Student Awards

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

Outstanding Distinction Awards

Award Value: $1,125   /   Deadline: October 15

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.

    

Nomination Form: Nomination Form 2018

There are five (5) Outstanding Distinction Awards available to both AU graduate students and staff each year, which are awarded in November. 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.


Graduate Citizenship Award

Graduate Citizenship Award

Award Value: $2,000 / Deadline October 15

The Graduate Citizenship Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and leadership to fellow students and their community.

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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


Graduate Student Research Fund

Graduate Student Research Fund

Deadlines: February 10th, May 10th, and October 10th

Mission critical and disciplinary categories of research awards are available to graduate student’s under Athabasca University’s Graduate Student Research Fund program.

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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


Give us a shout if you need assistance with information regarding awards you may be eligible for.