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BEST Awards

BEST has designed a number of Awards/ Fellowships and Medals to help you achieve your entrepreneurial potential throughout your studies to highlight and improve your experience.

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On Arrival

BEST Entrance Award

Description

The BEST Undergraduate Entrance Award is offered to undergraduate students who are entering the Lassonde School of Engineering.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Demonstrate an enterprising track record
  • Show leadership in creating a new initiative
  • Provide evidence of their entrepreneurial initiatives

Application Process

To apply for this award, students must complete the online entrance scholarship application available from the BEST website, which will include submitting a two-page essay or personal statement offering evidence of their entrepreneurial initiatives (leadership and/or involvement in enterprising activities) and that demonstrates their commitment to continued entrepreneurial activities. Students will be selected for the BEST Entrance award by the BEST Awards committee.

FAQs


The amount of the award is $1000.
Only incoming Lassonde and Science students can apply. The award is not renewable.
TBD
Award recipients will be notified by mid-October and the award will be transferred to their tuition account by early December.
Yes, this award is open to international students.
Entrepreneurial activities can include charities, organizations, clubs, competitions, ventures, etc. that you have been involved in before coming to York.

While you are here

BEST Award

Description

BEST awards help selected students in the pursuit of activities, programs, and courses related to their entrepreneurial education while at Lassonde.

Eligibility Criteria

Being in good academic standing in their program and demonstrate how funding will help their entrepreneurial education and must possess two of the following attributes:

  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Evidence of entrepreneurial talent
  • Entrepreneurial engagement

Application Process

To apply for this award, students need to complete the application available through the BEST website. The BEST Awards Committee will shortlist the candidates and will coordinate final adjudication with the Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering for final approval.

While you start your Business

Bergeron Fellowship

Description

BEST Fellowships awarded to support entrepreneurial students starting ventures. It is generally awarded as part of BEST Co-op or in the BEST Lab.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Being in good academic standing in their program
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Evidence of entrepreneurial talent
  • Entrepreneurial engagement
  • Financial need within the business
  • Acceptance into the BEST lab

Application Process

To apply for this award, students starting their businesses will complete the application available through the BEST program website. The BEST Awards Committee will shortlist the candidates and coordinate final adjudication with the Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering for final approval.

While you run your Business

Bergeron Medal

Description

Bergeron Medal of Distinction will be awarded to the most promising entrepreneurs at Lassonde School of Engineering who has combined engineering expertise with an entrepreneurial spirit to turn ideas into successful businesses.

Eligibility Criteria

This annual distinction is given to two of the top students in the BEST program, many of which have also received the BEST Certificate.

Application Process

No application is required. Students must be participants of the BEST Program.

The BEST Awards Committee will shortlist the candidates and will coordinate final adjudication with the Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering for final approval.