University of Alberta Graduate Completion Scholarship

The purpose of the Completion Scholarship is to support students during the completion of thesis based graduate degrees whose programs have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Scholarships will be offered in increments of $5,000. The department may decide how many increments of $5,000 to offer a student based on their allocations (see nomination procedures). 

The award value varies and is indicated in the original letter of offer.

The scholarship will be awarded to students who:

• Are doctoral students that have completed their candidacy examination OR are thesis-based master’s students in the final stages of data analysis and thesis writing
• Are/will be registered full-time in a doctoral or thesis-based master’s degree program
• Are in good academic standing
• Are not beyond their 4th year of program (master’s) or 7th year of program (doctoral) at the time of nomination

Departments might have additional selection criteria; for more details students are to consult the department.

Students may receive the completion scholarship only once during their graduate program.  The value of such cannot be increased or revised, once awarded. 

Application Procedures
There is no application form; eligible students are considered on the recommendation of their department. Students cannot apply for this scholarship.
Nomination Procedures
Each department is assigned an allocation (please see link below) that may be used for either completion or recruitment scholarships (doctoral or master’s thesis-based students only). Individual graduate departments are responsible for selecting nominees based on eligibility criteria and allocations.

1. Department nominates students to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (via GSMS) by the nomination deadline.
2. FGSR verifies eligibility
3. FGSR approves the award
4. FGSR notifies winners directly

For Departments:

2021 UA Graduate Completion Scholarship Department Memo

2021 Department Allocation Table

UA Graduate Completion Scholarship Nomination Form

February 15, 2022

Nominations can be submitted on an ongoing basis, but have to be made by the applicable deadline.