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- Apr 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for June
- May 9: AUSU Council Meeting
- May 10: Deadline to register in a course starting June 1
- May 15: June degree requirements deadline
- June 7-8: Athabasca University Convocation
AUSU Awards & Bursaries!
Applications are now being accepted for AUSU’s May Awards cycle – less than 2 weeks left to apply! Each of these awards and bursaries are worth $1000 each. Applications are easy to fill out online.
Academic Achievement Awards: For students who have achieved academic excellence.
AUSU Bursaries: For students in financial need and/or with exceptional circumstances.
Balanced Student Awards: For students who balance multiple commitments in addition to studies.
Returning Student Awards: For students who have returned to studies after a long break.
Student Volunteer Awards: For students who contribute to their community.
#igo2AU Awards: Open to all undergraduate students to celebrate diversity at AU.
Find out more or apply online here.
Deadline: May 1, 2019 at Midnight MT
Note: We also have numerous year-round bursaries available that members can apply for anytime!
Federal Budget Wins for Post-Secondary Students!
As part of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, AUSU worked on many advocacy initiatives during 2018 to improve post-secondary education for students in Canada. Here are some of the WINS from the 2019 federal budget:
- Student Loan interest rates will be lowered
- New graduates will be given a 6-month interest-free grace period after graduation
- Grants for students with permanent disabilities increased to $20,000/year (up from $8,000)
- Renewed funding for First Nations student financial aid
- Eligibility for Severed Permanent Disabilities Benefit is being expanded
- Post-Secondary Programming options are to be expanded with a new Arctic University
- The Government will partner with businesses to create more work opportunities for students
- Hundreds of new research scholarship awards for students