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
- undergraduate (including certificates and diplomas)
- master’s (including certificates and diplomas)
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 May 12 2016 by Web Strategy, Advancement
Student Award Finder
Answer a few questions and get a list of awards that you may qualify for.