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Scholarships & Awards via Application

Scholarships & Awards Via Application (Application Required)

Commending and recognizing students who are able to excel academically, and in their respective careers and communities, has become a critical component of the AU Awards Program. These are commonly referred to as Leadership Scholarships, and you must apply for most of them. This process may vary between awards. Instructions for applying are outlined in the descriptions for each award. There is no restriction on the number of awards for which you may apply.

If the award description states that the application should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, application documents should be submitted to:

Student Awards Administrative Assistant
Office of the Registrar
Athabasca University
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3

Phone: 1-800-788-9041 ext 6197
Fax: (780) 675-6174
awardsinfo@athabascau.ca

**IF APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE FALLS ON A HOLIDAY OR WEEKEND, APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS DAY.**

  • Albert & Pirkko Karvonen Environmental Science or Biology Bursary
  • Albert & Pirkko Karvonen Environmental Science or Biology Bursary

    Donor: Albert & Pirkko Karvonen
    Value: $1,100 Towards Course Enrolment
    Number Awarded: 6
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    The Albert & Pirkko Karvonen Environmental Science or Biology Bursary is intended to assist program or non-program (unclassified) students with the costs associated with tuition fees. Applicants must a resident of Canada.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism - Doctoral
  • Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism - Doctoral

    Donor: Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund
    Value: $15,000
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: February 1

    Please click here for more information.

    This award supports graduate studies in Canadian Human Rights or Multiculturalism with one provided to a student studying at a Master’s level and one to a student studying at a Doctoral level.

    Conditions of Eligibility:
    Please see page 2 of the application form.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism - Masters
  • Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism - Masters

    Donor: Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund
    Value: $10,000
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: February 1

    Please click here for more information.

    This award supports graduate studies in Canadian Human Rights or Multiculturalism with one provided to a student studying at a Master’s level and one to a student studying at a Doctoral level.

    Conditions of Eligibility:
    Please refer to page 2 of the application form.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Bursary
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Bursary

    Donor: Alberta Blue Cross Corporation Foundation
    Value: $1,000
    Number Awarded: 2
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Description of Award
    The Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Bursary is awarded annually to two current AU undergraduate nursing degree program students who have achieved the highest grade average on two 3 credit nursing courses taken through Athabasca University. The grade average on the two AU nursing courses must be 80 percent or better. Eligible students must be residents of Alberta and demonstrate financial need. Students can receive these scholarships once only.

    Conditions of Eligibility
    Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for these scholarships:
    • Be current AU undergraduate nursing degree program students
    • Have an 80% grade average on two AU 3 credit nursing courses
    • Be Alberta resident
    • Have demonstrated financial need
    • Submit the completed application, and any supporting documents, to the Student Awards Administrative Assistant, Office of the Registrar at AU.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Aboriginal First Year Graduate Studies Tuition Scholarship
  • Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Aboriginal First Year Graduate Studies Tuition Scholarship

    Donor: Alberta Historical Resources Foundation and Athabasca University
    Value: $5000
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: August 15

    The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) Aboriginal First Year Graduate Studies Tuition Scholarship is intended to remove barriers and equip emerging leaders in the heritage community with the critical management skills and abilities that will enable them to contribute to the preservation of heritage resources. Preference will be given to Athabasca University (AU) students that reside in the province of Alberta. Students who qualified for admission into the AU Heritage Resources Management (HRM) Graduate Diploma Program through the Alberta Intern Program are not eligible for this award.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Academic Leadership Scholarship
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • AU Academic Leadership Scholarship

    Donor: Athabasca University (AU)
    Value: $1500
    Number Awarded: Varies - two awards per undergraduate degree designation
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    These scholarships are awarded to current Athabasca University (AU) undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program. Students earning credit towards an AU Bachelor degree designation who have achieved a cumulative AU grade point average (GPA) of 3.60 or higher and who have completed at least 15 AU credits are eligible to apply.

    Preference will be given to applicants who have proven leadership skills and/or have contributed to their local community via volunteerism and active participation in extracurricular cultural and/or recreational activities. Students are eligible to receive this award once within any five-year period.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Access Fund for Students with Disabilities
  • AU Access Fund for Students with Disabilities

    Donor: Emil C. Fredericks
    Value: Up to 1500
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15th

    Students must have an identified learning, physical, or mental disability. A disability is a functional limitation resulting from physical, sensory or mental impairment, which, for an indefinite period, affects the ability of the student to perform the activities necessary to participate fully in post-secondary learning.

    Candidates must be participating in undergraduate or graduate coursework at Athabasca University. Preference will be given to students in an AU degree, diploma, or certificate program who have made noteworthy progress toward graduation and who have an identified financial need for funding assistance.


    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Access to Research Tools Award
  • AU Access to Research Tools Award

    Donor: Sun Microsystems of Canada Ltd.
    Value: Up to $500
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: Ongoing

    These awards are intended to facilitate the research conducted by AU graduate program students to assist in partially covering the costs incurred while completing a thesis/dissertation or major project. Examples of anticipated expenses that a student may incur include purchasing licenses for statistical software such as SPSS, NVIVO, mileage to conduct interviews for the research, or obtaining copyright permission to use a particular research tool/instrument.


    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Access to Students With Disabilities Education Bursary
  • AU Access to Students With Disabilities Education Bursary

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: A credit for one 3 credit course at an undergraduate or masters level.
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15th

    Awarded to a student, or potential student, with an identified learning, physical, or mental disability. A disability is a functional limitation resulting from a physical, sensory, or mental impairment, which, for an indefinite period, affects the ability of the student to perform the activities necessary to participate fully in post-secondary learning.

    Applicants must have expressed significant determination to commence studies at AU but be in such desperate financial privation, that investing in personal education is monetarily impossible, as confirmed by the ASD Office.


    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Access To Students With Disabilities Technology & Support Service Bursary
  • AU Access To Students With Disabilities Technology & Support Service Bursary

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: Varies - Maximum single award will not exceed $4,000
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15th

    Awarded to Athabasca University students that have an identified learning, physical, or mental disability. A disability is a functional limitation resulting from a physical, sensory, or mental impairment, which, for an indefinite period, affects the ability of the student to perform the activities necessary to participate fully in post-secondary learning. Preference will be given to students who are not eligible for alternative funding sources via the 'Canadian Studies Grant for Students with Disabilities' or 'Employability Assistance for Persons with Disabilities'.

    Conditions of Eligibility

    An applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this award:

    • Be a current Athabasca University undergraduate or graduate student.
    • Have an identified learning, physical, or mental disability, as defined in the description of the bursaries above.
    • Student must be registered with the AU – Access for Students with Disabilities Office.
    • Availability of alternative funding sources
    • Demonstration of financial need
    • Verified need for technology and/or support services
    • Appropriateness of the technology and/or support services as determined by the Assistive Technologist, and/or ASD Office.
    • A vendor quotation that supports the requests for ASD technology or support service expenditures
    • Submission of the fully completed application, and required enclosures, to the Student Awards Administrative Assistant within the Office of the Registrar at AU, by the deadline

    Preference will be given to students who are not eligible for alternative funding sources via the 'Canadian Studies Grant for Students with Disabilities' or 'Employability Assistance for Persons with Disabilities'.


    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Career Advancement Award - Graduate
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • AU Career Advancement Award - Graduate

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: $1250
    Number Awarded: up to 8
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Awarded to eight students (either graduate or undergraduate) who are currently enrolled in an Athabasca University (AU) certificate or diploma program. AU degree program students are not eligible.

    Graduate level certificate or diploma program students must have a cumulative AU GPA of 3.00 or higher and must have completed at least 6 AU credits by the application deadline.

    Recipients will be selected based on proven leadership skills and dedicated pursuit of career advancement or professional development in their area of specialization.




    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Career Advancement Award - Undergraduate
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • AU Career Advancement Award - Undergraduate

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: $1250
    Number Awarded: up to 8
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Awarded to eight students (either graduate or undergraduate) who are currently enrolled in an Athabasca University (AU) certificate or diploma program. AU degree program students are not eligible.

    Undergraduate certificate or diploma program students must have a cumulative AU grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher and must have completed at least 9 AU credits by the application deadline.

    Recipients will be selected based on proven leadership skills and dedicated pursuit of career advancement or professional development in their area of specialization.




    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Community Contributor Bursary
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • AU Community Contributor Bursary

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: $2000
    Number Awarded: 20
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Awarded to current AU undergraduate program students who have completed at least 9 AU credits. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who have made contributions to their local community via any level of volunteerism and/or other extracurricular activities. Students are only eligible to receive this award once within any five-year period.


    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Community Leadership Award
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • AU Community Leadership Award

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: $1500
    Number Awarded: 8
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Awarded to current Athabasca University (AU) program students enrolled in any undergraduate program who have achieved a cumulative AU GPA of 3.00 or higher and who have completed at least 15 AU credits.

    Preference will be given to applicants who have proven leadership skills, exhibited a genuine concern for the well-being and betterment of fellow citizens, or have contributed to their local community via volunteerism and active participation in extracurricular cultural and/or recreational activities. Students are eligible to receive this award once within any five-year period.


    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU First in Family to Attend University Award
  • AU First in Family to Attend University Award

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: $1000
    Number Awarded: 2
    Annual Application Deadline: February 15

    The AU First in Family to Attend University Award is one of the awards in the AU Student Stand Out Awards Portfolio and the premise is to recognize that all AU students Stand Out! The AU Student Stand Out Awards are a portfolio of awards aimed at recognizing the students’ drive to reach desired educational goals, despite the challenges along the way.

    These awards are for current Athabasca University students who are the first in their family (grandparents, parents, nor siblings have earned a post secondary credential, i.e. university, college or technical diploma, certificate or degree) to attend university. Students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program with a minimum of 9 AU program credits (not completed by challenge credit) and a minimum cumulative AU GPA of 3.0 are invited to apply.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU First Nation Colleges Student Awards
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by November 1***
  • AU First Nation Colleges Student Awards

    Donor: Externally Funded
    Value: Up to $2000 (Tuition costs associated with three, 3 credit Athabasca University courses)
    Number Awarded: Three per competition, two competitions per year
    Annual Application Deadline: July 1
    November 1

    The Athabasca University (AU) – First Nation Colleges Student Awards are intended to recognize the achievement of Alberta First Nation College students who wish to pursue studies at Athabasca University (AU), yet face financial barriers that inhibit their ability to do so. Students attending or from First Nation Colleges in Alberta are eligible to apply. Preference may be given to students from Red Crow College. Students may reapply and receive this award more than once.

    An applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this award:
    • Be a current AU student. (degree program, certificate or unclassified).
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Demonstrate their desire to achieve their educational goals.
    • Submit the completed application and any supporting documents to the Student Awards Unit, Office of the Registrar at AU.
    • GPA of 2.0 or higher at Red Crow College (or other First Nation College with in Alberta)
    • GPA of 2.0 or higher at AU if reapplying for this award.


    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Graduate Level Student Bursaries
  • AU Graduate Level Student Bursaries

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: $1500 towards course enrolment
    Number Awarded: 20 (10 bursaries offered twice a year)
    Annual Application Deadline: September 15
    April 15

    The AU Graduate Level Student Bursaries are intended to assist students with their education without interruption to their studies due to financial need or exceptional life circumstances.

    Current AU graduate level program students (Masters, Post-Masters, and Post-Baccalaureate) in financial need and/or those AU students faced with exceptional life circumstances are invited to apply. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 9 AU credits at the graduate level and have an AU program GPA of 3.0. Additional circumstances such as disabilities, single parent/caregiver status, and so forth may be taken into consideration.

    Applications are accepted year round until all the bursaries are disbursed. No student can receive more than two of these bursaries in a five year period.



    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Graduate Student Scholarship
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • AU Graduate Student Scholarship

    Donor: Emil C. Fredericks
    Value: $1500
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Awarded to an Athabasca University (AU) graduate level program student. Applicants that have received tuition subsidies or reimbursements from their employer(s) are not eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must have a cumulative AU graduate GPA of 3.60 or greater.

    Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated the ability to balance full time employment, family commitments, and community roles while taking a significant course load (9 AU credits per year, or more) and establishing an excellent record of academic achievement. Students are eligible to receive this award once within any five-year period.

    Students of doctoral programs are not eligible.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Institutional Leadership Scholarship
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • AU Institutional Leadership Scholarship

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: $1000
    Number Awarded: 2
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Awarded to current undergraduate or graduate Athabasca University (AU) program students who have achieved a cumulative AU GPA of 3.60 or higher and have completed at least 15 AU credits.

    Recipients will be selected based on involvement in, and contributions to, AU's community and/or governance. Students are eligible to receive this award once within any five-year period.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU MBA Faculty of Business Bursary
  • AU MBA Faculty of Business Bursary

    Donor: Anonymous
    Value: One full installment of MBA fees/cost of course tuition
    Number Awarded: 2 per year
    Annual Application Deadline: November 15
    May 15

    The AU MBA Faculty of Business Bursary award is intended to assist AU MBA students continue with their education without interruption to their studies due to financial need. Current AU MBA students in financial need are invited to apply or students may be invited to apply by the Faculty of Business. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 9 credits toward their MBA program and have a cumulative AU program GPA of 3.0. Students can receive this award once.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Natural Disaster Convocation Bursary
  • AU Natural Disaster Convocation Bursary

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: Varies - Up to $1000
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: Applications accepted ongoing

    The AU Natural Disaster Convocation Bursaries are intended to assist AU students who have been affected by a natural disaster and incurred unexpected expenses that may impede their ability to attend AU’s Convocation ceremony.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Natural Disaster Emergency Bursary
  • AU Natural Disaster Emergency Bursary

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: Course Tuition Fees
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: Applications accepted ongoing for monthly adjudication

    The AU Natural Disaster Emergency Bursaries are intended to assist AU students with continuing with their education without interruption due to being affected by a natural disaster. Recipients are eligible to apply for a second bursary upon successful completion of initial bursary funded course.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • AU Undergraduate Student Bursaries
  • AU Undergraduate Student Bursaries

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: $750 towards course enrolment
    Number Awarded: 48 annually, 12 every four months
    Annual Application Deadline: June 15
    September 15
    December 15
    March 15

    The AU Undergraduate Bursaries are intended to assist AU program students continue with their education without interruption to their studies due to financial need or exceptional life circumstances.

    Current AU students in financial need and/or those AU students faced with exceptional life circumstances are invited to apply. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 3 AU credits at the undergraduate level. Additional circumstances such as disabilities, single
    parent/caregiver status, and so forth may be taken into consideration.

    Applications are accepted year round until all the bursaries are disbursed. No student can receive more than two of these bursaries in a five year period.


    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Barbara Roberts Memorial Award
  • Barbara Roberts Memorial Award

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: $250
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: April 15

    Please click here for more information.

    This annual award recognizes outstanding written work by an undergraduate student on topics on women, gender and feminism.

    To be eligible, you must be an Athabasca University undergraduate student and your essay must meet the selection criteria.

    Your essay, cover sheet and authorization form must be submitted electronically to the Students Awards Unit via an AU tutor or instructor by April 15th.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Cathy Bray Essay Award
  • Cathy Bray Essay Award

    Donor: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
    Value: $500
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: March 1

    The Cathy Bray Essay award recognizes the contributions of Dr. Cathy Bray to the development of the MAIS program, MAIS students and Athabasca University.

    This annual essay award recognizes the outstanding written work done by an AU Master of Arts – Integrated Studies (MAIS) program student. In keeping with Dr. Bray’s research and teaching foci.

    Eligibility
    • Open to AU MAIS program students
    Criteria
    • Any MAIS course essay that uses a gender analysis, feminist theory or feminist research methods to research and analyze a topic is eligible
    • Essays from MAIS701 or MAIS702 project courses are not eligible
    • Consideration will be given to students who apply gender and feminist analyses in original ways to a wide variety of topics in their MAIS courses

    Application Form and Process

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta Scholarship
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta Scholarship

    Donor: Human Resources Insitute of Alberta
    Value: $1500
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    This scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in one of the Athabasca University (AU) undergraduate programs that focus on human resources; Bachelor of Management - Human Resources Management (BMAN-HRM), or Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations (BHRLR), University Certificate in Human Resources and Labour Relations (UC - HRLR). The applicant must have a current AU GPA of 3.00 or higher and have completed at least 9 AU credits in his or her current program. Preference will be given to those actively pursuing a career in Human Resources and who are contributing to community and/or student affairs and to individuals who are CPHR of AB members.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Derrick Rowlandson Memorial Award
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by September 30***
  • Derrick Rowlandson Memorial Award

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: In Province Tuition credit
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: September 30

    Awarded annually to a staff member, current student, graduand, or past graduate of Edwin Parr Composite High School wanting to take, or who is currently taking, an AU course or courses. Individual must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at AU. Preference will be given to those contributing to the betterment of their community through volunteerism or active participation. Preference will also be given to those applicants that do not have access to the AU Staff Tuition Allowance (policy number 100 011).

    Application Criteria:

    · Staff member, current student, graduand, or past graduate of Edwin Parr Composite School in Athabasca, Alberta

    · AU undergraduate program student

    · Demonstration of community volunteerism or active participation

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Dominique Abrioux Graduate Scholarships
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • Dominique Abrioux Graduate Scholarships

    Donor: Funded by friends, supporters, and colleagues of past president Dr. Dominique Abrioux
    Value: $2000
    Number Awarded: 2
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    These awards are generously funded by friends, supporters, and colleagues of past president Dr. Dominique Abrioux in recognition of his remarkable contribution to Athabasca University throughout his 25-year career and 10 year presidency (1995-2005).

    Awarded annually to students pursuing a graduate degree at Athabasca University who are within 15 credits of completing their master's degree and have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or greater. AU Doctoral students are not eligible.

    Recipients will be selected based on proven ability to balance full-time employment, family, and community roles with a significant course load and record of academic achievement. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to complete their degree within 12 months of applying for this scholarship.

    Further preference will be given to students who have had to overcome a significant educational, financial, or societal hurdle to pursue their program.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship
  • Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship

    Donor: Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund
    Value: $2,000
    Number Awarded: 3
    Annual Application Deadline: February 1

    Please click here for more information.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Edmonton-Glenora Rotary Bursary
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • Edmonton-Glenora Rotary Bursary

    Donor: Edmonton-Glenora Rotary and Athabasca University
    Value: $1000
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Awarded annually to an AU undergraduate program student who has successfully completed a minimum of 9 AU credits between October 16, of the previous year and October 15, of the current year, who currently resides in the Alberta Capital Region.
    See map of Capital Region: http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/mc_capital_region_plan.cfm.

    The recipient is selected based on financial need, with preference given to female applicants. It is recommended that applicants have a history of contributions to community through volunteerism, and active participation, along with a demonstrated enthusiasm to succeed through life-long learning. The recipient of this bursary should be willing to provide a visit to the Rotary Club to participate in a short acknowledgment ceremony.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Excellence in Research Scholarship
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • Excellence in Research Scholarship

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: $3000
    Number Awarded: 8
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Awarded to current AU graduate degree program students who have achieved a cumulative AU GPA of 3.60 or higher and have completed at least 15 AU credits in the AU graduate degree program in which the student is enrolled. Preference will be given to applicants who have the potential to make a significant contribution to the research in their area of study. Students are only eligible to receive this award once while completing their graduate degree program.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Faculty of Health Disciplines Travel Bursaries
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by November 15***
  • Faculty of Health Disciplines Travel Bursaries

    Donor: Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
    Value: $1,000
    Number Awarded: 4
    Annual Application Deadline: February 15
    May 15
    August 15
    November 15

    These bursaries are intended to help offset travel costs incurred by students participating in travel required in Faculty of Health Disciplines’ programs. Examples of required travel include beginning orientation and/or clinical placement. These funds are awarded to current AU students who reside in North or
    Central Alberta, who have demonstrated financial need and commitment to the health profession and who are enrolled in a program in the Faculty of Health Disciplines in which travel is required.

    Students can receive this award only once during their program.

    Conditions of Eligibility:

    Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this bursary

    • Be a current student (undergraduate or graduate) enrolled in any program within the Faculty of Health Disciplines, graduate or undergraduate
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Must reside in Northern or Central Alberta
    • Provide an explanation of their commitment to the health profession
    • Submit the fully completed application, and any required enclosures, to the Student Awards Unit at Athabasca University.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Graduate Citizenship Award
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • Graduate Citizenship Award

    Donor: Alberta Advanced Education and Technology
    Value: $2,000
    Number Awarded: 5 for Residence of Alberta - 1 for International Graduate Students
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Please click here for more information.

    Apply by submitting a completed application to:

    Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association
    10818 Jasper Avenue PO Box 35092
    Edmonton, AB T5J 0B7
    Phone: 1-866-625-5943 Fax: 780-497-7003
    Email: augsa@augsa.com

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

  • Graduate Level Student Travel Awards
  • Graduate Level Student Travel Awards

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: Up to $1000 for conference travel in North America Up to $1500 for international conference travel
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: March 31 or when budgeted funds have been fully expended

    These funds are intended to support dissemination/presentation opportunities which showcase the high quality of research being conducted by graduate students at Athabasca University.

    Applications are accepted on a first come first serve bases until the funds are spent for the budget year of April 1 to March 31.

    Conditions of Eligibility
    Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this award:
    • Be a current student enrolled in graduate studies at Athabasca University
    • Be presenting or disseminating research at a conference or workshop- Provincial, National or International
    • Be a non-Alberta resident
    • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status in Canada
    • Be in good academic standing in their graduate program, minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
    • Submit a fully completed application, and any required enclosures, to the Student Awards Unit at Athabasca University
    • Eligible students may receive a maximum of two travel awards during their program of study

    NOTE: Students who are in their final year of their program, are eligible for the award if the presentation is conducted within three months after their graduation, and the presentation occurs within the same fiscal year (April 1 to March 31) in which the award was granted.


    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Harold Cardinal Essay Prize for Aboriginal Students
  • Harold Cardinal Essay Prize for Aboriginal Students

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: 1st: $3000, 2nd: $1500, 3rd: $500
    Number Awarded: One prize for each place
    Annual Application Deadline: December 31

    These prizes are awarded annually in recognition of outstanding achievement by Athabasca University (AU) undergraduate students for written work on the preservation of Aboriginal and treaty rights. The essay must be an original work that is properly documented and formatted. Original essays formally submitted for coursework from any AU undergraduate program are considered eligible for submission. Applicants must be of Aboriginal descent and must also be able to demonstrate commitment to Aboriginal rights, a history of advocacy for Aboriginal people, and contribution to community, law, politics, or government as they pertain to Aboriginal people.

    Students are only eligible to receive this award once within an AU undergraduate program.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Indigenous Careers Award
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 1***
  • Indigenous Careers Award

    Donor: Government of Alberta
    Value: $2000
    Number Awarded: Up to 26 annually
    Annual Application Deadline: January 15
    October 1

    The Indigenous Careers Award is intended to encourage a larger proportion of Indigenous Albertans to pursue and complete post-secondary studies in certificate, diploma or bachelor's degree programs that lead to high demand career outcomes in Alberta.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Indigenous Graduate Award - Doctoral
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 1***
  • Indigenous Graduate Award - Doctoral

    Donor: Government of Alberta
    Value: $7,500
    Number Awarded: Up to 24 annually
    Annual Application Deadline: January 15
    October 1

    The Indigenous Graduate Award is intended to encourage a larger proportion of Indigenous Albertans to pursue and complete graduate studies in Alberta. Doctoral or Masters degree program students are eligible to apply.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Indigenous Graduate Award - Masters
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 1***
  • Indigenous Graduate Award - Masters

    Donor: Government of Alberta
    Value: $7,500
    Number Awarded: Up to 24 annually
    Annual Application Deadline: January 15
    October 1

    The Indigenous Graduate Award is intended to encourage a larger proportion of Indigenous Albertans to pursue and complete graduate studies in Alberta. Doctoral or Masters degree program students are eligible to apply.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Indigenous Technology Bursary
  • Indigenous Technology Bursary

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: Up to $1250
    Number Awarded: 3
    Annual Application Deadline: May 15
    August 15
    February 15

    Awarded to current AU undergraduate program or collaboration program students in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of study who are in good academic standing, who have demonstrated a financial need, and who possess identified technological obstacles to continuing academic study at Athabasca University.

    Applicants must be of Indigenous ancestry as defined by their nation of origin. Proof of ancestry is required. Indigenous community acceptance and participation should be addressed in the application.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Jason Lang Scholarship
  • Jason Lang Scholarship

    Donor: Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund
    Value: $1,000
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: January 15
    September 15

    Please click here for more information.

    Government deadlines for receiving nominees from participating institutions are October 15th and February 15th. In order to meet these deadlines, Athabasca University requires student applications by September 15th and January 15th.

    Conditions of Eligibility:

    Please refer to page 1 of the application form.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Ken and Janny Hutchinson Scholarship in Architecture
  • Ken and Janny Hutchinson Scholarship in Architecture

    Donor: Daytona Homes and Ralph Hutchinson
    Value: $1500 credit for tuition and fees
    Number Awarded: Up to Two
    Annual Application Deadline: September 1

    This award is meant to recognize the professional and academic achievements of incoming Architecture Program students at Athabasca University. This award will assist with the tuition and fees associated with these courses of study.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership
  • Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership

    Donor: Alberta College and Technical Institute Student Executive Council (ACTISEC)
    Value: $1,000
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: January 15

    Please click here for more information.

    Apply by submitting a completed application to:

    Athabasca University Students’ Union
    500 Energy Square
    10109 106 ST NW
    Edmonton AB T5J 3L7

    Phone Local: 780.497.7000
    Toll Free: 1.855.497.7003
    Email: admin@ausu.org
    Website: https://www.ausu.org

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

  • Lois Hole Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • Lois Hole Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship

    Donor: Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund
    Value: $5,000
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Please click here for more information.

    In honor of Lois Hole, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from February 2000 to January 2005. The scholarship recognizes student leadership and community service which exemplify the principles the late Lieutenant Governor believed in and lived.

    Conditions of Eligibility
    An applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this award:
    • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident – visa students are not eligible
    • Be an Alberta Resident
    • Have a GPA of 3.6 or greater
    • Have completed 15 AU credits
    • Full-time enrolment in the second or subsequent year of post-secondary study in an AU undergraduate arts or social science degree program
    • Submission of the fully completed application form and required reference letter to the AU Student Awards Unit.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Louise McKinney Scholarship
  • Louise McKinney Scholarship

    Donor: Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund
    Value: $2,500
    Number Awarded: 4
    Annual Application Deadline: September 1

    Please click here for more information.

    Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or greater. Students may receive this award multiple times.

    Conditions of Eligibility:

    Please refer to page 1 of the application form.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Northlands Park Endowment Awards - Undergraduate
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • Northlands Park Endowment Awards - Undergraduate

    Donor: Northlands Park
    Value: $500
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Awarded annually to undergraduate students who have completed at least 15 credits from Athabasca University (AU). Applicants will be selected based on having achieved an AU cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher in an undergraduate program and have demonstrated contributions to farming and volunteerism in agricultural communities and organizations. Preference will be given to those who are pursuing a career in agriculture or agribusiness ventures. Recipients may only receive this award once.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Northlands Park Endowment Awards - Graduate
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • Northlands Park Endowment Awards - Graduate

    Donor: Northlands Park
    Value: $500
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    Awarded annually to graduate students who have completed at least 15 credits from Athabasca University (AU). Applicants will be selected on the basis of having achieved an AU program Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher and have demonstrated contributions to farming and volunteerism in agricultural communities and organizations. Preference will be given to those who are pursuing a career in agriculture or agribusiness ventures. Recipients may only receive this award once.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Profiling Alberta's Graduate Students
  • Profiling Alberta's Graduate Students

    Donor: Alberta Scholarship Programs
    Value: Up to $1000 for an Alberta conference Up to $2000 for a national conference Up to $3000 for an international conference
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: March 31 or when budgeted funds have been fully expended

    These funds are intended to support dissemination/presentation opportunities which showcase the high quality of research being conducted by graduate students at Athabasca University. Award funds are intended to assist with the cost associated with travel expenses.

    Applications are accepted on a first come first serve bases until the funds are spent for the budget year of April 1 to March 31.

    Conditions of Eligibility
    Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this award:
    • Be a current student enrolled in graduate studies at Athabasca University
    • Be presenting or disseminating research at a conference or workshop- Provincial, National or International
    • Be an Alberta resident
    • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status in Canada
    • Be in good academic standing in their graduate program, minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
    • Submit a fully completed application, and any required enclosures, to the Student Awards Unit at Athabasca University
    • Eligible students may receive a maximum of two travel awards during their program of study

    NOTE: Students who are in their final year of their program, are eligible for the award if the presentation is conducted within three months after their graduation, and the presentation occurs within the same fiscal year (April 1 to March 31) in which the award was granted.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    The award you are applying for requires a reference letter. Click here to access the information for the submission of the reference letter: Reference letter form

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Syncrude/Athabasca University Aboriginal Scholarship
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by September 30***
  • Syncrude/Athabasca University Aboriginal Scholarship

    Donor: Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    Value: $2000
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: September 30

    This award is available to undergraduate degree students entering their first year of studies in the following programs.
    -Bachelor of Commerce
    -Bachelor of Management
    -Bachelor of Science
    Preference given to students entering their first year of studies. Students in all years of study are eligible to apply.
    Applicants must be a resident of Alberta and of Aboriginal ancestry; Status/Non-Status Indian, Inuit or Métis.
    Preference will be given to applicants who have not been a previous recipient of the award.
    Please refer to the Application Form for additional eligibility criteria.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Undergraduate Lab Travel Awards - In Province
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • Undergraduate Lab Travel Awards - In Province

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: up to $500
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    These awards are intended to help offset the travel costs that students incur in order to take part in the required laboratory component of Athabasca University (AU) undergraduate science courses.

    They are awarded to current AU undergraduate students who have successfully completed (passed) a 3 credit science course, in which travel to complete lab work occurred between October 16, of the previous year and October 15, of the current year. Successful completion of the science course is required.

    Preference will be given to those students that have never received an undergraduate lab travel award. Students traveling for LABB 207 who have successfully completed BIOL 204 and/or BIOL 205 are eligible to apply for this award.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Undergraduate Lab Travel Awards - Out of Province
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • Undergraduate Lab Travel Awards - Out of Province

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: up to $1000
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    These awards are intended to help offset the travel costs that students incur in order to take part in the required laboratory component of Athabasca University (AU) undergraduate science courses.

    They are awarded to current AU undergraduate students who have successfully completed (passed) a 3 credit science course, in which travel to complete lab work occurred between October 16, of the previous year and October 15, of the current year. Successful completion of the science course is required.

    Preference will be given to those students that have never received an undergraduate lab travel award. Students traveling for LABB 207 who have successfully completed BIOL 204 and/or BIOL 205 are eligible to apply for this award.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Walker Wood Foundation Undergraduate First in Family Bursaries
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by October 15***
  • Walker Wood Foundation Undergraduate First in Family Bursaries

    Donor: Walker Wood Foundation
    Value: $2000
    Number Awarded: 2
    Annual Application Deadline: October 15

    The Walker Wood Foundation Undergraduate First in Family Bursaries are intended to offer financial support and recognition to Athabasca University undergraduate program students who are the first in their family to attend a post-secondary educational institution.

    These bursaries are for current Athabasca University students who are the first in their family (grandparents, parents, nor siblings have earned a post secondary credential, i.e. university, college or technical diploma, certificate or degree) to attend university. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and have successfully completed at least one, 3 credit AU course, (not completed by challenge credit). Applicants must a Canadian citizen and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who are a resident of Ontario or the Maritime Provinces.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Wayne Perry Ed.D Student Research Award
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by November 15***
  • Wayne Perry Ed.D Student Research Award

    Donor: Dr. Pamela Walsh
    Value: $2000
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: November 15

    The Wayne Perry Ed.D Student Research Award is awarded annually to a student at Athabasca University. It provides recognition and support for exceptional students pursuing a doctoral degree through the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University. This award intends to provide the student with funds to support their dissertation research.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Wayne Perry MEd (DE) Student Research Award
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by November 15***
  • Wayne Perry MEd (DE) Student Research Award

    Donor: Dr. Pamela Walsh
    Value: $1000
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: November 15

    The Wayne Perry Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd) Research Award is awarded annually to a student at Athabasca University. It provides recognition and support for exceptional students pursuing a Masters degree through the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University. This award intends to provide the student with funds to support their graduate research.

    Conditions of Eligibility
    An applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this award:
    • Be a current student of the AU MEd (DE) Program
    • Have successfully completed at least 12 months of the MEd (DE) program
    • Have minimum GPA of 3.5
    • Have completed MDDE701 (Advanced Research Methods) and is currently enrolled in MDDE702 (Research Proposal Writing)
    • Be in good academic standing
    • Have not received this award
    • Submit a fully completed application, and any required enclosures, to the Student Awards Unit at Athabasca University.

    Click here to access the award application form: Application Form

    Note: Please download the PDF form to your desktop, then open the file from your desktop using Adobe Reader and complete and save the form. Do not use your browser to complete the form as the data may not save correctly. Once you have completed and saved the form, please re-open it and review all of your entries before submitting it to the award submission portal. To download a copy of the latest version of Adobe Reader please visit the Adobe website.

    Once you have completed the application form, please visit our award submission portal to submit it.

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

Updated January 15 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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