Graduate Scholarships & Awards

FGSR Thesis Only Scholarship (TOS)

Description:

The intent of the TOS is to attract high quality graduate students and grow research based programs at our university.

Holders of these awards are required to be a fully-qualified THESIS based student in a Master's or Doctoral degree program at the University of Regina.  Master’s & PhD students must have a minimum of a first class average (equivalent to a minimum of 80%) at their previous institution (if first semester) and continuing students must maintain 80% throughout their program.

Applications by students are not required nor accepted to FGSR.  Nominations for this award are made by each faculty, to FGSR.

All FGSR Funding is subject to annual budgetary approval and up to the discretion of the Dean of FGSR.

Area(s) of Study: Unrestricted
Value: Variable
Eligibility:

Qualifications - Holders of these awards are required to be a fully-qualified THESIS based student in a Master's or Doctoral degree program at the University of Regina, including MAP’s PhD Thesis Project (Research Creation) students. Master’s & PhD students must have a minimum of a first class average (equivalent to a minimum of 80%) at their previous institution (if first semester) and continuing students must maintain 80% throughout their program.

In Good Standing – Students must hold and maintain a minimum 80% average.  An incomplete and/or failing grade from a previous semester's work will render the student ineligible for support. Failure to continue to be fully eligible each semester while holding this scholarship, will require the scholarship to be canceled.

Post-Program Maintenance - Students who are, or will be, in post-program maintenance (i.e. have completed all formal credit hour degree requirements in the program and therefore register in GRST 995AA, AB) are NOT eligible for these funds.

Required - Grad Thrive Plus 800AA must be completed by the end of the first semester in which a student begins their program, in order to be eligible.  Failure to complete this by the end of their first semester will require the scholarship to be discontinued.  

Registered Full-Time - Recipients of the Thesis Only Scholarship (TOS) are required to be registered full-time in the semesters in which the funding is to be received and, accordingly, are required to register in no fewer than 6 credit hours of thesis work pertaining to their program during the corresponding semester when there are outstanding, unfulfilled requirements in their programs. For students having between 3 and 5 credit hours of unfulfilled requirements remaining, this remainder will determine the number of credit hours in which they are obliged to register to qualify for funding.  All awardees are required to be registered full-time by the 5th day of the first month (January, May, or September) of the semester in which the award is to be paid, in order to meet payroll deadlines.

Program Changes - If a student wishes to change their route or program, the effected departments and faculty must agree on graduate funding. Thesis only programs will be considered. Notification must be made to FGSR at the time of that change.

Holders of Major Awards (value of $17,500 or over) - Students who are currently holding major awards such as national scholarships, i.e. NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR or equivalent, are NOT eligibile for TOS funds.

Other Awards – TOS students may only hold other funding up to a maximum of $17,500.  This includes internal University of Regina scholarships & foreign scholarships.  Exception: Students are allowed to apply for and hold travel awards.

Employment – There is no restriction on employment while holding this scholarship. 

Please see the Terms of Reference for full information.



Student Status: Full-time
Citizenship: N/A
Applications:

RATES OF SUPPORT: 

Each line faculty may determine the number of awards and the amount of each award, subject to the total amount they are allocated from FGSR, based on their percentage of full time, thesis only students.   

APPLICATION & ADJUDICATION

Applications by students are not required nor accepted to FGSR. Nominations for this award are made by each faculty, to FGSR.

Each line faculty may determine the application and/or adjudication criteria against which they want to evaluate students, provided the students meet the minimum requirements, as described in this Terms of Reference.

Address:
Deadline:
E-mail: grad.funding@uregina.ca