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Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

We want to recognize your academic success and provide a financial boost to those who need it. Not just a source of extra funds - scholarships, awards and bursaries are a great way to enhance your resume and university transcript, demonstrating your hard work and dedication to your studies.

The Department of Anthropology offers several prizes for students demonstrating academic excellence and financial need. These prizes are intended to recognize the best students and help them overcome financial challenges.

Nicol, Vince and Wensley Prize in Anthropology

Three prizes will be awarded: one each to the second-, third- and fourth-year anthropology majors having the highest cumulative grade point averages. Students must have had an average of three full courses or equivalents per year since admission to York to qualify.

Institute for Social Research Scholarship

This award will go to the full-time continuing undergraduate student majoring in Sociology, Psychology, Political science, Geography, Economics or Anthropology, who has achieved the highest grade point average on a minimum of 5 full courses - at least one of which is in the major- completed in the previous Fall/Winter semester.

Senior Anthropologist's Student Award

This award was established to assist an undergraduate Anthropology student who has completed 60 to 90 credits with a cumulative GPA of 7.0 or higher. The recipient must be currently registered in a minimum of 18 credits and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need.

The Louise Biely Yolles Scholarship

Awarded in alternate years to an outstanding full time anthropology major who completed 90 credits and with the highest CGPA demonstrating promise in at least one of these areas: social justice, ethics, psychoanalytic anthropology, child development, the role of mothers and fathers, gender studies, individual experience related to forms of culture and/or qualitative methods. Preference will be given to students with a history of participation in McLaughlin College activities.

Banfield Scholarship in the Social Sciences

The C. Jane Banfield Scholarship in the Social Sciences will be awarded to entering full time undergraduate students studying in any field of the social sciences in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, who demonstrate academic excellence. Where candidates are equal in academic merit, financial need will be used as a deciding factor. Preference will be given to students who participated in York's Bridging Program for Women.

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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.