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 25 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 as a guaranteed summer research position following the first year of study
What makes this Award different?
Everyone understands the importance of finding the funds to successfully complete university. 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:
a $5,000 entrance scholarship
one-on-one mentorship from outstanding faculty members
a guaranteed $5,000 paid summer research position for the summer following a student’s first year, and
leading-edge research facilities.
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.
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
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 YSSA award has helped enrich my university experience by giving me the opportunity to expand my academic interests outside of my major. This experience allowed me to connect with professors and students in my research group during weekly meetings. Presenting my research also improved my communication skills and confidence in my work.