7.0 Undergraduate Awards 2017/2018

In addition to information on Concordia University of Edmonton awards, Student & Enrolment Services keeps a listing of external funding sources and assists students in all programs.

Other sources of awards include companies for which students or their parents work, churches, and organizations of which they are members. Concordia University of Edmonton provides links to scholarship and bursary search engines on its website, www.concordia.ab.ca.

General qualifications for Concordia University of Edmonton awards may include academic achievement, professional promise, financial need, enrolment in a degree program, community service, and personal qualities.

With the exception of a limited number of awards (e.g., entrance awards), only students who have completed their first semester at Concordia University of Edmonton are eligible to receive awards administered by Concordia University of Edmonton. Unless otherwise specified, all applicants for awards must be in satisfactory academic standing (section 9.3.4) and registered full time (defined as 60% of a full-course load). Students are reminded to take note of the required course load to qualify for scholarships as this can vary.

To ensure the equitable distribution of awards, the Scholarship and Awards Committee coordinates the conferring of financial awards. All award decisions made by the Committee are final; appeals are not accepted.

Concordia University of Edmonton reserves the right to make whatever changes circumstances may require, including suspension or cancellation of particular awards. Financial awards may not be conferred every year if there is a lack of suitable candidates, or if expected returns from the investment of endowed funds or gifts from donors are not realized.

Although scholarships, bursaries, and prizes received through Concordia University of Edmonton’s awards program are no longer considered taxable income under the Taxation Act (Canada), Concordia University of Edmonton is required, by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), to issue T4A slips for all awards. T4A slips are issued in February each year for the value of all awards received in the preceding taxation year.

7.1 Entrance Scholarships

Through the Entrance Scholarship Program, Concordia University of Edmonton rewards those students who have achieved academic excellence prior to entering Concordia University of Edmonton.

7.1.1 No Application Required

A. University Entrance Scholarship

The University Entrance Scholarship program provides guaranteed renewable scholarships to high school students who present a minimum award average of 75%. Scholarships vary in value according to the applicant's award average. The final award average that determines the scholarship amount is calculated on five academic subjects including English and the four highest eligible courses for your program (see table 7.1.1) from Groups A, B, or C. Note: For students admitted using a group D course, an award calculation using eligible courses from Groups A, B, or C will be used to determine eligibility.

Table 7.1.1 Courses Used for Entrance Scholarship Calculations
Program Courses used for entrance scholarship calculations
Bachelor of Arts English Language Arts 30-1, four subjects from Group A, B and/or C. A maximum of two Group B subjects which must be from different subject areas (see table 3.2.1, Classification of Alberta Grade 12 Subjects).
Bachelor of Science English Language Arts 30-1; Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2; two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30; one subject from Group A, B or C (see table 3.2.1, Classification of Alberta Grade 12 Subjects).
Bachelor of Management English Language Arts 30-1; Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2; three subjects from Group A, B or C. A maximum of one subject from Group B may be presented (see table 3.2.1, Classification of Alberta Grade 12 Subjects).
Award Average Scholarship Value Annual Value over Four Years
95.0 or higher $5,000 Maximum $20,000
90.0 – 94.9 $3,750 Maximum $15,000
85.0 – 89.9 $2,000 Maximum $8,000
80.0 – 84.9 $1,500 Maximum $6,000
75.0 – 79.9 $1,000 Maximum $4,000

To become eligible for University Entrance Scholarships, applicants must be:

  1. entering their first-year of post-secondary study directly from high school. Concordia University of Edmonton will also consider applicants who have:
    1. taken time off between high school and post-secondary studies
    2. completed university-level credits while in high school.
    3. attended a non-accredited program at a post-secondary institution and earned 9 or less transfer credits.

    Applicants who enrolled in a post-secondary institution after the completion of high school are not eligible.

  2. enrolled in a degree program in Arts, Management or Science.
  3. registered in a minimum of 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) in each semester. Recipients whose registration drops below the required 80% minimum will immediately forfeit their scholarship.

Recipients may not concurrently hold both a University Entrance Scholarship and the President’s Leadership Scholarship.

Concordia University of Edmonton identifies eligible students through the admission process, choosing from those who submit their admission Application Forms and final (interim) high school transcripts before April 1st. No separate application is required.

Deferrals are not considered.

To renew scholarships in subsequent years, students must:

  1. be registered in a minimum 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) in each subsequent semester.
  2. maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 during the academic year for all scholarships valued below $3,750 or a minimum GPA of 3.5 for scholarships valued $3,750 or greater. Courses completed in Spring and Summer Sessions are not included in the GPA calculation.

The renewal period shall not exceed the length of the student’s degree program.

Students who lose their scholarship entitlement due to reduced course load or low GPA may have their scholarship reinstated following an academic year of study that satisfies the registration and GPA requirements. However, their eligibility period will not be extended.

Entrance scholarship recipients who participate in a study abroad semester with an official partner institution and pay tuition fees to Concordia University of Edmonton will be permitted to receive payment of their entrance scholarship. Upon completion, students will need to provide official transcripts from the partner institution to be eligible for scholarship renewal. Students must notify the Financial Aid and Awards office when considering a semester abroad.

B. University Entrance Scholarship for Home Schooled Applicants

Home-schooled applicants who present the appropriate Grade 12 requirements for admission (section 3.2.1, High School Student Admission), present an award average of 75% or higher, and submit an application for admission by April 1st are eligible for entrance award consideration. Concordia University of Edmonton will also consider home-schooled applicants who present the appropriate ACT or SAT score. Home-schooled applicants who are ineligible for an entrance award are eligible to be considered for in-course awards (section 7.0, Awards) after the completion of their first year of study at Concordia University of Edmonton.

Home-schooled students who present an appropriate ACT or SAT score will be considered for a $1,000 renewable University Entrance scholarship. To become eligible, applicants must:

  1. apply for admission by April 1st;
  2. be entering their first year of post-secondary study;
  3. present a minimum ACT score of 28; or present a minimum SAT score of 1900 (no score lower than 600);
  4. be enrolled in a degree program in Arts, Management or Science;
  5. register in a minimum of 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) in each semester. Recipients whose registration drops below the required 80% minimum will immediately forfeit their scholarship.

To renew the scholarship in subsequent years, students must:

  1. be registered in a minimum 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) in each subsequent semester;
  2. maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 during the academic year. Courses completed in Spring and Summer sessions are not included in the GPA calculation.

The renewal period shall not exceed the length of the student's degree program. Students who lose their scholarship entitlement due to reduced course load or low GPA may have their scholarship reinstated following an academic year of study that satisfies the registration and GPA requirements. However, their eligibility period will not be extended.

C. University Transfer Scholarship

University students who transfer to Concordia University of Edmonton with a minimum of 24 transferable university-level credits may be eligible for the University Transfer Scholarship, a one-time award of $1,500.

To become eligible for the University Transfer Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. be working toward the completion of their first baccalaureate degree program.
  2. be enrolled in a degree program in Arts, Management or Science.
  3. present an AGPA of 3.5 or higher.
  4. be registered in a minimum of 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) in each semester. Recipients whose registration drops below the required 80% minimum will immediately forfeit their scholarship.

Concordia University of Edmonton identifies eligible students through the admission process, choosing from those who submit their admission Application Forms and final (interim) high school and post-secondary transcripts before June 1st. No separate application is required.

Recipients who continue to achieve academic excellence in subsequent years may qualify to receive the In-course Scholarship.

D. General Entrance Awards

Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Entrance Scholarship
An annual $750 award to a first-year student who is an Alberta resident, displays superior academic achievement and demonstrates financial need. Selection is based on the academic standing of 30-level subjects used for admission. Recipients may not be receiving other awards totalling more than $3,500. Awarded in September of each year.
Donor: Alberta Blue Cross
Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Traveller’s Scholarship
An annual $750 award to a first-year student who is an Alberta resident, displays superior academic achievement and demonstrates financial need. The recipient’s hometown must be at least 100 kilometres from Concordia University of Edmonton. Selection is based on the academic standing of 30-level subjects used for admission. Recipients may not be receiving other awards totalling more than $3,500. Awarded in September of each year.
Donor: Alberta Blue Cross
Melba Willie Memorial Entrance Scholarship
An annual $1,000 entrance award to a student entering their first year of post-secondary study (Arts, Management or Science) directly from high school. Selection is based on the academic standing of five 30-level academic subjects from Groups A, B or C. A minimum 75% average is required. Recipients must apply for admission by April 1.
Donor: Estate of Melba Willie; Family and friends of the late Melba Willie
Mount Calvary Entrance Scholarship
A one-time $1,000 award to a student entering their first year of post-secondary study (Arts, Management or Science) directly from high school. Selection is based on the academic standing of 30-level subjects used for admission. Recipients may not concurrently hold a renewable University Entrance Scholarship. Awarded in September each year.
Donor: Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

7.1.2 Application Required

A. President’s Leadership Scholarship

The President’s Leadership Scholarship is Concordia University of Edmonton’s most prestigious award, recognizing and supporting individuals who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, who have made a positive and significant contribution to their communities, and who display a capacity for leadership. The award covers the recipient’s total educational fees for a maximum of four years or completion of the first baccalaureate degree (an approximate value of $30,000).

The selection of applicants for this award is based on academic achievement; extra-curricular activities; intellectual, creative or leadership distinctions; letters of reference; and original essays.

To become eligible for the President’s Leadership Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. be entering their first-year of post-secondary study directly from high school. Concordia University of Edmonton will also consider applicants who:
    1. have taken time off between their high school and post-secondary studies if the break in studies is less than three years.
    2. completed university-level credits while in high school
    3. attended a non-accredited program of study at a post-secondary institution and earned 9 or less transfer credits.

    Students who enrolled in a post-secondary institution after the completion of high school are not eligible.

  2. be enrolled in a degree program in Arts, Management or Science.
  3. present a final award average of at least 85%, calculated on five academic subjects including English and the four highest eligible courses for their program from Groups A, B, or C (see table 7.1.1) Note: For students admitted using a group D course, an award calculation using eligible courses from Groups A, B, or C will be used to determine eligibility.
  4. have made a positive and significant contribution to their communities through voluntary service (e.g., projects with community organizations, environmental protection and conservation efforts, or work with religious organizations).
  5. have demonstrated the capacity to lead and motivate others.
  6. be registered in a minimum of 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) in each semester. Recipients whose registration drops below the required 80% minimum will immediately forfeit their scholarship.

Recipients may not concurrently hold both the President’s Leadership Scholarship and a University Entrance Scholarship.

Applications for the President’s Leadership Scholarship are available online at http://financialaid.concordia.ab.ca/. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid and Awards Office by April 1st.

To renew the scholarship in subsequent years, recipients must:

  1. be registered in a minimum 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) in each subsequent semester.
  2. maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 for the academic year. Courses completed in the Spring and Summer Sessions are not included in the GPA calculation.
  3. maintain an appropriate level of campus/community service.

Students who lose their scholarship entitlement due to reduced course load or low GPA may have their scholarship reinstated following an academic year of study that satisfies the registration and GPA requirements. However, their eligibility period will not be extended.

Entrance scholarship recipients who participate in a study abroad semester with an official partner institution and pay tuition fees to Concordia University of Edmonton will be permitted to receive payment of their entrance scholarship. Upon completion, students will need to provide official transcripts from the partner institution to be eligible for scholarship renewal. Students must notify the Financial Aid and Awards office when considering a semester abroad.

7.2 Academic Awards

7.2.1 No Application Required

Concordia University of Edmonton Academic Awards
Annual awards to outstanding students enrolled in each of Concordia University of Edmonton’s faculties. Awards are based on academic excellence.
Donor: Concordia University of Edmonton
Governor General’s Academic Medal (Silver)
A silver medal presented on behalf of and in the name of the Governor General of Canada to the student graduating with the highest academic standing in a baccalaureate degree program. This medal is awarded for academic excellence only.
In-Course Scholarships
Annual $1,500 awards to students working toward the completion of their first baccalaureate degree in an Arts, Management, or Science degree program. Recipients must have completed a minimum of 24 credits in the qualifying year; earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.5; and be registered in a minimum of 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) in each semester. Recipients whose registration drops below the required 80% minimum will immediately forfeit their scholarship. Note: A limited number of awards are available each year and are distributed equitably across each degree program based on enrolment. Courses completed in Spring and Summer Sessions are not included in the GPA calculation. Students may not receive both a University Entrance Scholarship and an In-Course Scholarship.
In-course Scholarship recipients who participate in a study abroad semester with an official partner institution and pay tuition fees to Concordia University of Edmonton will be permitted to received payment of their In-Course Scholarship.

7.3 Concordia University of Edmonton Awards

7.3.1 General Awards

A. Application Required

An online application form for Concordia University of Edmonton Awards is available through Services for Students (http://onlineservices.concordia.ab.ca/student) and must be submitted by the deadline posted.

Alumni Scholarship
Two annual $1,000 awards to students enrolled in their last year of study in their program and intending to graduate from Concordia University of Edmonton that year. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, be registered in 27 credits, and display a significant contribution to Concordia University of Edmonton or the community.
Donor: Concordia University of Edmonton Alumni Association and Project 25
Arnold Guebert Memorial Scholarship
An annual $1,000 award to a student who has declared their intent to enter a church vocation within Lutheran Church–Canada. The recipient must have completed at least 24 credits towards their program of study, be registered in 80% of a full course load (12 credits per semester), present a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: Family and friends of the late Arnold Guebert
Bruce Monkhouse Scholarship
An annual $250 award to a student enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major/concentration in Psychology. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 3.5, be registered in 30 credits, display a Christian commitment, demonstrate leadership abilities and have made a significant contribution to campus life.
Donor: Bruce Monkhouse, Concordia University of Edmonton faculty and staff
Canadian Polish Academic Society Scholarship
An annual $500 award to an undergraduate student of Polish ancestry. The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement by presenting a minimum 3.0 GPA and be registered in a full-course load (15 credits) in an undergraduate degree program. Applicants must submit proof of ancestry.
Donor: Canadian Polish Academic Society
Carl J. Hennig Memorial Scholarship
An annual $750 award to a student who has declared their intent to enter full-time church work within Lutheran Church–Canada. The recipient must have completed at least 24 credits towards their program of study, present a minimum GPA of 3.0, be registered in 12 credits per semester, be a communicant member of Lutheran Church–Canada and be active in the life of their congregation.
Donor: The family of Carl J. Hennig
Caroline Willie Memorial Bursary
An annual $500 award to a Lutheran student who is registered in 30 credits in the current academic year and demonstrates financial need. The recipient must display a strong Christian character and demonstrate their faith on campus.
Donor: Elmer and Emilie Senkbeil
Carolyn B. McNeil Fine Arts Bursary
A variable annual award to a student who has demonstrated commitment to leadership through involvement in the arts, athletics and/or volunteer activity in campus life or the community. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. The recipient must also intend to register full-time in the subsequent year of study. Awarded as a tuition credit in the subsequent year.
Donor: A. Stirling McNeil and family
Cassandra Hurlbert Memorial Scholarship
An annual $1,000 award to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education After Degree Program. The recipient must be registered in 80% of a full-course load, present a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate a commitment to community service through volunteering in their community.
Donor: Patricia and Robert Hurlbert
Chit Lai Scholarship
An annual $1,000 award to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Health After Degree program who demonstrates academic excellence and financial need. The recipient must be registered in a minimum 80% of a full course load, present a minimum 2.7 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to the student who has achieved the highest grade in ENVH533 (Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education). If there are no applicants who have completed ENVH533, preference will be given to the applicant with the highest financial need.
Donor: Anonymous
Chris Benedict Award
An annual award to a student who has a positive outlook towards school and life and has demonstrated perseverance in the face of adversity while inspiring others to also succeed when facing adverse conditions. The recipients must be registered as a part- or full-time student and present a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Donor: Concordia Students' Association
Concordia University of Edmonton Ambassador Award
An annual $500 award to an undergraduate student who serves the Concordia University of Edmonton community through the Concordia University of Edmonton Ambassador Program. Recipients must be a member in good standing of the Concordia University of Edmonton Ambassador Program, be registered full-time (minimum 60% of a full-course load), have a good academic standing, participate in Ambassador Program events and demonstrate initiative or going the extra mile as an Ambassador. Applicants are encouraged to write about their initiatives/going the extra mile in their application essay.
Donor: Make Your Mark Fund
Concordia Guild Scholarship
An annual $250 award to a second- or third-year student returning in the subsequent and final year of study at Concordia University of Edmonton. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 3.5, be registered in 30 credits, demonstrate financial need, be a Canadian citizen, and be a Lutheran with a declared dedication to church service. Awarded against tuition in the subsequent, final year.
Donor: Concordia Guild in honour of Dr. Orville C. Walz, Concordia University of Edmonton’s fifth president
Concordia University of Edmonton Leadership Award
Two annual $600 awards to students who display outstanding leadership qualities and who have made a significant contribution to campus life and/or the community. The recipient must be registered in a minimum of 24 credits, present a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: Concordia University of Edmonton faculty and staff, and the Government of Alberta
Concordia University of Edmonton Student of the Year Award
A plaque and $2000 prize awarded annually to a student with outstanding participation in non-academic school activities.
Donor: Concordia Students' Association
Concordia University of Edmonton Students’ Association Scholarship
An annual $500 award to an undergraduate student who has participated in student activities (e.g., student clubs and associations, athletics) and has had a significant and positive impact on campus life. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Donor: Concordia Students’ Association
Concordia Support Staff Bursary
An annual $500 award to a student who is a dependant of a Support Staff member, is registered in a minimum of 24 credits at the university level, has maintained a minimum GPA of 2.3 and demonstrates financial need. The recipient must display leadership abilities and be active in campus life or the community.
Donor: Concordia Support Staff Group and the Government of Alberta
Concordia University of Edmonton UCEP Scholarship
An annual $500 award to a Concordia University of Edmonton UCEP graduate who is enrolled in an Arts, Management or Science degree program. The recipient must be registered in 24 credits, present a minimum GPA of 2.7, demonstrate financial need, and have made a contribution to campus life and/or the community.
Donor: Concordia University of Edmonton faculty, staff and students, and the Government of Alberta
Constable Peter Schiemann Memorial Scholarship
Two annual $1,000 awards to students who are direct relatives (i.e., sibling, spouse, child, or grandchild) of an active or retired member of the RCMP. The recipient must be enrolled in a university-level program, present a minimum GPA of 2.5, and display a strong character, work ethics, and personal faith. Applicants for this award must include three Reference Forms, one each from a member of the RCMP, a current or former professor or teacher, and their pastor.
Donor: Family and friends of Cst. Peter Schiemann
Derek Persson Memorial Scholarship
A variable annual award given to a full-time Concordia University of Edmonton student who presents a minimum GPA of 2.3 and who participates in Music department activities and/or courses. The recipient should display strong musical ability and have made a positive contribution to the life and spirit of Concordia University of Edmonton and its community.
Donor: Family and friends of Derek Persson
Director of Parish Services Scholarship
An annual $1,000 award to a Director of Parish Services student. The recipient would normally be registered in a minimum of 24 credits and demonstrate strong academic achievement.
Donor: The Estate of Carl Dyke
Edmonton Glenora Rotary Club Bursary
An annual $1,000 award to a student enrolled in an Arts, Management, or Science degree program. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 2.7, contribute to volunteer service in campus life and/or community, and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a single-parent mother who is seeking entry or re-entry into the labour market.
Donor: Edmonton Glenora Rotary Club
Edmonton Rotary Club Bursary
Two annual $1,000 awards to students who contribute to the life of the institution or community. The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.
Donor: Edmonton Rotary Club Foundation
Elaine Susan Margaret Miller Memorial Scholarship
A variable annual award to a student enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree program. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 3.0, be registered in 12 credits per semester, have made a significant contribution to campus life or the community, and demonstrate leadership abilities, Preference is given to students with a minor in Computing Science or Information Technology.
Donor: The late Walter and Esther Miller
Friends in Grace Mature Student Award
Two annual $1,000 awards to a student who is over the age of 30, displays leadership qualities and has made a significant contribution to campus and/or community life. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. The recipient may not be receiving other awards totalling more than $1,500.
Donor: Susanne Greenhowe-Weis
Gerald Woudstra Memorial Award in Business
An annual $500 award to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Management degree program (BMgt). The recipient must present a GPA of 3.0, participate in student activities related to the BMgt program, and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: Concordia Management Council
Gerhardt W. Hyatt Scholarship
A variable annual award to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is registered in 30 credits and demonstrates financial need. The recipient must participate in extracurricular activities (e.g., Christian Life Committee, Drama, Sports, Student Council, Music), display leadership ability, and have a professional career goal.
Donor: Chaplains of the United States Army
Irene Elizabeth Ruth Miller Memorial Scholarship
A variable annual award to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) program. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 3.0, be registered in 12 credits per semester, have made a significant contribution to the life of their church congregation and campus community, and demonstrate leadership abilities.
Donor: The late Walter and Esther Miller
Libby Ritter Memorial Scholarship
An annual $500 award to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program with a declared major in Religious Studies. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 3.0, be registered in a minimum of 24 credits, and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: Walt and Doris Ritter, in memory of their daughter, Libby
Lorraine and Stephen Nette Music Scholarship
An annual $1,000 award to a student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program who has a special interest in music.  The recipient must be registered in at least 80% of a full-course load and present a minimum 3.0 GPA.  The recipient will be selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement, strong musical ability and the strength of their musical achievements in the community and or Concordia’s Music department activities.  Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program with a special interest in music.
Donor: Lorraine and Stephen Nette
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Scholarship: Alberta-British Columbia District
An annual $500 award to a student who is a member of the ABC District of Lutheran Church–Canada, is active in a local LCC parish, and is preparing for full-time church ministry. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 2.7, be registered in 30 credits, demonstrate financial need, and be returning to Concordia University of Edmonton. Awarded against tuition the following year.
Donor: LWML of the Alberta-British Columbia District
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League: Church Worker Scholarship
Variable annual award to a student(s) of Lutheran Church–Canada from the province of Manitoba or Saskatchewan who is active in a local LCC congregation and pursuing a church vocation. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 2.7 and be registered in at least 24 credits.
Donor: LWML of the Manitoba and Saskatchewan District
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Scholarship: Manitoba and Saskatchewan District
Two variable annual awards to students who are members of Lutheran Church–Canada from the province of Manitoba or Saskatchewan and active in a local LCC parish. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 3.0, be registered in 30 credits, and be involved in campus activities. Preference will be given to those interested in full-time church vocations.
Donor: LWML of the Manitoba and Saskatchewan District
Math Kangaroo Scholarship
An annual $500 award to an undergraduate student who has made a significant contribution to math education in the Edmonton community and surrounding area. The recipient must present a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to volunteers or past participants in the Math Kangaroo program.
Donor: Friends of the Math Kangaroo Program
Michelle Shegelski Memorial Award
An annual $1,000 award to a second, third or fourth year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree program with a declared minor in the arts (Drama, Economics, English, French, History, Music, Psychology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Sociology) or enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program with a declared minor in science (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics). The recipient must be registered in a minimum of 12 credits per semester, present a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate positive character attributes such as integrity, courage, and persistence. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Donor: Concordia University of Edmonton's Faculty of Science and family/friends of Michelle Shegelski
Northgate Industries Scholarship
An annual $1,000 award to an undergraduate student who demonstrates a commitment to community service through volunteering in their community and/or church. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be registered in a minimum 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) per semester.
Donor: Northgate Industries
Northlands Scholarship
An annual $1,000 award to an undergraduate student who has demonstrate a commitment to leadership through involvement in the community and/or campus life. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be registered in a minimum 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) per semester in both the qualifying and award years.
Donor: Northlands
Paul Scott Memorial Scholarship
An annual $1,500 award to a third- or fourth-year Humanities (English, French, Philosophy or Music) major/concentration student. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: Family and friends of Paul Scott
Peter Balback Memorial Bursary
Two annual $500 awards to students who display Christian commitment and service, and who have active membership in a church congregation. The recipients must present a minimum GPA of 2.3 and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who are members of a Lutheran Church–Canada congregation.
Donor: The family of Peter Balback
Physical Sciences Award
A variable annual award to the first-year student who achieves the highest average in three of the following: Mathematics 113/114, Chemistry (6 credits), Computing Science (6 credits), Physics (6 credits).
Donor: Anonymous faculty member
Right Honourable Don Mazankowski Scholarship
An annual $1,000 award to a student enrolled in the Political Economy concentration who displays leadership skills, community involvement, and outstanding scholastic achievement. Students may only receive this award once in their academic study.
Donor: The Right Honourable Don Mazankowski Foundation
Rob and Ursula O'Neill Scholarship in Environmental Health
An annual $1,000 award to a student entering the Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree) program who demonstrates leadership and community service. The recipient must be registered in a full course load (15 credits) and present a minimum 3.0 Admission Grade Point Average.
Donor: Robert and Ursula O'Neill
Ron Floden Flying Scholarship
An annual $2,000 minimum award to a student pursuing a career in aviation who is either currently enrolled in training for or has attained multi-engine certification. The recipient must demonstrate strong scholastic achievement and community involvement.
Donor: Anonymous
Rotary Club of Edmonton Northeast Scholarship
A minimum $1,000 award to a graduate of M.E. Lazerte Composite High School, Archbishop O'Leary Catholic High School, or Eastglen Composite High School who is enrolled in their first or second year or study in a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree program. The recipient must be registered in at least 24 credits, present a minimum GPA of 2.3, be committed to volunteer service in campus life and/or the community, demonstrate financial need, and intend to return to Concordia University of Edmonton in the subsequent year of study.
Donor: Rotary Club of Edmonton Northeast
Samuel and Amalia Rosnau Memorial Scholarship
An annual $500 award to a student enrolled in a church work program. Recipient must display academic promise and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: The family of Samuel and Amalia Rosnau
Sarah and Martin Gouin Family Scholarship in Management
Two annual $2,500 awards to students enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor of Management degree program. The recipients must present a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have demonstrated financial need.
Donor: Sarah and Martin Gouin Family Education Fund
The Wayne and Karen Larson Leadership Award
An annual $1,000 award to a student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities through volunteer church or community service. The recipient must be registered in a minimum 60% of a full course load and present a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.
Donor: Navifund
Walter Schienbein Commemorative Award
A variable triennial award to a third-year Pre-Seminary student intending to enter Concordia University of Edmonton Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton. The recipient must demonstrate financial need, be a member of Lutheran Church–Canada, be active in a local LCC parish, present a minimum GPA of 2.3, and be registered in 27 credits.
Donor: The Schienbein Family
Walter Wangerin Scholarship
An annual $500 award to a student in an Arts, Management or Science degree program with a declared minor in Education. The recipient must be registered in 12 credits per semester, present a minimum GPA of 3.2, and be serving the teaching profession through volunteer or paid work.
Donor: Education Undergraduate Society in honour of Dr. Walter M. Wangerin, the second president of Concordia University of Edmonton
Wildeman Scholarship in Music
An annual $1,000 award to a student enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts degree program with a declared major/concentration in Music. The recipients must be registered in a minimum of 12 credits per semester and present a minimum GPA of 2.7. At least one letter of reference from a faculty member in the School of Music shall be included in the Awards Application. Preference will be given to students who are studying organ performance.
Donor: Shirley (Otke) and Herb Wildeman

B. No Application Required

The following awards do not require an application form. All eligible students will be considered and recipients will be notified.

Dr. Catherine Eddy Scholarship
An annual $1,000 award to a student who has completed the first year of full-time studies (minimum 24 credits) in a Bachelor of Arts degree program in humanities; is continuing in the second year of the program and presents a minimum GPA of 3.2.
Donor: Concordia University of Edmonton External Relations and Development
Robert J. Jerrard Memorial Scholarship
An annual $1,000 award to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree program. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be registered in at least 12 credits each semester in the qualifying year of study. The recipient must also have completed at least 24 credits towards their program, of which, 18 credits must be in Science.
Donor: Family, friends and colleagues of the late Dr. Robert (Bob) Jerrard
Student Success Scholarship
Four $2,000 awards to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree), Master of Information Systems Security Management, and Master of Information Systems Assurance Management Programs. The recipient must be registered in a minimum 60% of a full-course load in both the qualifying term and payment term, present at a minimum satisfactory academic standing on the most previous full-time term of study (coursework only) and not be receiving other awards. Recipients will be selected on the highest GPA after meeting all other eligibility criteria. There are no restrictions on citizenship.
Donor: The Government of Alberta
Walter Schienbein Memorial Scholarship
An annual $250 award to a second or third-year student intending to complete a Concordia University of Edmonton degree. The recipient must have a declared English major, area of concentration, or minor and must have completed a minimum of 15 English credits at Concordia University of Edmonton. Awarded to the applicant with the highest GPA calculated using the most recently completed 15 credits of English.
Donor: Concordia University of Edmonton Faculty and Staff
Westbury Family Scholarship in Management
Two annual $2,000 scholarships for students entering the third year of the Bachelor of Management degree program (BMgt). The recipient must have completed a minimum of 54 credits towards the BMgt program, registered in a minimum 80% of a full-course load (12 credits) per semester in both the ‘qualifying’ and ‘award’ years, present a minimum GPA of 3.5, and be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada. All eligible second-year BMgt students will be considered. The award is intended for students who hold the highest GPA(s) in second-year BMgt.
Donor: Drs. Marilyn and Robert Westbury
William and Florence Lede Family Foundation Education Scholarship
An annual $1,000 award to a student who has completed the first year of the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) program. The recipient must have been registered in a full course load (15 credits per semester) in the qualifying year, present a minimum GPA of 3.2, enrol in the second year of the program, and not be receiving other awards totalling more than $2,000. The scholarship is awarded as a tuition credit.
Donor: William and Florence Lede Family Foundation

7.3.2 Concordia University of Edmonton Bursary Program

A. Application Required

While students are expected to make plans for funding their education through primary sources such as personal and family savings, scholarships and awards, and employment earnings, etc., domestic and international students experiencing financial difficulties while attending Concordia University of Edmonton may apply for bursary assistance to supplement their existing funds. A Concordia University of Edmonton bursary is awarded based on financial need and is meant to supplement, not replace, other financial assistance. For further information on other forms of financial assistance, such as government student loans, see Financial Aid, section 6.0.

The bursary amounts can vary, depending on a student’s situation. Students who have demonstrated financial need but have not applied for government financial assistance may be eligible for a $500 bursary. Students who are current recipients of government financial assistance may be eligible for varying amounts up to a maximum of $1,500 per academic year. The lifetime maximum amount of bursary assistance is $6000.

To be eligible for a Concordia University of Edmonton Bursary, applicants must:

  1. demonstrate financial need based on a modest standard of living.
  2. be registered full-time in an undergraduate degree program (minimum of 60% of a full-course load).
  3. have achieved satisfactory academic standing on their most recent course work at the time of application as defined by their program of study (Academic Standing, section 9.3.4).
  4. have not previously declared bankruptcy or defaulted on a student loan, including the Concordia University of Edmonton Emergency Loan.

Students must complete an application online through Services for Students (http://onlineservices.concordia.ab.ca/student). The Fall semester deadline is October 15th, the Winter semester deadline is February 1st. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications are accepted until the end of the next business day. Students may submit only one bursary application per academic year.

B. Donor funded bursaries

In addition to being eligible for general bursary funds, students who meet the stated eligibility criteria may also apply for donor-funded bursaries. These bursaries are normally awarded in the Fall term.

Bachelor of Environmental Health Student Bursary
Two $2,000 awards to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Health After-Degree program. Recipients must be registered in a minimum 60% of a full-course load and demonstrate financial need. Although these awards are open to all Environmental Health students, preference will be given to single parents or families with young children.
Donor: Nelson Fok
Dr. Xu Limin Bursary
An annual $1,000 award to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Health After Degree program. The recipient must be registered in a minimum 80% of a full course load, present a minimum 2.7 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: Anonymous
Edmonton Eskimo Alumni Association Bursary
Two annual $1,000 awards to students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Recipients must present a minimum GPA of 2.3 and demonstrate financial need. Although the award is open to all students, preference will be given to descendants of current or former members of the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club.
Donor: Concordia University of Edmonton Open Golf Tournament
Harry and Muriel Hole Bursary
Variable annual awards given to students enrolled in an undergraduate program. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 2.3 and demonstrate financial need. Annual awards not to exceed $1,500.
Donor: Harry and Muriel Hole
James Miller Memorial Bursary
A variable annual award to a Pre-Seminary student who has declared their intent to enter the ordained ministry of Lutheran Church-Canada. The recipient must be a communicant member of a Lutheran Church-Canada congregation and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: The late Walter and Esther Miller
Kathleen Doeling Memorial Bursary
Variable annual awards given to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education After Degree program. Recipients must be in satisfactory academic standing and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: Linda and Brian Brownlee in memory of Kay Doeling
Lottie Mohr Memorial Bursary
An annual $500 award to a student preparing for a vocation in church ministry. The student must be an active member of a Lutheran Church-Canada congregation and a resident of Manitoba or Saskatchewan. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 2.7, be registered in a minimum of 24 credits, and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to Pre-Seminary students.
Donor: Estate of Ms. Lottie Mohr
Lutheran Travel Bursary
Annual variable awards to students who are communicant members of Lutheran Church–Canada, enrolled full time in a university degree program, and whose hometown is at least 150 kilometres from Concordia University of Edmonton. The travel bursary is disbursed in two equal instalments in November and March. Recipients who drop to part-time status during the academic year will be deemed ineligible for subsequent disbursements. Application deadline is September 15th.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League:Parkland Zone Bursary
An annual $350 award to a student who is an active member of a Lutheran Church–Canada parish. The recipient must demonstrate financial need, present a minimum GPA of 2.7, be registered in 24 credits, and have attended or plan to attend Concordia University of Edmonton for two consecutive years. Preference will be given to members of Parkland Zone parishes.
Donor: LWML of the Parkland Zone (Camrose, Didsbury, Drumheller, Lacombe, Leduc, Markerville, Red Deer, Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, Rosalind, Torrington, Usona and Wetaskiwin)
Matsuura Family Bursary
Two $1,000 awards to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Health After-Degree program. Recipients must be registered in 9 credits or less, have completed at least one full-time term of study, present a 2.7 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: Anonymous
Mature Student Bursary
An annual $500 award to an undergraduate student. The recipient must be at least 25 years of age (as of September 1st,), present a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: Concordia Students’ Association
The Patricia Eidem Bursary for the Hearing Impaired
An annual $1,000 award to a student with a hearing disability intending to enter the teaching profession. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 2.7, be registered in a minimum of 9 credits each semester in the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) program or a Bachelor of Arts degree program with a declared minor in Education, and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) program.
Donor: Mrs. Patricia & Dr. Rod Eidem
REALTORS® Community Foundation Bursary for Disabled Students
An annual $500 award to a student with a physical, mental or learning disability and who is an Alberta resident. The recipient must be enrolled in a university-level program and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: REALTORS® Community Foundation
Singhmar Bursary for International Students
Variable annual awards given to international students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. The recipient must present a minimum GPA of 2.0 and demonstrate financial need. International students are those who are attending Concordia University of Edmonton on a study permit.
Donor: Singhmar Family
Student Access Bursary
Four $2,000 awards to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Environmental Health (After Degree), Master of Information Systems Security Management, and Master of Information Systems Assurance Management Programs. Recipients must be registered in a minimum 60% of a full-course load, have achieved satisfactory academic standing on their most recent coursework at the time of application and demonstrate financial need. There are no restrictions on citizenship.
Donor: The Government of Alberta
Timothy Endowment Award
Variable annual awards to students who have declared their intent to enter full-time church work within Lutheran Church-Canada. Recipients must have completed at least 24 credits towards their program of study, present a minimum GPA of 2.3, and demonstrate financial need.
Donor: Lutheran Foundation Canada
Walter and Tillie Rosnau Bursary
An annual $500 award to a Lutheran Education student. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.
Donor: Walter and Tillie Rosnau
Yvonne Pitts Women's Bursary
An annual $250 award to a student who is a mother and demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to a student over the age of 25.
Donor: Anonymous faculty member

7.3.3 Athletic Awards

A. Application Required

Edmonton Oil Kings Junior Hockey Club Award
Five annual $1,000 awards to members of the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder Hockey Team (men’s) who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. In addition to the normal academic requirements (section 7.0), recipients must be in good standing on the team and demonstrate financial need. The award was created “to promote the advancement of education of amateur hockey players of merit and distinction”.
Donor: Edmonton Oil Kings Junior Hockey Club
Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarship
See Alberta Scholarship Programs, section 7.4.
Maple Leaf Athletic Club Scholarship
Annual $1,000 award to a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. The recipient must be registered in a minimum 60% of a full-course load, present a minimum GPA of 2.0., and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to entrance students within the Concordia Thunder Hockey Program and if no eligible applicant is found, it may be awarded to a continuing student with demonstrated financial need.
Donor: Maple Leaf Athletic Club Alumni Association
Thunder Athletic Scholarship
Variable annual awards to members of a designated Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder team. In addition to the normal academic requirements (section 7.0), recipients must actively participate in all team functions, display a commendable work ethic, be positive team leaders, and exemplify appropriate behaviour at all times.

B. No Application Required

Concordia University of Edmonton Athletic Awards
Trophy, Plaque, and Medal(s) awarded annually to student athletes in each sport and to the outstanding Male and Female Athlete of the Year. Recipients must be full-time students who demonstrate academic achievement and Christian character, as well as sports and leadership capabilities.
Donor: Concordia University of Edmonton Athletics Department
Tom Austin Athletic Sportsmanship Award
An annual $1,000 award to a member of a designated Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder team. Recipients must be enrolled in a university degree program, present a minimum GPA of 2.3, and be registered in a minimum 60% of a full course load for both the fall and winter terms in the current academic year. Recipients will be nominated by team coaches based on their outstanding sportsmanship and commitment to the team as demonstrated by virtues such as fairness, civility, integrity, courage and persistence.
Donor: Dr. Ruth Glancy

7.4 Alberta Scholarship Programs

Funded by a $100-million endowment from the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund, the Alberta Scholarship Programs are designed to stimulate the pursuit of excellence by recognizing outstanding achievement and by encouraging and assisting Albertans to achieve their fullest potential—whether intellectual, cultural, social, or physical. A list of scholarships is available from Financial Aid and Awards or through the Student Aid Alberta website, www.studentaid.alberta.ca.

7.4.1 Application Required

Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship
Two annual $2,000 awards to 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. The recipient must have been enrolled full-time in the current academic year and be living in Alberta.
Indigenous Careers Award
Annual awards ($2,000 per semester and maximum of $4,000 per academic year) to encourage Indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) to pursue and complete post-secondary studies in certificate, diploma, applied degree and bachelor’s degree programs leading to high-demand career outcomes in Alberta. Eligible program bands at Concordia include Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education After Degree, Bachelor of Environmental Health After Degree and Bachelor of Management. Concordia University of Edmonton receives a pre-determined funding allocation from Student Aid Alberta.
Jason Lang Scholarship
Annual $1,000 awards to students who display outstanding academic achievement. The recipients must have completed a minimum of 80% of a full-course load and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.2 in their first, second, or third year of study. Recipients must also be Alberta residents and continuing full-time in the second, third or fourth year of their program of studies.
Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarship
Annual $1,800 awards to students who are members of a designated Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder team (Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Hockey, and Soccer) or a provincial disabled athletic team recognized by the Alberta Athlete Development Program. Recipients must be Alberta residents, be registered in a minimum of 60% of a full-course load each semester, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, and maintain a practice and training program acceptable to the coach.
Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship
Annual $2,500 awards to students who display superior academic achievement. The recipients must have been registered in a minimum of 80% of a full-course load and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.7 in their qualifying year. The recipients must also be continuing full time in the second or subsequent year of their undergraduate program at a recognized post-secondary institution and be Alberta residents. Concordia University of Edmonton is awarded 39 scholarships each year by Student Aid Alberta.
Laurence Decore Awards for Student Leadership
Four annual $1,000 awards to students who have demonstrated commitment and leadership in student government, student societies, clubs or organizations, student organizations at the provincial or national level, or non-profit community organizations. The recipient must have been enrolled full-time in the current academic year and be a resident of Alberta.
Languages in Teacher Education Scholarship
An annual $2,500 award to a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (After Degree) program who displays superior academic achievement. The recipient must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and a resident of Alberta, registered full time, and have taken language courses, other than English, or have a language background such upon graduation s/he would be able to teach that language.

7.5 Graduate Awards

For complete information refer to Graduate Awards, section 13.2.2.

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