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Entrance Scholarships and Awards for New Undergraduate Students

Value: $7,500
Number of Awards: 5

Purpose

The Dean's Entrance Scholarship for Environmental & Urban Change (EUC) is awarded based on academic excellence and will be given annually to the five high school students (domestic) admitted to the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change with the highest entrance averages. This scholarship is only applicable to the Fall entrance cycle.

Eligibility

  • The top 5 incoming applicants that accept their offer of admission will be granted this award from EUC. Adjudication of this award will be completed prior to June 1 and offered to the highest students through either in-person visits, telephone or by email.

Criteria

  • Academic excellence for incoming undergraduate students
  • Must be registered full time in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change for the upcoming fall session as a condition of receiving the scholarship

No Application Required

  • Scholarships will be awarded to the top five domestic high school applicants admitted to the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change.

Value: $5,000
Deadline: 
April 1

Number of Awards: 1

Purpose

The Unilever Canada Undergraduate Entrance Award in Environmental Studies is a prestigious student award that supports an incoming Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change undergraduate student who has achieved a minimum 80% GPA, demonstrates financial need, and has written an excellent essay on the student's vision of sustainability. Recipient must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and an Ontario resident.

Eligibility

  • This award is open to incoming undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change at York University.

Criteria

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be an Ontario resident.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a minimum 80% GPA.
  • Submit a 1000-word essay on your vision of sustainability. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about Unilever at http://ww.unilever.com/ourvalues.

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Complete the Office of Student and Financial Services' Student Financial Profile (SFP) When you visit the SFP website, please select APPLY NOW to complete your submission.
  • Step Two: Complete the award application by April 1.

Value: $5000
Deadline: 
April 1
Number of Awards:
 1

Purpose

The Sgro Academic Leadership Entrance Award has been established in honour of Franco and Rosa Sgro, models of integrity, honour and excellence and true inspirations to their children. The award will be given annually to an undergraduate student accepted into the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, or the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change, who intends to focus on Geography, and/or Urban Studies/Planning.

Eligibility

  • Minimum grade point average of 7.00 (B+)
  • Proven history of community leadership centered on improving and strengthening their home communities.
  • Applicants must submit a statement describing their interest in the field of Geography or Urban studies/Planning.

Application Requirements

  • You will be required to submit a resume that includes information about community leadership activities that focus on improving and strengthening your home communities.
  • You will be required to write a statement describing your interest in the field of Geography or Urban Studies/Planning, or real estate law.

Additional Information

To apply, submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through http://www.yorku.ca/myfile You must select this award from the list available and complete the following sections: Extracurricular Activities, Community Service and Personal Statement. Applicants must submit a statement describing their interest in the field of geography, urban studies or real estate law.

Value: $2,500
Deadline: 
April 1
Number of Awards:
 2

Purpose

The Honourable George and Helen Vari generously donated this award to support incoming undergraduate students entering their first year in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change at York University. Recipients are selected based on financial need and academic merit. Recipients must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and Ontario residents.

Eligibility

  • This award is open to all incoming undergraduate students entering the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change at York University.

Criteria

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be an Ontario resident.
  • Be an incoming student entering the first year of the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a strong academic record.

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Complete the Office of Student and Financial Services' Student Financial Profile (SFP) When you visit the SFP website, please select APPLY NOW to complete your submission.
  • Step Two: Complete the award application by April 1.

Additional Information

Take note: The value and number of award(s) in any given year will depend on the rate of distribution from the endowment fund, and the number of recipients selected.

Value: $2,000
Deadline: April 1
Number of Awards: 
8

Purpose

The Han Shan Sih Buddhist Society Bursary is a bursary intended to provide financial aid to all undergraduate and masters EUC students.

Eligibility

  • This award is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or masters programs in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change.

Criteria

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be an Ontario resident.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be an incoming student registered in a program at EUC.

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Complete the Office of Student and Financial Services' Student Financial Profile (SFP) When you visit the SFP website, please select APPLY NOW to complete your submission.
  • Step Two: Complete the award application by April 1.

Value: $1,000
Deadline: 
April 1
Number of Awards: 
20

Purpose

The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change’s Specialist High Skills Major Awards (SHSM) were created to recognize a high school student's passion for sustainable change. Students that have completed a SHSM program in Environment, Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, Arts & Culture or Horticulture & Landscaping and are entering the Bachelor in Environmental Studies, or Geography program at York University for a Fall start are eligible for these awards.

Eligibility

  • Consideration will be automatically given to all high school applicants who have identified on their OUAC application to the Bachelor in Environmental Studies or Geography at York University, their completion of one of the SHSM programs in Environment, Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, Arts & Culture or Horticulture & Landscaping and have achieved a minimum admission average of 75%.   (Lily you informed us that a question is with Alice Hovorka as to whether we can say ‘any” SHSM category.)

Criteria

  • OUAC applications to the BES, BA or BSC Geography program that identify a specific SHSM program and have a minimum of 75% admission average.
  • Must be a registered full time EUC undergraduate student for the upcoming Fall term.

No Application Required

  • Other than the notification on the OUAC application as described above, no application is required.

Scholarships and Awards for Current Undergraduate Students

Value: $2,400
Deadline: November 30
Number of Awards: 
3

Eligibility

  • Alectra Inc. Undergraduate Award in Sustainable Energy will be available to talented and eager EUC undergraduate students who wish to focus their studies in the areas of conservation, efficiency and/or renewable energy. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, Ontario residents and must demonstrate financial need.

Criteria

  • Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, area of focus for study and a 250 word statement of interest that demonstrates alignment of their proposed program with areas of conservation, efficiency and/or renewable energy.
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in the BES Certificate in Sustainable Energy.

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Complete the Office of Student and Financial Services' Student Financial Profile (SFP) When you visit the SFP website, please select APPLY NOW to complete your submission.
  • Step Two: Complete the award application by November 30

Value:

# of Awards: 1

Deadline: No application required

Purpose

This is an annual award given by the Canadian Association of Geographers. The winner will receive a complimentary membership in the CAG for the following year and her/his name will be published in the CAG Newsletter.

Eligibility

This award is presented to the most outstanding students graduating in Geography Honours programs at universities across Canada.

Value: $1,000

Deadline: November 30

Number of Awards: 2

Purpose

The Canon Canada Environmental Studies Scholarship will be awarded annually to continuing undergraduate students enrolled in a program in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.  

Eligibility

Open to continuing undergraduate students enrolled in a program in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 7.5

Criteria

Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay on the topic: What kind of sustainable strategies should a company like Canon Canada pursue to reduce their environmental impact in their day to day operations (excluding manufacturing)?

The essay should be reflective of the Canon Canada company, and solutions proposed should not include any of the company’s existing initiatives. To see what Canon Canada is currently doing, please explore the Canon Canada website and the link below: www.canon.ca/en/About-Canon/News/Press-Releases/Press-Releases-2019/2019-APR-15-GREENESTEMPLOYERS

This award will provide recipients with the (optional) opportunity to meet with the donor. By applying for this scholarship students acknowledge that, should they be selected as the recipient, their essay will be shared with Canon Canada to be featured in communications which may be shared with internal and external stakeholders.   

How to apply

Step One: Prepare a 500-word essay on the topic "What kind of sustainable strategies should a company like Canon Canada pursue to reduce their environmental impact in their day to day operations (excluding manufacturing)?"

Step Two: Complete the award application by November 30

Value: $1,280
Deadline: 
February 8
Number of Awards: 
Up to 2

Purpose

The dian marino Award was established in memory of dian, a visual artist, activist, educator and storyteller extraordinaire, who taught in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. She lived courageously with cancer and died in 1993. This fund supports students who creatively use multi-media tools of inquiry and modes of communication to critically explore environmental issues. This award gives preference to students who are committed to environmental and social justice.

Eligibility

  • This award is available to all students in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change who critically disrupt and playfully reframe the traditional boundaries of environmental teaching and learning. Given that dian was passionately committed to equity and diversity, the Faculty strongly encourages students from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Criteria

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be an Ontario resident.
  • Have a good academic record.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • This award is open to all EUC students (Bachelor, Master and PhD)

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Complete the Office of Student and Financial Services' Student Financial Profile (SFP) When you visit the SFP website, please select APPLY NOW to complete your submission.
  • Step 2: Prepare a detailed budget outlining how the award money will be used.
  • Step 3: Prepare a brief description of the project and the form/medium of the project the award will fund and describe how the project reflects the purpose of this award.
  • Step 4: Request a faculty member to be a reference. They must submit this Reference Assessment Form to complete your application. Be sure to inform of them of the name of award you are requesting a reference for and its deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Step 5: Complete the award application by February 8.

Value: Open
Purpose:
Emergency bursary.

Eligibility

This award is available to all domestic students in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change who demonstrate financial need on a bursary application because of an unexpected and/or extenuating circumstance.

How to Apply

Value: $200 Maximum
Purpose:
Emergency bursary.

Eligibility

This award is available to all international students in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change who demonstrate financial need on a bursary application because of an unexpected and/or extenuating circumstance.

How to Apply

Value: $250

Number of Awards: 1

Purpose: The Hans Carol Prize is donated by the friends and colleagues of the late Hans Carol (1915-1971).

Eligibility: This prize is awarded annually and is intended to recognize the academic achievements of a third-year student enrolled in a major or minor in Global Geography in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.

No Application required.

Value: $5,000
Deadline: 
November 30
Number of Awards: 
13

Purpose

The HSBC Environmental Studies Award is available to students entering their third or fourth year of an undergraduate program within the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. Selection will be based on academic achievement, community service within the last 3 years and financial need.

Eligibility

  • Recipients must be undergraduate students in the third or fourth year in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change at York University. A minimum of 25% of awards each year will be granted to Black or Indigenous students.

Criteria

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected persons.
  • Be an Ontario resident.
  • Demonstrate financial need on
  • Academic achievement
  • Students wishing to be considered for the award will be required to make a submission outlining their involvement in community service which includes a brief description on how they have made a positive contribution to the community and a letter of thanks or recognition by a representative of the community.
  • This award is being established under York’s Special Programs for Black Students and Indigenous Students (developed under the Ontario Human Rights Code).

How to apply

  • Step 1: Complete the Office of Student and Financial Services' Student Financial Profile (SFP) When you visit the SFP website, please select APPLY NOW to complete your submission.
  • Step 2: Prepare and outline of your involvement in community service which included a brief description on how you have made a positive contribution to the community.
  • Step 3:  Submit a letter from the community representative with which you were engaged, expressing their appreciation for the work you accomplished and how it made a positive impact on their community.
  • Step 4: Complete the award application by November 16

This award will go to the full-time continuing undergraduate student majoring in sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics or anthropology, who has achieved the highest grade point average on a minimum of five full courses least one of which is in the major in the previous fall/winter.

No application is required to be eligible for this Scholarship. Students are selected based on academic merit.

Value: $1,000
Number of Awards
: 2

Deadline: November 30

Purpose

This is award was established through a bequest in memory of the late Mark Nawrot, former student in the Faculty.

Eligibility

Open to full time undergraduate students enrolled in a four year Bachelor in Environmental Studies (BES) program and who are conducting research or presenting at an academic conference. For conference attendance, preference will be given to students who are presenting or co-presenting papers or posters. Preference will also be given to student undertaking Senior Honours Work (ENVS 4011).

Criteria

  • Applicants must submit an outline of their field work plans, the conference program or other related documents
  • A 200 word statement explaining how this activity will help the applicant pursue their learning goals is required.
  • Applicants must submit a one page budget for their research activity
  • Applications must include a Reference Assessment Form completed by a professor teaching in the BES program, with whom they have taken a class in the last year
  • If doing field work or travelling internationally, the applicant must submit a complete Risk Assessment. Contact us at EUCAwards@yorku.ca for more information on this.

How to apply

  • Step One: Prepare all supporting documents required include your activity outline, 200 word statement on learning goals, one page budget and risk assessment (if requried)
  • Step Two: Request a faculty member to be a reference. They must submit this Reference Assessment Form to complete your application. Be sure to inform of them of the name of award you are requesting a reference for and its deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Step Three: Complete the award application by November 30

Value: $1,000 (subject to change)
Deadline: 
November 30

Number of Awards: 3

Purpose

Established in honour of Harry Victor, father of the Faculty's Dean, Peter Victor (1996-2001), this bursary supports continuing students enrolled in the BES Sustainable Environmental Management and BES Environmental Arts & Justice at York University. More specifically, it supports research undertaken by an undergraduate student in the areas of ecological economics or environmental policy.

Eligibility

  • This bursary is open to undergraduate students registered in the Bachelor of Environmental Studies program at York university who are pursuing research in the areas of ecological economics or environmental policy.
  • Be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons.
  • Be Ontario residents.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be registered in good standing in the BES program.
  • Undertaking research in areas of ecological economics or environmental policy.

Criteria

  • Applicants will be judged based on level of financial need and demonstrated interest in ecological economics or environmental policy, reflected in a 500-word statement about their proposed research activities.

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Complete the Office of Student and Financial Services' Student Financial Profile (SFP) When you visit the SFP website, please select APPLY NOW to complete your submission.
  • Step Two: Complete the award application by November 30

Value: Open
Deadline:
Number of Awards: 
Open

Purpose

The YUFA Foundation bursary is open to undergraduate students registered in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change at York University.

Eligibility

Students registered in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change at York University. Students in a concurrent/joint program with another faculty at York are not eligible.


Criteria

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be an Ontario resident.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply

  • Step 1: Complete the Office of Student and Financial Services' Student Financial Profile (SFP) When you visit the SFP website, please select APPLY NOW to complete your submission. Award consideration if automatic upon completion of the SFP. No other steps are required.

Additional Information

Take note: The value and number of award(s) in any given year will depend on the rate of distribution from the endowment fund, and the number of recipients selected.

Value: $3,000
Number of Awards
: 1

Purpose

The YUFA Foundation scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change who has completed between 60 to 90 credits and achieved the highest cumulative grade point average in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change.

Eligibility

  • A generous donation by the York University Faculty Association has made possible awards of substantial value to the top students in the Faculties of Arts, Atkinson, Education, Environmental & Urban Change, Fine Arts, Glendon, Health, Osgoode, Science and Engineering and the Schulich School of Business. The recipients will have completed between 60 and 90 credits at York University, achieved the best cumulative grade point average in their Faculty, and will subsequently re-register at York to complete their undergraduate degree program. This scholarship may be held only once and will be payable at the time of the re-registration. Students who are co-registered in the concurrent education program will only be considered for this award by the Faculty of Education.

No Application Required

Additional Information

Take note: The value and number of award(s) in any given year will depend on the rate of distribution from the endowment fund, and the number of recipients selected.

More awards will be updated soon.


Questions? Contact us at EUCAwards@yorku.ca