Awards and Funding

How To Submit Your Application

Please submit all Awards and Scholarship applications to bebaldwi@sfu.ca.
Applications are accepted until  Friday, September 21st at 4:00 pm. 

1. Fred and Elaine Moonen Scholarship

Value: $1,900
Quantity: 2
Requirements: Based on academic merit, valued at $1,900 each, will be granted to students majoring in Communication in their third or fourth year of studies. Preference will be given to students in the Communication Honours program. 

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50
  • Registration in a minimum of 12 units of standard grades courses in Fall, 2018
  • A student holding an ongoing SFU Entrance Scholarship is not eligible for any other University administered scholarships until the entrance scholarship is fully paid out

Please include the following in your application

  • Cover letter addressed to Dave Murphy, Undergraduate Chair (Please indicate in your cover letter which award or awards you are applying for. Separate letter for each award please, if applicable.)
  • Copy of your unofficial SFU transcript 
  • Letter of support from a CMNS faculty member 

*** If you are applying for the Communication Alumni Award essay competition, please also include a clean copy of a recent paper (within the past year) that you wish to be considered.***

2. Secure Capital Management Scholarship in Acoustic Communication

Value: $1,000
Quantity: 1
Requirements: Undergraduate students enrolled in any of the acoustic or electroacoustic courses in the School of Communication (CMNS 258, 259, 357, 358, 359, Directed Study, Project Group, Honours program or Special Topics course with a subject in Sound Studies) over the past three semesters.  

As part of the application package, students must include the following support documentation:

  • A cover letter and resumé summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this award.
  • A maximum of two written essays or compositions that represent the student’s work in soundscape studies/composition or acoustic communication.

3. Communication Alumni Award

Value: $2,950
Quantity: 2
Requirements: Must be a  third or fourth year undergraduate student in Communication who submits the best essay in the field of communication. 

Please include the following in your application

  • Cover letter addressed to Dave Murphy, Undergraduate Chair (Please indicate in your cover letter which award or awards you are applying for. Separate letter for each award please, if applicable.)
  • Copy of your unofficial SFU transcript 
  • Letter of support from a CMNS faculty member 

*** If you are applying for the Communication Alumni Award essay competition, please also include a clean copy of a recent paper (within the past year) that you wish to be considered.***

General Awards requirements: 

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 at SFU and be in good academic standing.
  • Registration in a minimum of 9 units of standard graded courses in Fall, 2018

4. Carla Salvail Award in Communication

Value: $1,450
Quantity: 1
Requirement: Full-time student in good academic standing in the School of Communication who has not only survived, emotional or other hardship in life but has triumphed over these challenges. Applicants must provide documentation describing their experiences such as personal statement, resume  and/or a letter of reference.

Please include the following in your application

  • Cover letter addressed to Dave Murphy, Undergraduate Chair (Please indicate in your cover letter which award or awards you are applying for. Separate letter for each award please, if applicable.)
  • Copy of your unofficial SFU transcript 
  • Letter of support from a CMNS faculty member 

*** If you are applying for the Communication Alumni Award essay competition, please also include a clean copy of a recent paper (within the past year) that you wish to be considered.***

General Awards requirements: 

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 at SFU and be in good academic standing.
  • Registration in a minimum of 9 units of standard graded courses in Fall, 2018

5. Omni Television Undergraduate Award in Communication

Value: Minimum $1,000
Quanaity: 1 or more
Requirements: Enrolled full-time in the School of Communication who have declared their major, are in good academic standing, and have demonstrated volunteer contributions to the promotion of multiculturalism in Canada. Applications must include a summary of the applicant's volunteer contributions and a letter of reference from someone who can verify those contributions.

Please include the following in your application

  • Cover letter addressed to Dave Murphy, Undergraduate Chair (Please indicate in your cover letter which award or awards you are applying for. Separate letter for each award please, if applicable.)
  • Copy of your unofficial SFU transcript 
  • Letter of support from a CMNS faculty member 

*** If you are applying for the Communication Alumni Award essay competition, please also include a clean copy of a recent paper (within the past year) that you wish to be considered.***

General Awards requirements: 

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 at SFU and be in good academic standing.
  • Registration in a minimum of 9 units of standard graded courses in Fall, 2018

 

6. Rogers Communication Inc. Award in Communication:

Value: $3,850.
Quantity: 1
Requirements: Enrolled in the Communications Honours program to assist with the cost of completing the Honours project. Preference will be given to students whose project addresses recent issues in Communication (eg: relating to television or to the production of a video.) 

Please include in your application: 

  1. Cover letter addressed to Dave Murphy, Undergraduate Chair (Please indicate in your cover letter which award or awards you are applying for. Separate letter for each award please, if applicable.)
  2. Copy of your unofficial SFU transcript 
  3. Copy of your Honours Project
  4. Letter of support from a CMNS faculty member 

7. Radio Station CHMB AM 1320 Award in Communication

Value: $3,050.
Quantity: 2
Requirements: Enrolled in the Communications Honours program to assist with the cost of completing the Honours project. Preference will be given to a multi-lingual student whose Honours project addresses issues regarding the diversity of languages and cultures in Metro Vancouver with a focus on the role of mass media, preferably radio.

Please include in your application: 

  1. Cover letter addressed to Dave Murphy, Undergraduate Chair (Please indicate in your cover letter which award or awards you are applying for. Separate letter for each award please, if applicable.)
  2. Copy of your unofficial SFU transcript 
  3. Copy of your Honours Project
  4. Letter of support from a CMNS faculty member 

 

How To Submit Your Application

Please submit all Awards and Scholarship applications to bebaldwi@sfu.ca.
Applications are accepted until  Friday, September 21st at 4:00 pm. 

Previous Award Winners

Summer 2018

R. Murray Schafer Soundscape Award
Miles Thorogood
George Rahi

Glenfraser Acoustic Communication Research Award
Stacey Copeland
George Rahi
Freya Zinovieff
Miles Thorogood

See a Financial Aid Advisor

If you can't find an answer to your question through our updated FA&A website, please come by and see an advisor in person, at the SFU Burnaby campus. The financial aid office is located on the top floor of the Maggie Benson Centre (MBC 3000-level). This support is available to both undergraduate and graduate students at SFU.

Drop-in times* are available as follows:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday - 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • Friday - 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

*subject to change without notice

Financial Aid and Awards provides some limited drop-in times at SFU Surrey (currently every Tuesday) and SFU Vancouver (currently every Thursday) campuses as well.

Drop-in times are meant to accommodate as many students as possible. However, if you can not make it during the drop-in times listed above, please schedule an appointment.

Appointments are available upon request. Call 778-782-6930.

*Note: Students with questions about their SFU Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship, Award, and/or Bursary can contact us through the following email address - (scholars@sfu.ca).