Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Support

Scholastic Distinction Scholarships

The Scholastic Distinction Scholarship Program recognizes the top academic students from across Canada and around the world. This is among the most valuable and prestigious undergraduate scholarships awarded by the University of Alberta.

Scholastic Distinction Scholarships for entrance students and transfer students are also awarded.

No application required – contact your faculty for more information.

Approximately 10 awards for select degree programs.


Candidates must:

  • be continuing in the second, third, or fourth year of an academic degree program at the U of A
  • achieve an GPA of at least 3.5 on a full normal course load

Awards are available in the following programs:

  • Business (after completing the preprofessional year)
  • Education (after completing the preprofessional year)
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Native Studies
  • Science (only available to students in Geology, Geophysics, and Environmental Earth Sciences) 

How to apply

No application is required. If you are registered in one of the above listed faculties you will be automatically selected by your faculty.


Selected students will be notified by September 2018.