Awards and Scholarships

We invite Communication students to apply for School of Communication Awards and Scholarships. Looking for more SFU awards and scholarships? Visit SFU Financial Aid and Awards.

The three following scholarships/awards are available for Spring 2023. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 13, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.

Radio Station CHMB AM 1320 Award in Communication:

One award valued at $3,800, will be given to a student 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.

Required for your application:

1.Cover letter addressed to Dr. Frederik Lesage, Undergraduate Chair  

2.Copy of your unofficial SFU transcript  

3.Letter of support from a CMNS faculty member

Please submit all materials electronically to cmnsdsec@sfu.ca no later than Friday January 13 @ 4:00PM. Late applications will not be accepted.

Omni Television Undergraduate Award in Communication:

Two awards, valued at $2,000 each, will be granted to students 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.

Required for your application:

  1. Cover letter addressed to Dr. Frederik Lesage, Undergraduate Chair (Please indicate in your cover letter which award or awards, if applicable, that you are applying for.)
  2. Copy of your unofficial SFU transcript
  3. Letter of support from a CMNS faculty member

Please submit all materials electronically to cmnsdsec@sfu.ca no later than Friday January 13 @ 4:00PM. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Glenfraser ICP Planning Award in Acoustic Communication

This award, valued at $1,000, is specifically directed to 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. One award valued at $1,000 available in Spring 2023.

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

(a) A cover letter and resumé summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this award.

(b) A maximum of two written essays or compositions that represent the student’s work in soundscape studies/composition or acoustic communication.

(c) Your unofficial goSFU transcript which shows a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

(d) You must be registered in a minimum of 9 units of standard graded courses in the Spring 2023 semester.

Please submit all materials electronically to cmnsdsec@sfu.ca no later than Friday January 13 @ 4:00PM. Late applications will not be accepted.

Previous Awards and Scholarships

Carla Salvail Award in Communication

One award: valued at $1,800, is available to a 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.

Communication Alumni Award

Two awards: valued at $3,800 each are available to a third or fourth year undergraduate student in Communication who submits the best essay in the field of communication. Clean copies of essays submitted within the past year are eligible for consideration.

Fred and Elaine Moonen Scholarship

Two scholarships: based on academic merit, valued at $2,300 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.

Omni Television Undergraduate Award in Communication

One or more awards: valued at a minimum of $2,000 each, will be granted to students 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.

Honours Awards

Rogers Communication Inc. Award in Communication

One award: valued at $4,700, will be given to a student 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.) 
 

Radio Station CHMB AM 1320 Award in Communication

Two awards: valued at $3,800 each, will be given to a student 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.

Award and Scholarship criteria

Scholarships:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50
  • Registration in a minimum of 12 units of standard grades courses in the current semester.
  • 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
Awards:
  • 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 the current semester.

Application requirements:

  • Copy of your unofficial SFU transcript
  • Cover letter addressed to Dr. Frederik Lesage, Undergraduate Chair (Please indicate in your cover letter which award or awards, if applicable, that you are applying for.)
  • Letter of support from a CMNS faculty member
  • *Honour Awards: Include a copy of your Honours Project in your application

All materials must be submitted electronically to cmnsdsec@sfu.ca.

Note: Students applying for more than one award need only submit one copy of the cover letter and resumé.

School of Communication Award and Scholarship recipients

Summer 2021 Award and Scholarships

R. Murray Schafer Soundscape Award:

Stacey Copeland
Lauren Knight
Joey Zaurrini

Glenfraser Acoustic Communication Research Award:

Stacy Copeland                      
Freya Zinovieff

Fall 2020 Award and Scholarships

Communication Alumni Award:
Juliette Halliday
Kaiya Jacob

Fred & Elaine Moonen Scholarship:
Austyn Johnson

Radio Station CHMB AM1320 Award:
Marium Zaki

Rogers Communication Inc. Award:
Kristen Irvine

Omni Television Undergraduate Award:
Ka Yiu Cheng

Carla Salvail Award:
Talha Butt

Summer 2020 Award and Scholarships

Murray Schafer Soundscape Award, Glenfraser Acoustic Communication Research Award and Secure Capital Management Scholarship

R. Murray Schafer Soundscape Award recipients:
Freya Zinovieff
Jianyu Fan
Lauren Knight

Glenfraser Acoustic Communication Research Award recipients:
Freya Zinovieff
Stacey Copeland
Lauren Knight

Secure Capital Management Scholarship in Acoustic Communication recipients: 
Narges Bastan

Fall 2019 Award and Scholarships

Communication Alumni Award:
Kaiya Jacob
Jamie Hill

Radio Station CHMB AM1320 Award:
Mark Dunn

Omni Television Undergraduate Award:
Davina Gounden
Tabraiz Sanaullah
Mark Dunn

Carla Salvail Award:
Tabraiz Sanaullah

Fred & Elaine Moonen Scholarship:
Jamie Hill
Juliette Halliday

Spring 2022 Award and Scholarships

Glenfraser ICP Planning Award in Acoustic Communication         

Devon Furtado
Thai Nguyen  

Communication Alumni Award

Austyn Johnson
Maeve Scarborough

Fred and Elaine Moonen Scholarship in Communication               

Kim Bassan
Ashran Bharosha

Radio Station CHMB AM1320 Award in Communication               

Anna Kazi
Mia Chi Vu

Rogers Communications Inc. Award in Communication                 

Mia Chi Vu

Omni Television Award in Communication

Ashran Bharosha
Jasmine Ram
Kiran Sonea

Carla Salvail Award in Communication

Judy Kim

Spring 2021 Award and Scholarships

Fred & Elaine Moonen Scholarship:
Kaiya Jacob

Omni Television Undergraduate Award:
Talha Butt
Roshni Rakshit

Greg Younging Undergraduate Award:
Alex Krilow

Spring 2020 Award and Scholarships

Radio Station CHMB AM1320 Award:
Jenika Hamilton

Rogers Communications, Inc. Award:
Rachel Wong

Summer 2019 Award and Scholarships

R. Murray Schafer Soundscape Award:
Ronald Boersen
Stacey Copeland

Glenfraser Acoustic Communication Research Award:
Stacey Copeland
Freya Zinovieff
Alexandre Klinke

Secure Capital Management Scholarship in Acoustic Communication:
Andrew Ringer