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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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BCAA Environmental Studies in Transportation Award

 
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

Community Education Impact Graduate Award

 
This award is intended to provide financial support and recognize a graduate student in the Faculty of Education, whose research has practical implication for a community in need.

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The Community Education Impact Endowment Fund was established in 2015 with generous gifts from Candy Ho and John Grant. Candy Ho and John Grant are proud alumni of SFU's Master of Education program in Educational Leadership, and credit their career and professional success to the MEd degree and the mentorship they have received while in the program. Since their MEd graduation, they have continued to bring their research capstone project to practice: John is currently leading the SFU Alumni Relations Office, and Candy is pursuing further graduate studies and engaging students through teaching career education.

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize a graduate student in the Faculty of Education, whose research has practical implication for a community in need.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in either a Master's or Doctoral program in the Faculty of Education;
    2. demonstrated academic and research excellence at the graduate level; and
    3. has completed research that has practical implications for a community in need.
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies. Application is made on the online Grad Awards, Application and Adjudication System (GA3) and must be accompanied by:
    1. copies of post-secondary transcripts;
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work; and
    3. one-page letter describing how their current research will impact communities in need and their commitment to conducting meaningful research beyond the completion of their degree.
  4. The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Dean, Faculty of Education.

July 2020 / GESR239

Craig Newell Memorial Mathematics Education Scholarship

 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a full-time student in the Faculty of Education, who is pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics education.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide financial support for graduate students at Simon Fraser University who are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a graduate degree in mathematics education. Preference will be given to a graduate student who is using philosophical approaches to engage new ways of thinking that are of practical relevance for improving the teaching and learning of mathematics.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Faculty of Education
    2. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate and the graduate level if applicable
    3. indication of interest in issues related to mathematics teaching and learning
    4. promise of outstanding achievement with particular emphasis on research ability and originality
  3. This award may be held in any term in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. Students will be nominated for this award by the Director, Graduate Programs, Faculty of Education. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. nomination letter describing the academic merits and potential of the nominee
    2. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    3. a concise outline of the intended program of studies
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, based upon the nomination of the Director of Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Education.

Revised: February 2012 / GESR169

Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation Annual Graduate Scholarship

 
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

Dr. M. Sheila O'Connell Graduate Publication Scholarship

 
This award is intended for a student pursuing a degree with a concentration on Children's Literature within the Faculty of Education or the Department of English, and working toward publication of a piece of children's literature.

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Terms of Reference
  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a graduate student pursuing a degree with a concentration on Children's Literature within the Faculty of Education or the Department of English, and working toward publication of a piece of children's literature.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Department of English or the Faculty of Education
    2. concentration on the field of Children's Literature and an intent to publish a piece of children's literature
    3. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level, and, if applicable, at the graduate level
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. The award application 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
    4. a proposal outlining the piece of children's literature and at least one short sample of the applicant's writing or a portfolio piece for children
  5. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  6. The Faculty of Education and the Department of English will forward all applications to the office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, and may each make no more than one positive recommendation for the award.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2015 / GESR073

Dr. M. Sheila O'Connell Graduate Scholarship in Children's Literature

 
This award is intended for a student pursuing a graduate degree in either Faculty of Education or the Department of English, specializing in Children's Literature.

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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 either Faculty of Education or the Department of English, specializing in Children's Literature.
  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 the Department of English or the Faculty of Education
    3. specialization in Children's Literature
  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 postsecondary transcripts
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
  5. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  6. The Faculty of Education and the Department of English will forward all applications to the office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, and may each make no more than one positive recommendation for the award.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2015 / GESR074

Ethel Barbara Tuck Graduate Scholarship in Education

 
This award is intended for a student pursuing a Master's degree in the Faculty of Education who is seeking improved skills in working with children or youth who experience reading difficulties.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support to a student pursuing a Master's degree in the Faculty of Education who is seeking improved skills in working with children or youth who experience reading difficulties.
  2. The Ethel Barbara Tuck Graduate Scholarship in Education is awarded annually and will be valued at a portion of earned income on 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. a Master's degree program registration at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Education with a focus on teaching children or youth experiencing reading difficulties
    3. intention to practice as a teacher specializing in remedial reading
  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 (unofficial copies are acceptable)
    2. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    3. a concise one-page outline of the proposed program of studies
  6. The completed recommendation 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: February 2012 / GESR082

Faculty of Education EdD Graduate Fellowship

 

This fellowship is intended for entering or continuing graduate students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) Program
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Terms of Reference

This fellowship is intended for entering or continuing graduate students in the EdD Program. This award can only be held within the first fifteen (15) terms of an EdD program. *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.*  Applicants are only eligible to receive up to a maximum of one full GF, or two partial GFs, during an academic year.

  1. To be eligible to hold an EdD Graduate Fellowship (GF), a student be registered as a full-time, regular (not "on-leave") student in an EdD program.
  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. Academic merit is based on grades, research ability, scholarship (publications and presentations), and progress in the graduate program. This is primarily a merit-based award; given equally qualified applicants, the potential impact of the award on an applicant’s scholarship will be taken into consideration. A recommendation from the Senior Supervisor, or the Senior Supervisor and the Co-Supervisor, is also required.
  3. Students will be eligible to hold a GF only during the first 15 terms of an EdD program. *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.*
  4. EdD GFs will be awarded in increments of 0.5 and 1.0. A partial GF (0.5) is valued at $3,500 and a full GF (1.0) is valued at $7,000. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to a maximum of one full GF, or two partial GFs, during the academic year (September 1 – August 31).
  5. EdD GF recipients are eligible to hold other scholarships funded from SFU sources.
  6. GF 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. If the total of the GF and other external support exceeds $50,000 per annum, the value of the GF will be reduced so that the total equals $50,000.
  7. Application is made through the Graduate Award, Application, and Adjudication System (GA3, https://gradawards.sfu.ca/). The application and any required documents/transcripts must be submitted online by the deadline.
  8. Awards are made by the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the recommendations of the EdD Program Committee.

Revised: November 2020 / GUSR008

Faculty of Education Graduate Scholarship

 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a full time master’s or doctoral student in the Faculty of Education. Students must be nominated by the Director, Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Education.

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Terms of Reference

The Faculty of Education Graduate Scholarship was established at Simon Fraser University in 2010 by the Faculty of Education Alumni.

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for students enrolled in a graduate program in the Faculty of Education.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the graduate level
    2. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in either a Master’s or Doctoral program in the Faculty of Education
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
  3. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. Students must be nominated by the Director, Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Education.  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 official transcript of the most recent degree program completed
    2. a nomination letter describing the merits of the nominee
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, based on the recommendation of the Director of the Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Education.

Revised: February 2012 / GPSR052

Graduate Fellowships

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

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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. If the total of the GF and other external support exceeds $50,000 per annum, the value of the GF will be reduced so that the total equals $50,000.
  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

International Reading Association Scholarship

 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a full-time graduate student pursuing studies in literacy education. The award application is made using the Graduate Awards Application System.

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Terms of Reference

  1. To be eligible to apply for this award, a person must be a full time graduate student pursuing studies in literacy education.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. scholarly merit
    2. potential for future contribution to the field of literacy education.
  3. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. a curriculum vitae
    3. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work
    4. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
  4. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the recommendation of Director of Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Education.

Revised: March 2017 / GESR004

IODE Seaman Morley Scott Memorial Graduate Scholarship

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 Referencee

  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

Knud George Pedersen International Graduate Students Fund Endowment

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

Kris Magnusson Emerging Leaders Graduate Award in Education

 
The award provides recognition to a graduate student in the Faculty of Education who has demonstrated leadership or been an advocate for positive change.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The Kris Magnusson Emerging Leaders Graduate Award in Education was established at Simon Fraser University in 2019 with generous gifts from friends and colleagues of Kris Magnusson in honour of his decade as Dean of Education.
  2. The award is intended to provide recognition to a graduate student in the Faculty of Education who has demonstrated leadership or been an advocate for positive change.
  3. At least one award, valued at a minimum of $1,500, will be granted annually in any term to a graduate student who meets the following criteria:
    1. is enrolled full time at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Education;
    2. is in good academic standing; and
    3. has demonstrated leadership and/ or advocacy for positive change.
  4. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a statement from the applicant describing their leadership or advocacy involvement; and
    2. a letter of reference from an individual who can verify the student's accomplishments and the impact of their role.
  5. The award will be granted by the Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on behalf of the Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies in Education.

Created December 2019

Lis Welch Graduate Scholarship in Education

This award is intended for a Master’s or Doctoral student in the Faculty of Education. 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 support for a student in a Master's or Doctoral program in the Faculty of Education.
  2. The Lis Welch Graduate Scholarship in Faculty of Education is valued at a portion of the earned income from the endowment fund.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level
    2. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Faculty of Education
    3. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research
    4. when possible, preference will be given to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  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. one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's work.
    3. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies.
  6. The completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the department of enrolment.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee based on the recommendation of the Director of Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Education.

Revised: June 2012 / GESR083

Macdonald Heaslip Graduate Award

 
This award is available to a former Macdonald Heaslip Undergraduate Scholarship holder entering or in their first year of graduate studies in the Faculty of Education. The recipient must have intent to work with young people through the K-12 system in Canada.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide funding to former Macdonald Heaslip Undergraduate Scholar entering or in their first year of graduate studies in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, who after graduation intend to work with young people through the K-12 system in Canada.
  2. This award will be awarded in the student's first year of graduate studies. The award is renewable for one additional year, as long as the recipient continues to be in good academic standing as indicated by a statement from their supervisor.
  3. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a full-time graduate program in the Faculty of Education.
    2. a former recipient of the Macdonald Heaslip Undergraduate Scholarship
  4. Preference will be given to students who are registered in a full-time graduate thesis-based program (MA or PhD) and do not have full-time professional employment.
  5. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by SFU or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  6. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript and copies of all post-secondary transcripts
    2. proof of being a former Macdonald Heaslip Undergraduate Scholar
    3. a summary outlining the student's intended plans to work with young people through the K-12 system in Canada, and indicate employment status during their study
  7. The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, based upon the nomination of the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Education.

Revised: April 2017/ GPSR070

Matthew Knott Memorial Graduate Award in Diving Safety

 
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

Maureen McBeath Graduate Scholarship

 
This award is intended to provide financial support for a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Education programs in the Faculty of Education.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to recognize and provide financial support for students enrolled in a graduate program in the Master of Education programs at SFU.
  2. One scholarship, valued at $1,000, will be granted annually in the fall term.
  3. The award will be offered to graduate students who fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
    1. demonstrated academic achievement in the most recent degree completed or in their current graduate program;
    2. promise of outstanding achievement at the graduate level;
    3. is enrolled part-time or full-time at Simon Fraser University in a Master of Education graduate program in the Faculty of Education; and
    4. is currently teaching while pursuing their graduate degree.
  4. The award application and/or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. current, unofficial SFU transcript and/or a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed; and
    2. one letter of reference from an SFU faculty member familiar with the applicant's achievements or from an employer.
  5. If a suitable candidate is not identified, the scholarship may be disbursed in a subsequent term or year.
  6. The completed application and all supporting documentation should be submitted via GA3, to be reviewed by the Director, Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Education.
  7. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, based on the recommendation of the Director of the Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Education.

Revised: February 2017 / GPSR079

Michael Stevenson Graduate Scholarship

 
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: April 2017 / GESR 181

President's PhD Scholarship

 
This award PhD students who have made excellent progress in their degree, and who have demonstrated academic excellence, substantial scholarly output and leadership early in their PhD program relative to their peers. Note that not all departments use this award.

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Terms of Reference

  1. A limited number of President’s PhD Scholarships are available annually and the award is currently valued at $7,000.
  2. To be eligible to hold a 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 good standing in the PhD program at Simon Fraser University.
  3. At the time of nomination, eligible students must have completed all departmental 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. Evaluation criteria includes: the extent to which PhD students have made excellent progress in their degrees, and have demonstrated academic excellence, substantial scholarly output and leadership early in their PhD programs relative to their peers.
  4. While there is no restriction on PS recipients receiving income for work performed during their tenure of the PS, given the intent of the award, recipients are expected to limit the number of hours worked weekly and restrict positions to those that are keeping with the spirit of the award.
  5. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a PS at the same time as the external award. Students holding a national award from SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC or their equivalent (ie. SFU Entrance Scholarship or a major international award) are ineligible to hold the PS award during the period that they are holding the other award.
  6. A PhD student must be nominated for the PS by the student’s senior supervisor whose nomination letter should address the evaluation criteria. Eligible students may not receive more than one PS during their doctoral program or have previously received a President’s Research Stipend award.
  7. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and is submitted to the department of enrolment by the deadline date. The application must be accompanied by a nomination letter from the senior supervisor.
  8. Awards are made on the recommendations of the academic unit’s Graduate Program Committee to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
  9. All awards are subject to SFU’s general graduate funding policies.

Robert Russell Family/First Nations Graduate Award

 
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

Rotary Club of Burnaby Scholarship

 
This award is meant to support graduate students in the Faculty of Education, who show scholarly merit and the advancement of education practice.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this annual award is to provide financial support for a student pursuing a graduate degree in education.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration at Simon Fraser University in a graduate program in the Faculty of Education.
    2. scholarly merit and the advancement of education practice
  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 transcripts of all post-secondary education
    2. curriculum vitae
    3. two letters of reference from faculty members familiar with the applicant's work
    4. 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: April 2017 / GESR079

Vancouver East Rotary Graduate Scholarship in Education (PhD)

 
This award is intended to provide financial support for full-time students enrolled in the PhD program in the Faculty of Education who demonstrates academic excellence.

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Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of the Vancouver East Rotary Graduate Scholarship in Education is to provide financial support for a student enrolled in the PhD program in the Faculty of Education.
  2. The criteria for this award are:
    1. demonstrated academic excellence;
    2. full-time registration at Simon Fraser University in the PhD program in the Faculty of Education.
  3.  This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  4. The award application or nomination is made using the Graduate Awards Application System and must include:
    1. a current, unofficial SFU transcript OR an official transcript from the most recent degree program at another post-secondary institution for a student just entering the PhD program at SFU
    2. a concise outline of the proposed program of studies
    3. a curriculum vitae summarizing scholastic achievements and work relevant to the aims of this scholarship
    4. one letter of reference from someone other than their supervisor who is familiar with the applicant’s research ability
  5. The award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Revised: April 2017 / GESR138

Waterhouse Graduate Fellowship in Organizational Change and Innovation

 
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

The William & Ada Isabelle Steel Memorial Scholarship

 
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 valued at approximately $17,000 per annum of which $15,000 is the scholarship portion and $2,000 is available for 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. If the total of the Steel Scholarship and the other support exceeds $50,000 per annum, the value of the Steel Scholarship will be reduced so that the total equals $50,000. 
  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.

Revised: April 2015 / GESR013