🚨 Our online student awards application for the 2023/24 academic year is now open!

The Spring entrance awards application is open for students starting their program in May 2024. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2024. 

Fall and Winter Entrance award recipients have been selected and notified. 

Award categories

SAIT offers more than 4,300 awards to our students. Most awards fall under one of these four categories:

  • Entrance: Entrance awards are for students who are beginning a program. Some awards are for students in a specific program, and others are open to students in any program. Entrance awards are available for students starting in Fall, Winter, or Spring.  
  • General: Awards not linked to a specific academic school are called general awards. In most cases, any student in any program who completes the online application will be considered if they meet the criteria.
  • School-specific: These awards are designated to a specific SAIT academic school and program(s). They take the form of bursaries, scholarships, or prizes.
  • Government funded: These awards are issued directly by the Alberta government, and details can be found by visiting studentaid.alberta.ca.

Awards for SAIT alumni

Awards are available to qualifying graduates returning to SAIT to take a part-time or full-time credit program or a continuing education course.

Financial aid for SAIT alumni

How to apply

If you are enrolled at SAIT as a continuous, full-time student or apprentice (taking nine or more course credits each semester), you may be eligible to complete an online award application. 

Each SAIT award has a list of requirements called criteria. If you meet these criteria, you can apply for that award.

If you are a citizen of a country other than Canada and have been accepted at SAIT on a student visa, you may also be eligible.

To collect a SAIT award, you must have a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) or an Individual Tax Number (ITN.) 

Applications are accessible through your mySAIT student account and are only accepted online.

A step-by-step guide to applying

Frequently asked questions

Some awards require that you submit supporting documentation

In the document submission form, you will be asked for your name, SAIT student ID, preferred email address, and the name of the program you are taking. You will be able to submit multiple documents at one time.

Simply select the document type, then attach the document to upload. Click Add and select the next document type and attach the document then continue until all your supplemental documentation is uploaded.

Be sure to submit your form. You will see the submit button below the FOIP statement.

You should receive a confirmation email from the Student Awards office when your documents have been received.

International students who are citizens from any country other than Canada and who have been accepted at SAIT on a student visa are eligible for SAIT student awards.

However, an international student must have either a Social Insurance Number (SIN) or an Individual Tax Number (ITN) to collect the award.

International students should contact the International Centre for details and assistance. 

The Alumni and Development office will notify students selected for awards approximately four months after the application deadline.

Recipients will receive an email or phone call with information about your award and how to collect the funds or prize.

Effective Jan. 22, 2021 award, bursary and emergency funding payments will be issued by email money transfer (e-Transfer) directly to the student. E-Transfers are a fast and convenient way to receive a payment within the security of your online or mobile banking service.

Watch your SAIT email

After your award, bursary or emergency funding has been processed, you'll receive an email to your SAIT email address (firstname.lastname@edu.sait.ca). This first email is to advise you payment has been initiated by SAIT. The email will come from PayMyTuition.

Domestic students will receive a second email to let you know when payment is coming. Once you receive the second email, you can expect a third email with the actual e-Transfer link from Interac within 24 hours.

International students will receive a second email requesting banking information.

If you're unsure what your SAIT email address is, you can find out by logging into mySAIT and selecting Personal Information on the mySAIT tab. If you don't have a SAIT email address on file, you'll receive these notifications via the preferred email address you have provided.

Access your payment

Follow the instructions in the email.  

Domestic students will need a password to access the payment: 

  • after you receive the email from Interac, login to mySAIT 
  • Click on the myStudent tab 
  • Click on Finance Information 
  • Click on the link within the Collect Refund, Award, Bursary or Emergency Funding section 
  • The Refund Authorization ID is the password referenced in the  Interac email 

International students will need to click on the link in the email and enter their banking information to access the e-Transfer payment. Follow the instructions provided in the email from PayMyTuition. Payments will be issued in Canadian dollars. 

Email reminders

Up to eight email reminders will be sent to advise an e-Transfer payment is available. After the eighth email reminder, the payment will be cancelled or reissued.   

Transaction limits

If an award, bursary, or emergency funding payment exceeds $10,000, the payment will be distributed over multiple transfers in $10,000 increments. For example, if the total payment is $25,000, three e-Transfers will be issued over three 24-hour periods, and each transfer will have a unique Refund Authorization ID. 

Where do I find my password for my e-Transfer?

  • After you receive the email from Interac, login to mySAIT
  • Click on the myStudent tab
  • Click on Finance information
  • Click on the link within the Collect Refund, Award, Bursary or Emergency Funding section.
  • The Refund Authorization ID is the password referenced in the Interac email.

If you're an international student, you don't need a password.

What if I don't know my SAIT email address?

If you're unsure what your SAIT email address is, you can find out by logging into mySAIT and selecting Personal Information on the mySAIT tab.

If you don't have a SAIT email address on file, the e-Transfer will be sent to the preferred email address you have provided.

Who will the e-Transfer payment email come from?

Domestic students will receive email notifications from PayMyTuition and the actual e-Transfer payment email from Interac.

International students will receive emails from PayMyTuition.

Scholarships and bursaries are generally not taxable and are not reported as income on your tax return.

In February each year, SAIT will issue a T4A that will be available on your mySAIT student account. You will also need to complete the T2202A tax form (Tuition and Enrolment Certificate), which can also be accessed on mySAIT.

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Directory

Search and filter for scholarships and bursaries you may qualify for in our award directory.

Search for awards

Make a gift to student awards

Investments made by individual SAIT alumni and friends, associations, businesses, foundations and other organizations have helped countless students attend SAIT and achieve their goals. Our student awards are funded on an annual basis as well as through professionally managed endowments.

If you wish to donate to an existing award, conveniently donate online.

Select 'other' from the menu and enter the award name in the text box next to 'tell us how to direct your gift.'

If you would like to establish a new award, please contact:

Anthony Salekin, Associate Director, Development
Phone: 403.284.7046


Student Awards

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