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 deadlinesIndigenous Career Award
Supporting Indigenous Albertans in their pursuit of post-secondary studies in certificate, diploma, applied degree and bachelor's degree programs in Alberta high-demand occupations. You must be enrolled in the 2016-17 Fall and/or Winter semester in order to be considered for this award.
Value: $2000 per semester/maximum of $4000 in an academic year
Deadline: October 28, 2016
Submit your completed application and supporting documentation to the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office (E102) at Mount Royal University.

Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians
The Gil Purcell Memorial Journalism Scholarship for Aboriginal Canadians is offered annually by The Canadian Press. Established in 1990, its purpose is to encourage Aboriginal Canadians to enter the field of Journalism. It is in memory of Gillis Purcell, who from 1945 to 1969 was general manager of the Canadian Press, the national news agency. For aboriginal candidates at a Canadian University. The applicant must be either enrolled in a journalism program or actively involved with a news organization associated with the institution (such as a student newspaper or broadcast station).
Value: One at $4,000
Deadline: November 1, 2016
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please download an application.

Vol & Tier Excellence in Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Toronto-based digital marketing company, Vol & Tier provides an annual scholarship to an undergraduate student enrolled in an academic institution with both a high level of business acumen and a strong entrepreneurial mindset. Applicants cannot be in their final year of study and must be enrolled full-time.
Value: One award at $4,000
Deadline: November 21, 2016
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website:

Baillie Family Pre-Service Teaching Scholarship
The Baillie family who were members of the Calgary Science School/Connect Charter School community both as students and committed parent volunteers are offering a scholarship to Calgary Science School/Connect Charter School alumnus who has completed at least one pre-service teaching placement. The applicant must be passionate about bringing a disposition of inquiry and innovation to their classroom and committed to classroom teaching.
Value: One at $1,500
Deadline: November 30, 2016
Application Requirements: a) Recommendation letter from an instructor or pre-service teacher mentor and b) a letter from candidate outlining future teaching plans related to continuing the legacy of the inquiry-based and innovative learning they experienced during their time at a Calgary Science School/Connect Charter School.
Email completed application to the Principal of Connect Charter School Phil Butterfield (

Allied Van Lines Scholarship 2015
Allied Van Lines is proud to be offering qualifying Canadian students a chance to apply for their new scholarship, intended for students across the areas of business, logistics, and similar fields. For full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an accredited Canadian college or university. Applicants will be required to submit a brief essay detailing why logistics/supply chain management is important within their degree major of choice.
Value: 4 @ $1,000
Deadline: December 1, 2016
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website:

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To search for other award opportunities offered by external institutions you can also use these websites and databases.

 Searchable awards databases

 Other external awards websites

Awards for aboriginal students

Awards for students experiencing disabilities

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