University of Alberta

Funding for this program is made possible in part by the generosity and commitment of our donors. The list below represents individual Awards contributing to the funding available. As an applicant, you only need to apply to the scholarship or bursary program listed, or based on the application procedures indicated on the specified program page. Should you be selected as a recipient, you would then be notified as to which individual Award(s) you have received.

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Arts

The following scholarships are part of the Faculty/Department Scholarship Competition.

Aboriginal Student Award in Arts

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing entering, transferring or continuing in any year of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts who are of Aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) or a person(s) accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community. Selection based on students experiencing financial barriers, and academic standing.

Funded by: Annually funded by the Faculty of Arts

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Faculty of Arts

Ranjan Agarwal and Sunita Bhowmik Scholarship in Arts

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement enrolled in any year of a Bachelor of Arts Honors in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to a student in a Bachelor of Arts Honors in Political Science in the Faculty of Arts.

Funded by: Annually funded by Mr Ranjan Agarwal and Mrs Sunita Bhowmik for a minimum 5 years

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Arts

Dr Samer Aldandashi Award in Islamic Studies

Field of Study: Faculty of Arts - Islamic Studies

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering any year of a Bachelor of Arts. The recipient must have taken at least three units of course weight pertaining to Islamic Studies. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Dr Samer Aldandashi

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies

Anna Bychinsky Fine Arts Award in Art and Design

Field of Study: Art and Design

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the second or third year of any undergraduate degree in the Department of Art and Design in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on demonstrated accomplishment and promise in Art and Design, and academic standing. The Award may be held only once by a student.

Funded by: Endowed by the Wilfred A Bychinsky Trust

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Art and Design

Anna Bychinsky Fine Arts Award in Drama

Field of Study: Drama

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the second or third year of any undergraduate degree in the Department of Drama in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on demonstrated accomplishment and promise in Drama, and academic standing. The Award may be held only once by a student.

Funded by: Endowed by the Wilfred A Bychinsky Trust

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Drama

Anna Bychinsky Fine Arts Award in Music

Field of Study: Music

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the second or third year of any undergraduate degree in the Department of Music in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on demonstrated accomplishment and promise in Music, and academic standing. The Award may be held only once by a student.

Funded by: Endowed by the Wilfred A Bychinsky Trust

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Music

S Bychinsky Award for Creative Writing

Field of Study: English

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the second or third year of any undergraduate degree the Department of English and Film Studies in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on demonstrated promise and potential in creative writing, and academic standing. The award may be held only once by a student.

Funded by: Endowed by the Wilfred A Bychinsky Trust

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Wendy Cassady Memorial Scholarship in Fine Arts

Field of Study: Art and Design, Drama, or Music

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree in the following departments: Art and Design, Drama, or Music. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Annually funded by the Wendy Cassady Memorial Fund

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Arts

Meryle and Alder Clark Scholarship in English

Field of Study: English

Conditions: Award to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts with a major in English or Honours English. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Endowed by Patricia Clements, in memory of her aunt and uncle who so generously made attending university possible for her, her sister, and her brother

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

Patricia Clements Scholarship in Arts

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the second year of studies in a Bachelor of Arts degree honours or majors program. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing on a full normal course load as determined by the Faculty of Arts and financial need.

Funded by: Endowed by friends, colleagues and family of Patricia Clements in honour of her ten years of service as Dean of the Faculty of Arts, 1989-1999.

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by September 15 to the Faculty of Arts

Economics Honors Awards

Field of Study: Economics

Conditions: Awarded to students with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree in Honors Economics in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on academic standing. Part time students can be considered for this award.

Funded by: Annually funded by the Faculty of Arts through market modifier fees

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Arts Department of Economics

Economics Merit Scholarships

Field of Study: Economics

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement enrolled in the first, second or third year of an undergraduate degree. Selection based on academic standing for each course level in all the core required courses of an Economics major.

Funded by: Annually funded by the Faculty of Arts through market modifier fees

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Arts Department of Economics

Edmonton Journal/Dean of Arts Award of Distinction

Field of Study: Humanities and/or Social Sciences

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with satisfactory academic standing of at least 3.3. Recipient must have a major in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences and be entering the second year of study in the Faculty of Arts or be transferring to a second-year Faculty of Arts program. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of academic standing and demonstrated financial need. This award is renewable for a further two years based upon the recipient achieving a grade point average of at least 3.3 in each year the award is held.

Funded by: Endowed by the Edmonton Journal

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by September 15 to the Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts Dean's Select Award

Field of Study: Faculty of Arts

Conditions: Awarded to undergradute student(s) with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Faculty of Arts

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Arts by the Dean of Arts.

Faculty of Arts Leadership Awards

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: To be awarded annually to students with satisfactory academic standing of 3.3 or higher who are registered in the Faculty of Arts (Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences). Up to three awards will be given to students who will be registered in second year and six awards are to be given to students who will be registered in third or fourth year of their program in the Faculty of Arts. Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated leadership through involvement and participation in university or community organizations, sports activities, or cultural activities and academic standing. These awards are tenable once.

Funded by: Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by May 1 to the Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts Outstanding Leadership Medal

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a convocating student in the Faculty of Arts who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and potential through involvement and initiative in Faculty of Arts organizations and activities. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on the last 60 ucw taken in their program.

Funded by: Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by May 1 to the Faculty of Arts

Marion Francis Award in English

Field of Study: English

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the second, third or fourth year in a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to a student who is an Alberta resident.

Funded by: Annually funded by the Estate of Marion Lorea Francis (née Williams)

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of English and Film Studies

IF Grape Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Faculty of Arts

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the fourth year of a degree program in the Faculty of Arts, majoring in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing, a demonstrated excellence in languages and/or literature, and financial need.

Funded by: Mount-Western Investments

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by September 15 to the Faculty of Arts

Johanna Houwen Memorial Award in Arts

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident with satisfactory academic standing (minimum grade point average of 3.3) entering the second year of studies in the Faculty of Arts. Recipient must have completed the first year of studies at the University of Alberta and be registered full-time in order to be eligible for this award. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing with preference given to students with demonstrated financial need. This award is renewable for a further two years providing the student maintains satisfactory academic standing, has an ongoing financial need and continues studies in the Faculty of Arts.

Funded by: Endowed by the family and friends of Johanna Houwen

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by September 15 to the Faculty of Arts

Marek Jablonski Memorial Award in Piano

Field of Study: Music

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering the second, third, or fourth year in the Bachelor of Music in piano in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on demonstrated outstanding musical promise and excellence in piano performance.

Funded by: The Marek Jablonski Endowment Fund, in memory of Marek Jablonski, former piano faculty member in the Department of Music, University of Alberta

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Music

Jivanjee-Rahemtulla Award in Islamic Studies

Field of Study: Islamic Studies

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering any year of a Bachelor of Arts. The recipient must have taken at least three units of course weight pertaining to Islamic Studies. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Mr Aziz Rahemtulla and Dr Gulnar Rahemtulla

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr John MacDonald Medal in Arts

Field of Study: Faculty of Arts - Honors

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a convocating student with overall superior academic achievement in the BA Honors program, in the Faculty of Arts. Recipient will be the student who has shown the highest distinction in scholarship.

Funded by: Endowed by professor Douglas E Smith in memory of his late colleague, a former Head of the Department of Philosophy and Psychology and Dean of Arts and Science.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Arts

Stephen and Lynn Mandel Scholarship in Arts

Field of Study: Art and Design, Drama, or Music

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering any year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Arts Honors in the departments of Art & Design, Drama or Music. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to student(s) enrolled in the Community Engagement and Service-Learning certificate program.

Funded by: Endowed by friends and colleagues of Stephen and Lynn Mandel

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Arts

Stephen and Lynn Mandel Scholarship in Political Science

Field of Study: Political Science

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering any year of a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science or a Bachelor of Arts Honors in Political Science. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to student(s) enrolled in the Community Engagement and Service-Learning certificate program.

Funded by: Endowed by friends and colleagues of Stephen and Lynn Mandel

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Arts

Mackenzie May Memorial Award in Music

Field of Study: Music

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of a Bachelor of Music in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on outstanding musicianship and proficiency demonstrated in vocal performance, and academic standing. Preference given to a student with community involvement related to music, music education, or music development of young people.

Funded by: Annually funded by the family and friends of Mackenzie May

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Music

Catherine McLean Scholarship in Arts

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement convocating from an undergraduate degree program in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to student(s) with demonstrated financial need.

Funded by: Endowed by the Estate of Catherine McLean

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by May 1 to the Faculty of Arts

Perla and Ehud Ben Zhi Prize in Ancient History

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement in course(s) dealing with ancient history. Selection based on academic achievement in ancient history course(s) completed. (Note: ancient history is here understood to include studies of the social, political and economic conditions and processes that existed in ancient societies - including studies of, or based on, archaelogical data - as well as studies of their intellectual history, ideological discourses, literature, language and cultural poetics).

Funded by: Endowed by Perla and Ehud Ben Zvi

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of History and Classics upon recommendation from course instructor(s)

John and Hilda Rebus Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement in any year of a degree program in the Faculty of Arts. Recipient must be on the Dean's Honors List and have at least 30 units of course weight remaining in their programs. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic standing with preference given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Funded by: Endowed through the Estate of John and Hilda Rebus as part of the Building the Future for Students Endowment Fund

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by September 15 to the Faculty of Arts

Zita and Jack Rosen Award

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing who is of Aboriginal descent, as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2) or a person accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community, and entering the second, third or fourth year of study in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on academic standing, demonstrated involvement in the Aboriginal community, and financial need.

Funded by: Endowed by Robert Rosen in memory of his parents, Zita and Jack Rosen, founders of the City Lumber Corporation in 1937

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Faculty of Arts

Science, Technology and Society Scholarship

Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement who have declared a major in Science, Technology and Society. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Endowed by Andrew Ede

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies

Erik Seebach Scholarship in Religious Studies

Field of Study: Faculty of Arts-Religious Studies

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts in Religious Studies. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to the student with the highest academic achievement in Religion 202.

Funded by: Annually funded by Erik Seebach

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Mohammad Shuaib Award in Islamic Studies

Field of Study: Faculty of Arts - Islamic Studies

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering any year of a Bachelor of Arts. The recipient must have taken at least three units of course weight pertaining to Islamic Studies. Selection based on academic standing.

Funded by: Dr Ashfaq Shuaib

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies

Douglas E Smith Medal in Arts

Field of Study: Faculty of Arts

Conditions: To be awarded annually to the convocating student from the BA program, other than BA Honors who has shown the highest distinction in scholarship based on the convocation average.

Funded by: The Faculty of Arts

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Arts

Douglas E Smith Memorial Scholarship in the Faculty of Arts

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: To be awarded annually to one student carrying a full course load who has completed first-year studies and to one student who has completed second-year studies in the General BA program in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta with the highest Grade Point Average in their respective years. Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic excellence alone.

Funded by: Endowed by the family and friends of the late Douglas E Smith in recognition of his service as Head of the Department of Psychology and as Dean of Arts.

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Arts

The St David's Welsh Society Award in Music

Field of Study: Music

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering any year of a Bachelor of Music (performance route) in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on performance excellence, and academic standing. Preference given to a student in voice or harp performance.

Funded by: Annually funded by St David's Welsh Society of Edmonton

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Music

Gwendoline-Mary Standly-Rowswell Scholarship in Music

Field of Study: Music

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree in the Department of Music in the Faculty of Arts. Selection based on academic standing, and demonstrated excellence in piano performance.

Funded by: Annually funded by the Gwendoline-Mary Standly-Rowswell Fund

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of Music

Mary Trumpener Scholarship in History

Field of Study: History

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering any year of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts majoring in History.  Selection based on demonstrated interest in central European history, and academic standing.

Funded by: Annually funded by Dr Ulrich Trumpener in memory of Mary Trumpener

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Department of History and Classics

Alison White/Faculty of Arts Honors Prizes

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: To be awarded annually to graduands with superior academic achievement in the Honors program of the Faculty of Arts. Recipients will be students who maintain the highest GPA in the four years of their programs. One prize will be given in each of the Faculty's three disciplines (namely, the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts) while the other two prizes will be awarded in any of the three disciplines. In no case will an Honors prize be awarded to a student with a GPA of less than 3.7.

Funded by: Endowed through a bequest from the Estate of Alice (Alison) Genevieve White, formerly a member of the English Department, and through donations from the Faculty of Arts

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Arts

Dr Isabel (Landels) Wilkins Memorial Scholarship

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: To be awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement in any year of a degree program in the Faculty of Arts. Recipient must be on the Dean's Honors List and have at least 30 units of course weight remaining in their programs. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing with preference given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Funded by: Endowed through the Estate of Dr Isabel (Landels) Wilkins as part of the Building the Future for Students Endowment Fund

Application/Nomination Procedure: Apply by September 15 to the Faculty of Arts

Kerry Wood Memorial Award in Arts

Field of Study: Arts

Conditions: Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts who is of Aboriginal descent as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35 (2) or persons accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada as a member of their community.  Selection based on academic standing.  Preference given to a student with demonstrated interest in writing and who has completed at least one creative writing course.

Funded by: Annually funded by Rondo Elizabeth Wood

Application/Nomination Procedure: By nomination from the Faculty of Arts