SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, AND BURSARIES


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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 made 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 and 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, Summer, Spring
Procedure: Student Application via Student Information System (go.sfu.ca)
Value: $1000
Deadline: See http://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/deadlines/

Terms of Reference:

Will be granted annually in a term to a student who meets the following criteria: is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Arts and 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: See http://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/deadlines/

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:

The endowment fund is established in memory of Betty Lambert. It is awarded annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in at least nine units. The prize will be based on the best unpublished play submitted. Students must apply to the Department of English by March 30th. Students submit applications by email to englgen@sfu.ca: the email subject line should include the name of the prize, and the application must include a copy of the unpublished play, an unofficial transcript, and a cover letter stating in less than 100 words why the student is applying for the prize. 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: See http://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/deadlines/

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. Students submit applications by email to englgen@sfu.ca: the email subject line should include the name of the prize, and the application must include a copy of the essay, an unofficial transcript, and a cover letter stating in less than 100 words why the student is applying for the prize. 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: See http://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/deadlines/

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: See http://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/deadlines/

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: See http://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/deadlines/

Terms of Reference:

To an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 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 in 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. Students submit applications by email to englgen@sfu.ca: the email subject line should include the name of the prize, and the application must include a copy of the essay / creative writing project, an unofficial transcript, and a cover letter stating in less than 100 words why the student is applying for the prize. The awards will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the nomination of the Chair, Department of English.

Robert C. Brown Award

Program ID: UEAO195
Awarded: Summer
Procedure: Student Application via the Undergraduate Program Assistant, Department of English (englgen@sfu.ca)
Value: $2500
Deadline: Spring

Terms of Reference:

To a student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who has completed a minimum of 60 units at Simon Fraser University. The recipient will have demonstrated a combination of outstanding academic achievement and outstanding performance or leadership in another endeavour at Simon Fraser University. This may be in athletics, in service to the University, or in representing the University to the community at large. The applications / nominations should include the nominee's resume and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The award will be made by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the nomination of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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 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.