Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarship & Bursary List

Are you thinking of pursuing post-secondary studies but there are financial barriers standing in your way?

Consider the many scholarships and bursaries available for future post-secondary students to help fund their education.

Scholarships are typically awarded based on academic merit. Bursaries and grants are usually given based on financial need but can also require extracurricular and community involvement for eligibility.

Below you will find a list of organizations that offer scholarships and bursaries with their links attached to help you get started.

York University Scholarship, Bursary, and Awards Search

This tool lets you view awards, scholarships, prizes and bursaries offered at York University. Explore awards you may be eligible for: you can search by Faculty, award type, activity level or type in the name of an award that you may be familiar with. Unless otherwise stated, all full-time, part-time and mature students are eligible for all the awards in the system so long as they meet the published criteria. Ethnic-based scholarships can also be found.

Some of the scholarships/bursaries found on here include, but not limited to, the Ahrens scholarship, which is based on the program and academic merits, Or, the Malcolm Streete Memorial Scholarship, which is based on community involvement in the Jane-Finch, Oakwood, and Regent Part communities and with preference given to African or Afro-Caribbean candidates.



Automatic entrance scholarships, awards and bursaries available to future York Students available in the following link:


TD Canada Trust Community Leadership Scholarship

Council of Educators of Toronto

The website for the Council of Educators of Toronto has an extensive list of scholarships and bursaries awarded for students pursuing post-secondary studies. You can navigate using the drop-down menus on the website to find scholarships and bursaries offered by many universities and organizations in the Toronto Area, including York University.

RBC Royal Bank Scholarship Awards for Undergraduates

This program has two categories. It awards students enrolled in their graduating year in a Canadian secondary school or, who have graduated within the past 2 years.

Scholarships Canada has been helping students find scholarships and bursaries since 1997. Users can create an account free of charge and will have scholarships and bursaries match with their profile. The site has nearly 100,000 awards worth almost $200,000,000. The site can also send email alerts about upcoming application deadlines.

The Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation’s National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program 

This program provides merit-based scholarships to secondary students across Canada who exhibit exemplary citizenship qualities in their communities through extensive community service, volunteerism and humanitarian causes. The National Citizenship Award and Scholarship Program is open to every graduating high school or CEGEP student from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Loran Scholars Foundation

In partnership with universitiesdonors and volunteers across the country, Loran Scholars Foundation is investing in the future of Canada. They offer the country’s largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate award (valued at $100,000) to young Canadians on the basis of character, service and the promise of leadership.

Indspire Scholarship for Applicants with Aboriginal Ancestry

Proof of First Nations/ Metis/ Inuit ancestry required for this program. A downloadable poster in the website will help you with application process.