Friends of the University of Alberta Society Graduate Award

Nominations are due in the Fall term


  • Open to full-time registered students only
  • Satisfactory academic standing
  • Offered to a student entering the first year of any graduate degree at the University of Alberta
  • All fields of study are eligible
  • Selection based on academic achievement
  • Selection based on outstanding community service as demonstrated through research and/or involvement in community engagement and/or volunteer activities
  • Award is credited directly towards fees by distributing across terms (ie Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer) until $5,000 is expended
  • Renewable for a second year contingent upon maintaining satisfactory academic standing
  • Any funds not used for fee credit purposes will be returned to GPS
  • Recipients may be invited by the Society to the annual general meeting of the Society to speak about their research; the Society welcomes invitations from recipients to any presentations which they make
  • Open to Canadian citizens.
  • Open to permanent residents.
  • Open to foreign nationals holding Canadian study permits.
  • Open to applicants in doctoral programs.
  • Open to applicants in masters programs.
  • Open to applicants in course-based study programs.
  • Open to applicants in thesis-based study programs.

How to apply

By nomination only. Students should contact their department for details on their application process. Nominations are submitted to GPS by the Department (or Faculty) and will be part of a competitive adjudication. The Graduate Scholarship Committee makes the final decision.

Additional Information

Deadlines on this page are approximations. Departments may have their own internal deadlines for adjudicating awards before submitting to GPS. Please contact your department directly about deadlines.

The value and number of awards and scholarships are determined yearly and may increase or decrease. Departments can confirm the current value of open awards and GPS deadlines through GSMS.

Award Details


Annually funded by the Friends of the University of Alberta Society

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Award Category

Inter-Departmental Competitions