Aspire: For Students Interested in Scholarships, Graduate School, and Professional School

Aspire is a community to help students learn about scholarships and prepare themselves for applications to graduate or professional school.

The core features of Aspire are a monthly email newsletter and D2L that inform students of upcoming deadlines and opportunities. Aspire will keep you informed about supports, workshops, and opportunities that can help you achieve your goals for your time at UCalgary and after graduation.

Upcoming events


Who can join Aspire?

Any student at the university can join Aspire. Fill out the form below and be added to our monthly email newsletter and D2L.

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Opportunities for students

One-on-one Advising for applications to scholarships, graduate school, or professional school

Get support on your applications with the help of the Student Success Centre’s Academic Support team. Advisors can review your scholarship or graduate school applications, help you prepare for medical school interviews, and talk about strategies and plans for you to achieve your goals at UCalgary and after graduation.

Professional Development Workshops

Learn how to put together a great application for scholarships or graduate school by attending a Student Success Centre workshop. Workshops will help you develop an effective academic CV, write a personal statement, and ask for reference letters. You can also learn about the process of applying to graduate or professional school, and about scholarships and awards. Workshops are offered throughout the year, both in-person and online.

Meet the Aspire team

Jared Secord
Scholars Academy Coordinator

Courtenay Riben
Academic Strategist

Wing Sze Yam
Scholars Academy Program Assistant

Team photo

L-R: Courtenay Riben, Wing Sze Yam and Jared Secord

Aspire news and stories

Interested in learning more?

Join an upcoming Aspire information session by signing up for one of the events above. If you are unable to make it to any of the sessions, watch a recorded version.