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Scholarships & Awards

There are a number of Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries available to students across SFU. Visit SFU's searchable Bursaries and Scholarships Database to see all that is available.

Each Scholarship, Award, and Bursary available through SFU has its own terms of reference and application requirements that applicants must meet and complete, but SFU also requires that all applicants must meet these basic criteria:

Scholarships

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50
  • Registration in a minimum of 12 units of standard graded courses in the term of eligibility. Challenge, audit and non-credit courses will not be considered.
  • Student needs to have completed at least one term (12 standard graded units) at the University to be considered for scholarships.
  • A student holding an SFU entrance award is eligible to apply for all other University administered scholarships.
  • A student holding an ongoing SFU Entrance Scholarship is not eligible for any other University administered scholarships until the entrance scholarship is fully paid out. This policy applies to any term in which an entrance scholarship is deferred. Please contact Financial Aid and Awards to check if the selected student is a recipient of an SFU Entrance Scholarship.

Awards

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 at SFU and be in good academic standing (in the case the student is a first term or transfer student he/she must possess an equivalent secondary school or college standing).
  • Registration in a minimum of 9 units of standard graded courses in the term of eligibility.

Awards and Scholarships for the SCA

We've collected a set of Awards and Scholarships, listed below, that are particular to students in the School for the Contemporary Arts.

If you meet the above criteria from SFU, please use the online form on this page to apply to the Awards and Scholarships listed here. Please make sure to include everything that the particular Award and/or Scholarship asks for as part of your application, which, as necessary, can be included as an attachment (PDF or Word document) with the online form.

All of the applications submitted for the Awards and Scholarships listed here will be assessed and adjudicated by the SCA Awards Committee.

Deadline

The deadline to apply for the following Awards and Scholarships is September 26, 2022.

BRIAN TAYLOR AWARD IN DANCE

Terms of Reference

One award, valued at a minimum of $1,000, will be granted annually in any term to a full-time undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • is enrolled in the School for the Contemporary Arts, majoring in Dance;
  • is in their third or fourth year of study;
  • is in good academic standing;
  • and has demonstrated high levels of achievement as a dancer and/or choreographer and shows great promise to succeed in the field professionally.

SCA AWARD FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENTS

Terms of Reference

One award or more awards, valued at a minimum of $1,000 each, will be granted annually in any term to Indigenous undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • are enrolled full-time in the terms of eligibility;
  • are pursuing a bachelor's degree with a major in the School for the Contemporary Arts;
  • are in good academic standing;
  • and have demonstrated creative potential in their field.

Applications must include:

  • a resume outlining the applicant's creative activities in the field;
  • and a faculty letter of reference addressing the applicant's creative potential in their field.

ALDERSON INTERARTS AWARD IN THE SCHOOL FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Terms of Reference

One or more awards, valued at a minimum of $3,000 each, will be granted annually in any term to undergraduate students who meets the following criteria:

  • are pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in the School for the Contemporary Arts;
  • are enrolled full-time in the term of eligibility;
  • are in their fourth year of studies;
  • are in good academic standing;
  • and have demonstrated ongoing interest and accomplishments in interdisciplinary and collaborative exploration of multiple art forms over the course of their studies.

Applications must include a personal statement from the applicant outlining their interest and accomplishments in the exploration of multiple art forms and their interconnections during the course of their studies.

STEVEN SHANE SCHOLARSHIP

Terms of Reference

One scholarship, valued at a minimum of $2,500, will be granted each year in any term, to those who fulfill the following criteria:

  • full-time undergraduate student currently in fourth year of study majoring in the Program in Film within the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts;
  • in excellent academic standing (minimum 3.50 CGPA);
  • and demonstrated commitment to film production.

As part of the application, students must include a one page letter outlining their dedication to the art of film production.

SCHOOL FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

Terms of Reference

The scholarship(s), valued at a minimum of $1,000, recognizes achievement of excellence in the Arts for outstanding artistic contribution. The recipient(s) must:

  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Have achieved a minimum CGPA of 3.50
  • Have completed at least 48 units at SFU
  • Have declared a major in the School for the Contemporary Arts.

BICE CAPLE AWARD

Terms of Reference

Up to 3 awards, valued at $1,000 each, will be made each year to undergraduate students who have made outstanding contributions to fine arts at Simon Fraser University.

The recipient(s) must:

  • be enrolled full-time at SFU
  • be in good academic standing
  • continue to be active in the fine arts.

In no case, may an individual receive the award more than twice.

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