Recognizing the achievements of our students
As a graduate student at Athabasca University, you may be eligible for a number of awards and scholarships to help fund your education. In addition to the Outstanding Distinction Awards that the AUGSA offers, and the Government of Alberta’s Graduate Citizenship Award administered by the GSA, you may be eligible for awards offered by the University, the Government of Alberta, or the Government of Canada.
Outstanding Distinction Awards
Award Value: $1,125 / Deadline: May 31st
This award recognizes members of the Athabasca University community who have demonstrated a high degree of leadership and engagement in their communities, their studies, and/or their professional lives.
There are five (5) Outstanding Distinction Awards available to both AU graduate students and staff each year, which are awarded in July. Recipients will receive a monetary award and a certificate of achievement.
For a full list of requirements, as well as information regarding the Outstanding Distinction Awards for AU Faculty and AU Non-Academic Staff, please download the AUGSA Outstanding Distinction Awards application PDF above.
There are five (5) Graduate Citizenship Awards available to Athabasca University graduate students. The awards are valued at $2,000.
For complete eligibility requirements and application procedures, please go here
The goal of the Graduate Student Research Fund (GSRF) is to enable students enrolled in graduate programs at Athabasca University to conduct research that:
- Is of value to the University (that is, relating to the mission of Athabasca University as articulated in the University’s mission statement) – through the Graduate Student Mission Critical Research Fund (GSMCRF);
- Advances disciplinary knowledge – through the Graduate Student Disciplinary Research Fund (GSDRF);
- Funds are also available for dissemination of quality research findings for either mission critical research or disciplinary research.
GSRF Application Guidelines and Application Forms are available at the AU Research Centre website under “Graduate Student Research”