Students in the School of Administrative Studies are eligible for a number of awards, bursaries and scholarships both within the school and with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. From supporting those with financial need, to celebrating academic achievement and community engagement, we are committed to recognizing the unique ways in which you contribute to university life.

Follow these 3 steps to be considered:

  1. Fill out your Student Financial Profile (SFP) in the first week of EVERY term.
    This online tool allows for students to apply for awards and on-campus employment programs in one place. It is a mandatory step in being considered for the majority of awards.
  2. Determine what awards you’re eligible for.
    Awards can be filtered based on your experience. You can search by department, subject, keyword, and name. Click here to learn more about search settings.
  3. Apply for awards.
    Click on awards for application requirements and next steps. This may include writing an essay or submitting a personal statement.

Awards can help strengthen your resume, provide you with additional financial support, and widen your network. Don't be shy, apply today!


Frequently Asked Questions

We want to make the process as easy as possible, so we’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you get started:

What kinds of awards are available?

There are over 300 awards available in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for all types of students! Awards are given based on a wide range of factors, including financial need, community involvement, academic excellence, course work, international/domestic status and much more!

How do I apply?

Use our award search to determine what awards are applicable and follow the instructions. When you fill out your Student Financial Profile, be sure to check for and select your awards on the list.

When are the deadlines for student awards?

GPA-based awards are often adjudicated in the fall for the preceding year, so be sure to fill out your Student Financial Profile at the start of each term. Otherwise, awards are available throughout the year, so familiarize yourself with the various awards opportunities open to students at all levels of study. Keep an eye on your email for reminders and announcements!

If I don’t have financial need, do I need a Student Financial Profile?

Yes! The Student Financial Profile collects information on so much more than just finances! If you don’t demonstrate financial need, you won’t be penalized, but if you don’t fill out the profile, you may miss other opportunities for awards based on grades and campus involvement!

If I am receiving OSAP, am I eligible for awards?

Yes! Students receiving OSAP are still eligible and encouraged to apply to awards. Should you receive a monetary award, York University will report this scholarship to the Ministry on your behalf.

How do I get more information about awards?