Scholarships and Awards

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: NOVEMBER 30TH, 2021 


 


Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards

The Michael Phair Leadership Award is the first award in the history of the University of Alberta specifically targeted to the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, or queer students and studies. Selection is based on demonstrated leadership qualities and involvement in extracurricular and community activities.

 

Amount: $1500.00 Number of Awards Given: 2

The Orlando Books Collective Entrance Award is awarded to a student entering their first year at the University of Alberta in any undergraduate degree program. Selection is based on demonstrated leadership qualities and involvement in school and community activities. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transidentified or queer (LGBTQ) communities.

Amount: $2000.00 Number of Awards Given: 1


Graduate Scholarships & Awards

Awarded to a full-time or part-time student with satisfactory academic standing registered in a graduate degree program. Selection is based on the significance of their program of studies and/or research to the advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, or queer communities

Amount: $4200.00 Number of Awards Given: 2

The Stephen and Lynn Mandel Graduate Scholarship in Sexual and Gender Minority Studies is the first lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, or queer (LGBTQ) specific graduate scholarship to be offered in the history of the University of Alberta. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student at the University of Alberta with superior academic achievement (3.5 or higher GPA) and quality research focused on sexual and gender minority studies and their application in advocating for sexual and gender minorities in educational and community contexts.

Amount: $1200.00 Number of Awards Given: 1


Bursary

Edmonton Pride Run Endowment

The Edmonton Pride Run Endowment is a bursary given to part-time or full time students in an undergraduate program who Identify as LGBTQ2S+ and who demonstrate financial need. 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 LGBTQ2S+.

 Amount: $1500.00 Number of Awards Given: 1

To apply for the Edmonton Pride Run Bursary you must apply through the Office of the Registrar through their bursaries portal.


Testimonials

"I am eternally grateful to have been awarded the Stephen and Lynn Mandel Graduate Scholarship. As a student, I highly value any form of contribution and generosity in recognition of my educational work. Receiving this scholarship will motivate me to continue to work for LGBTQ2S+ health and wellbeing and to maintain a good GPA." Stephen and Lynn Mandel Graduate Scholarship Recipient, 2019

"Receiving this award is an honour and I am humbled by the recognition I have received. I think having awards to recognize queer achievement is awesome as there are so many awesome leaders in our community who are helping make life better for our community all the time!" - Michael Phair Leadership Recipient, 2019

 


Give to iSMSS 

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