Dear Graduate Students, 

Applications for the GSA Spring/Summer 2024 Term bursaries will be accepted from Friday May 31, 2024 at 8:00 AM to Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 11:59 PM.  To apply, please review the GSA bursary application checklist (link to new checklist) and visit the GSA website (link to bursary page on website) to access the survey link.
All application materials must be received via the SurveyMonkey link (please do not email application materials) by Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 11:59 PM and will not be accepted after the deadline.
Only successful bursary applicants will be notified by Friday, July 5, 2024. We encourage those who were unsuccessful to apply again for the Fall Term 2024 bursary.
For information on what to include in your application, please visit the GSA website.  
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact the VP of Finance and Operations at


Applications for the 2024 Spring/Summer Term Bursaries will be accepted from Friday May 31, 2024 at 8:00 AM to Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 11:59 PM

To apply, please complete this form on Survey Monkey before the submission deadline (11:59 PM, June 23, 2024).

 Please ensure you have the following information before beginning the Survey Monkey application (summarized in the Bursary Checklist):

1. A cover letter (1 page or less) to describe your financial situation and reasons why you are in need of a GSA Bursary.
2. A letter of support from your supervisor, or a faculty member in your department, who is able to attest to your academic, financial and extracurricular involvements. The reference letter MUST be on institutional letterhead.
3. A copy of your tuition for the 2024 Spring/Summer term.

To find this screen, go to Tuition & Fees → Account Detail by Term → Check both Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 radio buttons Submit;

Right click on the page and select ‘Print Page’;

Please ensure your name/student number are visible on the page.

Bursary applications will be kept strictly confidential.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the VP Finance and Operations at

Each bursary recipient will receive is $1,000.00.

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

Applicants must not have been awarded a GSA bursary in any of the previous three (3) terms. For example, if you were awarded a bursary in Spring/Summer 2023, you cannot apply for a bursary until Spring/Summer 2024.

Applicants must be registered in a thesis-based Masters or PhD. Students in course based/project-based Masters programs are eligible to apply. Those who are in graduate certificate, or post-graduate diploma or certificate programs are not eligible to apply.

The Graduate Students' Association Bursaries Selection Committee will be chaired by the VP Finance and Operations, and will include the VP Academic and 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:

Students who are ineligible for major scholarships.

Students who have exhausted the funding for their program.

Students in need of childcare services.

Students who have demonstrated financial need, good community involvement and strong academic performance.

For more information, please email the VP Finance and Operations at