Internal + Donor Funded Awards

Computing Science

The following list contains Internal and Donor funded awards available to your academic unit. Click on the award name to read more about the award, including the full eligibility and requirements.

Award values
Awards values listed are approximations and vary in value and number depending on the terms of reference of the award, as well as the availability of funds. 

When to apply
Main award competitions are open in the spring, with student deadlines falling between March-June. Some departments may run subsequent competitions in later cycles with the student deadline usually falling in the second month of the term (October or February).

Deadlines posted in the Graduate Awards System supersede those posted elsewhere.

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How to Apply

Most awards listed below are applied for through the Graduate Awards Application System.

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Featured Graduate Student

  • Xuan is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research goal is to motivate people to contribute their data to help Machine Learning models make wise decisions while not losing too much of their privacy. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Chirong is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research interest focuses on data pricing. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Ankita is a Computing Science student working on making impactful data-driven decisions using Machine Learning.

  • Brandon is a master’s student who uses machine learning to derive explanations for database query results for his research. (NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Daniel is a postdoctoral fellow who is interested in developing new photonic quantum technologies to solve real-world problems.

  • Oliver is a PhD student who is researching on using AI to better diagnose disease and find new treatments. (NSERC Doctoral Award)

  • Zipan is a master's student focusing his research of PMP Big Data to acquire advanced knowledge and competencies of data acquisition from a variety of sources and their analysis.

  • Lydia is a doctoral Computing Science graduate, whose research focuses on enhancing personalized learning processes and experience.

  • Sebastian is focused on machine-learning applications for film and visual effects. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Ashish is a Computing Science master’s student working on multi-modal skin analysis with the help of machine learning methods.

  • Seyed is a Computing Science doctoral student researching problems related to computer vision and reinforcement learning.

  • Dr. Wang completed his School of Computing Science PhD from the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

  • Kathryn aims to devise new graph algorithms to solve computational problems.

  • Dr. Yang from the School of Computing Science invented a number of key algorithms for deploying viral marketing campaigns in social networks.

  • Fenggen's research focuses on how to analyze digital data and use computing for applications like image recognition and 3D shape organization.

  • Habib Daneshpajouh is a Computing Science Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

  • Nafiseh is a PhD student in Computer Science doing research in the field of bioinformatics.

  • Dr. Deng pushed the frontiers of computer vision and deep learning for his doctoral research in the School of Computing Science.

  • Rimika is a computing science PhD student researching the learning process behind web-resources to better support the learner. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Fangxin is a Computing Science PhD student. (Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship)

  • Dr. Brown used machine learning to improve understanding of infant brain structure and development to predict neurodevelopment outcomes.

  • Paige is a Computing Science doctoral student who is researching how robots can be used to preserve and teach minority languages.(NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship)

  • Kumar is a PhD student researching medical image analysis methods for dermatological applications, particularly, skin cancer detection. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Kasra is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences enabling data mining on massive networked data by leveraging graph theoretic insights to develop more efficient algorithms as well as parallelizing the workloads to take advantage of today's multi-core computers. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Anjali is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences exploring the design space of emerging technologies such as AR/Mixed Reality applications, Explainable AI, and design user-centered solutions that have the potential to enhance the usability, usefulness, and meaning of the technologies for end-users. (Special Grad Entrance Scholarship, GPS Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Fellowship)

  • Jiaqi is a Computing Science Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences interested in Computer Vision, 3D Scene Understanding, Machine Learning, and Robotics. (GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • Jens is a School of Computing Science Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research is in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, a subarea of Artificial Intelligence that studies how an agent's knowledge can be represented symbolically and subsequently manipulated through reasoning algorithms.

  • Dingyi's research interests include to path planning, machine learning, and robotic perception. (Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship)

  • Logan is using methods from machine learning to analyze, translate, and visualize ancient text corpora. (NSERC CGS Doctoral Scholarship)

  • Sami is researching is utilizing sonar data and video footage in machine learning tools to count salmon. (BC Graduate Scholarship)

  • Kaisong is a School of Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences dedicated to building faster database systems. (Graduate Fellowship)

  • Mohammad is a School of Computing Science doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences helping to improve robots' intelligence to be able to use them at home or shopping centers, etc. to make people's life easier. (Graduate Dean Entrance Scholarship)

  • Jingyan is a Computing Science Master's student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences studying big data techniques, big data programming, and data engineering. (Computing Science Graduate Fellowship)

  • Zhiyun is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences studying database and data mining. (GPS Graduate Fellowship)

  • Xinglu is a School of Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences who aims to improve the explanation of why algorithms make certain decisions and help the users establish trust with them. (Special Grad Entrance Scholarship, Graduate Fellowship)

  • Weina is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences developing clinical user-centric explainable AI techniques for medical imaging tasks. (Sulzer Pumps Graduate Scholarship)

  • Pedram is a Computing Science Doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose mission is to employ a vigorous theoretic backbone for everyday world problems through leveraging programming skills.

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SFU Funded Awards

Computing Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) By Application | Minimum $500 up to $9,000 Computing Science
 
The CSGF is awarded on criteria of academic merit, including grades and research ability. Demonstrated research ability may outweigh the grade point average criterion.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The School of Computing Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) is a one-term award valued at a minimum $500 and up to $9,000 for PhD students and selected MSc thesis students. CSGF may be awarded up to two times in an academic year.
  2. To be eligible to hold a CSGF, a student must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on-leave" or parttime") student and must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The CSGF is awarded on criteria of academic merit, including grades and research ability. Demonstrated research ability may outweigh the grade point average criterion.
  3. Recipients of a CSGF may accept scholarship support from other sources, but the total value of the support (external and internal scholarship, research assistantship, and teaching assistantship) may not exceed $60,000 per year.
  4. Students who began a PhD program prior to Fall 2021 will be eligible to receive CSGF support during the first fifteen (15) semesters of a PhD program, and students beginning after Fall 2021 will be eligible to receive CSGF support during the first twelve (12) semesters of a PhD program. Direct PhD Entry students are eligible to receive CSGF support during the first fifteen (15) semesters. For a student transferred from a Master's program to a PhD program, the semester of transfer will be regarded as the first semester in his/her PhD program in the above calculation. On-leave and part-time semesters do not count in the calculation of total semesters. For MSc Along the Way students, the initial PhD start term before the transfer counts in the calculation of total semesters.
  5. The CSGF is awarded to PhD students who meet Milestones Requirement.
  6. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendation of the School of Computing Science Graduate Committee.

Revised: July 2022 / GESR194

Computing Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) – Master of Science in Professional Computer Science (MPCS)
entrance award By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: $500 to $20,000
Computing Science
 
The Computing Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) for Professional Master’s Program (PMP) award is available to both Canadian citizens/permanent residents and international students. The award value is between $500 up to $20,000. This award is by nomination only.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The School of Computing Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) – Professional Master’s Program (PMP) is an award valued at a minimum $500 and up to $20,000 for PMP students.
  2. To be eligible to hold a CSGF, a student must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on-leave" or part-time") student and must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The CSGF is awarded on criteria of academic merit, for example the grade point average.
  3. Recipients of a CSGF may accept scholarship support from other sources, but the total value of the support (external and internal scholarship, research assistantship, and teaching assistantship) may not exceed $60,000 per year.
  4. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendation of the School of Computing Science PMP Committee.

Revised: August 2022

Faculty of Applied Sciences Graduate Fellowship nomination/Application set by program in graduate awards system | View Approx. Award Value Faculty of Applied Sciences
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for graduate students in the Faculty of Applied Sciences. Each FAS-GF is funded on a matching basis: half is funded by the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences; the other half, in the form of a research assistantship, is provided by the applicant's senior supervisor.

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Process note: Applicants submit the complete FAS-GF application package to their academic supervisor to guarantee FAS-GF matching funds, for further comment and their signature. Once these steps have been completed, the FAS-GF application and accompanying documents must be submitted by the departmental deadline to the Graduate Program Assistant/Secretary in the department of enrolment.

 

Terms of Reference

  • The Faculty of Applied Sciences Dean's Fund Graduate Fellowship (FAS-GF) is a merit-based award valued at $7,000 (effective Fall 2021).
  • This fellowship is available strictly on a matching funds basis: half of the fellowship will come from the Dean's Fund and the other half, in the form of a research assistantship, from the thesis supervisor.
  • To be eligible to hold a Faculty of Applied Sciences Dean's Fund Graduate Fellowship, a student must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on leave" or "part-time") student, and should normally have a firstclass (>3.5) grade point average. However, good standing in research ability may outweigh the grade point average criterion. A student may not be recommended for a FAS-GF while carrying a deferred grade.
  • Each school will advise applicants of the criteria of academic merit, based on grades, research ability and progress.
  • Recipients of the Faculty of Applied Sciences Dean's Fund Graduate Fellowship may accept scholarship support from other sources, but the total value of the support (external scholarships, internal scholarships and research assistantships) should not exceed $60,000 per year (effective Fall 2021).
  • There is no restriction on FAS-GF recipients receiving income for other work during the tenure of the FAS-GF, except as noted in Point 5. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a FAS-GF at the same time as the external award.
  • Students will normally be eligible to receive FAS-GF support during the first nine (9) semesters of a Master's program and during the first fifteen (15) semesters of a Ph.D. program. (Where a student transfers from a Master's program directly into a Ph.D. program, the first term registered in the Ph.D. program will be used to determine eligibility.)
  • Applicants may apply for and be recommended for one semester of support in each academic year (commencing in the Fall academic term).
  • Awards are made by the Senate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendation of each School’s Graduate Program Committee.
  • Application is made on the Graduate Award Application System.

Revised: February 2022

Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship Entrance Award By Nomination Only | Approx. Award Value: TBD Various Programs
 
The Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship (GDES) provides multi-year fundingto recruit exceptional incoming PhD domestic and international students. Students must be nominated by the Graduate Program Chair of their new academic unit. An IGES award offer replaces any GDES offer.

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

Graduate Fellowships nomination/Application set by program in graduate awards system | Approx. Award Value: TBD Various Programs
 
This award is intended for graduate students in full time research based programs. This award can only be held within the first nine (9) terms of a Master's program or the first fifteen (15) terms of a PhD program.

If your research has been impacted by COVID-19 making you ineligible for a Graduate Fellowship, we encourage you to speak to your academic unit and/or include an explanation within your application. Applications are reviewed at the graduate program level, prior to recommendations being sent to GPS.

Applicants are only eligible to receive up to a maximum of two full GFs, or four half GFs, during an academic year.

Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

  1. To be eligible to hold a Graduate Fellowship (GF), a student must be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on-leave") student in a Master’s or Doctoral program.  In programs where fees are assessed on a per-credit basis, students must be taking at least six credit hours to be eligible to receive a Graduate Fellowship. *Currently, we are waiving the number of terms that student can apply and/or hold the GF as long as their research has been impacted by COVID-19. This special arrangement is applicable for 3 terms: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. Student also needs to be approved by the Graduate Program Chair within their program before receiving the award.*
  2. Eligible students must have a minimum first-class (3.50) cumulative grade point average. In exceptional cases, other evidence of outstanding ability may outweigh this criterion. Since academic merit is the primary criterion for ranking eligible applicants, departments must notify all applicants in advance if additional criteria will be used.
  3. Students will be eligible to hold a GF only during the first 9 semesters of a Master's program and during the first 15 semesters of a Ph.D. program.
  4. Students who did not complete a Master's program before transferring into a PhD are eligible to hold the GF within the first 15 semesters of their PhD, from the PhD start date
  5. GFs will be awarded in increments of .5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0. A partial GF (.5) is valued at $3,500; a full GF (1.0) is valued at $7,000. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of two full GFs, or four partial GFs, during the academic year (September 1 – August 31).
  6. GF recipients are eligible to hold other scholarships funded from SFU sources.
  7. Graduate Fellowship recipients may accept other scholarship support from external funding 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 GF at the same time as the external award. Effective Fall 2021, if the total of the GF and other external support exceeds $60,000 per annum, the value of the GF will be reduced so that the total equals $60,000.
  8. There is no restriction on GF recipients receiving income for work performed during tenure of the GF.
  9. Application is made through the Graduate Award Application System.
  10. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendations of the Departmental Graduate Program Committee.

Revised: November 2020

Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship (IGES) Entrance Award 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. An IGES award offer replaces any GDES offer.

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

President's PhD Scholarship nomination/Application set by program in graduate awards system | Approx. Award Value: $7,000 Various Doctoral Programs
 
This award PhD students who have made excellent progress in their degree, completing all university and program requirements. This award is held during or before the student's 12th term. Not all programs use this award.

Program requirements and progress can be checked in the Academic Progress Report (APR) in goSFU.
Learn more about this award →
 

Terms of Reference

APR Access: Student instructions | Staff instructions

To be eligible to hold a President’s PhD Scholarship (PS), the applicant must have completed fewer than 12 terms of enrolment in the program and be registered as a full-time, regular (not “on-leave” or “part-time”) student in satisfactory/good standing in a PhD program at Simon Fraser University. Students who did not complete a Master's program before transferring into a PhD are eligible to hold the award within the first 12 terms of their PhD, from the PhD start date.

At the time of nomination, eligible students must have completed all program and university requirements for the degree (eg. courses, comprehensive or qualifying examinations), except the thesis and, in the case of students in the Clinical Psychology Program, the internship. Students may not receive more than one President’s PhD Scholarship during their PhD program.

Evaluation criteria includes:

  • the extent to which the student has made excellent progress
  • demonstrated academic excellence
  • scholarly output and leadership

Eligibility while holding other awards/sources of income:

  • Students holding a national award from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC or their equivalent (ie. SFU Entrance Scholarship or a major international award) are ineligible to hold the President’s PhD Scholarship at the same time.
  • Given the intent of the award, recipients are expected, but not required, to limit the number of hours worked weekly.

A PhD student must be nominated for the President’s PhD Scholarship and the nomination must include a reference by the student’s supervisor addressing the student’s progress, academic excellence, scholarly output and leadership.   

Awards are made on the recommendations of the academic unit’s Graduate Program Committee to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Provost International Fellowship (PIF) Entrance Award 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).

Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship Entrance Award 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

Andrew Petter Graduate Scholarship in Public Policy By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
 
This scholarship in intended to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students studying public policy.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students studying public policy.
  2. The eligibility criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate degree program with a focus on public policy;
    2. have achieved excellent academic standing at the graduate level or in the most recent degree program completed; and
    3. have demonstrated leadership 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. Applications will be made via the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) managed by Graduate Studies. Required documents include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript;
    2. letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work; and
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship.
  5. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and social sciences or her/his designate.

July 2020 / GPSR105

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students studying public policy.
  2. The eligibility criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate degree program with a focus on public policy;
    2. have achieved excellent academic standing at the graduate level or in the most recent degree program completed; and
    3. have demonstrated leadership 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. Applications will be made via the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) managed by Graduate Studies. Required documents include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript;
    2. letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work; and
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship.
  5. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and social sciences or her/his designate.

July 2020 / GPSR105

Arthur and Ancie Fouks Graduate Entrance Award in Public Service Entrance Award 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.

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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

Backwater Industries / Eduard Jost Sr. & Jr. Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value ENSC, CMPT, MSE, SIAT
 
This scholarship is intended to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.

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The Backwater Industries/Eduard Jost Sr. & Jr. Graduate Scholarship was established in 1989 with a gift of $10,000 to the University’s capital campaign, and in support of the Ebco/Eppich Chair in Expert Systems.

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.
  2. The Backwater Industries/Eduard Jost Sr. & Jr. Graduate Scholarship is a one-term award valued at $700 and tenable in the Spring term. One scholarship will be awarded each year subject to the availability of funds in 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 Intelligent Systems
    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 post-secondary transcripts
    2. a brief outline of the proposed research
  6. The completed nomination 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: September 2017 / GESR022

BCAA Environmental Studies in Transportation Award By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
 
This award is intended to support a graduate student whose thesis research is related to the study of land-based transportation systems and their relationship to, and improvement of, the environment.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding academic performance by a graduate student whose thesis research is related to the study of land-based transportation systems and their relationship to, and improvement of, the environment.
  2. The BCAA Environmental Studies in Transportation Award is a one-term award equal to the net income from the endowment fund.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on research related to the study of land-based transportation systems and their relationship to, and improvement of, the environment.
  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 Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR052

Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship Entrance Award 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

The Biagioni Family Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship Entrance Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to an Indigenous graduate student in any faculty who demonstrates academic excellence and promise of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to an Indigenous graduate student in any faculty who demonstrates academic excellence and promise of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  2. Tenure for the Biagioni Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship is two years at the Master’s level and four years at the Doctoral level.
  3. During tenure of the Biagioni Family Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship, the recipient must be registered full-time in a thesis based graduate program at Simon Fraser University.
  4. One scholarship, will be granted annually in any term to an entering Indigenous student who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. Canadian citizenship and Indigenous ancestry;
    2. accepted to and will be registered full-time in a thesis-based Masters or PhD program at SFU;
    3. has demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and promise of outstanding achievement; and
    4. has demonstrated promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
  5. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  6. Students must be nominated for the scholarship by the Graduate Program Chair of their academic unit.
  7. Nominations should be made through the Graduate Award Adjudication System and must be accompanied by the following documents:
    1. a nomination letter; and
    2. copies of all postsecondary transcripts
  8. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee after a University-wide competition in which Departmental nominations are considered.

February 2022/ GPSR115

Borden Ladner Gervais Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value ENSC, CMPT, MSE, SIAT
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.

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The Borden Ladner Gervais Graduate Scholarship was established in 1989 with a gift of $20,000 to the University's capital campaign, and in support of the Ebco/Eppich Chair in Expert Systems. Up to 2001, it was called The Ladner Downs Graduate Scholarship in Expert Systems.

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.
  2. The Borden Ladner Gervais Graduate Scholarship is a one-term award of $1,000, tenable in the Spring term. Two scholarships will be awarded each year subject to the availability of funds in 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 Intelligent Systems
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
    4. preference to applicants who have interest in studying deductive databases, particularly as might find application in the law and administration of justice. Where no such candidate is identified, disbursement of the award will be at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Applied Sciences
  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 post-secondary transcripts
    2. a brief outline of the proposed research
  6. The completed nomination 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: September 2017 / GESR026

Brian J. Blaha Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Computing Science By Application | View Approx. Award Value Computing Science
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student pursuing a Master’s or PhD in the School of Computing Science who demonstrates academic and research excellence at the graduate level with emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.

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Peter Cheung, a SFU alumnus, established this scholarship in Computing Science in memory of Brian Blaha.

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support to a student pursuing a Master’s or PhD in the School of Computing Science.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a Masters or PhD program in Computing Science
    2. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the graduate level with 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. a current, unofficial SFU transcript
    2. a concise description (one page or less) of the proposed or actual thesis research project
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship (planning-related activities, organizations or involvement)
    4. two letters of reference: one letter of reference from the student’s supervisor and the second letter of reference from someone other than the supervisor who is familiar with the applicant’s research and planning activities
  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, upon the recommendation of the Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Computing Science.

Revised: April 2015 / GESR194

Century 21 Charlwood Family Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value ENSC, CMPT, MSE, SIAT
 
This award is meant to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.

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Note: This award is part of the Ebco/Eppich award competition, which runs in late September/Early October each year.

The Century 21 Charlwood Family Graduate Scholarship was established in 1989 with a gift of $10,000 to the University’s capital campaign, and in support of the Ebco/Eppich Chair in Expert Systems.

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.
  2. The Century 21 Charlwood Family Graduate Scholarship is a one-term award valued at $700 and tenable in the Spring term. One scholarship will be awarded each year subject to the availability of funds in 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 Intelligent Systems
    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 post-secondary transcripts
    2. a brief outline of the proposed research
  6. The completed nomination 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: September 2017 / GESR028

Clark Wilson LLP Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value ENSC, CMPT, MSE, SIAT
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.

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Note: This award is part of the Ebco/Eppich award competition, which runs in late September/Early October each year.

The Clark Wilson LLP Graduate Scholarship was established in 1989 with a gift of $20,000 to the University’s capital campaign, and in support of the Ebco/Eppich Chair in Expert Systems.

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.
  2. The Clark Wilson LLP Graduate Scholarship is a one-term award valued at $1,400 and tenable in the Spring term. One scholarship will be awarded each year subject to the availability of funds in 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 Intelligent Systems;
    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 post-secondary transcripts
    2. a brief outline of the proposed research
  6. The completed nomination 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: Sept 2017 / GESR029

British Columbia Graduate Scholarships Entrance Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
 
For the 2022-2023 academic year 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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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.
  • The BCGS is valued at $15,000 ($5,000/term for the first 3 terms).
  • BCGS award holders must apply for Tri-Agency awards, if eligible.
  • 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.

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.

Darcy and Karina Biagioni Family Graduate Scholarship Entrance Award 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.

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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

D.E. Clark Annual Graduate Award in Computing Science By Application | View Approx. Award Value Computing Science
 
This award is intended to recognize and provide funding to a graduate student who has demonstrated positive contributions to the Women in Computing Science (WICS) student group including leadership, volunteerism, and/or ambassadorship to the external community.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide funding to a graduate student who has demonstrated positive contributions to the Women in Computing Science (WICS) student group including leadership, volunteerism, and/or ambassadorship to the external community.
  2. The award will be offered to a graduate student who fulfills the following eligibility criteria:
    1. registered full-time in a Computing Science MSc Thesis or PhD Graduate Program
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level
    3. demonstrated commitment through community or volunteer service to the goals of WICS at SFU
  3. Preference will be given to a female student who is or was in a leadership role as a member of the WICS Executive for more than a one-year period.
  4. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and/or copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a letter from the WICS faculty supervisor verifying the applicant's involvement with WICS
  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, upon the nomination of the Director, Computing Science.

Revised: April 2017 / GPSR067

DBMiner Graduate Scholarship in Computing Science By Application | View Approx. Award Value Computing Science
This award is intended to provide financial support for a graduate student in the School of Computing Science. When possible, preference will be to award graduate students working in the fields of database or data mining. Preference will be given to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student in a graduate program in School of Computing Science. When possible, preference will be to award graduate students working in the fields of database or data mining.
  2. The eligibility criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level
    2. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the School of Computing Science
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level, with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
    4. where possible, preference will be given to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  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. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work
    3. a concise outline of the proposed thesis
  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 / GESR137

Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
 
This award is intended to recognize and reward an outstanding student pursuing a graduate degree, whose field of study is of benefit to the South Asian community and pertains to South Asian history, culture, politics, or diaspora.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship is to recognize and reward an outstanding student pursuing a graduate degree, whose field of study is of benefit to the South Asian community and pertains to South Asian history, culture, politics, or diaspora.
  2. One scholarship will be awarded each year.
  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
    3. demonstrated research focus on a topic of benefit to the South Asian community and related to the areas of South Asian history, culture, politics or diaspora
  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 is made on the Graduate Awards Application System and must be accompanied by:
    1. a concise description (one page or less) of the proposed or actual thesis research project
    2. curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    3. two letters of reference: one letter of reference from the student's supervisor confirming the student's research focus on South Asian history, culture, politics, or diaspora, and a second letter of reference from someone other than the supervisor who is familiar with the applicant's research abilities
    4. a current unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed
  6. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  7. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GPSR057

Flight 752 Graduate Memorial Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
 
This scholarship is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students in any Faculty who are pursuing a graduate degree at Simon Fraser University. Applicants must have contributed to the advancement of Persian culture and the Iranian community through volunteerism or research in Canada or in the applicant's country of origin.

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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 any Faculty who are pursuing a graduate degree at Simon Fraser University.
  2. One scholarship will be granted annually, in any term, to a student who fulfills the following criteria:
    1. is registered at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in any faculty;
    2. has demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate or undergraduate level;
    3. shows promise of originality and creativity in research; and
    4. has contributed to the advancement of Persian culture and the Iranian community through volunteerism or research in Canada or in the applicant's country of origin.
  3. Preference will be given to an entering student.
  4. This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  5. Applications will be adjudicated via the Graduate Awards, Application and Adjudication System  (GA3) managed by Graduate Studies, and must be accompanied by:
    1. a current, unofficial transcript or a copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program completed;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work;
    3. a current curriculum vitae; and
    4. a one-page statement outlining the applicant's contributions to the advancement of Persian culture and the Iranian community through volunteerism or research.
  6. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

May 2021 / GPSR110

Franklin D. & Helen K. Van Pykstra Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value ENSC, CMPT, MSE, SIAT
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for outstanding students, preferably to those who have a permanent disability, and are pursuing a graduate degree in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for outstanding students, preferably to those who have a permanent disability, who are pursuing a graduate degree in the Faculty of Applied Sciences. 
  2. One scholarship will be awarded each year subject to the availability of funds in 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 Applied Sciences
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
    4. preference will be given to physically disabled students, and/or to students in the Management and Systems Science Program.
  4. The student must be nominated for this award by the Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences.
  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. a brief personal statement addressing the aims of the scholarship
    3. a brief outline of the proposed research
  6. The completed nomination and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrollment.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: Sept 2017 / GESR033

Graduate Prize in Computing Science By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value Computing Science
 
This one-term award is intended is to provide financial support and to recognize the top graduate student in the School of Computing Science. The student must be nominated for this award by the Director of the School of Computing Science.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize the top graduate student in the School of Computing Science.
  2. The Graduate Prize in Computing Science is a one-term award valued at the earned income from the endowment fund.
  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 Director of the School of Computing Science. The nomination must be accompanied by copies of all post-secondary transcripts.
  5. The prize will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination received from the Director of the School of Computing Science.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR119

Hargreaves Scholarship in Science and Applied Sciences By Application | View Approx. Award Value Faculty of Science, FAS
This award is intended for a student pursuing a graduate degree in Science or Applied Sciences whose research will contribute to growth companies in the British Columbia technology sector. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in Science or Applied Sciences whose research will contribute to the technology sector in British Columbia.
  2. One scholarship, valued at a minimum of $1,500, will be awarded annually to a student who fulfills the following criteria:
    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 Faculty of Applied Sciences or the Faculty of Science;
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research;
    4. is undertaking research that will address issues of importance to growth companies in the British Columbia technology sector; and
    5. is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  3. The scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards made by SFU or other agencies, where permitted by those agencies.
  4. Multiple scholarships may be distributed if undisbursed funds have been carried forward from a prior year or term.
  5. The award application is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript;
    2. a concise description (one page) of the student's research program including a description of the research implications for a British Columbia technology firm or the BC technology sector in general; and
    3. a letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's academic achievements and experience.
  6. The completed application and all supporting documentation must be received by the Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences. 
  7. The scholarship will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee. 

Revised: April 2019 / GESR229

Helmut and Hugo Eppich Family Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value ENSC, CMPT, MSE, SIAT
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.

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Note: this award is part of the Ebco/Eppich award competition, which runs in late September/Early October each year.

The Helmut and Hugo Eppich Family Endowment Fund was established in 2013 through an amalgamation of existing endowment funds, all of which were first established in 1989 by generous donations from various individuals and organizations in support of the Ebco/Eppich Chair in Expert Systems. The amalgamated endowment fund now supports the Helmut and Hugo Eppich Family Graduate Scholarships.

Terms of Reference 

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.
  2. The Helmut and Hugo Eppich Family Graduate Scholarship, valued at a minimum of $1,000 will be awarded annually from the income earned from the endowment fund. Multiple scholarships may be granted and/or the value of the scholarship may be increased in increments of $500. This is normally awarded in the spring term.
  3. The criteria for this scholarship 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 Intelligent Systems
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  4. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    2. a statement as to why the students work is relevant to this scholarship
    3. if applicable, a list of any papers the student may have published
  5. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the Department of enrolment.
  6. The student must be nominated for this award by the Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences or designate.
  7. 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 Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences or designate.

Revised: September 2017 / GESR188

IODE Seaman Morley Scott Memorial Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
This memorial graduate scholarship award is intended to provide financial support for a female graduate student who is Canadian citizen and has a CGPA above 3.50.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The eligibility criteria for this award are:
    1. female Canadian citizen
    2. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program
    3. cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5
  2. 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 program of studies
    3. a curriculum vitae
    4. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
  3. The completed application and supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  4. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR067

Kaltenegger Family Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value ENSC, CMPT, MSE, SIAT
 
This scholarship is intended to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.

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Note: this award is part of the Ebco/Eppich award competition, which runs in late September/Early October each year.

The Kaltenegger Family Graduate Scholarship was established in 1989 with a gift of $5,000 (matched by Ebco Industries Limited) to the University’s capital campaign, and in support of the Ebco/Eppich Chair in Expert Systems.

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.
  2. The Kaltenegger Family Graduate Scholarship is a one-term award that is tenable in the Spring term. One scholarship will be awarded each year subject to the availability of funds in 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 Intelligent Systems
    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 post-secondary transcripts
    2. a brief outline of the proposed research
  6. The completed nomination 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: September 2017 / GESR040

Knud George Pedersen International Graduate Students Fund Endowment By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
The purpose is to provide support for international graduate students with unforeseen or unmet expenses and may also support programs and initiatives designed to enhance the educational experience for international graduate students.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose is to provide support for international graduate students with unforeseen or unmet expenses and may also support programs and initiatives designed to enhance the educational experience for international graduate students. Expenditure amount and type will be at the discretion of the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or their designate.
  2. Eligible student expenses may include but are not limited to:
    - funding for personal expenses such as food and rent;
    - travel expenses for family emergencies;
    - travel expenses for education purposes such as conferences; and
    - registration fees for conferences and workshops.
  3. To be eligible for this award, students must:
    1. be designated as international students; and
    2. be enrolled either full-time or part-time in a graduate program at SFU.
  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 application will be made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must be accompanied by:
    1. a copy of the SFU transcript; and
    2. statement of financial need.
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

October 2020 / GESR240

Kruger Products Bicultural Graduate Entrance Fellowship Entrance Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value 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

Lang Wong Memorial Endowment Scholarship in Engineering By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs in FAS
 
NOTE: Faculty of Applied Science students must apply through the School of Engineering Science in GA3. This award is intended to provide financial support for a student enrolled in either the School of Engineering Science (MEng) or Applied Science (MASc) or PhD graduate program with one term completed.

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This scholarship is funded in the memory of Lang Wong by the Lang Wong Memorial Endowment Fund with generous contributions from his family, friends and colleagues. Mr. Wong was a Canadian who devoted over 50 years of his life to the cause of international development, primarily in Asia, through service with the United Nations and its member agencies, the Canadian government, the International Development Research Centre and the Ford Foundation.

Terms of Reference

  1. To be eligible to apply for this award, a person must be enrolled in either the School of Engineering Science (MEng) or Applied Science (MASc) or PhD graduate program with one term completed.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. strong academic record; normally a first-class grade point average; and
    2. international student.
  3. Applications will be made on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3). For this award application, applicants must select ‘Engineering Science’ in the GA3 application’s Department drop box. Applications must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of all post secondary transcripts;
    2. two confidential letters of reference; and
    3. concise outline of the proposed program of studies.
  4. 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 School of Engineering Science Graduate Studies Committee.

Revised: March 2017 / GESR006

Matthew Knott Memorial Graduate Award in Diving Safety By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a full-time graduate student pursuing research in diving physiology, diver safety or dive equipment design.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and provide financial support to graduate students enrolled full-time in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University who are pursuing research in diving physiology, diver safety or dive equipment design.
  2. One award normally will be offered annually to a graduate student who fulfills the following eligibility criteria:
    1. is registered full-time in a graduate program at SFU
    2. has demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level
    3. is pursuing research in diving physiology, diver safety or dive equipment design
  3. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a copy of the post-secondary transcript
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a one page research summary of the applicant's research noting how it relates to research in diving physiology, diver safety or dive equipment design
  4. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Dean, or her designate, Faculty of Science.

Revised: May 2017 / GPSR084

Michael Geller Graduate Scholarship in Urban Development By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support for an outstanding Master’s or PhD student whose research is in urban development.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Michael Geller Graduate Scholarship in Urban Development is to provide financial support to a Master’s or PhD student whose research is in urban development.
  2. The Michael Geller Graduate Scholarship is a one-term award valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program
    2. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the post-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. a current, unofficial SFU transcript OR an official transcript from the most recent degree program at another post-secondary institution
    2. a concise description (one page or less) of the proposed or actual thesis research project
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholarship achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    4. two letters of reference: one letter of reference from the student’s supervisor and a second letter of reference from someone other than the supervisor who is familiar with the applicant’s research abilities
  6. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR142

Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Doctoral Programs
 
This award is intended for a student enrolled in a doctoral program who has demonstrated research excellence at the postgraduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for students enrolled in a doctoral program at Simon Fraser University.
  2. The Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship is a three-term award and it is tenable during three consecutive academic terms in Fall, Spring, and Summer.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level
    2. full-time registration in a doctoral program in any Faculty at SFU
    3. demonstrated research excellence at the postgraduate 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. current, unofficial SFU transcript and a copy of the official transcript of the most recent degree program complete
    2. resume summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    3. letter of reference from the student’s senior supervisor describing the candidate’s research abilities
  6. Student applications are normally accepted at the departmental level. One nomination from each Department is submitted to Graduate Studies and forwarded to the Faculty offices.
  7. The selection of a successful candidate(s) in each Faculty will be made by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee from the departmental nominations received. One nomination from each Faculty Dean will be forwarded to Graduate Studies, who will make the final selection from among the Faculty nominations received, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: September 2021 / GESR 181

Pacific Metals / Leon Lotzkar Memorial Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value ENSC, CMPT, MSE, SIAT
 
This award is meant to support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.

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Note: this award is part of the Ebco/Eppich award competition, which runs in late September/Early October each year.

The Pacific Metals/Leon Lotzkar Memorial Graduate Scholarship was established in 1990 with a gift of $10,000 to the University’s capital campaign, and in support of the Ebco/Eppich Chair in Expert Systems. The gift was given in memory of Leon Lotzkar of Pacific Metals Ltd.

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.
  2. The Pacific Metals/Leon Lotzkar Memorial Graduate Scholarship is a one-term award valued at $700 and tenable in the Spring term. One scholarship will be awarded each year subject to the availability of funds in 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 Intelligent Systems
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
    4. a demonstrated record of involvement in activities related to recycling and/or environmental preservation or improvements; and/or have been in a course of study or research related to recycling and/or environmental preservation or improvement.
  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. a brief outline of the proposed research
  6. The completed nomination 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: September 2017 / GESR044

Ralph M. Howatt Family Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value ENSC, CMPT, MSE, SIAT
 
This award is intended for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems, with a particular interest in Shell Development.

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Note: this award is part of the Ebco/Eppich award competition, which runs in late September/Early October each year.

The Ralph M. Howatt Family Graduate Scholarship was established in 1989 with a gift of $5,000 (matched by Ebco Industries Limited) to the University’s capital campaign, and in support of the Ebco/Eppich Chair in Expert Systems.

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems, with a particular interest in Shell Development. Should there be no candidate able to pursue that specific aspect of intelligent systems, the award may be otherwise directed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Applied Sciences.
  2. This is a one-term award valued at approximately $700 and tenable in the Spring term. One scholarship will be awarded each year subject to the availability of funds in 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 Intelligent Systems
    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. a brief outline of the proposed research
  6. The completed nomination 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: September 2017 / GESR045

Robar Industries Ltd. Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value ENSC, CMPT, MSE, SIAT
 
This award is intended for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.

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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 research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.
  2. The Praxair Inc. Graduate Scholarship is a one-term award that is tenable in the Spring term. One scholarship will be awarded each year subject to the availability of funds in 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 Intelligent Systems
    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. a brief outline of the proposed research
  6. The completed nomination 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: Sept2017 / GESR046

Robert Russell Family/First Nations Graduate Award By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
 
This award provides support for an entering or current First Nations or Aboriginal graduate student pursuing studies in the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

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Terms of Reference

The purpose of the Robert Russell Family/First Nations Graduate Award is to provide financial support for a First Nations or Aboriginal graduate student who is entering or pursuing graduate studies in the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

  1. The Robert Russell Family/First Nations Graduate Award is valued at a portion of the earned income and will be awarded annually.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. aboriginal student (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit)
  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 research project
    3. two letters of reference from faculty members familiar with the applicant's scholarly work and academic background
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR126

SFU Alumni Association Graduate Entrance Scholarship Entrance Award 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.

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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

Simons Foundation Doctoral Entrance Fellowship Entrance Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value 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

Sulzer (Bingham) Pumps Inc. Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value Faculty of Science, FAS
 
This award supports a graduate student in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Applied Science. Preference will be given to applicants who are sons, daughters or legal dependants of Sulzer Pumps Inc. employees.

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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 the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Applied Science.
  2. 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 either a Science or Applied Science graduate program
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, graduate level
    4. preference will be given to applicants who are sons, daughters or legal dependants of Sulzer Pumps Inc. employees, but where no such candidate is identified, disbursement of the award will be at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies
  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 from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s recent work
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017/ GESR081

University of Central Asia – Simon Fraser University Graduate Exchange Award By Nomination Only | View Approx. Award Value FAS
 
This award is intended to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students nominated by the University of Central Asia and accepted to a master’s or doctoral program in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support to one or more graduate students nominated by the University of Central Asia and accepted to a master’s or doctoral program in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University.
  2. One or more awards will be granted annually to University of Central Asia students on exchange to Simon Fraser University who fulfill the following criteria:
    1. are registered full-time in a master’s or doctoral program in the Faculty of Applied Sciences;
    2. have demonstrated academic excellence in the most recent degree program completed or in their current graduate program; and
    3. whose work exhibits outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on intellectual ability and originality.
  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 award by the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Applied Sciences, following the university’s regular nomination process for such awards. The nomination should be made through the Graduate Awards Adjudication System and must be accompanied by:
    1. a nomination letter from the University of Central Asia; and
    2. copies of all post-secondary transcripts.
  5. The award will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

July 2021 / GPSR112

Waterhouse Graduate Fellowship in Organizational Change and Innovation By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a graduate student whose research focus is on organizational change and innovation.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide financial support for a graduate student whose research focuses is on organizational change and innovation.
  2. The Fellowship is an annual award, disbursed over two terms in the Fall and Spring. Its value is subject to the income earned from its endowment fund and will increase as the endowment grows.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    3. indication of interest in issues related to innovation and change management
    4. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on research ability and originality
  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, for the first year graduate student, or a current unofficial SFU transcript, for students past their first year of graduate study
    2. a concise outline of the proposed or actual program of studies pertaining to sustainability, organizational change and innovation
    3. two confidential letters of reference
  6. The final selection of a candidate for the award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR159

Westak International Sales, Inc. Graduate Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value ENSC, CMPT, MSE, SIAT
 
The Westak International Sales, Inc. Graduate Scholarship is meant to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.

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Note: this award is part of the Ebco/Eppich award competition, which runs in late September/Early October each year.

The Westak International Sales, Inc. Graduate Scholarship was established in 1989 with a gift of $10,000 to the University’s capital campaign, and in support of the Ebco/Eppich Chair in Expert Systems.

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in research relevant to the area of Intelligent Systems.
  2. The Westak International Sales, Inc. Graduate Scholarship is a one-term award that is tenable in the Spring term. One scholarship will be awarded each year subject to the availability of funds in 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 Intelligent Systems
    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. a brief outline of the proposed research
  6. The completed nomination 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: Sept 2017 / GESR047

The William & Ada Isabelle Steel Memorial Scholarship By Application | View Approx. Award Value Various Programs
 
This award is intended to support a graduate student who is engaged in, or planning to engage in, research which requires work outside the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The William and Ada Isabelle Steel Memorial Graduate Scholarship is intended to support travel, accommodation, and related research expenses. One scholarship is awarded per year.
  2. To be eligible to apply, a student must:
    1. be enrolled in a graduate program at Simon Fraser University
    2. be engaged in, or planning to engage in, research which requires work outside the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
  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. This award is paid over three consecutive terms starting in the Fall term.
  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" or "part-time" for one term, a deferment of the scholarship should be requested by writing to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Permission will be granted in exceptional circumstances only.
  6. The Steel Scholarship recipient may accept other scholarship support from external sources and/or from awards administered by SFU. Effective Fall 2021, if the total of the Steel Scholarship and the other support exceeds $60,000 per annum, the value of the Steel Scholarship will be reduced so that the total equals $60,000. 
  7. The Steel Memorial Graduate Scholarship is intended to provide students with a period of time that they can devote largely to graduate studies and research. Departments may build this principle into their criteria for awarding this scholarship. There is no restriction on Steel Scholarship recipients receiving income for other work during the tenure of the scholarship, except as noted in Point 6. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a scholarship at the same time as the external award.
  8. The award is made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee after a University-wide competition in which departmental recommendations are considered.
  9. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. SFU transcript
    2. Autobiographical sketch and statement of research interests and goals
    3. List of scholarly publications
    4. List of other scholarship or financial support held or applied for.
    5. Three letters of reference from Faculty members familiar with the student's academic and research potential.
    6. A current curriculum vitae

Revised: September 2021 / GESR013