Information on Eligibility

The University of Calgary offers both competitive and nominated awards to students continuing their studies in programs leading to a Bachelor’s degree.


Eligibility

  • For the majority of awards, you must have completed a minimum of academic 24.00 units over the previous fall and winter terms and also be continuing in your program by registering in full-time enrolment status in the upcoming academic year. Some awards allow for minimum completion of 18.00 units. Students who are registered with Student Accessibility Services to receive accommodations in their program qualify for awards after completing at least 18 units in the most recent fall and winter terms..  
  • The cumulative grade point average (GPA) used for awards purposes is based on all courses you most recently completed in the fall and winter terms as a full-time student. Scholarships require a minimum GPA of 3.20. For bursaries, the minimum GPA required is 2.00.
  • Competitive awards require you to complete the on-line awards application; selection is based on academic merit however other criteria such as financial need (for bursaries), and/or extracurricular activities, leadership, volunteerism, etc. may be required depending on the award terms of reference
  • Nominated awards are based primarily on academic merit and most often are designated to a specific faculty or program.  An awards application is not required and candidates are recommended by the faculty or department.
  • Students entering an after-degree program in the fall term are not eligible for awards for Continuing Students however after completing the first year of your after-degree program, you qualify for these awards.
  • Supplemental exams, deferred exams, special deferred exams or term work and CS grades may affect your eligibility for awards.

Registration and Award Payment

To receive your award payment, you must maintain full-time enrolment (minimum of 18 units) throughout the upcoming fall and winter terms at the University of Calgary.

  1. Payment term

    Split equally over fall and winter terms

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    Fall term: End of August / beginning of September

    Winter term: End of December / beginning of January

  1. Continuing students award type

    Competitive Undergraduate Awards for Continuing

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    Nominated Awards for Continuing Students

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    Renewable Awards

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    Disbursed in one payment for the winter term

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    Split equally over fall and winter terms

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    End of December / beginning of January

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    End of August / beginning of September; End of December / beginning of January

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    End of August / beginning of September; End of December / beginning of January

  1. Payment term

    Split equally over fall and winter terms

  2. Payment date

    Fall term: End of August / beginning of September

    Winter term: End of December / beginning of January