Welcome to Accessibility Resources

Funding Options

Provincial and Federal Grants

Students using Accessibility Resources services are asked to apply for both provincial and federal student aid. Accommodations are put in place for the student immediately with the understanding that students will complete the appropriate funding applications by the funding agency's deadlines. Students with documented disabilities who cannot access provincial and/or federal funds (for example, international students or those with a temporary disability that may become permanent) are provided accommodation.

Learn about the different types of grants

Notify your Accessibility Advisor at augsas@ualberta.ca once you have submitted your student loan application.

Services for which funding may be applied for include:

  • Assistive Services

  • Interpreting and real time transcribing (CART)

  • Note-taking assistance

  • Alternate format materials

  • Assistance in labs

  • Academic aide support

  • Tutoring (to offset impacts of disability or condition in learning environment)

  • Learning strategist support

  • Specialized transportation and disability-related parking arrangement

Specialized Equipment and/or Adaptive Technology

  • Assessments to determine need for adaptive technology

  • Training to develop proficiency in the use of adaptive technology

  • Acquisition of specialized equipment and/or software

Other Supports

  • Field Experience support


Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

The Disability-Related Awards document provides a list of disability-related award opportunities and a brief description of eligibility criteria. Information in this document is subject to change and your are encouraged to contact the award providers for the most current application procedures and eligibility criteria before sending in your application.

View the Disability-Related Awards PDF

Accessibility Resources oversees the conferring of several of these scholarships, awards and bursaries. Completed applications for awards that AR administers can be dropped off in person or mailed to either the Augustana campus or North campus.

For all other awards, please follow the procedures for submission listed on the application.  

For more information and/or assistance completing an application, please visit the AR office.

Additional Awards

Students should explore all available award opportunities.  The Supplementary Bursary Program (below), available for application beginning January 15th, contains several supplementary bursaries offered to students with disabilities (only), including the Marion Vosáhlo Award, the Martha Ruth Johnson Award, the Robert and Shirley Stollery Bursaries, The Robert Forester Award, and the Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Bursary for Students with Disabilities. Note, however, that one application will put you on the list of any and all of the supplemental bursaries you might be eligible for.


Internal Awards

Augustana Awards and Financial Aid

Accessibility Resources - Awards and Bursaries listings for North campus

Scholarships and Awards – U of A, Office of the Registrar and Student Awards

Supplementary Bursary Program


External Awards

External/Off Campus Scholarships & Awards