Alberta Scholarships

The Alberta Government through Alberta Student Aid, and in partnership with post-secondary institutions and other community organizations, offers a suite of scholarships and awards to encourage and reward the excellence of Alberta students.

For most scholarships and awards, an application or a nomination process is required. Research your options because in some instances, you may even be eligible for more than one scholarship or award.

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:

To learn more, browse the Alberta Scholarships and Awards list:

Grant MacEwan United World College (UWC) Scholarships

United World College (UWC) schools and programmes were created to promote international understanding through education, service and social responsibility. UWC delivers a challenging and transformative educational experience to a diverse cross-section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future. These scholarships were named in honour of the late Dr. J.W. Grant MacEwan and administered by Student Aid Alberta.

For more information on the United World College , visit:

Value:

Tuition, room and board and one return trip home per year. Each scholarship covers both years of the program.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be Alberta residents between the ages of 16 and 17 and-a-half. Applicants are in the process of completing Grade 11.

Application Process:

The national nominating college for Canada is Pearson College. For more information, visit

Selection Process:

Recipients are evaluated by a selection committee. Scholarships are awarded based on students' academic record, breadth of study, personal accomplishments, community involvement and interests in UWC goals. 

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: