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Masters Level Student Awards

Scholarships & Awards Via Application (Application Required)

These are monetary awards, usually based on academic excellence coupled with other criteria including, but not limited to, career pursuits, volunteer activity, and active community participation. Some awards also take financial need into account.

Applying for an Award

If you wish to apply for an award, it is important to follow the application instructions exactly. In the past, students have been disqualified for incomplete or inaccurate submissions. Instructions for each award are included within the award description.

  • 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

    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
    ***Approaching deadline! Apply by August 15***
  • 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

    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 Graduate Course Scholarships in Heritage Resource Management
  • Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Graduate Course Scholarships in Heritage Resource Management

    Donor: Alberta Historical Resources Foundation and Athabasca University
    Value: $1000
    Number Awarded: One for each course in the HRM Graduate Diploma Program

    Awarded annually (July 1 of previous year to June 30 of the current year) to the students who have completed and achieved the highest standing in each of the following graduate level courses:

    HERM 501 – Issues in Heritage Resources Management
    HERM 512 – Advanced Methods in Heritage Research
    HERM 542 – Issues in Planning Historic Places
    HERM 561 – Advanced Issues in Interpretive Programming

    Preference for the above awards competitions will be given to students residing in Alberta and to those students enrolled in the AU Heritage Resources Management programs. Students who qualified for admission into the AU Heritage Resources Management programs through the Alberta Intern program are not eligible for this award. Scholarships available only to students that are Canadian citizens or permanent residents with a Canadian address.

  • Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Research Presentation Awards
  • Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Research Presentation Awards

    Donor: Alberta Historical Resources Foundation and Athabasca University
    Value: $1000
    Number Awarded: 2
    Annual Application Deadline: Six weeks prior to research dissemination.

    The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) Research Presentation Awards are intended to facilitate and help offset the travel costs involved in presenting a paper, project, or thesis regarding Heritage Resources Management (HRM). Current AU students in the HRM Graduate Diploma Program are invited to apply.


    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Travel Awards - Alberta Museums Association (AMA) Conference Travel Award
  • Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Travel Awards - Alberta Museums Association (AMA) Conference Travel Award

    Donor: Alberta Historical Resources Foundation and Athabasca University
    Value: Up to $1,000
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: Six weeks prior to conference date.

    The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) Travel Awards are available to current Athabasca University (AU) students enrolled in one of the AU Heritage Resources Management Programs who wish to attend the Alberta Museums Association conference. Applicants must be in good academic standing and be able to explain why attendance at the conference will be beneficial to their career and educational advancement. Students are eligible to receive an award to the Alberta conference only once. This award can be applied to conference registration fees and travel costs only.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Travel Awards - National Conference Travel Award
  • Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Travel Awards - National Conference Travel Award

    Donor: Alberta Historical Resources Foundation and Athabasca University
    Value: up to $2,000
    Number Awarded: Varies
    Annual Application Deadline: Six weeks prior to conference date.

    National Conference Travel Award
    Value: Up to $2,000

    The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) Travel Awards are available to current Athabasca University (AU) students enrolled in one of the AU Heritage Resources Management Programs who wish to attend a national conference such as the CMA National Conference or the Heritage Canada Conference. Applicants must be in good academic standing and be able to explain why attendance at the conference will be beneficial to their career and educational advancement. Students are eligible to receive the national conference once only. This award can be applied to conference registration fees and travel costs only.


    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Undergraduate Course Scholarships in Heritage Resource Management
  • Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Undergraduate Course Scholarships in Heritage Resource Management

    Donor: Alberta Historical Resources Foundation and Athabasca University
    Value: $750
    Number Awarded: One for each course in the HRM Undergraduate Certificate Program

    Awarded annually (July 1 of previous year to June 30 of the current year) to the students who have completed and achieved the highest standing in each of the following undergraduate level courses:

    HERM 301 – Introduction to Heritage Resources Management
    HERM 312 – Heritage Research
    HERM 322 – Heritage Collections
    HERM 327 – Heritage Policy in Canada
    HERM 339 – Conservation
    HERM 342 – General Principles of Planning Historic Places
    HERM 361 – Interpretive Programming
    PHIL 334 – Professional Ethics in Heritage Resources Management

    Preference for the above awards competitions will be given to students residing in Alberta and to those students enrolled in the AU Heritage Resources Management programs. Students who qualified for admission into the AU Heritage Resources Management programs through the Alberta Intern program are not eligible for this award. Scholarships available only to students that are Canadian citizens or permanent residents with a Canadian address.

  • 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.


    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • 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.


    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • 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.


    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • 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'.


    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • AU Award for a Mature Graduate Student
  • AU Award for a Mature Graduate Student

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: $1500
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: February 15

    The AU Award for a Mature Graduate Student 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.

    This award is for a current AU graduate student taking their first graduate program who is 50 years of age or older. Applicants must have begun their AU graduate program in the two years prior to the application deadline and have successfully completed a minimum of 9 AU credits in that time. The candidate must have an overall AU program GPA of 3.2 to be eligible.


    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • AU Award for Graduate Studies
  • AU Award for Graduate Studies

    Donor: Emil C. Fredericks
    Value: $1000
    Number Awarded: 1

    Awarded annually (September 1 of previous two years to August 31 of the current year) to the Masters level student with the highest grade point average in the 4 best applicable Graduate courses during this 2 year period. Must have completed a minimum of 4 courses applicable to their program. Students must be active in the program as of August 31 of the current year and will be nominated by their Academic Centre. The award is rotated between Academic Centres annually.

  • AU Career Advancement Award - Graduate
  • 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017


  • AU Convocation Scholarships
  • AU Convocation Scholarships

    Donor: Athabasca University Student Academic Awards Fund
    Value: $1000 for Undergraduate Degree, Graduate Degree and Advanced Graduate Diploma. $500 for University Certificate and University Diploma.
    Number Awarded: One for each designation

    Awarded annually to the graduating students with the highest grade point average in a specific number of Athabasca University credits from each degree, diploma, or certificate designation. The number of credits will vary on the program in which the student is graduating. Only students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the specified number of credits will be considered.

  • AU Graduate Glass Ceiling Award
  • AU Graduate Glass Ceiling Award

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


    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • 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

    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
  • 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • AU Institutional Leadership Scholarship
  • 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • AU Masters Level Refugee Award
  • AU Masters Level Refugee Award

    Donor: Athabasca University
    Value: $1500
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: February 15

    The Masters Level Refugee Award is one of the awards in the AU Student Stand Out Awards Portfolio and 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.

    The AU Masters Level Refugee award is for a program student with the highest final mark average on his or her best 15 AU program credits (not completed by challenge credit) who has arrived in Canada as a refugee within the last fifteen years.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • Canon Canada -- IKON Office Solutions MEd Scholarship
  • Canon Canada -- IKON Office Solutions MEd Scholarship

    Donor: Canon Canada Inc. and IKON Office Solutions
    Value: One Master of Education in Distance Education Course Fee
    Number Awarded: 1

    Awarded annually to the Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd) program student with the highest average in any three of the five core courses. All MEd students will be automatically considered in the year that they complete their fifth course.

  • 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

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

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Dan Coldeway Memorial Award
  • Dan Coldeway Memorial Award

    Donor: Centre for Distance Education
    Value: One Master of Education in Distance Education Course Fee
    Number Awarded: 1

    Awarded annually to a Master of Education in Distance Education M.Ed (DE), Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology (PBDDET) or Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Instructional Design program student with the highest average mark for the combined marks of MDDE 603 and MDDE 604.

    Students must have completed MDDE 604 during the previous three terms (that is, the preceding fall, winter or summer term). MDDE 603 must also have been completed, but may have been completed prior to the requirements of completing MDDE 604.

  • Dominique Abrioux Graduate Scholarships
  • 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • 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

    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
  • 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • Faculty of Health Disciplines Travel Bursaries
  • 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

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

    Questions? Contact the Student Awards Unit.

  • Governor General of Canada Gold Medal
  • Governor General of Canada Gold Medal

    Donor: The Governor General of Canada
    Value: Medal
    Number Awarded: 1

    Description of Award: The Governor General’s Gold medal is awarded to recognize the outstanding performance of a graduate student in an academic institution. This award is based on overall academic excellence through coursework, research, awards and distinctions.

    Eligibility: The award is open to students in all programs leading to a graduate degree who have completed all requirements for the graduate degree in the twelve-month period prior to the deadline for graduation for the June convocation.

    Criteria: Criteria to be used for the adjudication by the Faculties/CDE and the FGS Awards Selection Committees:

    1. GPA: the nominee must normally have a minimum overall average of 3.80
    2. The CV, the abstract submitted and the Dean’s Letter of Support should show evidence of academic excellence through publications, presentations, contribution to the discipline, creativity/originality, and quality of the thesis/dissertation or academic work.

    QUESTIONS? Contact Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) at fgs@athabascau.ca or 1.800.788.9041 ext. 6821 or 780-675-6821

  • Graduate Citizenship Award
  • 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

    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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • Indigenous Graduate Award - Masters
  • 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

    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: $2500 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • MAIS - Making a Difference Student Bursary
  • MAIS - Making a Difference Student Bursary

    Donor: Anonymous
    Value: $2,400
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: Temporarily Closed

    The MAIS – Making a Difference Bursary is intended to assist an AU MAIS (Master of Arts in Integrated Studies) program student to continue with their education without interruption to their studies due to financial need and exceptional life circumstances. Current AU Masters level program 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 6 AU credits at the masters level and have an AU program GPA of 3.0. Additional circumstances such as disabilities, single parent, aboriginal or recent (within three years) immigrant will be taken into consideration. The award will be renewable annually to the same individual providing the eligibility criteria are maintained.

  • Northern Lights Award for AU M. Ed. Distance Education Students (Greek cohort)
  • Northern Lights Award for AU M. Ed. Distance Education Students (Greek cohort)

    Donor: Anonymous
    Value: $1000 tuition credit
    Number Awarded: 2
    Annual Application Deadline: March 1

    The Northern Lights Award for AU M. Ed. Distance Education Students (Greek cohort) is an entrance award intended to encourage students to enrol in the M. Ed. In Distance Education Program. Students must be residents of Greece.

    The award will be selected based on the answers to the following questions: Describe how you will use your new knowledge to improve the Greek education system, if given the opportunity? Describe how improving education will improve the Greek economic system? Answers will be evaluated for clarity, creative ideas and a logical argument about education and the economy.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • Northlands Park Endowment Awards - Undergraduate
  • 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • Northlands Park Endowment Awards - Graduate
  • 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships

    Donor: Government of Alberta
    Value: Varies
    Number Awarded: Varies

    Please click here for more information.

    To commemorate the Queen’s visit to Alberta in May 2005, this scholarship is designed to reward the high level of achievement of students pursuing graduate studies who reside in the province of Alberta.

    To be eligible for this award students need to:
    - be enrolled as a full-time student in a graduate program,
    - be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident and
    - be a resident of Alberta.

    Recipients are nominated by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

  • Tim Byrne Memorial Scholarship
  • Tim Byrne Memorial Scholarship

    Donor: Tim Byrne Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Value: $1000
    Number Awarded: 1

    Awarded annually to the student in the project/thesis route of the Master of Distance Education degree program who displays academic excellence along with an outstanding thesis or project. The Master of Distance Education program recommends a student to the Academic Awards Committee of Academic Council.

    This scholarship fund recognizes the educational achievements of Athabasca University's first president, Mr. Tim Byrne, who died November 29, 1997. Mr Byrne's career as an educator with foresight and conviction led to the establishment of Athabasca University.

  • Walker Family Master Of Counselling Scholarship
  • Walker Family Master Of Counselling Scholarship

    Donor: Barry and Valerie Walker
    Value: $1,000
    Number Awarded: 1
    Annual Application Deadline: February 15

    Awarded annually to students pursuing a Masters of Counselling degree at Athabasca University (AU). Applicants must be entering the third year of the program and be in a practicum placement that focuses on services to children or youth, either in a community, residential or Faculty setting. Individual must be displaying satisfactory performance in the practicum according to the practicum Coordinator.

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

    -Be a current, full time AU Masters of Counselling degree program student.
    -Have completed the second year of the program and are in the third year of the program.
    -Be in a practicum placement.
    -Demonstrate academic excellence by achieving a program GPA of 3.8 or higher.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

  • Wayne Perry MEd (DE) Student Research Award
  • 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.

    APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017

Updated January 15 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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