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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Awards and Financial Assistance Q.1 Awards for Undergraduate Students Q.1.6 Award Competitions
Q.1.6 Award Competitions

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

  • President's Admission Scholarships
  • IB Diploma Scholarships
  • University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarships and Awards
  • High School Awards:
    • Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarships
    • Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Awards
    • Chancellor's Club Scholarships
    • Leader in Health Sciences Scholarships
    • 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/awards/view-awards.

President’s Admission Scholarships

President’s 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. Entering students with an admission average of 95 per cent or higher are eligible to receive a President’s Admission Scholarship valued at $5,000 (non-renewable).

Students entering the International Foundations Program (IFP), formerly English for Academic Purposes (EAP), are not eligible for these scholarships, and will be considered for awards prior to entering the fall term of the first year of an undergraduate degree program. These students must contact Undergraduate Awards regarding their eligibility for awards.

Students entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program with transfer credit from either the University of Calgary or another post-secondary institution are not normally eligible for President’s Admission Scholarships.

  • Application: Not required. Students are considered automatically for these scholarships based on their admission average to the University of Calgary.
  • Notification: Recipients are notified by email after their admission average is determined by the Admissions Office. Recipients are required to accept their award through my.ucalgary.ca.
  • Registration Requirement: Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment through the upcoming Fall and Winter Terms. Spring and summer courses are not used to reduce registration requirements.
IB Diploma Scholarships

IB Diploma Scholarships valued at $3,500 each are offered to students entering first year in any undergraduate degree program in the Fall Term who are admitted directly from high school. The student must have completed an IB Diploma and achieved a minimum score of 35 to be eligible for consideration.

Students entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program with transfer credit from either the University of Calgary or another post-secondary institution are not normally eligible for these awards.

Students entering the International Foundations (IFP) program, formerly English for Academic Purposes (EAP), are not eligible for these awards.

Application: Not required. Students are considered automatically for these scholarships based on their final IB Diploma Score. Students are responsible for providing the Admissions Office with a transcript of International Diploma grades by August 1 of the year entering the University of Calgary.

Notification: Recipients are notified by email in August. Recipients are not required to accept their award through my.ucalgary.ca.

Registration Requirement: Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment through the upcoming Fall and Winter Terms. Spring and summer courses are not used to reduce registration requirements.

University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarships and Awards

International Entrance Scholarships and Awards valued at $60,000, $15,000 (renewable annually) and $10,000 (non-renewable) are offered to international students entering first year in the Fall Term in any undergraduate degree program. Students entering the International Foundations (IFP) program, formerly English for Academic Purposes (EAP) are not eligible for these awards.

Application: Not required. Students are considered automatically for these scholarships. Selection is based on the admission average to the University of Calgary.

Notification: Recipients are notified by email in late April. Recipients are not required to accept their award through my.ucalgary.ca.

Registration Requirement: Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment through the upcoming Fall and Winter Terms. Spring and summer courses are not used to reduce registration requirements.

Seymour Schulich Scholarships and Awards

Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarships and the Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Awards are prestigious renewable awards offered to students applying to the University of Calgary on the basis of their high school grades and entering the first year of a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree program in the Schulich School of Engineering in the Fall Term.

Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarships are based on exceptional academic merit. Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Awards are based on academic merit as well as contribution to school life, community service and/or entrepreneurial talent.

  • Value: $12,400 for Calgary and area recipients; $24,800 for recipients from outside Calgary. Renewable.
  • Eligibility: Open to high school students entering the first year in the Schulich School of Engineering in the Fall Term.
  • Application: Submit the High School Awards application, available October 1 through my.ucalgary.ca. In submitting this application by the early deadline of December 15 (of the year prior to entering the University) applicants are considered for all competitive high school awards including Chancellor's Club Scholarships, the Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarships and the Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Awards.
    REMINDER: As part of the process of applying for admission, the University of Calgary issues a UCID number to each prospective student. This UCID number (or student ID) is required to apply for student awards. Admission to the University of Calgary is not required before applying for awards.
  • Notification: Recipients are notified by email in March, and must accept their award through my.ucalgary.ca.
  • Registration Requirement: Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment in the Schulich School of Engineering in a minimum of 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) through the upcoming Fall and Winter Terms.
  • Payment: Award funds are split into two equal payments over Fall and Winter Terms and are automatically applied to outstanding tuition and fees.
  • Renewability: Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Entrance Scholarships are renewable at $12,400 or $18,500 annually in second and third year at the University of Calgary provided the student earns a minimum GPA of 3.50 on a minimum of 30 units over the previous Fall and Winter Terms and completes a minimum of 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) in the upcoming Fall and Winter Terms in the Schulich School of Engineering.
    Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Entrance Awards are renewable at $12,400 or $18,500 annually in second and third year at the University of Calgary provided the student earns a minimum GPA of 2.70 on a minimum of 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) over the previous Fall and Winter Terms and completes in a minimum of 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) in the upcoming Fall and Winter Terms in the Schulich School of Engineering. These recipients must also provide the Schulich School of Engineering with evidence of their continued contribution to school life, community service and/or entrepreneurial activities.
  • Spring and summer courses are not used to reduce course load requirements, nor are they used in calculating the GPA required for renewal.
Chancellor's Club Scholarships

Chancellor’s Club Scholarships are prestigious renewable awards offered to students applying to the University of Calgary on the basis of their high school grades and entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program in the Fall Term.

  • Value: $10,000. Renewable.
  • Eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents entering the first year in any undergraduate degree program in the Fall Term.
  • Application: Submit the High School Awards application, available October 1, through my.ucalgary.ca. In submitting this application by the early deadline of December 15 of the year prior to entering the University, applicants are considered for all competitive high school awards including Chancellor's Club Scholarships, Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarships, Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Awards and the Leader in Health Sciences Scholarships.
    REMINDER: As part of the process of applying for admission, the University of Calgary issues a UCID number to each prospective student. This UCID number (or student ID) is required to apply for student awards. Admission to the University of Calgary is not required before applying for awards.
  • Notification: Recipients are notified by email in late March, and must accept their award through my.ucalgary.ca.
  • Registration Requirement: Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment in a minimum of 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) through the upcoming Fall and Winter Terms.
  • Payment: Award funds are split into two equal payments over Fall and Winter Terms, and are automatically applied to outstanding tuition and fees.
  • Renewability: Renewable at $10,000 in second, third and fourth year at the University of Calgary provided the student earns a minimum GPA of 3.60 on a minimum of 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) over the previous Fall and Winter Terms, and completes a minimum of 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) in the upcoming Fall and Winter Terms. Recipients must also provide Undergraduate Awards with evidence of their continued contribution to school life and/or community service.
  • Spring and summer courses are not used to reduce course load requirements, nor are they used in calculating the GPA required for renewal.
Leader in Health Sciences Scholarships

Leader in Health Sciences Scholarships are prestigious renewable awards offered to students applying to the University of Calgary on the basis of their high school grades and who are entering the first year of the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree program in the Cumming School of Medicine in the Fall Term.

  • Value: $15,000 and assured admission to the MD program upon completion of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program. Renewable.
  • Eligibility: Open to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents entering the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree program in the Cumming School of Medicine in the Fall Term.
  • Application: Submit the High School Awards application, available October 1 through my.ucalgary.ca. In submitting this application by the early deadline of December 15 of the year prior to entering the University, applicants are considered for all competitive high school awards including the Chancellor's Club Scholarships. Submit the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) Supplementary Admission Application by January 5.
  • REMINDER: As part of the process of applying for admission, the University of Calgary issues a UCID number to each prospective student. This UCID number (or student ID) is required to apply for student awards. Admission to the University of Calgary is not required before applying for awards.
  • Notification: Recipients are notified by email in late March, and must accept their award through my.ucalgary.ca.
  • Registration Requirement: Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program in a minimum of 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) through the upcoming Fall and Winter Terms.
  • Payment: Award funds are split into two equal payments over Fall and Winter Terms, and are automatically applied to outstanding tuition and fees.
  • Renewability: Renewable at $15,000 in second, third and fourth year at the University of Calgary provided the student earns a minimum GPA of 3.40 on a minimum of 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) over the previous Fall and Winter Terms, and completes a minimum of 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) in the upcoming Fall and Winter Terms. Recipients must also provide the Cumming School of Medicine with evidence of their continued contribution to school life and/or community service.
  • Spring and summer courses are not used to reduce course load requirements, nor are they used in calculating the GPA required for renewal.
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.

  • Value: $500 - $8,400.
  • Eligibility: Open to students entering first year in an undergraduate degree program in the Fall Term. Students entering the International Foundations (IFP) program, formerly English for Academic Purposes (EAP), are not eligible for these awards, and should apply prior to entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program.
  • Application: Competitive awards: Submit the High School Awards application, available October 1 through my.ucalgary.ca.
    There are two deadlines for the High School Awards competition:
    EARLY DEADLINE: December 15, 2017 (the year prior to entering the University). Students who apply by the early deadline are considered for all high school awards including Chancellor's Club Scholarships, Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarships, Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Awards and the Leader in Health Sciences Scholarships.
    FINAL DEADLINE: March 1, 2018. Students who apply between December 16, 2017 and March 1, 2018 are considered for all high school awards excluding Chancellor's Club Scholarships, Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarships, Seymour Schulich Community Service/Entrepreneurial Awards and the Leader in Health Sciences Scholarships.
  • Nominated awards: No application required. Recipients are nominated by their faculties and departments.
    REMINDER: As part of the process of applying for admission, the University of Calgary issues a UCID number to each prospective student. This UCID number (or student ID) is required to apply for student awards. Admission to the University of Calgary is not required before applying for awards.
  • Notification: Recipients are notified by email at the end of August. Recipients are not required to accept their award.
  • Registration Requirement(s): Recipients are required to be registered full-time at the University of Calgary for the Fall Term by August 15, 2018 and must maintain full-time enrolment through the upcoming Fall and Winter Terms.
  • Payment: Award funds are split into two equal payments over Fall and Winter Terms, and are automatically applied to outstanding tuition and fees.
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 (4.0 full-course equivalents) of academic course work; applicants with a verifiable permanent disability are considered for these awards upon completion of a minimum of 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) 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 and Internship Program Students:

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: Effective 2017, 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.

For 2017 only: Students participating in a 12- or 16-month internship offered by the University of Calgary are eligible to apply for these awards just prior to returning to full-time study at the University of Calgary. Grades earned in the previous Fall and Winter Terms before the start of the internship are used to calculate a scholarship average.

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. Students who participated in an official exchange over both terms are not eligible.

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.

Application:

  • Competitive awards: Submit the Continuing Undergraduate Awards application, available June 1 through my.ucalgary.ca.

  • DEADLINE: August 1

    Notification: Recipients are notified by email at the end of November.

    Payment: Award funds are paid automatically to a student’s outstanding Winter tuition and fees.

  • Nominated awards: No application required. Recipients are nominated by their faculty and department.

    Notification: Recipients are notified by email at the end of July.

    Payment: Award funds are split into two equal payments over Fall and Winter Terms and are applied automatically to outstanding tuition and fees.

    Registration Requirement: Competitive and Nominated award recipients must maintain full-time enrolment through the upcoming Fall and Winter Terms. Exceptions may be made for students completing their degree in the upcoming academic year.