December 1, 2016

Maple Leaf Award Scholarships in Canada for International Undergraduate Students

Maple Leaf Awards (International Students Studying in Canada)

Course(s) Offered: Any Course
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors)
Provider: University of Alberta
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
The University of Alberta offers many scholarship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding academic potential, and one such award is the Maple Leaf Awards scholarship for international students studying in Canada.

The Maple Leaf Awards for international students comprise three scholarship programs as follows: University of Alberta Maple Leaf Centenary Scholarship, the University of Alberta Maple Leaf First Year Excellence Scholarship, and the Scholastic Distinction (Entrance Citations) for Maple Leaf Students.

If you are a non-Canadian citizen and not a Permanent Resident of Canada, but you are currently studying in Canada, then you may be eligible for one of these University of Alberta scholarships. Note that international undergraduate students are also eligible for the University's General Undergraduate Scholarships.

Maple Leaf Awards (International Students Studying in Canada)
University of Alberta

Eligibility
The criteria for eligibility varies depending on the particular Maple Leaf Award scholarship:

[A]. University of Alberta Maple Leaf Centenary Scholarship
Conditions:
  • Awarded to student(s) on Study Permit(s) with superior academic achievement entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta from a high school in Canada. 
  • Selection is based on academic standing, leadership qualities as demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular and community activities, and a counselor's letter of recommendation. 
  • Transfer students are not eligible for this scholarship.
[B]. University of Alberta Maple Leaf First Year Excellence Scholarship
Conditions:
  • Awarded to student(s) on Study Permit(s) with superior academic achievement entering the first year of a University of Alberta undergraduate degree program from a school in Canada. 
  • Selection is based on high school academic standing.
[C]. Scholastic Distinction (Entrance Citations) for Maple Leaf Students
Conditions:
  • Awarded annually to students on study permit who are entering an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta from a high school in Canada on the basis of top academic standing in grades 10, 11, and 12.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta; Canada

Fields of study
All the awards are open to all undergraduate courses of study available at the university

Number of awards
Up to 2 scholarship awards are granted under the University of Alberta Maple Leaf Centenary Scholarship.
However, a variable number of awards are granted each year under both the University of Alberta Maple Leaf First Year Excellence Scholarship and the Scholastic Distinction (Entrance Citations) for Maple Leaf Students

Sponsorship duration
All the Maple Leaf Award scholarships are awarded for the first year of a University of Alberta undergraduate degree program.

However, renewals for the remaining duration of undergraduate study are possible for both the University of Alberta Maple Leaf Centenary Scholarship and the Scholastic Distinction (Entrance Citations) for Maple Leaf Students if the student maintains certain conditions, as stipulated below:
  • University of Alberta Maple Leaf Centenary Scholarship:  Renewal of funding for the second, third, and fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a full normal course load at the University of Alberta, while studying on a Study Permit.
  • Scholastic Distinction (Entrance Citations) for Maple Leaf Students: Receipt of funding for the second, third, and fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a full normal course load at the University of Alberta each year.
Scholarship benefits
The University of Alberta Maple Leaf Centenary Scholarship provides a funding worth $20,000 over four years (i.e. $5,000 per year).

Under both the University of Alberta Maple Leaf First Year Excellence Scholarship and the Scholastic Distinction (Entrance Citations) for Maple Leaf Students, a variable amount of funding will be provided each year

Method of Application
International applicants are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible. The earlier you apply, the faster your application will be processed and you will have more time to apply for scholarships (like the Maple Leaf Award Scholarships, the General Undergraduate Scholarships, and others), apply for housing, and get your study permit.

Application deadlines vary by program. For Fall term (September) entry—when most students begin studies—course admission deadlines can be as early as November 1 the previous year for some programs, or as late as March 1 for other course programs. Application deadlines for scholarships are different, and is as shown below for the Maple Leaf Awards.

APPLYING FOR THE MAPLE LEAF AWARDS
For both the University of Alberta Maple Leaf Centenary Scholarship and the Scholastic Distinction (Entrance Citations) for Maple Leaf Students, you will need to apply online through the International Major Scholarships Bear Tracks under Undergraduate Awards.

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the Major International Scholarship application, please contact: awards@ualberta.ca

For the University of Alberta Maple Leaf First Year Excellence Scholarship, you will be considered for this award after you have received admission to the University of Alberta (i.e. automatic consideration upon admission into the University of Alberta.)

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship award

DEADLINES:
If applying under both the University of Alberta Maple Leaf Centenary Scholarship and/or the Scholastic Distinction (Entrance Citations) for Maple Leaf Students, the deadline to apply and for UAlberta to receive all supporting information—including references and transcripts—is 11:59 pm MST December 15, 2016.

For the University of Alberta Maple Leaf First Year Excellence Scholarship, you will be considered after your have received admission to the University of Alberta

PLEASE NOTE:
The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908. The university comprises four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a staff centre in downtown Calgary.

Application Deadline: 15 December 2016
Open to International students: Yes

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1 comment:

  1. Dear sir, am a nigerian studying at ua here in canada. Its so strange but somehow, i didnt know abt this scholarship, so i want to so much thank you for calling my attention to this. Thank you so much for alerting me to it!

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