Scholarships and Funding
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Letter of Intent?
A letter of intent should highlight skills, experiences, and qualities related to the scholarship or award’s requirements.
Is there a word count for the letter of intent?
Although there is a 500-word count limit, it is more crucial that the Letter of Intent not exceed 2 pages.
Who should I address the Letter of Intent to?
The Letter of Intent should be addressed to the nomination committee (no specific names needed).
The award I want to apply for is asking for a statement letter, what is the difference between the letter of intent and a statement letter?
They are both basically the same thing; some awards require an additional document such a statement letter.
What is considered a strong reference?
Reference letters should be from the organization where one took part in the activity and should have a letter head. Examples can be professors, student club leaders, etc., someone who can speak to your experience. Friends and family are not accepted.
The award I want to apply for requires a CSR verification, what is a CSR verification?
CSR verification is just proof that you have taken part in that activity. Examples of verifications are reference letters (with a letter head) from that person/organization that can speak to yourparticipation in the activity, registration, etc. to show your involvement.
Where do I submit my application?
Please submit departmental awards and scholarships to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the deadline?
The deadline for the Fall 2022 term is midnight of September 13, 2022.
Can I book an appointment with someone to discuss the scholarship/awards application process?
Our Academic Advisors can help guide you with any questions but we would highly recommend emailing email@example.com, with any questions regarding the awards and scholarships.
I have applied for a scholarship/award but I did not get a confirmation? Who do I follow up with?
We thank all our applicants but due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to respond to each applicant confirming receipt. However, if you have sent in your application to the correct email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) then it would have been received and it is under review.
The award requires me to be registered in 9 credits, is that a strict rule or can I apply if I am registered for lower than 9 credits?
We welcome all students to apply, however, students who meet all the criteria’s will be weighted more in the decision process.
I am an SFU undergraduate entrance scholarship recipient, am I still eligible for the award?
If the terms of reference state that Entrance Scholarship Recipients are not eligible, then unfortunately for those awards those students are not eligible. However, we welcome all students to apply, students that meet all criteria’s will be weighted heavier during the nomination process.
I applied a few weeks ago, but have not heard back? When will the decision be made?
Official communication will be sent to all successful candidates directly from Financial Aid & Awards during the week of October 24, 2022 once the decision has been made.