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Awards for Masters Level Students

If you have questions about any of these awards, feel free to contact our awards unit at 1-800-788-9041 ext 6197, or via email.

External Awards (NOT Administered By AU)

There are many scholarships, awards, and bursaries that are available through other organizations. These types of award resources (known as external awards) are administered and funded by sponsoring organizations (not by Athabasca University). You must apply for external award competitions following the directions and forms supplied by the sponsoring organization.

The following is a list of awards that are offered by external organizations that you may be eligible for. They are listed in alphabetical order, and then broken into specific categories further down the page.

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By Category:

Aboriginal

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Arts/Science

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ASD

  • NEADS Equity Through Education Award: This is being offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education and extra costs because of their disabilities.

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Business

  • Associated Medical Services: AMS continues to support history of medicine as a core programme. However, it wishes to expand this focus to a more interdisciplinary/interprofessional approach and include the history of health care and health services more generally.
  • Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship: This $10,000 is available for award to a graduate student who is enrolled in full-time masters study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.
  • Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship: This $5,000 is available for award to one or more undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in full-time study.
  • Government Finance Association: Graduate students of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business.

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Co-operative Awards

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Environment

  • Canadian Water Resources Association: CWRA annually offers five scholarships. These scholarships are available to graduate students whose programs of study focus upon applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources.
  • Ducks Unlimited Awards: Assist in the development of talented young professionals who are dedicated to furthering the conservation of wetlands and wildlife advance scientific understanding of the biology of waterfowl and wetlands with special emphasis on the Canadian prairies.

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Nursing

  • Associated Medical Services: AMS continues to support history of medicine as a core programme. However, it wishes to expand this focus to a more interdisciplinary/interprofessional approach and include the history of health care and health services more generally.
  • Alberta Public Health Association: An honorary life membership is awarded to a person for exceptional service to the association and whose contributions have furthered the APHA in achieving its objectives.
  • Canadian Cancer Research: The support provided by the Canadian Cancer Society is designed to stimulate Canadian investigators in a very broad spectrum of research having relevance to cancer.
  • Canadian Lung Association Research: Graduate study in the field that supports respiratory health in Canada. Canadian or permanent resident. The Canadian Lung Association offers grants and fellowships funding to members of the CRHP.
  • Canadian Nurses Foundation: Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Canada. RNs enrolled in a Master of Nursing Program. Non-nurses who are in a nursing program which will qualify them as RNs at the Masters level.
  • Research-Net: This is an updated list of over 40 awards for Students in Nursing and Health.

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Regional

  • Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC): This is a non-denominational, non-profit international development agency that promotes sustainable and equitable social development in low-income countries in Asia and Africa.
  • Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities: This award is provided by a consumer-directed organization that actively promotes full participation in society for Albertans with disabilities.
  • Awards by Province: Select your province and see what is available to you based on your location.
  • Byron Paege Memorial Fund: Be currently enrolled in an AU course, or have successfully completed one within the six months prior to the nomination deadline.
  • Fulbright Graduate Scholarship: Canadian or American Graduate Students in Canadian or American Studies, Communications Culture, Indigenous issues, International Trade, and Public Policy Issues.
  • German Studies Awards: Graduate students should be enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program. Applicants should be US or Canadian citizens. Foreign nationals must be affiliated with an accredited US or Canadian university.
  • India Studies Fellowships: The purpose of the India Studies Programme is to promote understanding of India in Canada. Academic and Arts Fellowships are tenable for three to twelve months and four to twelve months respectively.
  • Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship: The Travelling Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in the areas of international relations or industrial relations.
  • Mackenzie King Open Scholarship: This is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded each year.
  • Northern Alberta Development Council Awards: This North Fund provides over $800,000 in bursaries to university and college students training for jobs in demand in northern Alberta.
  • Organization of American States.
  • Ontario Awards: Plan to be enrolled full-time in an eligible program leading to a masters or doctoral degree at an eligible institution in Ontario.
  • Peter Elzinga Award: Scholarships are available to residents of Alberta who are currently students and to those residents who are returning to school to further their education.

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Medals

Awards based on academic merit and achievement.

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Updated April 06 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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