Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships and Bursaries

Mount Royal University offers hundreds of financial awards to new and continuing students in the form of scholarships, bursaries, and other prizes. Listed below are awards specific to:

  • students enrolled in English courses.
  • students enrolled in courses offered by the Faculty of Arts.
  • awards open to all Mount Royal students.

Students are encouraged to review specific award eligibility and criteria as each award is different.

English Scholarships and Awards

Here is a list of scholarships and awards specific to English, including detailed criteria and requirements:

Application Form — English and Creative Writing Awards

Sample Application Format — English and Creative Writing Awards


Type:Other
Value:$1,000
Number:One
Eligibility:Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in the second, third or fourth year of Bachelor of Arts — English in the upcoming fall semester.
Criteria:1) Academic achievement
2) Outstanding achievement in written work for a composition course or creative writing course offered by the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures, completed in the previous academic year
Application:Application form available online:
1) to be accompanied by original writing completed in the previous academic year
2) to be submitted to the Chair, Department of English, Languages, and Cultures
Deadline:April 30

Type:Scholarship
Value:Variable
Number:One
Eligibility:Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in the third or fourth year of Bachelor of Arts — Honours in English in the upcoming fall semester
Criteria:1) Academic achievement
Applications:Nominated award — application not required

Type:Other
Value:Book
Number:One
Eligibility:Awarded to a full- or part-time student who has completed ENGL 2202 in the current academic year
Criteria:1) Academic excellence in ENGL 2202
Application:Nominated award — application not required


Type:Scholarship
Value:Variable
Number:One
Eligibility:Awarded to a full-time student who will be registered in the second, third or fourth year of any program in the Faculty of Arts, taking at least one senior-level English course, in the upcoming fall semester. The student must have completed a minimum of two English courses by the end of the current academic year.
Criteria:1) Academic merit — minimum GPA of 3.3
Application:Nominated award — application not required
Type:Other
Value:Book
Number:One
Eligibility:Awarded to a full- or part-time student who has completed ENGL 2210 in the current academic year.
Criteria:1) Academic excellence in ENGL 2210
Application:Nominated award — application not required

Type:Other
Value:Book
Number:One
Eligibility:Awarded to a full- or part-time student who has completed ENGL 2211 in the current academic year
Criteria:1) Academic excellence in ENGL 2211
Application:Nominated award — application not required
Type:Scholarship
Value:Variable
Number:One
Eligibility:Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in the second, third, or fourth year of Bachelor of Arts — English in the upcoming fall semester
Criteria:1) Academic excellence
Application:Nominated award — application not required

Type:Scholarship
Value:Variable
Number:One
Eligibility:Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in the second, third or fourth year of Bachelor of Arts — English in the upcoming fall semester. Preference will be given to a student who has completed at least two courses in English Literature at the 3000-level or higher.
Criteria:1) Academic achievement — minimum GPA of 3.5
2) Financial need
Application:Available online
Deadline:March 1
Type:Scholarship
Value:Variable
Number:One
Eligibility:Awarded to a full or part-time student who will have completed at least one course in composition by the end of the current academic year.
Criteria:1) Outstanding achievement in an essay written for a composition course offered by the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures at MRU.
Application:Application form available online:
1) to be accompanied by original written work produced for an MRU composition course;
2) to be submitted to the Chair, Department of English, Languages, and Cultures.
Deadline:April 30

Type:Scholarship
Value:Variable
Number:One
Eligibility:Awarded to a full or part-time student who will have completed at least one course in creative writing by the end of the current academic year.
Criteria:1) Outstanding achievement in work produced for a creative writing course offered by the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures at MRU.
Application:Application available from the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures:
1) to be accompanied by original written work produced for an MRU creative writing course;
2) to be submitted to the Chair, Department of English, Languages, and Cultures.
Deadline:April 30


Type:Scholarship
Value:Variable
Number:One
Eligibility:Awarded to a full-time student who will be enrolled in the third or fourth year of Bachelor of Arts — English in the upcoming fall semester. Preference will be given to a student who has completed at least two courses in English Literature at the 3000-level or higher.
Criteria:1) Academic achievement
Application:Nominated award — application not required

Faculty of Arts Awards

A list of in-course awards administered by the Faculty of Arts is available here.
Mount Royal University Awards

Information on all Mount Royal awards, including a list of awards, important dates, and application procedures, is available here.

Please note that the application deadline for many of these awards is March 1. Information on student loans and other types of government funding is available here.

In addition, Mount Royal University students may be eligible for external awards. A helpful list of external awards can be found here.