AUSU Update

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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

Find out more about the 2019 Federal Budget Wins on the CASA website here.