Entrepreneurial Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

To apply for any of the following SFU awards, please log into to your goSFU and click on 'Scholarships & Awards'.

Charles and Eve Chang Foundation Award for Entrepreneurial Mindset

Value: Up to $5,000

Term: Annually

Granted annually in any term to undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full-time and in the Charles Chang Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the term of eligibility;
  • Good academic standing; and,
  • Demonstrated excellence and commitment to the entrepreneurial mindset.

Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial barriers or other hardships that might prevent their full participation in the Charles Chang Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon nomination from the Director, Entrepreneurship, Beedie School of Business or his/her designate.

Adorlee Beauty Inc. Undergraduate Scholarship in Business Entrepreneurship

Value: $1,000

Term: Any Semester

One scholarship, valued at $1,000, will be granted annually in any term, to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria: Is enrolled full-time in a Bachelor's degree program in the Beedie School of Business with a concentration in Marketing and/or Entrepreneurship and Innovation; is entering their fourth year of study; and is in excellent academic standing (minimum CGPA of 3.50).

The company will publicize the recipient's name and thank you letter. The scholarship will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean, Beedie School of Business.

Arlene James Entrepreneurship Award in the Beedie School of Business

Value: $2,000+

Term: Fall

At least one award, valued at a minimum of $2,000, will be granted annually in any term to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria: Is enrolled full-time at Simon Fraser University in the Beedie School of Business; is in good academic standing; and has evidenced or achieved some level of entrepreneurial activities.

Applications must include: a letter from the applicant describing their entrepreneurial activities. The award will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the nomination of the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program, Beedie School of Business.

BDO Entrepreneurship Award in SIAT

Value: $1,650+

Term: Fall

One award, valued at a minimum of $1,650, will be granted annually in any term to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria: is enrolled full-time in the major or joint major program in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology; is in their third or fourth year of study; is in good academic standing; and has demonstrated the highest levels of entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial ideas that are related to the disciplines ofthe SIAT program.

Applications must include: A description of the project/idea, outline of the project plan, and outline of the business potentia I (maximum two pages); and a letter of reference from a faculty member commenting on the quality of submission, its originality and potential (maximum one page). The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the recommendation of the Director, School of Interactive Arts and Technology.

Empresario Entrepreneur Award

Value: $4,000+

Term: Fall

The award, valued at a minimum of $4,000, will be granted in any term of each year, to an undergraduate student who fulfills the following criteria: Is enrolled full-time in the Beedie School of Business; is nominated or self-nominated with a faculty member reference as having participated successfully in one of the Beedie School of Business' key entrepreneurship programs such as Change Lab, the SFU Venture Accelerator, or Opportunity Fest; and, is in good academic standing.

Students will be selected based upon those who best exemplify high impact entrepreneurship, and who show exceptional entrepreneurship skills and passion while pursuing an idea that demonstrates a strong combination of intentional social impact and financial viability. Applications must include a CV outlining their history of entrepreneurship training and ventures as well as a letter of reference from a faculty member who can attest to the same. Preference may be given to students who have a declared concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Beedie School of Business.

Ken Spencer Award in Technology Entrepreneurship

Value: $750

Term: Spring

Up to 40 awards, valued at a minimum of $750 each, will be granted annually in any term to undergraduate students who meet the following criteria: Are enrolled in full-time SFU standard graded courses (minimum 9 units) and are registered in the tech-e@sfu program; are in good academic standing; have participated in tech-e@sfu team building I networking events in Summer/Fall of year 1 in the program; have joined a tech-e@sfu project team (combination of MSE/BUS students) in the Fall (year 1) and selected a capstone project topic; have completed Technology Entrepreneurship I (MSE 403/BUS 404) course requirements and remain on track to complete Technology Entrepreneurship II (MSE 404/BUS 405);

and For MSE students: Have completed Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation (BUS 238) in year 1 or sooner; have completed Capstone Spring Term (MSE 410) course requirements and remain on track to complete Capstone Summer Term (MSE 411) program requirements in year 2, working on the selected Capstone projects with teche@sfu teammates from MSE and BUS. For BUS students: have completed Mechatronics for Non-Engineers (MSE 111) in year 1 or sooner; have completed Startup Experience Spring Term (BUS 477) course requirements and remain on track to complete Startup Accelerator (BUS 406) course requirements in year 2.

Applications must include a checklist signed by the student verifying all eligibility criteria requirements have been met. The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean, Curriculum and Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Peter R.B. Armstrong/Rocky Mountaineer Award for Entrepreneurship

Value: $2,500

Term: Spring

The Peter R.B. Armstrong/Rocky Mountaineer Award for Entrepreneurship valued at approximately $2,500 from a portion of the income earned on the endowment, will be awarded annually in any term. Awards will be granted to 3rd or 4th year students in the Beedie School of Business who have evidenced or achieved some level of entrepreneurial activities. Applications should include a letter discussing the student's interest and involvement in entrepreneurial activities. The award will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Beedie School of Business.

RBC Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award for Aboriginal Students

Value: $5,000

Term: Any Semester

Two awards, valued at $5,000 each, will be granted annually in any term to Aboriginal undergraduate students who meet the following criteria: Are enrolled full-time in the term of eligibility; are pursuing a bachelor's degree in any faculty; are in good academic standing; and, have a history of demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship either through entrepreneurial experience or aspirations.

Applications must include: A cover letter outlining the details of the applicant's experience with entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial aspirations; one or more letters of reference from community members who can verify the applicant's entrepreneurial experience or aspirations; The awards will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

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