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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Student Financial Support Q.1 Awards for Undergraduate Students Q.1.10 Athletic Awards
Q.1.10 Athletic Awards

The University of Calgary offers awards to student athletes enrolled full-time who are participating on Dinos athletic teams. Student athletes may be eligible for other awards at the University of Calgary – refer to the academic award categories listed elsewhere in this Calendar.

Athletic Awards are offered annually and are subject to U Sports regulations. For further information, contact the Director of Athletics, Faculty of Kinesiology (


Entering student athletes: Students entering an undergraduate degree program in the Fall Term at the University of Calgary directly from high school must have a final admission average of 80.0 per cent or greater on a minimum of 18 units of transfer credit, as calculated by the Admissions Office.

Entering students who are officially transferring into a recognized University of Calgary undergraduate degree program from another post-secondary institution must have an official transfer GPA of 2.00 or greater, as calculated by the Admissions Office.

Students in their first year of studies in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Calgary who do not meet either of the above two requirements may be nominated in May of year one to receive a “First Year Athletic Award.” To be eligible, a minimum GPA of 2.00 completed on at least 18 units taken at the University of Calgary over the previous Fall and Winter Terms is required.

Continuing student athletes: Non-entering students continuing in a recognized undergraduate degree program (years two, three, four, etc.) must have earned a minimum GPA of 2.00 on at least 18 units completed at the University of Calgary over the previous Fall and Winter Terms.

Visiting students or students attending the University of Calgary on a Letter of Permission from another university are not eligible for University of Calgary Athletic Awards.

Student athletes who participate in Coop or Internship work terms are encouraged to contact Undergraduate Awards directly ( in advance of their work term for information about qualifying for athletic awards. Eligibility varies on a case-by-case basis.