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CUE Scholarships

What is a CUE Scholarship?

CUE Scholarships are provided by generous private donors and organizations. There are many different types of CUE Scholarships which range in value from $350 to $3,000. You are encouraged to read through the CUE Scholarships list to see which ones you might be eligible for.

How many CUE Scholarships can I apply for?

There are more than 50 different scholarships in this award competition which are grouped into three categories:

  • Service/Leadership Awards
  • Program Specific Awards (Arts, Science, Management, Education)
  • Legacy Awards

When you select a category, you will be considered for all the scholarships included in that category. You may select one, two, or all three categories.

Who is eligible to apply?

All full-time domestic and international undergraduate degree students registered in the both the fall and winter terms are eligible to apply.

Students registered in part-time studies and students registered in Open Studies or a Graduate degree program are not eligible to apply. Students who begin their studies in winter term (January) are not eligible to apply until the following academic year.

I am an international student. Can I apply for CUE Scholarships?

International students may apply provided they are registered full-time in an undergraduate degree program.

I’m an Open Studies student. Can I apply for awards?

Open Studies students are not eligible to apply. Once you are accepted to an undergraduate degree program, you may apply.

How do I apply?

You must complete and submit the online application found on Concordia University of Edmonton’s website through Online Services for Students. Students can submit an online application anytime during the application period – November 15th – January 15th.

When is the deadline?

The deadline to apply for CUE Scholarships is January 15th. In addition, you must submit one letter of reference within 5 business days of the published deadline. Late reference letters will not be accepted.

How many reference letters do I need to submit?

One reference letter is required from each applicant with the exception of the following two scholarships. Special circumstances:

  • Constable Peter Schiemann Memorial Scholarship – submit 3 letters of reference (one each from a member of the RCMP, a current or former professor or teacher, and your pastor).
  • Wildeman Scholarship in Music – submit at least one letter of reference from a Concordia faculty member in the Music Department

Letter of Reference – Guidelines

How do I submit my reference letter?

When completing the online application, you are required to list the name and email address of your referee.  Your referee will receive a system generated email with a link directing him/her to an online form where he/she can confidentially submit his/her comments.

If your referee does not have an email address or is having difficulty submitting the online form, please contact finaid@concordia.ab.ca.

How do I know if my letter of reference has arrived?

Email the Financial Aid and Awards Office at finaid@concordia.ab.ca before the reference letter deadline.

Which grades are used to determine my eligibility for an award?

For most awards, the GPA from the fall term is used to determine if you meet the GPA requirements for the award.

Can I submit a hand-written application form?

All applications must be submitted using the online form.

Why do I have to provide financial information?

Awards that have “financial need” as part of the award criteria require the completion of the financial information section. Financial information is used to determine your financial need. Do not let this section deter you from applying.

Can my career goal and personal statement about my extra-curricular activities be more than 300 words?

The online application only allows for 300 words. You will be asked: “What is your career goal and what impact have you made through your extra-curricular activity involvement?” You may write your personal statement in advance and copy and paste it from a word doc into the online application.

What types of extra-curricular activities should I include on my application?

We encourage applicants to include all volunteer and leadership activities they have been involved with over the last three years. A thorough listing will help show us that you meet the award criteria.

How do I know if my application has been successfully submitted?

After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation number.

Who do I contact if I have technical difficulties with the online awards application?

Call the Concordia IT Help Desk at 316 or visit the IT Help Desk located in the library. Other application concerns may be directed to a Financial Aid Advisor.

Can I make changes to my application after it has been submitted?

Once you have submitted your online application you will no longer have access to it. To make changes or add additional information to your application send an email to finaid@concordia.ab.ca.

When will I find out if I received a CUE Scholarship?

Successful applicants are notified by email in early March. A list of award recipients will also be posted on the Financial Aid and Awards website at financialaid.concordia.ab.ca.

More Questions?

Email finaid@concordia.ab.ca or call +1 780.479.9220 to connect with a financial aid advisor.