|Rocco Liegghio Memorial Entrance Award||For an incoming MSc or PhD student pursuing energy-related research in chemistry.||$1,250||Automatic entrance award (See footnote 1)||Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or protected persons who are residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.|
|Harold I. Schiff Entrance Award in Atmospheric Chemistry||For an incoming MSc or PhD student pursuing research in atmospheric chemistry.||$2500||Automatic entrance award (see footnote 1)||Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or protected persons who are residents of Ontario.|
|The Carswell Scholarships in the Faculty of Science||For an incoming PhD student in the Faculty of Science.||$10,000||Automatic entrance award (See footnote 1)||International and domestic students are eligible.|
|Dean’s Scholarship for Women in Science||For an incoming woman MSc or PhD student in the Faculty of Science.||$10,000||Automatic entrance award (See footnote 1)||Domestic students only. Preference will be given to residents of Ontario.|
|The Michael M. Pollard Bursary in Organic Chemistry (See footnote 2)||For a continuing MSc or PhD student pursuing research in physical organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or organic synthesis.||$15,500||Spring (March)||Domestic students only.|
|Dalton Pharma Services / Dr. Douglas Butler Award in Organic Chemistry||For a full-time registered MSc or PhD student pursuing research in organic chemistry. Both incoming and current students will be considered.||$12,500||Spring (March)||Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or protected persons who are residents of Ontario. Selection criteria includes: research in organic chemistry, academic accomplishments, and financial need.|
|The Vernon Oliver Stong Graduate Scholarships in Science||For a full-time registered MSc or PhD student in the Faculty of Science. The student must either be in Year 1 of MSc or Year 1 of PhD studies or incoming (See footnote 1) at the time of application.||$10,000||Automatic entrance award (see footnote 1)||Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Minimum grade point average of B+ over the last two academic years|
|Charles Hantho Award||For a full-time registered MSc or PhD student pursuing research in atmospheric chemistry.||$5,000||Spring (March)||Canadian citizens, permanent residents and/or protected persons who are residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.|
- All incoming students will be automatically considered for this award by submitting an application to the Chemistry graduate program by the posted deadline.
- This Bursary ($15,500) is a matching funds award: 60% of the award funds comes from the endowment, and 40% comes from the university. In general, matching funds from the university count towards the graduate student’s fellowship, so the student’s fellowship is reduced by the amount of the university match. Thus, the actual funds on top of the student’s funding may not be $15,500. If the student accepts this award, their TA assignment will be reduced.
There are a large number of entrance and continuing awards for graduate students that can be applied to from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). These are university-wide competitions, with several that have selection criteria applicable to graduate students in Chemistry. The following is a list of such awards, but it may not be completely comprehensive. Submission deadlines, qualifications, eligibility, and so on are detailed at the awards listings through the links below:
Incoming Students Only (typically due: March 1)
- Elia Scholars Program
- Graduate Fellowship for Academic Distinction (environmental protection)
- Dr. Ralph Nicolls Graduate Scholarship (physics, atmospheric and space science)
- Ecole Polytechnique Montreal Women’s Memorial Scholarship (women in science)
- Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Visiting Graduate Scholar Award
- Donna Hayden Memorial Education Award (women in science)
- Enbridge Graduate Student Awards (sustainability and the environment)
- Kostas Tsotsos Graduate Award (studies in Science)
- York University Retirees' Association Graduate Award (for extra-curricular activities and leadership)
York University students are encouraged to apply for post-graduate scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) and from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (Ontario Graduate Scholarship; OGS), which are awarded on a competitive basis. Students usually apply for these scholarships in their last year of undergraduate study (typically in the fall of the year preceding their anticipated start in graduate school) or during their graduate studies at York University.