Scholarships Opportunities

There are many scholarships available for the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program, and below you will find the terms of reference for each available scholarship. To be considered for any of these scholarships, please submit all of your complete scholarship documents to Valerie Zuccolo, Associate Director Graduate Programs, at vzuccolo@sfu.ca

Note: All applicants are considered for a Scholarship.  Please inquire.   


SFU Science & Technology Commercialization Scholarship

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a graduate student at Simon Fraser University who is pursuing a graduate certificate in Science & Technology Commercialization at the Beedie School of Business.
  2. Candidates should demonstrate their involvement in entrepreneurial endeavors through their CV and a cover letter
  3. Candidates should describe their prior research & development background, any entrepreneurial experiences, and their ideas for high impact innovation. An additional letter of reference addressing the entrepreneurial interests and potential of the candidate is also required.
  4. The criteria for this award are:
    1. registration to the Graduate Certificate in Science & Technology Commercialization (GCSTC) graduate program at the Beedie School of Business
    2. clear interests and ideas for big impact innovation
    3. demonstrated academic strength
    4. potential to enhance innovation in Canada, whether through a new product development role in industry or through their own start-up venture
    5. willingness to be an ambassador for SFU and the GCSTC Program
  5. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  6. Students must be nominated for this award by the Chair, Beedie School of Business Graduate Certificate in Science & Technology Commercialization. The nomination must be made on the Application for a Private Graduate Scholarship form and must be accompanied by:
    1. a nomination letter describing the innovation experience, interests and potential of the nominee
    2. copies of all graduate transcripts
    3. a CV, cover letter and innovation statement as outlined in Point 4 above
  7. The final selection of a candidate for the award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

Business and Entrepreneurship Scholarships for Master's and PhD Students

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this scholarship is to increase entrepreneurship among SFU students by encouraging outstanding students in MA, MSc, MASc or PhD in non-business degree programs to concurrently register in a diploma or master's program run either primarily by the Beedie School of Business or jointly with the Beedie School.
  2. A limited number of scholarships, valued at approximately $10,000, will be offered annually. Students are eligible to receive this award only once during their degree program.
  3. Eligible degree programs include the Master of Business Administration, Management of Technology, MSc Finance, Graduate Diploma in Financial Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Aboriginal Business and Leadership, and Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Other programs may be added at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
  4. The scholarships will be awarded annually to graduate students who fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
    1. registered full-time in a research-intensive degree leading to a MA, MSc, MASc or PhD in a non-Beedie program or faculty
    2. concurrently registered in a Beedie master's program or a Beedie diploma offered by Beedie or jointly with Beedie
    3. demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level
  5. Preference will be given to students who are engaged in knowledge mobilization in conjunction with external partners.
  6. This award may be held in conjunction with other awards made by Simon Fraser University or other agencies where permitted by those agencies.
  7. Students must be nominated for this award by the Chair, Beedie School of Business Graduate Certificate in Science & Technology Commercialization. The nomination must be made on the Application for a Private Graduate Scholarship form and must be accompanied by:
    1. a nomination letter describing the innovation experience, interests and potential of the nominee
    2. copies of all graduate transcripts
    3. a CV, cover letter and innovation statement outlining your interests and ideas for enhancing innovation in Canada, whether through a new product development role in industry or through your own start-up venture
  8. The final selection of a candidate for the award will be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee.

External Scholarship Opportunities

At A Glance

  • Part-time, Wednesday evenings
  • 12 months
  • Segal Graduate School, Downtown Vancouver
  • Cost: $10,300* + student fees and course materials
  • *Subject to Board of Governors approval.

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