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Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Submitted by lavonneb on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:38am

The Schulich School of Engineering offers the largest engineering scholarships in Canada for entering students. In total, the University of Calgary offers more than $12 million in scholarships and bursaries to new students entering the university and those continuing in their studies. The generous financial support comes from a wide range of donors, enabling the university to recognize outstanding students and the contributions they make to academic life on campus.

Seymour Schulich Scholarships

A minimum of 24 Seymour Schulich Scholarships are available each year. Half of the scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and half are awarded based on outstanding community service or entrepreneurial activities. For more information, please visit the Awards page.

Community Service / Entrepreneurial High School Award and Academic Excellence Awards

Are you eligible?

In previous years, the talent and academic strength of short-listed applicants has been tremendous. A team of professors and students gather at the Schulich School of Engineering start interviewing top candidates in February.

Profiles vary, but successful  Community Service / Entrepreneurial High School Award winners combine:

  • Athletic excellence - at a school, provincial or national level
  • Musical talent - achievements in their instrument and musical leadership
  • Volunteerism - organizing school, community or city events and activities
  • Service - church, school or civic leadership
  • Entrepreneurism - business development, marketing and growth

Although the focus of the Community Service / Entrepreneurial High School Awards is not academics, it’s not surprising that many of the winning students are often at the top of their class.

When selecting the  Academic Excellence Awards, students are ranked against each other based on academic achievement. Often, several international baccalaureate and advanced placement students rise to the top. Winning students’ marks are consistently within the high 90 percent range.

Awards for entering students

The University of Calgary offers a wide range of awards for students who are entering their first year of post-secondary studies:

For more information about awards for entering undergraduate students, please visit the Student Awards and Financial Aid website.

Awards for transfer students

These awards are available to students receiving transfer credits of at least five full-course equivalents that were completed at another post-secondary institution, or students returning to the University of Calgary after completing an academic year (eight months) on exchange.

For more information about awards for undergraduate transfer students, please visit the Student Awards and Financial Aid website.

Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) Awards

The university believes qualified students should have the opportunity to experience research as an activity outside the classroom, as well as through course work. Undergraduate students planning to pursue graduate studies should have opportunities to learn how to write research proposals, seek research funding, undertake or participate in projects, learn discipline-specific skills and report research results.

PURE awards benefit students at any stage of their undergraduate program. Applications from students in the early stages of their program are strongly encouraged. For more information, visit the PURE Awards website.

External awards

These awards are not administered by the University of Calgary. External awards are available to both entering and continuing students and have varying deadlines.

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards

These awards are meant to stimulate interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also designed to encourage students to undertake graduate studies and pursue a research career in these fields. For more information, please visit the NSERC website.

To learn more about all external awards, please visit the Student Awards and Financial Aid website.