Candidates must be students in their final year of study in a secondary school who will be seeking admission into their first year of undergraduate study at York University in any discipline. Candidates must possess a minimum admission average of 90 per cent or equivalent and will have other accomplishments such as leadership in community service, achievement in other areas of individual endeavour which demonstrate the wholeness of the person and grace of character. This award is renewed on the basis of continued high academic standing (minimum grade point average of 7.80). As a Governors Award of Distinction, the Murray Ross Entrance Scholarship is one of York Universitys most significant and prestigious awards. Murray G. Ross, a native of Nova Scotia, received his university education at Acadia University, the University of Toronto, the University of Chicago and Columbia University. He was a member of the academic staff of the University of Toronto and served as vice-president from 1957-1960. In 1960, Dr. Murray Ross became the President of York University. It was his insight, commitment and leadership which helped to build the University. This award honours York students who share these qualities.
The Tom Budai Award in Business and Economics, valued at $1000, is funded by Tom Budai, a 2009 graduate of the Faculty of Business Administration and a former member of the Memorial Seahawks men's basketball team. The award is available to a full-time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) program, Bachelor of Business Administration program, Bachelor of Arts in Economics program of Bachelor of Science in Economics program. The candidate must be in at least her/his second year of studies and meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by the University. Preference will be given to candidates who have been active in varsity athletics at Memorial University of Newfoundland and/or who have a demonstrated record of community, volunteer work and/or involvement with student organizations at this University. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation from the Dean, Faculty of Business Administration or the Head, Department of Economics.
The John D. Young Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of John D. Young after his death. John D. Young was described as a man who dedicated himself to outstanding public service with a 36 year career in government and over a decade of service to the department of Public Administration in SPA. The recipient will be chosen by a committee of faculty members in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. Candidates for this award must be first year, full-time students who have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or better. They must also provide evidence of leadership ability and a sincere commitment to a career in public service