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Scholarships & Awards
Undergraduate students in the Department of Global Humanities are eligible for a number of scholarships, awards, and grants offered by the department. This funding is made available thanks to the generous donors who have created endowments to support Global Humanities and its outstanding students.
To know more about student support available to you during COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Response webpage. You will find further information related to financial concerns you may be experiencing at this time, and you will learn more about how the new grading policies (Elective Grade System) and late withdrawals would impact any financial aid and awards funding administered by this office.
Note: a full list of all scholarships, awards, and bursaries available to undergraduates through the university can be found on the Financial Aid and Awards website.
These scholarships recognize outstanding academic achievements, and are available to Canadian and International students. Students are nominated by the Department of Global Humanities and, therefore, do not need to apply.
Father Michael Bach Memorial Scholarship ($1,600)
The Father Michael Bach Memorial Scholarship is awarded in any term to one or two undergraduate students enrolled in either the third or fourth year of the Global Humanities program. Friends, relatives, and colleagues of the late Father Michael Bach have established an endowment fund to support one or more scholarships in the Global Humanities program. The scholarship will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the nomination of the Department in recognition of outstanding scholastic ability.
Mahatma Gandhi Humanitarian Scholarship ($1,000)
The Mahatma Gandhi Humanitarian Scholarship, valued at $1,000, is offered annually by the kind generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Devendra P. Goel to a student who has demonstrated overall excellence in the Global Humanities Program. The scholarship will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the nomination of the Department in recognition of outstanding scholastic ability.
Professor André Gerolymatos Undergraduate Scholarship in Hellenic Studies ($1,000)
The Professor André Gerolymatos Undergraduate Scholarship in Hellenic Studies is awarded in any term to one or more full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a declared major in Global Humanities and are enrolled in either the Hellenic Studies Certificate or the Hellenic Studies Concentration programs, and are in excellent academic standing. The scholarship was established to support Professor Gerolymatos’ vision of Hellenic Studies as a broader, interdisciplinary project covering the study of Greece, from antiquity to the modern age.
These awards are administered by either the Department of Global Humanities or Institute for the Humanities, and students must apply to be considered.
Dutton Essay Award ($1,000)
One or more awards, valued at a minimum of $1,000 each, will be awarded annually in any term to undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time in a degree program at Simon Fraser University; are in good academic standing; and have written an exemplary essay in any Global Humanities course at SFU in the previous three terms. Applications must be submitted to the Department of Global Humanities by April 30th and must include an essay written as part of any Global Humanities course at SFU that is at least 1500 words in length. The award will be granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee upon the nomination of the Chair, Department of Global Humanities, or a designate.
Mahatma Gandhi Annual Student Award ($1,500)
The Mahatma Gandhi Annual Student Award is valued at $1,500 and will be granted annually to a current or newly admitted full-time SFU student in good academic standing on the basis of demonstrated community service and leadership. The purpose of this award is to recognize and honour those SFU students who, in the spirit of Gandhi’s work, have been active in voluntary community service in areas related to peace, justice, and human rights.
Note: the recipient will be recognized at the Gandhi Jayanti and, therefore, must be available for the garlanding (October 2 @ 5:15pm) and award (October 3 @ 6:00pm) ceremonies.