Financial Aid & Awards

Biology-specific Awards

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the following awards are available specifically for students in Biology.  You can find additional awards on the SFU Financial Aid & Awards site.


  • Biological Sciences Merit Scholarship (UESO205) Awarded to the biology major with the highest academic record upon completion of six terms of study or the equivalent thereof. A student may receive this award only ONCE during their undergraduate career.
  • Beverley Raymond Scholarship in Biological Sciences or Environmental Studies (UEAO065) Available to students in the biological or environmental sciences who have demonstrated interest and aptitude in these fields through academic achievement (minimum CGPA 3.50) and outdoor activities. Preference will be given to a student in their graduating year of an honors program with an honors project relating to environmental studies.  


  • Ken Turner Memorial Endowment Fund Bursary (UEBO639) Available to a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student with a specialization in Marine Biology. All students are welcome to apply but preference will be given to a student(s) from the Kimberly area if all other qualifications have been met.
  • Lawrence and Gisela Albright Urgent Need Bursary for Students in Biological Sciences (UEBO782) Granted annually in any term to one or more undergraduate students who meet the following criteria: enrolled full-time in a Bachelor's degree program in the Biological Sciences; in good academic standing; has demonstrated financial need; and, is experiencing an unanticipated adversity while in the pursuit of their education.
  • Peter and Elizabeth Belton Bursary in Biology (UEBO729) Available to students majoring in biology. The bursary is granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic performance.
  • Undergraduate Biology Student Union Bursary (UPBO695) One bursary valued at $100 will be available annually in any term. The bursary, based on financial need, will be granted to an undergraduate student who is an approved biology major and is in good academic standing.

Awards and Grants 

  • Shaughn & Sharon Clements Biological Sciences Field Trip Grant
  • Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Award (UEAO061) Awarded annually to recognize a Biological Sciences major demonstrating outstanding potential for research. The award will be based on research work carried out as an undergraduate. Written work, such as an Independent Study Semester report, undergraduate research (BISC 498 or 499) report, a published paper, or submitted manuscript is especially valuable in the deliberations for this award, but any evidence of strong research ability will be considered.
  • Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) Intended to stimulate interest and encourage undergraduate students to pursue graduate studies and/or a research career.  Duration of work: 16 weeks.
  • Shaughn and Sharon Clements Biological Sciences Independent Study Award Awarded annually to recognize a Biological Sciences major who have completed the Independent Study Semester (ISS) in the Department of Biological Sciences in one of the previous three terms (Spring, Summer, Fall).  

Read about the Research Award Winners of the 2022 - 2023 Academic year!

Tuition and fee information can be found on the SFU Student Services page