Entrance Awards

The University of Alberta administers millions of dollars in scholarships each year to students entering directly from high school. 

Values, eligibility requirements, and application steps differ for each competition. In order to apply for a scholarship, you first need to apply for admission. For more information, check the requirements for the individual scholarship competitions via the links below.

International students should also review scholarship and funding opportunities specific to them. Learn more »

Academic competitions Value Application Open Closing Deadline
Academic Excellence Scholarships up to $6,000 Automatic consideration - no application required
Entrance Scholastic Distinction Scholarship Competition up to $50,000 October 1, 2016 December 15, 2016
International Baccalaureate Diploma Scholarship $1,000 No application required IB Transcripts due by August 1
Advanced Placement Scholarship $1,000 No application required AP Transcripts due by August 1
Leadership competitions Value Application Open Closing Deadline
Entrance Leadership Scholarship Competition up to $7,500 October 1, 2016 December 15, 2016
Schulich Leader Scholarships $80,000 - $100,000
Nominations open: September 8, 2016 Nomination closing deadline:
February 1, 2017

Application closing deadline:
February 22, 2017
Out-of-province awards Value Application Open Closing Deadline
University of Alberta Fly Home Award up to $1,500 October 1, 2016 Earlybird deadline: December 15, 2016

Closing deadline: Jan. 5, 2017
University of Alberta National Achievement Award $30,000 payable over four years Automatic consideration - no application required
Faculty/department awards Value Application Open Closing Deadline
Faculty/department nominated awards up to $5,000 Contact your faculty and/or department for information
Universiade '83 Scholarship $2,000 Contact eligible departments (Fine Arts, Athletics) for information
Athletic scholarships Value Application Open Closing Deadline
Eldon Foote Track & Field Scholarship Competition $2,000 a year for a maximum of five years ($10,000) June 15, 2016 July 31, 2016
Education Abroad Value Application Open Closing Deadline
Education Abroad Award $3,750 TBA February 1, 2017