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Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design offers a myriad of scholarships, awards and bursaries to provide financial support to students during their studies.

Scholarship recipients are selected largely on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. Academic excellence and financial need are the primary criteria for an award. Bursaries and awards are granted on the basis of student financial need, with some consideration given to academic progress. Some awards will have additional criteria which you can find on the individual award descriptions.

Filter awards:


Alan Lessem Memorial Award

Award value: $600.00

Given in recognition of an outstanding piece of scholarly written work in an upper level course in Music. Awarded to a graduating Music student.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  • Nomination by Department or may apply.

  • Given in recognition of an outstanding piece of scholarly written work in an upper level course in Music

How to apply:

  • Nomination by Department

Anatol Schlosser Fund

Award value: $650.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need

Additional requirements:

  • Given to a theatre undergrad theatre major who is entering or is currently in the Concurrent Education program.

  • The recipient must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 6.00

How to apply:


Andrew Tomcik Scholarship

Award value: $650.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student
  • 3rd year

Additional requirements:

  • Successfully completed minimum of 54 credits and maximum of 83 credits

  • Must have top academic performance in design studies courses as indicated in his/her academic record of all applicants to the scholarship

How to apply:


Anne Lazare-Mirvish Award

Award value: $1,250.00

Awarded to a current undergraduate student majoring in visual arts

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 credits and is taking at least one sculpture course.

  • Recipient must have a GPA of 6.00 (B)

How to apply:


Art History Award

Award value: 3 at $500.00

Given in recognition of excellence in art history to a visual arts student enrolled in Year 2 of studies or higher of the BA program.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Applicants must demonstrate an excellent record of achievement in art history

How to apply:


Carl Dair Memorial Scholarship

Award value: 2 at $500.00

A scholarship in recognition of studio performance and demonstrated excellence in studio work

Eligibility:

How to apply:

  • Nomination by Department

CASA Fine Arts Student Award

Award value: $600.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional requirements:

  • Strong record of involvement in, and positive contribution to, student government or departmental, Faculty or York University activities, while maintaining satisfactory progress in his/her studies

How to apply:

  • Student Financial Profile not required

Chair of Design Scholarship:

Award value: $1,250.00

Recognizes outstanding achievement in typography and is given to an undergraduate BDes student who has successfully completed a minimum of 84 credits.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  • Must have top academic performance in typography courses as indicated in his/her academic record of all applicants to the scholarship.

How to apply:


Cheryl Rosen Memorial

Award value: $650.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must be 3rd or 4th year student studying in the Department of Theatre

How to apply:


CIBC Fine Art Student Awards

Awarded to undergraduate students entering or continuing in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Students will apply in the Fall term of the year the award is being disbursed.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  • Recipients must have a minumum entrance average of 85% if they are in their first year of studies or a minimum OGPA of 6.50 (B+) or equivalent

How to apply:


CIBC Fine Art Student Awards

Awarded to undergraduate students entering or continuing in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional requirements:

  • Recipients must have a minimum entrance average of 85% or a minimum GPA of 6.50 (B+) or the equivalent

How to apply:


Cinespace Studios Film & Video Production Award

Award value: $1,300.00

This award recognizes exceptional artistic merit and achievement shown by a Year 3 film and video major. Awarded at end of Winter term to a 3rd year Film & Video major returning to 4th year Production.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Undergraduate student
  • 3rd year

How to apply:


Dance Department Fund

Award value: 2 at $850.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Full-time and part-time students only

  • Must demonstrate exceptional talent by demonstrated high grades and consistency in studies

How to apply:


Dance Scholars Award

Open to 4th year undergraduate or graduate students who have completed course work and are writing a thesis. Based on grade point average and financial need (in that order).

Eligibility:

  • Graduate student
  • Undergraduate student
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate excellence in scholarship

How to apply:


Dean’s Prizes for Excellence

Two prizes awarded in each department.  One prize is for scholarly work and the other for creative work.Awarded on the basis of completed projects, which reflect excellence, as established in the criteria by the individual departments.

Eligibility:

  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

How to apply:

  • Nomination by Department
  • Student Financial Profile not required

Department of Design Scholarship Fund

Award value: 3 at $500.00

Recognizes outstanding achievement in design.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  • BDes undergraduate student who has successfully completed a minum of 24 and a maximum of 83 credits

  • Must have the top academic performance in design courses as indicated in his/her academic record of all applicants to the scholarship.

How to apply:


Department of Visual Art & Art History Award

Award value: 2 at $890.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional requirements:

  • Strong academic record

How to apply:


Department of Visual Arts Award

Award value: 2 at $1,200.00

The Department of Visual Arts Award is given annually to a visual arts student with a strong academic record.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

How to apply:


Department Specific Awards

Award value: 14 at $2,250.00

The Department Specific Awards are available to students entering their 3rd or 4th year within any department or program in the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA).

To be eligible for these awards students must meet the following criteria:

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate academic/artistic excellence

How to apply:


Design Department Alumni Award

Award value: $700.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student
  • 3rd year

Additional requirements:

  • Strong academic record

How to apply:


Diti Katona, John Pylypczak Award

Award value: $500.00

Awarded to a Year 3 or 4 design student for excellence in design practicum courses.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

How to apply:


Donald Newgren Scholarship

Award value: $1,250.00

Awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in design practicum courses.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Graduate student

Additional requirements:

  • Successfully completed a minimum of 84 credits or

  • MDES student who has completed 21 credits

How to apply:


Douglas Menzie Phillips Jazz Scholarship

Award value: $2,800.00

Awarded for outstanding achievement in instrumental jazz performance. Open to Music majors enrolled in jazz workshops.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year

How to apply:

  • Nomination by Department

Dr. Peter Zaparinuk Memorial Scholarship

Award value: $2,600.00

Awarded for outstanding achievement in contemporary composition. 3rd or 4th year Music majors will automatically be considered.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

How to apply:

  • Nomination by Department

E.J. Lightman Scholarship

Award value: $700.00

  • Open to undergraduates in their 3rd or 4th year of study majoring in Visual Arts (preferably sculpture)
  • Demonstrated financial need may be taken into consideration

Eligibility:

  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 7.5

How to apply:


E.S. Rogers Film & Video Production Award

Award value: $1,800.00

Awarded in recognition of academic excellence to a Year 4 production student in the Department of Film to help offset production costs for an approved fourth-year project of outstanding merit. Successful recipients must submit receipt for their project to the Department of Film.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must be 4th year production student in the Department of Film.

  • Successful reception must submit receipt for their project to the Film Dept.

How to apply:

  • Student Financial Profile not required

Elizabeth Mascall Prize

Award value: $720.00

The Elizabeth Mascall Prize is awarded annually to a 2nd year student in the Department of Theatre for exceptional acting performances in a play presented by the University during that year. Each prize will consist of one free subscription to the four or five plays to be presented by the University Alumnae Dramatic Club in the following season at the Alumnae Theatre.

Eligibility:

  • 2nd year

How to apply:


Elizabeth Szathmary Theatre Scholarships

Award value: 4 at $1,820.00

The Elizabeth Szathmary Scholarships will be given annually to four (4) full-time undergraduate students in the Department of Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts. A student can only receive this scholarship once.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  • Must have completed two years of study as theatre majors.

  • The recipients will have attained minimum overall grade point averages of 7.50.

How to apply:


Ella Fitzgerald Award for Jazz Performance

Award value: $1,600.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate artistic excellence

How to apply:


Faculty of Fine Arts Opportunity Award

Award value: 7 at $1,500.00

Submission of a Student Financial Profile is required for this bursary for undergraduate students. Graduate students should submit a bursary application to their departments.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Graduate student
  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  •  Must demonstrate exceptional achievement or potential in academic or creative work (please reference creative work completed in personal statement)

  • OSOTF – Residency information required

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident and Ontario residency status

How to apply:


Ferdous Akhter Memorial Bursary

Award value: $700.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need

Additional requirements:

  •  Awarded to a female student demonstrating excellence/promise in their studio work

How to apply:


Film & Video Bursary

Award value: 2 at $575.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  • Student must be an undergraduate  film and video major in good standing

How to apply:


Fine Arts Bursary

Award value: 7 at $180.00

Awarded to deserving Faculty of Fine Arts students demonstrating financial need.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need

How to apply:


Fiona Zhong Memorial Fund

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional requirements:

  • Awarded to two undergraduate students entering full time study in the Visual Arts BFA Honors program

     

  • Must have received an admissions ranking of one (1) or excellent on their artistic aptitude as rated by a Visual Arts faculty evaluator.

     

  • Recipient must have a GPA of 7.5

     

  • Must be enrolled in at least one painting or drawing course in the year(s) in which he/she receives the scholarship

How to apply:


Fitzhenry-Weatherhead Theatre Award

Award value: $575.00

  • Given in recognition of excellence and achievement in academic studies or creative work in theatre to a Year 3 or 4 theatre major enrolled in any of York’s theatre programs.
  • Both part-time and full-time students are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Selection/eligibility criteria include completion of at least 48 academic credits, and sound academic standing (minimum 6.00 (B) average).

How to apply:


Friends of Theatre Bursary

Award value: $650.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need

Additional requirements:

  • Provides assistance to theatre majors, in good academic standing

How to apply:


Gajdecki Visual Effects Award

Award value: $1,100.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must be a 4th year video major in the production stream.

How to apply:


General Internship Award

Award value: $10,000.00

Note: The number and value of the internships are at the discretion of the Dean and will be determined after the application process is closed and all applications have been reviewed.

General Internships are available to students entering their 3rd or 4th year within any department or program in the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA). To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate academic/artistic excellence

  • In addition to having met the above criteria, the applicant will be required to submit a statement describing the nature of their study plan and specifying the internship opportunity being sought.

How to apply:


George Ryga Bursary

Award value: $200.00

Awarded to a 3rd year Theatre undergraduate major achieving outstanding work in theatre survey or criticism or playwriting courses.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • 3rd year

How to apply:


Grant Strate Award in Dance

Award value: 2 at $500.00

Given to a dance undergraduate major in any year of study (1-4)

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student
  • 1st year
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate strength in both studio and academic studies in dance

How to apply:


Harry Rowe Bursary I - OSOTF

Award value: 14 at $2,239.00

The Harry Rowe Bursary is open to all meritorious fine arts majors in all year levels facing acute financial hardship and is intended to enable them to continue their studies.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student
  • 1st year
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Fine Arts majors enrolled in full-time or part-time studies in any FFA department or program, at any year level

  • Must demonstrate achievement or potential in artistic or scholarly work

  • Priority consideration will be given to the needs of students with disabilities and students from groups that have been historically disadvantaged because of race, color, ancestry and/or ethnic origin. (Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on application)

  • Must demonstrate acute financial need, to the point where continuation of studies is in jeopardy

How to apply:


Harry W. W. Rowe Arts of the Americas Bursaries

Award value: 6 at $900.00

  • Open to 3rd or 4th year Visual Arts and Fine Arts Cultural Studies majors only
  • Both full-time and part-time students are eligible

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate a strong interest in, and commitment to the study of Art History, Art Criticism and/or visual cultures of South, Central and/or North America

How to apply:


Harvey-Marsden Music Award

Award value: 2 at $1,975.00

Preference is given to students concentrating in Jazz studies

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must have achieved academic/artistic excellence with an B+ or better in Music courses to date

How to apply:


Helen Vari Award

Award value: 2 at $2,800.00

Open to Film majors in their 3rd or 4th year of study

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate outstanding creative or scholarly achievement and overall academic excellence

How to apply:


Helen Vari Film Award

Award value: $3,200.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate outstanding creative or scholarly achievement and overall academic excellence

How to apply:


Herman Geiger-Torel Memorial Prize

Award value: $230.00

  • Awarded  annually to an outstanding graduating undergraduate student in the design area of the Department of Theatre.
  • The prize is  awarded for excellence in achievement in theatrical design studies

Eligibility:

How to apply:

  • Student Financial Profile not required

Ian White Memorial Book Prize

Award value: $75.00

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year

Additional requirements:

  • Minimum 6.00 (B) GPA required

How to apply:

  • Student Financial Profile not required

Imasco Performing Arts Awards

Award value: 14 at $3,128.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year

Additional requirements:

  • Full-time Fine Arts undergraduate students majoring in performance studies in any of the fine arts disciplines

  • Enrolled in 2nd or 3rd year at the time of application, and returning to continue full-time studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts in the following fall semester

  • Must demonstrate outstanding ability and achievement in one or more of the performing arts, as demonstrated through their work in the studio and in public performance

  • Must demonstrate sound academic standing

How to apply:


Interdisciplinary Project Awards

Award value: 3 at $4,500.00

The Interdisciplinary Project Awards are available to students entering their 3rd or 4th year within any department or program in the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA).

To be eligible for these awards students must meet the following criteria:

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must be pursuing work and projects of an interdisciplinary nature and representing more than one department or program

  • Must demonstrate academic/artistic excellence

How to apply:


J.P. Bickell Foundation Awards

Award value: 7 at $1,242.00

Open to Fine Arts students engaged in Faculty of Fine Arts projects, courses or programs involving community outreach. Please reference your involvement with community outreach in your personal statement when completing your Student Financial Profile.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

How to apply:


Jack Bush Scholarship

Award value: 6 at $820.00

  • No application is required to be eligible for this scholarship. Students are selected based on academic merit.
  • At least six scholarships will be awarded annually to continuing undergraduate students in the Department of Visual Arts or the Fine Arts Cultural Studies program
  • Concentrating in either studio or art history.
  • Recipients will be selected in the spring; however, they must re-register in the fall of the same year and be registered in at least one visual arts course in order to receive the monetary value.
  • Academic performance will be considered

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student

How to apply:

  • Student Financial Profile not required

James Beveridge Bursary

Award value: $600.00

Awarded to applicant with the best proposal for a documentary film for 4th year production.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need

How to apply:


Janina Korol Award in Fine Arts

Award value: $1,500.00

Open to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Fine Arts majoring in theatre, music, film or dance. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated leadership abilities or have a proven track record of community service.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 7.5 (B+)

  • Preference will be given to those students who have demonstrated leadership abilities or have a proven track record of community service. Please include this information in your personal statement when submitting your Student Financial Profile.

How to apply:


Jazz FM 91 Scholarship in Jazz

Award value: 2 at $1,500.00

Open to students majoring in music with preference given to students who demonstrate talent in jazz performance.

Eligibility:

Additional requirements:

  • Recipients must have completed a minimum of 24 credits at York University.

  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 7.50

How to apply:


Jazz.FM91 Scholarship in Jazz

Award value: $1,000.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional requirements:

  • Must be an undergraduate student who is majoring in music, with preference given to students who demonstrate talent in jazz performance.

  • Recipients must have completed a minimum of 24 credits at York University, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 7.50

How to apply:


Jean Gascon Award in Acting

Award value: $595.00

Open to a 3rd or 4th year Theatre major enrolled in the Acting stream

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate outstanding creativity and originality
     

  • Ability to work in a wide variety of theatrical forms, as demonstrated in studio work and public performance

How to apply:


Jennifer Ivey Bannock Digital Photography Bursary

Award value: $2,000.00

Given annually to one student in their fourth year (having earned a minimum of 84 credits).

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional requirements:

  • In addition, the recipient will be provided with an opportunity to exhibit in the Gales Gallery in the Winter Term and will be expected to present his/her work to fellow students concentrating on photography in the Visual Arts program.

How to apply:


Joan and Martin Goldfarb Scholarship

Award value: $5,000.00

Awarded to an undergraduate Visual Arts student in recognition of outstanding creative and/or scholarly achievement.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional requirements:

  • Recipient must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 7.80 or higher and have earned a minimum of 18 credits.

How to apply:


John M. Tait Award

Award value: $550.00

  • Available to theatre majors concentrating in production.
  • recognizes exceptional promise/achievement in theatre production.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

How to apply:


Jordon Somers Memorial Award in Film

Award value: $500.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 credits

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 7.50

  • Preference will be given to students in screenwriting.

How to apply:


Joseph Drapell Award

Award value: $575.00

Given annually to one or more Visual Arts majors in recognition of artistic and academic excellence.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

How to apply:


Julianna Lau Award in Dance Therapy

Award value: 2 at $1,500.00

Application Process: Complete the Student Financial Profile and submit an application form. This is a new award and is not visible on the Student Financial Services website. In the application, include a personal statement that outlines how you are contributing to the betterment of society through dance.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Graduate student
  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  • Open to undergraduate or graduate students studying or conducting research in the area of dance therapy.

  • Recipient must have a GPA of 6.00 (B).

How to apply:


K.Hayano Printmaking Award

Award value: $575.00

Awarded to a Visual Arts Major who has demonstrated excellence in printmaking and is currently enrolled in a printmaking course and will be returning to continue studies in the fall.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

How to apply:


Kenneth Ford Memorial Award

Award value: 2 at $380.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional requirements:

  • Must have completed 2nd year of Theatre production

  • Must demonstrate ability and talent, display strong determination, tenacity, and stamina for career in Theatre production

  • Must show a demonstrated ability to respond to challenges

  • Must demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement

How to apply:


Kondor Fine Arts Awards

Award value: 7 at $485.00

Given to a Year 3 or 4 student in each department within the Faculty of Fine Arts, in recognition of creative and/or scholarly achievement. 

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Students may apply or a department may nominate a student for the award.

How to apply:

  • Nomination by Department
  • Student Financial Profile not required

L.L. Odette Sculpture Scholarship

Award value: 3 at $500.00

  • An annual scholarship will be awarded to a Year 4 student in the Department of Visual Arts.
  • The prime consideration for the award is merit in sculpture.
  • A secondary factor is overall academic standing.

Eligibility:

  • 4th year

How to apply:

  • Nomination by Department

Laya Liberman Memorial Scholarship

Award value: $800.00

Eligibility:

  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate merit in painting or sculpture

  • Good academic standing

How to apply:


Leonard Yancovitch Award in Music

Award value: 2 at $1,300.00

Awarded annual to a returning undergraduate student, majoring in music whose studies are in the area of jazz.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional requirements:

  • Recipients must have a GPA of 7.00 (B+)

How to apply:


Louise Bennett Coverly Award

Award value: $525.00

Music major who demonstrates exceptional promise/achievement in world music studies

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year

How to apply:


Lynn Sarah Torode Memorial Scholarship

Award value: $725.00

Given in recognition of academic/artistic excellence and promise

Preference will be given to a female student as this award commemorates Lynn Torode, the first female cinematographer at the CBC.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student
  • 4th year

How to apply:

  • Nomination by Department
  • Student Financial Profile not required

Manorama Thakkar Award in Indian Dance

Award value: 2 at $500.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

How to apply:


Marion Lower Prizes in Composition

Award value: 2 at $160.00

Two awards are given:  One for classical contemporary composition; the other for jazz composition

Eligibility:

How to apply:

  • Student Financial Profile not required

Mary Jane Warner Dance Education Award

Award value: 3 at $300.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Undergraduate student
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate strength in courses related to dance teaching

  • Minimum B (6.00) average overall

How to apply:


Menaka Thakkar Award in World Dance

Award value: 2 at $500.00

Given to a Year 3 or 4 dance student in recognition of excellence and achievement in studio work or academic studies in world dance. Selection/eligibility criteria include sound academic standing.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

How to apply:

  • Nomination by Department

Michael Plexman Award for Creative Innovation

Award value: $2,000.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate innovation in creative work in visual arts, design, new media or interactive multimedia.

How to apply:


Mira Friedlander Award

Award value: $1,100.00

Open to Theatre majors who will be completing their 3rd year of studies and continuing into 4th year

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • 3rd year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate exceptional promise/achievement in theatre studies: theatre writing, criticism, world and/or Canadian theatre studies

How to apply:


Miron Deca Memorial Award

Award value: 2 at $1,250.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Graduate student
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate an ardent intellectual curiosity, a thirst for knowledge and an interdisciplinary dedicated preoccupation for Fine Arts.

How to apply:


Must demonstrate academic/artistic excellence

The Faculty of Fine Arts Awards will be available to students entering their 3rd and 4th year of study majoring in any discipline within the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA).

To be eligible for these awards students must meet the following criteria:

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional requirements:

  •  Must demonstrate academic/artistic excellence which will be outlined in a statement on the application form.

How to apply:


N.A. Taylor Prize for Film

Award value: $650.00

Open to 3rd- year students returning to 4th- year studies

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate student
  • 3rd year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate outstanding achievement in script writing

How to apply:


Nalini & Tim Stewart Photography Awards

Award value: 2 at $700.00

Open to 4th year Visual Arts majors in a photography course

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate excellent achievement in photography courses to date

How to apply:


Nancy Scoular Underhill Piano Award

Award value: 3 at $2,200.00

Preference will be given to female students.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 2nd year

Additional requirements:

  • The Nancy Scoular Underhill Piano Award is given in recognition of exceptional promise and ability in classical piano performance to a Year 2 music major.

How to apply:


Olive Lower Prize in Jazz Piano

Award value: $425.00

Eligibility:

Additional requirements:

  •  Awarded to an outstanding jazz pianist

How to apply:

  • Nomination by Department

Orpheus Award

Award value: 3 at $500.00

Two Orpheus Awards are given each year for outstanding achievement in adjudicated vocal performance to music majors in the classical performance stream.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

How to apply:


Oscar Peterson Bursaries

Award value: 2 at $475.00

Preference will be given to students enrolled full-time.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need

Additional requirements:

  • Open to Music students who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, jazz studies.

How to apply:


Oscar Peterson Scholarships

Award value: 2 at $875.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person

Additional requirements:

  • Outstanding music majors enrolled in FA/MUSI 3051.6.0 (Jazz Workshop III)

  • Maintained  minimum B+ (7.0) average in jazz program with a minimum C+ (5.0) overall cumulative average

How to apply:


Patricia and Robert Martin Award

Award value: 2 at $800.00

Given in recognition of outstanding achievement in an adjudicated performance to a Year 3 or 4 student in the classical performance stream in the Department of Music.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

How to apply:


Peggie Sampson Scholarship

Award value: $3,000.00

Awarded to one undergraduate student entering 2nd or 3rd year in the Department of Music. Preference will be given to students studying early music.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 2nd year
  • 3rd year

Additional requirements:

  • Awarded to student who has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 7.50

How to apply:


Peggy Sampson

Award value: $575.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need

Additional requirements:

  • Bursaries are available to full-time and part-time students in the Music Department.

How to apply:


Peter MacKendrick Memorial Award

Award value: $1,250.00

Awarded to  undergraduate students in 3rd or 4th year  with a minimum GPA of 7.00 majoring in the Visual Art & Art History BFA program.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Applicants must submit an electronic portfolio of work to be reviewed by the Visual Arts Award Adjudication Committee and include a cover letter outlining their aspirations for future work.

How to apply:


Phillip Silver Scholarship

Award value: $5,000.00

Qualified candidates will be nominated by student’s home department recommendation by a faculty member in the Fine Arts and final selection will be through the Faculty of Fine Arts Awards Committee.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate student entering fourth year with a cumulative overall GPA of 7.5 (B+) at the end of their third year of studies.

  • Must be recommended by their home department within the Faculty of Fine Arts, in recognition of outstanding creative and scholarly achievement.

How to apply:


Project Specific Internship

The number of project specific internships allotted will be determined once application deadline has closed.

The Faculty of Fine Arts Project Specific Internship will be available to students entering their 3rd or 4th year of study in their program of study. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

 

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate academic/artistic excellence

  • In addition to having met the above criteria, the applicant will be required to submit a statement describing the nature of their study plan and specifying the project specific internship opportunity being sought.

How to apply:


Ron Weinberger Memorial Scholarship in Music

Award value: 2 at $500.00

  • Open to students majoring in Music
  • Preference will be given to students in music performance who demonstrate talent in piano, guitar or sitar instruments.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional requirements:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 credits

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 7.50

How to apply:


Russell Norman Gladstone Memorial Bursary

Award value: $500.00

Open to undergraduate mature students in the Faculty of Fine Arts

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student

How to apply:


Russell Norman Gladstone Memorial Bursary

Award value: $540.00

Open to undergraduate mature students in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Please indicate in your personal statement when completing your Student Financial Profile if you entered your program as a Mature Student and not a high school applicant.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  • Must be an undergraduate mature student in the Faculty of Fine Arts

How to apply:


Saint Thyagaraja Music Award

Award value: 2 at $800.00

  • One award is given for demonstrated artistic excellence to a student enrolled in performance studies (vocal/instrumental) of Indian classical music.
  • A second award recognizes top standing in the academic study of Indian classical music.

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  • The Saint Thyagaraja Music Awards are presented to full-time undergraduate music majors and non-majors in recognition of artistic and scholarly achievement in Indian classical music studies.

How to apply:


SCARSA Discretionary Bursary to be revisited in Spring Term

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario

Additional requirements:

  • Must be Fine Arts undergraduate student

How to apply:


School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design - Student Support Award

Award value: 14 at $2,250.00

Eligibility:

  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Residents of Ontario

  • Must demonstrate academic/artistic excellence which will be outlined in a statement on the application form.

How to apply:


School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design - Student Support Awards – Interdisciplinary

Award value: 3 at $4,500.00

The Faculty of Fine Arts Student Support Awards will be available to students entering their 3rd or 4th year of study majoring in any discipline within the Faculty of Fine Arts. To be eligible students must meet the following criteria:

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Pursuing work and projects of an interdisciplinary nature and cut across more than one program of study.

     

  • Must demonstrate academic/artistic excellence

How to apply:


School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design Student Travel Assistantship

Award value: $10,000.00

The number of travel internships allotted will be determined once application deadline has closed

The Faculty of Fine Arts Student Travel Assistantship will be available to students entering their 3rd or 4th year of study in the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA). To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • 3rd year
  • 4th year

Additional requirements:

  • Must demonstrate academic/artistic excellence

  • Applicants are required to submit a statement describing the nature of their study plan, specifying the travel opportunity being sought, and how this will enhance their artistic and career development.  Priority will be given to internship opportunities within North America.

How to apply:


Shanti Chakravorty Award in Indican Classical Music

Award value: $1,200.00

Eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Graduate student
  • Undergraduate student

Additional requirements:

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing the study of Indian classical music at York University

  • Preference Preference will be given to a student focusing on vocal Indian classical music performance.
    The recipient must have a GPA of 7.00 (B+)

How to apply: