Up to $20,000 is available to Glendon students engaged in experiential education opportunities through the following Glendon awards: 


The Mark and R. Paul Allio Experience Award will be awarded to Glendon students who are travelling on exchange or experiential education program outside of Ontario. Recipients must have a minimum 6.0 (B) average and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students pursuing courses or opportunities in one of the following areas: Drama & Creative Arts, Communications, field research, scientific exploration or international affairs. 

This award was established by Mark to honour the memory of his brother Paul and commemorate the transformative impact Glendon College had on both brothers when their family immigrated to Toronto from the NYC area. Mark graduated from Glendon in 1977 with a BA in Psychology, and Paul followed in 1979 with a BA in Political Science. They were the only Americans at Glendon during this time, and their immersive experience steeped in Glendon’s unique bilingual culture helped them acquire international cultural literacy and become proud world citizens. Both went on to full and interesting careers in international business consulting, economic development, entrepreneurship, education, and the arts. Paul met his future wife Beate Freter (BA 1979) at Glendon, and although their marriage did not last, they produced three children, Chris, Devon, and Nicole, all of whom are dual US and Canadian citizens.

This award is dedicated to helping future Glendon students expand their horizons and make meaningful contributions to a world without borders that embraces all cultures.

The Ann Hilborn Memorial Experience Award will be awarded to Glendon students who are travelling on exchange or experiential education program outside of Ontario. Preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in French Studies and/or the Glendon French as a Second Language BEd program. 

Ann Hilborn spent her early years in Belleville, Ontario and Pierrefonds, Quebec. Following graduation from Moira Secondary School in Belleville as an Ontario Scholar, Ann enrolled in York University’s Glendon College. As a dedicated student and voracious reader, she blossomed in the multilingual, idea-rich environment. Between her third and fourth years, Ann travelled to Paris, France to work as une jeune fille au pair. This provided her with an opportunity, in her free time, to visit the city’s famous landmarks and experience Parisian life first-hand. It was the trip of a lifetime for her. Ann graduated from Glendon in 1976, earning a dual honours degree in French and English, and then went on to Teachers’ College receiving her B.Ed. An enthusiastic, creative teacher who stressed to her students that it was essential always to give your best and to look for the good in life and in people, Ann was a positive influence on countless students in the Durham District School Board during her 34 years of teaching. A highlight for many students were the experiential education trips Ann led annually to St-Donat in the Laurentians. There students could practice their French and experience Québec culture. Later in life Ann met Peter Clute through their mutual interest in photography. It turned out that he too was a Glendon alumnus. Peter became the love of Ann’s life, her soulmate and companion. Ann died in 2020, but her spirit lives on in those who knew her and those who are recipients of the Ann Hilborn Memorial Experience Award.  

The Thornton Exchange Bursary will be awarded annually to Glendon students who are traveling on an exchange or experiential education program in order to develop their French linguistic skills. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. 

The LLIR 25th Anniversary Internships will be awarded to up to three Glendon students in need of financial assistance in exchange for a work-integrated learning experience, or community service in a francophone or bilingual education/community setting. These experiences must be coordinated with Glendon staff and recipients must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons, be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need. Living and Learning in Retirement (LLIR) is a lively community group of over 1,200 retirees who attend courses at the York University Glendon College campus. LLIR has a 45 year-long and very productive relationship with Glendon College and its members are committed to supporting student financial aid projects for Glendon students on an annual basis. 

The Glendon Experiential Education Award will be awarded to Glendon students in exchange for a work-integrated learning experience or other experiential opportunities that are coordinated with Glendon staff. Special consideration will be given to students with additional travel expenses. 

The Janet Warner and Eric Rump Travel Award will be presented annually to an undergraduate Glendon student for travel outside of Ontario for experiential education purposes. Preference will be granted to students majoring or minoring in English. Recipients must have a 7.5 (B+) average, be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, and a resident of Ontario who demonstrates financial need.

Who is eligible to apply for experiential education funding?


  • Students enrolled in an undergraduate program at Glendon 
  • Students enrolled in eligible courses or projects that have been vetted by the Experiential Education Office at Glendon 
    • Select the Scholarships and Awards and/or York undergraduate bursaries boxes and complete the rest of the steps to submit your application!