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Which entrance award best suits you?

From the do-gooder to the scholar, there’s an entrance award for just about everyone.

Whether you’re finishing high school or looking to switch career paths, now is the perfect opportunity to start planning what’s next — and how to pay for it.

We offer more than $5 million in scholarships and bursaries to students in almost every program. Find your personality type below and check out just some of the awards you can apply for before you start at SAIT.

For the go-getter.

You have a vision of where you want to go but need a little help getting there. Thanks to the generosity of Calgary philanthropist David Bissett, you could receive a full ride.

We’re talking full tuition and mandatory fees. Does it get any better?

Bissett Bursary Program

Value: cost of tuition and mandatory SAIT fees | Number available: up to 20

Renewal available

Criteria:

  • career planning in place
  • academic achievement
  • financial need
  • community involvement

Deadline: apply any time

For the scholar.

You’ve worked hard and kept your grades up. Treat yourself — apply for awards recognizing high academic achievement.

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

Value: $4,000 | Number available: one

Possible renewal for three years for an additional $3,500 annually

Criteria:

  • entering a diploma, applied degree or degree program
  • for a recent high school graduate (no longer than 18 months between graduation and SAIT enrolment)
  • financial need
  • academic achievement of 75% based on prerequisite marks
  • community involvement
  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant

Deadline: July 15

The TD Bank Group

Value: $1,000 | Number available: nine

Possible renewal for three years for an additional $3,500 annually

Criteria:

  • entering the Bachelor of Business Administration program in the School of Business
  • academic achievement (75% or higher)
  • community involvement

Deadline: July 15

For the do-gooder.

You’re an advocate for change and a force for good. Leverage your community involvement to kick-start your career.

Alberta Advanced Education and Technology

Value: $5,000 | Number available: four

Possible renewal for three years for an additional $3,500 annually

Criteria:

  • entering one of the following programs: Automated Systems Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems, Bachelor of Applied Technology Information Systems, Broadcast Systems Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Information Technology, Object-Oriented Software Developer
  • academic merit
  • leadership through community involvement
  • may study at SAIT or at distance delivery sites within Canada

Process:

  • in the event of a tie, financial need will be considered

Deadline: July 15

Carthy Foundation

Value: $5,000 | Number available: four

Possible renewal for three years for an additional $3,500 annually

Criteria:

  • entering one of the following programs: Administrative Information Management, Bachelor of Applied Technology Information Systems, Baking and Pastry Arts, Broadcast Systems Technology, Business Administration, Dental Assisting, Emergency Medical Technology – Paramedic, Film and Video Production, Graphic Communication and Print Technology, Health Information Management, Hospitality Management, Journalism, Legal Assistant, Library Information Technology, New Media Production and Design, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles, Professional Cooking, Radio Television and Broadcast News, Respiratory Therapy, Travel and Tourism
  • academic achievement
  • financial need
  • leadership/community involvement

Deadline: July 15

For the multi-tasker.

Looking to juggle school with your current employment or parenthood? There are awards to help you do that.

Olympia Trust Value

Value: $3,000 | Number available: one

Criteria:

  • for a student entering the Business Administration program in the School of Business
  • financial need
  • academic achievement
  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  • preference given to a student currently employed (full- or part-time). Please provide a letter of reference from your employer to the Student Awards office in Heritage Hall room AA113.

Deadline: July 15

Esmail Bharwani

Funded by: Esmail Safana Farzana Fayaz Bharwani Foundation

Value: $930 | Number available: four

Criteria:

  • financial need
  • academic achievement
  • two awards for students entering the Bachelor of Business Administration program:
    • one for a single parent
    • one for a mature student demonstrating career discovery
  • two awards for students entering any full-time program in the School of Health and Public Safety:
    • one for a student demonstrating community involvement with preference for a student employed or recently employed with a not-for-profit organization
    • one for a mature student demonstrating career discovery

Deadline: July 15

For the female trailblazer.

You’re breaking down traditional gender roles and setting your course for success. Apply for a financial boost to help you get there.

WXN Inspiring Leader

Value: $5,000 | Number available: one

Criteria:

  • entering one of the following programs: Mechanical Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Applied Technology, Petroleum Engineering or Chemical Engineering
  • leadership and community involvement
  • academic achievement in prerequisite subjects
  • financial need
  • female student

Deadline: July 15

Caldwell Family Award

Value: $1,200 | Number available: one

Criteria:

  • entering the Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Engineering Technology or Power Engineer Technology programs
  • financial need
  • academic achievement in prerequisite subjects required for admission
  • female student

Deadline: July 15

 

Find an award that speaks to you. Visit SAIT’s 2020/21 Entrance Awards Guide to browse scholarships and bursaries.

Award applications open May 1, 2020. Visit sait.ca for application tips, step-by-step instructions and additional support.


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