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Awards, Funding, and Scholarships

Most full-time students are offered financial support in the form of some combination of the following

(a) Teaching assistantship: for a description of the duties and responsibilities of a TA, please click here.
(b) Research assistantship: additional funding typically provided by your thesis supervisor.
(c) Scholarship and bursaries:  A complete list of funding and awards is available through FGS. All eligible students are required to apply (annually) for external scholarships, including NSERC and OGS.

If you are accepted into one of our full-time programs, your offer letter will include information on your minimum level of guaranteed funding.

Student financial services provides detailed information on current tuition fees.  Part-time students are not eligible for financial support.

An important aspect of your graduate experience is the opportunity to present your research at national or international conferences.   All students are encouraged to apply for the CUPE Conference Travel Fund (scroll down).

Students in the Math & Stats Graduate Program can also apply for awards:

1. The Helene Massam Memorial Prize for Excellence in Statistics

This award, named in honour of Professor Hélène Massam, is given annually to an outstanding full-time Ph.D student in Statistics with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics prior to the final approval of their thesis. Hélène Massam was an accomplished statistician. She joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in 1984 after obtaining a PhD at McGill. In 2008, she was named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics "for contributions to Wishart distributions and to graphical models". Professor Hélène Massam worked at York for 35 years. She was deeply appreciated and respected by students as an outstanding mentor and teacher who devoted herself to helping her students achieve her high expectations.
Students are nominated by their supervisors and the best candidate is selected based on demonstrated research excellence.

2. The Dr. Sara Maghdoori Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics

This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a PhD program in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Eligible applicants must demonstrate academic excellence (minimum A average) and financial need. Applicants should submit a one-page statement outlining the impact the award will have on their studies at York and in their future career and must complete the Student Financial Profile. Preference will be granted to female students.

3. George & Frances Denzel Award for Excellence in Statistics

This is a bursary given to a 4th year or graduate level student in statistics, who is judged to be academically deserving.