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Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship

The Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship is a prestigious $11,000 scholarship that recognizes the outstanding academic achievement and research potential of students pursuing full-time graduate studies at the master’s or doctoral level in Alberta. This scholarship is funded by the Government of Alberta and is open to both domestic and international students. For more information about annual Concordia’s award competition view the award listing.

Alberta Graduate Students Travel Incentive

Suspended by Alberta Advanced Education until further notice

This award, is designed to offset the travel related costs (conference fees, transportation, accommodations, meals) for a graduate student to participate in a nationally or internationally recognized academic event (e.g. symposium, conference, seminar, presentation). Students must submit an application form at least one month prior to the start of the event. This award is made possible by funding from the Government of Alberta. Applicants may also want explore Concordia’s Student Research Grant opportunities.

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Masters program

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Masters program is a $17,500 scholarship aimed to develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement. For more information about the CGS:M, view the award listing.

Concordia Bursaries

A bursary is an award that is given on the basis of financial need. Full-time students experiencing financial difficulties while attending Concordia University of Edmonton may apply for a bursary to supplement their existing funds. The program is funded by both Concordia University of Edmonton and private donors.

Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship

This $2,000 award is open to both graduate and undergraduate students and is awarded for demonstrated leadership, especially in the area of disability and/or initiative to improve the conditions and lives of all people. An application must be submitted. This award is made possible by funding from the Government of Alberta.

Governor General Academic Medal

A 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 (Silver Medal) and a graduate degree program (Gold Medal). These medals are awarded for academic excellence and are presented at the May convocation.

Graduate Students’ Association Awards

The Graduate Students’ Association supports the GSA Scholarship Award and the GSA Bursary Award through a graduate student fee levy. Each semester graduate students may apply for these award opportunities by submitting an online application through their online services for students. Funding is limited and so the application process is competitive. There is no limit to the number of applications that may be submitted but students may only receive each award once during their program of study.

Master’s Academic Excellence Scholarship

Students enrolled full-time in a master’s degree program may be awarded a $2,500 scholarship following a qualifying period of study. This competitive award is normally assessed in winter term and can only be earned once during a student’s degree program. For more information please view the award listing.

Richard W. Kraemer Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a student enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program. The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of superior academic achievement and research potential. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum 60% of a full-course load in a graduate degree program and demonstrate academic excellence on the most recent 9 credits of graduate studies coursework completed at Concordia University of Edmonton or elsewhere at the time of application. Only regular graduate students will be considered. There are no restrictions on citizenship. Preference will be given to active members of a Lutheran Church-Canada congregation or other Christian congregations. Donor: Friends and family of Dr. Richard Kraemer and Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.

An application must be submitted.