Scholarships and Awards

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.

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

  • Awards - each year the University of Alberta Students' Union offers financial awards to students who have made outstanding contributions to the campus community.
  • Access Fund - the Students Union 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.

Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation 

There are many continuing awards for current students available specifically for students in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Rection. Continuing students must apply for these awards.

University Bursaries and Emergency Funding

The Office of the Registrar administers a number of emergency-aid programs to assist full-time University of Alberta undergraduate and graduate students to complete their academic programs. Their services include general emergency bursaries and loans, as well as Facultlty-specific supplementary bursaries.

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 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.

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.

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: