Projects

President's Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons Fund

Scholarship fund gives Syrian refugees a brighter future

The President’s Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons Fund will help Syrian students make a fresh start at UAlberta. 

Project Overview

The Syrian refugee crisis is a global tragedy. Millions of Syrians are fleeing to Europe to escape the fighting in their country.

The President’s Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons Fund will cover the cost of tuition and living expenses for up to 10 undergraduate or graduate Syrian students, admitted to the U of A as early as January 2016.

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 university can adapt the award to help students from other countries in future, should the need arise.

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 Syrian refugees an opportunity to study at UAlberta. The fund will cover the cost of tuition and living expenses for 10 refugee students to study at the University of Alberta.

Help a Refugee Student Start a New Life

Change the life of a refugee student by giving to the President’s Award for Refugees and Displaced Persons Fund. Your donation gives a refugee student a second chance for a better future.

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Applying for the Award

There is no award application process for the President’s Award for Refugees and displaced persons. Students who have Syrian Citizenship are automatically considered following admission to the University of Alberta.

To find out if you're eligible for this awards, please contact the Registrar's Office

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