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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.


Need help with your application? Attend the workshops below.

Workshop: Personal Statements for Scholarships and Graduate School Applications

Applying to scholarships, awards, graduate and professional programs often requires a personal statement. This workshop will provide essential information to develop an understanding of the document and how to use it to provide essential information to develop an understanding of the document and how to use it to provide evidence of achievements that aren't reflected in other parts of an application. We will also cover differences and similarities between the letter of intent and research proposal.

Workshop: Curriculum Vitae Writing

Don't know the difference between a resumé and a CV? Stuck thinking about how to best outline your skills and experiences? Get help developing your undergraduate curriculum vitae (CV) for use in scholarship, research and graduate school applications. A curriculum vitae ("CV" or "vitae") is a complete, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. Please bring a working draft of your CV (or resumé).

Workshop: Getting Great Reference Letters

Reference letters are often a part of a scholarship, award, graduation or professional school application. This workshop will address who you should ask (academic vs. professional), the etiquette for approaching a referee, and the typical format of what to expect.

For referees: You may wish to consult the University of Calgary's Guide to Writing Academic Reference Letters located here. Completed reference letters can be sent directly to

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.

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SAP Expectations

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. 

Learn more about SAP Expectations


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.

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