Undergraduate Student Resources and Services

Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Assistance

University of Alberta Scholarships and Awards

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

  • Entrance Awards - for students entering the U of A from high school
  • Transfer Awards - for students transferring to the U of A from another postsecondary institution
  • Continuing Awards - for students currently attending the U of A
  • International Awards - for international students studying at the U of A on a Student Visa Permit
  • Aboriginal Awards - for Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, & Inuit) students (entrance and continuing)

Complete details and deadlines are available at www.ualberta.ca/awards. Questions about these awards should be directed to Student Connect or (780) 492-3113. 

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 www.su.ualberta.ca/awards.

Faculty of Nursing Scholarships and Awards

There are many Continuing Awards (for current students) and Convocating Awards (for students completing their program) available specifically for U of A Faculty of Nursing students. Some of these awards are based solely on academic standing; students will be automatically considered for these awards based on academic results from the past year. 

These Faculty nominated awards will be reviewed by the Faculty Awards Committee in May and June. Some awards are held over for decisions in September. Once the nominations are made, they are sent to Student Financial Support for final approval. Student Financial Support then notifies the successful applicants directly.

Successful award recipients will be notified by Student Financial Support. 

Questions about Faculty of Nursing scholarships and awards can be directed to Ian Payne, the Faculty of Nursing Student Advisor, at ian.payne@ualberta.ca.

Bursaries and Emergency Funding

University Bursaries and Emergency Funding

Student Financial Support 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.

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 BursariesScholarshipsCanadaCanLearn and Studentawards.com

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.