BUSO Awards

To apply for an award, you must complete the Student Financial Profile (SFP).

The Student Financial Profile is a multi-purpose online application form that is used to apply for university supports including scholarships, awards, bursaries and employment programs such as Work/Study, the Leadership, Engagement and Ambassadorship Program (LEAP) and Research at York (RAY). You should complete the SFP at the start of each academic session (once for fall/winter and once for summer) to be considered for a variety of programs.

The Alterna Social Economy Scholarship in Honour of Haswell B. Iron

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Scholarship
No. of Awards:
1

Description:

The Alterna Social Economy Scholarship in Honour of Haswell B. Iron will be given to a fourth-year student majoring in Business and Society who has achieved top academic standing in the program during their third year of study and who is committed to promoting awareness and knowledge of social economy as a student ambassador for the BUSO program during their fourth year. The candidate must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, and a resident of Ontario who demonstrates financial need.

Application Process:
To apply for this award, please fill out the current Student Financial Profile at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp/ and review Fall/Winter Undergraduate Bursaries and Awards Program information available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/ . Students with disabilities have the option of submitting a paper application. Paper copies of the application are available at disability service providers on-campus. As well, students must complete a supplementary paper application available from the Business and Society program office (S771 Ross Building).

2017-2018 prize not awarded

2016-2017 recipient Kinsha Francis

The Business and Society Honours Award

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Award (Financial)
No. of Awards:
1

Description:
The Business and Society Honours Award has been established by the Business and Society (BUSO) program to offer assistance to a Year 4 BUSO Honours major. Recipients of the award will be chosen on the basis of a combination of the following three criteria: community service, demonstrated financial need and academic achievement (a minimum cumulative grade point average of 6.00 required).

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Applicants must apply in the September of their fourth year. Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at S737 Ross Building, (416) 736 - 5054 http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/.

2017-2018 recipients Megi Senka and Renae Appadurai

2016-2017 recipient Nadine Ganesh

Social Science – Department-wide

David L. J. Sealy Award

Offered:
In-Course (Winter)
Type: Award
No. of Awards: 1

Description:
The David L. J. Sealy Award is offered every year to a currently registered, full-time student who through an essay, report, project or dissertation has shown a superior understanding of and interest in the connections between issues of race and ethnicity and questions of law and order in Canada. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and an Ontario resident who demonstrates financial need. The award may be given to a second-year undergraduate (minimum of 30 earned credits) or higher, or to a graduate student. This award is given in memory of Professor David L. J. Sealy and has been made possible by contributions from David's friends, colleagues, and other loved ones.

Application Process:
The Department of Social Science will issue an annual call for papers. In addition, candidates must 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. Nominations will be submitted to the Teaching & Development Committee for their adjudication.

2016-2017 recipient is Emily Philpott

2016-2017 recipient Aria Kamal

Department of Social Science Award

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: Award (Financial)
No. of Awards: 1

Description:
The award is an annual prize of approximately $800 given to a student who is majoring in one of the Social Science programs, who has completed between 30 and 60 credits with a GPA of 6.0 or higher, who is currently registered in a minimum of 18 credits, who is a Canadian citizen/permanent resident, Ontario resident, and who demonstrates financial need. The Office of Student Financial Services will select the recipient in the fall.

Application Process:
To apply for this award, please fill out the current Student Financial Profile at http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/sfp/ and review Fall/Winter Undergraduate Bursaries and Awards Program information available at http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/

2017-2018 recipient Deqa Nur

2016-2017 recipient Shukri Abdullahi

Ellen Baar Award in Social Science

Offered: In-Course (Winter)
Type: Award (Financial)
No. of Awards: 1

Description:
This annual award of approximately $1250 honours the memory of Professor Ellen Baar, a member in the Department of Social Science from 1971 until her death in 1998 who was strongly committed to the Department's interdisciplinary teaching. It is given to the student entering his / her final year as a major in one of the interdisciplinary programs who received the highest GPA in his / her third year of studies, will have completed at least two Department courses in the program, and demonstrates financial need. (If the student with the highest GPA does not demonstrate financial need, a transcript notation will record his / her achievement, and the funds will be distributed to the next-highest student who meets the criteria.)

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at S737 Ross Building, (416) 736 - 5054 http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/.

2017-2018 recipient Hye Su Teresa Park

2016-2017 recipients are Carly Downs & Kelly Ponte

Gordon Lowther Scholarship

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Scholarship
No. of Awards:
1

Description:
This annual prize of approximately $700 is awarded to the student entering second year and enrolling in a Department interdisciplinary program who achieved the highest GPA in his/her first year. The student must be currently registered in a minimum of 18 credits, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and an Ontario resident, and demonstrate financial need.

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Students will be selected based on academic merit. Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at S737 Ross Building, (416) 736-5054 http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/.

2017-2018 co-recipient is Simran Dhanoa

2017-2018 co-recipient is Carlo Panaro

Lillian Lerman Book Prize

Offered: In-Course (Fall)
Type: 
Prize
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
This $100 award honours Lillian Lerman, a member of the Department who retired in 1991, in recognition of her dedication and contribution to undergraduate teaching. It is awarded to the student writing the most outstanding essay in a 1000-level Social Science course. Nominations are made by course directors. For further information please contact the Department of Social Science.

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Further information regarding this award may be obtained by contacting the Department of Social Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at S737 Ross Building, (416) 736 - 5054 http://www.yorku.ca/laps/sosc/.

2017-2018 recipient Nicole Hillier

2017-2018 recipient Antony Riley

 

2017-2018 recipients Chantal Berry and Dylan Gruspier

2017-2018 recipient is Erica Fini

2017-2018 recipient Adrian Ritchie

2016-2017 recipient John Lugtu

2016-2017 recipient Dania Al-Adhami

 

2016-2017 recipient Mark Okello

Otto Friedman Memorial Scholarship

Offered: In-Course (Winter)
Type: 
Scholarship
No. of Awards: 
1

Description:
An annual prize of $300 is awarded to up to two students entering fourth year and who, at the time of application, is enrolled in one or more upper-level social science courses. Students are required to submit a brief statement showing your interest in one or more of social theory, social policy and planning, or the role of the Arts in society. Applicants should have a grade point average of 7.00 (B+) or better. The Teaching & Development Committee reserves the right not to make an award in a given year.

Application Process:
A Student Financial Profile application is not required to be eligible for this award. Applications will be accepted from any York University student who, in the year of application, is registered in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Applicants should submit a brief statement indicating: 1) Intellectual and cultural interests, and his/her academic (to the extent know) professional intentions; 2) Social Science courses are taken pertaining to social theory, planning and policy, and arts society.

2017-2018 recipient Brandon Hillier

2017-2018 recipient Omar Fairclough

2016-2017 recipient Mehedi Khan

2016-2017 recipient Indervir Kooner

2016-2017 recipient Monica Aves