Student Awards

*To apply for an award, you must complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP)

Social Science – Whole Department

David L. J. Sealy Award

Offered:
In-Course (Winter)
Type: Award
No. of Awards: 1

Description:
The David L. J. Sealy Award is offered every year to a currently registered, full-time student who through an essay, report, project or dissertation has shown a superior understanding of and interest in the connections between issues of race and ethnicity and questions of law and order in Canada. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and an Ontario resident who demonstrates financial need. The award may be given to a second-year undergraduate (minimum of 30 earned credits) or higher, or to a graduate student. This award is given in memory of Professor David L. J. Sealy and has been made possible by contributions from David's friends, colleagues, and other loved ones.

Application Process:
The Department of Social Science will issue an annual call for papers. In addition, candidates must submit the Student Financial Profile available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp. Students with permanent disabilities can submit a paper application form available from a registered campus service provider. Nominations will be submitted to the Teaching & Development Committee for their adjudication.

2017 recipient Aria Kamal

Department of Social Science Award

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: Award (Financial)
No. of Awards: 1

Description:
The award is an annual prize of approximately $800 given to a student who is majoring in one of the Social Science programs, who has completed between 30 and 60 credits with a GPA of 6.0 or higher, who is currently registered in a minimum of 18 credits, who is a Canadian citizen/permanent resident, Ontario resident, and who demonstrates financial need. The Office of Student Financial Services will select the recipient in the fall.

Application Process:
To apply for this award, please fill out the current Student Financial Profile at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp/ and review Fall/Winter Undergraduate Bursaries and Awards Program information available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/

2017 recipient Shukri Abdullahi

Ellen Baar Award in Social Science

Offered: In-Course (Winter)
Type: Award (Financial)
No. of Awards: 1

Description:
This annual award of approximately $1250 honours the memory of Professor Ellen Baar, a member in the Department of Social Science from 1971 until her death in 1998 who was strongly committed to the Department's interdisciplinary teaching. It is given to the student entering his / her final year as a major in one of the interdisciplinary programs who received the highest GPA in his / her third year of studies, will have completed at least two Department courses in the program, and demonstrates financial need. (If the student with the highest GPA does not demonstrate financial need, a transcript notation will record his / her achievement, and the funds will be distributed to the next-highest student who meets the criteria.)

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at S737 Ross Building, (416) 736 - 5054 http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/.

2017 prize awarded to Carly Downs & Kelly Ponte

Gordon Lowther Scholarship

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Scholarship
No. of Awards:
1

Description:
This annual prize of approximately $700 is awarded to the student entering second year and enrolling in a Department interdisciplinary program who achieved the highest GPA in his/her first year. The student must be currently registered in a minimum of 18 credits, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and an Ontario resident, and demonstrate financial need.

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Students will be selected based on academic merit. Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at S737 Ross Building, (416) 736 - 5054 http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/.

2017 prize awarded to Carlo Panaro

Lillian Lerman Book Prize

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Prize
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
This $100 award honours Lillian Lerman, a member of the Department who retired in 1991, in recognition of her dedication and contribution to undergraduate teaching. It is awarded to the student writing the most outstanding essay in a 1000-level Social Science course. Nominations are made by course directors. For further information please contact the Department of Social Science.

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at S737 Ross Building, (416) 736 - 5054 http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/.

2017 recipient John Lugtu

2017 recipient Dania Al-Adhami

 

2017 recipient Mark Okello

Otto Friedman Memorial Scholarship

Offered: In-Course (Winter)
Type: 
Scholarship
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
An annual prize of $300 is awarded to up to two students entering fourth year and who, at the time of application, is enrolled in one or more upper-level social science courses. Students are required to submit a brief statement showing your interest in one or more of social theory, social policy and planning, or the role of the Arts in society. Applicants should have a grade point average of 7.00 (B+) or better. The Teaching & Development Committee reserves the right not to make an award in a given year.

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at S737 Ross Building, (416) 736 - 5054 http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/.

2017 recipient Mehedi Khan

2017 recipient Indervir Kooner

2017 recipient Monica Aves

African Studies

Esiri Dafiewhare Scholarship

Offered: In-Course (Winter)
Type: 
Scholarship
No. of Awards:
1

Description:
Awarded annually to a returning undergraduate student who has attained the highest cumulative grade point average in three courses completed toward an Honours double major in African studies. In the event of a tie, the value of the award will be shared by the successful candidates.

Application Process:
No application is required to be eligible for this award. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit. Questions regarding this award should be directed to the Coordinator of the program 416-736-2100 ext. 66939; 314 Founders College.

2017 recipient Angela Ouma

Stevenson Scholarship in African Studies

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Bursary
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
This bursary is for first-year or continuing undergraduate or graduate students pursuing an interest in African Studies at York University. Undergraduates would be expected to major in an interdisciplinary program in African Studies. Graduate students would be expected to pursue research in some area of African Studies. Qualified students should show strong academic qualifications as well as financial need. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons as well as Ontario residents.

Application Process:
To obtain an application for this award, please contact the African Studies Program, Faculty of Arts, 217 Founders College.

2017 recipients Jennifer Katshunga & Alexandra Koster-Pickerin

Business & Society

The Alterna Social Economy Scholarship in Honour of Haswell B. Iron

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Scholarship
No. of Awards:
1

Description:

The Alterna Social Economy Scholarship in Honour of Haswell B. Iron will be given to a fourth year student majoring in Business and Society who has achieved top academic standing in the program during their third year of study and who is committed to promoting awareness and knowledge of social economy as a student ambassador for the BUSO program during their fourth year. The candidate must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, and a resident of Ontario who demonstrates financial need.

Application Process:
To apply for this award, please fill out the current Student Financial Profile at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp/ and review Fall/Winter Undergraduate Bursaries and Awards Program information available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/ . Students with disabilities have the option of submitting a paper application. Paper copies of the application are available at disability service providers on-campus. As well, students must complete a supplementary paper application available from the Business and Society program office (S771 Ross Building).

2017 recipient Kinsha Francis

The Business and Society Honours Award

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Award (Financial)
No. of Awards:
1

Description:
The Business and Society Honours Award has been established by the Business and Society (BUSO) program to offer assistance to a Year 4 BUSO Honours major. Recipients of the award will be chosen on the basis of a combination of the following three criteria: community service, demonstrated financial need and academic achievement (a minimum cumulative grade point average of 6.00 required).

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Applicants must apply in the September of their fourth year. Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at S737 Ross Building, (416) 736 - 5054 http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/.

2017 recipient Nadine Ganesh

Criminology

The Criminology Honours Scholarship

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Scholarship
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
The Criminology Honours Scholarship has been established by the Criminology program to recognize academic excellence in a fourth-year criminology honours major. The scholarship will be awarded each Fall to the Criminology Honours major who attains the highest CGPA among students entering their fourth year of study. In the event of a tie, grades achieved in the core criminology courses will be taken into consideration.

Application Process:
No application is required to be eligible for this award. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit.

2017 recipient Antonnia Kiana Blake

The Criminology 1650 Book Prize

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Prize
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
The Criminology 1650 Book Prize is awarded to the student with the highest grade in CRIM/SOSC 1650 6.0 "Introduction to Criminology." In the event of a tie, the award will be split between recipients.

Application Process:
No application is required to be eligible for this award. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit.

2017 prize awarded to Carly Downs

Joshua Yasay Award for Excellence in Criminology and Community Service

Offered: In-Course (Winter)
Type: 
Award
No. of Awards: 
1 - 1

Description:
The Joshua Yasay Award for Excellence in Criminology and Community Service will be presented each year to a high-achieving fourth-year Criminology student who has made a positive impact on his or her community. To be eligible, applicants must possess a minimum 6.00 GPA and provide a written statement demonstrating their commitment to creating change in their community.

Application Process:
To be considered for this award, submit the Student Financial Profile available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp/. Eligible candidates (i.e. fourth-year Criminology majors with a GPA of 6.0 or above) are asked to submit a written statement demonstrating their commitment to creating change in their community.

2017 recipient Andre Harriott

Health & Society

The Gina Feldberg Prize

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type:
Prize
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
The Gina Feldberg Prize honours the memory and distinguished teaching record of Professor Gina Feldberg by recognizing academic excellence in a fourth-year Health & Society Honours major. The Prize will be awarded in November of each year to the fourth-year Health & Society Honours major who attained the highest academic average in his/her previous year of full-time study.

Application Process:
No application required. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit.

2017 recipient Michelle Noorzad

The Health & Society Founders Prize

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Prize
No. of Awards: 
3

Description:
The Health & Society Founders Prize is given to students for creative distinction, excellence and exceptional initiative in the completion of a Health & Society course assignment. The prize is given out at the 2nd, 3rd and 4th-year levels.

Application Process:
All students are invited to submit major course papers and projects for consideration by program faculty or designates.

2017 recipient for 2nd year, Ryan Moisan

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 prize for 3rd year awarded to Victoria Francavilla, Amanda Pierre & Ai Yamamoto

2017 recipient for 4th year, Maria Mardirosian

Interdisciplinary Social Science

ISS Award

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Award
No. of Awards: 
1

Description
:
The Interdisciplinary Social Science Award Award has been established by the Social and Political Thought program to offer assistance to a Year 4 social and political thought Honours major. Recipients of the award will be chosen on the basis of academic achievement (minimum cumulative grade point average of 6.00) and active involvement in student life, particularly in areas that reflect social and political contributions.

Application Process:
Applications will be available at the administrative office for the Social and Political Thought program in room 775 South Ross.

2017 recipient Rebecca Singh

International Development Studies

International Development Studies Honours Award

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: Award (Financial)
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
The International Development Studies Honours Award has been established by the International Development Studies (IDS) program to offer assistance to a Year 4 IDS Honours major. Recipients of the award will be chosen on the basis of a combination of the following three criteria: community service, demonstrated financial need and academic achievement, as demonstrated by a minimum cumulative grade point average of 6.00.

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Applicants must apply in the September of their fourth year. Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at S737 Ross Building, (416) 736 - 5054 http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/.

2017 recipient Hunter Delorme

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Honours Award

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Award (Financial)
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Honours Award has been established by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) program to offer assistance to a Year 4 LACS Honours major. Recipients of the award will be chosen on the basis of a combination of the following three criteria; minimum sessional grade point average of 6.00, demonstrated financial need and community service.

Application Process:
To receive consideration for this award, students must submit a Student Financial Profile available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/ by the fall deadline date. Students with disabilities have the option of submitting a paper application. Paper copies of the application are available at any of the disabilities service providers on campus.

2017 recipient Israel Ceron Alsibar

Lydia Covenay Burnett Bursary

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Bursary
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
The bursary will be given annually to an undergraduate student currently enrolled in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 18 credits and have completed a minimum of 18 credits. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a clear and compelling passion for, and a history of working with, the Caribbean community or the Caribbean-Canadian community. Applicants must be in good academic standing (minimum cumulative grade point average of 6.00) and demonstrate financial need.

Application Process:
To apply for this award, please fill out the current Student Financial Profile at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp/. Students with permanent disabilities have the option of completing a paper application available from Counselling and Disability Services. Please fill out the Community Service and Extra-Curricular Activities sections detailing your involvement in the Caribbean community or the Caribbean-Canadian community. Please also include a personal statement outlining your interest in the Caribbean community or the Caribbean-Canadian community and your financial circumstances.

2017 recipient Jessica Ashby

The W.W. Anderson Award in Caribbean Studies

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Award (Financial)
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
Awarded annually to a continuing upper-level student enrolled in The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program. The recipient must have successfully completed at least 60 credits, with a cumulative grade point average of 6.00 or higher and is currently registered in a minimum of 18 credits. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, be an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to a student of African-Canadian heritage.

Application Process:
To apply for this award, please fill out the current Student Financial Profile at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp/.

award not given out in 2017

Law & Society

The Jane Banfield Prize

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Prize
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
The Law and Society Program created this prize in honour of Jane Banfield for her dedication to encouraging scholarship and teaching and overall contribution to the program. Jane founded the Law and Society Program at York - the first of its kind in Canada. The prize is awarded to a student with the highest final grade in SOSC 2350 6.0 - Law and Society. In the case of a tie, one or more awards may be made in a given year.

Application Process:
No application required.

2017 recipient Laura Sannuto (Zackary Goldford not pictured)

The Law and Society Award

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Prize
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
The Law and Society Honours Prize has been established by the Law and Society (LASO) program to recognize academic excellence of a Year 4 LASO Honours major. The prize will be awarded in September of each year to the continuing Year 4 (84+ credits) LASO Honours major who has attained the highest academic average in his/her LASO program courses over the course of their degree program (based upon a minimum of 24 program credits).

Application Process:
No application is required to be eligible for this award. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit.

(2017 award given to Margarita Grup)

The Law and Society Honours Seminar

2017 recipient Salisha Purushuttam

Urban Studies

Christina L. Sgro Entrance Award

Offered: Entrance Award
Type: 
Award
No. of Awards: 
Fixed

Description:
The Christina L. Sgro Entrance Award is given to an undergraduate student accepted into the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, who intends to major in Geography or Urban Studies. To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate financial need, possess a minimum grade point average of 6.00, and be involved in community/volunteer work or extracurricular activities with their school. Applicants must also submit a statement describing their interest in the field of geography or urban studies.

Application Process:
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, or urban studies/planning.

Award not given out in 2017

The Frances Frisken Urban Studies Prize

Offered: In-Course (Winter)
Type: 
Award
No. of Awards:
1

Description:
The Frances Frisken Prize, named for a now-retired faculty member,  who was strongly committed to undergraduate education.  This prize is awarded to the Urban Studies Program major with the highest numeric grade in SOSC 2710 (with ties settled by overall GPA that year).

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Further information may be obtained from the Web at http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/urst/ or in person at the Urban Studies Program Office, S746 Ross Building, (416) 736-5054.

2017 award given to Michael Quan

The Lynn M. Bell Urban Studies Achievement Award

Offered: In-Course (Winter)
Type: 
Award (Financial)
No. of Awards: 
1 - 1

Description:
The Lynn M. Bell Urban Studies Achievement Award is awarded to an undergraduate student in their 3rd or 4th year of study, majoring in Urban Studies. Applicants must have a minimum B (6.00) GPA and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also submit a maximum 2-page letter describing their passion and interest in urban planning and/or urban studies, including any volunteer or community work they may have done in this field.

Application Process:
To be considered for this award, submit the Student Financial Profile available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp/ by the scholarships and awards application deadline. Applicants must submit their written statement to the Scholarships and Bursaries dept. in W223 Bennett Centre for Student Services by the application deadline.

2017 recipient JC Elijah Bawuah

Mohamed Naim Malik Scholarship

Offered: 
Type: 

No. of Awards: 

Description:
The Mohamed Naim Malik Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies in their 3rd or 4th year of study who demonstrates academic excellence (7.50 GPA). To be eligible students must submit a one-page statement outlining their involvement/leadership in student life or with their local neighbourhood and discussing how their research or academic focus includes social or cultural diversity/inclusion. Mohammed Naim Malik was a tireless community leader and volunteer, whose impact is still felt in the communities he served. The goal of ensuring inclusivity is what motivated his community involvement. Through his leadership, he worked diligently to remove social and cultural barriers and celebrate diversity. Adjudication of the award will rotate between a student enrolled in Urban Studies and a student enrolled in Geography. The value of the award is $1000, and the funds will be applied to the student account at the University.

Application Process:
Qualified candidates will be identified and asked to submit the statement by a date determined by SFS.

2017 award given to Saleha Iqbal

Marion Miller Urban Studies Award

Offered: In-Course (Winter)
Type: 
Award
No. of Awards: 2

Description:
Two are Marion Miller awards, named for a program student who died in the 1978 Cranbrook airplane accident. The Miller awards have three criteria. A student must be an Urban Studies Program major, have a good academic record, and have a record of good citizenship within the program or within York more widely.

The awards are endowed by Ms. Miller’s family and are given to:

  • a student completing his/her 3000-level work in the program;
  • a student completing his/her 4000-level work in the program.

2017 recipient Marlon Gullusci (3000-level)

2017 recipient Justin-Craig Mott (4000-level)

Urban Analysis Prize

Offered: In-Course (Winter)
Type: 
Prize
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
The Urban Analysis Prize, awarded to the Urban Studies Program major with the highest numeric grade in SOSC 3700 (with ties settled by overall GPA that year and with the prize devolving to the student with the second-highest grade if the student with the highest grade receives the 3000-level Miller award).

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Further information may be obtained from the Web at http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/urst/ or in person at the Urban Studies Program Office, S746 Ross Building, (416) 736-5054.

2017 recipient Bryan Mark

Work & Labour Studies

Work and Labour Studies Student Achievement Prize

Offered: In-Course (Fall/Winter)
Type: 
Prize
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
The Labour Studies program presents this prize annually to the Year 2 student (successful completion of at least 54 credits) entering Year 3 of the Labour Studies program with the highest cumulative grade point average at the end of Year 2. Students must have maintained a course load of at least 24 credits in the fall/winter session of their Year 2.

Application Process:
No application is required to be eligible for this award. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit.

Award not given out in 2017

Neil Reimer Scholarship

Offered: In-Course (Winter)
Type: 
Scholarship
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
The Global Labour Research Centre presents this scholarship annually to the Year 3 student majoring in the Labour Studies program who has achieved the highest grade point average. The Neil Reimer Scholarship is financed by the Neil Reimer Union Education and Development Fund, a fund established in 1984 to honour a leading figure in the history of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.

Application Process:
No application is required to be eligible for this award. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit.

2017 recipient Christopher Michael Flynn

AWARD VALUES MAY FLUCTUATE FROM YEAR TO YEAR