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Credit on the SFU Co-Curricular Record

All members of finalist* teams who are currently enrolled in an SFU program will receive credit on their SFU Co-Curricular Records as an SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition Finalist. You will be automatically registered for this credit at the end of the Spring semester in which you competed for an award (usually May). To learn more about the SFU Co-Curricular Record, check out the website.

Position text that will be available for you to add to your CCR record will include:

Position description: In competing for awards to fund innovative community engagement projects that have meaningful community impact, students gain experience designing community engagement projects, managing relationships, developing a project proposal with peers, and publicly presenting projects to a panel of judges. Students must be able to authentically demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm, and must have worked to discover a viable idea for creating meaningful engagement in their community.

Learning outcomes: Designing a student-community engagement project for the purposes of needs-based community impact; Working with diverse, sometimes sensitive populations towards community-situated outcomes; Defining and measuring impact; Preparing a successful project proposal; Developing a budget; Publicly presenting a community project proposal to a panel of judges.

*Finalist teams are those who are invited to present to a panel of judges in Step 4 of the competition.  

SFU Directed Studies

Many programs offer Directed Studies courses that might allow you to earn academic credit for implementing your project. Typically, enrolment in a directed studies course enables an individual or small group to work with a faculty member on a research project of mutual interest. Faculties and departments may have specific requirements and conditions for doing directed studies, so if you are interested, please speak with your academic advisor soon for further details about eligibility and to learn how to make this happen.

What would you  do with $3,000?

Up to $30,000* is available to fund SFU students who want to work with community partners to create meaningful impact.

Maybe you’re working on an existing idea for a class you’re taking, through a student club or another organization, or maybe you just have an amazing idea that keeps you up at night.... Whatever it is, we want to hear from you!

Start the process now by registering today – all you need is your passion and an idea. 

* Award amounts subject to change