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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 DeadlinesIndigenous Careers Award
The Indigenous Careers Award is designed to encourage Indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) to pursue and complete post-
secondary studies in certificate, diploma, applied degree, and bachelor’s degree programs that lead to high-demand career outcomes in Alberta.
Amount: $2,000 per semester
Deadline: October 19, 2018
Submit your completed application and supporting documentation to the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office (E102) at Mount Royal University.

Soroptimist International of Calgary
Soroptimist International of Calgary offers three awards annually for women who are head of household and are registered in a post-secondary program to better themselves through education to obtain a better economic situation for themselves and their families.
Amount: One award at $4,000 and two awards at $2,000 each
Deadline: November 15, 2018 (Awarded annually)
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: http://www.soroptimistcalgary.org/awards.html

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.
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: 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.