Judy Graves Graduate Award

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Judy Graves Graduate Award is to offer financial assistance to and reward a graduate student with a demonstrated history of community service and/or advocacy for the marginalized.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated community service involving advocacy for those living on the margins of society (such as homelessness, mental health and addiction, HIV/AIDS)
    2. registration to enter or current enrollment at Simon Fraser University in a Master's or Doctoral program
  3. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  4. Students must be nominated for this award by the Judy Graves Award Selection Committee consisting of the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences or designate, the Community Engagement Coordinator, SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement, and the Executive Director, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition at SFU.
  5. Students can apply for this award on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
    1. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this award
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work 
    3. one letter of reference or supporting document providing evidence of the nominee's community service
    4. a current unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed
  6. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Judy Graves Award Selection Committee by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Revised: May 2015 / GESR196

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