YORK SCIENCE SCHOLARS AWARD 2020/2021
Applications are now invited for the York Science Scholars Award 2020/2021.
Application deadline: March 23, 2020
The 2020 York Science Scholars program provides up to 25 first-year entering students with awards worth $10,000 each. This Faculty of Science award is considered separately and in addition to any other York University or Faculty of Science admissions awards and scholarships.
The York Science Scholars Award of $10,000 is provided in two parts:
- $5,000 as an entrance scholarship
- $5,000 as a guaranteed summer research position following the first year of study
The York Science Scholars Award program combines:
- a $5,000 entrance scholarship
- a one-on-one mentorship from outstanding faculty members
- a guaranteed $5,000 paid summer research position for the summer following a student’s first year, and
- leading-edge research facilities.
York Science Scholar winners are given the priceless opportunity to earn tuition in a guaranteed summer position during their first summer while participating in advanced scientific exploration.
Download the YSSA Application Guidelines 2020:
Who is eligible to apply?
All students, Canadian and International, who have applied for entrance to the York University Faculty of Science for full-time study starting in Fall 2020 are eligible to apply for this program. Newly enrolled first year Faculty of Science students are eligible to receive this award.
What does the scholarship cover?
$5,000 Entrance Scholarship:
Upon enrolment and registration in the York University’s Faculty of Science, the entrance scholarship will be credited to the student’s account.
$5,000 Paid Summer Research Placement:
In the winter term (January 2021) of their first year, students will be matched with a summer research placement based on factors such as their area of study, research opportunities, and preferences. The summer position will pay $5,000 and upon completion of the summer placement, the funds will be credited to the recipient’s tuition account. Please note that a student must maintain a B+ average to retain their $5,000 paid summer research placement.