Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Assistance

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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, Scholarships Canada and CanLearn.

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.

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
  • Indigenous Awards - for Idigenous (First Nations, Métis, & Inuit) students (entrance and continuing)

Complete details and deadlines are available at Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Support. Questions about these awards should be directed to the Student Service Centre.

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 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. Once the nominations are made, they are sent to Student Financial Support for final approval. Student Financial Support then notifies the successful applicants directly.

There is one central undergraduate application for continuing and graduating scholarships and awards (with the exception of athletics funding and study abroad awards). This makes the application and decision process easier and more efficient, and allows recipients to get their awards faster!

The application portal can be accessed through BearTracks. View Undergraduate Awards for more information about available scholarships and awards for continuing and convocating undergraduate students.

The online portal to apply is currently operational and can be accessed through Beartracks in the “Apply for Scholarships area”. If you have any questions about the application portal including when the scholarships will open and deadlines to apply for them, contact the Student Service Centre as scholarships are now handled centrally.

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.