Students can apply for Millennium Excellence awards

Determined to build a better world. Bristling with new ideas. A budding leader. Fully engaged in the community. Driven to achieve academic excellence. Students who demonstrate these characteristics may qualify for one of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation’s Millennium Excellence National In-course Awards.

Millennium Excellence National In-course Awards support tomorrow’s leaders, the postsecondary students who are committed to turning visionary ideas into reality. Awards of $4,000 to $5,000 will enable recipients to continue improving their community, implementing new ideas and maintaining a solid academic record. These awards are not loans; they do not have to be repaid and will not increase student debt. A total of 46 York University students will be eligible to receive these national awards.

The application period for the 2007 Millennium National Excellence In-course Awards is now open.

For detailed information and a link to the application, visit York’s Office of Student Financial Services Web site at

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in a full-time program and have earned between 48 and 82 credits as of April 2007. Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least B+ (7.0) and must not have been a past recipient of a substantial merit scholarship. Students applying after their second year may not have received more than $3,500 in scholarship money based solely on merit in any one year, with a total of no more than $5,000 to date.

Information sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

Keele campus

  • Wednesday, April 11, 1:30-2:30pm – Bennett Centre for Student Services Room W319
  • Tuesday, April 24, 12 -1pm – Bennett Centre for Student Services Room N300
  • Thursday, May 10, 1:30 – 2:30pm – Bennett Centre for Student Services Room N300
  • Wednesday, May 16, 5:30 – 6:30pm – Bennett Centre for Student Services Room N300

Glendon campus

  • Thursday, April 12, 2-3pm – Room C202 York Hall

The same information will be provided at all the sessions. Potential applicants are advised to review the information on the OSFS Web site before attending an information session.