19. Devolved Awards

Academic units are eligible to receive devolved funds if their enrollment was at least 12 graduate students per year averaged over the previous three years, and, they received at least two scholarship awards per year averaged over the previous three years in the non-devolved competition. Special case graduate admissions are not eligible for devolved funds.

During the time of the award, the student shall not have any other substantial source of financial support provided through the University or other agencies, including research assistantships and foreign government funding. Such substantial support is defined as more than 50% of the value of the UGS.

The devolved academic units have responsibility for awarding the scholarships and for the payroll of all students on scholarship. Each devolved academic unit shall submit a scholarship action plan to the Dean of CGSR outlining the intent to disperse the fund. Annual reports to the Dean of CGSR are required as the accountability for the disbursement of scholarship funds remains with the CGSR. Each scholarship plan must take into consideration equity policies for scholarship distribution.

19.1. Eligibility Requirements

Devolved awards may be scholarships, assistantships or fellowships as determined by the academic unit’s scholarship action plan. Academic units may have higher eligibility criteria, however, the minimum standard for eligibility for students being considered for all devolved awards are:

  1. Full-time graduate students, in a thesis based program, who have not exceeded the maximum amount of time in program, are eligible.
  2. Master’s nominees must meet the minimum standard for first-class standing, which is a GPA of 80%, equivalent to the University of Saskatchewan grading system, on the last two years of completed study or the last 60 credit units.
  3. Doctoral nominees must meet the minimum standard for first-class standing, which is a GPA of 80%, equivalent to the University of Saskatchewan grading system, for their master’s degree.
  4. While holding the award, the student shall maintain registration as a full-time student, meeting all requirements for such status.
  5. During the time of the award, the student shall not have any other substantial source of financial support provided through the University or other agencies (public or private, including research assistantships and foreign government funding. Such substantial support is defined as more than 50% of the value of the award.
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