There are numerous sources of funding available to students in the Alberta School of Business to support individual and student group activity. Some funds are more restricted than others in terms of what they will support, so students are urged to read the terms of reference for each funding source carefully to see what will be supported. Students who apply to one or more of these funds may be considered for any funding for which they are eligible.
BAC Be A Champion Fund
This fund consists of money that has been raised by the Business Advisory Council and others. Funding is provided by the Business Advisory Council, Alberta School of Business faculty, staff and friends. This fund is directed towards providing support for events and activities which are in line with the strategic direction of the Alberta School of Business as determined by the Business Advisory Council and the Dean of the Alberta School of Business. It is meant for the support of signature and flagship events that provide a local, national or international showplace for the talents of Business students, as well as funding innovative or entrepreneurial initiatives by undergraduate Business students. Funding decisions are made by a committee chosen by the Dean, and which includes student representation.
Undergraduate Program Office Funding
The Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, has funds available in the Undergraduate Program budget to support student activities that are related to the academic program. Funding from this office is mainly directed towards academic competitions and conferences that students may attend individually or as groups. Funds are also used to support student groups and clubs in a number of different ways. Funding Decisions are made by the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs.
Grad Class Gift Fund
Every year since 2002, the graduating class has been invited to donate money to the School of Business to be placed in a special fund called the Grad Class Gift. All money donated has been matched (up to $5,000.00 per year) by an anonymous donor. Money in the Grad Class Gift Fund has been made available to individual students or student groups to support any activity or expenditure that enriches student life in the Alberta School of Business. In the past, money has been given to buy microwaves for the student lounge, to buys water bottles for an intramural hockey team, to support conference attendance, and to subsidize student membership in professional organizations. Funding decisions are made by a committee consisting of student members and the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs. Click here for the Grad Class Gift application form.
International Activities Fund
Funds are available to students to support international student exchanges, international study tours, international work placements, enrolment in senior language courses and other international activities. Subsidies are available in some cases to all students participating, and full support is available for students with demonstrated financial need. Click here for the International Activities application form.
Alberta School of Business Women's Network
Funding is available through the Alberta School of Business Women’s Network from time to time throughout the year to support various activities. For more information please contact the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs.
BSA Conference Fund
The Business Students’ Association Conference Fund is used to reimburse conference related expenses for students. Funding decisions are made by a student committee independent of the BSA.
Funding Policy for Student Organizations
The School has centralized all funding for student groups in the Undergraduate Office. Request by any undergraduate student organization for School funding of any project, activity, or event must be addressed to the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs. The rationale for this centralization is to ensure fairness in funding decisions, to improve accountability, and to follow consistent priorities in allocating scarce funding. Click here for detailed information on club policies.