SFSS & WUSC Undergraduate Award for Refugee Students

Application Period:
November 20 - December 9, 2022

Application and Supporting Documents Deadline:
December 9, 2022  |  4 PM (PT)

Value: $10,000 CAD

Number of awards: 1

Citizenship: protected convention refugee (must be Canadian permanent resident or Canadian citizen)

The Simon Fraser Student Society & WUSC Undergraduate Award for Refugee Students was established at Simon Fraser University in 2022 with a generous five-year commitment from the Simon Fraser Student Society. 

Purpose

The award is intended to provide funding assistance to students who have demonstrated community service within an organization of benefit to the refugee community.

Value

The number of awards: 1, valued at 10,000 CND, will be granted annually to a full-time undergraduate protected convention refugee student who must be a Canadian permanent resident or a Canadian citizen.

Eligibility

To be eligible, a student must:

·        Identify as a protected convention refugee and have been granted Canadian permanent residency through one of two channels;

  • First-generation resettled refugee - a person who has fled their country, is temporarily in a second country and then is offered a permanent home in a third country. Refugees resettled to Canada are selected abroad and become permanent residents as soon as they arrive in Canada.
  • Officially recognized refugee claimant or asylum seeker - a person who has fled their country and is asking or protection in another country (Canada). "Officially recognized" means that their application of claiming refugee had been accepted, and they have already been granted protection from the Government of Canada.

·        Be enrolled in any undergraduate program at SFU in the term of eligibility;

·        Be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) units of standard graded courses in term of award;

·        Be in good academic standing and have a minimum CGPA of 2.00 in the term of the award; and

·        Have demonstrated community service within an organization of benefit to the Refugee community such as the SFU WUSC Local Committee, the SFU Student Refugee Program, or any other community organization that supports the refugee community. Preference will be given to students who are involved with the SFU World University Services of Canada (WUSC) Local Committee and/or the SFU Student Refugee Program.

How to Apply

Applications should include:

  1. A letter of reference from a supervisor or team member within the organization who can attest to the applicant's service or volunteer activities; and
  2. A complete application outlining how this award would help the applicant achieve their education and career goals and the positive impact of their service and/or volunteerism within an organization of benefit to the refugee community.

All policies and regulations regarding SFU financial aid and awards apply. Late applications will not be considered.

Selection

The award will be granted to one (1) applicant who meets the following criteria:

  • eligibility requirements,
  • evaluation of student’s application, demonstrating their engagement to benefit the refugee community
  • submission of a letter of reference verifying the information provided in the submission.

If you have any questions or require further information about this opportunity, please contact the Refugee & Newcomer Students Program Support Coordinator | International Services for Students at npr@sfu.ca

To Apply:

Fill out this application form here  and submit it by email to the Refugee & Newcomer Students Program Support Coordinator | International Services for Students at npr@sfu.ca

Applications must include:

  1. A letter of reference from a supervisor or team member within the organization who can attest to the applicant's service or volunteer activities; and
  2. A complete application outlining how this award would help the applicant achieve their education and career goals and the positive impact of their service and/or volunteerism within an organization of benefit to the refugee community.

Ask your referee to submit the reference letter by by 4pm PT, Friday December 9, 2022 via email to the Refugee & Newcomer Students Program Support Coordinator | International Services for Students at npr@sfu.ca

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