Financial Assistance

There are several options for financial assistance for Master of Education and Master of Counselling students.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available to M.Ed./M.C. students. Graduate Assistants (G.A.s) are normally full-time graduate students who have been assigned to work with a faculty member. An assistantship requires a student to devote up to 8 hours per week to research duties.

Application is to be made to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research by completing the on-line Student Application for Graduate Assistantship  or Faculty Application for Graduate Assistantship form and submitting electronically by July 1 for fall and November 15 for Spring assignments.

Graduate Assistants are paid to carry out research duties consisting of working for a faculty member on a research project, the results of which may or may not be used in their thesis. Clerical or administrative work not related to research is not suitable for a G.A.


Graduate Programs in Education Entrance Scholarship

Donor: Faculty of Education, The University of Lethbridge
Value: $1000
Number: One each for: M.Ed. (General), M.Ed. (Educational Leadership), M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology), Master of Counselling

Eligibility: Entrance Award.

Criteria: Academic achievement.

Application: not required.

University of Lethbridge Graduate Scholarship

Donor: The University of Lethbridge
Value: $1500-5000 (to be distributed in two equal instalments)
Number: Variable. Total amount to be awarded in one year not to exceed $5000.

Eligibility: Entrance Award. Admission to the U of L M. Ed. Program; Full-time status in the program in fall and spring semesters during tenure.

Criteria: Superior academic achievement in the equivilant of the last two years of study as evidenced at time of consideration for the award.

Application: not required.

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship

Donor: Province of Alberta Scholarship Program
Value: $3600
Number: Variable

Eligibility: Entrance Award. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; enrolled full-time.

Criteria: Superior academic achievement; good standing with Alberta Students Finance.

Application: All Students accepted into a masters-level program will be considered automatically.

Please refer to the School of Graduate Studies Award Opportunities webpage.

Graduate Student Travel Assistance

Financial assistance is available to support M.Ed./M.C. students wishing to present at conferences or other scholarly meetings, particularly those enhancing the student’s personal research or M.Ed./M.C. program focus.

Sponsor: Faculty of Education, The University of Lethbridge

Value: Normally a student may receive assistance to a maximum of $800.

Eligibility: Priority is given to full-time M.Ed./M.C. students presenting at a conference, workshop or symposium which would significantly advance work on the student's thesis or project.

Application: Graduate students must apply for assistance by completing the Application for Funding form and submitting the form to the Office of Graduate Studies & Research.

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