Online applications for the USFA Scholarship will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2020.
The USFA Scholarship Program is open to students who are immediate family members of USFA members. Immediate family includes spouse/partner, sons, daughters or children whom USFA members have served as legal guardians.
The application form for the 2019-2020 USFA Scholarship Fund Program is now available exclusively online at: paws.usask.ca/go/awards. Students can apply online through their PAWS account as follows:
1) Log into the Scholarships and Bursaries channel in PAWS: paws.usask.ca/go/awards
2) Click on the green “Apply for awards” button
3) Click on the “Select Application Form” scroll-down menu under “Current Students”
4) Select the “2019-2020 USFA Tuition Scholarship Fund Application”; click “Apply”
Once the student has completed the application, an automated email will be sent to the Faculty member’s University of Saskatchewan email address prompting them to go into the ASPA/USFA Award Relationship Verification channel in PAWS and confirm the relationship with the applicant. Both the student and the faculty member will get a confirmation email that the application has been successful. If you do not get the confirmation email please contact student awards immediately at 306-966-2897.
Each year $250,000 is contributed to the USFA Scholarship Fund. The $250,000 is divided by the number of credit units eligible applicants have successfully completed for credit courses taken in the 2019-2020 academic year (May 1, 2019-April 30, 2020). Eligible students graduating in 2020 can still receive the award for courses taken in the 2019-2020 academic year, even if they are not taking any further courses at the University. Credits completed after April 30 2020 will not be counted for this year’s application, as per the scholarship terms of reference, so 3rd year medical students who complete their credit units after April 30 2020 even though they start their studies during the 2019-2020 academic year can apply for next year’s scholarship. Recipients will be emailed in late July 2020 with the results of their application.
Scholarship money will be applied directly to the recipient’s student account. Any balance of account, after outstanding tuition and fees are paid, will be refunded by cheque and will be mailed to the student’s address listed on PAWS. Please note that if the scholarship is awarded to a non-eligible applicant steps will be taken to recover the amount awarded.