Undergraduate Programs

Scholarships and Awards

There are many awards available to continuing students in the Faculty. Students must apply for these awards as they are not awarded automatically. Below is a current list of awards and criteria for application. Please contact per.info@ualberta.ca, to confirm availability, as awards change from year to year. For additional information about University of Alberta Scholarships and awards, scholarships, bursaries and financial assistance opportunities available to students please visit here.

  • 25th Anniversary of the Practicum Program Legacy Award
    Awarded to full-time student(s) entering the fourth year of study in the BARST, BPE, or BScKin program in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation who are enrolled in or have completed the Professional Practicum Program (full or part time) with a Faculty-approved practicum placement domestically or internationally. Selection based on demonstrated commitment to the field of practice and demonstrated financial need.
  • AG Gilmet Award
    To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the fourth year of studies in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Recipient will be the student who best combines academic standing with an ongoing record of voluntary community service. Current qualification as a Red Cross instructor in water safety, small craft safety, or first aid, as well as financial need may be taken into account.
  • Alan F Affleck Award

    To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing of at least 2.7 in the final two years of study who is graduating from the Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism in the Spring (June Convocation). Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing and demonstrated involvement with the Physical Education & Recreation Council of Students (PERCS) and/or the community within the recreation field at the University of Alberta. The recipient must have been in full-time attendance in the final year of the program to be eligible for this award.

    Application form

  • Anniversary Scholarship in Recreation
    To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement who was registered full-time in the Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration or the Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism degree program. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing, and contributions to and involvement with: the Recreation Students Society, Recreation students in general, academic life at the University of Alberta, professional and community organizations and associations in the general field of recreation and leisure studies.
  • Colin Cooper Award
    To be awarded annually to an undergraduate student with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the second, third, or fourth year of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Recipient will be selected on the basis of demonstrated participation in extracurricular activities, a strong commitment to volunteerism, and/or the ability to overcome extraordinary adversity in achieving academic goals.
  • Darwin and Betty Park Sustainability Award
    Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing in any year of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation degree programs who has demonstrated academic, volunteer and/or professional involvement in activities that support practices of environmental sustainability. Selection based on demonstrated commitment to, study of, and leadership in promoting and/or exploring the positive role that physical education and recreation can play in sustainable development of the environment.
  • Dorothy Harris Award

    To be awarded annually to an undergraduate student who has shown an interest in and contributed to dance choreography or performance at the University of Alberta on the basis of satisfactory academic standing, minimum GPA 3.0

  • Dr Elsie McFarland Leadership Award
    To be awarded annually to an Alberta resident with satisfactory academic standing (minimum grade point average of at least 3.0) registered in the second, third, or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, specializing in Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism. Recipient will be selected on the basis of demonstrated leadership in the field of recreation on and off campus and academic standing combined with leadership involvement. Interest and commitment will be evidenced through volunteer or work involvement in recreation.
  • Dr Erwin and Gerda Bako Memorial Scholarship
    To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering fourth year of the Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Physical Education/Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree programs. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing combined with an interest and involvement in the area of fitness, health and lifestyle improvement. Special consideration will be given to mature students who also meet the above conditions.
  • Dr. Art Quiney Award
    Awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering first year of the full-time Bachelor of Science in the Kinesiology program in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Selection based on Admission average combined with demonstrated interest, involvement, and leadership in the areas of physical activity and sport with preference given to applicants exhibiting the potential to be leaders, strong communicators, and who demonstrate critical thinking skills and ethical behaviour.
  • Easton Family Scholarship
    To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the third or fourth year in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation focusing on adapted physical education. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing.
  • Edmonton 2001 World Championships in Athletics Sport Performance Undergraduate Scholarship
    Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering the second, third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Physical Education degree program or the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree program. Selection based on academic achievement and demonstrated interest and involvement in the area of enhancement of sport performance. Preference given to applicants with an interest in nutrition and ergogenic aids.
  • Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation Scholarships for Academic Excellence
    To be awarded annually to students with superior academic achievement in a Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation degree program. One scholarship will be awarded to a student entering second year, one to a student entering third year and one to a student entering fourth year. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic standing.
  • Helen M Eckert Lifespan Development Scholarship
    To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the fourth year of an undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing and demonstrated interest in studying changes in human physical structure, performance, and capabilities during the lifespan.
  • International Award
    Awarded to students(s) on Study Permit(s) with satisfactory academic standing registered in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to student(s) who have demonstrated leadership via extracurricular and community involvement. Renewal of funding for subsequent years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a minimum of 24 credit units of course weight per year in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation.
  • Jack Monaghan Family Community Leadership Award
    To be awarded annually to an Alberta resident with satisfactory academic standing entering the second, third or fourth year of a degree program in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Recipient will be selected on the basis of leadership qualities as demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular and community activities and academic standing. Preference will be given to students in financial need.

  • Janie Larsen Memorial Award
    To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing of at least 2.7 entering the third year of the Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration or the Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism degree programs at the University of Alberta. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing and contributions to and involvement with: the Recreation Students Society, Recreation students in general, academic life at the University of Alberta and professional and community organizations and associations in the general field of recreation and leisure studies. Recipient must be registered full-time in order to receive this award
  • Jennye Clearwater Scholarship in Recreation and Leisure Studies
    To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the final year of the Bachelor of Art in Recreation Administration or the Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism degree programs. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing during the third year of the program.
  • Joyce Cutts & Eunic Mattson Memorial Award
    Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering any year of the BKIN/BEd combined degree program or the BKIN degree program. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated potential to contribute to the improvement of physical education teaching and coaching. Preference given to students with financial need.
  • June Hole Award
    Awarded to student(s) with satisfactory academic standing entering or transferring into an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to student(s) who completed high school a minimum of 5 years from the time of application.
  • Kathlene Yetman Memorial Award
    To be awarded annually to a student entering the second, third or fourth year of either the BPE or BPE/BEd degree programs in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. The recipient will be the student who best combines academic achievement (minimum grade point average 3.0), intellectual curiosity and involvement in activities that facilitate and encourage the development of the potential in others - particularly children and young adults, an energetic zest for life and strong leadership qualities.
  • Mahon Family Endowment for Global Learning
    Awarded to a student who has participated or will be participating in an academic international initiative. This might include, but is not limited to a study exchange, research, internship, or practicum. Students participating in these initiatives should reflect and demonstrate a commitment to community engagement and/or volunteerism.
  • Margaret Ellis Undergraduate Scholarship
    To be awarded annually to a student entering the second, third, or fourth year in the BPE or BPE/BEd degree programs on the basis of superior academic achievement and who has contributed to the enrichment of children's lives through involvement in physical activity and sports programs.
  • Marokus Prize in Physical Education
    To be awarded annually on the basis of high academic standing combined with gymnastics ability to a student registered in the Bachelor of Physical Education degree program.
  • Martin M Gill Memorial Award
    To be awarded in odd-numbered years to a student entering the second, third, or fourth year in a degree program in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Selection will be based on participation in athletic activities through Campus Recreation and/or Interuniversity Athletics.
  • Michael Cameron Memorial Scholarship
    To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the third or fourth year of the BPE degree program interested in athletic therapy. Recipient will be chosen on the basis of academic standing.
  • ML Van Vliet Scholarship
    To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the fourth year of studies in the field of physical education or recreation in either the Bachelor of Physical Education or the Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration or Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism degree programs. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing.
  • Physical Education and Recreation Alumni Association Award
    Awarded to student(s) with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 entering or enrolled in the second, third, or fourth year of study for any undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Selection based on commitment to community and leadership in the student's field of study as demonstrated through volunteer or work activities related to the student's academic pursuits.
  • Reg Rault Memorial Scholarship
    To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the third or fourth year of the BPE degree program or the BA (Rec Admin) degree program or the Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism degree program. Recipient will be chosen on the basis of academic standing and will be the student who best combines a high level of competence in outdoor education with academic ability. Consideration will also be given to the student's financial need.
  • RG Glassford Scholarship for Excellence in Physical Education and Recreation
    To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the third year of studies in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing and demonstrated leadership skills in student governance, athletics or campus recreation.
  • Roger S Smith Undergraduate Research Award
    The Roger S. Smith Undergraduate Student Research Award in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation is intended to cultivate and support research partnerships between undergraduate students and faculty members. 

    The award is offered for research experience in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

    For additional information please visit here

  • Royle Harris Play Around the World Award
    To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering any year of the BKIN/BEd combined degree program or the BKIN degree program. Recipient will be chosen on the basis of academic standing and potential to contribute to the improvement of physical education teaching and coaching. In selecting a recipient, personal qualities such as patience, understanding, dedication, service to others, and quiet ongoing support of professional and community initiatives will also be considered. This award may go to a full or part-time student.
  • Ruby Anderson Undergraduate Award
    To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering any year of the BPE/BEd combined degree program or the BPE degree program. Recipient will be chosen on the basis of academic standing and potential to contribute to the improvement of physical education teaching and coaching. In selecting a recipient, personal qualities such as patience, understanding, dedication, service to others, and quiet ongoing support of professional and community initiatives will also be considered. This award may go to a full or part-time student.
  • Sarah and Martin Gouin Family Scholarship in Physical Education
    Awarded to a students with superior academic achievement entering the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.