Entrance Awards

The Entrance Awards on this page includes those funded by through the University’s Scholarship, Bursary and Award funds and through the generosity of our donors.

Eligibility

The awards listed are open to various academic units. Students meet any additional eligibility or criteria specific to the award. Some are open only to domestic students, while some are open only to international students. Please refer to the legend below when looking up awards that you are eligible for. Awards are adjudicated by the University Scholarship Selection Committee (USSC) or the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee (SGAAC). 

How to Apply

In most cases, students do not apply for these awards - they are nominated by their new academic unit.

More Information

If you have any questions about the awards listed below, please contact your academic unit.

Nomination-Only Awards

For 'Nomination-Only' awards speak to your academic unit if you would like to be considered. Students cannot apply directly for these awards.

Full List of Donor Awards + Amounts

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ENTRANCE AWARDS

SFU Funded Awards

Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship

By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Various Programs
 
The Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship (GDES) provides multi-year funding to recruit exceptional incoming PhD domestic and international students. Students must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

Learn more about this award →
 
 
Note –  Award recipients who receive a Tri-agency or another major external scholarship will have their GDES replaced with payments of $5,000 per year while holding the other award.

 

Terms of Reference:

  1. Tenure for the Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship (GDES) is a maximum of two years at the master’s level and a maximum four years at the doctoral level from initial enrolment in the program.
  2. To be eligible, a student must be entering a master's or doctoral program at Simon Fraser University.
  3. Students must be nominated for the award by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted.
  4. The criteria for this award are:
    1. a minimum CGPA of 3.50;
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level;
    3. evidence of outstanding achievement at the graduate level, with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  5. During tenure of the Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship, the recipient must be registered full-time in their graduate program at Simon Fraser University. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, the successful candidate must be taking at least six credits to be eligible to hold the award.
  6. The Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship is normally held during consecutive academic terms. If a recipient registers “on leave” during tenure of their award, it will be interrupted until the student is registered full-time and payments will be reinstated at that time. No deferment of award payments to future academic terms will be permitted, except under 'extenuating' conditions with the permission of the Chair of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee (SGAAC).
  7. Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship recipients may accept scholarship support from other SFU sources including SFU’s ‘donor funded/private’ awards. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may have restrictions on funding.
  8. Awards are granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the SGAAC, upon the nomination of the Graduate Program Chair.

GDES Guidelines

Student receiving the GDES award should read the full GDES Guidelines

Revised: June 2021 / GUSE007

Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship (IGES)

By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Various Programs
 
The Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship is intended for students initiating a thesis based masters or PhD program who have Canadian citizenship and Indigenous ancestry. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. Tenure for the Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship (IGES) is two years at the master’s level and four years at the doctoral level. There is one award available at the master’s level and one at the doctoral level.
  2. To be eligible, the Indigenous student must be entering a thesis-based master’s or PhD program at Simon Fraser University.
  3. Students must be nominated for the award by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted.
  4. The criteria for this award are:
    1. Canadian citizenship and Indigenous ancestry
    2. a minimum entrance CGPA of 3.5;
    3. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level;
    4. evidence of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  5. During tenure of the Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship, the recipient must be registered full-time in a thesis based graduate program at Simon Fraser University.
  6. The Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship is normally held during consecutive academic terms. If a recipient registers “on leave” during tenure of their award, the award will be interrupted until the student is registered full-time and payments will be reinstated at that time. No deferment of award payments to future academic terms will be permitted, except under ‘extenuating’ conditions with the permission of the Chair of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee (SGAAC).
  7. Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship recipients may accept scholarship support from other sources including SFU’s ‘donor funded/private’ awards. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may have restrictions on funding.
  8. There is no restriction on Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship recipients receiving income for work performed during tenure of the scholarship.
  9. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee after a University-wide competition in which departmental nominations are considered.

Revised: June 2021 / GUSE006

Provost International Fellowship (PIF)

By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Various Programs
The PIF is intended for international students who are initiating a graduate program at SFU and have received a scholarship from their home country to study abroad. Students do not apply for this award, inquiries should be directed to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. The Provost International Fellowship (PIF) will be awarded to outstanding international students who are initiating their graduate program at SFU and have received a scholarship from their home country to study abroad. These awards must provide a stipend* for living expenses for students studying abroad for all three terms including costs of Health and Medical Insurance and student fees, other than tuition.
  2. To be eligible to receive this award, a student’s initial enrolment must meet the SFU graduate program entrance requirements for international students including:
    1. English language requirements;
    2. be registered as a fulltime, regular (not "on leave") student, and
    3. normally must have a first class (SFU equivalent of 3.67) grade point average.
  3. The Provost International Fellowship has a value equivalent to the student’s tuition based on the research program full-time fee and will be disbursed on a per term basis. Normally, these awards are not available to students in premium fee programs.
  4. This award is available throughout the duration of the student’s studies for up to a maximum of 2 (masters) or 4 (doctoral) years, provided PIF recipients continue to hold their country of origin’s scholarship to study abroad, that they remain registered as a full-time, regular (not "on leave") student, and maintain a first class (3.67) grade point average. In programs where fees are assessed on a per credit basis, students must be taking at least six credits to be eligible to hold a PIF. These fellowships will be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that all requirements are being met.
  5. There is no restriction on PIF recipients receiving income from Teaching Assistantships or Research Assistantships performed during tenure of the PIF but the maximum amount of financial support cannot exceed $60,000 (effective Fall 2021).
  6. Academic units are encouraged to match the value of the PIF award through Teaching Assistantships or Research Assistantships on an annual basis provided the student is suitably qualified to act as a teaching assistant or tutor marker.
  7. Eligible candidates must contact the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies office directly and provide proof, including dates and value, of the major scholarship they hold.
  8. Awards are made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, contingent upon the availability of funds.

Revised: February 2018 (due to changes in award eligibility, no retroactive PIFs will be awarded prior to May 1, 2018).

Provost Prize of Distinction (PPD)

By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Various Programs
 
The PPD is intended for new students initiating their graduate program at SFU with Tri-agency or equivalent funding. Students do not apply for this award, inquiries should be directed to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The Provost Prize of Distinction (PPD) top-up will be awarded to outstanding students who are initiating their doctoral program at SFU with TriCouncil or equivalent funding (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC etc). Normally, the PPD award is not available to students in specialty programs.
  2. The PPD will be paid as a scholarship. 
  3. The PPD award is paid congruently with the major award, provided the recipient remains registered as a full-time, regular (not ‘on leave’) student, and have a minimum first class grade point average of 3.67 (A-). If a current PPD recipient registers ‘on leave’ during tenure of this award, it will be interrupted until such time as the student is registered full-time and their PPD will be reinstated at that time.
  4. PPD recipients may accept scholarship support from other sources including SFU’s ‘private’ awards (derived from annual and endowed funds). Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a scholarship at the same time as the external award and that should scholarship support exceed the $60,000 maximum (effective Fall 2021), the PPD will be reduced in value or offered in name only.
  5. There is no restriction on PPD recipients receiving financial support from Teaching Assistantships or Research Assistantships performed during tenure of the PPD.
  6. PPD awards will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, contingent upon the availability of funds.

Revised: April 2018 / GUSE004

SFU Alumni Association Graduate Entrance Scholarship

By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Various Programs
 
The SFU Alumni Association Graduate Entrance Scholarship is intended for a master’s or doctoral student enrolled full time in a research based graduate program. This award is paid during the first two terms of studies. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.This award will be designated each year to a student researching a certain topic or within a minority/underrepresented group, as chosen by the Dean of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

This award will be designated each year to a student researching a certain topic or within a minority/underrepresented group, as chosen by the Dean of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies. In consultation with the university community, Dean Jeff Derksen will designate this award to an incoming student with refugee status or a refugee background for the next academic year.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. One scholarship is awarded each year subject to the availability of funding.
  2. To be eligible, a student must be planning to enter a master's or doctoral program at Simon Fraser University. New students who began their graduate program in the current Spring term (January 1) are also eligible for consideration.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level;
    2. evidence of outstanding achievement at the graduate level, with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  4. Tenure of the award is for one year (three consecutive academic terms).
  5. During tenure of the award, the recipient must be registered full-time in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, students must be taking at least six credits to be eligible to hold the award. If a recipient wishes to register “on-leave” during tenure of this award, a deferment of the scholarship must be requested in writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Permission will be granted in exceptional circumstances only.
  6. The recipient of the SFU Alumni Association Scholarship is eligible to hold other scholarships funded from SFU sources.
  7. The SFU Alumni Association Scholarship recipient may accept scholarship support from other sources including SFU’s ‘private’ awards (derived from annual and endowed funds) provided they are consistent with SFU’s general funding policies. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a scholarship at the same time as the external award.
  8. There is no restriction on SFU Alumni Association Scholarship recipients receiving income for work performed during tenure of the scholarship.
  9. The award is made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee after a University-wide competition in which departmental nominations are considered. The Committee will take into account whether nominees are admitted to Master’s or Doctoral Programs, and the expectations of different academic disciplines concerning publication of research work by students.

Revised: January 2012 / GESR015

Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship

By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD

Various Programs
 
The Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship (SGES) is intended primarily as a means of recruiting outstanding applicants for admission. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. The Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship (SGES) is a one or two-term award.
  2. It is intended as a means of recruiting to this University, outstanding applicants for admission who are considering other institutions.
  3. The student must be nominated for the SGES by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted based upon evidence that the student is outstanding as indicated by postsecondary transcripts, letters of reference, previous awards, and scholarly activity.
  4. To be eligible to hold the SGES, the candidate must be registered as a full-time graduate student in a Master’s or Doctoral program at Simon Fraser University. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, the successful candidate must be taking at least six credits to be eligible to hold the award. If a recipient wishes to register “on-leave” during tenure of this award, a deferment of the scholarship must be requested in writing to Graduate Studies. Permission will be granted in exceptional circumstances only.
  5. SGES recipients are eligible to hold other scholarships funded from SFU subject to our graduate general funding policies.
  6. SGES recipients may accept scholarship support from external sources including SFU’s ‘private’ awards (derived from annual and endowed funds). Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a scholarship at the same time as the external award.
  7. All awards are subject to SFU’s general graduate funding policies.

Revised: April 2018

Donor Funded Awards

A. John Ellis Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Business Administration

By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Business
 
This award is intended for a student who is active in social innovation and the non-profit sector, with preference given to those working internationally.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the A. John Ellis Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Business Administration is to attract the best and brightest graduate students to the Beedie School of Business.
  2. The A. John Ellis Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Business Administration is a one-term award valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment. If multiple awards are handed out, when possible, one of the scholarships each year will be awarded to a student who is active in social innovation and the nonprofit sector, with preference given to those working internationally.
  3. To be nominated, a student must be applying to enter a graduate program in the Beedie School of Business.
  4. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the undergraduate level, and if applicable, at the graduate level, with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level
  5. To receive the award, the student must be registered in the intended graduate program at SFU.
  6. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  7. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    3. evidence of professional activity in the social and nonprofit sector with preference given to those working internationally, in the event there are multiple awards available
  8. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Beedie School of Business.

Learn more about John Ellis through his donor story →

Revised: August 2017 / GESR154

Arthur and Ancie Fouks Graduate Entrance Award in Public Service

By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Various Programs
 
This award is intended for an entering graduate student with a high level of public service. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this endowed award is to recognize both outstanding academic performance and a high level of public service by a student entering a graduate program at Simon Fraser University.
  2. To be nominated, a student must be applying to enter a Master's or PhD program at Simon Fraser University.
  3. The selection criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. demonstrated excellence in public service (e.g., volunteer leadership, public office) prior to admission to the graduate program
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level
    4. nomination by the department of intended enrolment
  4. To receive the award payment, the student must be registered in the intended graduate program at SFU.
  5. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  6. The award application must include:
    1. Copies of all postsecondary transcripts
    2. One letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the nominee's academic work and public service record
  7. The award will be made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2015 / GESR087

Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship

By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Various programs
 
This award is intended for an entering student with a record of high academic performance and potential for significant contributions in their field of study. The award is paid over the first year of study. Students must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship is paid over three terms. One scholarship is normally awarded every two years subject to available funding.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. high academic performance
    2. potential for significant contribution to the recipient's field of study
    3. a Master's degree, or be in the process of completing a Master's degree and planning to enter a Doctoral program at Simon Fraser University. New students who began their graduate program in the Spring term (January 1) are also eligible to apply
    4. full-time registration in a Doctoral program at SFU once the student is receiving the award payments. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, the recipient must be taking at least 6 credits in order to hold the award
  3. Students must be nominated for this award by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted. The nomination must be accompanied by:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and/or a copy of the official transcript of the most recent Masters degree program
    2. two letters of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work and research potential
    3. a current curriculum vitae
  4. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: September 2021 / GPSR021

British Columbia Graduate Scholarships

By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Various Programs
 
For the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years only, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training provided one-time funding for competitive, merit-based graduate student scholarships. These awards are valued at $15,000 per year, with a one year minimum duration. Students must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

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Ministry Eligibility/Guidelines

As per the Ministry Program Guidelines, the core eligibility criteria for these awards is as follows:

  • Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Students must be undertaking degree programs at the graduate level.
  • Eligible degree programs will include both research-intensive and professional graduate programs, with an emphasis, but not exclusive focus, on disciplines related to Science, Technology, Trades, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship and Design.
  • Awards are NOT portable or transferable (ie., cannot be taken to another institution).

SFU Guidelines

These are entering awards, intended for recruitment and the start date must align with the incoming student’s graduate program start date (starting Fall 2019).

The BCGS will be paid as $5,000 per term for the first 3 terms.

BCGS award holders must apply for Tri-Agency awards, if eligible To assist with costs of relocating, SFU will provide a $5,000 Dean’s Graduate Fellowship to new incoming students receiving the BCGS (student who have not attended SFU previously).

Awards may be stackable; a student may receive a BCGS award as well as other scholarships but, must not exceed $60,000 funding limit per academic year (as of Fall 2021).

Additional Support for Indigenous Graduate Students

In support of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and the goal of increasing the number of Indigenous graduate students as outlined in the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework and Action Plan, The Ministry has requested that all BCGS institutions ensure Indigenous students are reflected in the BCGS program by ensuring 5 percent of BCGS scholarships are awarded to Indigenous students.

In full support of this request and in celebration of our growing Indigenous student population, SFU is happy to announce that we have exceeded this target.

Darcy and Karina Biagioni Family Graduate Scholarship

By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Various Programs
 
This award is intended to help attract the best and brightest graduate students to SFU by providing financial support to graduate students entering a masters or PhD program at SFU.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to help attract the best and brightest graduate students to SFU by providing financial support to graduate students entering a masters or PhD program at SFU.
  2. One scholarship will be granted annually in any term to a student who fulfils the following criteria:
    1. is accepted to and will be registered full-time in a masters or PhD program at SFU;
    2. has achieved excellent academic standing at the graduate level and, if applicable at the undergraduate level; and
    3. has demonstrated promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  3. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. A student may be granted the scholarship only once during their SFU academic career.
  5. Students must be nominated for the scholarship by the Graduate Program Chair of their academic unit. Nominations should be made through the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanies by:
    1. a nomination letter; and
    2. copies of all post-secondary transcripts.
  6. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

January 2021/GPSR109

Deloitte Graduate Entrance Scholarship in the Master of Financial Risk Management Program

By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Business (Master's of Finance)
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for full-time students entering the Master of Financial Risk Management Program. This student demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The Deloitte Graduate Entrance Scholarship in the Master of Financial Risk Management Program provides financial support to full-time students entering the Master of Financial Risk Management Program.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. Demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. Full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in the Master of Financial Risk Management Program
    3. Promise of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  3. Students must be nominated for the Deloitte Graduate Entrance Scholarship in the Master of Financial Risk Management Program by the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Beedie School of Business. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies and research
    3. a current curriculum vitae detailing employment experience
    4. a letter of nomination describing the applicant’s suitability as a candidate
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, and on the nomination from the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Beedie School of Business.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR085

Doreen Wilkinson Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Economics

By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Economics (Doctoral)
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student entering a doctoral program in the Department of Economics. This fund has been established to honour Doreen Wilkinson, Economics departmental assistant, friend and mentor to many.

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Terms of Reference

  1. This fund has been established to honour Doreen Wilkinson, Economics departmental assistant, friend and mentor to many. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student entering a doctoral program in Department of Economics.
  2. To receive the award payment, the student must be registered in a doctoral program in the Department of Economics.
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. Students must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of the Department of Economics. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post secondary transcripts
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR113

Dorothy Middler Thomas Graduate Entrance Scholarship in English

By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

English
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student entering a graduate program in the Department of English. Preference will be given to female students.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a graduate student entering a graduate program in the Department of English. When possible, preference will be given to female students.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. admission to Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Department of English
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed or actual program of studies
    3. two letters of reference
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendation of the Graduate Chair of the Department of English.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR094

Douglas Cole Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Cultural History

By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

History
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student entering into the Department of History with a research focus on cultural history.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize the academic merit of a graduate student entering the Department of History graduate program whose focus will be on cultural history. The scholarly work of the recipients of this scholarship, named after Douglas Cole, will hopefully reflect the values that he stood for as a scholar: the willingness to challenge received wisdom, the taking of innovative approaches, and the commitment to solid and careful research.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Department of History, with a focus on cultural history
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
    3. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
  5. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR096

Dr. Donald, Eleanor, and Laurie Rix Biotechnology Management of Technology MBA Graduate Entrance Scholarship

By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Business MOT/MBA (Biotechnology stream)
 
This award is intended for a student entering the MOT-MBA Program or the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program. Preference should still be given to students in the Biotechnology stream of the MOT-MBA program.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Dr. Donald, Eleanor, and Laurie Rix Biotechnology Management of Technology MBA Graduate Entrance Scholarship is to provide financial support for a student entering the Management of Technology MBA Program or the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program. Preference should still be given to students in the Biotechnology stream of the Management of Technology MBA program. 
  2. The Rix Entrance Scholarship is a two-term award.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence
    2. admission and registration in the Management of Technology MBA Graduate Program or the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program in the Beedie School of Business
    3. preference will be given to graduate students in the Biotechnology stream of the Management of Technology MBA program.
    4. promise of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. The student must be nominated for the award by the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Beedie School of Business. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a nomination letter
    2. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    4. one letter of reference from either a Faculty member or employer
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: September 2017 / GESR131

DuPont Graduate Entrance Scholarships in Chemistry

By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Chemistry
 
This annual entrance scholarship is intended to provide financial support for the top two entering graduate students in the Department of Chemistry.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The DuPont Endowment Fund supports two annual DuPont Graduate Entrance Scholarships in Chemistry to the top two entering graduate students in the Department of Chemistry.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Department of Chemistry
    2. scholastic and research achievements and potential
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. The student must be nominated for this award by the Chair of the Department of Chemistry. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include copies of all post-secondary transcripts.
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Chair of the Chemistry Department and on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2015 / GESR086

EMBA Alumni Annual Graduate Scholarship

By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value

Business
 
This award is intended for a student entering or enrolled in the EMBA program in the Beedie School of Business, who has demonstrated career progression and outstanding leadership or service to the community.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to attract and provide financial support for outstanding graduate students entering or enrolled in the EMBA program in the Beedie School of Business.
  2. The criteria for this award normally are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level, and if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. demonstrated career progression and potential for future career achievements
    3. demonstrated outstanding leadership or service to the community
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University.
  4. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a current CV detailing employment experience
    3. a letter of nomination
  5. The scholarship will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: August 2017 / GPSR019

Faculty of Science Graduate Entrance Scholarship

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Faculty of Science (Master's)
 
This award is intended for a graduate student coming to SFU from the University of the Fraser Valley and entering into a Master of Science program in the Faculty of Science. Students must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to attract and provide financial support for graduate students from the University of the Fraser Valley entering a Master of Science program in the Faculty of Science at SFU.
  2. The Faculty of Science Graduate Entrance Scholarship will be awarded annually.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a MSc program in Science
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. Application must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. concise outline of the proposed or actual program of studies
  6. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR098

Grace Woodsworth MacInnis Graduate Entrance Award

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GSWS
 
This award is intended to provide support to a student entering the graduate program in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. The Grace Woodsworth MacInnis Graduate Scholarship is valued at a portion of the earned income from the Endowment Fund.

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Terms of Reference

This award was established in honour of Grace Woodsworth MacInnis in recognition of her outstanding contribution as a Canadian parliamentarian and a pioneer woman in Canadian politics.

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide support to a student entering the graduate program in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University.
  2. The Grace Woodsworth MacInnis Graduate Scholarship is valued at a portion of the earned income from the Endowment Fund.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated scholarly promise
    2. engagement on behalf of women on campus and/or the wider community
    3. demonstrated financial need
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all postsecondary transcripts
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a concise statement of financial need
  6. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

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Revised: March 2012 / GESR091

Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Business Administration

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Business
 
This award is intended for a student entering or enrolled in the EMBA program in the Beedie School of Business, who has demonstrated career progression and outstanding leadership or service to the community.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student entering a graduate degree program in the Beedie School of Business.
  2. The Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Business Administration is a one-semester award valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. admittance at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Beedie School of Business.
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all postsecondary transcripts
    2. one letter of reference from an individual familiar with the applicant's professional or academic accomplishments
  6. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Faculty of Business Administration Graduate Program Committee, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: January 2017 / GESR092

Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Geography

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Geography
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student entering a graduate degree program in Department of Geography. The Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Geography is a one-semester award valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student entering a graduate degree program in the Department of Geography.
  2. The Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Geography is a one-semester award valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Department of Geography
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all postsecondary transcripts
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
  6. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Department of Geography Graduate Program Committee, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR090

Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Political Science

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Political Science
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student entering a graduate degree program in the Department of Political Science. The scholarship is a one-semester award valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student entering a graduate degree program in the Department of Political Science.
  2. The Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Political Science is a one-semester award valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Department of Political Science
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all postsecondary transcripts
    2. three letters of reference from faculty members familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies.
  6. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Department of Political Science Graduate Program Committee, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR089

Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship

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Various Programs
 
This award is intended for an entering graduate students who has a previous degree from within the Province of Quebec. The award is paid over the first two terms of study. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship is to encourage and facilitate the interchange of knowledge and ideas between the people of British Columbia and Quebec through graduate students from the Province of Quebec studying at Simon Fraser University.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program after completion of a previous degree at a university in the Province of Quebec
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
    4. full-time registration in a graduate program at SFU once the student is receiving the award payments
  3. Students must be nominated for this award by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted. The nomination must be accompanied by:
    1. a copy of the official transcript of the program completed at a university in the Province of Quebec
    2. two letters of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work and research potential
    3. a current curriculum vitae
  4. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: March 2017 / GESR011

Lillian Zimmerman Graduate Scholarship in Gerontology

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Gerontology (Master's)
 
This award is intended for a first-year graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in the Department of Gerontology, whose research is in the area of family and aging, gender, ethnicity, population aging, health and/or social policy.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Lillian Zimmerman Graduate Scholarship in Gerontology is to provide financial support for a graduate student pursuing a masters degree in the Department of Gerontology who is in his/her first year of study, and whose research is in the area of the family and aging, gender, ethnicity, population aging, health and/or social policy.
    Preference will be given to a female student.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration in the first year of study in the masters program in the Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University in the area of family and aging, gender, ethnicity, aging, health and/or social policy
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
  3. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies and where the goals of other award(s) are within the criteria of the Lillian Zimmerman Graduate Scholarship in the Department of Gerontology.
  4. The student must be nominated for this award by the Chair of the Department of Gerontology. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed or actual research project
    3. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work
    4. a letter by the applicant outlining his/her goals in pursuing this scholarship
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the recommendation of the Gerontology’s Graduate Program Committee.

Revised: September 2013 / GPSR047

Master of Pest Management Graduate Entrance Scholarship

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MPM
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student entering a graduate degree program leading to a Master of Pest Management.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student entering a graduate degree program leading to a Master of Pest Management.
  2. The Master of Pest Management Graduate Entrance Scholarship is valued at a portion of the earned income and will be awarded annually. One scholarship is available each year to a graduate student entering the Master of Pest Management Program, in the Department of Biological Sciences.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in Pest Management. A minimum CGPA of 3.00 is required.
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level.
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all postsecondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
    3. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s recent work
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR095

Meiyu Li Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Economics

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Economics
 
This scholarship is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more outstanding graduate students in the Department of Economics with preference given to an entering student.

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This fund was established to honour Meiyu Li, an outstanding PhD candidate who impressed all who knew her with her intelligence, generosity, enthusiasm and work ethic. Sadly, Meiyu passed away at the age of 27 in a car accident. During her studies at SFU, she was a recipent of various scholarships and hoped to one day give back to the university by establishing a scholarship on her own. With generous gifts from friends, family and the larger SFU community, the Meiyu Li Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Economics was established in 2020 to honour this wish.

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to one or more outstanding graduate students in the Department of Economics, with preference given to an entering student
  2. To receive the award payment, the student must:
    1. be registered full-time in a graduate program in the Department of Economics in the term of eligibility; AND
    2. demonstrated academic excellence in the most recent degree program completed or in their current degree program
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. Students must be nominated for the scholarship by the Economics Department Chair at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Nominations must made on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
    1. one copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program completed, and if applicable, one current, unofficial SFU transcript; AND
    2. a nomination letter describing the academic merits of the nominee.
  5. Upon nomination by Economics Department Chair at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; this scholarship will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Committee.
  6. Successful applicants will receive this award upon registration to the graduate program in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

April 2020 / GESR234

Meredith Kimball Graduate Entrance Scholarship

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GSWS
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for students pursuing full-time graduate study in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Meredith Kimball Graduate Entrance Scholarship is to attract and provide financial support for students pursuing graduate study in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.  
  2. The criteria for this scholarship are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
    3. promise of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. Students must be nominated for this award by the Chair of the Graduate Program, Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a copy of the nominee’s proposed outline of studies
    3. a letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

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Revised: February 2012 / GESR128

O.H. Sorila Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Philosophy

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Philosophy (M.A.)
 
This award is intended for students entering a Master of Arts program in the Department of Philosophy. Preference will be given to students who come from overseas but intend to return to their homeland at the end of their degree program.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student entering a Master of Arts program in the Department of Philosophy. Preference will be given to M.A. students who come from overseas but intend to return to their homeland at the end of their degree program.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in an M.A. program in Philosophy
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level.
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed or actual program of studies
    3. one letter of reference
    4. one letter from the applicant discussing his/her intention to return to the country of origin upon completion of their studies
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, on the recommendation of the Chair, Department of Philosophy.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR097

Peter Kennedy Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Economics

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Economics
 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more PhD graduate students in the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University who demonstrate academic excellence and promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research and the potential for significant contribution to the field of economics.
  2. The Peter Kennedy Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship recipients are eligible for renewal for the scholarship each year, contingent on their continued progress, for a maximum of four years of funding. If the scholarship holder no longer meets the eligibility requirements of the scholarship, a new recipient will be selected.
  3. One or more scholarships, each for up to four years, will be granted annually in any term to students who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. are registered at Simon Fraser University in the Doctoral program in the Department of Economics;
    2. have demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level and if applicable, at the undergraduate level; and
    3. have demonstrated promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  4. This entrance scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. Applications will be made and adjudicated via the Graduate Awards Application System managed by Graduate Studies, and must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of a current unofficial SFU transcript and/ or copies of the official transcript of the most recent post-secondary degree program;
    2. letters of reference from two faculty members familiar with the applicant's work and research potential work.
  6. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Graduate Program Chair, Department of Economics or their designate.

GESR244 / February 2021

Print Culture Entrance Scholarship

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English
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student entering a graduate program in the Department of English whose intended focus of study is print culture.

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Terms of Reference

  1. Awards will be made annually from a portion of the income earned from the endowment fund.
  2. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student entering the MA or PhD program in the Department of English whose intended focus of study is print culture. 
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
  5. The scholarship winner will be determined by the Graduate Committee of the Department of English.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the nomination of the Graduate Committee of the Department of English.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR190

Robert Hancock Dunham Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship in English

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English
 
This award is meant to provide financial support to entering graduate students in the Department of English. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the academic unit.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for student(s) entering a graduate degree MA or PhD program in the Department of English.
  2. The Robert Hancock Dunham Memorial Graduate Scholarship in English is valued at the earned income from the endowment.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Department of English
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. The student must be nominated for this award by the Chair of the Department of English. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a nomination letter
    2. copies of all postsecondary transcripts
    3. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the nominee's work
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, and on the recommendation of the Chair of the Department of English.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR088

Simons Foundation Doctoral Entrance Fellowship

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Various Doctoral Programs
 
This award is intended for an entering female PhD student whose research work has potential for significant contributions to society. The award value is paid over the first three terms of studies. Students do not apply for this award - they must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The Simons Foundation Doctoral Entrance Fellowship is targeted to a female student entering a Doctoral program at Simon Fraser University, whose research work has potential for significant contributions to society. New students who began their graduate program in the most current spring term (January) are also eligible for consideration.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level with particular emphasis on dedication to the subject matter
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the doctoral level
    3. the proposed thesis research topic must be of an applied nature with potential for significant contributions to society
    4. demonstrated understanding of the importance of the human dimension in the chosen field of research
  3. During the tenure of the award, the recipient must be registered full-time in a Doctoral program at Simon Fraser University. In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, students must be taking at least six credits to be eligible to hold the award.
  4. Students must be nominated for this award by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted. The nomination must be accompanied by:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and/or a copy of the official transcript of the most recent graduate program completed
    2. two letters of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work and research potential
    3. a concise description (one page) of the proposed or actual thesis research project
    4. a current curriculum vitae
  5. Departmental nominations are normally due to the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows.
  6. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: September 2021 / GESR012

Southam Inc. Graduate Entrance Scholarship in Publishing Studies

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Publishing
 
This award is meant to provide financial support for students entering the Master's of Publishing Program. Preference will be given to students who have experience in the publishing industry.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for students entering the Master's of Publishing Program
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability in research
    3. registration at Simon Fraser University in the Master's Program in Publishing Studies
    4. when possible, experience in the publishing industry
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Award Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR093

Thelma Finlayson Graduate Entrance Scholarships

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MPM
 
This award is meant to provide financial support for incoming graduate students pursuing a Master of Science degree in Master's of Pest Management program.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Thelma Finlayson Graduate Entrance Scholarship is to provide financial support for incoming graduate students pursuing a Master of Science degree in Master's of Pest Management program.
  2. The Thelma Finlayson Graduate Entrance Scholarships are valued at a portion of the earned income and will be awarded annually to incoming students. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level. A minimum CGPA of 3.00 is required
    2. full-time student enrolled in a graduate program in Biological Sciences pursuing Pest Management studies
    3. promise of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a concise outline of the proposed or actual research project
    2. two letters of reference from faculty members familiar with the applicant's work
    3. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, based on the recommendation of the Chair of Biological Sciences.

Revised: April 2017 / GPSR008

William F. and Ruth Baldwin Graduate Scholarship in History

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History
 
This award supports a student pursuing a graduate degree in British History in the Department of History. Preference will be given to incoming students.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in British History in the Department of History.
  2. The William F. and Ruth Baldwin Graduate Scholarship in History is paid over two terms and awarded preferentially to an incoming student.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Department of History
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  4. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR014