Student Peer Assistance Bursaries

The Student Peer Assistance Bursary program is designed to help those students with an excepted 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:

  • Exhaustion of available funding sources, such as government student loans (for domestic students), scholarship and awards, and other resources.
  • Exceptional or extenuating circumstances causing financial shortfall.

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 2.60 in 18 units completed of fall 2018 and winter 2019.
  • 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 $2,000; $1,000 for students who have opted out of the donation.

How to apply

The Student Peer Assistance Bursary application for the 2019/2020 fall term (September 2019 – December 2019) opens September 16, 2019. Please apply though 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 you University of Calgary email address. Those deemed ineligible will have their application cancelled.

Receiving Award Payment

Payments will be for Winter 2020.

Learn how to receive your award payment