Scholarships & Bursaries

External Award Opportunities

Mount Royal University students are eligible to apply for several awards opportunities offered through external organizations. These awards are competitive as they may be offered to post-secondary students attending universities across Alberta or Canada.

The awards listed below are external opportunities with upcoming deadlines. External awards are not administered by Mount Royal University; applications or requests for more information must be submitted directly to the organization administering the award (unless otherwise stated).
Upcoming External Awards Deadlines
Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship
An Alberta Scholarship recognizing students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, especially in the area of disability, and/or initiative to improve the conditions and lives of all people, while attending post-secondary studies in Alberta.
Value: Six awards at $2,000 for Mount Royal students
Deadline: January 19, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and an application please visit the website:
https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships.aspx?SK=1245
You must submit your completed application to the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office at Mount Royal University (Room E102) for consideration.

Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership
An Alberta Scholarship which recognizes students demonstrating dedication and leadership to fellow students and their community. Open to Alberta residents enrolled full time in post-secondary studies. Must be involved in either student government or student societies, clubs or organizations, or involved in student organizations at the provincial or national level or in non-profit organizations.
Value: Six awards at $1,000 for Mount Royal students
Deadline: January 19, 2018
For more information, eligibility requirements and an application please visit the website:
https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships/alberta-scholarships.aspx?SK=217
You must submit your completed application to the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office at Mount Royal University (Room E102) for consideration.

Storwell – Foster Children Bursary Program
Storwell offers and annual bursary in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life. Applicants must have been a foster child with an official Canadian or American foster care program and will be enrolled as a full-time student at a recognized general/vocational College or post-secondary institution in Canada or USA as of September 2017.
Amount: one award at $2,000 and four awards at $500
Deadline: December 15, 2017
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://www.storwell.com/bursary-application

CFI Scholarship
CFI Canada is offering two scholarships of $500 for students that demonstrate financial need, a passion for finance and a determination to improve the lives of others through their career.
Value: Two awards at $500
Deadline: December 31, 2017
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/support/scholarship/500-scholarship/

MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study for a period of one year at designated Japanese universities as Japanese studies students in order to deepen their understanding of the Japanese language, Japanese affairs and Japanese culture.
Value: Variable
Deadline: February 28, 2018
For complete application instructions please download the application guidelines document: http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/pdf/applications/2018/2018_Guidelines_JapaneseStudies_E.pdf
For more information please visit the website: http://www.calgary.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000087.html#japanese

The Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund

The national sport studies scholarship is intended to stimulate thoughtful examination of values-based and ethical sport. For applicants in the following categories: 1) high-performance athletes enrolled at a Canadian University, community college or other post-secondary educational institution, 2) Post-secondary students active in sport at a non-high-performance level, 3) Sport practitioners active/working in sport as a high-performance coach, official or administrator, or 4) Educators working in a sport, sports sciences, or sport management/admiration or other applicable discipline.
Amount: Minimum $2,000
Deadline: April 30, 2018
For more information please visit the website: http://truesportpur.ca/lyle-makosky-values-and-ethics-sport-fund
For an online application please visit the link provided: http://truesportpur.ca/lyle-makosky-values-and-ethics-sport-fund-applicationform

A Place for Mom - Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship (2017/2018)
A Place for Mom is the nation’s largest senior living and care referral service and feel it is important to support the training and education of potential senior care leaders. A Place for Mom offers five $1,000 scholarships annually to students enrolled in associate, bachelor or graduate level program at an accredited school with a major in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration.
Value: Five awards at $1,000
Deadline: Applications accepted year round; winners chosen and awarded quarterly
For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply please visit the website: https://www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship

External award websites

To search for other award opportunities offered by external institutions you can also use these websites and databases.

 Searchable awards databases

 Other external awards websites


Awards for aboriginal students


Awards for students experiencing disabilities

If you have information on an external award that you would like to advertise here, please contact the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office at financialaid@mtroyal.ca.