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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 Awards DeadlinesIndigenous Careers Award
The Indigenous Careers Award is designed to encourage Indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) to pursue and complete post-
secondary studies in certificate, diploma, applied degree, and bachelor’s degree programs that lead to high-demand career outcomes in Alberta.
Amount: $2,000 per semester
Deadline: October 19, 2018
Submit your completed application and supporting documentation to the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office (E102) at Mount Royal University.

Soroptimist International of Calgary
Soroptimist International of Calgary offers three awards annually for women who are head of household and are registered in a post-secondary program to better themselves through education to obtain a better economic situation for themselves and their families.
Amount: One award at $4,000 and two awards at $2,000 each
Deadline: November 15, 2018 (Awarded annually)
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: http://www.soroptimistcalgary.org/awards.html

Job-Applications.ca Working Parent College Scholarship Program
Job-Applications.ca is providing an annual scholarship for working parents in Canada who are pursuing post-secondary education. Each school year, a working parent receives $1,000 toward post-secondary tuition costs. Applicants are required to write a 600 to 1,000 word essay discussing their experience as a parent working their way through school and three pieces of advice they would give to someone in a similar situation.
Amount: One award at $1,000
Deadline: December 8, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://www.job-applications.ca/scholarships

Adversity Beaters Scholarship Award
WowAutos Canada - a fast growing Automotive marketplace for buying, selling and leasing used and new automobiles - is pleased to offer a scholarship for students in the fields of engineering, computer science, business, accounting and marketing. Students from the above mentioned disciplines are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
Amount: $500 per year
Deadline: December 20, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://www.wowautos.ca/Home/Scholarship

Jim Dinning / Calgary Lougheed Scholarship
The Jim Dinning/Calgary Lougheed Scholarship is for a student entering second year of full-time studies in their first undergraduate program attending one of the following: Alberta College of Art & Design, Bow Valley College, Mount Royal University, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, University of Calgary. The student must be able to demonstrate commitment to community development and leadership (has contributed to the community by volunteering through community organizations, athletics, and cultural or political activities), and strong academic achievement.
Amount: One award at $1,750 applied directly to tuition
Deadline: May 30, midnight
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://calgaryfoundation.org/grantsawards-loans/advice-for-students/undergraduate-graduate-students

A Place for Mom - Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship (2018/2019)
A Place for Mom is the nation’s largest senior living and care referral service and feel it is important to support the training and education of potential senior care leaders. A Place for Mom offers five $1,000 scholarships annually to students enrolled in associate, bachelor or graduate level program at an accredited school with a major in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration.
Amount: Five awards at $1,000
Deadline: Applications accepted year round; winners chosen and awarded quarterly
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship

External award websites

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.