Liberal Arts and 55+ Program

Annie Watson Student Bursary

The Annie Watson Student Bursary provides financial support for adult learners who cannot otherwise participate in courses offered to adults 55+ by the SFU Liberal Arts and 55+ Program. The family of the late Annie Watson, a student in the program, helped establish the bursary in 2011. Since then, both students and instructors have contributed to the fund. The bursary covers a significant amount of course registration fees.

Bursary students pay a reduced rate of $25 per course. Bursary students are eligible to take two courses in the fall and spring terms and one course in the summer term. 


To be eligible you must have a gross income of $25,802 or less for a single person and $36,490 or less for couples married or in a common-law relationship.

Application process

To apply for the bursary, please call 778-782-5212 to arrange a meeting with the Program Director. You will need to bring a completed application form and proof of your income (your most recent Income Tax Notice of Assessment).

Once approved, your status as a bursary student is valid for 12 months. You are allowed to reapply for the bursary each year; however, you will need to show updated proof of income.

How do I register for courses?

Once you have been approved as a bursary student, please speak to the Program Assistant (778-782-5212) to register for courses. Please note, to receive the reduced course rate, you will not be able to register online.


See the Continuing Studies non-credit cancellation/refund policy for information.

Please note that bursary students are not eligible to transfer classes. Please choose your classes carefully.