Get That Money!

By University of Lethbridge Modified on February 18, 2019

Three tips for scholarship success


Your post-secondary education is an investment in your future. Tuition, books, supplies and even living expenses can quickly add up but there are things you can do to offset these costs. Researching and applying for scholarships may take time, but the payoff can be worth the effort!

Here are a few tips to help you in your search for free money:

Do your research. Individual institutions offer their own awards with a range of different criteria, For example, uLethbridge offers a number of scholarships and awards based on academic performance, and others on factors like financial need, leadership potential, community involvement, work experience, artistic ability and athletic skill. Read up on the awards available and find the ones that work best for you. You can also look for federal, provincial or private awards. Check some of these resources for other scholarships, bursaries, grants and student awards you maybe eligible for.

Get organized. Take the time to make a schedule of key deadline, pull together all the documents you need to apply and read each awards criteria carefully. If you need to provide an essay as part of your application, make sure you build in enough time to write it. And don’t forget to account for the time to review your application to catch any typos or grammatical errors.

Apply, apply, apply! Every year in Canada, millions of dollars in scholarships and bursaries go unclaimed because students just don’t apply. So simply investing the time to apply can pay off in a big way.

If you have questions about uLethbridge awards, programs, important deadlines and admission requirements, check out our website or

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