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Faculty of Graduate Studies

Elia Scholars Program

Award level:  Doctoral.
Award value: $30,000.*
Renewable: Up to 4 years of funding available.
Domestic/VISA: Both are eligible.
Number of awards: Up to 3 awards.**
Eligible area of study: Open to all programs.
Selection criteria: (a) Academic accomplishments; (b) Creativity; and, (c) Commitment to values of liberal education.
Application / nomination package: (a) CV; (b) Statement of evidence of creativity and commitment to values of a liberal education (one page); (c) Copy of Admissions file (supplied by graduate program office); and, (d) Letter of nomination (supplied by graduate program director).
Process: Graduate programs are encouraged to pro-actively contact applicants who are eligible for nomination. Applicants to graduate programs at York may self-identify. Programs with eligible files can nominate a maximum of two files to FGS in rank order. FGS suggests outstanding candidates notify their graduate program director of their interest in the award and provide all documentation no later than February 22. Note: students cannot apply directly to FGS. They must be nominated by their Graduate Program.
FGS deadline: Program nominations, with complete documentation, are due to the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies on March 17.
For more information:
Contact: Sandra Yiu (
Notes: * Students are eligible to hold additional scholarships, fellowships or assistantships provided by York or received from other sources, so long as their total financial support, including support from the Elia Scholars Program, does not exceed $40,000. ** Subject to change.



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