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Frequently asked questions about financial support
The Awards Office acts as an information clearinghouse that can direct you to funding opportunities. We provide one-on-one awards advising, work to increase recognition for FES award winners, and process award applications for internal FES awards and the major external graduate awards (OGS, SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR). Contact us for more details on how we can help you.
Generally, a scholarship is based on outstanding academic achievement, while awards and bursaries take both academic achievement and financial need into consideration, with bursaries tending to give more weight to financial need. The differences aren’t as important as their similarities – all are useful sources of financial support for your education!
Apply, apply, apply! In most cases, you can only be considered for awards if you apply for them.
Yes – you can apply for any applicable entrance awards.
Follow the links for information on grants available through the Graduate Environmental Studies Students’ Association, the York University Graduate Students’ Association, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.