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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
ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program

The ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program supports First Nation, Inuit and Metis students across Canada by providing financial assistance to help them in their quest for higher education. The awards, bursaries and scholarships are given to students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their schools and communities. For Canadian Indigenous applicants who are enrolled full time in high school or an accredited post-secondary program. There are three different awards available:

Merit Awards - $500 for students completing Grades 10-12, including upgrading
Bursaries - $1,000 for students enrolled in trade, diploma or certificate programs
Scholarships - $1,500 for students enrolled in degree or graduate programs

Deadline: July 15, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website:

AbbVie IBD Scholarship

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are most frequently diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30, with the typical onset being in the early 20s. A recent study found that 69% of people who had Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis when they were young were delayed in completing their post-secondary education. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program recognizes the obstacles faced by students living with Crohn’s and colitis and supports them in rising above their personal challenges in pursuit of their dreams.
Amount: 10 awards of up to $5,000
Deadline: June 1, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit the website:

Tom Pinder Educational Scholarship
Deaf & Hear Alberta is proud to announce The Tom Pinder Education Scholarship, named for a long-time generous supporter, Tom Pinder. The scholarship is awarded annually to qualified Deaf, Hard of Hearing or cochlear implant users who want to go to school in a chosen course or program at a school that is accredited.
Amount: Variable
Deadline: June 21, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please click here.

Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship
Copeman Healthcare strives to bring greater awareness to the importance of preventative healthcare which is why they created the Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship. Through the scholarship, Copeman Healthcare aims to help future healthcare professionals reach their goals and encourage them to think about the impact they want to have on the field of healthcare in Canada, particularly in relation to disease prevention. The scholarship is open to students in British Columbia and Alberta who are currently enrolled at an accredited University or College with a major in one of the following: Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Dietetics, Kinesiology, Medicine, Nursing or Physiotherapy.
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: July 31, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and submission instructions please visit the website:

Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc. Scholarship Program
Haywood Hunt has created an annual scholarship available to all Canadian college and university students because they believe that working hard and striving to be the best you can be is vital to success in business and life.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: August 31, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website:

A Place for Mom - Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship (2017/2018)
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.
Value: 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:

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

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