Scholarships & Awards

Transfer Scholastic Distinction Scholarship

Value: up to $15,000

Scholastic Distinction Scholarships are among the most valuable and prestigious entrance scholarships awarded by the University of Alberta, recognizing the top academic students from across Canada and around the world. Up to 5 of these scholarships are awarded each year to transfer students.

Opening application date: October 1
Deadline to apply: January 31


Candidates must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Achieve an average of approximately 95% or above in high school (competitive averages vary by faculty)
  • Maintain a similar level of excellence at the post-secondary level (competitive GPAs vary by faculty)
  • Be entering one of the following faculties:
    • Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
    • Arts
    • Business
    • Campus Saint-Jean
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
    • Native Studies
    • Nursing
    • Science

How to apply

In order to apply for scholarships and awards, you must first apply for admission»

For application-based awards administered by the Office of the Registrar, you can apply online:

Apply for Awards

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

View tips for writing the essay and choosing a reference»

Awards administered by faculties or external organizations will have separate paper-based or online application forms. 

Notification and acceptance

Successful applicants will be notified in May. If you are offered this award, the My Awards section of Bear Tracks will be updated and you will receive an email notification. 

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

About this award

Scholastic Distinction Scholarships are funded by the University of Alberta, our faculties, and our donors. As an applicant, you only need to apply to the scholarship competition; you will then be assessed for your eligibility for individual awards. Should you receive an offer, the specific awards you receive will be posted in Bear Tracks.

View the list of individual awards that make up the funding for this scholarship»