Funding Priorities

Fern Snart Scholarship in Education - Give Online

In 2015 Professor Emeriti, along with family and friends of Fern Snart, established the Fern Snart Scholarship in Education  in recognition of the Faculty's outgoing Dean of Education.  Lending her name to this award Fern's tremendous support and leadership in the field of education will be carried on and remembered.  This newly created scholarship is currently accepting donations from all supporters of the faculty with the intention of being awarded to an undergraduate education student for academic achievement.

JP Das Centre on Developmental & Learning Disabilities - Give Online

This fund provides support to the JP Das Centre on Developmental and Learning Disabilities and allows us to continue to develop innovative programming and research. Donations to this fund support community projects and outreach activities for children, parents, and teachers, such as our Summer Camps for children with learning difficulties and Summer Institutes for teachers working with children with special learning needs.

George Lingle Global Citizenship Travel Award - Give Online

Preparing students to become informed and active global citizens, aware of their capacity to effect meaningful change in their communities, society and the world, is increasingly important in a globalized, interdependent world.

George Lingle created this award because of the rewarding and valuable experiences he has had teaching in several international settings. George taught in Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Korea, Thailand and Canada and felt that his personal journey teaching in these places not only made him a better individual and teacher, but gave him the tools to develop his students into Global Citizens by nurturing their cultural understanding and competence. Every year, this award, is presented to University of Alberta Education students, with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of a Bachelor of Education degree and registered in an education course with an international experience component. Selection is based on the student’s demonstration, in the essay portion of the award application, of exceptional understanding of the potential connections between the course and their personal and professional life. The secondary criteria will be based on academic achievement. Through this award, George is sharing his spirit of adventure and the value he places on experiential learning and teaching.

Centre for Mathematics Science and Technology Education (CMASTE) - Give Online

CMASTE´s goal is to increase the level of scientific research and literacy to enhance the teaching of the foundational subjects of mathematics, science, and technology.The centre provides applied research and learning resources to thousands of parents, teachers, and students in Alberta, Canada and around the globe. They work with teachers locally and in developing countries, to teach them how to work with business, government, and education leaders.

International Education - Give Online

The International Office offers international opportunities to Education faculty and students. The office seeks out opportunities for project work and exchange opportunities between the Faculty of Education and Faculties of Education in other countries. It facilitates the needs of international students, visiting scholars and delegations from other countries. There are initiatives in Africa, North and South America, Oceana, Asia and Europe.

Education Psychology Clinic - Give Online

The Clinic accepts referrals for family therapy and play therapy for children. It also offers marriage and career counseling for adults. Referrals are accepted from any source on a first-come first-served. The Clinic accepts referrals for educational, psychological, career, and personality appraisals. Assessments of clients begin at age four and up.

Reading and Language Clinic - Give Online

The central focus of our work is providing clinical education in literacy for teachers and professionals. This involves having students work one-on-one with children and adults from all walks of life and at all levels of ability on their reading and writing.

Housed in Clinical Services in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta provide graduate level practicum experiences in which students work with members of the general public.

Aboriginal Teacher Education - Give Online

We offer off-campus elementary teacher education program designed to improve the educational success of Aboriginal children by increasing the number of Aboriginal teachers in communities in northern Alberta.

We work with degree completion Blue Quills First Nations College, community-based program in collaboration with Northern Lakes College in Grouard, Slave Lake, Wabasca, Peace River, and Ft. Vermilion.

Faculty of Education - Give Online

The Faculty of Education Fund is an unrestricted fund that is used by the Dean of Education to support initiatives that will have the greatest impact to teacher education and the students of this faculty.

Camp fYrefly Fund - Give Online

Camp fYrefly is Canada's largest leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, queer, and allied (LGBTTQ&A) youth. The camp, which was founded in 2004, is designed to help youth develop the leadership skills and resiliency necessary for them to become change agents in their schools, families, and communities.

Education Alumni Scholarships Fund - Give Online

The Education Alumni Scholarship is solely supported by our esteemed alumni and was established to provide support for our best and brightest students. Due to the tremendous generosity of our alumni this fund currently provides two $1,500 scholarships to two deserving Education students each year. Every scholarship created brings us closer to our goal of making a university education possible for anyone with the desire and the aptitude.

Education Student Support Fund - Give Online

Every year the costs of a university education increase and so does the number of students who are prevented from completing their studies because they encounter unexpected financial difficulties. Our Education Student Support Fund was created to ensure students graduate, and is solely sustained by donations from Education Alumni and other friends of the faculty. We are very grateful for the support of our donors who continue to give to the ESSF, and provide the gift of an education and a better life for our students. Your decision to give to the ESSF will help our students who need it most become the teachers they dream to be.

Library and Information Studies Alumni Association Scholarship Fund - Give Online

The Library and Information Studies Alumni Association Scholarship was created, and is solely supported, by the generosity of alumni like you. Thank you! Our goal is to make a MLIS degree available for anyone with the desire and the aptitude, and this fund plays a big role in ensuring this happens. This fund continues to produce two $1,500 scholarships annually for SLIS students. Because education costs continue to escalate, we want to help at least one more SLIS student by offering a third scholarship. With your support help we can make this happen.

Lighting the Way Fund - Give Online

This unrestricted fund allows iSMSS to develop projects such as a “Safe Space Initiative” on the University campus, provide community outreach activities, and bring world-renowned queer scholars to provide keynote public lectures and to work with students. This fund also supports iSMSS’ extremely successful Inside/OUT speakers’ series, which profiles sexual-minority research, studies, and services at the University.

Michael Phair Leadership Award Endowment Fund - Give Online

This fund has been established by the friends of Michael Phair in recognition of his dedicated public service to the City of Edmonton and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited and queer communities of Alberta. To be awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated leadership qualities and involvement in extracurricular and community activities. Preference given to students who have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, or queer communities.

Teachers of Tomorrow Fund - Give Online

The Faculty is committed to continue to push the boundaries in the areas of teaching and research. The Teachers of Tomorrow Fund provides assistance for projects which will foster continued advancements in teaching and research, having an immediate and direct impact on our students and community. The projects cover many different and important aspects of the teaching profession, ensuring our students thrive in an environment rich in ongoing research related to current teaching practice.

The Joy - Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Scholarship - Give Online

The Joy-Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Scholarship will provide for an outstanding student who wishes to pursue research in teacher education. Read more about the life and career of Joy-Ruth Mickelson in illuminate Magazine.

The Myer Horowitz Endowment Fund (General fund for CRTED initiatives) - Give Online

Funds in this category will be expended at the discretion of the Director of CRTED, guided by policies and practices of the University of Alberta and of its Faculty of Education and by the goals and purposes of CRTED. The anticipated categories are: visiting lectureships for outstanding researchers in teacher education; small scale research projects in teacher education; dissemination of teacher education research findings; attendance at policy forums/meetings; publications; and web-based dissemination of research.

The Myer Horowitz Endowment Fund (Horowitz Scholar) - Give Online

The Horowitz Endowment will provide funds to increase the Horowitz Scholar award to an appropriate level for a full 1-year post doctoral fellowship.

The Myer Horowitz Endowment Fund (Outstanding Dissertation Award) - Give Online

This biennial award will be given for an outstanding doctoral dissertation in the Faculty of Education. The award will include a small cash prize, a commemorative plaque, travel and accommodations to enable the presentation of a lecture at CRTED sometime within one year of the notification of the award.