Simon Fraser University offers C.D. Nelson Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship for the Master’s and PhD students. Scholarship is currently valued at $15,000 for Master’s and $18,000 for doctoral students per annum. Tenure of the award is up to a maximum of two years at the masters level and up to a maximum of three years at the doctoral level, commencing in the following summer, spring or fall term. The number of scholarships and the value of the scholarships to be awarded each year are subject to available funding.
Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided to learn any course offered by the university at Master’s or PhD level.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursing Master’s and PhD degree.
Scholarship Provider: Simon Fraser University
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada
Eligibility: A student must be planning to enter a master’s or doctoral program at Simon Fraser University. New students who began their graduate program in the current spring term (January 1) are eligible for consideration. If a student is already enrolled in their graduate program (as of January 1), the university reserves the right to review eligibility for the C.D. Nelson Scholarship in light of other SFU awards the student may already have received or will receive.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The Canadian students can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: The C.D. Nelson Scholarship must be held during consecutive academic terms. If a recipient registers “on leave” during tenure of their award, it will be interrupted until the student is registered full-time and payments will be reinstated at that time. No deferment of award payments to future academic terms will be permitted, except under ‘extenuating’ conditions with the permission of the Chair of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee (SGAAC). C.D. Nelson Scholarship recipients may accept scholarship support from other sources including SFU’s ‘private’ awards (derived from annual and endowed funds) provided they are consistent with SFU’s general funding policies. Recipients should be aware that some external awards may restrict students from holding a scholarship at the same time as the external award.
Number of Awards: The number of scholarships and the value of the scholarships to be awarded each year are subject to available funding.
Duration of Awards: Tenure of the award is up to a maximum of two years at the masters level and up to a maximum of three years at the doctoral level, commencing in the following summer, spring or fall term.
What does it cover? Scholarship is currently valued at $15,000 for master’s level and $18,000 for doctoral students per annum.
Selection Criteria: The criteria for this award are:
-a minimum CGPA of 3.50
-demonstrated academic excellence at the undergraduate level and, if applicable, at the graduate level;
-evidence of outstanding achievement at the graduate level, with particular emphasis on intellectual ability, originality and ability in research.
How to Apply: Students must be nominated for the award by the Graduate Program Chair of the academic unit to which the student will be admitted. Departments nominate the strongest candidates for these entrance scholarships and forward their nomination form with a copy of the applicant’s admission file to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students do not apply for these awards directly.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Nominations from the Graduate Program Chair must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies by February 15.