Student Peer Assistance Bursaries

The Student Peer Assistance Bursary program is designed to help those students with a financial burden or those who have more financial need than anticipated. Other types of bursaries are also available through the continuing undergraduate, high school award, Law and Medicine applications.

Funding for the Student Peer Assistance Bursary program is provided by student donations and the University of Calgary.


Eligibility

To be eligible for a bursary, you must be able to demonstrate financial need while also meeting the academic requirements.

Financial-need criteria:

  • Eligible costs minus available resources equals financial need.
  • Need must impact ability to continue studies at UCalgary

Academic requirements

The Student Peer Assistance Bursary is currently only for undergraduate students, professional and graduate students are not eligible the bursary.

Undergraduate (continuing) students

  • You must have a GPA of at least 2.00 in 18 units completed of fall 2019 and winter 2020.
  • You must be registered full-time in both the fall and winter terms, at least 9 units per term.

Undergraduate (entering) students

  • You must have entered the University of Calgary with an admission average of at least 65%.
  • You must be registered full-time in both the fall and winter terms, at least 9 units per term.

Funding Limits

There is a limit to the amount of bursary funding you can receive per year (September – August):

  • Up to $1,500; up to $750 for students who have opted out of the donation.

How to apply

The Student Peer Assistance Bursary application for the 2020/2021 academic year opens October 1, 2020. Please apply through my.ucalgary.ca.

Learn how to apply online for awards

Notification

All successful Student Peer Assistance Bursary applicants will be notified of their results of their bursary applications within 3 to 4 weeks of their application submission date. Notification will be sent to recipient's University of Calgary email address.

Receiving Award Payment

Payments will be paid out directly to recipients and will not be applied to any outstanding tuition and/or fees.

Learn how to receive your award payment