Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Departments nominate the strongest candidates for these entrance scholarships and forward their nomination form with a copy of the applicant's admission file to the Dean of Graduate Studies by May 15 of each year (if on a weekend deadline falls on next business day). Please note: Students do not apply for these awards directly.

The Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee will decide the most appropriate award (if any) for each applicant. Awards are made, after a University-wide adjudication, in early March for tenure in the following academic year.

Terms of Reference

  1. The Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship is currently valued at up to $18,000. One scholarship is awarded every two years subject to available funding.
  2. To be eligible to apply, a student must hold a Master's degree, or be in the process of completing a Master's degree, and planning to enter a Doctoral program at Simon Fraser University. New students who began their graduate program in the current Spring term (January 1) are also eligible for consideration.
  3. The criteria for this award are high academic performance and potential for significant contribution to the recipient's field of study.
  4. Tenure of the award is for one year commencing in the following Summer, Fall, or Spring term.
  5. The recipient of a Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship is eligible to hold other scholarships funded from SFU sources.
  6. During tenure of the award, the recipient must be registered full-time in a Doctoral program at Simon Fraser University. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, the successful candidate must be taking at least six credits to be eligible to hold the award. If a recipient wishes to register "on-leave" during tenure of this award, deferment of the scholarship must be requested in writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Permission will be granted in exceptional circumstances only.
  7. The Bert Henry Scholarship recipient may accept scholarship support from other sources including SFU’s ‘private’ awards (derived from annual and endowed funds) provided they are consistent with SFU’s general funding policies. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a scholarship at the same time as the external award.
  8. There is no restriction on Bert Henry Scholarship recipients receiving income for work performed during tenure of the scholarship.
  9. Entering students who meet the eligibility criteria are eligible for consideration for the Bert Henry Scholarship. Students must be nominated for the award by the Graduate Program Chair of the
    academic unit to which the student will be admitted.
  10. Nominations from the Graduate Program Chair must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies by May 15th (or next business day).
  11. The award is made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee after a Universitywide competition in which departmental nominations are considered.

Revised: January 2012/ GPSR021