Seeking Applicants of Exceptional Promise
York University’s Faculty of Science eagerly awaits applications for its prestigious York Science Scholars Award (YSSA) program. In keeping with our vision of preparing global thinkers to advance knowledge and human progress, the Science Scholars program nurtures the intellectual and career development of high-achieving, passionate science students entering our Faculty.
What is the York Science Scholars Award Program?
The York Science Scholars program provides up to 12 first-year entering students with awards worth $10,000 each. This Faculty of Science award is considered separately and in addition to any other York University or Faculty of Science admissions awards and scholarships.
The York Science Scholars Award of $10,000 is provided in two parts:
- $5,000 as an entrance scholarship
- $5,000 following a guaranteed summer research position following the first year of study
What makes this Award different?
At York’s Faculty of Science, we also acknowledge the importance of hands-on experience in academic and career success. The York Science Scholars Award program combines:
- $5,000 entrance scholarship
- guaranteed full-time, 12-week summer research position for the summer following a student’s first year
- $5,000 scholarship upon successful completion of the summer research position
- leading-edge research facilities, and
- one-on-one mentorship from outstanding faculty members
York Science Scholar winners are given the priceless opportunity to earn tuition in a guaranteed summer position during their first summer while participating in advanced scientific exploration.
Applications for Fall 2024 Open December 15th!
Past YSSA Winners
The YSSA award has given me a chance to explore other subjects outside my major, broadening my skills in statistical analysis and data manipulation. It has allowed me to write a paper on a very current topic and has given me the opportunity to be mentored by professors with experience in the field. I have learned many new skills throughout the summer that will help me succeed in my university career.
Through the YSSA experience, I have had the opportunity to connect with other students as well as faculty. I was able to connect with other like-minded individuals and forge new friendships. It has also been an incredibly rewarding experience to work with distinguished members of the faculty and grow as a student.
The York Science Scholar Award has given me the opportunity to fund my university experience in a nurturing environment that supports scientific exploration and global thinking. I have gotten one-on-one mentorship from distinguished faculty members, and been given the opportunity to take part in innovative research