Scholarships & Bursaries

External Award Opportunities

Mount Royal University students are eligible to apply for a variety of award opportunities offered through external organizations. These awards are competitive as they may also be offered to post-secondary students attending universities across Alberta or Canada.

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). Please refer to the list below for current external opportunities with upcoming deadlines.

Upcoming External Awards Deadlines


Calgary Foundation Student Awards
Recognizing the power of education to change lives, Calgary Foundation provides financial support to help students achieve their goals through numerous scholarships, awards and bursaries established by generous donors. Support is provided annually at post-secondaries locally, provincially and across the country. Several of the awards are memorial and legacy awards, honoring the lives and accomplishments of individuals. Others are provided by service clubs such as the Kinsmen, Rotary, Progress, Optimist and Fogolâr Furlan di Calgary to recognize commitment to leadership, culture and community.

Deadline: Varies
Amount: Varies
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website

Canadian Hearing Society National Scholarship Program
The Canadian Hearing Society proudly offers scholarships to Deaf and hard of hearing Canadian residents, 17 years of age or older attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution inside or outside of Canada, to help break down barriers to higher education and build brighter futures. The scholarships may be applied to cover tuition, residence or educational resources. Students who receive funding remain eligible for the same level of funding for up to four years. The exact number of awards will be dependent on the number and ranking of qualified applicants. 

Deadline: May 25, 2021, 4 pm E.S.T
Amount: $3,000 a year for full-time students and $1,000 a year for part-time students
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website

The Assignment Saving Lives Bursary program
The Assignment Saving Lives Bursary program is making a significant impact in the community by recruiting blood donors. This unique program offers students the opportunity to win grant money to be applied towards post-secondary tuition fees in the 2022-2023 school year. Participants will gain hands-on experience, developing leadership, project management and communication skills.

Application period: Apr. 1 - May 31, 2021
Amount: Up to $1,250
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website

MADD Canada’s Bursary Program
MADD Canada’s Bursary Program is open to Canadian citizens who have themselves been severely injured or who have had a parent (or legal guardian) or sibling killed or severely injured as a result of an impaired driving crash and who are enrolled in a full-time, ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program. Injuries must be catastrophic or severe and have had a significant impact on the applicants’ lives. Proof of injury and relation to impaired driving will be required.

Deadline: May 31, 2021
Amount: One at $10,000 and various at $5,000
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website

Peter Watts Memorial Grant
Commemorating the one-year anniversary of his passing, the Peter Watts Memorial Grant was established in January 2020 for prospective Canadian university journalism students. The annual grant will be given to an incoming first-year student for the next six years, to be put towards their education in journalism, media studies or communications at a university registered with Universities Canada. The first grant will be awarded to a student beginning their studies in the Fall of 2020.

Application period: Mar. 15 - Aug. 15, 2021
Amount: $3,000
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 Indigenous students

Awards for students experiencing disabilities


If you have information on an external award that you would like to advertise here, please contact the Office of the Registrar (A101) at awards@mtroyal.ca.

 

Graduate Studies Award Opportunities

There are several awards offered through external organizations to provide funding support to students who wish to pursue graduate studies. These 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). Please refer to the list below for resources on external graduate award opportunities.