Application is now open for the President’s Admission Scholarship at the University of Calgary. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.
About the University of Calgary and Scholarship
The University of Calgary, established in 1966, has its roots dating back to the Alberta Normal School established in Calgary in 1905. The Normal School was created to train teachers for primary and secondary schools in the new province. It was later absorbed by the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education in 1945 and operated as a part of its Calgary branch campus, which was initially situated in the west wing of the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art. The Calgary University Committee was formed in 1946 to advocate for separate permanent facilities for the branch campus.
In July 1957, the University of Alberta signed a one-dollar lease with the City of Calgary for 121.4 hectares (300 acres) of land. The branch campus was renamed the “University of Alberta in Calgary” in 1958, and plans for new permanent facilities on the leased land were unveiled. The new campus opened its first permanent facilities in October 1960, including the Arts and Education Building (now the Administration Building) and the Science and Engineering Building (now Science A).
In May 1965, the satellite campus was granted academic and financial autonomy from the University of Alberta. The following year, in April 1966, the institution became an independent university with the passage of the Universities Act by the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The University of Calgary was modeled after American state universities, with a focus on extension work and applied research.
Its governance structure was based on the provincial University of Toronto Act of 1906, which established a bicameral system of university government comprising a senate (faculty) responsible for academic policy and a board of governors (citizens) with exclusive control over financial policy and formal authority in all other matters. The president, appointed by the board, served as a link between the two bodies to provide institutional leadership.
The University of Calgary operates under the governance of a board of governors and a senate, with their roles defined by the Post Secondary Learning Act, a provincial act of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The board of governors is responsible for the university’s conduct, management, and control, including its property, revenues, business, and other affairs. Board members include the university’s chancellor, the president, two alumni nominated by the alumni association, a member of the university senate, and nine members from the general public, along with three students and three staff members nominated by their respective associations.
The University of Calgary has achieved notable rankings in various post-secondary rankings. In the 2024 QS World University Rankings, the university was ranked 182nd globally and eighth in Canada. In the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities, it ranked between 151st and 200th in the world and 7th to 8th in Canada.
One of the annual scholarships offered by the university is the President’s Admission Scholarship, available to undergraduate students from any faculty who are entering their first year directly from high school.
Details about the President’s Admission Scholarship at the University of Calgary:
Scholarship Sponsor: University of Calgary, Canada
Scholarship Value: $5,000
Number of awards: N/A
Study level: Undergraduate
Host Institution(s): University of Calgary, Canada
Eligibility Criteria for President’s Admission Scholarship
Applicants are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be qualified for the President’s Admission Scholarship at the University of Calgary:
- Based on an undergraduate admissions office-calculated final high school GPA of 95.00% or above.
Application Process for President’s Admission Scholarship
Awards for Automatic Admission: No application is needed. You can also visit the official website for further details.
The Submission Deadline is: Not Specified