Faculty of Science’s new fund supports students taking summer courses remotely

The Faculty of Science has launched a newly created $50,000 fund to help its students succeed in remotely delivered summer 2020 courses. Dubbed the York Science Summer Student Success Fund, or S4F, the initiative will provide up to 1,000 students with a $50 discount when purchasing required or recommended textbooks (including e-textbooks) for their 2020 summer term courses.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created a challenging situation for our students as they deal with uncertainty, personal and financial stress, and so much more,” said the Dean of Science Rui Wang. “By helping our students cover some of the cost of their textbooks, we hope that we can take some of the pressure off as they work to complete their courses during this difficult time.”

S4F is open to current undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Science who are enrolled in a course for the summer 2020 term. Upon completing a simple application form to confirm eligibility, students will receive a bursary code for a one-time $50 credit that can be applied towards their textbook purchase from the York University Bookstore.

The application form will be available starting May 1, until May 30; however, the application process is on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds are depleted.

All details about S4F, including the application form, are posted on the Faculty of Science website.