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Kenneth and Grace Penrose Scholarship


The Kenneth and Grace Penrose Scholarships at Glendon College will be awarded to an incoming graduate student enrolled in York's Glendon School of Public and International Affairs. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Ontario residents*, and demonstrate financial need.

Value and Duration

  • Up to two awards of up to $7,500
    • 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
  • Non-renewable

Note: This award is comprised of matching funds. If you are expecting to receive the York Graduate Fellowship, this award will impact your Fellowship amount. Please visit Matching Funds to learn more.


  • Full-time registered Master's York graduate student;
  • Must be an incoming student;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or protected persons who are residents of Ontario;
  • Selection criteria includes:
    • Incoming Master's student in the Graduate Program in Public and International Affairs;
    • Academic accomplishments;
    • Financial need.

Note: The student must be registered full-time for the upcoming academic year (Fall/Winter).

Award Period (when the award will be paid)

  • Upcoming academic year


  • Graduate program deadline: Program nomination, with complete documentation, is due to FGS by March 1st. The Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards Committee will review nominees for eligibility

How to Apply

  • Students must be nominated by their graduate program


  • The admissions committee in the Graduate Program in Public and International Affairs is encouraged to review all admission applications to the program to identify eligible students for nomination
  • Encouraged to use this significant award to help persuade top applicants within the Graduate Program in Public and International Affairs to accept an offer of admission from York University
  • Programs will identify potential nominees and request the appropriate documentation
    • students cannot apply directly to FGS. They must be nominated by their Graduate Program
  • Meet prior to April 1 to identify the nominee for the following academic year
  • Nominate a maximum of one file to FGS


  • Statement of research
  • CV
  • Transcripts, unofficial or official, (supplied by graduate program from admissions file), or can be a student copy downloaded from the student account. Must include the last two years or all years of graduate studies
  • Completed online Student Financial Profile. For incoming students, student Financial Profile for the upcoming academic year;
  • Letter of nomination (supplied by graduate program director)