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Q.1.6 Award Competitions

Award competitions for entering or continuing undergraduate students at the University of Calgary are listed below.

  • Admission Scholarships
  • Prestige Awards
  • High School Awards
  • Undergraduate Awards for Continuing Students
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Awards
  • Cumming School of Medicine Bursaries
  • Medical Elective Awards
  • Athletic Awards
  • Convocation Awards for Graduating Undergraduate Students

For a complete listing of undergraduate awards, including names, numbers, values and criteria, visit ucalgary.ca/registrar/finances/awards.

Admission Scholarships

Admission Scholarships are offered to students admitted to the University of Calgary directly from high school on the basis of their high school grades and who are entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program in the Fall Term.

Prestige Awards

The University of Calgary offers prestigious scholarships and award to students applying to the University on the basis of their high school grades and information provided in the online awards application. These awards are intended to be for students who excel both inside and outside of the classroom.

High School Awards

The University of Calgary offers scholarships and bursaries to students applying to the University on the basis of their high school grades and information provided in the online awards application.

Undergraduate Awards for Continuing Students

The University of Calgary offers scholarships and bursaries to students continuing in their undergraduate degree program.

Eligibility: Open to students continuing in their undergraduate degree program after successfully completing the previous Fall and Winter Terms as a full-time student at the University of Calgary. A minimum GPA of 3.20 is required for scholarships and 2.60 for bursaries. The majority of these awards require the completion of a minimum of 24 units of academic course work; applicants with a verifiable permanent disability are considered for these awards upon completion of a minimum of 18 units of academic course work.

Spring and summer courses are not used in the calculation of a scholarship average for awards purposes, nor can they be used to reduce course load requirements.

Co-op Program: Students in co-op programs are eligible to apply for these awards after successfully completing study terms in the previous Fall and Winter Terms as a full-time student at the University of Calgary. Co-op students who participated in a work term offered by the University of Calgary in either the previous Fall Term or Winter Term may be eligible to apply for these awards; please contact Undergraduate Awards (ucawards@ucalgary.ca) to verify eligibility requirements.

Internship Program: Students in internship programs are eligible to apply for these awards after successfully completing study terms in the previous Fall and Winter Terms as a full-time student at the University of Calgary. Internship students who participated in a work term offered by the University of Calgary in either the previous Fall Term or Winter Term may be eligible to apply for these awards; please contact Undergraduate Awards (ucawards@ucalgary.ca) to verify eligibility requirements.

Official Exchange Programs: University of Calgary students who participated in an official exchange program in either the previous Fall Term or Winter Term are eligible to apply for these awards. Transferable courses from the host institution are combined with those from the University of Calgary to calculate a scholarship average.

University of Calgary students who attended another post-secondary institution in either the previous Fall Term or the previous Winter Term, and did not participate in an official exchange, are not eligible for these awards.

Students entering the first year of an after-degree program are not eligible for these awards. However, these students are encouraged to apply after completing a minimum of one year of the after-degree program.

Students with a previous degree who are entering the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program are not eligible. DVM students should apply after completing their first year of full-time studies in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. See Q.1.7 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Awards for more information.

Students with a previous degree who are enrolled in the Faculty of Law JD program are not eligible. JD students should apply for Faculty of Law Awards. See Q.1.8 Faculty of Law Awards for more information.

Students with a previous degree who are enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program are not eligible. MD students should apply for Cumming School of Medicine Bursaries. See Q.1.9 Cumming School of Medicine Awards for more information.