Elementary Education

Funding and Awards

Scholarships

A degree of financial support is available to graduate students through fellowships and scholarships awarded through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, and/or graduate assistantships (both teaching and research) awarded by the Department. Most students are also eligible for educational loans. Scholarship opportunities such as those offered through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), and the University are described on the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research website.

Assistantships

Assistantships awarded by the Department of Elementary Education vary in magnitude and number from year to year, as determined by the University budget. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial assistance to all graduate students requesting assistance. We are also not always able to provide the number of assistantship hours that a student might prefer. We do try to do our best within the constraints of the Assistantship funding.

Department of Elementary Education awards

Janet Sleigh Baxter Wright Scholarship

Endowed by the members and alumni of the Springhill Nursery School Society
Value: $550
Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student registered in a graduate degree program in Early Childhood Education (education of children aged birth to eight years). The recipient must be Canadian, have an excellent academic record, and show demonstrated ability and interest in teaching children aged birth to eight years. Part-time students are eligible to hold the scholarship.
Application: Eligible students must submit a short description of their studies and how they meet the criteria for the award to the Graduate Coordinator at elemgrad@ualberta.ca.
Deadline: July 31

Dr Marie Meyer Memorial Research Grant

Endowed by the Zonta Club of Edmonton in memory of a former member, Dr Marie Meyer
Value: $2,700
Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student registered full-time in a graduate degree program in the Department of Elementary Education who is focusing on Language Education. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement.
Application: All eligible students for this award will be considered automatically. Please ensure that the department has a current copy of your CV by submitting it to the Graduate Coordinator at elemgrad@ualberta.ca.
Deadline: July 31

Edward Chang Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Endowed by the family and friends of the late Edward Chang
Value: $2,250
Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student in a graduate degree program who best demonstrates academic excellence in a field related to Chinese culture. Part-time students are eligible for this award.
Application: Eligible students must submit a short description of their studies and how they meet the criteria for the award to the Graduate Coordinator at elemgrad@ualberta.ca.
Deadline: July 31

Chinese Graduates Association of Alberta Graduate Scholarship

Endowed by the Chinese Graduates Association of Alberta
Value: $2,800
Eligibility: Awarded annually on the basis of superior academic achievement to a student in a graduate degree program whose thesis or research is in the area of Chinese Studies to help promote a better understanding of the Chinese people.
Application: Eligible students must submit a short description of their studies and how they meet the criteria for the award to the Graduate Coordinator at elemgrad@ualberta.ca.
Deadline: July 31

Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Fellowship

Endowed by Delta Delta Delta Alumnae of the University of Alberta
Value: $1,400
Eligibility: Awarded annually to a woman student of outstanding academic merit who has graduated from a degree program at the University of Alberta and is entering or continuing in a full-time graduate degree program at this university. Preference will be given to a student entering the first year of a graduate degree program immediately following her undergraduate degree.
Application: Eligible students must submit a short description of their studies and how they meet the criteria for the award to the Graduate Coordinator at elemgrad@ualberta.ca.
Deadline: July 31

Dr EW Gauk-Westfield Award

Endowed by Dr EW Gauk of Edmonton
Value: $1,850
Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student in a graduate degree program whose major area of research deals with behavioural disorders of children. Part-time students are eligible for this award.
Application: Eligible students must submit a short description of their studies and how they meet the criteria for the award to the Graduate Coordinator at elemgrad@ualberta.ca.
Deadline: July 31

GRA Rice Graduate Scholarship in Communications

Endowed by the late Dr GRA Rice
Value: $17,000
Eligibility: Awarded to an outstanding student registered full-time in a doctoral degree program in an area concerning the philosophical, technical, or theoretical aspects of processes, systems or techniques for human communications. Awarded on the basis of superior academic achievement.
Application: Eligible students must submit a short description of their studies and how they meet the criteria for the award to the Graduate Coordinator at elemgrad@ualberta.ca.
Deadline: July 31

Pansy and George Strange Graduate Scholarship

Endowed by friends of Pansy and George Strange
Value: $1,100
Eligibility: Awarded annually to an outstanding student registered in a graduate degree program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Alberta. Preference will be given to a student who holds an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in India. Part-time students are eligible for this award.
Application: Eligible students must submit a short description of their studies and how they meet the criteria for the award to the Graduate Coordinator at elemgrad@ualberta.ca.
Deadline: July 31

Ivy A Thomson and William A Thomson Graduate Scholarship

Endowed by the late William A Thomson
Value: $18,000
Eligibility: Awarded annually to two academically outstanding students registered in, or admitted to, a Master's or doctoral degree program at the University of Alberta. Recipients of the scholarship must be registered and working full-time on their graduate program during the tenure of the scholarship. This award may not be held concurrently with another major award as defined by the Graduate Scholarship Committee (value of $13,000 or greater).
Application: Eligible students must submit a short description of their studies and how they meet the criteria for the award to the Graduate Coordinator at elemgrad@ualberta.ca.
Deadline: July 31

Richard Sheridan Carson Graduate Scholarship for Intercultural and International Understanding

Endowed by Drs Rillah Sheridan-Carson and Terry Carson and friends and family of Richard Sheridan Carson
Value: $1,200
Eligibility: Awarded annually to a Master's or doctoral student in the Faculty of Education who is pursuing advanced study in a field related to international and intercultural understanding. Relevant topics could include international human rights, political economy, citizenship education, and education promoting intercultural understanding. The scholarship will be awarded based upon the relevance and quality of the research proposal, academic excellence, and letters of reference. There is no restriction on the number of years that an eligible student may be nominated to hold the scholarship. Part-time students are eligible for this award.
Application: Eligible students must submit a letter as well as a statement of their proposed research, three letters of reference, and all transcripts to the Graduate Coordinator at elemgrad@ualberta.ca.
Deadline: August 31

Dr Peggy Quinney Doctoral Scholarship

Endowed by Dr Peggy Quinney
Value: $3,000
Eligibility: Awarded annually to a full-time PhD student in the Faculty of Education on the basis of superior academic achievement (minimum grade point average equivalent to 3.5 on the University of Alberta grading scale), leadership potential and research potential. Applicants must have completed their candidacy. Preference given to a student whose scholarship is in the area of Educational Administration and Leadership and/or Postsecondary Education, and who has not received this award previously.
Application: Eligible students must submit a letter to the Graduate Coordinator at elemgrad@ualberta.ca as well as a statement of their proposed research, three letters of reference, and all transcripts.
Deadline: August 31.