Awards and Scholarships

Summer 2019 Awards

R. Murray Schafer Soundscape Award

Amount: $1,000
Number of Awards: up to two
Deadline: May 10, at 4PM

Details: The R. Murray Schafer Soundscape Award, valued at $1,000, is awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing who also demonstrates high academic achievement, skills and interest in soundscape studies/composition or acoustic communication. Up to two awards are available.

As part of the application package, students must include the following support documentation:

(a) A cover letter and resumé summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this award.

(b) A maximum of two written essays or compositions that represent the student’s work in soundscape studies/composition or acoustic communication.

Glenfraser Acoustic Communication Research Award

Amount: $1000
Number of Awards: One
Deadline: May 10, at 4PM

The Glenfraser Endowment is pleased to support an additional award called the Glenfraser Acoustic Communication Research Award which is for an undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing in order to support a research project and/or its dissemination carried out by the student. The available funds may be divided between one or more applicants.

As part of the application package, students must include the following support documentation:

(a) A cover letter and resumé summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this award.

(b) A detailed proposal of the research work to be undertaken or disseminated (e.g. as a research project, publication or conference presentation), including a budget. Please indicate if partial funding has been obtained or is expected from another source. Previous recipients of this award are requested to include a summary of the results of that project.

Note: Students applying for more than one award need only submit one copy of the cover letter and resumé.

The deadline to the Director's office (Brenda Baldwin bebaldwi@sfu.ca) is Friday May 10 @ 4:00PM.

Secure Capital Management Scholarship in Acoustic Communication (Summer 2019)

Amount: $1,000
Quantity: one
Deadline: May 3, at 4PM

Details: The Secure Capital Management Scholarship in Acoustic Communication, valued at $1,000, is specifically directed to undergraduate students enrolled in any of the acoustic or electroacoustic courses in the School of Communication (CMNS 258, 259, 357, 358, 359, Directed Study, Project Group, Honours program or Special Topics course with a subject in Sound Studies) over the past three semesters.  

The Secure Capital Management Scholarship in Acoustic Communication, valued at $1,000, is specifically directed to undergraduate students enrolled in any of the acoustic or electroacoustic courses in the School of Communication (CMNS 258, 259, 357, 358, 359, Directed Study, Project Group, Honours program or Special Topics course with a subject in Sound Studies) over the past three semesters.  

As part of the application package, students must include the following support documentation:

(a) A cover letter and resumé summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this award.

(b) A maximum of two written essays or compositions that represent the student’s work in soundscape studies/composition or acoustic communication.

(c) Your goSFU transcript which shows a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.

(d) You must be registered in a minimum of 12 units of standard graded courses in the Summer 2019 semester.

Electronic submission of written work is encouraged. Please email applications along with supporting documentation to bebaldwi@sfu.ca

Deadline for applications is Friday May 3 @ 4:00PM.

Fall 2018 Awards and Scholarships

Fall 2018 Winners

Fred and Elaine Moonen Scholarship: 

Jamie Hill
Juliette Halliday

Communication Alumni Endowment Award:

Janice Cheng
Eman Osman
Steven Parker
Rachel Wong

Carla Salvail Award in Communication:

Tabraiz Sanaullah

Omni Television Award in Communication:

Tabraiz Sanaullah
Gurpreet Sangha
Samardeep Sidhu

Rogers Communication Inc Award:

Steven Parker

Radio Station AM 1320 Award:

Hailey Findlay

Radio Station CHMB AM1320 Award in Communication

Andrew Ringer

Secure Capital Management Scholarship

John Luu

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Appointments are available upon request. Call 778-782-6930.

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