Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards

The scholarship and award competitions posted below are applicable to current Schulich School of Business students.

The site is updated regularly with new scholarship, award and bursary competitions which are open for application. The award postings include specific award criteria, application requirements and deadline dates.

Entrance Scholarships

Entrance scholarship amounts vary depending on high school averages. Applicants are automatically considered for the York University Entrance Scholarship. A complete listing of York University entrance scholarships and awards, application requirements and deadline dates may be viewed on the Student Financial Services website.

Schulich School of Business Entrance Awards

The following scholarships and awards are available to incoming BBA and iBBA students. Admitted applicants are considered for entrance awards based upon admissions information.

Award Name Value Description
Seymour Schulich BBA/iBBA Entrance Scholarship $6,050.00
(5 scholarships available)
In recognition of academic excellence and merit, Seymour Schulich, CM (Hon LLD ’03) has created the Seymour Schulich Entrance Scholarship. The scholarships are presented to incoming BBA and iBBA students who have demonstrated academic excellence. Recipients will have been active in their communities and have demonstrated leadership qualities either in school or through extracurricular activities.
Tanna H. Schulich BBA/iBBA Entrance Scholarship $6,050.00
(5 scholarships available)
In recognition of academic excellence and merit, Seymour Schulich, CM (Hon LLD ’03) has created the Tanna H. Schulich Entrance Scholarship. The scholarships are presented to incoming BBA and iBBA students who have demonstrated academic excellence. Recipients will have been active in their communities and have demonstrated leadership qualities either in school or through extracurricular activities.
Edith Schulich Entrance Award $5,000.00 The Edith Schulich Entrance Award is presented to an incoming BBA or iBBA student who has demonstrated exceptional academic ability in his/her high school graduating year and demonstrates financial need. OSOTF guidelines apply. This award is non-renewable.
Steven K. Hudson BBA/iBBA Entrance Award $5,000.00 The Steven K. Hudson (BBA ’81) Entrance Award is awarded to a first year student who has achieved first class standing in the senior year of high-school, has shown strong entrepreneurial achievements and financial need. OSOTF guidelines apply.
Nissan Canada Leadership Entrance Award $3,125.00 The Nissan Canada Leadership Entrance Award is awarded to an incoming Schulich School of Business BBA/iBBA student who demonstrates academic excellence. OSOTF guidelines apply.
The Sidney Award $1,125.00 The Sidney Award is awarded to an incoming Schulich School of Business BBA or iBBA student who demonstrates financial need and academic excellence (minimum 8.0 GPA). The recipient must be a resident of Ontario and either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person.

Prestigious Entrance Awards (application required)

For more detailed information on the following awards please visit the York University Student Financial Services website.

Award Name Value Criteria
Governors’ Awards of Distinction:
John S. Proctor Entrance Scholarship
Alumni Entrance Scholarship
Murray Ross Entrance Scholarship
$32,000 ($8,000 x 4 years)
plus cost of residence accommodation for first year (approximately $4,000)
These are York’s prestigious awards. Criteria include: outstanding academic record (minimum 90% average); accomplishments in community service, leadership, the arts or sports; Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person.
Harry W. Arthurs Alumni Entrance Scholarship $24,000.00 ($6,000.00 x 4 years) This award recognizes the achievements of past York President, Harry W. Arthurs. It is directed to an exceptional group of people, York graduates, whose children or grandchildren intend to carry on a tradition of studying at York. Applicants must be the child or grandchild of a York University degree holder; a minimum admission average of 90% on OAC courses (or equivalent); record of participation and leadership in extra-curricular student life.
Award of Achievement – York University $24,000 ($6,000 x 4 year) Criteria for this award include: Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person; Ontario resident; minimum admission average of 85%; contributions to school or community; achievement and financial need.
Awards of Distinction – Merit Scholarships $2,000.00 These scholarships are awarded to applicants short-listed for the Awards of Distinction. Criteria include: outstanding academic record; participation in community and/or school; achievements in the arts or sports; excellence in other areas of individual endeavour.

 

OSOTF (Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund) Guidelines

Many awards listed indicate that students must satisfy OSOTF residency requirements to apply. Students who have been Ontario residents for a minimum 12-month period prior to the start of their study period are eligible to apply for these awards. In addition, students must be either Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrants and must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Continuing Student Awards

The following Schulich continuing student awards become available for application at the start of each academic year in early September. Application requirements and deadline dates are announced to continuing students via their Schulich lotus notes email account after the start of classes in the fall.

Award Name Value
Ernst & Young BBA Award $5,000.00
HSBC President’s Award for iBBA $3,750.00
HSBC LGBT Student Award $5,000
The Devin Truax Memorial iBBA Scholarship $5,000
The RBC Capital Markets Scholarship for Women $5,000
The Toronto Dominion Bank Bursary $3,000.00
YUFA (York University Faculty Association) Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships $3,000.00
Isaac Akande Scholarship $2,000.00
Michael Paul Sardella Award for International Students $2,000.00
Schulich Travel Bursary Value: Depends on the distance traveled, maximum amount $1,500.00
Keun-Chang Kim Memorial Award $1,250.00
Costco Canada Award $2,500 renewable ($10,000 over four years)
Lawrence S. (Al) Rosen BBA Award $1,000.00
The Schulich School of Business Single Parent Bursary $1,000.00
Toronto and Area Road Builders Association Scholarships $1,000.00
Winchcombe Scholarship $1,000.00
Women in Leadership Student Award $1,000.00
The Thomas H. Beechy Award for International Exchange $1,000.00
John Ferzoco Memorial Scholarship $1,000.00
General Motors of Canada Limited Bursary $1,000.00
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Administrative Award $750.00
Nicholas Gareri Award $500.00
Discretionary Scholarships $500.00
Michael A. Katigbak Award $500.00
The Sam G. and Rose T. Reisman Award $500.00
Class of ’97 BBA Bursary $500.00
The James Bray Bursary in memory of Mrs. Anne Bray $500.00
MBA Class of 2007 Schulich Ambassador Award $500.00
Michael Bond Memorial Scholarship $400.00
The Joshua Tan Memorial Scholarship $350.00
Maritime Life Award $300.00
Bruno Amadi Bursary $300.00
A.L. Tune Bursary $250.00
Stanley L. Warner Memorial Award $250.00
Gordon Charlton Shaw Bursary $250.00
Gordon Charlton Shaw Achievement Award $200.00
Bernandine Nightingale Memorial Foundation Marketing Scholarship $50.00
The BBA/IBBA Invitational Conference and Case Competition Award Variable
The Schulich School of Business Alumni Bursary Variable

York University Continuing Student Awards and Bursaries

Information and application requirements for a number of York University continuing student awards and bursaries are available on the Student Financial Services website. In particular, students who have financial need should apply each year for the York University Undergraduate Bursary. An online bursary application is available.

Graduating Student Awards

Several Schulich awards are presented to graduating BBA and iBBA students each year at the June convocation ceremony.

Award Name Value Criteria
Alan and Esther Hockin Achievement Award $500.00 This award is presented to the graduating BBA/iBBA student who has achieved the highest distinction in academic standing.
Gordon Charlton Shaw Achievement Award $200.00 Through a generous donation from Schulich Professor Emeritus Gordon Shaw, an award is given annually to a graduating student in the BBA/iBBA programs who has demonstrated academic excellence and has made a solid contribution to student life in the program.
The Peterson Family Gold Medal & Scholarship
in Entrepreneurial Studies
Medal and $1,500 The Peterson Family Gold Medal & Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Studies is awarded to a graduating undergraduate student who has pursued the Entrepreneurial & Family Business Studies concentration and achieved the highest academic standing in the concentration and also demonstrates true entrepreneurial spirit and drive.
Governor General’s Silver Medal Medal This medal is awarded annually at the spring convocation to a graduating student in the final year of an honours program who has shown the highest distinction in scholarship at York University. The recipient is chosen on the basis of academic excellence by the Senate Committee on Admission, Recruitment and Student Assistance.
Murray G. Ross Award Medal Named in honour of York University’s Founding President, this award is presented annually to a graduating student for scholarship and outstanding participation in undergraduate student life.