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. If you require a confirmation of enrolment letter for your external awards application, please complete the online confirmation of enrolment request.


Upcoming External Awards Deadlines


Investintech - CAJ Journalism Scholarship
Investintech.com, Inc. offers an annual scholarship contest to Canadian and journalism students. The aim for this scholarship is to support and encourage journalism students by helping them with the costs of their education, which can often be a hindrance to their career. This scholarship also serves as a way to help prepare students for a career path as a journalist by getting them to think about the industry and its ever increasing emphasis on data.

Deadline: April 12, 2023
Amount: $1,000.00 CAD + Free one year membership with the CAJ + a free pass to the CAJ National Annual Conference in Toronto from May 31 - June 2, 2024
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website


The TELUS Student Bursary
The TELUS Student Bursary provides financial assistance to young people across the country who are experiencing financial need and who are committed to giving back in their local communities through a social impact initiative. Recipients receive a bursary to put toward tuition fees at post-secondary institutions in Canada.

Deadline: April 24, 2024
Amount: $5,000
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website


The Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Bursary
The Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Bursary is a non-repayable bursary offers to students entering their last 2 years of post-secondary studies or entering a program that is one or 2 years in length, who agree to live and work in northern Alberta for one year of full-time employment in return for each year of bursary support received. The goal of this bursary is to assist students to obtain the skills and knowledge to enter or re-enter the workforce in northern Alberta.

Deadline: April 30, 2024
Amount: Up to $7,000
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website


Lime Connect Scholarships & Awards

Lime Connect offers distinct scholarships with our corporate partners that support the education of current students and opens the door to potential internship and co-op opportunities. Lime Connect also supports current high school seniors’ pursuit of a college/university education.

Deadline: Various dates in April 2024
Amount: Varies
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website


Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship program

The Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick Scholarship Program was established to encourage and support students with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida to develop independence and responsibility for their own future educational directions; and to assist students to pursue higher education with the ultimate goal of obtaining a degree or graduate certificate or diploma.

Deadline: April 30, 2024
Amount: Up to $5,000
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website

 

Jelly Academy Marketing Education Scholarship Fund
Jelly Academy offers two scholarships for post-secondary students to be used for their current studies at their post-secondary institution. To apply, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a Canadian university or college in one of the following fields of study: Business, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Computer Science. Successful applicants must display an interest in pursuing a career in public relations, advertising, or marketing.

Deadline: April 30, 2024
Amount: Two at $2,500 each
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website


The Dave Donley Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Dave Donley Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to two students pursuing post-secondary studies in Alberta in the areas of computing and Information Technology. Candidates must demonstrate an intention or passion for pursuing a career related to Information Technology and exhibit the ability to problem solve through creative thinking. The funds awarded shall provide assistance with tuition and general educational support at a post-secondary institution of the student’s choice, located in Alberta.

Deadline: May 6, 2024
Amount: Two at $7,500 each
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website


Personal Awards for Black Scholars
Heart & Stroke and Brain Canada offer the Personal Awards for Black Scholars research competition. Through these awards, they are seeking to increase the representation of best-in-class Black researchers across heart and brain health research fields in Canada. By removing financial burdens, the awards aim to enable outstanding students to focus on their studies, undertake a program of research, and engage with mentors as part of their training and development.

These awards will be offered to students accepted to or enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs in Canada who identify as Black and who are studying in an area specific to heart or brain health. These multi-year awards will function as salary stipends intended to enable trainees to focus on their studies and advance in their chosen field.

Deadline: May 22, 2024 at 3:00 pm EDT
Amount: Varies
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website


The Zane Fisher Personal Development Bursary

The Zane Fisher Personal Development Bursary was created to honour the compassion Zane had for living your best life and sharing that with others. This bursary is not based on scholarship but rather the desire to personally grow; to develop new skills that will empower the individual and that will have an impact on themselves and perhaps their community. This annual bursary awards a young adult to support achieving a goal they have identified as important to their personal or professional growth.

Deadline: May 31, 2024
Amount: One at $1,000
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website


Bursary for Internationally Educated Nurses
The Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP), together with the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Advanced Education, is pleased to announce that the application portal for the second cycle of the Bursary for Internationally Educated Nurses (BIEN) program is now open.

BIEN provides up to $30,000 in funding to internationally educated nurses enrolled in an approved nursing bridging program starting January 1, 2023, or later. In exchange for the bursary, students must sign a return-in-service agreement to work full-time in a BIEN-eligible rural Alberta community following their graduation. RhPAP reviews all BIEN applications in the order in which they were received and will accept applications until available funding has been distributed or when the application portal closes on June 30, 2024

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

Awards for Indigenous students

Awards for students experiencing disabilities

Other external awards websites


If you have information on an external award that you would like to advertise here, please contact Student Awards,
 Office of the Registrar 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.