Awards



The GSA currently offers the following awards:

*If you have any questions, please: Contact the GSA Awards Committee Chair at awards.gsa@ucalgary.ca 

Click the button below to submit your application form(s).

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GSA GRADUATE CITIZENSHIP AWARD

Note: This award is provided by the GSA as a replacement to the Alberta Graduate Citizenship Award. 

This intake is now closed. 

Intake Period

Sept 8 - 25, 2020

Questions?

Contact Awards Committee at awards.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Intake opens: Sept 8, 2020

Deadline September 25, 2020 4:00 PM MT

The GSA Graduate Citizenship Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and leadership to their community.

Please note that all graduate students are eligible to apply regardless of citizenship status (citizens, permanent residents, students on a study permit etc.). Individual awards are granted in the amount of $2,000 and 20 such awards are available to the UCalgary graduate students.

The GSA Awards Committee will choose the 20 top applications. These applications will then be sent to the GSA Board of Directors for final approval.

Late, partial, or incomplete applications will NOT be accepted for review. Submit only when your application is COMPLETE.

Please review the Terms of Reference for submission requirements. Everything must be submitted as ONE document, including the reference letter.

Submission MUST include (in one PDF document): complete application form, confirmation of enrollment, one reference form (see file to the right).

If you have any questions, please Review the Terms of Reference before contacting awards.gsa@ucalgary.ca.

Download the application information below. When complete, submit a SINGLE PDF copy of your application + supporting documents by clicking the Submit Application button above:

** If possible, please “flatten” your PDF file before submitting the application package.

(ALL materials have been updated for the 2020 intake. You must use the current 2020 documents and forms.)


Excellence Awards

January 18 – February 1, 2021

Intake Deadline: February 1,  2021 4:00 pm MT 

Every year, the GSA presents Excellence awards to support administration staff, supervisors, research assistants and teaching assistants who have gone above and beyond their job descriptions to help and support graduate students.

If you have questions, please contact awards.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Download the application information below. Submit a single pdf copy of your application by clicking the link at the top of this page:


GSA Leadership Award

January 18 – February 1, 2021

Intake Deadline: February 1,  2021 4:00 pm MT 

The GSA will be awarding one GSA Leadership Scholarship (valued at $5000) to a graduate student (registered full-time in a graduate program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies) who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and involvement in the university community.

If you have questions, please contact the Vice President Academic at vpa.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Download the application information below. Submit a single pdf copy of your application by clicking the link at the top of this page:


GSA EMERGING LEADER AWARD

January 18 – February 1, 2021

Intake Deadline: February 1,  2021 4:00 pm MT 

This scholarship, valued at $2000 and awarded to one student, was established by the Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Calgary (GSA) in recognition of newly-admitted students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership potential, and involvement in the Calgary community within the first year of their studies.

If you have questions please contact the Vice President Academic at vpa.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Download the application information below. Submit a single pdf copy of your application by clicking the link at the top of this page


GSA Sustainability Award

Applications are available through the Sustainability Office’s website

Applications/nominations accepted until – TBD for 2021

The Graduate Student Sustainability Award recognizes exceptional graduate students who are leading initiatives that make positive contributions towards the sustainable future of UCalgary and our world. These initiative(s) may be curricular or co‐curricular in nature, but must make a measurable impact on environmental, economic and/or social wellbeing.

This award is a joint initiative with the University of Calgary. The winner will be announced at the Sustainability Awards and recognized at the GSA Awards.

The $1,500 award value is funded by the GSA ($1,250) and the Sustainability Office ($250). The winner will receive a joint-award from the GSA and the Sustainability Office.

You can nominate individual or a group of graduate students. You can also nominate yourself.

Questions can be sent to vpfs.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Review information about this award and submit your application by following this link:


Graduate Representative Council Initiative Award

January 18 – February 1, 2021

Intake Deadline: February 1,  2021 4:00 pm MT 

This award was established by the Graduate Representative Council and funded by the Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Calgary (GSA) in recognition of students who have demonstrated initiative in improving the graduate student experience for graduate students at the University of Calgary. This award is not meant to fund an initiative, but rather recognize individuals who have created an initiative which benefits the graduate community at the University of Calgary.

Open to students registered in a graduate program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies who are in good standing in their program. GSA Committee Chairs who completed an initiative under the purview of their role as a committee chair are not eligible.

Questions can be sent to awards.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Download the application information below. Submit a single pdf copy of your application by clicking the link at the top of this page