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A number of awards and bursaries are available to Vanier students. In addition to these college-specific awards and bursaries, there are numerous university-wide scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries available. Check out the Office of Student Financial Services for further information and see how you can access these awards below.

3 Easy Steps:

  1. Fill out your Student Financial Profile in the first week of every term. It is a mandatory step in being considered for most awards.
  2. Determine which awards you’re eligible for.
  3. Apply for those awards that require an application.


Master’s Honour Roll: Vanier’s Vingt-Deux

This award is granted once a year to the top 22 Vanier College graduating students who have achieved the highest CGPA. The title was chosen from the Canadian Army regiment of the College's namesake, General The Right Honourable Georges P. Vanier, which was the Royal 22nd Regiment of Quebec, known as the "Vandoos."

Past Winners

  • Janice Perri
  • Lev Rozenberg
  • Stephen James Neville
  • Tania Zareen Ahmad
  • Stanislav Chizhevsky
  • Dayna Bernard
  • Benjamin Mendel Felsher
  • Katrissa Singer
  • Alessandra Fazzari Palumbo
  • Saad Gaya
  • Stephen Tyler James Bell
  • Dalia Tamar Muskat-Brown
  • Emily Baker Irwin
  • Alexander Digiovanni
  • Zeyuan Tian
  • Yujie Gao
  • Yi Yang
  • Kerthi Parameswaran
  • Kevin Ernest Salt
  • Tracie Crabtree
  • Arfa Butt
  • Ahmad El Mogharbel
  • Qian Zhang
  • Brian Douglas Hallam
  • Jacqueline Luanne Atkin
  • Jinyue Ji
  • Michael Andrew Sardella
  • Rebecca Shoshannah Braun
  • Minhee Song
  • Hasina Kara
  • Amy Rose Schacherl
  • Brooker Terrence Buckingham
  • Christopher Mark Duhamel
  • Hanri Connette Falkson
  • Claudia Maria Marchesano
  • Nicole Alexandra Mannell
  • Tatiana Fiodorova
  • Sandeep Singh Mahi
  • Lucy Georgia Elizabeth Bilson
  • Rebecca Lee-Ann McIntosh
  • Liefan Xu
  • Yuzhang Huang
  • Jennifer Giaccotto
  • Ann Nguyen
  • Shuang Hu
  • Piotr Mendrela
  • Hanif Kalyan
  • Natalie Golda Leibowitz
  • Arie Benjamin van Wijngaarden
  • Sarah Lynn Veale
  • Evguenia Ignatova
  • Christina Wynans
  • Ang Li
  • Simranjeet Singh Kanwar
  • Ariya Sheivari
  • Michael Andrew Sardella
  • Lisa Dos Santos
  • Pengfei Wang
  • Cassandra Lynn Kemp
  • Angelina Pinhasov
  • Jessica Paola Marino
  • Justin Nathaniel
  • Bingyi Guo
  • Crystal Beaudoin
  • Anthony Husni Makdessi
  • Laura Jeannette Brown
  • Crystal Louise Myers
  • Sheva Straus
  • Taeho Ko
  • Satesh Robert Barran
  • Sebastian Roberto Gonzalez Salazar
  • Evguenia Ignatova
  • Kevin Joseph Hareguy
  • Anne-Marie Wood
  • Ngoc Minh Hoang Nguyen
  • Mehr Alavi
  • Eun Seon Bae
  • Mark Belisle
  • Frank Lai
  • Shayna Lauer
  • Nabeela Karim Kassam
  • Tiffany Gordon
  • Christos Karopoulos
  • Yun Shen
  • Caitlin Elizabeth Murphy
  • Ranjhani Raghunathan
  • Otto Baldwin Douglas
  • George Janeteas
  • Corrinna Maria Vanessa Bowe
  • David Joseph Nighbor
  • Haoxin Lu
  • Meiling Zhu
  • Daniel Ojun Kwon
  • Sean Grouhi
  • Huijun Xu
  • Bobbi-Jo Marshall
  • Nicole Evelyn Clouston
  • Jing Zhang
  • Leah Bernardo-Ciddio
  • Bridget P. Moir
  • Xiaojie Zhou
  • Aaron Peter San Filippo
  • Tao Lin
  • Mohamed El-Sayed
  • Zeli Pan
  • Kayla Rose McLean
  • Caitlin Rebecca Hewitt
  • Ashley Gaffigan
  • Joshua Pledger
  • Kenneth Ian Mcclure
  • Serena Elizabeth Nudel
  • Ziwen Yu
  • Dana Shaevitch
  • Tony Lee-Yiu Chan
  • Simon Edgar Levitt
  • Wen Guo
  • Chandrowtie Persaud
  • Robert Nall
  • Kristina Goltsis
  • Jehanzeb Aamir Arshad
  • Ehsan Mohseni-Mofidi
  • Raziel Hecht
  • Juliano Joseph Pichini
  • Andrew Steven Cox
  • Melanie Brooke Rubinoff
  • Derick Twesigye
  • Sandy Marie Rodrigues Fernandes
  • Tao Lin
  • Thania Carolyna Vega
  • Trevor Kezwer
  • Stephanie Cochrane
  • Lauren Khu
  • Regina Olszowka
  • Adir Dishy
  • Nora Kharouba
  • Elena Shraer
  • Magdalena Lysenko
  • Kaylee Heathcote
  • Ysabeault d'Valar-Alba
  • Dawn Anthony
  • Daniel Subbotin
  • Thalia Elkayam
  • Dauren Dayembayev
  • Demaris Smith
  • Dong Bae
  • Alisa Aberback
  • Hanna Zatzman
  • Kristina Cordeiro
  • Ewa Andrzejewska
  • Jennifer Ferdinands
  • Hibah Sidat
  • Shalom Wise
  • Anton Kujansuu
  • Yona Kurtz
  • Man Wai Wong
  • Natashia Botelho
  • Ming Liu
  • Daniel Morrissey
  • Andrew Brown
  • Leah Breslow
  • Jesse Maingot
  • Margaret Condarcuri
  • Sugandha Nagpal
  • Jeremy Larkins
  • Marina Mammon
  • Artem Karlikanov
  • Irina Moroza
  • Sezar Bune
  • Daniele Bozzelli
  • Marlene Muller
  • Joseph Oryshak
  • Ada Vrana
  • Eliot Kalmanson
  • Edward Fenner
  • Yin Fung Mok
  • Eugenia Marino
  • Raman Gill
  • Shawn Potter
  • Maria Kaikova
  • Mark Di Giovanni
  • Julie Scher
  • Marina Mammon
  • Zohreh Haqanee
  • Raj Vijayakumar
  • Carolyn Bell
  • Nikita Yeryomenko
  • Nancy Vascotto
  • Borzou Tabrizi
  • Sasha Valdez
  • Maria Fuda
  • Marlene Miller
  • Eugene Ji
  • Cora Williams
  • Kimberley Ruta
  • Alexandra Misan
  • Adina Jacobson
  • Amy Brnjas
  • Merin Xavier
  • Anna Bukala
  • Nelson De Miranda
  • Christine Abbatangelo
  • Andrea Black
  • Hayley Chown
  • Ashley Danguecan
  • Amanda Dyson
  • Jennifer Hancock
  • Dilys Haner
  • Sheri-Rose Harper
  • Imola Ilyes
  • Wendy Jackson
  • Catherine Labrish
  • Carly Murdoch
  • Jennifer Pinter
  • Kathryn Roberts
  • Jacob Scheier-Schwartz
  • Anastasia Shesterinina
  • Aliya Solski
  • Claudia Stoicescu
  • Nicole Watson
  • Annalisa William
  • Amanda Youssef
  • Sadia Zafar

Vanier College Council 50th Anniversary Award

The Vanier College Council 50th Anniversary Award will be awarded to students affiliated with Vanier College, as it currently exists, who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, and residents of Ontario, who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a continuing student with a minimum B (6.0) grade point average (GPA), who has demonstrated commitment to the Vanier College student body and/or the community.


Vanier College’s Master Award for Outstanding Contribution to the College and University

This award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding service to Vanier College and York University, and has achieved a minimum GPA of 6.0.

2017

Jesse Wiebe

2016

Luigi Matthew Rulli

2015

Ariel Phyllis Derrick

2014

Chris Puckett

2013

Leah Bernardo-Ciddio

2012

Stephanie Cochrane

2011

Lisa Peppard

2010

Michael O'Reilly

2009

Matthew Fisico


Vanier Master's Award for Academic Achievement and Outstanding Contribution to Vanier

This award is given once a year to a Vanier College graduating student for academic excellence (minimum 7.5 GPA) and their outstanding contribution to Vanier College.

2017

Zubair Bin Kaisar

2016

Johnatan Joshua Czerniawski

2015

Ryan Joseph McInerney

2014

Eun Seon Bae

2013

Dathsaayini Nithiyananthan

2012

Dana Shaevitch

2011

Giselle Salinas

2010

  • Edward Fenner
  • Ada Vrana

2009

Maria Kaikova

2008

Amanda Youssef

2007

Corbin Murdoch

2006

Peter Bovey

2005

Leslie Dadlani


Vanier College Convocation Prize in Classical Studies and Religious Studies

This book prize is awarded to Vanier College students who graduate summa cum laude, have made outstanding contribution to the life of the college and the University and who have received the highest grade point average in Classical Studies and Religious studies.

2017

Douglas MacKenzie

2016

Kimberly McCullough

2015

Sarah Lynn Veale

2014

  • Otto Douglas
  • Robert Laughton

2013

  • Leah Bernardo-Ciddio
  • Tomer A. Sasson

2012

Shane MacKinnon

2011

  • Jennifer Kennedy
  • Giuseppe Scali

Fred Thury Award

Established by Nancy Accinelli to honour Fred Thury's outstanding contribution to the annual Vanier Productions for over 25 years, this award is given to a student who contributes to theatre at Vanier.


Janet A. McRae Bursary

This bursary, established to honour the memory of Janet A. McRae, is awarded to a student in good standing who has been a member of Vanier College for at least one year and who shows financial need. Preference will be given to a student from the Madawaska Valley area of Ontario.


John Mageau Award

To honour the outstanding efforts of former Social-Cultural and Promotions Director John Mageau, this is awarded annually to a student who contributes to the programming, services or community life of first-year students.


Judith Rosner-Siegel Award

This award is given to a student in at least their second term, taking a minimum of three courses, who demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to those students who combine academic excellence with community/college contributions.


Simon Downes Award

To honour former VCC President Phil Downes, whose brother Simon died while Phil was in office, this award is given to a student who has overcome personal adversity or who has made a creative contribution to students with special needs at York.


Marshall Beier Environmental Award

To commemorative Beier's efforts to improve Vanier's physical environment and his years of service on University Housing committees, a student who improves the Vanier residence's or facilities' aesthetic or practical conditions wins this award.

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The Faculty of LA&PS also provides a number of scholarships, awards and bursaries. Use the award search and fill our your student financial profile today.