External and government awards

External awards are available from many sources, and have a variety of criteria and deadlines.

Featured awards

Rhodes Scholarships

Interested in pursuing a second bachelor's degree at the University of Oxford in England? Apply for one of the world's most prestigious international scholarships.

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Loran Scholars

In partnership with universities, donors and volunteers across the country, we’re investing in the future of Canada. We offer the country’s largest and most comprehensive four-year undergraduate award (valued at $100,000) to young Canadians on the basis of character, service and the promise of leadership.

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McCall MacBain Scholarships

The McCall MacBain Scholarships are about much more than financial support. We believe in the power of community. This program brings together a diverse group of scholars who aspire to lead with purpose – individuals who have demonstrated leadership potential and an inner drive to make a positive impact in other people’s lives.

Learn more

Government awards

To search for government awards available to you – select: “Government” under the "External/Internal/Government" menu in the "Search Criteria" in Search for Awards.


Payment information

All payments are made directly from UCalgary except the Jason Lang Scholarship, which is paid directly to you from Alberta Student Aid.

Need more information?

Contact the Alberta Student Aid Service Centre: 1.855.606.2096

Deadlines

Applications

  1. Application Opens

    July 1

    Undergraduate students: Apply though your my.ucalgary.ca account

    Medicine students: Please contact ucawards@ucalgary.ca to confirm eligibility

  2. Applications Closes

    September 30

  3. Required Documents

    Transcripts for Students starting in a professional program (Medicine, Law, Vet Med) UCalgary for 2023-2024

  4. Document Deadline

    October 10

  1. Application Opens

    July 1

    Undergraduate students: Apply though your my.ucalgary.ca account

    Medicine students: Please contact ucawards@ucalgary.ca to confirm eligibility

  2. Applications Closes

    September 30 (Fall)

    January 15 (Winter)

  3. Required Documents

    Transcripts for Students starting in a professional program (Medicine, Law, Vet Med) UCalgary for 2023-2024

  4. Document Deadline

    October 10 (Fall)

    January 25 (Winter)

  1. Application Opens

    July 1

    Undergraduate students: Apply though your my.ucalgary.ca account

    Medicine students: Please contact ucawards@ucalgary.ca to confirm eligibility

  2. Application Closes

    October 15 (Fall)

    January 15 (Winter)

  3. Required Documents

    Proof of Indigenous Identity

  4. Document Deadline

    October 20 (Fall)

    January 20 (Winter)

  1. Application Opens

    October 1

    Undergraduate students: Apply though your my.ucalgary.ca account

  2. Application Closes

    December 1

  3. Document Deadline

    December 15

  1. Application Opens

    October 1

    Undergraduate students: Apply though your my.ucalgary.ca account

    Graduate students: Apply here.

  2. Application Closes

    December 1

  3. Document Deadline

    December 15

For more details about Alberta Student Aid scholarships, visit studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships.

Funding for Canadian veterans

The Government of Canada’s Veterans Education and Training Benefit is designed to help Canadian veterans achieve their education and career goals. If you’re a Canadian veteran, you may be eligible to receive up to $80,000+ in funding toward a UCalgary degree.

Some additional places to look for funding

Clubs, associations  and organizations often provide educational funding to their members and  dependents. Check with the clubs or organizations that you or your family members are involved with, including:

  • Community organizations (i.e. 4-H, Scouts, YMCA, Rotary)
  • Faith or religious groups, churches
  • Cultural clubs and associations
  • Not-for-profit organizations and foundations
  • Employers
  • Athletic organizations