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York University Science Scholars Award 2020/2021

Application Deadline: March 23rd 2020

York University’s Faculty of Science eagerly awaits applications for its prestigious York Science Scholars Award (YSSA) program.  In keeping with our vision of preparing global thinkers to advance knowledge and human progress, the Science Scholars program nurtures the intellectual and career development of high-achieving, passionate science students entering our Faculty.

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.

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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


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.

Everyone understands the importance of finding the funds to successfully complete university.  At York’s Faculty of Science, we also acknowledge the importance of hands-on experience in academic and career success.  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.
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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:

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  1. YSSA Application Form 2020
  2. YSSA Personal Statement Guidelines and Topics 2020
  3. YSSA Reference Form

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