David Hunter Jorgensen Memorial Award


David Hunter Jorgensen was a graduate of the Master's program in English at York University and a member of the Doctoral program. His family has established this award in his honour, to recognize a Master’s or Doctoral student with a physical disability.

Value and Duration

  • One award of up to $5,000 (Subject to change)
  • Non-renewable


  • Full-time or part-time Master's or Doctoral with a disability;
    • Financial need will be considered
  • Must be a current student.


  • Student Deadline: Applications are due to the graduate program office by December 6;
  • Graduate program deadline: Must submit their nominations to the Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies by December 13.

Award Period (when the award will be paid)

  • Winter Term

How to Apply

  • Students must submit the following to their graduate program office:
    • Award Application Form (.pdf)
    • A brief statement indicating what difference the award would make to the applicant and a brief outline of the applicants’ financial status
    • A medical statement outlining the disability or letter of accommodation from Student Accessibility Services confirming the physical disability
    • Transcripts, unofficial or official (supplied by graduate program from admissions file), or can be a student copy downloaded from the student account. Must include the last two years or all years of graduate studies.
    • Two letters of support


  • Scholarship & Awards Coordinator
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416) 736-2100 ext. 33954 
  • Research Officer
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416) 736-2100 ext. 44168