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Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

Students in the School of Administrative Studies are eligible for a number of awards, bursaries and scholarships both within the school and with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. From supporting those with financial need, to celebrating academic achievement and community engagement, we are committed to recognizing the unique ways in which you contribute to university life.

There are many awards in the school that are based on academic standing, financial need, or in recognition of your hard work. For financial awards, you must fill out your Student Financial Profile, follow the three easy steps below.

3 Easy Steps

  1. Fill out your Student Financial Profile (SFP) in the first week of EVERY term. It is a mandatory step in being considered for the majority of awards.
  2. Determine what awards you’re eligible for.
  3. Apply for awards that require it.

Awards can help strengthen your resume, provide you with additional financial support, and widen your network.

Don't be shy, apply today!

School Awards & Bursaries


Atkinson Student's Association International Award

All Commerce students eligible

The Atkinson Students' Association International Award will be given to an international student (requires a Study Permit) enrolled in commerce (formerly administrative studies), human resource management, information technology or a student enrolled in less than 18 credits. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated commitment to the community or student life and has achieved a minimum GPA of 6.00 (B).


BCom Gold Prize in Finance

Finance students eligible

The Gold Prize in Finance will be awarded to the graduating student with the highest Major GPA in the undergraduate BCom Honours program. The prize will be awarded at the June convocation and will consider all undergraduate BCom graduates from the October, February and June convocation cycles.


BCom Silver Prize in Finance

Finance students eligible

The Silver Prize in Finance will be awarded to the graduating student with the second highest Major GPA in the undergraduate BCom Honours program. The prize will be awarded at the June convocation and will consider all undergraduate BCom graduates from the October, February and June convocation cycles.


Chris Robinson Prize in Personal Finance

Finance students eligible

The Chris Robinson Prize in Personal Finance will be awarded to the graduating BCom Finance student with the highest GPA in the courses which make up the required core curriculum in personal finance as certified by FP Canada: AP/ADMS3520,AP/ADMS3531, AP/ADMS3541, AP/ADMS4505,AP/ADMS 4506, AP/ADMS4507 and AP/ADMS 4508.


DEM Academic Achievement Award

Disaster & Emergency Management students eligible

Two annual awards granted to the undergraduate and graduate student with the highest overall GPA in the graduating class.


DEM Ambassador Award

Disaster & Emergency Management students eligible

Two annual awards granted to one undergraduate and one graduate student who have demonstrated outstanding contribution and student leadership in the area.


DEM Research Award

Disaster & Emergency Management students eligible

Awarded on a case-by-case basis to graduate students who produced a Major Research Paper demonstrating advanced analytical thinking and research skills.


Eugene H. Zimmerman Memorial Prize

All Commerce students eligible

This prize will be awarded to the student who has the best academic performance in a fourth year Commerce course (formerly administrative studies) offered during the fall/winter session. This prize was established to honour the late Eugene H. Zimmerman who served as an adjunct professor within the School of Administrative Studies, where he lectured and contributed to the development of that School's academic program.


HSBC Bank Canada Scholarship in Administrative Studies

All Commerce students eligible

Through the generous donation from the HSBC Bank Canada, this scholarship was established to recognize the top student in the Commerce program (formerly the Administrative Studies program). The eligible student will have completed the first 90 credits in Commerce and have achieved the highest academic standing.


John A. Sheran Memorial Scholarship

All Commerce students eligible

Awarded to a Commerce student (formerly Administrative Studies) who has completed at least 60 credits at York and who holds the highest overall average, provided it is not less than 7.00 (B+). A student may only receive this scholarship once. Established in memory of John Andrew Sheran (Honours BA, 1981), who died on October 7, 1988. He was an active Atkinson student (ASA executive including President) and graduate (Atkinson College Alumni Association) and was a strong supporter of providing a top-quality university education for part-time and mature students.


Mildred Theobalds Prize in Marketing

This annual prize is awarded to an undergraduate student with the highest mark in an Introductory Marketing course offered by the School of Administrative Studies. The prize was established in honour of Mildred Theobalds, long-time coordinator of the York University License Program.


Nivedita & Nandita Bursary

Disaster & Emergency Management students eligible

Awarded to an eligible undergraduate student majoring in Disaster & Emergency Management based on financial need.


Victor Mackinnon Award

All Commerce students eligible

Awarded to a Commerce student (formerly administrative studies) who has completed at least 48 credits, including at least one course reflecting work and involvement in administrative, constitutional and comparative law, public administration, social, political and economic thought, with a grade of at least B+ (7.00) in each course; and holds the highest cumulative grade point average among the qualified candidates. Recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person and an Ontario resident who demonstrate financial need. Established to honour Professor Victor S. MacKinnon's retirement. A teacher and distinguished author, Professor MacKinnon made an impact on a number of areas of scholarly and intellectual life in Canada and internationally.

Looking for more?

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.