GIVING

Priorities

Our students are driven, passionate and have a desire to learn. Your gift can remove barriers to success by providing students with the financial support they need to go to university.

Your donation gives our students the support they need, when they need it.

Special Projects

Griff 1971 Fund

Passionate about athletics? The MacEwan Griffins aim to create a top-tier athletics program that includes the resources our student-athletes need to be high-performance, competitive university teams. Supporting the MacEwan Griffins means funding a wide variety of priorities such as equipment, scholarships, uniforms and travel. By championing athletics, we relieve the strain on our student-athletes while they manage the demands of university academics, varsity sport and university life.

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Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

MacEwan Foundation Bursary

The MacEwan Foundation Bursaries are designed to support any student who demonstrates financial need. This is a great option if you want to make sure students from all faculties, programs and backgrounds have access to the MacEwan experience. MacEwan receives thousands of applicants for these 24 bursaries every year and that number continues to grow as students manage the pandemic and their studies. Your contribution will increase the number of students supported by supplementing the endowment’s annual revenue.

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Elder Jerry Wood Award

The award’s namesake, Elder Jerry Wood, was a beloved spiritual leader, mentor, teacher and friend to students, staff, faculty, alumni and community supporters of MacEwan University. Elder Jerry was a compassionate and gentle man who shared his spiritual wisdom through all his teachings.

The Elder Jerry Wood Award recognizes students with Indigenous ancestry who are connected to the community and have demonstrated a commitment to being cultural helpers. These $500 awards support full-time continuing students in good academic standing. There is a high demand for this award and you have the opportunity to increase the number of culture-building students who receive this critical support.

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Hayley Jayne Richman Memorial Award

The Hayley Jayne Richman Memorial Award recognizes a LGBTQ2S+ student who has made a significant, positive impact on the LGBTQ2S+ community. The award is also open to students who are allies of the LGBTQ2S+ community or have LGBTQ2S+ parents. The award’s namesake was an active member of the campus community and came from a long line of MacEwan alumni.

This $1,000 award is one of the most in demand at MacEwan with hundreds of inspirational applications for one annual award. Your support will help grow this endowment to increase the value and/or number of awards offered to these community builders on campus.

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MacEwan Adversity Bursary

This new bursary supports any MacEwan student who has faced adversity to continue their education. When you support the MacEwan Adversity Bursary, you are giving a helping hand to a student who has worked to overcome significant obstacles and is continuing to demonstrate resilience in pursuit of their education. Obstacles may include but are not limited to struggling with mental health; battling an ailment, sickness or disease; overcoming a learning disability; or family commitments/circumstances. In a survey conducted at MacEwan University in 2019/20, students reported the following factors affecting their individual academic performance: Anxiety 43.9%, Depression 31.9%, Sleep difficulties 37.6%, Stress 51.9%, Finances 13.3%. Your contribution will provide additional bursaries for these enduring students.

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MacEwan Childcare Award

Approximately 8% of MacEwan students are parents – that’s over 1,500 students who are looking out for the needs of their own children while trying to create a better future for themselves and their families. This $1,000 award improves access and retention for students with childcare needs. You can relieve the pressure on these students’ time and finances to allow them to continue and thrive in their pursuit of an education. Your support will increase the number of students who receive this award.

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MacEwan University Alumni Awards

MacEwan alumni do amazing things, including supporting the next generation of inquisitive minds. This endowment provides funding for three awards, so when you give to the alumni endowment you get a three in one!

Future Alumni Award: Recognizes MacEwan University students in their final year of study who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment and valuable contribution to the university community throughout their post-secondary experience.

Graduate or Professional Studies Award: Supports students pursuing full-time and professional studies after having successfully completed an undergraduate degree program at MacEwan University.

Legacy Award: Designed to encourage post-secondary education spanning generations, this award supports the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of MacEwan University alumni.

Your donation will grow the endowment and increase the value of these awards for years to come.

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MacEwan Chancellor Scholarship Series (Domestic)

Domestic students entering a degree program directly from high school are eligible for an entrance scholarship based on the program they have selected and their admission average over 80%. Supporting this scholarship rewards students on their academic achievement and provides financial resources so they can continue their education.

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MacEwan Chancellor Scholarship Series (International)

The Chancellor’s Scholarship Series rewards the best and brightest coming to MacEwan. Supporting this scholarship rewards students on their academic achievement and provides financial resources so they can continue their education. It offsets the costs of tuition so students are able to pay for the essentials of student life such as books, rent and food, thereby reducing stress and allowing them to focus on their studies.

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United Way at MacEwan Dare to Dream Bursary

Dare to Dream is an innovative solution to the gap between high school and post-secondary support. Presented by the United Way Committee at MacEwan University, this bursary supports a student entering MacEwan with preference given to students who participated in the United Way’s All In For Youth program. All In For Youth brings together local services to help address the complex needs of inner city children and this bursary helps extend that support through to post secondary. Supporting this fund allows you to increase the value and/or number of bursaries distributed to MacEwan students.

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Create a new scholarship or bursary
Establish a new scholarship or bursary to support students with specific needs. With your help we can attract strong students, reward them for their hard work and help those who need financial support.
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It takes away some of the financial stress that comes with being a student and will go a long way in allowing me to focus more of my time and energy towards being the best student—and student athlete—I can be.
RYAN BENN, FOURTH-YEAR BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES
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