The purpose of this award is to assist full-time students by guaranteeing a minimum level of income. It would be useful to think of this program as a combination scholarship (because there is an academic achievement component) and bursary (because there is a financial need component)
Students who are in good standing in their graduate studies (Standing Progress Report indicates the student is recommended to continue in the program) AND they maintain the required minimum GPA as outlined in the calendar.
Students who have limited sources of student funding (less than $1,000 per month after paying tuition).
Full-time students in an MA, MSc or PhD who were offer admission to their program of study prior to Feb. 1st, 2014.
Applications for renewal must be received one week before the start of the semester.
Students are required to submit an application only ONCE PER YEAR prior to the anniversary of their start date in the program. Download the Advantage Award Application and submit to the SGS Award Advisor for Award renewal only.