Scholarships & Awards

Maple Leaf Centenary Scholarship

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

This scholarship is awarded annually to international students attending high school in Canada on a study permit, on the basis of superior academic achievement in high school. Selection is based on academic standing, leadership qualities as demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular and community activities, and a counsellor's letter of recommendation. Up to two of these scholarships are available each year.

International students outside of Canada: see International awards»

Transfer students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Opening application date: October 1, 2017
Deadline to apply: December 17, 2017


Academic requirements

Candidates must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Present a minimum 80% average and be admissible to your program (see competitive averages for programs)
  • 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, 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

Leadership requirements

The following are guidelines only; final evaluation of eligibility for this scholarship will be made by a selection committee based on the applicant’s specific qualifications and reference letter, and weighed competitively against the applicant pool.

Leadership is more than participation in extracurricular activities. We are looking for well-rounded leaders who demonstrate strong leadership qualities and depth of involvement in their communities. Leaders are people who take action, show initiative, and go above and beyond what is expected.

A well-rounded leader will:

  • Hold key leadership roles
  • Participate in a variety of activities
  • Show initiative
  • Have both community and school involvement
  • Have become progressively more involved over time
  • Demonstrate a high level of commitment
  • Have a well rounded distribution of leadership activities that span across your high school career


Renewal of funding for the second, third, and fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a full normal course load at the University of Alberta, while studying on a Study Permit.

How to apply

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Once you have applied for admission, you can apply for this award online using the Major International Entrance Scholarship application:

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You can also access the award application form via Bear Tracks.

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