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
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: https://portal.scholarshippartners.ca/s_Login.jsp

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: http://www.keenanprize.com/wp/apply/

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.

Alberta Women’s Science Network (AWSN) Scholarship
The Alberta Women’s Science Network supports diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). For gender minority students continuing full time undergraduate studies in their third or fourth year and that have demonstrated STEM leadership in the academic or community setting. A gender minority refers to a minority in a traditionally male/female dominated program.
Value: One award at $3,000
Deadline: June 1, 2017
For more information and eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://www.awsn.org/2017-scholarship-application

Central Alberta Human Resources Scholarship 2017
The Central Alberta Human Resources Scholarship was established to provide the amount of $1,000 annually to be awarded to a resident of Central Alberta who will be or is currently enrolled in a post-secondary program that focuses on Human Resources Management.
Amount: One award at $1,000
Deadline: June 30, 2017
For more information and eligibility requirements click here.
Click here to download an application.

Optimist Club William J. Cummer Scholarship
The Optimist Club William J. Cummer Scholarship is one award of approximately $2,500. For students who are Calgary residents and Canadian citizens entering their final year of study in a certificate, degree or diploma program, demonstrating volunteerism, service to youth, and leadership. Student must be in need for financial support and have good academic standing. Preference given to students from the Calgary area.
Amount: One award at $2,500
Deadline: June 30, 2017
For more information and eligibility requirements and application instructions please visit the website: http://www.calgaryfoundation.org/grants-awards/student-awards/undergraduate-graduate-students


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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 financialaid@mtroyal.ca.