Each bursary recipient receives $1,000. Thanks to generous donations from the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the GSA is able to allocate more than $20,000 to applicants for the 2018 Winter term.

Applications for the 2018 Winter term bursaries will be accepted from Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10 AM until Friday, February 23 , 2018 at 5 PM.

To apply for a GSA bursary, please submit an application package to the GSA Commons office staff during the hours of 10 AM and 5 PM.

Your application should be submitted in an envelope and include the following:

  • One (1) page cover letter written by the applicant describing their financial situation and reasons why they are deserving / in need of a GSA bursary;
  • ​A completed GSA Bursary Application Form;
  • A printed copy of tuition for the applicable 2018 Winter term;
    • To find this screen, go to PAWS → Academics → Tuition & Fees → Account Summary by Term → 2018 Winter Term → Submit
    • Right click on the page and select ‘Print Page’
    • Please ensure your name / student number are visible on the page
  • One (1) letter of reference / recommendation in a sealed envelope, from an individual who is able to attest to your academic, financial and extracurricular involvements.

To help guide the application process, please download the GSA Bursary Checklist and attach it to the front of your envelope upon submission. 

Deadline: 5:00 PM on Friday February 23, 2018. 

The following criteria must be met in order to be eligibile for a GSA bursary:

  • Applicants must not have been awarded a GSA bursary in any of the previous three (3) terms.
  • Applicants must be currently registered as a graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan during the term that the bursary is being offered.

The Graduate Students' Association Bursaries Selection Committee will be chaired by the VP Finance & Operations, and will include the Vice President Student Affairs and a minimum of three (3) GSA Councilors. Bursary applicants may not sit on the committee. A new bursary selection committee will be convened for each academic year. There can only be one representative from any given department.

All graduate students are encouraged to apply, however, preference will be given to students in the following situations:

  1. Students that are ineligible for large scholarships;
  2. Senior students who have exhausted funding for their program;
  3. Students in need of child care services;
  4. Students who have demonstrated financial need, good community involvement and academic performance.
For more information, please email the VP Finance and Operations at gsa.fin@usask.ca