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Support Our Students

With financial contributions from our alumni and the wider community, LA&PS programs can grow and our students can flourish. Your support provides opportunities for students who may otherwise be unable to attend York. We have four priority programs you can directly support to ensure our students’ academic and personal success.

Give to LA&PS Students

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Entrance & Excellence Awards

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and are ambitious to succeed. These awards recognize academic excellence and help us recruit outstanding students.

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Access to Education Programs

Financial barriers should not prevent students from accessing our innovative programs. We offer funding and custom pathways for incoming students.

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Memorial Awards

Established in the honour and memory of LA&PS alumni and faculty, these awards provide financial help to deserving students.

If you are interested in creating a new memorial award, contact us at

Dean's Award for Research Excellence (DARE)

The Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) is a practical program that gives undergraduates unique opportunities to engage in hands-on research.

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Advancing YU

Advancing Black Students and Advancing Women Students programs match select alumni who are achieving success in their chosen fields, with third- and fourth-year Black and/or women students for mentorship, financial support and skills development.

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Bridging Programs

Bridging programs provide access to relevant Canadian degree programs and helps ease your academic journey or career success.


We would be happy to chat with you about all of the opportunities for support. Email us at

The experience I had with the DARE program has been amazing and I am so glad I was able to be part of this! I hope that this program becomes more well-known at York so other students can experience the same benefits of the program that I have.

— Celeste Scott

DARE Recipient

Celeste Scott

Disaster and Emergency Management Major