Entrance Leadership Scholarship Competition

  • Value: up to $20,000
  • Application Open: October 1, 2014
  • Closing Deadline: December 15, 2014
  • Approximately 100 scholarships available

The Entrance Leadership Scholarship competition recognizes students who demonstrate exceptional leadership through school and community involvement while maintaining superior academic standing.


Candidates must:

  • apply to an undergraduate degree program from high school at the University of Alberta in September 2015
  • possess exceptional leadership qualities as demonstrated by community service and involvement
  • present a minimum 80% average and be admissible to your program of choice. Please refer to admission averages for more information

What we are looking for:

Leadership is more than participation in extracurricular activities. We are looking for well-rounded leaders who demonstrate strong leadership qualities and depth of involvement in their communities. Leaders are people who take action, show initiative, and go above and beyond what is expected.

A well-rounded leader will:

  • Hold key leadership roles
  • Participate in a variety of activities
  • Take initiative
  • Have both community and school involvement
  • Have become progressively more involved over time
  • Demonstrate a high level of commitment
  • Have a well rounded distribution of leadership activities that span across your high school career

How to Apply

  • The application is available through Bear Tracks or you can go directly to the site by clicking here. Students must have applied for admission to a degree program to the University of Alberta. You will receive a Campus Computing ID (CCID) and password through this process and must use this to access the application.
  • Reference information:
    1. 1 letter of reference is required for your Entrance Leadership Scholarship application.
    2. Reference information must be completed and submitted online through a secure site. Referees will receive an auto-generated email to the email address provided by the applicant on the online student application form. Reference letters in any other format (in-person, mailed, faxed or emailed) will NOT be accepted.
    3. It is the applicant's responsibility to contact the referee prior to the deadline to make sure that they have received access to the online secure site.
    4. Reference must be able to speak to the applicant’s leadership qualities and involvement. Please give your reference at least 1-2 weeks time to complete the information.
    5. Reference must be submitted through the online site by December 15, 2014.
  • For more information, please see the Entrance Leadership Competition Step Sheet.


We will notify all applicants of the competition results in March. Scholarship funds for successful applicants will be applied to your student account upon confirmation of full-time registration at the U of A in September 2015.