Scholarships and Awards

These are some of the scholarships and awards commonly applied for by Criminology Graduate students. Please click the headings for more information about the awards including terms of reference and deadlines.

Graduate Awards and Application System (GA3)

There are two ways to access our Graduate Awards and Application System (GA3).

Current students: Log in with your SFU computing ID and password.

New students: Log in using your Graduate Application (GA) number and assigned password. Note that you must have submitted your admission application in order to access GA3.

More Information About the GA3

The Grad Awards and Adjudication System (GA3S or GA3) is an online system where SFU students can apply for merit based graduate awards and scholarships.  Students can begin by completing a profile, which will populate each of their award applications. Students can also receive their status on submitted applications, accept or decline awards and review their financial profile.

The system will only show awards that are currently open to be applied for; students are encouraged to browse the website to see all the awards that will be available over the course of their degree program(s).

Be sure to bookmark: gradawards.sfu.ca

Entrance Scholarships

Major Entrance Scholarships:

Departments nominate the strongest candidates for these Major Entrance Scholarships; i.e. students do not apply for these awards directly.

C.D. Nelson Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship:

Valued at up to $15,000 for Master's and up to $18,000 for Doctoral students per annum, the C.D. Nelson scholarship is aimed at incoming Master's and Doctoral students with demonstrated academic excellence and a minimum CGPA of 3.50.

Graduate Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship:

Valued at $18,000 per annum for aboriginal doctoral students and $15,000 per annum for aboriginal master’s students, the Graduate Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship is aimed at students entering a thesis based master's or PhD program with demonstrated academic excellence, aboriginal ancestry and a minimum entrance CGPA of 3.5.

Private Entrance Awards:

The private awards listed below are open to incoming graduate students in any faculty or department. These awards vary in amount and number depending on the terms of reference of the award and are contingent upon availability of funds. 
 

Departmental Deadline: 

Awards open to all graduate students:

Arthur and Ancie Fouks Graduate Entrance Award in Public Service

The purpose of this endowed award is to recognize both outstanding academic performance and a high level of public service by a student entering a graduate program at Simon Fraser University.

Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Valued at $18,000 paid over three terms, the Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship is aimed at students with a Master's degree who are entering a Doctoral program and who demonstrate high academic performance with potential significant contribution to their field of study.

Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship

The purpose of the Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship is to encourage and facilitate the interchange of knowledge and ideas between the people of British Columbia and Quebec through graduate students from the Province of Quebec studying at Simon Fraser University.

Robert Russell Family / First Nations Graduate Award

The purpose of the Robert Russell Family / First Nations Graduate Award is to provide financial support for a First Nations or aboriginal graduate student who is entering or pursuing graduate studies in the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Simons Foundation Doctoral Entrance Fellowship

The Simons Foundation Doctoral Entrance Fellowship is aimed at female students entering a Doctoral program, with a proposed thesis research topic of an applied nature with potential for significant contributions to society.

Graduate Fellowships (GF)

The Graduate Fellowship (GF) is a one-term award normally valued at $6,500 (effective Fall 2015). To be eligible to hold a GF, the applicant must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on-leave" or "part-time") student, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and in the first 9 terms of a Master's program or the first 15 terms of a Ph.D. program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: GFs are allocated each academic year; e.g. Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016. If you apply for a GF by April 15, 2015, you can request allocation for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 terms. If you apply for a GF by October 15, 2015, you can request allocation for the Spring 2016 and Summer 2016 terms.

Eligible students apply through their department of enrolment by completing an application through the Graduate Award, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) (which should be live by April 2015). It is the student's responsibilty attach any required documents/transcripts and submit it online by the deadline.

Departmental Deadlines:

  • June for allocation in the fall and spring terms
  • October 30 for allocation in the spring and summer terms

SFU Private Awards: Current Students

The following a non-comprehensive list of private awards open to School of Criminology Graduate students. For Private Entrance Awards please see Entrance Scholarship section at the top of the page.

Departmental Deadline:

Awards open to all graduate students:

IODE Seaman Morley Scott Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The IODE Seaman Morley Scott Memorial Graduate Scholarship is aimed at female Canadian citizens, registered in a graduate program with a minimum CGPA of 3.5.

Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship

The Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship is a three-term award aimed at doctoral students who have demonstrated research excellence at the postgraduate level. Students must be nominated for this award by the Graduate Program Chair to the Dean of their respective Faculty.

William & Ada Isabelle Steel Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Valued at approx. $17,000 per annum, the William and Ada Isabelle Steel Memorial Graduate Scholarship is aimed at students engaged in, or planning to engage in, research which requires work outside the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Private Awards:

David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The David and Mary Macaree Graduate Fellowship is aimed at incoming and current Master's or Doctoral students graduate students whose research focuses on topics identified by the Centre for Scottish Studies as primary areas of research. To be eligible students must show promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with a research focus on Scottish history, politics, or culture.

Laurine Harrison Graduate Thesis Award

The Laurine Harrison Graduate Thesis Award is aimed at Master's students who have completed all coursework and comprehensive exams (if applicable) and are in the final, thesis-writing term of a their program.

Robert Russell Family / First Nations Graduate Award

The purpose of the Robert Russell Family / First Nations Graduate Award is to provide financial support for a First Nations or aboriginal graduate student who is entering or pursuing graduate studies in the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

School of Criminology Private Awards:

Dr. Brian Burtch Graduate Award in Criminology

The purpose of the award is to recognize and reward an outstanding student enrolled in the third semester of a graduate degree program in the School of Criminology, who has completed the first two semesters of their degree.

To be eligible for the award, a student must satisfying the following criteria:

·         has demonstrated academic achievement at the undergraduate and graduate level

·         is registered full-time in and has completed the first two semesters of a master’s degree program in the School of Criminology and is registered in their third semester

·         has demonstrated positive contributions to the SFU or external community, including university engagement, leadership, volunteerism and/or teamwork

Students must be NOMINATED for the award by the Director, School of Criminology.  Students may submit an online award application and must be accompanied by a current, unofficial SFU transcript and/or a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work a one page letter describing the applicant’s contributions to the SFU or external community, which can include university engagement, leadership, volunteerism and/or teamwork

The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.

The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Director, School of Criminology.

Liz Elliott Memorial Graduate Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support graduate students completing their thesis/dissertation in the School of Criminology.

To be eligible for the award, a student must be enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral program in the School of Criminology at SFU and will have completed all requirements of the degree (e.g., courses, comprehensive and qualifying examinations) with the exception of the thesis/ dissertation.

The criteria for this scholarship are:

·         demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level

·         full-time registration in a graduate program in the School of Criminology at SFU- pursuing research in restorative justice, aboriginal justice, or correctional reform.

·         Students may submit an online award application and must be accompanied by

·         copies of all post-secondary transcripts

·         one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's academic achievements and experience

·         a concise outline of the program of studies

The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Associate Director, Graduate Programs in the School of Criminology.

Dr. E.A. Fattah Graduate Scholarship in Criminology

  1. The purpose of the Dr. E.A. Fattah Graduate Scholarship in Criminology is to provide financial support for a graduate student in School of Criminology pursuing graduate work in the area of victimology.
  2. The award is a one-term award valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment.
    1. To be eligible for the award, a student must satisfying the following criteria:
      demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in School of Criminology pursuing graduate work in the area of victimology
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. The award application and/or nomination is made using the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
  5. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Peter Borwein Annual Graduate Scholarship in Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Systems

The Peter Borwein Annual Graduate Scholarship in Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Complex Systems was established in April 2010 by the IRMACS Centre at SFU to recognize the scientific contribution to the field of Mathematical and Computational Modelling of the Centre’s founder Dr. Peter Borwein.

The award is intended to provide financial support for a student, who in the course of pursuing a graduate degree at Simon Fraser University, creates mathematical and/or computational models for a complex, real-world problem relevant to social welfare, public health, crime reduction, homelessness, or public safety and security.

The eligibility criteria for this award are:

·         demonstrated academic excellence

·         full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in one of the following departments, faculties, and schools: Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, School of Criminology, Department of Economics, Department of Geography, Department of Gerontology, Department of Mathematics, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Computing Science, and School of Engineering Science

·         promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research

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

The student must be nominated for this award by the Director of the IRMACS Centre. The nomination must be made on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by: copies of all post-secondary transcripts, a statement, no more than one page in length, which describes the merits of the nominee and the mathematical side of the model and the social issue to which the model is related and the applicant’s curriculum vitae.

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

Peter Borwein Scholarship Endowment Fund

To honour all that Dr. Peter Borwein has done for the IRMACS Centre, for SFU, and for scientific impact on society, please consider donating to the Peter Borwein Graduate Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Law Foundation Graduate Scholarship in Restorative Justice

1.     The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for graduate students at Simon Fraser University who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a graduate degree in School of Criminology focusing on research conducted within the Centre for Restorative Justice.

2.     The scholarship is an annual award over two semesters. Its value is subject to the income earned from its endowment fund and will increase as the endowment grows.

3.     The criteria for this award are:

a.     registration in a graduate program in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University

b.     demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level

c.     indication of interest in issues related to restorative justice

d.     promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research

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

5.     Students should be nominated for this award by the Director of the Centre for Restorative Justice. The nomination must be made on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:

a.     a nomination letter describing the academic merits and potential of the nominee

b.     copies of all post secondary transcripts

6.     The final selection of a candidate for the award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

If you are interested in contributing to the Linda Brideau Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in criminology based on excellent academic standing. Preference will be given to a student in the honors program or who has completed at least two years (60 units) of study at Simon Fraser University. The scholarship will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee.  Value $1700

Please visit this website: http://bit.ly/BrideauEndowment

 

President's PhD Scholarship (PS)

Valued at $6,250, the President’s PhD Scholarship (PS) is aimed at Doctoral students who have completed all departmental and University requirements for the degree (eg. courses, comprehensive or qualifying examinations), except the thesis. Please note that students can only hold the PS award in or before their 12 term, must be nominated by their senior supervisor and are not eligible to hold a PS concurrently with Tri-Council Funding.

Departmental Deadlines (an announcement with the exact deadline will be forwarded to Criminology graduate students' SFU email address closer to the date):
  • March for allocation in the summer term
  • July for allocation in the fall term
  • October 30, 2016 for allocation in the spring term

 

Travel and Research Awards

Graduate International Research Travel Award (GIRTA)

The Graduate International Research Travel Award (GIRTA) is a one-term award aimed at Master's and Doctoral students who must travel in order to undertake research for their degree requirements. The duration of the research trip must be a minimum of one month to a maximum of four consecutive months and the award must be held within two years of beginning the degree program for Master’s students and three years of beginning the degree program for Doctoral students. 

Departmental Deadline (an announcement with the exact deadline will be forwarded to Criminology graduate students' SFU email address closer to the date):

  • Early February

Travel and Minor Research Awards (TMRA)

The Travel and Minor Research Awards (TMRA) is aimed at Master's and Doctoral students with a minimum CGPA of 3.5 who are travelling to a conference to attend and/or present research or in some cases, who are travelling to conduct research. Awards may be paid before or after travel takes place.

Departmental Deadline:

  • October 30, 2016

Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (MSFSS)

Valued at up to $6,000, the Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (MSFSS) is provided by the TriCouncil granting agencies to holders of NSERC CGS, SSHRC CGS or CIHR CGS awards who are undertaking a research study period abroad.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Students apply directly to the office of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Please check this page for updated deadlines: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/awards/travel-and-research-awards/MichaelSmithTravel.html

Major External Awards

Below is a non-comprehensive list of the major external awards commonly applied for by Criminology graduate students. Please note that the respective funding agencies make the final decisions on these awards. To check eligibility, application procedures and deadlines, click the heading for each award below.

Some applications are done directly to the funding agency, but the majority of applications are made through the applicant's graduate program and home department. 

TriCouncil Masters

Valued at $17,500 for 12 months (non-renewable), the Canadian Graduate Scholarship, Master's Program (CGS M) supports students in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada's three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the university level, under the guidance of the three agencies.

TriCouncil Doctoral

SSHRC's Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarships, and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships

The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarships aim to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants apply for both awards by completing one application form. If you are eligible for both awards, SSHRC will automatically consider you for both.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS)

Valued at $50,000 a year for up to three years, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) are aimed at  world-class Canadian, Permanent Resident and International doctoral students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health sciences.

Information about other external awards can be found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/awards/external-awards/other-external-awards.html