Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship

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. 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 purpose of the Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship is to encourage and facilitate interchange of knowledge and ideas between the peoples of British Columbia and Quebec through graduate students from the Province of Quebec studying at Simon Fraser University.
  2. The Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship is currently valued at up to $12,000. One scholarship is awarded per year.
  3. To be eligible to apply, a student must be planning to enter a Master's or Doctoral program at Simon Fraser University. Students may not be enrolled in the intended program at the time of application.
  4. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program after completion of a previous degree at a university in the Province of Quebec;
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level;
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  5. During tenure of the fellowship, the recipient must be registered full-time in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University. If a recipient plans to register "on-leave" or "part-time" for one term, a deferment of the fellowship should be requested by writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
  6. The Kruger Products Fellowship 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. If the total of the Kruger Products Fellowship and the other external support exceeds $50,000 per annum, the value of the Kruger Products Fellowship will be reduced so that the total equals $50,000.
  7. Entering students who meet the eligibility criteria are eligible for consideration for the Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship. Students must be nominated for the award by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted.
  8. Nominations from the Graduate Program Chair must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies by May 15.

Revised: January 2012/ GESR011