Funded by a $100-million endowment from the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund, the Alberta Scholarship Programs are designed to stimulate the pursuit of excellence by recognizing outstanding achievement and by encouraging and assisting Albertans to achieve their fullest potential – whether intellectual, cultural, social, or physical. For more information visit the Student Aid Alberta website.
Variable awards to recognize and reward academic achievement at the senior high school level and to encourage students to pursue post-secondary studies. High School students must complete and submit an online application by visiting the Student Aid Alberta website. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they have been accepted to their post-secondary institution. Concordia's school code is 2246.
Annual $1,000 awards to undergraduate students who display outstanding academic achievement. The recipients must have completed a minimum of 80% of a full-course load and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.2 in their first, second, or third year of study. Recipients must also be Alberta residents and continuing full-time in the second, third or fourth year of their program of studies.
At the end of each academic year, Concordia identifies eligible students and contacts them to complete an application form. Concordia nominates eligible students in September after the qualifying year. The Alberta Government issues award cheques directly to the student in about December.
Annual $1,800 awards to students who are members of a designated Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder team (Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Hockey, and Soccer) or a provincial disabled athletic team recognized by the Alberta Athlete Development Program. Recipients must be Alberta residents, be registered in a minimum of 60% of a full-course load each semester, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 (subject to change), and maintain a practice and training program acceptable to the coach.
Annual $2,500 awards to undergraduate students who display superior academic achievement. The recipients must have been registered in a minimum of 80% of a full-course load and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.7 in their qualifying year. The recipients must also be continuing full-time in the second or subsequent year of their undergraduate program at a recognized pose-secondary institution and be Alberta residents. Concordia is awarded 40 scholarships each year by Alberta Scholarship Programs.
At the end of each academic year, Concordia identifies eligible students and contacts them to complete an application form. Concordia nominates only 40 students even though there may be more students who are eligible. The nominations are distributed according to enrolment in each degree program. Students not eligible to be nominated for the Louise McKinney will receive the Jason Lang Scholarship.
Two annual $2,000 awards to students (undergraduate or graduate) who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, especially in the area of disability, and/or initiative to improve the conditions and lives of all people, while attending post-secondary studies in Alberta. The recipient must have been enrolled full-time in the current academic year and be living in Alberta. A separate application is required.
Deadline: February 2016
Four annual $1,000 awards to undergraduate students who have demonstrated commitment and leadership in student government, student societies, clubs or organizations, student organizations at the provincial or national level, or non-profit community organizations. The recipient must have been enrolled full-time in the current academic year and be a resident of Alberta. A separate application is required.
Deadline: February 2016
An annual $2,500 award to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) program who displays superior academic achievement. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and a resident of Alberta, registered full-time, and have taken language courses, other than English, or have a language background such upon graduation s/he would be able to teach that language. A separate application is required.
Deadline: October 2016
Annual $3,000 award to a graduate student who displays outstanding academic achievement. The recipient must have completed a minimum of 80% of a full-course load and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 in his/her first year of study, be continuing full-time in the second year of his/her program of study, and be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and resident of Alberta. No application is required.
Annual awards up to $10,800 to graduate students who display outstanding academic achievement and scholarship and research capacity. Recipients must present a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their qualifying year of study, be registered full-time in the first or second year of their program, be citizens or permanent residents of Canada at the time of their application and be Alberta residents as defined by the Alberta Scholarship Programs. Recipients cannot simultaneously hold a Canada Graduate Scholarship. An application is required.