Awards and Scholarships


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Undergraduate Students

The following is a list of undergraduate scholarships available through the Department of Computer Science.

Alumni Award
Description
As a legacy to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Department of Computer Science in 1988, the Fund for Excellence was established as an advancement fund to be supported by the Department’s Alumni.
Value
$1000
Number
One (1)
Conditions
Offered annually to a graduating undergraduate student for leadership recognition and carrying out duties above and beyond of what was expected of him and her. The award is chosen by a committee consisting of the Department Head, Undergraduate Chair and Department Faculty. If it is felt there isn't a suitable student, no award is granted for the year.
Donor

The Fund for Excellence

How to Apply
Students do not need to apply directly. Successful candidate will be chosen by the Undergraduate Chair. The award is presented during the spring graduation banquet.
Bhupinder Kaur Basran Memorial Scholarship
Description
Endowed by Mr. Andrew Stepaniuk (B.Comm. 1992) in memory of his wife, Bhupinder Kaur Basran, this scholarship recognizes the academic excellence of a student pursuing an Honours degree in Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan.
Value
$2000
Number
One (1)
Conditions
Open to full-time students entering their 4th year of study in a four year Bachelor of Science Honours degree specializing in Computer Science.

Selection will be based on academic achievement; preference will be given to female candidates.
Donor

Andrew Stepaniuk (BComm' 92)

How to Apply
Contact the Department of Computer Science directly to apply. The award is presented during the spring graduation banquet.
J.P. Tremblay Award
Description
Professor Tremblay received his Doctoral degree from the Case Institute of Technology in 1969. He has been associated with the Department of Computer Science (formerly Computational Science) since the 1970-1971 academic year. He was tenured in the Department in 1971 and promoted to Full Professor in 1974. A prolific author of Computer Science text books used world wide, he became a Professor Emeritus when he retired in 2005.
Value
Approximately $200 in books from Pearson Education
Number
One (1)
Conditions
Awarded annually to an undergraduate student who has completed second year computer science classes. Selection will be based on academic achievement.
Donor

Pearson Education

How to Apply
Students do not need to apply directly. Successful candidate will be chosen by the Undergraduate Chair. The award is presented during the spring graduation banquet.
Judy Peachey Memorial Scholarship
Description
The Judy Peachey Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science has been established to recognize academic excellence of a female student pursuing degree studies in Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

This scholarship was established by Mr. Darwyn Peachey in memory of his wife, Judy Richardson Peachey (M.Sc. 1982), to recognize the academic excellence of a student pursuing an Honours Degree in Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan.
Value
$3000
Number
One (1)
Conditions
Preference will be given to female students entering their third or fourth year of study in a four-year B.Sc. or PDSC program majoring in Computer Science; must be a full-time student; based on academic achievement.
Donor

Darwyn Peachey (M.Sc. 1983)

How to Apply
Contact the Department of Computer Science directly to apply. The award is presented during the spring graduation banquet.
SED Systems Inc. Scholarships
Description
SED Systems is a Canadian advanced technology company specializing in space and communications engineering and custom electronics manufacturing. This company has extensive expertise in space, communications, satellite test and control and defense systems engineering and in custom electronic system manufacturing.
Value
$1000
Number
Two (2)
Conditions
  • One for a Computer Science student proceeding from third to fourth year.
  • One Employment Equity Scholarship to an employment equity target-group student proceeding from the second to the third year toward a four-year degree in Computer Science. The equity group given preference will be specified by SED each year.
  • High school taken in Saskatchewan.
Donor

SED Systems Inc.

How to Apply
Students do not need to apply directly. Successful candidate will be chosen by the Undergraduate Chair. The award is presented during the spring graduation banquet.
Women in Computer Science Scholarship
Description
The Women in Computer Science Scholarship was established to encourage female students to pursue a major in Computer Science.

At the date of this agreement, women are considered a disadvantaged group requiring special action under programs established by the University to meet educational equity goals, as stated in the University's Mission Statement and as permitted under current human rights legislation. If in the future the University determines that the disadvantaged position is no longer present, either generally or in specific disciplines, it reserves the right to alter the term to ensure compliance with legislation and current public policy.

Should federal or provincial legislation place the University in the position where it could no longer adhere to one or more terms of this agreement, the University has the right to alter the term(s) to ensure compliance with the legislation and current public policy.
Value
$1000
Number
One (1)
Conditions
This scholarship is open to female students entering the second year of a degree program in either the College of Arts and Science or Edward's School of Business with a major in Computer Science. Students must enroll in 12 credit units of Computer Science at a 200-level as determined by the Selection Committee and described in the guidelines.

Applicants may not hold a recognized degree with an accredited university.

Selection will be made on the basis of academic achievement as determined by the Selection Committee.
Donor

Alumni and Faculty of the Department of Computer Science

How to Apply
Contact the Department of Computer Science directly to apply. The award is presented during the spring graduation banquet.
zu Award for Women in Technology and Community Service
Description

To support and recognize the community service, volunteerism and leadership of female students who are majoring in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

Value
$1000
Number
One (1)
Conditions
  • Open to female students in their third, fourth or fifth year who are majoring in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • To accept the award, students must have a minimum overall academic average of 70 percent.
Donor
zu
How to Apply
  • Apply directly to the Department of Computer Science (c/o Department Head).
  • Submit a statement of no more than 300 words describing your community involvement, such as volunteerism, youth coaching, fundraising, serving as a committee member, or any other activities that may help in developing leadership skills.
  • The award is presented during the spring graduation banquet.

Computer Science students may also qualify for Arts and Science Scholarships and University Awards. They include:

  • Lucent Global Science Scholars
  • SAP Canada Scholarships
  • SaskEnergy Bursaries
  • SaskTel Scholarships
  • Shell Canada Scholarships
  • Squires Foundation Scholarships

Graduate Students

Every attempt will be made to provide some financial support to full-time graduate students. The following is a list of scholarships, grants and assistantships for which students may be eligible. Note that the Department of Computer Science will not provide scholarships beyond two years for a M.Sc. program or three years for a Ph.D. program.

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships
Donor
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Scholarships
Eligibility
Canadian citizens or landed immigrants
Application
Students attending a Canadian university should submit their application form to their current department (or from which they have recently graduated). The Department's Graduate Committee must rank the students applying before sending these applications to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Applicants not presently attending a Canadian university may apply directly to NSERC.
Deadline
The College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies must receive applications from the Department by mid-October and so should be in the hands of the Department's Graduate Chair by the third week of September. Applications that are sent directly to NSERC in Ottawa must be received by December 1st.
Award Amount
$17,500 for 12 months for M.Sc. (PGS M) and $21,000 for Ph.D. (PGS D) per annum for 2 or 3 years.
Where tenable
At any Canadian University. These scholarships are awarded to first-class students subject to earlier qualifications. Providing they are able to find a supervisor for the summer period preceding their registration, NSERC holders may arrange to start their scholarship on May 1 or September 1. More details are available at the NSERC website.

 

NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships
Donor
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Scholarships
Eligibility
Canadian citizens or landed immigrants
Application
Students attending a Canadian university should submit their application form to their current department (or from which they have recently graduated). The Department's Graduate Committee must rank the students applying before sending these applications to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Applicants not presently attending a Canadian university may apply directly to NSERC.
Deadline
The College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies must receive applications from the Department by mid-October and so should be in the hands of the Department's Graduate Chair by the third week of September. Applications that are sent directly to NSERC in Ottawa must be received by December 1st.
Award Amount
$15,000 per annum plus minimum company contribution of $6,000 per annum.
Where tenable
Only at the nominating university. Direct application to NSERC is not allowed. These scholarships are awarded to first-class students subject to earlier qualifications. This award is to be based on a specific research proposal involving a student, a faculty supervisor and a researcher from a collaborating company. The student is expected to spend a minimum of 20% of research time at the company on activities related to the thesis proposal. More details are available at the NSERC website.

 

Department of Computer Science Graduate Scholarships
Donor
University of Saskatchewan
Eligibility
These scholarships, unlike NSERC scholarships, are open to all graduate students, regardless of nationality.
Application
All applicants are automatically considered for these awards.
Award Amount
The minimum value is $20,0000 per annum for an M.Sc. candidate and $23,000 per annum for a Ph.D. candidate.
Where tenable
Given satisfactory performance, graduate scholarships are normally renewable for two years for a M.Sc. and for three years for a Ph.D. As a condition of this award, you will be required to provide up to 4 hours of teaching/service per week.

Department of Computer Science Graduate Teaching Fellowships
Donor
University of Saskatchewan
Eligibility
These scholarships, unlike NSERC scholarships, are open to all graduate students, regardless of nationality.
Application
All applicants are automatically considered for these awards.
Award Amount
The value is $20,000 per annum for an M.Sc. candidate and $23,000 per annum for a Ph.D. candidate 
Where tenable
Given satisfactory performance, graduate scholarships are normally renewable for two years for a M.Sc. and for three years for a Ph.D. As a condition of this award, you will be required to provide up to 12 hours of teaching/service per week during the Fall/Winter session.

Research Fellowships
Donor
Computer Science faculty members at the University of Saskatchewan
Eligibility
Research assistantships are available to students with high academic standing who do not normally hold any form of scholarship. Partial assistantships are awarded in certain special cases.
Application
No special application is necessary
Award Amount
The value of a research assistantship is $20,000 M.Sc./$23,000 Ph.D. per annum
Where tenable
In return for this support the student is expected to carry out specified research duties that may or may not be directly related to his/her thesis work. Research assistantships are assigned based on merit and available funds, and, like scholarships, are contingent on satisfactory academic performance by the student

Geddes Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science
Description
To reward the academic acheivement of graduate students in Computer Scinece in the College of Arts & Science
Donor
Dr. Keith Geddes, Computer Science Alumnus
Eligibility
Candidates must be a Computer Science graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan. 
Application
Application is not required. Nominations are submitted by the graduate student's supervisor. 
Award Amount
Determined by the Award Committee
For more scholarship opportunities, please visit the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.