Scholarships and Awards across the University of Alberta
There are many organizations both on and off-campus that give scholarships and awards to post-secondary students. This page is meant to help direct you to many of the organizations that we know of, but we also encourage you to look in your community for potential scholarships and awards that we may not know of.
Student Financial Support Office 

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to all University of Alberta students through the Student Financial Support Office.

Students' Union

Each year the University of Alberta Students' Union also offers financial awards to students who have made outstanding contributions to the campus community. For more information visit

Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Scholarships and Awards

There are many Continuing Awards (for current students) available specifically for students in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. Continuing students must apply for these awards. Please visit our Faculty Awards page for more information.

University Bursaries and Emergency Funding

University Bursaries and Emergency Funding administers a number of emergency aid programs to assist full-time University of Alberta undergraduate and graduate students complete their academic programs. Their services include general emergency bursaries and loans, as well as Faculty-specific supplementary bursaries.

Access Fund

The Access Fund offers non-repayable financial assistance to students who are either ineligible for student loans, have reached the maximum in their student loan amounts or simply do not have access to sufficient funding.

Government student loans

Canadian student loans help post-secondary students pay for their education and are available for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, landed immigrants or convention refugees. From applying to receiving your loan, and everything in between, we are here to walk you through the student loan process.


Students who demonstrate financial need due to funding shortages in the current academic year are eligible to apply for non-repayable monetary bursaries. Our advisors will work with you to help determine which bursary programs are available to you.

Emergency student loans

Emergency Student Loans are short-term loans available to students experiencing unexpected expenses or delays in funding. Applicants for emergency student loans will meet privately with an advisor to discuss their financial situation, presenting documentation to support their financial need.


Other Sources of Financial Assistance

In addition to the scholarships offered by the University of Alberta, students may be eligible for scholarships offered through other sources. Some useful websites to refer to are: Alberta Learning Information Service Scholarships and Bursaries, ScholarshipsCanada, CanLearn and

Students can also seek loans and grants offered through the provincial and federal governments. For more information, visit the Alberta Learning Service Students Finance website.