In addition to information on Concordia University of Edmonton awards, the Financial Aid and Awards office 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.
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.