Please note that scholarship and/or award recipients must meet certain requirements each term in order to claim their financial aid funds. It is important that students get themselves familiarized with these regulations. Please select the scholarship and/or award that applies to you below to learn more:
- Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarships
- Rajan Family Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship
- Lloyd Carr-Harris Entrance Scholarship
- International Excellence Entrance Scholarship
- Tadeusz Specht Memorial Entrance Scholarships
- Transfer Scholarships
- Entrance Awards
- Entrance Bursaries
- The Ryan Beedie Leadership Awards
Required Number of Units
You must be enrolled in the required number of SFU standard graded units in order to receive your scholarship funding. SFU Co-op units, or courses completed at another post secondary institution, will not be counted in the required number of SFU units to receive your scholarship funds. You can continue receiving your scholarship installments if you are enrolled full-time in an SFU field school or exchange program.
Students with Disabilities
A student with a disability is eligible to receive institutionally administered financial aid funding managed by the Financial Aid and Awards office, if they are enrolled in a minimum of 6 units of standard graded courses and meet all other eligibility requirements. To register with SFU's Centre for Accessible Learning, please visit their website for their contact information.
Confirmation from SFU’s Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) stating that the student is registered with CAL is required.
Accepted (Fall only)
You have accepted a scholarship/award offer which was based on self-reported or interim marks. Your scholarship/award eligibility still needs to be reviewed.
We may still be waiting to receive and process your final grades and/or you have not enrolled in the required number of units yet. Final grades are being processed and updated; please continue checking your status on a regular basis. You can check your admission application To-Do List to ensure all items have been received.
To receive your scholarship/award payment, SFU must receive your final grades which must meet the scholarship requirement, and you must be enrolled in the required number of units as per the Terms of Reference.
You have applied for a scholarship/award but it was not awarded to you.
New Students: You currently meet the final admission average and enrollment requirements for your scholarship/award. If there is a change to your enrollment or final grades, this may affect your scholarship/award eligibility.
Current Students: You currently meet the CGPA and enrollment requirements for your scholarship/award. If there is a change to your enrollment or CGPA, this may affect your scholarship/award eligibility.
A check of your eligibility will be done again in week 2 of classes. Students with an Assessed status will have the payment placed on their Student Account prior to the tuition and fee payment deadline.
If your scholarship/award covers all of the fees on your account and you have extra funds remaining, these will be available to you as a refund after the sixth week of classes. You must set up Direct Deposit to receive a refund. There are no stipulations on how you use your refund. You will receive another email about refunds once the payment is placed on your Student Account in week 2 of classes.
New Students: In addition to your SFU admission deferral being approved, you were also permitted to defer your scholarship/award to a future term.
Current Students: You meet the CGPA eligibility requirements of your scholarship/award; however, you currently do not meet the unit enrollment requirements for your scholarship/award for this term. To receive your scholarship/award payment, you must be enrolled in the required number of units as per the Terms of Reference of your scholarship/award. If you enroll in additional units, your scholarship status will be updated accordingly.
Your scholarship eligibility will be reviewed again prior to the start of any future terms and you will receive your next payment as long as you meet the CGPA and unit requirements.
Important note: Each scholarship/award has a limited number of terms (term tenure) to claim the payments. Check the Terms of Reference of your scholarship/award.
Denied (Scholarship students only)
You currently do not meet the CGPA eligibility requirement for your scholarship. If, in a future term, you meet the requirements, your scholarship payments will resume, with no loss of payments, until you receive all payments or the tenure of your scholarship expires, whichever comes first.
Important note: Make sure to review the regulations of your scholarship.
Your scholarship/award is pending review prior to the start of the term.
You are a new student who received a scholarship/award offer; however, our records indicate you are not enrolled in classes. You must be enrolled in classes in your first term at SFU in order to claim your scholarship/award.
If you are the recipient of a renewable/deferrable scholarship: Your final admission average as calculated by SFU Admissions does not meet the scholarship requirement. You are no longer eligible for the conditional scholarship offer you received based on your interim grades.
If you are the recipient of a non-renewable/non-deferrable scholarship/award: Your final admission average as calculated by SFU Admissions does not meet the scholarship requirement, OR your enrollment does not meet the minimum unit requirements as per the terms of reference. You are no longer eligible for the conditional scholarship/award offer you received.
You do not meet the eligibility requirements for your scholarship/award and are no longer eligible for your scholarship/award for this term or future terms. Students must meet CGPA requirements and be in Good Academic Standing to receive a payment. Students also must not have exceeded the term tenure for their scholarship/award.
Scholarship installments are paid at the end of the second week of classes. You will not be assessed late fees on the amount that is covered by your scholarship. If you have a positive balance owing to you after your scholarship has been paid, you will receive a refund. Please refer to this webpage for instructions on how to enroll in Direct Deposit to receive your refund. Refunds are issued after the sixth week of classes.
If you drop below the required units for your scholarship or award after having received any installment, your funding will be reversed from your SFU Student Account for that term. Any late fees incurred will be your responsibility.
If you are unable to meet the scholarship requirements due to extenuating circumstances, we encourage you to consider a scholarship appeal. Appeals must be accompanied by official documentation to support your claim (e.g., death certificate for a relative or letter from a medical professional).
If you want to submit an appeal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the Entrance Scholarship Appeal Form.