Awards and Scholarships

Simon Fraser University expresses its commitment to excellence by offering a number of scholarships and awards. Listed below are several awards that are for School of Interactive Arts & Technology undergraduate students. There are also other scholarships, bursaries, and award available through SFU Financial Aid and Awards that students may meet the requirements for.

Awards

INNOEC Community Service Award

One award, valued at a minimum of $1,000, will be granted annually in any term to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • is enrolled full-time in a Bachelor's degree program in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology;
  • is in good academic standing; and 
  • has demonstrated positive contributions to the SFU and/or external community including leadership or volunteerism.

Applications must include:

  • a resume and cover letter outlining the applicant's demonstrated a history of positive contributions to the SFU and/or external community including leadership and/or volunteerism
  • a letter of reference from someone who can verify the involvement and the impact of the applicant's role.
  • Nomination form with the "student information" section of the form completed.

How to apply

Applicants who meet the award critera should submit their application packages to Andrea Barbera at fcatdsa@sfu.ca.

The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the recommendation of the Director, School of Interactive Arts and Technology.

Deadline: September 16, 2021

Cody Sawatsky Award

The Cody Sawatsky Memorial Award in Gaming was established in 2017 with generous gifts from the Sawatsky family.

Cody was an engaged and driven SIAT alumnus who was very successful as a video game producer and designer in Vancouver.

One or more awards, valued at a minimum of $1,000, will be granted to a SIAT student who has completed courses in digital game programming, foundational or advanced game design, or other future gaming-related course work and who meet the following criteria:

  • are enrolled full-time in a Bachelor's degree program in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT);
  • have successfully completed course work in one of the following subject areas within SIAT in the previous term: digital game programming; foundational or advanced game design; or other future gaming-related course work offered in SIAT as part of a Bachelor's degree;
  • are in good academic standing; and
  • have demonstrated outstanding project work within the completed course work.

Cody's family presents the award to a deserving SIAT student at an intimate event (may take place virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions).

How to apply

Students wishing to be considered for the award should submit the nomination form with the "student information" section of the form completed along with a brief statement of interest to Andrea Barbera at fcatdsa@sfu.ca outlining courses taken or projects completed in one of the following subject areas:

  • digital game programming;
  • foundational or advanced game design;
  • or other future gaming-related course work offered in SIAT as part of a Bachelor's degree.

Deadline: September 16, 2021

Interactive Arts & Technology Student Union Award

One award valued at $1000, the Interactive Arts & Technology Student Union Award is granted annually to students who fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Be an undergraduate student majoring in Interactive Arts and Technology (IAT) or in an IAT joint-major program at SFU.
  2. Submit a one-page letter indicating how their demonstrated outstanding involvement with IAT has impacted the student and/or the University community in a positive way.
  3. Submit a resume summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this award.
  4. Submit a letter of reference from a member of the SIAT faculty.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted directly to Financial Aid & Awards. The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Deadline: September 17, 2021

Bursaries

UWCV Undergraduate Bursary in Interactive Arts and Technology

Will be granted annually in any term to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • is enrolled full-time in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) in Faculty of Communication, Arts and Technology;
  • is in good academic standing; and has demonstrated financial need.

Preference will be given to female students and to those who are registered in or have successfully completed one or more of the following upper division Games or Animation Stream courses in SIAT (may change): 312 IAT; 410 IAT; 343 IAT; and/or, 445 IAT.

How to apply

Applications for this bursary can be made directly to Financial Aid & Awards. The bursary will be administered by the office of Financial Aid and Awards and granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Deadline: September 17, 2021

Scholarships

Scholarships recognize outstanding academic achievement. Scholarships are available to Canadian and International students.

Find out more through Financial Aid & Awards →