Student awards: scholarships and bursaries
Scholarships are granted to incoming or existing students based on academic achievement at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Bursaries are given to incoming and existing students based on financial need.
Tribute funds enable friends and family to give or establish a gift to areas that celebrate the continuing or past legacy of a special person or group.
Endowments provide an opportunity to give in perpetuity by establishing a fund that provides income to support an area indefinitely. To establish an endowment, UCalgary requires prospective donors make a minimum $25,000 commitment. The time to fulfil this commitment will vary based on the written agreement between the donor and the university's guidelines.
Annually funded awards
These awards allow donors to make a significant impact over a shorter time period, without requiring them to make a more substantive financial commitment, such as with an endowment. A minimum commitment of $2,000 per year for five years is required ($10,000 total) to fund a new annual award.
For alumni, graduation or anniversary milestones provide an opportunity to connect with friends and former classmates. They also provide classes an opportunity to leave a legacy, such as a named scholarship, bursary or a physical space on campus.