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Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES)

The Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship is a prestigious 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 Concordia’s nomination process, please view the award listing.

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.

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral program (SSHRC)

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral program is a $35,000 per year scholarship aimed to promote continued excellence in Canadian research by rewarding and retaining high-calibre doctoral students at Canadian institutions. For more information about the CGS D, 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.  No application is required. For more information please view the award listing.

Richard W. Kraemer Memorial Scholarship

A $1500 scholarship awarded annually to a student enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program. Recipients must present a minimum 3.3 GPA on the most recent 9 credits of graduate studies coursework completed at Concordia University of Edmonton or elsewhere at the time of application, not be receiving other awards totaling $10,000 or more, and not be a previous recipient.   Only regular graduate students will be considered. The award is open to international students.  Preference will be given to members of a Lutheran Church-Canada congregation or other Christian congregations.

No application required.   The Scholarship and Awards Committee will select a recipient from a potential list of candidates following the release of fall term grades.