UNDERGRADUATE FUNDING

Undergraduate students in English are eligible for a number of different scholarships, awards, and bursaries. This funding is thanks to many generous donors over the years who have created endowments to support the English department and its many excellent students.

Some of our most recent awards include the Shenul Dhalla Undergraduate Award, the Roy Miki Scholarship Award in Creative Writing, the Tom Grieve Honours English Program Award, and the A.E. Housman & Moses Jackson Unrequited Love Award.

Below is a complete list of scholarships, awards, and bursaries specific to English undergraduate students. They are listed in two groupings: those for which students must apply and those for which students are nominated by the English department.

There are also many more awards open to students across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Please visit SFU Financial Aid and Awards for a comprehensive list.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Bursaries and scholarships are available for English students! The application period opens on December 21, 2018 and closes on January 11, 2019.

Bursaries

  • English Department Faculty Bursary
  • Kenneth Conibear Bursary
  • Lydia McCombie Memorial Bursary
  • Laurence Mervyn Cox Bursary in English
  • Alan Boden Memorial Bursar

To apply for a bursary, you must:

  • have a demonstrated financial need (as assessed by SFU)
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units of standard graded courses in the term of application
  • be in good academic standing and have a minimum CGPA of 2.00 at SFU in the term of application (waived in your first term at SFU)

To find out how to apply, visit the Undergraduate Bursaries page of Financial Aid and Awards:  http://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/undergrad/bursaries.html

Please note: You do not need to specify the individual bursaries for which you want to apply.  If you are eligible, you will be considered for all available bursaries.

Scholarships

  • Ann and William Messenger Undergraduate Scholarships in English ($2,000)

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of excellent academic achievement to full-time students with approved English majors who have completed at least 90 units.


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • have completed at least 12 units of standard graded courses at SFU.
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units of standard graded courses at SFU in the term of application.
  • have a minimum CGPA of 3.50 at SFU and be in good academic standing.

To find out how to apply, visit Undergraduate Scholarships page of Financial Aid and Awards: http://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/undergrad/scholarships.html

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS & BURSARIES


Apply!

These are scholarships, awards, and bursaries for which students must apply. Some applications are made online via the Student Information System (go.sfu.ca). Other applications are via email to the Undergraduate Program Assistant, Department of English (englgen@sfu.ca). Note the different deadlines and application procedures below.

A.E. Housman & Moses Jackson Unrequited Love Award

Program ID: UPAO286
Awarded: Summer
Procedure: Student Application via the Undergraduate Program Assistant, Department of English (englgen@sfu.ca)
Value: $1000

Terms of Reference:

One award, valued at a minimum of $1,000, will be granted to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria: enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences in the term of eligibility; is in good academic standing; has completed, is accepted to, or is currently undertaking a term in the London & Lake District Field School through the Department of English and International Services for Students. Applications should be submitted to the Department of English, and must include: a resume; a statement (no more than one page) describing the relevance of the field school to the student's academic program and goal; and, two letters of reference from Simon Fraser University faculty. Consideration will be given to the applicant's GPA, the importance of the field school to the student's program of study, and the letters of reference. The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the recommendation of the Chair, Department of English.

Alan Boden Memorial Bursary

Program ID: UPBO775
Awarded: Fall
Procedure: Student Application via Student Information System (go.sfu.ca)
Value: $1000
Deadline: Application open Dec. 21, 2018-January 11, 2019

Terms of Reference:

Will be granted annually in an term to a student who meets the following criteria: is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences; has a declared major in English; is in good academic standing; and has demonstrated financial need. The bursary will be administered by the office of Financial Aid and Awards and granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Ann and William Messenger Undergraduate Scholarships in English

Program ID: UESO330
Awarded: Spring
Procedure: Student Application via Student Information System (go.sfu.ca)
Value: $2000
Deadline: Application open Dec. 21, 2018-January 11, 2019

Terms of Reference:

Awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement to approved English majors who have completed at least 90 units. The award will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Betty Lambert Memorial Prize

Program ID: UEAO014
Awarded: Summer
Procedure: Student Application via the Undergraduate Program Assistant, Department of English (englgen@sfu.ca)
Value: $540
Deadline: March 30

Terms of Reference:

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in at least nine units. The prize will be based upon the best unpublished play submitted. Students must apply to the Department of English by March 30th. The endowment fund is established in memory of Betty Lambert. The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the nomination of the Chair of the Department of English.

English Faculty Honours Bursary

Program ID: UEBO730
Awarded: Fall, Summer, Spring
Procedure: Student Application via Student Information System (go.sfu.ca)
Value: N/A
Deadline: Application open Dec. 21, 2018-January 11, 2019

Terms of Reference:

Granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic performance, to an undergraduate student in the Honours English program. If there is no suitable candidate from the Honours English program in a given year, the bursary may be awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in English.

Jane Austen Society Prize

Program ID: UPAO132
Awarded: Summer
Procedure: Student Application via the Undergraduate Program Assistant, Department of English (englgen@sfu.ca)
Value: $200
Deadline: March 30

Terms of Reference:

To a student for the best essay by an upper-level undergraduate student on the subject of Jane Austen, her life, works, or closely related social history. All applications should be submitted to the Department of English by March 30th. The award will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendation of the Department of English.

Kenneth Conibear Bursary in English

Program ID: UEBO724
Awarded: Spring, Summer, Fall
Procedure: Student Application via Student Information System (go.sfu.ca)
Value: $500
Deadline: Application open Dec. 21, 2018-January 11, 2019

Terms of Reference:

Granted to undergraduate students majoring in English. The bursary is granted in any term based on demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic performance.

Laurence Mervyn Cox Bursary in English

Program ID: UEBO541
Awarded: Spring, Summer, Fall
Procedure: Student Application via Student Information System (go.sfu.ca)
Value: N/A
Deadline: Application open Dec. 21, 2018-January 11, 2019

Terms of Reference:

Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic performance to undergraduate students majoring in English. Preference will be given to students accepted to the Honours program in the Department of English and to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Lydia McCombie Memorial Bursary

Program ID: UEBO693
Awarded: Spring, Summer, Fall
Procedure: Student Application via Student Information System (go.sfu.ca)
Value: N/A
Deadline: Application open Dec. 21, 2018-January 11, 2019

Terms of Reference:

To an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts majoring in English. Bursaries will be granted on the basis of demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic performance.

Dr. M. Sheila O'Connell Undergraduate Prize in Children's Literature

Program ID: UEAO534
Awarded: Summer
Procedure: Student Application via the Undergraduate Program Assistant, Department of English (englgen@sfu.ca)
Value: $2700
Deadline: March 30

Terms of Reference:

A prize of at least $2,700 will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed the best essay or creative writing project from a course taught on children's literature at SFU. Students must have a GPA of at least 2 and be enrolled in at least 9 units during the term of submission. All applications should be submitted to the English Department by March 30th. The awards will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the nomination of the Chair, Department of English.

Shenul Dhalla Undergraduate Award in English

Program ID: UEAO570
Awarded: Fall
Procedure: Student Application via the Undergraduate Program Assistant, Department of English (englgen@sfu.ca)
Value: $1300
Deadline: August 15

Terms of Reference:

The Shenul Dhalla Endowment Fund was established in 2014 with a generous gift from Mrs. Shenul Dhalla and Mr. Azim Dhalla. The endowment fund supports the Shenul Dhalla Undergraduate Award in English. The award is intended to recognize an outstanding student in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. Valued at a minimum of $1100, the award will be granted every year in the fall term to a student who fulfills the following criteria: an undergraduate student enrolled full-time, with a formal declaration in either the honours, major, or joint major programs in English in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the time the award is adjudicated; successful completion of at least 60 academic credits; and is in good academic standing. Eligible students may apply to the Chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of English. Applications must be received by August 15th. All applications must be accompanied by the following: a current, unofficial SFU transcript; and a personal statement which describes the relevance of the applicant’s English studies to their future goals. The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will review applications for the award based on the personal statement, past and present academic achievement, and future promise. The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the nomination of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

AWARDS BY DEPARTMENT NOMINATION

These are scholarships, awards, and bursaries for which students will be nominated by the department. There is no need for students to apply for these awards.

Capi Blanchet Annual Scholarship in Fiction

Program ID: UPSO322
Awarded: Summer
Procedure: Nomination by Dept
Value: $1000

Terms of Reference:

The Capi Blanchet Annual Scholarship in Fiction, valued at $1000, will be granted annually on the basis of excellent academic standing to a student who has successfully completed the upper division English Creative Writing course, no more than one academic calendar year from the time of his/her application for this scholarship. The student may receive it only once during his/her undergraduate career. The Scholarship will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee. *Upper division English Creative Writing courses: ENGL 372, 374 and 472.

Gordon R. Elliott Award in Writing and Rhetoric

Program ID: UEAO557
Awarded: Summer
Procedure: Nomination by Dept
Value: $1,300

Terms of Reference:

The award, valued at a minimum of $800, will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student in good academic standing who is majoring in English and is also enrolled in, and shows great promise in, the Writing and Rhetoric Certificate Program at SFU. The award will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the nomination of the Chair, English Department.

Paul Delany Graduation Award in English

Program ID: UEAO058
Awarded: Summer
Procedure: Nomination by Dept
Value: $1500

Terms of Reference:

Awarded annually to the student graduating with the highest CGPA upon completion of an English major. The award will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the nomination of the Department of English.

Philippa Polson Memorial Prize in English

Program ID: UEAO059
Awarded: Summer
Procedure: Nomination by Dept
Value: $1100

Terms of Reference:

To a student for the best English Honours essay completed during the previous three terms. Graduated students, part-time students, as well as those still completing a degree, are eligible. The selection committee, composed of the Department of English Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, will consider all essays completed during the year. The award will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the nomination of the chair, Department of English. When sufficient funds are available, multiple awards will be offered.

Roy Miki Award in Creative Writing

Program ID: UEAO561
Awarded: Summer
Procedure: Nomination by Dept
Value: $2200

Terms of Reference:

The Roy Miki Endowment Fund was established in 2013 with a generous gift from Dr. Paul Matthew St. Pierre and with matching funds from the English Department and the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences. The Roy Miki Award in Creative Writing, valued at a minimum of $1200, will be granted each year, to the most deserving student who fulfills the following criteria: has successfully completed an English course in creative writing at SFU during the previous academic year (September through August), and, is in good academic standing (minimum CGPA of 2.00). Faculty members in English teaching creative writing courses will select the award nominee and notify the Chair of the English Department. The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the nomination of the Chair of the English Department.

Sheila Delany Essay Award in Early Literature

Program ID: UPAO233
Awarded: Summer
Procedure: Nomination by Dept
Value: $500

Terms of Reference:

The award, valued at $500, will be given annually in the Summer term for the most deserving essay written by an undergraduate student on early literature (before 1450 CE) from any culture. Any undergraduate student who has successfully completed an English course at SFU in one of the three previous terms will be considered eligible for the award. The essay must have been written within one of those three previous terms. The award winning essay will be assessed by faculty members in the English Department who specialize in medieval studies or teach courses with other early literature content. The award will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee based upon the recommendation of the Chair of the English Department.

Tom Grieve Honours English Program Award

Program ID: UEAO587
Awarded: Fall
Procedure: Nomination by Dept
Value: $1000

Terms of Reference:

The Tom Grieve Honours English Program Award, valued at a minimum of $1,000, will be available each year to a student who fulfills the following criteria: is enrolled in the Honours English Program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as a full-time undergraduate student; has completed the equivalent of at least 60 standard graded units; is in good academic standing, and has demonstrated past and present achievement and/or future promise as it pertains to the field of English. The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the nomination of the Department of English 's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.