Deciding to go to University is a great decision but also an expensive one for some. The great thing about the University of Lethbridge is that they offer all sorts of scholarship awards, grants and bursaries for their students to help cut down the cost of tuition fees.
When it comes to scholarships, grants and bursaries, there are tons of available awards that University of Lethbridge offers. You can check out the main website here to see the list of available awards each year and apply to as much as you can.
One thing to remember when it comes to applying for a scholarship or bursary is that the awards you apply for can vary depending on your eligibility for each one of them. At the University of Lethbridge, there are 5 main types of awards criteria for students that you can check out before or when you apply to the school:
- Grade 11 Merit
For this type of award, they calculate what you could win based on your Grade 11 average. If you have an average that is 80% and higher, you can get $800 and if you have an average that’s around 75% to 79.9%, you can be eligible for $500
- Board of Governors’ Admission
For this award, you can be eligible for it if you have applied for admission to the University of Lethbridge and you must have a final admission average of 80% or higher
- High School Awards
For the high school awards, the requirements of eligibility may depend per award that is available. Some eligibility criteria may include: academic achievement, financial need, leadership ability, volunteer experience, artistic ability and reference letters.
- Transfer Awards
For the transfer awards, the requirements of eligibility may depend per award that is available. Some eligibility criteria may include: academic achievement, financial need, leadership ability, volunteer experience, artistic ability and reference letters.
- Undergraduate Awards
For the undergraduate awards, the requirements of eligibility may depend per award that is available. Some eligibility criteria may include: academic achievement, financial need, leadership ability, volunteer experience, artistic ability and reference letters.
Basically, the main thing about these awards eligibility criteria is that you are eligible for awards if you are either:
A student entering the University of Lethbridge from high school
A student transfer from another university going into the University of Lethbridge
A Continuing student at the University of Lethbridge.
A common question from students about these awards that they can receive is: how will my awards be disbursed to me? At the University of Lethbridge, awards can be disbursed a few different ways/ Once you are granted a scholarship, bursary or any other type of award, the school often takes what they need at first and puts it directly towards your tuition and fees right away so that you don’t have to worry about it. Once that is done and there is leftover award money for you, they can either
Leave your leftover awards on your student account so that it can automatically cover future tuition and fees.
They can mail you a cheque and you would have to send an email to the cash office to request that these other funds be mailed to you directly.
You can make things easier and arrange for direct deposit where the school can directly deposit and extra funds to you straight to your bank account
The last option is an in-person direct deposit where you’d have to go visit the Cash Office itself in person and claim your funds that way.
If you want to know about other financial options, the University of Lethbridge provides its students with a ton of financial resources to ensure that every type of student gets the help that they need in order to make University something more affordable.
First thing’s first, the University of Lethbridge is located in Alberta and so if you need to apply for student loans and any other possible Alberta-wide bursaries and grants, be sure to check out Student Aid Alberta and apply through there! With this also comes another important website which is the National Student Loans Service Centre. This website is where you can get information about how you can get Canada-wide grants and Canada-wide student aid information.
If you’re looking for further information on financial aid resources that the University of Lethbridge offers, visit their specific webpage under their Scholarships and Student Finance website or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t find the specific information you’re looking for.