Scholarships & Bursaries

External Award Opportunities

Mount Royal University students are eligible to apply for several awards opportunities offered through external organizations. These awards are competitive as they may be offered to post-secondary students attending universities across Alberta or Canada.

The awards listed below are external opportunities with upcoming deadlines. External awards are not administered by Mount Royal University; applications or requests for more information must be submitted directly to the organization administering the award (unless otherwise stated).
Upcoming external award deadlinesAMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship
The AMI Scholarship program was launched in 2012 to further strengthen AMI’s commitment to making accessible media for all Canadians. The program is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada with a permanent disability who are currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university.
Value: Two awards at $5,000
Deadline: April 30, 2017
For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website:
For application instructions please visit the website:

Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Scholarships
In connection with the True Sport Foundation, the former Assistant Deputy Minister of Fitness and Amateur Sport has established the “Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Scholarships” to recognize young people who share Mr. Lyle Makosky’s passion for fair and ethical sport in Canada.
Value: $2,000
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Details about the scholarship can be found at

MLD Annual Scholastic Scholarship 2017

MLD Wealth Management Group supports the development of students who possess vision, drive, compassion, and a thirst for knowledge. This award is for full-time students based on merit, financial need, and community participation.
Value: $3,000
Deadline: May 10, 2017
For more information, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit:

Global Volunteers Bi-Annual Student Volunteer Abroad Scholarship
Global Volunteers is offering two $500 college scholarships for creative high school volunteer abroad recruiting strategies. For high school students that have been accepted to and enrolled in an accredited college or university.
Value: Two awards at $500 USD
Deadline: May 15, 2017 and October 15, 2017
For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website:
To apply, email your entry to

Tom Pinder Educational Scholarship
Deaf & Hear Alberta is proud to announce The Tom Pinder Education Scholarship, named for a long-time generous supporter, Tom Pinder. The scholarship is awarded annually to qualified Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals to be applied to an educational program. Applicants will be required to share their story in 500 words or less, portraying their situation, illustrating their need for financial support, describing their educational aspirations, and communicating the benefits of the scholarship to themselves and the community as a whole.
Amount: Variable
Deadline: May 19, 2017
For more information, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit the website:

2017 Scholarship Program for Aboriginal Students
Husky Energy’s Scholarship Program for Aboriginal Students is focused on attracting Aboriginal talent to the oil and gas industry. The program provides financial support to students with outstanding academic achievement and connects them with relevant work experience through co-op and summer work terms along with professional development through a mentorship program.
Amount: Three at $5,000 for bachelor level and two at $3,500 for diploma level
Deadline: May 31, 2017
For more information and eligibility requirements click the links: Guidelines for applicants, Guidelines for referees.
To apply please visit the website:

8th Annual Dr. Brian M. Keenan Prize in Philosophy
The Brian M. Keenan Prize was founded to recognize Dr. Keenan’s longstanding devotion to the importance and potential of ongoing philosophical education, inquiry and dialogue and to provide recognition, reward and incentive for students who acknowledge and explore this potential. The Prize will be presented on the merit of an undergraduate paper at least two-thousand and not more than five-thousand words, on the philosophy or history, law, or social and political philosophy. Special consideration will be given to papers engaging with liberalism as a set of historical practices or conditions. The award will be limited to students who are attending or have recently attended Canadian Universities in undergraduate programs.
Value: One award at $1,500
Deadline: May 31, 2017
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website:

James Pon Memorial Award 2016
The Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada (FCCRWC) is a registered charitable organization that seeks to promote the understanding and awareness of the contribution to Canada by the Chinese Railroad Workers who participated in the construction of the first transcontinental railway (the CPR) that united Canada geographically and politically. The Foundation would like to encourage a deeper understanding of Chinese Canadian history by offering a cash award to the top three essays received annually for this scholarship contest. Essay Topic: History of Chinese people in Canada and their contributions to the construction of the railroad and to this country; and how this relates to your family's history and experience of being in Canada.
Amount: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $300, 3rd place: $200
Deadline: May 31, 2017
For more information, view the James Pon Memorial Award Information document
For a copy of the submission cover page, please view the Submission document

ConocoPhillips Canada Centennial Scholarship Program

ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corporation is offering up to two (2) scholarships at the bachelor degree level or at the diploma level for students pursuing oil and gas related studies. Include: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Power Engineering, Geosciences, Petroleum Land Administration and Management.
Value: $10,000
Deadline: May 31, 2017
For more information and eligibility requirements click here.
Click here to download an application.

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Awards for aboriginal students

Awards for students experiencing disabilities

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