Scholarships and Awards

Graduate Student Scholarship (Master's)

The Alberta Government offers the Graduate Student Scholarship to Master’s students who are in the second year of their program. The purpose of this scholarship is to reward the outstanding academic achievement of students studying at the Master’s level.

The scholarship is administered by Student Aid Alberta in conjunction with the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGSR) at the University of Alberta, The University of Calgary, The University of Lethbridge, and Athabasca University. Students are nominated for this award by the Alberta institution where they completed their first year of Master’s studies.

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  • Value
    Scholarships are valued at $3,000 each.
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible an applicant must:

    • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

    • Be an Alberta resident, and to be considered an Alberta resident one of the following conditions must apply:

    - One parent must currently be residing in Alberta, or
    -  Alberta is the last place the student has lived for twelve (12) consecutive months before being a full-time student, or
    - Is married to an Alberta resident before the start of the qualifying year of study.

    • Have completed one year of a master’s program at the University of Alberta and be enrolled in the second year of the same program

    • Not receive the Arts Graduate Scholarship for the same period of study

    • Have been enrolled full-time in their first year and must be continuing their studies full-time in the second year

  • Selection Criteria
    Recipients are selected based on all graded courses work obtained in the first year of their master’s program. FGSR identifies the list of nominees to the Alberta Government based on eligibility requirements and quota. Nominees must have been enrolled full-time in their first year and must be continuing full-time studies in the second year of the same program.
  • Application Procedures
    There is no application required. Student must contact their home department for their internal process.
    Successful nominations are forwarded by the Faculty of Graduate Studies to Alberta Student Aid.