The CSU awards 39 bursaries valued at $500 each academic year, and up to 10 bursaries of between $500-$1500 depending on financial needs for COVID-19 relief.
The goal of the CSU bursaries is to help students with demonstrated financial need alleviate some of the pressures associated with the high cost of post-secondary education, and to recognize their academic and extra-curricular achievements.
In awarding its bursaries, the CSU takes a holistic approach and considers each applicant’s financial need, academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and statement of merit. Every reasonable attempt will be made to award bursaries on the basis of gender equity. Candidates are selected by the CSU’s Sustainability Committee, as per the Committee’s mandate to work towards social and economic sustainability efforts, and in accordance with the guidelines set out in the CSU Bursary Distribution Policy.
Undergraduate students who have completed at least three credits at Concordia University are eligible to apply for CSU bursaries. Additional eligibility requirements may apply for certain bursaries, as outlined below.
Please note that Councillors, CSU Executives, members of the CSU’s Judicial Board, employees of the CSU, and the Chair and Secretary of the CSU Council of Representatives are ineligible to receive these bursaries.
Arts and Science Student Bursary
Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science Student Bursary
Fine Arts Student Bursary
John Molson School of Business Student Bursary
Independent Student Bursary
Black and Indigenous Student Bursary
These bursaries recognize individuals within the Black or Indigenous communities who have dedicated themselves to removing systemic barriers. Individuals who have taken on leadership roles or have otherwise put time into helping their community are eligible for this award.
Concordia Student Athlete Bursary
These bursaries are intended to support students who are combining athletic accomplishments and competitions with their regular undergraduate schooling. Both Concordia’s undergraduate varsity athletes and undergraduate students competing at a provincial or national level in their respective sports are eligible for these bursaries.
Outstanding Contribution to Student Life
These bursaries recognize students from any faculty who have dedicated substantial extracurricular time to groups, projects, and initiatives that enrich student life at Concordia.
Outstanding Contribution to an External Community
These bursaries support undergraduate students who have made significant contributions to an external community off-campus. Individuals who have taken on leadership roles or have otherwise put time into helping a particular community, in Canada or abroad, are eligible for this award.
Outstanding Academic Achievement
These bursaries recognize students for their academic achievements, specifically when the university itself has failed to do so. The CSU acknowledges that academic achievement can enrich campus life, and can help advance the important academic mission of the university. This bursary will be given out to five (5) students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher, enrolled in any Concordia program, and who are not receiving any scholarships from the university.
The CSU recognizes that there can be significant barriers facing students who are parents and studying at university. These bursaries are meant to help relieve some of the financial barriers facing student parents.