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 deadlines
Undergraduate Awards
Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential graduates, The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest academic awards program. It is uniquely pan-discipline, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. The Undergraduate Awards 2016 Program is open to all penultimate and final year undergraduate students in a degree program as well as those graduating in 2016 from all disciplines. Undergraduate Awards invites students to enter both outstanding academic papers and research, as well as visual arts portfolios.
Value: Global winners will have their work published in an international academic journal and also receive an invite to Dublin, Ireland to participate the Undergraduate Awards Global Summit.
Deadline: May 31, 2016
For more information please visit the website: http://www.undergraduateawards.com/

ConocoPhillips Canada Centennial Scholarship Program
ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corporation is offering up to three (3) scholarships at the Bachelor degree level or at the diploma level for students pursuing oil and gas related studies. Oil and gas related studies include the following faculties and areas of study: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Power Engineering, Geosciences, Petroleum Land Administration and Management.
Value: $10,000 for Bachelor Degree Level and $5,000 for Diploma Level
Deadline: May 30, 2016
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://juno.aucc.ca/wes/hes.aspx?pg=934&oth=0002872016

End Distracted Driving Scholarship
McKiggan Hebert Lawyers is pleased to announce the 2016 End Distracted Driving Scholarship. The scholarship was established to provide financial support to a Canadian undergraduate student and to raise awareness around the dangers of Distracted Driving.  Applicants must be currently enrolled at or accepted to an accredited university in Canada at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Value: $1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2016
For more information and eligibility requirements please visit the website.
Download an application here.

Live Out There.com Scholarship

The LiveOutThere.com Scholarship is a student award that supports any undergraduate student who is passionate about the outdoors. LiveOutThere.com is calling on outdoor enthusiasts from across the country to write a 600 word essay on why their province or territory is the best place to Live Out There. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a certificate, diploma or bachelor degree level program.
Amount: One award at $2,000
Deadline: May 31, 2016
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://www.liveoutthere.com/scholarship

Trevor Downs Memorial Scholarship
The Trevor Downs Memorial Scholarship is an annual educational scholarship set up by his friends at Urban Systems to honor Trevor and the significant contributions he made to his profession, projects, clients and colleagues. The scholarship is intended to support individuals who are committed to advancing their education in order to help build “community” and positively contribute to the world around them. Preference will be given to individuals that have been in the workforce for one to five years and are returning to school full-time within the next year to upgrade your education and broaden your skills. Students must be pursuing a degree related to community building (e.g. civil engineering, community planning, environmental design or landscape architecture)
Value: one award at $5,000
Deadline: May 31, 2016
For more information and eligibility requirements please view the document.
For an application please visit the link.

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, 2016
For more information, view the James Pon Memorial Award Information Document
For a copy of the submission cover page, please view the Submission Document

Every Woman Can: The Maria Eriksen Memorial Bursary

Dr. Maria Eriksen was an outspoken advocate for the advancement and equality of women involved in various initiatives since the beginning of the women’s movement in the 1970s. The Maria Eriksen Memorial Bursary funds professional development or technical training at an accredited institution to support the successful transition of an individual’s life in Canada.
Value: Three awards at $2,000
Deadline: June 15, 2016
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please download an application.

Alberta Women’s Science Network Scholarship
The Alberta Women’s Science Network supports diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). For female students with demonstrated leadership in an academic or community setting and continuing full-time in their third or fourth year of an undergraduate program in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics at an Alberta university, college or technical institute.
Value: One award at $3,000
Deadline: June 1, 2016
For more information and eligibility requirements please download the information sheet.
To apply please visit the website: http://www.awsn.org/scholarship-application

Lou Lundrigan Memorial Scholarship

Kiwanis is a global service organization dedicated to serving children and disadvantaged youth . . . one child and one community at a time. The Lou Lundrigan Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship is award by the Kiwanis Club of Calgary Northmount to recognize demonstrated commitment to volunteer community service and leadership within the University or the community at large.
Value: Four awards at approximately $500
Deadline: June 30, 2016
For more information and eligibility requirements please download the information sheet.
Download an application here.

Source-Data Products Bi-Annual Scholarships
The Source-Data Products scholarships provides university students with an opportunity to earn money to further their education. For students already enrolled in a college or university inside the United States or Canada. Applicants are required to carefully research and compose an essay of 800 – 1,000 words in length on one of a number of topics including Five Tips for Creating a Data Disaster Recovery Readiness Plan.
Value: $1,000 (paid $500 bi-annually)
Deadline: July 15, 2016
To apply, submit your essay to the following email address: Scholarship@Source-Data.com
For more information, eligibility requirements and a full list of essay topics please visit the website: https://www.source-data.com/500-bi-annual-scholarship/

ATCO Pipelines 2015 Indigenous Education Awards Program
The ATCO Pipelines Indigenous Educational Awards Program is aimed at supporting Indigenous students from First Nations and Métis communities in close proximity to our facilities. Successful applicants will demonstrate a balanced lifestyle and commitment in the pursuit of education. These awards, bursaries and scholarships are awarded to select students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their schools and communities.
For more information please visit the website: http://www.atcopipelines.com/Community/Indigenous-Education-Awards-Program

Bursaries - Must be registered in a recognized trade/community/technical college diploma or certificate program; Preference will be given to those enrolled in a program relating to the natural gas industry; Maximum one award per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be considered for subsequent years
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: August 1, 2016
For more information, and eligibility requirements and to apply please view the link: ATCO Pipelines Indigenous Education Awards Program Application Form

Scholarships - Must be registered in a university program intended to lead to a bachelor or graduate degree; Preference will be given to those enrolled in a program relating to the natural gas industry; Maximum one award per applicant per calendar year; Must re-apply to be considered for subsequent years
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: August 1, 2016
For more information, and eligibility requirements please visit the website: ATCO Pipelines Indigenous Education Awards Program Application Form

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If you have information on an external award that you would like to advertise here, please contact the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office at financialaid@mtroyal.ca.