Scholarships recognize and attract the best and brightest students, encouraging their future. 
Scholarships and Awards help students just beginning their time in university. Your support gives students the leadership skills and opportunities that will make them global citizens. 

Scholarships are an investment that keeps giving and growing. Thousands of scholarships are supported by both endowments and annual donations. Endowments create a lasting legacy, helping students with tremendous potential to achieve academic, athletic and research excellence in perpetuity. 

By endowing an undergraduate or graduate student scholarship – with a minimum investment of $50,000 – you ensure that generations of ambitious and deserving students will benefit. Each year, the interest income generated from your gift will support a student scholarship. If the principal investment grows over time, the amount of your award will increase.

If you would like to discuss setting up a scholarship, please contact:

Eric Upton
Director of Advancement

  • Athletics Undergraduate Awards
    These awards are made to student-athletes with satisfactory academic standing entering, transferring, or continuing undergraduate or graduate degree programs who are members of a Golden Bears or Pandas athletic team. Recipients are selected on demonstrated excellence shown in their chosen sports, the potential to develop as significant contributors to the Golden Bears or Pandas programs; contributions made to their sports on and off the field, demonstrated leadership potential on and off the field, and academic standing. Consideration may be given to demonstrated financial need.
  • Physical Education and Recreation Alumni Association Award
    This award is made to a student with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who is entering or enrolled in their second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. The recipient is selected on the basis of commitment to community and leadership in his or her field of study as demonstrated through volunteer or work involvement related to the student’s academic pursuits.
  • Physical Education and Recreation Deans Fund
    These funds are awarded, at the Dean's discretion, to support and enhance students’ educational and campus life experience while enrolled in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. This fund has supported activities such as Rookie Camp, where many of our first year students have the opportunity to learn about campus life and become involved to enhance their overall learning experience at the University of Alberta. In addition, financial support is provided to students who are able to demonstrate financial need to continue their studies.
  • The Physical Education and Recreation International Travel Scholarship
    These funds will be awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement enrolled in any year of an undergraduate or graduate degree in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation in support of approved travel expenses for research or study abroad. Selection based on demonstrated expected benefit of the study and/or research opportunity.