YORK ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS 2023, awards, and bursaries available to Canadian high-school applicants are listed in the following table. For awards requiring an application, submit the application via MyFile as noted below.

You do not need an offer of admission to apply for scholarships, awards, and bursaries. Complete the application early so that you are considered for the most awards possible — some scholarships close to applications as early as February 15.

The application closes on April 1. If you qualify for one of these awards listed, you will receive an e-mail or letter letting you know the name of the scholarship or award you have received and its value. Full award and eligibility details are available by clicking the award name. Note: Scholarship values are subject to change.

Note: Applicants to the YORK ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS 2020 and Collaborative Nursing program are not eligible for York University Entrance Scholarships & Awards.

York University Automatic Entrance Scholarships


Many high school applicants are admitted and offered entrance scholarships based on mid-year or “in-progress” results when their admission average is at or above 80%. All Entrance Scholarship amounts and eligibility are confirmed/finalized based on final grades.

95%+ (42-45 IB diploma points) — $4,000 (renewable for 3 additional years)*
90-94.9% (36-41 IB diploma points) — $2,500
85-89.9% (33-35 IB diploma points) — $1,500
80-84.9% (30-32 IB diploma points) — $1,000
No award application required

$1,000 — $16,000
*Renewable for three years based on grade point average and course load requirements. To renew York University Automatic Entrance Scholarships, recipients must maintain a minimum 8.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) over a minimum of 24 credits taken during the entire academic year (previous Summer and Fall/Winter sessions).
President’s Scholarships ($5,400 x 4 years)
No award application required
Chancellor Cory Entrance Scholarship ($4,000 x 4 years)
No award application required
Governors’ Awards of Distinction
($8,000 x 4 years, plus the cost of residential accommodation for the first year, approx. $4,000)
John S. Proctor Entrance Scholarship
Alumni Entrance Scholarship
Deadline: February 15(Merit Scholarships of $2000 are awarded to those short-listed for the Governors’ Awards of Distinction)
Apply via MyF
Avie Bennett Award ($7,500 x 4 years)
For applicants who are residents of Brampton
Deadline: April 1
Apply via MyFile
Awards of Achievement ($6,000 x 4 years)
No award application required – Recipients selected from applicants short-listed for the Governors’ Awards of Distinction.
Harry Arthurs Alumni Families Entrance Scholarship ($6,000 x 4 years)
Deadline: February 15
Apply via MyFile
Honderich Bursary ($8,000 x 4 years)
For incoming students from James Cardinal McGuigan Secondary School, Emery Collegiate Institute, CW Jeffrey’s Collegiate Institute, and Westview Centennial Secondary School. Includes a summer job at the Toronto Star at the end of the first year.
Deadline: April 1
Apply via MyFile
Schulich Leader Scholarships
York University is proud to be a participant in the Schulich Leader Scholarship program. One scholarship valued at $100,000 ($25,000 x 4 years) will be awarded to a Schulich Leader Nominee admitted to an Engineering program. An additional scholarship valued at $80,000 ($20,000 x 4 years) will be awarded to a Schulich Leader Nominee admitted to Science, Technology, or Mathematics. Candidates must be nominated by their high school to be eligible for consideration. Selection is based on the following criteria: outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership; academic excellence; financial need. For detailed information on the nomination and application processes and a list of eligible York University programs, please visit the Schulich Leader Scholarships page.
This scholarship is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents studying at high school or CEGEP in Canada.
Nomination deadline: January 30,
Application deadline: February 20,
$80,000 or $100,000
Chancellor Bennett Entrance Awards for the Westview Partnership
($7,000 x 4 years)
For incoming students from Westview Centennial Secondary School, C.W. Jeffrey’s Collegiate Institute, Emery Collegiate Institute, James Cardinal McGuigan Secondary School, and North Albion Collegiate Institute.
Deadline: April 1
Apply via MyFile
Avie Bennett Visionary Leadership Scholarship ($9,000 x 4 years)
Deadline: April 1
York University Renewable Entrance Athletic Scholarship ($4,500 x 5 years)
Award applicants must contact the head coach of the intended inter-university team.
Deadline: April 1
Apply via MyFile
Various awards
There are a variety of entrance awards and bursaries available. A detailed listing is available when you log into the scholarships, awards, and bursaries application through MyFile.
Deadline: April 1
$500 – $4,000
Apply via MyFile
Additional entrance scholarships and awards by Faculty and/or program
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Faculty of Environmental Studies
Faculty of Health
Lassonde School of Engineering
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Schulich School of Business
Faculty of Science
Deadline: April 1 or sooner, depending on the award
Various amounts
Apply via MyFile


There are a number of on-campus employment opportunities available to help with your budget.

  • Be a department or faculty office assistant, library or research assistant, lab or gallery monitor, or similar
  • Work from 10-20 hours per week, conveniently between classes
  • Salaries range from the provincial minimum wage to more than  $20 per hour depending on the nature of the job

Apply for these positions in late August/early September.


Many organizations offer awards and/or scholarships. Such financial assistance may be available through your own (or a family member’s) employer, places you volunteer for, or other associations you are affiliated with. The sites noted below are also helpful for information on additional funding opportunities.

  • Can learn scholarships search
  • York awards search
    (Find in-class, summer, graduating, and other award types in one central database. Entrance awards mentioned above are also listed in this database. Search for additional awards by keyword, i.e., athlete, alumni families, program name, city/province of residence, etc.)

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