How to Apply

You can search the scholarships, awards and bursaries to see what you may be eligible for. You will also be notified within myStudentSystem when awards you may be eligible for are open for application.

MacEwan scholarships, awards and bursaries

Whenever an application is open, students can apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries through myStudentSystem. The details page for the award will indicate if you have to apply through myStudentSystem.

To apply through myStudentSystem: 

  1. Launch myStudentSystem
  2. Go to Your To Do List
  3. Click on the Application link and follow the steps to apply

Application links will only appear when applications are open.

Awards Application Summary

The Awards Application Summary allows students to update and view the status of current applications, and view previous terms and applications.

To View your Application Summary: 

  1. Launch myStudentSystem
  2. Click on Other Financial in the Finances Section
  3. Select Awards Application Summary
  4. Click on the year and term you want to view
  5. View the status of the Awards you applied for

Awards from external organizations

Some scholarships, awards or bursaries are provided by external organizations. The details page for these awards will include a link to the external organization website for information on how to apply.

Awards that need no application

Some awards are decided by nomination and the student does not need to apply. This information is indicated on the details page of the award.

Definitions of awards


Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance. Students must take at least 80 per cent of a full course load (usually four courses). Most scholarships do not require an application.


Awards are based on criteria such as volunteerism or leadership, and may also include academic achievement or other criteria. Students must typically be in at least 60 per cent of a full course load (usually three courses).


Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and may include other criteria such as volunteerism or residency. Students must typically be in at least 60 per cent of a full course load (usually three courses).