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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 Deadlines
MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study for a period of one year at designated Japanese universities as Japanese studies students in order to deepen their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture.
Value: Variable
Deadline: February 28, 2018
For complete application instructions please download the application guidelines document:
For more information please visit the website:

Belcourt Brosseau Metis Awards
The Belcourt Brosseau Metis Award fund provides awards so that Metis Albertans demonstrating financial need, commitment, and a desire to be gainfully employed can realize self-sufficient through the advancement of their post-secondary education and skills development.
Value: Variable
Deadline: March 31, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website:

The Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund

The national sport studies scholarship is intended to stimulate thoughtful examination of values-based and ethical sport. For applicants in the following categories: 1) high-performance athletes enrolled at a Canadian University, community college or other post-secondary educational institution, 2) Post-secondary students active in sport at a non-high-performance level, 3) Sport practitioners active/working in sport as a high-performance coach, official or administrator, or 4) Educators working in a sport, sports sciences, or sport management/admiration or other applicable discipline.
Amount: Minimum $2,000
Deadline: April 30, 2018
For more information please visit the website:
For an online application please visit the link provided:

AbbVie IBD Scholarship

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are most frequently diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30, with the typical onset being in the early 20s. A recent study found that 69% of people who had Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis when they were young were delayed in completing their post-secondary education. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program recognizes the obstacles faced by students living with Crohn’s and colitis and supports them in rising above their personal challenges in pursuit of their dreams.
Amount: 10 awards of up to $5,000
Deadline: June 1, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit the website:

A Place for Mom - Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship (2017/2018)
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.
Value: 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:

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