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

Students can apply for most 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. Log in to
  2. Launch MyStudentSystem
  3. Go to Your To Do List
  4. Click on the Application link and follow the steps to apply

Awards Application Summary

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

To View your Application Summary:

  1. Log in to
  2. Launch MyStudentSystem
  3. Click on Other Financial in the Finances Section
  4. Select Awards Application Summary
  5. Click on the year you want to view
  6. 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 80 per cent of a full course load (usually four courses). Most scholarships do not require an application form.


Awards are based on criteria such as volunteerism or leadership, and may include but are not limited to academic achievement or financial need. Students must be in 60 per cent of a full course load (usually three courses).


Bursaries are awarded based on financial need and do not need to be repaid. Students must be in 60 per cent of a full course load (usually three courses). Apply in the first two weeks of October and again in the first three weeks of January.