Awards & Recognition

Calumet College Awards & Prizes (Monetary Awards):

Calumet College Bursary Fund

Quantity: 2

Value: $500

Calumet College offers annual bursaries up to the value of the yearly interest earned on the Calumet Student Assistant Bursary Fund account. The sums granted vary and are divided among a small number of eligible applicants taking into consideration both academic standing and financial need. A minimum 6.00 (B) average is required in at least 24 credits or the equivalent, taken while a student is enrolled in the college.

To Apply: Complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP) available at: https://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp. In addition, applicants must submit the following: a one page letter outlining how you meet the award criteria, two letters of recommendation, a resume/CV and your co-curricular record (if applicable). All documents should be submitted to the Office of the Master, Calumet College or by email to scchelp@yorku.ca by November 1. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Master, Calumet College, 416-736-5132.

Calumet College Council Bursary

Quantity: Varies

Value: Varies

The Calumet College Council established this bursary in 1998. It will be presented annually (selection in the fall) to a Calumet student. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need. Additionally, the recipient will be an active member of Calumet College who was registered in a full course load in the previous year, as a Calumet student, with a minimum grade point average of 5.00 (C+).

To Apply: Complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP) available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp. In addition, applicants must complete a supplemental application available online at https://health.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=407432 no later than November 18. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Master, Calumet College, 416-736-5132.

Calumet College Council 50th Anniversary Award

Quantity: Varies

Value: Varies

The Calumet College Council 50th Anniversary Award will be awarded to students affiliated with Calumet College, as it currently exists, who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, and residents of Ontario, who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a continuing student with a minimum B (6.0) grade point average, who has demonstrated commitment to the Calumet College student body and/or the community.

To Apply: Complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP) available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp. In addition, applicants must complete a supplemental application available online at https://health.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=407432. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Master, Calumet College, 416-736-5132.

Master's Award for Academic Excellence

Quantity: 1

Value: $500

The Master's Award for Academic Excellence will be awarded to the graduating Calumet College student who has the highest cumulative grade point average. To be eligible, the recipient must have completed a minimum of 60 credits at York University.

To Apply: Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Master, Calumet College, 301 Calumet College.

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Stong College Awards & Prizes (Monetary Awards):

Master's Award For Academic Excellence

The Master of Stong College presents this award to students who have maintained an outstanding academic record throughout their undergraduate years at York. It is awarded to students in their graduating year with a cumulative GPA of 8.0 and above.

To Apply: No application is required to be eligible for this award. Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Master, 314 Stong College, (416) 736-5132.

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Olga Cirack Alumni Bursary

Quantity: 3

Value: $1,500

Named in honour of a former Administrative Assistant at Stong, this bursary provides for financial aid to full-time Stong students who have completed at least one full academic term, and demonstrated a high level of commitment and involvement in the college, a serious academic attitude (minimum CGPA of 7.0) and financial need. The bursary is advertised early in the school year, and normally awarded in October following an interview process. The bursary  provides for Canadian Citizens or landed immigrants.

To Apply: Applicants will be required to demonstrate financial need on a Student Financial Profile (SFP) application form available here: https://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp. Applicants must also complete a supplemental application available online at https://health.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=407933 no later than November 18. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Master, 314 Stong College, (416) 736-5132.

Samuel J Zacks Scholarship

Quantity: 2

Value: $1,000

The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in either the History of Arts/Visual Arts programmes or the Performing Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts on the basis of academic and/or artistic merit. The scholarship committee and the Board of Adjudicators reserve the right not to make an award in any given year. For further information please contact the Office of The Master at Stong College. This scholarship can only be applied toward tuition fees. The decision is made by a committee who evaluates the portfolio in the Spring and the award is given once registration is confirmed.

To Apply: Apply through the Student Financial Profile (SFP) under Scholarships & Bursaries https://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp

Stong College Council 50th Anniversary Award

Quantity: 1

Value: $100 - $1250 each

The Stong College Council 50th Anniversary Award will be awarded to students affiliated with Stong College, as it currently exists, who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, and residents of Ontario, who demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a continuing student with a minimum B (6.0) grade point average, who has demonstrated commitment to the Stong College student body and/or the community.

To Apply: Complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP) available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp. Applicants must also complete a supplemental application at https://health.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=407933 no later than November 18. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Master, 314 Stong College, (416) 736-5132.

Stong College Scholarship

Quantity: 1

Value: $2,500

Members of the Stong community - students, administrators, faculty and alumni - established this scholarship in 1982. This scholarship is awarded to a returning full-time student with the highest sessional grade point average and who has been affiliated with Stong College for at least one full academic session.

To Apply: Student is selected from the Continuing Student Scholarship report.

Stong College Student Life Award

Quantity:3

Value: $2000 each

Awarded to three undergraduate continuing students who exhibit leadership qualities, have contributed significantly to student life at Stong College, and have achieved a minimum grade point average of 8.0(A).Recipients must be Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need. 

To Apply: Complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP) available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp. Applicants must also complete a supplemental application at https://health.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=407933 no later than November 18. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Master, 314 Stong College, (416) 736-5132.

The Allen C. Koretksy Book Prize

Quantity: 1

Value: $200

Named in honour of Allen C. Koretsky, who served as the Master of Stong College from 1988 to 1993, a book prize will be given to a Stong College student for an outstanding essay in a course in Medieval or Renaissance English Literature in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. It is preferred that the prize takes the form of a significant or substantial book, and if there is a balance, the amount should be in the form of a gift certificate to be tendered at the York University bookstore. The essay must be the unrevised version that was originally submitted for evaluation but without professorial comments.

To Apply: Apply through the Student Financial Profile (SFP) under Scholarships & Bursaries https://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp.

The Elizabeth Sabiston Prize

Quantity:1

Value: $250

Given in honour of Pressor Elizabeth Sabiston, for many years the Academic Advisor of Stong College, this prize is annually given to a Stong College student whose achievements in academic writing in a first or second year English course is deemed to be of outstanding quality. A nominating letter must accompany selected writing from the Course Director, forwarded to the Master’s Office by May 31st.

To Apply: Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Master, 314 Stong College, 416-736-5132.

The Ernest Daniel Stong Essay Prize

Quantity:1

Value: $250

This award was established in memory of Ernest Daniel Stong, a patriarch of the Stong family. An annual award will be given to a Stong student taking an English course, whose essay on a Canadian topic is selected as the most outstanding. 

To Apply: Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Master, 314A Stong College, (416) 736-5132.

The Gerard Sendrey Prize

Quantity:1

Value: $250

This award was established by Gerrard Sendrey of Bordeaux, France, a renowned graphic artist. It is given to a student who has had his/her art showcased at the Zacks Gallery Stong Student Showing.

To Apply: Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Master, 314A Stong College, (416) 736-5132

The Taryn Lynne Stephens Award

Quantity:1

Value: Fixed

Awarded to an undergraduate student who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person who is a resident of Ontario and demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to students affiliated with Stong College entering their third year (completed a minimum of 24 credits), with a sessional GPA of 6.00 (B) and is taking at least one English course. When no candidate of preference applies, selection will be based on the balance of the criteria. The Taryn Lynne Stephens Award was established in honour of the late Taryn Stephens, a caring and conscientious young woman, who graduated with Honours from York in 2007.

To Apply:To be considered for this award, 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.

The Virginia Rock Award

Quantity: 3

Value: $1,000

The entire Stong College community funds the Virginia Rock Award, named in honour of the first Master of Stong College. The successful candidates must be full-time students, will have earned a minimum 8.0 grade average, will have been an active contributor to the College, and will have financial need. The award is thus intended to recognize a distinctive combination of academic achievement and devotion to Stong College and its ideals. The award is advertised early in the school year, and normally given out in October following an interview process. Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or landed immigrants. The committee reserves the right not to give the awards in a given year.

To Apply:Complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP) available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp. Applicants must also complete a supplemental application at https://health.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=407933 no later than November 18. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Master, 314 Stong College, (416) 736-5132.

Leadership and Appreciation Awards (Non-Monetary):

Certificates of Appreciation

Alumni Student Success and Leadership Certificates

Certificates of appreciation are given to student success alumni of Calumet and Stong Colleges.

To Apply: Students must complete both the online Fall/Winter Student Financial Profile (SFP), as well as the Co-curricular Information Form before the application deadline.

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Staff and Faculty Student Success and Leadership Certificates

Certificates of appreciation are given to Staff and Faculty who have contributed student success.

To Apply: Students must complete both the online Fall/Winter Student Financial Profile (SFP), as well as the Co-curricular Information Form before the application deadline.

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Students

Certificates of appreciation are given to students of Stong and Calumet Colleges.

To Apply: Students must complete both the online Fall/Winter Student Financial Profile (SFP), as well as the Co-curricular Information Form before the application deadline.

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Student Organizations

Certificates of appreciation are given to outstanding student organizations.

To Apply: Students must complete both the online Fall/Winter Student Financial Profile (SFP), as well as the Co-curricular Information Form before the application deadline.

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Student Leadership Certificates

Agents of Change Leadership Award

Agents of Change provides up to $500 in start-up funds to help students launch their own healthy initiative in the community.

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student(s) at York University
  • Good academic standing
  • Groups of 1-5 students (majority from Faculty of Health)
  • Must be available for Master Your Potential Training

To Apply: Visit Agents of Change for additional information and application process.

College Councils

Leadership and appreciation awards are offered to executive members of the Stong College Student Government (SCSG) and Calumet College Council (CCC) who contributed to student engagement and the College community. SCSG and CCC represent the students of Stong and Calumet Colleges, respectively. These councils strive to enrich the lives of their respective College student body through social, athletic and community outreach.

To learn more about the Stong College Student Government (SCSG), please visit www.stongcollegesg.com for more information

To learn more about the Calumet College Council (CCC), please visit www.calumetcollegecouncil.ca for more information

To Apply: Students must complete both the online Fall/Winter Student Financial Profile (SFP), as well as the Co-curricular Information Form before the application deadline.

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Course Representatives Program

Course Representatives are well-trained students who make class announcements to encourage their classmates to engage in their own personal and academic success, liaise with classmates and the course director to improve students' learning experiences and organize unfacilitated study groups to promote healthy study strategies.

To Apply: Students must complete both the online Fall/Winter Student Financial Profile (SFP), as well as the Co-curricular Information Form before the application deadline.

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Faculty of Health Academic Unit Student Organizations

Student organizations within the Faculty of Health includes the Global Health Student Association (GHSA)Kinesiology and Health Science Student Organization (KAHSSO), Nursing Student Association of York (NSAY), Nursing Student Tutoring, Ambassadorship and Mentorship Programs (NSTAMP), Student Association of Health Management, Policy, and Informatics (SAHMPI), Undergraduate Psychology Student Association (UPSA), and Second Entry Nursing Association (2NA). These student organizations strive to enrich the lives of their respective School/Department student body through academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and social events.

To Apply: Students must complete both the online Fall/Winter Student Financial Profile (SFP), as well as the Co-curricular Information Form before the application deadline.

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HealthAid Network

The award for this program is now discontinued.

HealthAid Network 

Student Success Team Members (SSTM) provided their peers with up to date information regarding academic support services. SSTMs worked with a team of first-year students and upper-year Student Success Team Leaders (SSLs) to develop and deliver classroom announcements twice a month in a core Faculty of Health course. They also met with their team to participate in leadership workshops, discuss key academic issues and visit critical resources on campus. The duration of the program was 8 months (beginning in September and ending in April).

Peer Mentoring

Peer mentoring is offered in collaboration with Calumet and Stong Colleges, the Global Health Student Association (GHSA)Kinesiology and Health Science Student Organization (KAHSSO), Nursing Student Association of York (NSAY), Nursing Student Tutoring, Ambassadorship and Mentorship Programs (NSTAMP), Student Association of Health Management, Policy, and Informatics (SAHMPI), Undergraduate Psychology Student Association (UPSA), and Second Entry Nursing Association (2NA). Peer mentoring connects upper-year students to first-year and transfer students to help them transition into university, and connects graduate students and alumni to upper-level students to guide and provide advice about post-graduation career choices.

To Apply: Students must complete both the online Fall/Winter Student Financial Profile (SFP), as well as the Co-curricular Information Form before the application deadline.

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Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring is offered in collaboration with Calumet and Stong Colleges, the Global Health Student Association (GHSA)Kinesiology and Health Science Student Organization (KAHSSO), Nursing Student Association of York (NSAY), Nursing Student Tutoring, Ambassadorship and Mentorship Programs (NSTAMP), Student Association of Health Management, Policy, and Informatics (SAHMPI), Undergraduate Psychology Student Association (UPSA), and Second Entry Nursing Association (2NA). Peer Tutors are trained, upper-year students, who have excelled in select courses in KINE, PSYC, NURS, HLST, and IHST.

To Apply: Students must complete both the online Fall/Winter Student Financial Profile (SFP), as well as the Co-curricular Information Form before the application deadline.

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Student Employee Award

This award is now discontinued.

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Student Organization General Members and Volunteers

Student organizations that offer leadership and appreciation awards to general members and volunteers include the Nursing Student Association of York (NSAY),  Student Association of Health Management, Policy, and Informatics (SAHMPI), and Undergraduate Psychology Student Association (UPSA). These awards are given to those who have contributed to their respective student community or advanced student-focused programming.

To Apply: Students must complete both the online Fall/Winter Student Financial Profile (SFP), as well as the Co-curricular Information Form before the application deadline.

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Calumet and Stong Colleges Student Leadership Gem Awards:

Calumet College Diamond Legacy Award for Significant Community Contribution, Enduring Change, and Inspiring Vision

This award recognizes a graduating student who has left an enduring legacy in their College with respect to their leadership accomplishments and lasting contributions to the vision of the College. The student will have left an indelible impact empowering others and made a significant positive difference in the community that will continue to thrive and succeed despite their absence.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

To Apply: Students must complete the Gem Awards Application Form before the application deadline.

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Calumet College Emerald Initiative Award for Student Contribution and Engagement

Given to a student who continues to go beyond the call of duty. Always with a positive attitude this student shows up regularly, brings their ideas forward, is proactive in addressing student/program needs and delivers projects with grace.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

To Apply: Students must complete the Gem Awards Application Form before the application deadline.

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Calumet College Ruby Impact Award for Student Leadership and Community Building

Celebrated for their collaborative spirit this student has ensured that whatever they do they make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow peers and/or local community. This student achieved significant milestones over more than a year that helped the College achieve its vision.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

To Apply: Students must complete the Gem Awards Application Form before the application deadline.

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Calumet College Sapphire Dream Team Award for Visionary Leadership and Transformative Community Engagement

There is no I in teamwork. Greater than the sum of its individual talents, this team has demonstrated collaboration, collegiality, openness in sharing ideas and valuing different perspectives. The team has accomplished a multi-year project or implemented a strategy over more than one year that meets the College vision with a significant contribution to the community.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

To Apply: Students must complete the Gem Awards Application Form before the application deadline.

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Calumet College Topaz Bold Leader Award for Leadership Capacity and Community Engagement in First Year at York University

This award recognizes a first-year student who has shown significant leadership accomplishment by actively being involved in College life. This student is celebrated for their active engagement and their significant contribution to their cohort.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

To Apply: Students must complete the Gem Awards Application Form before the application deadline.

See past recipients

Stong College Diamond Legacy Award for Significant Community Contribution, Enduring Change, and Inspiring Vision

This award recognizes a graduating student who has left an enduring legacy in their College with respect to their leadership accomplishments and lasting contributions to the vision of the College. The student will have left an indelible impact empowering others and made a significant positive difference in the community that will continue to thrive and succeed despite their absence.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

To Apply: Students must complete the Gem Awards Application Form before the application deadline.

See past recipients

Stong College Emerald Initiative Award for Student Contribution and Engagement

Given to a student who continues to go beyond the call of duty. Always with a positive attitude this student shows up regularly, brings their ideas forward, is proactive in addressing student/program needs and delivers projects with grace.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

To Apply: Students must complete the Gem Awards Application Form before the application deadline.

See past recipients

Stong College Ruby Impact Award for Student Leadership and Community Building

Celebrated for their collaborative spirit this student has ensured that whatever they do they make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow peers and/or local community. This student achieved significant milestones over more than a year that helped the College achieve its vision.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

To Apply: Students must complete the Gem Awards Application Form before the application deadline.

See past recipients

Stong College Sapphire Dream Team Award for Visionary Leadership and Transformative Community Engagement

There is no I in teamwork. Greater than the sum of its individual talents, this team has demonstrated collaboration, collegiality, openness in sharing ideas and valuing different perspectives. The team has accomplished a multi-year project or implemented a strategy over more than one year that meets the College vision with a significant contribution to the community.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

To Apply: Students must complete the Gem Awards Application Form before the application deadline.

See past recipients

Stong College Topaz Bold Leader Award for Leadership Capacity and Community Engagement in First Year at York University

This award recognizes a first-year student who has shown significant leadership accomplishment by actively being involved in College life. This student is celebrated for their active engagement and their significant contribution to their cohort.

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in undergraduate studies
  •  Good academic standing (min CGPA of B+)
  • Affiliated with Calumet College or Stong College
  • Hold a peer leadership position, is a volunteer, or is affiliated in some capacity with Calumet College and/or Stong College. (Please note paid positions will not be considered for these awards. Students must be involved in the Colleges in a voluntary capacity to be nominated for an award.)
  •  Exhibit the values of Calumet & Stong Colleges: Student-Centric; Collaborative; Mentorship; Engagement; Bold
  •  Have already completed the Foundational Peer Leadership Training (FPLT)

To Apply: Students must complete the Gem Awards Application Form before the application deadline.

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Faculty of Health Scholarships and Awards:

Dr. Eric Jackman LaMarsh Student Award

Quantity: 2

Amount: Fixed

The Dr. Eric Jackman LaMarsh Student Award was created to benefit students pursuing research into child development including children at risk. The award will be granted annually to one undergraduate and one graduate student. Dr. Jackman earned a Master's degree in psychology at the University of Toronto and a PhD in human development and psychology at the University of Chicago where he did his field work in the university's renowned Laboratory School. He returned to Toronto and became an advocate for early childhood education, winning numerous awards. He is currently president of the Psychology Foundation of Canada and heads the Jackman Foundation with an interest in child development. "I just believe that the more we understand about how to raise children, how to educate them, the better off they are going to be," Mr. Jackman said. "We have to find out how to do it - how the brain develops, how kids grow up, and how to educate them best."

To Apply: To be eligible for consideration, applicants must: 1) be pursuing research in child development including children at risk; 2) demonstrate academic excellence and 3) submit a statement outlining their interest in Child and Youth studies and what they hope to do with their degree once they graduate. This award is open to all students who meet the criteria however special consideration will be given to applicants who are affiliated with the LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research. The deadline to apply for this award is April 1. Please visit http://lamarsh.info.yorku.ca/ for more information.

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Frances and Frederic Robinson Undergraduate Nursing Award

Quantity:2

Value: $500 each

The Frances & Frederic Robinson Nursing Award will be awarded annually to two students who have completed at least 90 credits of the bachelor of science in nursing degree (with the highest cumulative grade point average among eligible candidates). One recipient will be selected from the Collaborative BScN program and one from the 2nd Degree Entry BScN program. If there is no eligible recipient in one of the programs, both awards will be given to eligible recipients in the other program. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, residents of Ontario and demonstrate financial need.

To Apply: Apply through the Student Financial Profile (SFP) under Scholarships & Bursaries https://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp and review Fall/Winter Undergraduate Bursaries and Awards Program information available at https://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/ by the fall deadline date.

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Gold Medal for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Leadership

Awarded to a graduating undergraduate student in the Faculty of Health who has demonstrated academic excellence and outstanding contributions to undergraduate student life at York University. Students are nominated by their School or Department.  Each School/Department will prepare the nomination file(s) to reviewed by the Committee on Examinations and Academic Standards.

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Jacqueline McCarthy Award

Quantity: 1

Value: $1000

The award will be given to a full-time student who has completed the “Community as Partner” course HH/NURS 4120 6.00 with a minimum grade of B+. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need. The award will be given to the most outstanding student from the pool of eligible candidates who meet all of these criteria.

To Apply: Further information and an application form may be obtained from the School of Nursing.

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Lily D'Urzo Scholarship

Quantity: 2

Value: $1000

This scholarship is awarded annually to an Honours kinesiology and health science major student entering the final year of study. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative average of 6.00 (B), have participated as a member of an inter-university sport team and have contributed in a leadership role to the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. This scholarship is named in honour of Lily D’Urzo, a former York student.

To Apply:  Apply through the Student Financial Profile (SFP) under Scholarships & Bursaries https://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp. Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, 341 Bethune College,(416) 736-5807 or by visiting https://kine.info.yorku.ca/scholarships-awards-and-bursaries/

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President Emeritus Mamdouh Shoukri International Award for Global Health

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Amount: Fixed

The President Emeritus Mamdouh Shoukri International Award for Global Health will be awarded to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Global Health program in the Faculty of Health in association with the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health. The award will be awarded to a continuing international student who has a grade point average of 6.00 and who demonstrates financial need.

To Apply: Apply through the Student Financial Profile (SFP) under Scholarships & Bursaries https://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp

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Sammy Graduate Scholarship for Autism Research

Quantity: 1

Amount: $6000 (may vary)

Students apply by submitting an application form including a one-page statement outlining their experience and/or interest in the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of autism. 

To Apply: Students apply by submitting an application form including a one-page statement outlining their experience and/or interest in the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of autism. Statements should be written in language appropriate for a non-specialist audience. Statements should include a description of the applicant's current or proposed thesis/dissertation research project as well as an explanation of the impact they hope will result from their research. Relevant volunteer or work experience will also be considered. If you have questions, please contact the Administrative Secretary in the Research Support Office at extension 21006 or by email at hlthrsch@yorku.ca. Please print, complete and submit the full application form in hardcopy format to the Faculty of Health Research Support Office, HNES 428. Any support letters may be provided in hardcopy or electronic format to hlthrsch@yorku.ca.

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Silver Medal for Academic Merit

Awarded to a graduating undergraduate student in the Faculty of Health for outstanding academic achievement. The medal is presented to the student with the highest cumulative grade point average in the graduating class.Students are nominated by their School or Department.  Each School/Department will prepare the nomination file(s) to reviewed by the Committee on Examinations and Academic Standards.

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Silver Medal for Outstanding Leadership

Awarded to a graduating undergraduate student in the Faculty of Health who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and potential through involvement and initiative in Faculty of Health organizations and activities.Students are nominated by their School or Department.  Each School/Department will prepare the nomination file(s) to reviewed by the Committee on Examinations and Academic Standards.

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Skinner Agents of Change Leadership Award

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Amount: unspecified 

The Skinner Agents of Change Leadership Awards were created to benefit those who embody the spirit of the Faculty of Health's Agents of Change for Health. Each year four awards will be presented chosen from among an incoming undergraduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Health, a continuing undergraduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Health; a graduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Health and an alumnus. To be eligible recipients must embody the focus of the Agents of Change for Health by "transforming lives, communities, systems and the world" though demonstrated leadership in learning, research and community engagement and impact. As Founding Dean of the Faculty of Health, Dr. Harvey Skinner served in this role for 10 years from 2006 to 2016. A champion for students, Dean Skinner led the creation and growth of the Faculty with a focus on unleashing the potential of future Agents of Change. With his BIG Idea vision for the integration health promotion, prevention and healthcare, Dean Skinner inspired students and faculty to drive positive change and impact - local to global.

To Apply: Faculty will send out a call for nominations for the graduate and undergraduate in course awards. For the undergraduate entrance award, SFS will provide the Faculty with a list of students admitted to Health who completed the entrance awards application and included a statement.

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Bobby Orr Entrance Scholarship - School of Kinesiology & Health Science

Quantity: 1 

Amount: $2,100

Bobby Orr has generously funded an endowment at York University which provides an annual entrance scholarship. To be considered for this scholarship an applicant must apply to the Kinesiology and Health Science program. The applicant must also have a distinguished academic record at the secondary school level combined with extracurricular participation or service.

To Apply: Submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through http://www.yorku.ca/myfile You must select this award from the list available. Please ensure you complete the following sections: Extracurricular Activities, Community Service and Personal Statement.

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Faculty of Health Renewable Entrance Award

Quantity: 2

Amount: $1875 

The award will be given to students entering their first year of study in the Faculty of Health who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, who are residents of Ontario, demonstrate financial need and have achieved a minimum admission average of 75 percent. Students who continue to meet the above criteria will be eligible to renew the award in their second, third and fourth year of study.

To Apply: Submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through http://www.yorku.ca/myfile You must select this award from the list available.

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Kinesiology & Health Science Entrance Award

Quantity: 1

Amount: $2,100

This annual entrance award will be given to an outstanding student choosing to pursue the study of kinesiology and health science at York University. The recipient must have a distinguished academic and extracurricular record at the secondary school level. The recipient must also be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, an Ontario resident and demonstrate financial need.

To Apply: Submit the scholarships and bursaries application available through http://www.yorku.ca/myfile You must select this award from the list available. Please ensure you complete the following sections: Extracurricular Activities, Community Service and Personal Statement.

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Murray G Ross Award

Quantity: 1

This award, established by the student council in 1962 in honour of York’s first president, is presented annually to a graduating student for scholarship and outstanding contributions to undergraduate student life. The recipient of this award will receive a medal at their convocation ceremony.

To Apply: No application is required to be eligible for this award. Students are nominated by their faculty.

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Robert Tiffin Student Leadership Award

All members of the University community (students, faculty, staff and alumni) are encouraged to submit nominations for this award. Nominees must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students who exhibit leadership, dedication, integrity, enthusiasm and the pursuit of excellence through their endeavours. Selection will be based on leadership and/or involvement in the York community and outstanding academic achievement. Recipients will be honoured at an award reception and have their name added to the awards display in the Vari Hall Rotunda. They will also receive a certificate and have the award noted on their transcript.

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York University Mature Student Entrance Scholarship

Quantity: 10 

Amount: $3000

Awarded to students with a record of outstanding achievement who are admitted under the mature student basis of admission. Selection will be based on strong academic performance or work history, community or volunteer experience and personal development as well as clearly outlined interests and goals for university studies.

To Apply: No special application form is required. Submit a detailed, personal Mature Student letter for review along with your admission application.

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