Edward W. Said Memorial Scholarship

Terms of Reference

The Edward W. Said Memorial Scholarship will provide an annual scholarship for a student pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree.

1. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for a graduate student in the academic study of Muslim societies and cultures, past and present, consistent with the mission of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (CCSMSC) at Simon Fraser University.

2. The Edward W. Said Memorial Scholarship is an annual award valued at $4,000.  It is tenable in the Summer semester.

3. The criteria for this award are:

a) full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program

b) demonstrated academic and research excellence at the post-graduate level with particular  

    emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and research skill.

4. The award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies, where permitted by those agencies.

5. Application is made on an Application for a Private Graduate Scholarship and must be accompanied by:

a)    a current, unofficial SFU transcript or a copy of the official transcript of the most recent  

       degree program completed;

b)    a concise description (one page or less) of the proposed program of studies which includes

       the importance of the scholarship to his/her research goals;

c)    two letters of reference: one letter of reference from the student's supervisor and a second

       letter of reference from someone other than the supervisor who is familiar with the applicant's

       research and planning activities.

6. The completed application and all supporting documentation must be received by the Dean of Graduate Studies by January 31, 2018. Please visit gradawards.sfu.ca

7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Director of the CCSMSC, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.