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Werklund School of Education Award for Advancement in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This faculty award recognizes academic merit and activities related to youth or education, demonstrating the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  1. Value and Deadline

    • $4, 700.00
    • April 28th, 2023, at 4.00pm MST
  2. Criteria

    • Award is based on academic merit and activities related to youth or education, demonstrating the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • One award available, which may be offered to an undergraduate student entering any Bachelor of Education pathway in the Werklund School of Education as follows:
      • Four-Year pathways: high school applicants and transfer applicants are eligible to apply as an entrance award
      • Five-Year Concurrent pathway: eligible to apply when entering the EDUC 400-level courses in upcoming Fall term
      • Two-Year pathways: eligible to apply as an entrance award
  3. Application Details

    • A completed cover page, using this template
    • A one-page (maximum 500 words) statement that describes the applicants’ activities related to youth or education, which demonstrate their contributions to the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Up to two letters of reference demonstrating the applicant's contributions
    • The application should be submitted via email, with the above noted components compiled into one document (Microsoft Word or PDF), titled 'yourlastname.yourfirstname_WDEI_2023' (i.e., Smith.John_WDEI_2023) to upe@ucalgary.ca

I am truly honoured to be the recipient of the Werklund School of Education Award for Advancement in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As a pre-service teacher, I am passionate about teaching and creating meaningful change for Indigenous children and youth in my community.

Jeri Asels-Beaulieu

Werklund School of Education Award for Advancement in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Recipient 2021

Werklund Community Engaged Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes academic merit and extra-curricular volunteer activities related to youth or education, demonstrating leadership and community service.

  1. Value and Deadline

    • April 19th, 2023, 4.00pm MST
    • Up to six $20,000.00 scholarships are awarded 
    • Students entering the Four-Year Bachelor of Education:
      • Value: $5,000, renewable in the second, third, and fourth year at the University of Calgary, provided recipient meets renewal criteria
    • Students entering the Education portion (EDUC 400s) of the Concurrent Bachelor of Education:
      • Value: $10,000, renewable in the final year at the University of Calgary, provided recipient meets renewal criteria
    • Students entering their first year of the Two-Year Bachelor of Education After-Degree(s):
      • Value: $10,000, renewable in the final year at the University of Calgary, provided recipient meets renewal criteria
  2. Criteria

    • Awards are based on academic merit and extra-curricular volunteer activities related to youth or education, demonstrating leadership and community service

    Renewal Criteria

    • Four-Year Bachelor of Education recipients must maintain enrolment in the Werklund School of Education, and achieve a minimum GPA of 3.20 based on academic review
    • Concurrent recipients must maintain enrolment in the Werklund School of Education, and achieve a minimum GPA of 3.20 over a minimum 24 units in the previous academic year
    • Two-Year After-Degree recipients must maintain enrolment in the Werklund School of Education, and achieve a minimum GPA of 3.20 over a minimum 24 units in the previous academic year
  3. Application Details

    • A completed cover page, using this template
    • A completed Werklund Community Engaged Leadership Scholarship Volunteer Experience form, using this template
    • A one-page statement that describes how the applicant's unpaid volunteer experience has influenced and informed their thinking about entering the field of education, maximum 500 words
    • A letter of reference from the organization or community group with which the applicant volunteers/volunteered, demonstrating the applicant's contributions and commitment
    • The application should be submitted via email, with the above noted components compiled into one document (Microsoft Word or PDF), titled ‘yourlastname.yourfirstname_WCELS_2023’ (i.e. Smith.John_WCELS_2023) to upe@ucalgary.ca 

My activism within the 2SLGBTQ+ community has always been motivated by a strong desire to provide the support to young people that I did not always have when growing up. This same desire drives me as an educator to make sure all students can reach their full potential. The Werklund Community Engaged Leadership Scholarship is helping me maintain my commitment to volunteerism while I pursue my degree.

Rebecca Holm

Werklund Community Engaged Leadership Scholarship Recipient, 2021

Werklund School of Education French Award

  1. Value and Deadline

    • $1000.00
    • No application required. Eligible students will automatically be considered
  2. Criteria

    • Offered to undergraduate student(s) entering the French teachable subject area of the Bachelor of Education pathways as follows:
      • Two-Year Bachelor of Education After-Degree pathways: eligible as an entrance award
      • Five-Year Concurrent Bachelor of Education pathway: eligible when entering EDUC 400-level courses in upcoming Fall term
    • Academic merit
    • Evidence of interest to teach French as demonstrated to the faculty’s French proficiency interviewer.
  3. Application Details

    • No application is required. Evidence of interest to teach French will be assessed as part of the French proficiency interviews

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