SFU Awards (cgpa 2.00)

Deadline: Sun April 30, 2017

Apr 12, 2017

Here are some SFU administered Award opportunities that are available to you this semester.  The term of eligibility for these is Summer 2017.

To Apply:

All applications are to be submitted by email to seoaward@sfu.ca by 11:59pm on Sunday April 30th.

Applications require these following 4 items to be submitted as one single merged pdf file, titled “yourfullname.studentnumber.nameofscholarshiporaward.pdf”:

  1. Application cover page (to include only:  your full name, your SFU Student Number, name of opportunity being applied for)
  2. Letter of intent/cover letter (not to exceed 2 pages)
  3. Resume
  4. Any additional reference or recommendation letters or other supporting materials that are either requested by the terms of reference or that you choose to include as further support for your application.  Letters are optional where they are not requested by the terms of reference, but can be helpful.

Only one application package to be submitted per email.  Submit multiple emails for multiple applications.  Please state the name of the opportunity in your email heading and include your student number in the body of the email.

Application Cover Page Format:

So that your application is identifiable, please create a very simple cover page that lists only these three things clearly:

  • Your Full Name
  • Your SFU Student Number
  • Name of Opportunity being applied for

Eligibility: 

All Awards Require (unless otherwise stated):

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 at SFU and must not be on academic probation.  In the case, the student is a first term or transfer student he/she must possess and equivalent secondary school or college standing.
  • Registration in a minimum of 9 units of standard graded courses in the term of eligibility.

Opportunities Available

  1. HSBC LGBT Student Award
  2. RBC Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award for Aboriginal Students
  3. P. Dermot Murphy Undergraduate Awards in Business
  4. Zabeen Hirji Award in Human Resource Management & Diversity
  5. Zabeen Hirji Commitment to Diversity Award
  6. Samuel Belzberg Award of Excellence in Finance

1 – HSBC LGBT Student Award

 This annual undergraduate award, valued at $5,000, will be granted every year in any term, to a student who fulfills the following criteria:

  • enrolled full-time in any undergraduate degree program in the Beedie School of Business
  • is a first, second or third-year student in good academic standing;
  • has demonstrated volunteerism and/or community service in the LGBT Community; and,
  • has not received the award in a prior year.

The students’ application should include a CV outlining their community/volunteer service involvement and must include a letter of reference from someone who can attest to the student’s service in the community.

The award recipient will be considered by the donor as candidates for summer internships at HSBC Bank Canada and as candidates for management trainee programs at HSBC Bank Canada upon completion of their undergraduate degree.  There is no obligation on the part of the award recipient to participate in the summer internship of management trainee program if they are presented with that opportunity. 

2 – RBC Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award for Aboriginal Students

Two awards, valued at $5,000 each, will be granted annually in any term to undergraduate Aboriginal students who fulfill the following criteria:

  • are enrolled full-time in the 3rd or 4th year of a degree program in any faculty and are also approved to complete a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation;
  • are in good academic standing; and
  • have demonstrated entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial ideas that are related to the disciplines of their degree program.

Preference will be given to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program in the Beedie School of Business.

Applications must include:

  • a description of the project/idea, an outline of the project plan, and outline of the business potential (maximum two pages); and
  • a letter of reference from a faculty member commenting on the quality of the submission, its originality, and potential (maximum one page).

3 – P. Dermot Murphy Undergraduate Awards in Business

Two awards will be provided each year to undergraduate students enrolled in the Beedie School of Business who demonstrate an understanding of good corporate citizenship, integrity, and ethics.  Criteria for nomination are:  major or minor in the Beedie School of Business; minimum CGPA 3.00; and official verification of completed academic work in corporate social responsibility or business ethics, and/or verification of community activity where there is a significant element demonstrating social responsibility.

Award amount is $2,500 

4 – Zabeen Hirji Award in Human Resource Management & Diversity

 Terms of Reference:

One award, valued at a minimum of $2,000, will be granted annually in any term to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • is enrolled full-time in the Human Resource Management Concentration in the Beedie School of Business;
  • is in good academic standing; and
  • has demonstrated a commitment to diversity either in the community, workplace or on campus.

Applications must include:

  • a statement outlining the student’s involvement in promoting or furthering diversity either in the community, workplace or on campus; and
  • a letter of reference from a faculty member or supervisor confirming the student’s involvement and impact. 

5 – Zabeen Hirji Commitment to Diversity Award

Terms of Reference:

One award, valued at a minimum of $2,000, will be granted annually in any term to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • is enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program in the Beedie School of Business;
  • is in good academic standing; and
  • has demonstrated a commitment to diversity either in the community, workplace or on campus.

Applications must include:

  • a statement outlining the student’s involvement in promoting or furthering diversity either in the community, workplace or on campus; and
  • a letter of reference from a faculty member or supervisor confirming the student’s involvement and impact. 

6 – Samuel Belzberg Award of Excellence in Finance

The Diamond Fund in Business will support an annual Samuel Belzberg Award of Excellence in Finance at SFU.  The annual award valued at initially $200 will be given to an outstanding graduating student in Finance who has also made an important voluntary contribution to the University community or who has otherwise demonstrated leadership and management capability.  A departmental nomination is required.

 

Award amount is $450.