Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries

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:


  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. 
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units of standard graded courses in the term of award. Challenge, audit and non-credit courses are not considered. 
  • Have completed at least 12 units of standard graded courses at SFU.
  • A student holding an SFU Entrance Scholarship is not eligible for any other University administered scholarships. 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.


  • 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. Challenge, audit, and non-credit courses are not considered.

Awards and Scholarships for the SCA

We've collected a set of Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries, 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 Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries listed here. NOTE: 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 Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries listed here are granted by the Senate Undergraduate Awards Adjudication Committee on the nomination of the SCA Awards Committee, which assesses and adjudicates all applications.

If you have any questions, please contact us at


The deadline to apply for the following Awards and Scholarships is January 26, 2024.


Terms of Reference:

The Bob Rennie Undergraduate Award in Visual Arts, valued at a minimum of $1,000, will be granted every year in any term to an undergraduate student based on all of the following criteria:

  • is considered the most promising undergraduate student in the Visual Art Program in the School for the Contemporary Arts;
  • is in full-time studies and in good academic standing; and,
  • is in their fourth year of undergraduate studies.


Terms of Reference:

The RedFM 93.1 Annual Music Scholarship, valued at a minimum of $3,000, will be granted annually in any term to a Canadian undergraduate student enrolled in the School for the Contemporary Arts Music Program on the basis of excellent academic standing.

In the event that no suitable applicant is identified in a given year, two scholarships may be awarded in the subsequent year.

SCA Service Awards

Separate from these Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries, applications for the SCA Service Awards are submitted online HERE. The submission deadline is also January 26, 2024.

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