BY HIEN NGUYEN
Along with scholarships, grants and awards have always been a kind of motivation for students in every stage of their learning journey. After a long time working hard to prove yourself, receiving an award or getting a grant can help acknowledge your hard efforts. How can you get one? The answer is being an early bird. Let’s take a glance at the Augustana Student Association (ASA) website so they can lead you to what you want.
If you are on your way to pursue grants, there is some good news for you. The Students’ Association provides annual funds for those who can demonstrate their potential in academic performance, educational, or other extracurricular activities.
There are four specific criteria the ASA Grant Committee will consider funding for you:
- Your activity should have a positive impact on students’ experience through extracurricular, education endeavors, or through student initiatives.
- Each university has distinguishable images. What do you think about our Augustana Campus reputation as a part of Alberta? Describe how the activity influences the university’s image as an outstanding institution.
- How the activity allows Augustana students to maximize their university experience.
- Finally, why do you believe that this activity will be a chance for students to better themselves and the wider community?
Am I eligible?
The ASA requires applicants to meet all these following conditions when considering their applications:
- Being enrolled as a student at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus
- You must prove your commitment to finance the activity. How long will it take you to run this activity? Are you able to keep things on track?
- You are required to show a cost breakdown and financial need. What is your plan after receiving this grant? How will you separate this amount efficiently?
- You must have only applied once per granting session.
What is expected?
- You must provide proof of enrolment or registration for the endeavour prior to receiving any grant funding.
- Successful applicants shall only receive funding after providing a report on the endeavour. You have worked hard because you know success does not come overnight. Now it is the time to convince them that you are the deserved one.
- All reports must be submitted to the committee chairperson no later than 30 days after the endeavour has concluded.
Don’t forget the Grants Deadlines:
November 23, 2018
February 8, 2019
March 1, 2019
Every year, the Student Association provides several financial awards. The Financial Need award is $2,000 and administered by the university. The Lone Parent Bursary is up to $2,000, depending on the number of applicants. There are also four Leadership Awards worth $500 each available. These are given out annually at the Spring Leadership Reception. Anyone who makes efforts and contribution to the Augustana Community is eligible to compete for their slots. Recipients are chosen by a committee.
ASA Sponsored Leadership Awards
Award categories include the Betty Ostenrud Award – Faculty, Betty Ostenrud Award – Staff, Heather Huber Memorial Award – Student, Best New Club, Most Improved Club, and Best Overall Club. They are given out at the same time as other awards in the Leadership Reception in April.
Above is some general information that you may find helpful. Please notice that Applications must be handed into the ASA Main Office located in the Forum Lower Level, L1-010. For more specific information, contact the ASA email email@example.com.