Awards & Scholarships

Learn more about the awards and scholarships available.

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Provost’s Postdoctoral Awards for Indigenous and Black Scholars

Learn about the awards, including eligibility requirements, application process, and important dates and deadlines. 

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards

Our annual awards recognize and celebrate inspiring students, faculty and staff who are working to advance a more accessible, equitable, diverse, and inclusive university.   

Black Achievement Award Winners

Calgary Black Achievement Awards

Learn more about the local awards and this year's UCalgary faculty winners.


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Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard

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Violet King Engaged Scholar Award

The Violet King Engaged Scholar Award is a new scholarship created by the SU to recognize the unique barriers, challenges, victories, and lived experiences of BIPOC students at the University of Calgary. The award was created and piloted by 78th Vice President, Semhar Abraha, through discretionary funding, and has now been approved for continued Quality Money funding for the next five years. The Award is named for Violet King, the first Black woman lawyer in Canada, and the 1951 Vice President of the University of Alberta Students’ Union. The SU will now offer this Award to the outstanding BIPOC students on our campus who continue Ms. King’s impressive legacy through their lived experiences, leadership, and community engagement.

Completed applications for the award can be submitted to the SU Policy Analyst, Meritt Kularatne, by email at meritt.kularatne@ucalgary.ca. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 31st at 11:59 MST.

Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard Leadership Scholarship

The Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard Scholarship is one of three new Faculty of Social Work awards for Black students initiated by the Faculty of Social Work’s Anti-Black Racism Task Force. 

This scholarship is offered each year to a continuing undergraduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, BSW program.


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External scholarships and awards

External awards are available from many sources, and have a variety of criteria and deadlines.