Alberta Scholarships

Scholarships and awards in this listing are offered by the Government of Alberta and administered by Alberta Student Aid.

Alberta Ukrainian Centennial Commemorative Scholarships

The Alberta Ukrainian Centennial Commemorative Scholarship program was established in 1991 by then Premier of Alberta, Don Getty, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first Ukrainian settlement in Canada. The scholarship acknowledges the significant contributions of Ukrainian settlers in Alberta and to commemorate the Centennial of Ukrainian settlements in Canada and Alberta (1891-1991).

Value:

Up to $25,000 

The award covers educational costs (books and tuition), living costs, coverage of Alberta Health and Blue Cross, and one return airfare.

Eligibility Criteria:

One scholarship for a student from Ukraine to study in Alberta and one scholarship for a student from Alberta to study in Ukraine. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time at the Doctoral or Master level.

While the field of study is open, preference may be given to students in Ukrainian language studies, Canadian Ukrainian studies, or areas of demonstrable benefit to either Alberta, Ukraine or both.

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the use of the English and/or Ukrainian language acceptable to the institution attended. Scholarships can be extended for a second year of study upon proof of satisfactory academic progress.

 

Selection Process:

Applications are evaluated by a committee appointed by the Presidents of the universities in Alberta. Applications are judged on previous academic accomplishments, program of study, references, answers to the essay question, and general impressions from the application form.

Application Process:

Applicants must submit:

  • a completed and signed application form,
  • an official transcript(s),
  • a resume/curriculum vitae that includes:
    • all universities, colleges or technical institutes attended to date, including current institution,
    • a list of scholarships, awards and other forms of achievement received,
    • any publications, if any, such as the name of the journal they were published in, and
    • any performances/exhibitions (dates, locations, etc.).
  • References, including:
    • the applicant’s name and award name,
    • the applicant’s program of study,
    • research (if applicable), and
    • accomplishments.

All supporting documents must be in English and all translated information must be certified. Your transcript must have an official signature or seal indicating that the transcript paper is issued by your school/institution. Photocopies and/or faxed copies will not be accepted. Post-secondary students must contact their school to request their official transcripts.

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – and we encourage you to visit Alberta’s university and college websites to research the scholarships that they offer. For a listing of Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions, visit: