Kingsley Abu Imonikhe Graduate Award


This award was established by York alumna Diana Imonikhe ’05, ’08, ’17 to honour her father, Kingsley Abu Omokhovwa Imonikhe (1955-1991). He was a hardworking, loving father who had a keen interest in education. He received a Diploma in Engineering from Auchi Polytechnic, pursued Civil Engineering and Management at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom and later returned to Nigeria to work with Arbico Nigeria Limited. Diana is a firm believer in the power of education to create opportunities and accelerate a person’s path to success. She hopes to give someone else the opportunity to learn and grow at York University.

The Kingsley Abu Imonikhe Graduate Award will be awarded to one full time, domestic and one full time international Masters or PhD student experiencing financial need and with at least a ‘B’ average. Preference will be given to students in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science), or Business fields such as Finance or Financial Accountability in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.


Two awards at $500, one each for a domestic and international student


  • Current Master's or doctoral York graduate student;
  • Demonstrates financial need


May 24

How to Apply

Please submit the following required documents to Scholarships and Awards Coordinator at .


  • Scholarship 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