Edmonton Pride Run Endowment

The Edmonton Pride Run Endowment is a $2000+ bursary given to a full-time student who identifies as 2SLGBTQ+ and demonstrates financial need through the Supplementary Bursary program offered by Student Financial Support (Office of the Registrar). Founded by Josh Bergman and Kent Akgungor, University Alumni and Founders of the Edmonton Pride Run, this endowment is funded by proceeds from the Edmonton Pride Run. This is the first bursary in U of A history that is specifically for students who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. As a student, Bergman struggled financially and was able to continue his studies as a result of scholarships provided by the U of A. Bergman created this endowment as a means to give back and provide others with the same opportunity he had as a student.

For more information and how to apply for the Edmonton Pride Run Endowment visit the Bursaries website here.


iSMSS has a number of programs that provide support the well being of 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Edmonton and surrounding area.You can support the work we do by making a charitable donation to any of our programs, services, or projects.  For a full list of the programs and services we provide click here. 

All donations to iSMSS are eligible for a charitable tax deduction receipt, from the University of Alberta. To make a donation. 

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For more information or general inquiries regarding our Programs and Services, please contact:

Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services
Email: iSMSS@ualberta.ca
Tel: 780.492.0772