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Supporting our students' goals

In the Department of Mechanical Engineering, we understand that university studies can be expensive.  Students are stressed with tuition, books, travel, paying for living expenses and more. In light of this, we encourage you to check out some more details about the scholarships applications. Some of them do not even require application. Anyone who is interested can find more information here.

Application Required

Value: $10,000 – $20,000
The Lassonde Scholarship is one of the most generous awards available to students who can demonstrate the traits of a future “Renaissance Engineer”– creativity, passion, ingenuity, rational thinking and confidence – in all aspects of their life including academic pursuits, extracurricular activities and their own interests.
Eligible candidates must demonstrate: 1) exceptional high academic grades and 2) leadership in high school life and community life, and/or evidence of entrepreneurial talent. Financial need will be taken into consideration. These scholarships are renewable for a further three academic years provided the recipients maintain a minimum of a 7.5 cumulative grade point average and continue full-time enrolment in Lassonde.

Eligibility: Canadian citizens or permanent residents applying to any program offered by the Lassonde School of Engineering.

How to Apply: You must complete the Student Financial Profile at You must select this scholarship from the list available and complete the following sections: extracurricular activities, community service and personal statement.

You must submit two letters of recommendation to Student Financial Services by the deadline above. The address to submit the letters: Attn: Lassonde Scholarships, Scholarships and Awards. W223 Bennett Centre for Student Services, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON. M3J 1P3.

Please Note: This scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with another renewable entrance scholarship.
Value: $1,000
The Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education Entrance Scholarship will be awarded annually to one male student and one female student entering the Lassonde School of Engineering. To be considered, candidates must have achieved a minimum admission average of 80% or equivalent and must demonstrate leadership qualities.

Eligibility: Canadian high school students applying to an engineering degree.

How to Apply: To apply, submit the entrance Student Financial Profile available through where you’ll find this scholarship listed. Please complete the extracurricular activities and community service sections of the Student Financial Profile and provide a personal statement outlining your leadership skills and experience.
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) Program

No Application required

The Enbridge Engineering Scholarship will be given annually to an entering or continuing engineering student in the Lassonde School of Engineering. Recipients entering from secondary school must have a minimum admission average of 80%; continuing students must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 7.5 or greater.
Value: $2,000-$12,000 (over four years)
The York University Renewable Entrance Scholarships are awarded to high school students applying to a direct-entry undergraduate program who have completed their secondary school diploma with high academic standing (final admissions average 80 per cent or above). Scholarships are renewable for three additional years of full-time undergraduate study as long as high academic standing is maintained each year.

Eligibility: Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected persons

How to Apply: No application is needed.

Note: This scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with any other renewable entrance scholarship or a Continuing Student Scholarship.
Value: $2000
Awarded to Canadian high school students applying to the Lassonde School of Engineering with an admission average of 90 per cent or above.
Eligibility: Canadian high school.

How to Apply: No application is needed.
This entrance scholarship is awarded to newly admitted students with an entrance average of 80% or higher, when they become enrolled in an Engineering program at York University. The Engineering Supplemental Entrance Scholarship is donated annually by the School of Engineering in an effort to promote student success in their first year of study at York.
Scholarship values are as follows:

$2,500 – final admissions average 90 per cent and above;
$2,000 – final admissions average 85 per cent – 89.9 per cent;
$1,500 – final admissions average 80 per cent – 84.9 per cent.

International Students

Awarded to international students (required to have a study permit for Canada) entering Year 1 of a full-time undergraduate degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Glendon, Health, Science, Engineering or Schulich School of Business. Applicants must be nominated by their high school, have outstanding academic achievement (A average or equivalent). Applicants must have graduated from secondary school within the past two years. This award is for the first year of study only.
International Entrance Scholarship of Distinction

Awarded to outstanding international applicants from secondary school (or equivalent) who present a minimum A admission average and are applying to a direct entry undergraduate program in one of the following Faculties: Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Glendon, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Science, Engineering, or Schulich. This scholarship can be renewable for an additional three years provided the recipient achieves a minimum cumulative grade point average of 7.80. If recipient’s immigration status changes at anytime while studying at York and they are exempted from paying international fees for any reason, the value of this award will be adjusted to reflect domestic tuition fee values.