Tips for Applying for University of Alberta Scholarships

A scholarship application is an opportunity for you to describe your best attributes and accomplishments. Below are some tips to help you with the application.

  • Ensure you carefully read all sections of the application. Any incomplete submissions will not be considered for awards.
  • Work on your application in a document outside of Awards Hub to take advantage of spelling and grammar .
  • Focus on your greatest achievements. Select your top achievements or experiences that you are most proud of and focus on those in your application. Achievements or experience could include but are not limited to: mentorship, community involvement, volunteerism, public service, athletics, academics, and involvement in societies/clubs.
  • Responses should be thoughtful and well-developed. Your application should highlight who you are and what you are passionate about.
  • Provide specific examples of experiences that demonstrate reflection and growth within your experience or more generally in your life.
  • Think about what sets you apart from other scholarship applicants. Outline experiences or achievements that demonstrate your impact.
  • Be creative, show your passion, and put things in your own words. A well crafted, unique application will allow you to stand out!

If you have a permanent disability and need accessibility support to complete your application, learn more and apply early for applicant accommodations, or contact for assistance.