Awards, scholarships and bursaries

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High School Awards

Applications for high school awards are now open. Apply by March 1, 2021.

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Prestige Awards application open

To be considered for our prestige awards (valued from $10,000 - $25,000), make sure you apply for admission, login to your MyUCalgary account at and complete your online application by Dec. 1.

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Schulich Leaders

Introducing UCalgary’s 2020 Schulich Leaders

Six students receive prestigious STEM scholarship.

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Alex Decoteau Award of Honour

Brand new award from Alberta Student Aid:

This award is named in honour of Alex Decoteau, an Olympic athlete and Canada’s first Indigenous police officer who joined the Edmonton police force in 1909. He died at the Battle of Passchendaele on October 30, 1917, while serving in the Canada's Expeditionary Forces during the First World War.

Apply through Alberta Student Aid by Oct. 31.

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Upcoming Awards Dates

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Prestige Awards

For high achieving entering students.

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Entrance Awards

Awards based on high school grades.

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Continuing Awards

Competitive awards for continuing students.

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International Awards

Scholarships, awards, and bursaries to support international students.

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Professional Program Awards

Scholarships, awards and bursaries to support student in Professional programs

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Graduating Awards

The highest academic distinction earned by a student in a faculty or program.

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External and Government Awards

Available from many sources, and have a variety of criteria and deadlines.

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Indigenous Awards

Scholarships awards and bursaries to Canadian Indigenous students.

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Highlighted awards

Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Award Value: $15,000 renewable
  • Number of Awards: Variable
  • Deadline: December 1, 2020

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Writing Symbols Lodge Award

  • Award Value: $10,000 renewable
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

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UCalgary International Entrance Scholarship

  • Award Value: $15,000 renewable
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Deadline: December 1, 2020

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ii'taa'poh'to'p Excellence Award - Entrance

  • Award Value: $10,000
  • Number of Awards: 8
  • Deadline: February 1, 2021

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