The current refugee crisis is a global tragedy. Millions of people from a number of countries are fleeing their homes to escape unstable situations in their countries.
The President’s Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons Fund will cover the cost of tuition and two years' living expenses for up to five eligible undergraduate or graduate students, admitted to the U of A for Fall 2018.
Your donation will help the university change these students’ lives.
Creating a Brighter Future
In announcing the President’s Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons, U of A President David Turpin said the award will help young people who, through no fault of their own, have had their lives upended.
“Our university has been engaged in programs that support refugees for a number of years, but we want to do more… We can never forget that our community — and indeed our country — have been built, in part, on wave after wave of immigrant refugees from around the world who found themselves displaced from their homelands. The people of Edmonton and Canada have stood together to help our fellow global citizens in the past and we will do so again,” Turpin said.
The Impact of Your Donations
Refugees come to Canada seeking a new life and new opportunities. The President’s Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons Fund provides support to refugee students, giving them the chance for a better future.
How to Help
Donating to the President’s Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons Fund will help give eligible refugees an opportunity to study at UAlberta. The fund will cover the cost of tuition and two years' living expenses for five refugee students to study at the University of Alberta.