COVID-19’s presence continues to be felt on campus.

COVID-19 relief bursary helps students

April 16, 2020

MacEwan University understands that the COVID-19 pandemic is a trying time for all students and Albertans. We have heard from many MacEwan students about their challenges — loss of jobs, inability to find summer employment, food security issues, inability to pay rent, mental health concerns and so much more. To help ease some of the financial burden, MacEwan has established the new COVID-19 Relief Bursary for its students.

To apply for the COVID-19 Relief Bursary or to find out if you qualify, navigate to the Financial Aid tile in myStudentSystem at

“MacEwan is proud of the many ways that we support student success. We also understand the need to provide additional support measures during this unprecedented period,” says Kevin Fitzgerald, associate vice-president, Alumni and Development. “This fund will help to alleviate short-term financial hardships for many of our students.”

The COVID-19 Relief Bursary is made possible through the generosity of donors and by redirecting unspent funds from scholarships, awards and bursaries. The bursary will support qualified full-time students based on financial need, while funds allow.

The deadline to apply is April 30. Recipients will receive funds three weeks after the application deadline.

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Thank you to the many people who have inquired about contributing to this bursary. For information on how to donate, visit or contact Thank you for your support.

Learn more.

Q. How do I know if I’m eligible for this bursary?

Review the bursary criteria at — search for “COVID bursary.”

Q. If I don’t qualify for this bursary, how can I get financial support?

If your financial struggles are related to COVID-19, we encourage you to check out these resources:

Q. What is happening with the Winter term scholarships, awards and bursaries?

The Winter scholarships, awards and bursaries are being processed and remain unaffected by COVID-19 activities and the addition of this new bursary.


For all other student financial aid inquiries, please contact Student Financial Aid.


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