Entrance scholarships

Ben Hallworth (BSc Engineering '20) was the 2016 Schulich Leader Engineering Scholarship award recipient.


Entrance scholarships

Did you know that 1 in 5 first-year students receive a scholarship? Learn about the Admission-based and Application-based scholarship opportunities below and see what may be available for you.

Whether you’re a scholastic achiever, community leader, or well-rounded student, the University of Alberta awards $28 million each year in undergraduate scholarships, awards, and financial support to all kinds of students.

Applicants transferring from another post-secondary institution: see Transfer Scholarships


Admission-based scholarships – no application required!

You could be starting with scholarships you don’t even have to apply for! You will be evaluated for these scholarships when you apply for admission. Your eligibility will be based on your high school admission average at the time of your admission offer. We'll assess you for a match to the following and many more.

GOLD STANDARD SCHOLARSHIP
The top 5% of students in each faculty could receive up to $6,000, depending on admission average.

INDIGENOUS ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

Self-declaring First Nations, Métis, or Inuit applicants with an average of 80%+ may receive $1,500.

AP and IB SCHOLARSHIP

The top 25 AP and 25 IB students will receive $1,000 to recognize their achievement of taking an academically rigorous program.

NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

The top incoming out-of-province Canadian students will receive $30,000, payable over four years.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Students with superior academics attending high school in Canada on a study permit may receive a scholarship up to $9,000, payable over four years.

MAPLE LEAF FIRST YEAR EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Students attending high school in Canada on a study permit with an admission average of 80%+ could receive a scholarship of $1,000. 

Application-based scholarships – apply early!

There are even more scholarships and awards for all types of students. Not sure what scholarships you’re eligible for? No problem! Fill out our single scholarship application and, based on your background, experiences, academics, and interests, we'll assess you for a match to the following and many more.

You must apply to an undergraduate degree program before you can apply for any entrance scholarships. The deadline for application-based scholarships is December 12, 2018. Get some tips about how to apply or visit our scholarship application form to get started!

SCHOLASTIC DISTINCTION SCHOLARSHIP
High-achievers with admission averages of 95%+ and outstanding character will be assessed for the most prestigious scholarships offered by the University of Alberta.
➝ ENTRANCE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Well-rounded students with admission averages of 80%+ will be assessed for scholarships to recognize their accomplishments through leadership roles.
➝ FLY HOME AWARD
Out-of-province Canadian students with a strong sense of community could receive up to $1,500 to help them stay connected to home.
➝ EDUCATION ABROAD AWARD
Canadian students interested in exploring the world and getting a global perspective could receive up to $3,750 to enhance their university experience with an education abroad program.
➝ MAPLE LEAF CENTENARY SCHOLARSHIP
Students attending high school in Canada on a study permit, with superior achievement and leadership qualities, may be eligible for a scholarship valued at $20,000, payable over four years.
➝ MAY QUON UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
High-achieving students with Chinese or Hong Kong citizenship, and financial need, will be considered for this prestigious scholarship valued at $45,000, payable over four years.

General Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must meet the following base academic criteria for entrance scholarships and awards:

  • Present an admission average that meets or exceeds those required for the specific scholarship or award.

  • Be entering university directly from high school with fewer than 12 credits of university course work taken during high school or following time taken off between high school and university, provided that no post-secondary credit was received during that time.

  • Be entering the first year of full-time studies in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta in September of the upcoming year.

Additional scholarship criteria may apply. Candidate eligibility for specific scholarships will be assessed based on their admission information and their scholarship application. Our scholarship and award competitions are competitive; there is no guarantee that meeting eligibility will result in a scholarship or award offer.

Entrance award offers are conditional on the accuracy of your self-recorded grades. If there is a discrepancy between your self-recorded grades and your final official transcript, your award offer could be revoked.


Upcoming Events

Schulich Leader Scholarship Information Session

Attendees will receive tips on how to develop a successful application and hear from current Schulich Leaders about how they have thrived at the University of Alberta.

Date: January 16, 2019

Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) L1-230

Register