Scholarships and Bursaries

Athabasca University’s student awards recognize a variety of achievements and support students in financial need. Criteria varies for different awards, but generally in order to qualify you must successfully complete at least one AU course. We do not offer entrance scholarships.


AU scholarships are available for students at all levels of study

Some scholarships are based strictly on academic achievement – you don’t need to apply for these nomination awards. Most of our scholarships are application awards – these focus on academic excellence and other criteria that can include

  • career pursuits
  • volunteer activity
  • active community participation

In addition to the many AU awards available, our Student Awards site provides links to a number of external awards that may benefit you.


AU also has several bursaries for students facing financial need or exceptional life circumstances. Bursaries are intended to help those students who need it most, so all bursaries require an application. 

Updated July 07 2017 by Web Strategy, University Relations