Empowering Excellence

For the 2023-2024 academic year the Society of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (SASSH) will be granting 50 bursaries totaling $34,000+. These awards seek to celebrate and encourage academic engagement, leadership development, and community engagement within the Faculty of Arts.

SASSH’s Commitment to Academic Leadership and Community Engagement in the Faculty of Arts

SASSH takes great pride in championing students who exemplify academic excellence, student leadership, and community engagement within the Faculty of Arts. Explore the various grants available exclusively for Faculty of Arts students, designed to further bolster their academic pursuits and leadership endeavours.

Grants Accepting Applications

SASSH Academic Merit Grant

SASSH Leading the Arts Grant

SASSH Arts Scholars Excellence Award

Grants Not Currently Accepting Applications

SASSH Graduate Application Fees Grant

Eligibility Criteria

Students must be a full-time Faculty of Arts undergraduate student in good academic standing.

Students must not be a current SASSH Board of Directors member.

SASSH committee members are eligible to apply

Application Deadlines

Graduate Application Fees Grant

January 22nd, 2024 via AwardSpring

 

Academic Merit Grant

March 8, 2024 via Google Forms

 

Leading the Arts Grant

March 8, 2024, via Google Forms

 

Arts Scholars Excellence Award

March 8, 2024 via Google Forms


All awards with application via google forms, be sure to use your TMU email for access to the application.

 

Applicants will be notified of the results by the end of the Winter semester.

SASSH Academic Merit Grant - $650

The SASSH Academic Merit Grant recognizes five (5) Faculty of Arts undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence, striving to encourage academic prowess in the faculty.

Requirements
  • Submit a piece of Academic Work in any medium from a Faculty of Arts course submitted in the three most recent academic terms (Spring/Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Winter 2024) with at least a 80% (A-) mark.
    • (E.g. Essay, research paper, report, project, etc.)
  • Proof of Grade (Screenshot of D2L page)
  • A written 250-500 word statement on the following:
    • Explanation of the Academic Work submitted
    • Rationale for submitting this academic piece
    • Explanation of learning outcomes & contributions to personal and academic development

Notes: If a proof of grade is unavailable, a final grade of 80% (A-) or higher in the class will also be accepted.

SASSH Leading the Arts Grant - $1500

The SASSH Leading the Arts Grant recognizes three (3) Faculty of Arts undergraduate students who have demonstrated remarkable leadership within course unions and/or Faculty of Arts student groups. Recipients of this bursary have exemplified a high level of commitment and fostered a vibrant and engaged arts community.

Requirements

A written 500-word statement on your leadership journey and how your efforts have contributed to fostering a vibrant and engaged arts community, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Specific roles you have held on course unions and Faculty of Arts student groups
  • Initiatives you have led or played a significant role in
  • Positive impact on the Faculty of Arts community
  • Your vision for the future of the Faculty of Arts community
 

One (1) Letter of Recommendation from a supervisor, manager, or a colleague who can speak highly of your accomplishments and positive contributions.

SASSH Arts Scholars Excellence Award - $1000

The SASSH Arts Scholars Excellence Award recognizes 1 Faculty of Arts undergraduate student from each program (12) who has demonstrated academic excellence in their field of study and participated in a related co-curricular engagement initiative. It aims to celebrate students who exemplify a strong passion towards their major, demonstrating academic prowess and engagement beyond the classroom.

Requirements

A written 500-word statement which outlines your academic and co-curricular achievements. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Academic achievements in your major courses
  • Specific roles you have held in co-curricular engagement initiatives within or outside of the TMU community (e.g. paid work, internship, volunteering, student leadership) and how these roles connect to your field of study
  • Explain what drives your passion for your field of study and how you plan to utilize your knowledge and experiences in your future career

Applicants must have a CGPA of 3.00 or higher

Notes: Double majors may only apply once to their home major

SASSH Graduate Application Fees Grant - $500

The SASSH Graduate Application Fees Grant supports thirty (30) graduating Faculty of Arts students in their pursuit of further education, providing financial aid for application fees, test preparation, and related expenses for graduate school applications.

Requirements

A written 250-word statement answering the following prompt:

  • How will pursuing graduate education aid in achieving your long-term goals and aspirations?

Financial need as determined by AwardSpring

Review Process

Graduate Application Fees Grant

Reviewed By AwardSpring

All other grant applications will be reviewed by the SASSH Grants Committee chaired by the SASSH Director of English:
  • SASSH President
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Vice President of Community Relations
  • Vice President Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Two SASSH Program Directors selected by an internal recruitment process
  • Faculty of Arts Manager of Student Relations and Development

 

If students would like more information, please contact eng.director@sassh.ca