Bursaries and Awards
YURA endows two awards for undergraduate students, the William W. Small Award and the YURA Mature Student Bursary. (To mark the millennium, YURA also provided a one-time bursary of $2,000 for the year 2000, for a single-parent graduate student in financial need. This was funded from YURA’s treasury, with the approval of the members.)
The William W. Small Award provides one award each year, and the endowment fund has now reached more than $50,000. The YURA Mature Student Bursary, with an endowment now totalling more than $35,000 provides two awards annually, based on the income of the fund. Our goal is to increase the Mature Student Bursary to equal the William W. Small Award. Thereafter the YURA membership may elect to work towards increasing both these endowments so as to increase the annual monetary awards, or else to start an entirely new award, perhaps for a graduate student.
Once a year, the president(s) of YURA write to members encouraging them to consider making donations to the bursary funds, graduate scholarships, or some other worthwhile project. The payment forms provided for YURA by the Development Office usually indicate that the contribution is for some specific cause, but members are, of course, entirely free to specify some other cause, in which case they can state their choice elsewhere on the form.
Donations to both these awards and to other endowment funds or special projects may be made at any time through the Division of Advancement, West Office Building, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J1P3.
Additional Information on giving and programs within the Foundation can be found at the following address: http://www.yorku.ca/advancement/development.html.
Bursaries, Awards and Donations