Academic Excellence Scholarship Competition 2014-2015

  • Value: over $6 million offered in scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $6,000
  • Consideration for Academic Excellence Scholarships is based on your final admission average.
  • Your final admission average is based on the 5 subjects used for admission to the program to which you applied. You can find out which 5 subjects are used by visiting our Programs and Requirements page.
  • Averages used to calculate the Academic Excellence Scholarship offers are based on the highest mark obtained regardless of the curriculum used to grant your final admission to the University of Alberta (i.e. either High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate, etc).
  • If you retake a course and your final admission average changes, you will need to arrange for a revised transcript to be sent to Student Connect in the Office of the Registrar from your province's Ministry of Education by the add/drop deadline.

Automatic Consideration

Once you receive final admission to the University of Alberta, you will automatically be considered for an Academic Excellence Scholarship. No application is required.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Academic Excellence Scholarships, you must have a final admission average of 85% or higher and be entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta in September of the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • Directly from high school with fewer than 24 IB, AP or A-level credits, or
  • Directly from high school with fewer than 12 credits of university course work taken during high school through Open Studies or a similar program at another accredited post-secondary institution, or
  • Following time taken off between high school and university, provided that no post-secondary credit was received during that time; AND
  • have achieved a final admission average of 85% or higher in your program of study; AND
  • be registered in full-time studies

The chart below shows the total Academic Excellence Scholarship values. Your value will depend on which faculty you are admitted into and your final admission average.

Faculty Final Admission Average
85 - 89.9% 90 - 94.9% 95 - 100%
Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences $1,500 $3,500 $5,000
Arts $1,250 $2,500 $3,500
Augustana $2,000 $4,000 $5,000
Campus Saint-Jean $2,000 $3,000 $4,500
Education $1,000 $3,000 $5,000
Engineering $1,000 $5,000 $6,000*
Native Studies $1,000 $2,000 $3,000
Nursing $1,000 $3,000 $5,000
Physical Education and Recreation $1,000 $3,500 $5,000
Science $1,000 $3,000 $4,500

*Engineering students with a final admission average above 95% who also apply for the Scholastic Distinction Competition will receive $8,500.

Notification

If you meet the criteria, the Student Awards Office will post your award in Bear Tracks in August.

If you have any questions please contact us.