Scholarships & Awards

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


The University of Alberta administers $28 million each year in scholarships, awards, and financial support  for new and continuing students. Find out how you can offset the cost of your degree!

In addition to financial support, we also offer advising. We can help you with student loan applications, finding available awards and support, and more! To speak to a student financial support advisor, contact Student Connect»


Entrance Awards

For students applying directly from high school.

Academic and Leadership Scholarships

Out-of-Province Applicants

  • Fly Home Award

    Value: up to $1,500

    Award to help first-year out-of-province students stay connected to their communities. The deadline to apply for this award for fall 2018 has now passed. 

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  • National Achievement Award

    Value: $30,000

    Recognizes top Canadian high school students from outside of Alberta with awards that are among the most valuable and prestigious. Automatic consideration — no application required.

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Aboriginal Applicants

International students in Canada

  • Maple Leaf Scholastic Distinction Scholarship

    Value: Variable

    Awarded to international students who attended high school in Canada on a study permit, on the basis of top academic standing in high school. The deadline to apply for this award for fall 2018 has passed.

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  • Maple Leaf Entrance Leadership Scholarship

    Value: up to $5,000

    Awarded to international students who attended high school in Canada on a study permit, on the basis of superior academic achievement in high school to recognize academic standing and leadership qualities. The deadline to apply for this award for fall 2018 has passed. 

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  • Maple Leaf Centenary Scholarship

    Value: $20,000 over four years ($5,000 per year)

    Awarded to international students who attended high school in Canada on a study permit, on the basis of superior academic achievement in high school to recognize academic standing and leadership qualities. The deadline to apply for this award for fall 2018 has passed.  

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  • Maple Leaf First Year Excellence Scholarship

    Value: Variable

    Awarded to international students who attended high school in Canada on a study permit, on the basis of superior academic achievement in high school. Automatic consideration — no application required. 

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  • May Quon Undergraduate Scholarship

    Value: $45,000 payable over 4 years

    Awarded to an international student with Chinese or Hong Kong citizenship studying on a study permit who has superior academic achievement entering any year of an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta to recognize academic standing and self-declared financial need. The deadline to apply for this award for fall 2018 has passed. 

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Other Awards


Transfer Awards

For students planning on transferring from another post-secondary institution.