Scholarships & Bursaries

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
Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship
An Alberta Scholarship recognizing students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, especially in the area of disability, and/or initiative to improve the conditions and lives of all people, while attending post-secondary studies in Alberta.

Amount: Six awards at $2,000 for Mount Royal students
Deadline: January 18, 2019
You must submit your completed application/nomination form to the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office at Mount Royal University (Room E102) for consideration.

To access the application/nomination form or for more information, please visit the website: https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships.aspx?SK=1245

Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership
An Alberta Scholarship which recognizes students demonstrating dedication and leadership to fellow students and their community. Open to Alberta residents enrolled full time in post-secondary studies. Must be involved in either student government or student societies, clubs or organizations, or involved in student organizations at the provincial or national level or in non-profit organizations.

Amount: Six awards at $1,000 for Mount Royal students
Deadline: January 18, 2019
You must submit your completed application/nomination form to the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office at Mount Royal University (Room E102) for consideration.

To access the application/nomination form or for more information, please visit the website: https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships.aspx?SK=217

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

2019 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund for Study in a Second Official Language Award Program
The Government of Canada has established this award to encourage young Canadians who wish to improve their proficiency in their second official language of Canada (English or French) and wish to pursue studies, on a full-time basis, at a Canadian university which functions in the other official language and in a milieu in which that language predominates. Eligible applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Amount: Up to two awards at $7,000 CAD each, plus certain travel costs
Deadline: January 14, 2019
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://www.univcan.ca/programs-and-scholarships/scholarship-partners-canada/apply-scholarships-internships

The Coal Association of Canada
The Coal Association of Canada is launching a new combined scholarship/internship program to begin in the summer of 2019. The intent of the program is to award both a monetary scholarship directly towards post-secondary tuition as well as a paid internship combining practical field experience with an operating coal mining company and research projects for the CAC during the summer of 2019. This will be an extraordinary opportunity for the successful applicant and provide significant insight into the complex and evolving coal industry in Canada.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: January 25, 2019
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://coal.ca/about-the-cac/student-scholarship-internship-program

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.