York’s Faculty of Graduate Studies’ (FGS) scholarships and programs are fostering student success through several initiatives
As part of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program – targeted to top doctoral students pursuing graduate studies in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and health – Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) tri-council (Vanier) reviewers undergo Unconscious Bias training. This encourages a holistic approach to evaluating applications and ensures that non-traditional career paths and metrics of research are considered.
The Bennett Family Graduate Scholarship for Black and Indigenous Students will be open to applicants who identify as Black and/or Indigenous both at the Master’s and Doctoral levels of study. In addition, 10 Ontario Graduate Scholarship allocations for the 2023-2024 academic year will be available for incoming Black scholars who exemplify excellence. The Academic Excellence Fund is also updated to offer up to an additional $1,000 to support students who have incurred additional expenses for accessibility accommodations.
FGS and other faculty members plan to host a Black Scholarly Success Information Session to promote available scholarship opportunities and resources.