Undergraduate & Graduating Awards

The University of Alberta awards over $26 million in undergraduate scholarships each year, so whether you're a scholastic achiever, community leader, or well-rounded student, we've got an award fit for you. Fill out the single application to be considered for the following competitions:

University of Alberta Undergraduate Academic Scholarships and Leadership Awards

  • These academic scholarships are intended to recognize and reward top-achieving students and encourage them to continue their undergraduate program of study.
  • These leadership awards are designed to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional leadership involvement through university and community activities.
  • Funding for the Undergraduate & Graduating Awards is made possible in part by the generosity and commitment of our donors.

Government of Alberta Undergraduate Academic Scholarships and Leadership Awards

  • These academic scholarships are designed to recognize and reward students for their academic achievements and encourage them to continue their undergraduate program of study.
  • These leadership awards are designed to recognize and reward students who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and leadership to fellow students and to their community.
  • These scholarships and awards are funded by the Government of Alberta and are administered by the University of Alberta in conjunction with Alberta Student Aid.

Application Opens: January 15
Application Closes: March 30

Apply for Awards

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Eligibility

Depending on the scholarship or award, selection will be based on academic standing and/or demonstrated exceptional leadership. Secondary criteria may include but are not limited to; financial need, residency, extracurricular activities and/or previous award funding. Funding levels vary annually and selection is competitive, meeting the base eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer.

  • To be considered for academic scholarships applicants must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a minimum of 24 credits over the most recent September to April period.
  • To be considered for leadership awards applicants must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a full-time course load over the most recent September to April period.
  • To be considered for scholarships and awards funded by the Government of Alberta applicants must be an Alberta Resident as defined by the Alberta Scholarship Act.
  • All applicants must be continuing full-time in an undergraduate or professional program at the University of Alberta in September 2022 and January 2023 to be eligible to receive scholarships or awards.
  • Applicants registered with the Academic Success Centre - Accessibility Resources will be assessed based on their individually approved course load requirements.
  • The total value of scholarships and awards already received by an applicant may be taken into consideration in the selection for these competitions.

Notification

The Office of the Registrar will notify all applicants at the end of August. These applications could also be used for the duration of the upcoming academic year as new funding presents itself. To find out more information about your award, including how to accept the offer and how to thank your donor, please visit Additional Scholarship Information.