Scholarships & Awards

Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1,500

This scholarship for Aboriginal students recognizes outstanding academic achievement in high school.


In order to be considered for this award, you must:

  • Have an admission average of 80% or higher at the time of your admission offer
  • Be entering the first year of full-time studies in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta in September of the following academic year, in one of the following ways:
    • Directly from high school with fewer than 24 IB, AP, or A-level credits
    • Directly from high school with fewer than 12 credits of university course work taken during high school through Open Studies or a similar program at another accredited post-secondary institution
    • Following time taken off between high school and university, provided that no post-secondary credit was received during that time
  • Provide proof of First Nations, Métis, or Inuit identity as listed on the Aboriginal Awards page

How to apply

Automatic consideration — you will be evaluated for this scholarship when you apply for admission, as long as you have declared your Aboriginal status on your application.

You will also need to provide proof of Aboriginal identity in order to receive this award. If you did not self-declare your Aboriginal status on your admission application, please email to be considered for this scholarship.


Consideration for Aboriginal Entrance Scholarships is based on your admission average at the time of your admission offer. Your eligibility will not be recalculated based on your final marks.

Notification and acceptance

If you are offered this award, you will be notified in March. The My Awards section of Bear Tracks will be updated and you will receive an email with a link to submit your proof of Aboriginal identity. Once your submission has been confirmed your award offer will appear under the My Awards section of Bear Tracks.

To find out more about how to accept and receive your award, please see Information for Award Recipients.