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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
MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study for a period of one year at designated Japanese universities as Japanese studies students in order to deepen their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture.
Value: Variable
Deadline: February 28, 2018
For complete application instructions please download the application guidelines document:
For more information please visit the website:

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians T-Base 2018 Scholarship Program

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is a grassroots organization that works to improve the lives of blind, deafblind and partially sighted Canadians through education, empowerment, and advocacy. Each year, the AEBC offers scholarships to recognize outstanding blind, deafblind, and partially sighted post-secondary students. This year, we are pleased to offer six awards in total.
Deadline: All applications and supporting materials must be received by AEBC by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, March 30th, 2018, in order to be considered
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website:

T-Base Communications Scholarships (2 Awards at $1,000)
They are designed to help students pursue their educational endeavors and are not limited to any one discipline.

Jennifer Laura Eve Wilson Scholarships (2 awards at $1,000)
Jennifer was someone who was always selfless, always there for someone in need. She showed courage in overcoming adversity. She took the challenges life sent her way from the complications of Type 1 diabetes including visual impairment, and rose above them by her courage, inner strength and determination to make the world a better place for others.

AEBC Scholarships (2 awards at $1,000)
AEBC is honored that, for the second year in a row, an anonymous donor has made these two awards possible.

Belcourt Brosseau Metis Awards
The Belcourt Brosseau Metis Award fund provides awards so that Metis Albertans demonstrating financial need, commitment, and a desire to be gainfully employed can realize self-sufficient through the advancement of their post-secondary education and skills development.
Value: Variable

Deadline: March 31, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website:

Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship
The Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Sarah Gaulin, who died at age 26 after a longtime battle with mental illness. Along with her passion for Paralympic sport, Sarah actively pursued a career in the health care field. The scholarship seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education, which Sarah believed strongly in. The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to their academic discipline and will have the potential to be an outstanding participant in the community.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 1, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website:

The Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund

The national sport studies scholarship is intended to stimulate thoughtful examination of values-based and ethical sport. For applicants in the following categories: 1) high-performance athletes enrolled at a Canadian University, community college or other post-secondary educational institution, 2) Post-secondary students active in sport at a non-high-performance level, 3) Sport practitioners active/working in sport as a high-performance coach, official or administrator, or 4) Educators working in a sport, sports sciences, or sport management/admiration or other applicable discipline.
Amount: Minimum $2,000
Deadline: April 30, 2018
For more information please visit the website:
For an online application please visit the link provided:

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:

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: Working Parent College Scholarship Program 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.
Value: $1,000
Deadline: December 8, 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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