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Professional Development Funding

The Student Engagement and Development Office provides funding support for Undergraduate Business students to participate in Professional Development Activities. The Beedie School of Business encourages students to pursue Professional Development activities to learn, meet, and connect with the business community while gaining exposure to new innovative ideas.

Student Eligibility

  • Must be a current SFU student majoring or minoring in Business
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units of standard graded courses at SFU in the term of application or engaging in a full-time co-op placement
  • Be in good academic standing at the time of application

Application Period

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2024
  • Applications are due no later than 30 days prior to the conference

Funding Allocation:

Following is a breakdown of the funding available based on the activity cost:

Total cost Coverage Maximum amount
$150 75% to 100% $150
$151 to $250 65% to 90% $225
$251 to $400 50% to 80% $320
$401 to $600 40% to 70% $420
Over $601 20% to 50% $500

Funds will be allocated based on quality, eligibility, activity cost, demonstrated interest in the event topic and how it will enhance your professional growth.

Please note:

  • Funding from the Student Engagement and Development Office is only partial support and will likely not cover the entire amount of your Professional Development activity, depending on the total cost. This funding works as a reimbursement model, so you are expected to pay your expenses and upon demonstrating attendance and receipts you will be reimbursed/refunded
  • Professional Development Activities include but not limited: Conferences, Workshops, Networking events, Training seminars, Webinars
  • The Professional Development Funding Program is meant to support your own individual and professional growth. This funding is not intended to support activities related to sponsored SFU Beedie Student Organizations or SFU courses, certificates, designations fees or exams
  • Virtual, hybrid or in-person events will be eligible to receive Professional Development Funding

Apply now

Please use this application form to request funding.