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Scholarships, Awards and 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. If you have an unexpected financial need – from lost wages, emergency travel or COVID-19, for example – short-term emergency funding is also available.

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Dean's Office Awards

This award celebrates LA&PS students who have enhanced the York community and made it a better place to learn, work and grow through their volunteer contributions, service and leadership.

Award details: Two awards per year, each valued at $250.

Application process: Students may self-nominate or be nominated by LA&PS students, faculty and staff. Each nomination should include:

1.  A letter outlining the candidate’s volunteer contributions.
2. Up to two supporting letters (with at least one from faculty or staff).
3. A copy of the nominee’s CV.

Nominate an outstanding student volunteer!

Presented to LA&PS alumni who continue to give back to the York community after graduation, the Alumni Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Experience is a certificate of recognition of those alumni who have actively engaged with the Faculty and students, within or outside the classroom.

Nominate an outstanding alum!

Given to exceptional LA&PS student leaders in recognition of their contributions to an undergraduate student association in the Faculty, the award recognizes outstanding achievement in enhancing the quality of the undergraduate student experience through leadership, commitment and innovation.

Award details: Three awards per year, each valued at $300.

Application process: Students may self-nominate or be nominated by LA&PS students, faculty and staff. Each nomination should include:

1. A letter outlining the candidate’s contributions to a student association and involvement in LA&PS.
2. Up to three supporting letters (with at least one from faculty or staff).
3. A copy of the nominee’s CV.

Nominate an outstanding student leader!

The Outstanding Overall Contribution to Student Experience Award is presented to an LA&PS student association that has enriched the undergraduate student experience in its Department or School of affiliation, as well as in the Faculty.

Award details: One award per year, valued at $250.

Application process: Students associations may self-nominate or be nominated by LA&PS students, faculty and staff. Each nomination should include:

1. A letter outlining the association’s contributions to the undergrad experience.
2. Up to three supporting letters (with at least one from faculty or staff).
3. A report of the association’s activities for the current academic year.

Nominate an outstanding student association!


FAQs


What kinds of LA&PS awards are available?

Over 300 awards are available for all types of LA&PS students. They’re awarded based on a wide range of factors, including financial need, community involvement, academic excellence, course work, and international or domestic status.

How do I apply for LA&PS awards?

Use our award search tool above to determine which awards you’re eligible for, and follow the instructions. Then fill out your Student Financial Profile and select your chosen awards on the list.

When are the deadlines for student awards?

Deadlines vary, but GPA-based awards are often judged in the fall for the preceding year, so be sure to fill out your Student Financial Profile before October 15. Other awards are available throughout the year – use our award search above to find them. Keep an eye on your email for reminders and announcements.


If I don’t have financial need, do I need a Student Financial Profile?

Yes! The Student Financial Profile contains information on much more than just finances. If you don’t demonstrate financial need, you won’t be penalized, but if you don’t fill out the profile, you may miss an opportunity.

If I am receiving OSAP, am I eligible for awards?

Yes! Students receiving OSAP are still eligible and encouraged to apply for awards. If you receive a monetary award, York University will report it to OSAP on your behalf. Please note that changes in income may impact your OSAP entitlement.

How do I get more information about awards?

Search our student awards [[link here]] or email awdslaps@yorku.ca.

Questions?

Contact Sarah Burley Hollows at 416-736-2100, ext. 33616, or awdslaps@yorku.ca.

Musaddiq Ahmed

BA, Business & Society
International Student Award Winner (International Scholarship of Distinction)

"I’m truly grateful and honoured to receive this scholarship. Without this award, getting international education wouldn’t be impossible."

Noorin Pattni

BA, International Development Studies and Psychology

"The LA&PS Study Abroad Bursary helped me finance a part of my exchange. Through this award and York International Study Abroad Bursary, I was able to successfully complete my semester abroad. Without this support, it would be very difficult for me to finance my exchange."

Masoom Gaba

BA, Global Political Studies
International Student Award Winner (Global Leader of Tomorrow Award)

"My goal is to make this world a better place for everyone. I think my four years at York University will help me find a career that allows me to fulfill my dreams and goals."