Awards and bursaries deadlines approaching
At Athabasca University (AU) we know how important it is for you to complete your degree—and the hundreds of awards, bursaries, and scholarships available to you can make it easier!
There are several awards and bursaries available with application deadlines in January 2021 that can help you reach your educational goals.
“Athabasca University is committed to breaking down barriers that prevent learners from access to and success in post-secondary programs,” said Richard MacLeod, Registrar and Chair of the Student Awards Committee. “The many student awards we have available, including the ones with quickly approaching deadlines, have helped many of our learners transform their lives.”
A full listing of the available awards can be found on the Student Awards website. While some awards are available to all learners, there are many that have been created specifically for program students.
There are a wide variety of funding sources for AU Awards and Bursaries, and many are funded through charitable donations from AU community members.
The Athabasca University 50th Anniversary I-CARE Competition Bursary is intended to assist AU Graduate and Undergraduate program students with continuation of their education without interruption to their studies due to financial need.
The Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students from Alberta who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, especially in the area of disability, and/or initiative to improve the conditions and lives of others.
The Jason Lang Scholarship recognizes and rewards post-secondary students for their academic achievements and encourages students to continue in their undergraduate or professional program of study.
The Lois Hole Humanities and Social Science Scholarship recognizes an AU undergraduate arts or social sciences student leadership and community service which exemplify the principles the late Lieutenant Governor believed in and lived.
The Louise McKinney Scholarship is an Albertan award that recognizes and rewards undergraduate students for their academic achievements and encourages them to continue in their undergraduate or professional program of study.
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.
The MEF Métis Scholar Awards are to alleviate the costs of tuition and learning resources and to encourage the post secondary achievement of Métis undergraduate students while attending Athabasca University.
The Carter Yellowbird Indigenous Bursary is awarded annually to an Indigenous student enrolled in one of the Athabasca University (AU) undergraduate programs. The Carter Yellowbird Indigenous Bursary will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need. Bursary will be awarded directly to the student.
“Athabasca University is committed to breaking down barriers that prevent learners from access to and success in post-secondary programs. The many student awards we have available, including the ones with quickly approaching deadlines, have helped many of our learners transform their lives.”– Richard MacLeod, Registrar and Chair of the Student Awards Committee
For more information about these or any other Student Awards, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
More awards and bursaries are available through the Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association and the Athabasca University Students’ Union.