Apply for Scholars Academy
What happens after you have applied?
Shortlisted candidates will meet with the review committee for a 20-minute interview. The interview ensures that students admitted to the program not only meet the qualifications on paper, but are capable of setting themselves apart by communicating their accomplishments and goals in a professional and articulate manner.
Regardless of the outcome, all applicants will be notified on their status for being shortlisted for an interview. Should they choose to accept feedback, appointments to go over their application and interview process is offered to unsuccessful candidates. We encourage unsuccessful candidates to reapply after meeting with a specialist and making changes to their application.
If you have submitted your application
Please ensure you have carefully reviewed all application steps including the Sample Application prior to submitting your application. Each applicant is only allowed one submission. Applications that do not adhere to our guidelines will be ineligible.
Scholars Academy Information Sessions
Interested in joining the 2020-2021 cohort of Scholars Academy? Have questions about the process? Learn more about the program benefits and the components of the application by attending one of the information sessions below. You will also have the opportunity to hear from current scholars on their experiences in the program and to ask any questions.
- Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, 3:30 - 4:30pm., Arts Students' Lounge (SS103)
- Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, 3:00 - 4:00pm., MSC 458 (MacEwan Student Centre 4th floor)
- Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, 3:00 - 4:00pm., Arts Students' Lounge (SS103)
- Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, 11:00am - 12:00 p.m. Foothills Campus, HSC G637
Please keep checking our site for updates on locations for our information sessions.
How to Apply
An application is required to join the Scholars Academy. We ask for a personal statement, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and a least one reference letter to accompany your submission. Learn how to successfully compose your application package.
Scholars Academy students are remarkable leaders, global citizens, and champions of positive change. Applicants should demonstrate their high leadership potential, determination, and compassion in their application.
What’s the difference between the two deadlines? How should you approach a potential referee? Do you need to re-apply each year after you’ve been accepted? These questions among several others are commonly asked. Take a look at our FAQs to work out any confusion.