Awards

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ASFA Academic awards 2022

Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Concordia Community

This award is given to a student who has created a sense of community at Concordia by contributing to student life and has demonstrated that their efforts have had a positive impact on the Concordia community. 

The minimum required GPA for this award is 3.0. The winner of this award will receive $300. Four (4) awards are given out annually.

To apply, please include:

  • Unofficial academic transcript (Available for PDF download in your Concordia account.
  • Complete the Academic Award application
  • Letter of intent explaining why you merit the award. Please ensure that the following questions are addressed in your letter:
    - What are your achievements? 
    - What are your contributions to the Concordia/Arts and Science Community? 
    - What activities have you been a part of in the Concordia/Arts and Science Community? 
    - What initiatives or novel ideas have you brought to the Concordia/Arts and Science Community? 
    - The letter of intent should be no more than 2 pages single spaced.

Award for Loyola Improvement

This award was created by the Loyola Committee to recognize a Loyola Student’s involvement on the campus. Applicants interested should have contributed to the Loyola community by student life/academics and have to be registered in a major/honors/specialization program in one of the following departments: Applied Human Sciences, Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Communications, Health Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology, Journalism, Loyola College, Physics, Psychology.

The minimum required GPA for this award is 3.0. The recipient shall receive $350.Three (3) awards will be given out in the 2021-2022 year.

To apply, please include:

  • Unofficial academic transcript (Available for PDF download in your Concordia account.
  • Complete the Academic Award application
  • Letter of intent explaining why you merit the award. Please ensure that the following questions are addressed in your letter:
    - What are your achievements? 
    - What are your contributions to the Concordia/Arts and Science Loyola Campus Community? 
    - What activities have you been a part of in the Concordia/Arts and Science Community? 
    - What initiatives or novel ideas have you brought to the Loyola campus’s improvement?
    - The letter of intent should be no more than 2 pages single-spaced.

Award for Academic Achievement

This award is designed to recognize an arts and science student who has excelled in their academic career at Concordia. 

The minimum required GPA for this award is 3.8. The winner of this award shall receive $300. Four (4) awards are given out annually.

To apply, please include:

Most Improved Academics Award

This award is designed to recognize an arts and science student who has shown improvement in their undergraduate academic career at Concordia University. 

There is no minimum required GPA for this award. The winner of this award shall receive $275. Two (2) awards are given out annually.

To apply, please include:

  • Unofficial academic transcript (Available for PDF download in your Concordia account.
  • Complete the Academic Award application
  • A letter of recommendation from one of your professors during the fall or winter term 2021-2022
  • Letter of intent explaining why you merit the award. Please ensure that the following questions are addressed in your letter:
    - What have been your achievements? 
    - What efforts have you made to improve your academics? 
    - What are some of the reasons you may have struggled with your academics during your studies at Concordia University? 
    - How do you plan on continuing to improve in your academics?
    - The letter of intent should be no more than 2 pages single-spaced.

Meghna Atwal Award

This award was created to honor the life of Meghna Atwal who contributed to ASFA for three years and showed a dedication to her community by creating new projects. Applicants interested should have contributed to the Arts and Science community by bringing novel additions to student life and/or academics.

Applicants must also be registered in a double major, honors, or specialization.  There is no minimum required GPA for this award. The winner shall receive $400. One (1) award is given out annually.

To apply, please include:

  • Unofficial academic transcript (Available for PDF download in your Concordia account.
  • Complete the Academic Award application
  • Letter of intent explaining why you merit the award. Please ensure that the following questions are addressed in your letter:
    - What are your achievements? 
    - What are your contributions to the Concordia/Arts and Science Community? 
    - What activities have you been a part of in the Concordia/Arts and Science Community? 
    - What initiatives or novel ideas have you brought to the Concordia/Arts and Science Community?

Damon Hartung Award

This award was created to honour the life of Damon Hartung who contributed to ASFA for three years and showed a dedication to his community by creating new projects. Applicants interested should have contributed to the Arts and Science community by bringing novel additions to student life and/or academics while remaining in strong academic standing. 

The minimum required GPA for this award is 3.0. The winner shall receive $600. One (1) award is given out annually.

To apply, please include:

  • Unofficial academic transcript (Available for PDF download in your Concordia account.
  • Complete the Academic Award application
  • Letter of intent explaining why you merit the award. Please ensure that the following questions are addressed in your letter:
    - What are your achievements? 
    - What are your contributions to the Concordia/Arts and Science Community? 
    - What activities have you been a part of in the Concordia/Arts and Science Community? 
    - What initiatives or novel ideas have you brought to the Concordia/Arts and Science Community?
    - The letter of intent should be no more than 2 pages single-spaced.

How to apply?

Elibigility

Eligible to current Concordia University undergraduate Arts & Science students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants may apply for many but can only be the recipient of one award. Current ASFA executives and current members of the ASFA Academic Committee will not be considered.

Deadline

Deadline to apply for all awards: March 1st, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be announced at the end of March 2022 and receive their awards in April 2022.

Please contact the Academic Award Committee if you have any further questions.