LSU Bursaries and Awards

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE!

Langara Students' Union (LSU) contributes almost $25,000 annually toward financial awards for LSU members and that amount grows every year! Listed here are the bursaries, awards and scholarships you should know about. All of our bursaries, scholarships and awards are available to international and domestic students that meet the award criteria. LSU's bursaries, awards and scholarships are administered through the Langara College Financial Aid Office so you must apply there. Langara College offers many more bursaries, awards and scholarships in addition to those listed here. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 604-323-5376 or visit www.langara.bc.ca/student-services/financial-aid.

BURSARIES

Bursaries are non-repayable financial assistance given to students based on their financial need and satisfactory academic standing. Applications are strictly confidential and handled through the Financial Aid Office. LSU never knows who receives the bursaries it funds. Unlike other bursaries, international students are also eligible for LSU bursaries but all applicants must be current LSU members who are enrolled in a minimum of two courses for which LSU fees are assessed and collected (i.e., academic program courses or the RMT program). While only individuals in exceptional financial need will be considered for funding, do apply if you are strapped for cash.

LSU General Students' Bursary

Amount Varies Depending Upon Demand and Need: Approximately 10 bursaries of approximately $400 each
Awarded in the Spring, Summer, or Fall Semesters to students with demonstrated financial need.

LSU and BC Ministry of Advanced Education Emergency Aid Fund (Bursary)

Amount Varies Depending Upon Demand and Need: $10,000 given to numerous students annually
This fund is offered to students in demonstrated financial need; amount of individual awards vary. The BC Ministry of Advanced Education generously matches LSU's annual donation of $5000 to make this a significant source of funding for students in financial need.

LSU Women's Bursary

3 Bursaries of $350
Awarded to women with demonstrated financial need who experience obstacles to their educational goals

LSU Fund for Students with Disabilities

2 Bursaries of $800
This is funding for students with disabilities for costly medication, treatments, psycho-educational assessment, or contribution to other costs. Students must provide evidence of need for these expenditures. Preference is given to students who are registered in at least two courses. Students must be registered with and receiving services through the Langara College Office of Disability Services. This bursary maybe awarded in any semester.

AWARDS

Awards are non-repayable financial awards given to domestic or international students based on a combination of financial need and exemplary service. Unlike a bursary where financial need is the main requirement, awards require that the applicant demonstrate "merit," in other words, service to others through volunteering or playing a leadership role in the college community or among their peers. Applications are necessary for awards. Remember to pay close attention to the posted deadlines. Applications may be obtained at the Langara College Financial Aid Department.

LSU Community Service Award

Amount Varies Depending Upon Demand: Approximately 10 Awards with a Maximum Value of $500 each
Offered in the Spring and Fall semesters, this bursary is for students in financial need. Preference is given to those students with a commitment to community service, as demonstrated by letters from community organizations where the applicant volunteered.

Volunteer Leadership Award

4 Awards of $250
The Volunteer Leadership Award is available to domestic or international students who are also members of LSU. To be eligible students must demonstrate outstanding student leadership or service through volunteerism with the LSU or with Langara College.

LSU University-Transfer Program Student Leadership Award

3 Awards of $500
Awarded every Spring, this award is available to Langara College domestic or international students who are also members of LSU and enrolled in a Langara University-Transfer Program. To be eligible students must be currently registered in a minimum of 9 credits and who were registered in a minimum 9 credits in one of the past two terms. Students must demonstrate outstanding student leadership or service through volunteerism with the LSU or with Langara College.

LSU Study Abroad Award

2 awards of $500
This award is offered to any student taking part in a Langara-sanctioned study abroad offering, including field schools, exchange programs and international practicum. To be eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need and volunteer or non-paid service of some sort.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are financial awards given to students with excellent or top Cumulative Grade Point Averages (CGPA). There are two types of LSU scholarships that differ according to the criteria for award. Departmental scholarships are given to the student with the top CGPA and the nomination comes from the department or faculty so no application is required by the student. LSU general scholarships require a minimum CGPA of 3.0, require application by the student, and also have a "merit" component such as volunteerism or student leadership. General Scholarship recipients are chosen by a selection committee.

LSU Faculty of Arts Scholarship

1 Award of $1000
Departmental Scholarship available to the student with the highest CGPA who is enrolled in a Faculty of Arts Program and within the following parameters: Available to domestic or international Langara College students who are current members of LSU. Student must be registered in a minimum of 9 credits and who were registered in a minimum of 9 credits in one of the past two terms. No application is necessary for this award. Students receive the recommendation of program faculty when they meet specific scholarship criteria

LSU Faculty of Science Scholarship

1 Award of $1000
Departmental Scholarship awarded to the student with the highest CGPA who is enrolled in a Faculty of Science Program and within the following parameters: Available to domestic or international Langara College students who are current members of LSU. Student must be registered in a minimum of 9 credits and who were registered in a minimum of 9 credits in one of the past two terms. No application is necessary for this award. Students receive the recommendation of program faculty when they meet specific scholarship criteria

LSU Faculty of Social Sciences and Management Scholarship

1 Award of $1000
A Departmental Scholarship available to domestic or international Langara College students who are current members of LSU. To be eligible students must be registered in a minimum of 9 credits and who were registered in a minimum of 9 credits in one of the past two terms. Student must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 and demonstrate outstanding leadership or service to their peers through volunteerism with LSU or with Langara College. Application is required for this scholarship.

International Student Scholarship

3 Awards of $1000
These are General Scholarships with the following criteria: Available to Langara College international students that are also members of LSU. International students must be currently registered in a minimum of 9 credits and who were registered in a minimum of 9 credits in one of the past two semesters. Student must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 and demonstrate outstanding leadership or service to their peers through volunteerism with LSU or Langara College. Applications are required.

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