Undergraduate Students

SFU Service Awards 

Every year, Financial Aid and Awards accepts applications for the SFU Service Awards. The SFU Service Awards recognize outstanding unpaid service to the University community and/or the community at large, leadership and volunteer work. These awards are available to SFU undergraduate students but the B.C. Sugar Achievement Award is also available to SFU Faculty members. The application for 2019 Service Awards will be open on March 18.

Eligibility requirements

To apply for the SFU Service Awards you must:

  • be in good academic standing and have a minimum CGPA of 2.00 at SFU during the term of application (waived in your first term at SFU).
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units of standard graded courses at SFU in any of the following three terms: Summer 2018, Spring 2018 or Fall 2017.

Please note that 3 unit Co-op is not a standard graded course. Challenge, audit and credit-free courses are not considered.

A student with a disability is eligible to apply for service awards if the student is enrolled in a minimum of 6 or more units of standard graded courses and meets all other eligibility requirements. At the time of application, the student has to provide a letter from SFU’s Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) confirming that the student is registered with the Centre (CAL).

How to apply

1. Review the SFU Service Awards to determine the service awards which you want to apply for.

2. Apply on-line during the application period (March 18 - April 12) by logging in to the Student Information System (go.sfu.ca). (Student Center/Financial Aid and Awards/Apply for Scholarships/Awards). 

3. Submit the following supporting documentation to faawards@sfu.ca:

  • Unpaid Volunteer/Community Service Form
  • Reference Form (2 references are required)
  • Résumé outlining unpaid volunteer service, including the dates and total hours of service for the past 2 years (March 2017-March 2019).
  • SFU Co-Curricular Record (CCR), if available.
  • One page cover letter if required in the award's terms of reference.

4. Set up Direct Deposit (administered through the Student Accounts Office) as soon as possible, to receive any refunds you may be eligible to receive.