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
The StratoGrid Advisory Student Scholarship/Bursary Award
StratoGrid Advisory is pleased to offer one scholarship/bursary for a Canadian university or college student in Business Continuity Planning, Emergency Management or Information Technology related fields of study.

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Amount: One award at $500
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://www.stratogrid.com/scholarship

2019 Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship
The Gaulin Foundation is pleased to announce that it is once again accepting applications for the Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship – a national scholarship that promotes the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education. The scholarships are being offered in honour of Sarah Gaulin, who died at the age of 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness. 

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Amount: $1,000 each
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: http://www.gaulinfoundation.org/en/scholarship.php

Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund
This national sport studies scholarship is intended to stimulate thoughtful examination of values-based and ethical sport. It was established in 2014 by Lyle Makosky to help support the work of the True Sport Foundation (TSF) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.

Deadline: April 30, 2019
Amount: Two or more scholarships at $2,000 each
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://truesportpur.ca/lyle-makosky-values-and-ethics-sport-fund

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.

Deadline: May 30, midnight
Amount: One award at $1,750 applied directly to tuition
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.

Deadline: Applications accepted year round; winners chosen and awarded quarterly
Amount: Five awards at $1,000
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.