allowing many programs to take advantage of submitting their strongest prospective student for consideration.



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