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Awards for FES graduate students

FES supports our graduate students through scholarships, awards and bursaries available exclusively to FES students. For full details on each award and to download an application form, follow the links below.

Entrance awards

Award name Value Deadline Note
Charles Caccia Graduate Award in Sustainable Development *$12,500 March 1
FES Discretionary Bursary Open

Emergency bursary intended for extenuating circumstances. Contact the Awards Office in the Student and Alumni Resource Centre for details

George and Helen Vari Foundation Entrance Award *$2,500 April 1
Jim MacNeill Award $10,000 August 1

Open to incoming students in the MES/LLB Joint Program

Lewis and Bennett Graduate Scholarship in Environmental Sustainability $10,000-$12,500 (approximately)* March 1
The Han Shan Sih Buddhist Society Bursary for Environmental Studies (MES) *$2,000 financial and $5,000 research April 1

Awards for continuing students

Award name Value of award Deadline Note
Adrienne Pocock Memorial Award *$1,000 October 1

Preference to students whose work incorporates consideration of Canada, children, animals or aboriginal issues in relationship to the environment

dian marino Award *$1,000 February 1

Supports students who use multi-media tools of inquiry to critically explore environmental issues, with preference for students committed to environmental and social justice

FES Graduate Academic Award *$1,200 October 1

Open to 2nd year MES students

FES Graduate Research Award $1,000 February 18

The Scholarship is an individual distinction awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University on the basis of excellence in their past work in the Faculty and on the quality of written proposals in an annual competition. The Scholarship is intended to provide encouragement to students who wish to pursue particular scholarly research or other appropriate activities in the field of environmental studies, and to make possible more extensive research activities by graduate students than would otherwise be feasible

GESSA Class of 2007 Award *$1,500 February 1
Harold Mahabir Student Award for International Development *$1,000 October 1

For 2nd year MES students whose Area of Concentration deals with international development

Lambert Family Graduate Award *$14,000 (if one award), $7,000 (if two awards) May 21
Mark Nawrot Memorial Award *$2,500 October 1

Open to 2nd year MES students

Michelle's Prize *$3,500 October 1
PowerStream Graduate Awards *$6,000 October 1
The FES Graduate Award in Energy Studies *$1,500 February 1
The Han Shan Sih Buddhist Society Bursary for Environmental Studies (MES) *$2,000 financial and $5,000 research April 1
The John A. Livingston Ecological Conscience and Nature Advocacy Award *$1,000 October 1

Open to FES graduate students whose academic interests reflect Professor Livingston’s passion for ecology and the natural world

Unilever Canada Graduate Award in Environmental Studies *$5,000 February 1

Preference given to students with an Area of Concentration that relates to sustainability

Wilkinson Family Graduate Award in Environmental Studies *$1,000 October 1

External awards

Award name Value of award Deadline Note
Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) $15,000 February 14 How to Apply: Submit a complete application package (application form, transcripts and two academic assessments) to: York University Faculty of Environmental Studies c/o Joseph Cesario 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 HNES 133 by February 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm.

Note: All awards listed on this website are subject to change/cancellation without notice.