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Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES)

Category: Alberta Scholarship Program, Graduate Students, Indigenous
Value: Variable
Application Deadline: Variable

*Value: $11000 Master’s; $14,000 Doctoral

The Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students pursuing graduate studies in Alberta.   It was established to incent the best and the brightest students, including international students, to study in Alberta.  Students must be enrolled full-time in a course-based or thesis-based Doctoral/PhD degree program or a Master’s degree program at Concordia University of Edmonton.  To be eligible, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or a protected person within the meaning of subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), or an International student with a study permit
  • Be enrolled in a course-based or thesis-based Master’s or Doctoral degree program
  • Be enrolled in at least 60% of a full course load.   Students with a documented permanent disability may be eligible if they are enrolled in at least 40% of a full course load.   Students who drop to part-time are not eligible to receive payment.
  • Be living in Alberta.  Students living in Alberta may be enrolled and taking classes remotely/online or in-person.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence on the most recent 9 credits of graduate studies coursework completed at Concordia University of Edmonton or elsewhere.  Students must be in good standing as determined by Concordia (at an institution and/or program level).   Only students admitted as regular graduate students will be considered.  Academic excellence may also be evidenced by research and/or academic contributions and a previous record of scholarly achievement.
  • Applicants who already hold a Canada Graduate Scholarship from SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR at time of application may not apply

Application Procedures:  Students must be nominated to the Scholarship and Awards Committee by their department and must consult with their home department for their internal deadline and procedures.

Nomination Procedures:  Departments determine the best way to select their AGES nominees.    Each department is assigned a funding allocation and then selects nominees based on those allocations.

AGES Application Form

Confidential Assessment Form