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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Awards and Financial Assistance 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 (3.0 full-course equivalents) 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 (3.0 full-course equivalents) 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.


An awards application is not required. Undergraduate Awards, in consultation with the Department of Athletics, receives and approves the nominations for these awards from coaches of Dinos athletic teams. Contact Undergraduate Awards for additional questions about the process or eligibility requirements.

Grades from courses completed in the Spring and Summer Intersession are not used by Undergraduate Awards in calculating the GPA requirements for receiving an Athletic Award, nor can they be used to reduce course load requirements.

Notification: Successful recipients (continuing students) are notified by email from Undergraduate Awards in January; successful recipients of the First Year Athletic Awards are notified by Undergraduate Awards in June, at the end of their first year of studies.

Registration Requirement: Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment (minimum of 9 units (3 courses) per term) at all times during the immediate Fall and Winter Terms. Student athletes enrolled for one academic term only are not eligible for athletic awards.

Payment: With the exception of the Athletic First Year Awards, which are paid directly to the recipients at the end of June, award payments are automatically applied to outstanding Winter Term tuition and fees. Excess award funds are processed by the end of February (Winter Term) and are deposited into the student's bank account. Award recipients must provide their banking information to the University through Award values stated as 'tuition and fees' do not include differential tuition fees. Student athletes are responsible for paying tuition and fees in full by the specified Fall and Winter Term deadlines. Fee deferrals are not available to student athletes anticipating receipt of awards.