Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary Program(s)
Abbondanza Fine Arts Graduate Scholarship No Deadline DeadlineNo deadlineValueup to $4,500Four awards (maximum one per department)EligibilityFull-time students enrolled in a Master of FIne Arts or Master of Music...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarship Deadline Passed
(January 11, 2019)
Sponsored by: Alberta Scholarship Programs Purpose To reward outstanding students pursuing full-time study at the masters or equivalent level. Funding for short...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
Alberta Human Rights & Multiculturalism October 28, 2019 In recognition of Alberta's centennial and the contributions and experiences of our diverse population, the Minister of Community Development established the...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
Alberta Indigenous Graduate Award Deadline Passed
(May 15, 2019)
Purpose The purpose is to support Indigenous Albertans in their pursuit of a master's degree or doctoral degree Deadline May 15 Value $7,500 - 15,000 Criteria...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Alexander Barnhill Bursary for International Students Deadline Passed
(May 15, 2019)
Established for Alexander Barnhill (1901-1970) by his son, Al Barnhill, PhD; who was his guiding light to higher education. Value: $1,000 minimum Deadline: On-...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Nursing
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Board of Governors Graduate Student Research Scholarship Deadline Passed
(February 1, 2019)
As accomplished scholars, BoG Research Chairs are role models who play leadership roles in their field of expertise, stimulate growth in the research enterprise,...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Master of Nursing
Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program Deadline Passed
(March 1, 2019)
Global Affairs Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Education are offering short-term scholarships to Canadians wishing to study abroad in China. Scholarships are...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Nursing
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
CFUW - Aboriginal Women's Award Deadline Passed
(November 1, 2018)
This award was designed to honour Dr. Marion Elder Grant's life-long commitment to education of women. Dr. Grant has an outstanding record of leadership as the 11th...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
CFUW - Dr. Alice E. Wilson Award Deadline Passed
(November 1, 2018)
Awarded to mature students returning to graduate studies in any field, with special consideration given to those returning to study after at least three years. Dr...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
CFUW - Elizabeth Massey Award Deadline Passed
(November 1, 2018)
Each year, CFUW provides a range of post-graduate awards and fellowships to women through its Charitable Trust Fund. The CFUW Fellowships and Awards Program is an...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
CFUW - Linda Souter Humanities Award Deadline Passed
(November 1, 2018)
Awarded to a masters or doctoral student studying in the area of the Humanities. Generally, study in the Humanities is theoretical and does not involve empirical...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
Council for Arts No Deadline The Canada Council provides grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations. A Professional Artist is defined as: someone who has...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
Dalton Camp Award - Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Deadline Passed
(December 1, 2018)
The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. In 2013, there will be one...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
Domestic Graduate Students Travel Award No Deadline Purpose The funds are intended to support academic dissemination/presentation opportunities at nationally and internationally recognised conferences which...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship Deadline Passed
(January 28, 2019)
Sponsored by: Government of Alberta Purpose: Dr. Gary McPherson was a renowned advocate for people with disabilities. He devoted himself to inspiring leadership...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
Dr. Gerald (Sikapiistamix “Grey Bull”) Conaty Memorial Award Deadline Passed
(May 15, 2019)
A member of the Kanai Honourary Chieftainship, Dr. Gerald (Sikapiistamix “Grey Bull”) Conaty was a senior curator at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, and served as...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
F.W. Hess & Family Award Deadline Passed
(May 15, 2019)
Dr. Hess served on the U of L Senate from 1985 to 1991 and received an honorary degree from the U of L in 2004. She encourages an understanding and respect of our...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
Foundation for the Arts Deadline Passed
(September 1, 2018)
The Individual Artists Project Grant program supports the development of individual Alberta artists, Traditional Aboriginal artists, arts administrators, and artist...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
Frank (Miiksskim “Iron”) Weasel Head Memorial Award Deadline Passed
(May 15, 2019)
Frank (Miiksskim “Iron”) Weasel Head was a founding member of the Mokakin Foundation and was instrumental in assisting the Blood Tribe in the successful...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Graduate Assistantship (teaching/non-teaching) No Deadline The School of Graduate Studies pays the Graduate Assistantship (GA) on the condition that the student fulfills reasonable assistantship duties, which are assigned...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science (Management)
IDRC Research Awards No Deadline Sponsor: International Development Research Centre Purpose: Research award recipients will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic they have...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Indspire Award Deadline Passed
(November 1, 2018)
Purpose The scholarship is to further recognize the importance of agriculture in our community by supporting a top student in their pursuit of an agricultural...
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • School of Graduate Studies
John Gill Memorial Bursary for Graduate Students Deadline Passed
(May 15, 2019)
Purpose In honour of the memory of John Gill, alumnus, former member of the Senate and Board of Governors, and Past President of the University of Lethbridge...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award Deadline Passed
(April 4, 2019)
Established in 2004 by the artist Joe Plaskett, The Plaskett Award provides $30,000 to help fund an emerging Canadian painter who will live, create artwork or...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Fine Arts
Kinsmen Club of Calgary Scholarship Deadline Passed
(May 30, 2019)
For students currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada enrolled in their final year of any degree or diploma program. Students...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Knowledge First Financial Graduate Scholarship Deadline Passed
(May 27, 2019)
Knowledge First Financial, a leading Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) provider in Canada, is pleased to announce the availability of ten (10) scholarships...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
LaValley Graduate Award Deadline Passed
(May 15, 2019)
U of L alumnus, Cindy LaValley, has established this award as a tribute to her parents, lifelong southern Alberta's Mona and Stanley LaValley, who viewed access to...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
Lethbridge Women Scholars Award Deadline Passed
(May 15, 2019)
Purpose The purpose of this award is to underline the importance of gender issues Deadline May 15 Value $1,000 Criteria Canadian, permanent residents or...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
Metis Scholar Award Deadline Passed
(May 15, 2019)
Established to help alleviate financial need and to encourage post-secondary achievement on the part of Métis students studying at the UofL Deadline May 15 Value...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
Michael Smith FSS Deadline Passed
(June 7, 2019)
The Canada Graduate Scholarships—Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship No Deadline The Mitacs Accelerate Fellowship provides a long-term funding and internship option for master’s and PhD students. Recipients can also access professional...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Nursing
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Mitacs Accelerate Graduate Students No Deadline Deadlineon-goingValue$15,000/year for 4-6 months Criteriagraduate students; Canadian, PR, international OverviewThrough Mitacs-Accelerate, graduate students and...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Mitacs – Globalink Deadline Passed
(September 28, 2018)
Deadline Applications are accepted anytime however the follow timeline is suggested.  January for travel the following summer May for travel the following fall...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
Northern Scientific Training Program Deadline Passed
(November 15, 2018)
The NSTP encourages universities to undertake northern research in a wide range of disciplines and to undertake multi-disciplinary projects where appropriate....
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Nursing - Crohn's and Colitis Grant Deadline Passed
(February 1, 2019)
Purpose Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is proud to launch the fifth annual AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program. A recent study found that 69% of people who had Crohn's...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
Optimist Club William J. Cummer Scholarship Deadline Passed
(June 30, 2018)
For students who are Calgary residents and Canadian citizens entering their final year of study in a certificate, degree or diploma program, demonstrating...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Parkland Institute Graduate Research Award Deadline Passed
(May 15, 2019)
Parkland Institute studies economic, social, cultural, and political issues facing Albertans and Canadians, using the perspective of political economy. The Parkland...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Persons Case Award Deadline Passed
(October 29, 2018)
Sponsored by Established in 1979 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Persons Case". These scholarships honour the efforts of five Alberta women: Emily...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
President's Grant for International Community September 30, 2019 Purpose: The President's Grant for International Community Engagement seeks to encourage greater interest in, and understanding of less developed countries by...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
Research Assistantship (RA) No Deadline When a graduate student is paid from a supervisor’s grant, the supervisor assigns the duties that the student must perform in returnSupervisor must provide the Dean...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
Research Dissemination Travel Award No Deadline The funds are intended to support academic dissemination/presentation opportunities at nationally and internationally recognised conferences which showcase the high...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
Roger Soderstrom Scholarship Deadline Passed
(September 26, 2018)
Sponsored by Born in Camrose on March 1, 1932, Roger William Soderstrom built a career with the Government of Alberta, encouraging the preservation and...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts
SGS Dean's Scholarship No Deadline These scholarships are offered to students who have outstanding academic records, show research promise and aptitude in their field. Value $10,000 Criteria...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
SGS Tuition Scholarship No Deadline These scholarships are offered to students who have outstanding academic records, show research potential and/or aptitude in their field.   Value $13,000/4,000 (...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Shelagh Mikulak Memorial Scholarship Deadline Passed
(June 1, 2019)
For a student enrolled in a Library Technician program, Certificate Program, Undergraduate or Graduate degree at a Canadian post-secondary who demonstrates a...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Soroptimist Grants for Graduate Women Deadline Passed
(January 29, 2019)
Sponsored by: Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Purpose The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several grants to female graduate students in Canada...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
TriCouncil (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) Masters December 1, 2019 Deadline December 1st Value $17,500 for one year Allocation: CIHR: 1 award SSHRC: 6 awards NSERC 4 awards Criteria See Graduate Scholarships - Master's...
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science (Management)