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Funding Opportunities / Scholarships

Athabasca University offers a number of awards, scholarships, and other funding to help students succeed in their program. Check the Research Centre’s website for information on funding that is available from external research granting agencies.

A number of graduate awards, scholarships, and bursaries are administered by the Office of the Registrar. You can learn more about the graduate student awards AU co-ordinates and administers by referring to the Masters Level Student Awards page. For more information about doctoral research funding at AU visit Awards for Doctoral Students page.

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians - AEBC/T-Base Scholarship Program 

Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017.

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is a grassroots organization that works to improve the lives of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians through education, empowerment, and advocacy.
Each year, the AEBC offers scholarships to recognize outstanding blind, deaf-blind, and partially sighted post-secondary students. 

For more information on this opportunity.

Belcourt Brosseau Metis Awards

Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017.

This fund provides awards so that Métis Albertans demonstrating financial need, commitment, and a desire to be gainfully employed can realize self-sufficient through the advancement of their post-secondary education and skills development.

For more information on this opportunity.

Dr. Ken Stewart Annual Scholarship in Aquatic Biology and Conservation

Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017.

Fish Futures Inc., offers the Dr. Ken Stewart Scholarship in Aquatic Biology and Conservation. 

For more information on this opportunity.

Canadian Japanese Mennonite Scholarship

Application Deadline: Saturday, April 1, 2017.

In 1984 MCC issued an apology, on behalf of Canadian Mennonites, to Canadian Japanese for abuse suffered during World War II. This scholarship is a symbol of cooperation between the two groups. The $2,000 scholarship funds research on the protection of minority and human rights in Canada in order to reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities.

For more information on this opportunity.

NEADS National Student Awards Program

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017.

The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities.

For more information on this opportunity.

NADC Bursary

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017.

The NADC Bursary is a return service bursary of $6,000 per year for a maximum of two years, and is offered to students in their final two years of post-secondary studies. It is meant to encourage students to train for jobs that are in demand in northern Alberta.

For more information on this opportunity.

2016 Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF) Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: Three times per year, February 10th, May 10th and October 10th

As graduate (master’s and/or doctoral) programs develop at Athabasca University and student enrolment increases, the importance and value of graduate student research proliferate. Students engaging in systematic inquiry not only will be completing important milestones in their respective academic programs of graduate studies, but will also be contributing to their respective disciplines. The quality and reputation of Athabasca University as an academic centre of excellence will be reflected in the extent to which graduate students learn, develop, and apply their research competencies to investigate substantive questions/hypotheses in their respective disciplines.

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Funding Opportunities

AU Student Awards

As a reminder, AU's Students Awards Program offers the following two awards to support dissemination/presentation opportunities for AU graduate students:

More information on these two awards is available at Student Awards.

Graduate Student Access to Data Management/Analysis Software

Funds are available through the Research Centre for research conducted by Athabasca University graduate program students' to assist in partially covering Data Management/Analysis Software costs incurred while completing their thesis/dissertation.

Visit http://research.athabascau.ca/students/student_access.php for the guidelines and application form.

Updated March 24 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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