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: June 14, 2016
For more information please visit the website: http://www.undergraduateawards.com/

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.
To apply please visit the website: http://www.awsn.org/scholarship-application

Alberta Export Awards – Business Studies Student Award
With one out of every three jobs in Canada linked directly to goods and service exports, few would dispute that trade is a vital component of Canada’s economic health. In a continued effort to foster an export culture in Canada, and create a workforce that is globally minded, the Alberta Export Award Committee is pleased to offer the Alberta Export Award for International Business Studies. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership, excelled in their international business studies (e.g. International business, finance, relations or economics) and have made a significant contribution to the export community in Alberta.
Value: $500
Deadline: June 30, 2016
For more information, please view the document.
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: http://www.albertaexportawards.com/business-studies-student-award/

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 2016 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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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.