Scholarships & Bursaries

Appeal of Scholarship, Bursary or Award Procedure

Basic Principles

The basic principles governing the hearing of student appeals and grievances, as defined in the Mount Royal University Academic Calendar, apply to the appeal of a scholarship, bursary or award decision.

You can appeal an unfavourable decision in the year the award is applied for if you can provide evidence that:

a. There was a mathematical miscalculation in determining your academic and/or financial eligibility; or
b. Extenuating circumstances beyond your immediate control have prevented you from meeting the stated scholarship, bursary or award criteria (if you appeal on these grounds, you will be asked to provide documentation that supports your assertion and you will also be asked to demonstrate, in your own words, what steps you are taking to meet the criteria in the immediate future).

Appeals Based on Mathematical Miscalculation

An appeal of the mathematical calculation used to assess academic and/or financial eligibility for a scholarship, bursary or award must be presented to the Manager of Student Awards and Financial Aid no later than September 30 for Fall awards or January 30 for Winter awards. The Manager of Student Awards and Financial Aid will discuss the matter further with you and will re-examine the disputed assessment. A formal decision on the review of the assessment will be communicated to you in writing no fewer than fifteen (15) business days after the request has been submitted. Decisions made by the Manager of Student Awards and Financial Aid on the review of mathematical miscalculations (1.a.) are final.

Appeals Based on Extenuating Circumstances

If you feel that you have grounds for an appeal based on extenuating circumstances beyond your immediate control, you must provide a written statement to the Student Awards and Financial Aid office that fully addresses the grounds for an appeal as stipulated in 1.b. no later than September 30 for Fall awards and January 30 for Winter awards. This appeal will be forwarded to the General Faculties Council Student Awards Committee for review. The Student Awards Committee will consider the appeal at its next scheduled meeting and will render a decision that will be communicated to you in writing. The Student Awards Committee decision on the appeal is final.