Continuing Undergraduate Scholarships On Schedule

News Staff - Tue Sep 24, 2013

The Registrar's Office at the University of Alberta clarified today that the timing and disbursement of two major awards will occur in this academic year, after confusion earlier this month. Many students —able to apply for these awards in August or September in past years — were frustrated this year as they returned to campus and the scholarship applications were unavailable and listed as "under review" with no information provided as to when they would reopen.

Initial plans indicated that students would not receive funding during this academic year, but fortunately the University has now clarified that this is not the case.

"I'm glad that our best and brightest students will have the opportunity to apply for and receive these important scholarships this year," said Dustin Chelen, Students' Union Vice-President Academic.

"The Registrar's Office has made tremendous efforts to focus on helping students find their way at the University of Alberta, especially with their launch of the service centre called 'Student Connect.' Despite a difficult fiscal environment, the Registrar's Office has made changes that will give future students more notice about the opportunities available while ensuring that current students will still have the access to scholarships that they previously expected."

More information on the timing of awards can be found on the Registrar's site.

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