If you have funding barriers (immediate or long-term) and would like more information, please contact the Engagement Coordinator at

Alternatively, you can email the Student Financial Support team at to inquire about financial support. 

In your email, please include a brief summary of your financial situation and the reason for your email (e.g. questions about applying for a student loan or in need of an emergency student loan to cover the cost of living expenses, etc.). The more information you can provide about your situation, the better the team at Student Financial Support can assist you.

Awards and Scholarships

First Peoples' House and Métis Education Foundation (MEF) Awards

Applications for FPH and MEF open August 15, 2019. The application deadline is October 15, 2019. Please visit BearTracks to apply.

These awards are opened annually to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students and are provided by many generous donors in the community.

Contact Jessie Letendre at for further award application inquiries.

AltaLink Indigenous Relations Scholarship

This scholarship program is designed to recognize leaders in the Indigenous community by offering scholarships to Indigenous students attending post-secondary institutions.

Two eligible students from each of Treaty 6, 7, 8 and the Métis community in Alberta will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Indigenous Careers Awards

According to the Government of Alberta, applications for the Indigenous Careers Award will be available in late fall instead of early August for the 2019-20 academic year.

For details about the Indigenous Careers Awards, visit Alberta Student Aid.

U of A Scholarships and Awards

You may be eligible to apply for other U of A Scholarships and Awards depending on your faculty, year, and academic standing.


Saving Money on Food

WECAN Food Basket Society is a non-profit volunteer-run organization. For a small fee ($5/year or $2.50 for half year) you can join the Food Basket Society and have access to saving 25-50% on groceries.

Emergency Food Source

The Campus Food Bank is a confidential service that provides short term food relief to those on campus experiencing food insecurity.