SFU Scholarship Requirements Relaxed to Permit Volunteerism

March 9, 2007

Students at Simon Fraser University will no longer have to achieve both a term grade-point average as well as a cumulative average of 3.5 to retain their major scholarships.  The school's scholarships, awards and bursaries policy is updated and in effect for Spring 2007.  An entrance scholarship coordinator explains the changes: "What we discovered is that these amazing students were finding it difficult to keep up their admirable levels of community service because they had to work so hard at their studies to maintain their GPA." The goal of the changes is to allow for periodic increases in extracurricular demands to be accommodated within the scholarship requirements, allowing exceptional students to excel beyond the classroom.  SFU News Release