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To help pay for your education at Capilano University, you can apply for scholarships, bursaries and awards.

CapU offers a number of scholarships, bursaries and awards — this is free money that you don’t have to pay back — find out more about what we can offer you below. 

Types of awards and eligibility criteria

Scholarships are given to students for academic achievement. Some scholarships also look at a combination of top marks, extra-curricular activities or other special achievements.

If you’re an international student, visit Funding for International Students for more information.

The following minimum eligibility criteria applies to all scholarships administered by Financial Aid & Awards at Capilano University, unless otherwise specified:

  1. Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Landed Immigrant
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 at Capilano University
  3. Completion of a minimum of 9 credits at the 100-level or higher at Capilano University 2 3 
  4. Current enrolment in a minimum of 9 credits at the 100-level or higher at Capilano University 3 

1 80% admission GPA for entrance awards, unless otherwise specified.

2 Not applicable for entrance awards.

3 Six credits for students registered with Accessibility Services at Capilano University. 

Awards are given based on a combination of top marks, athletic achievement, extra-curricular activities or other special achievements, and sometimes are also based on financial need.

If you’re an international student, visit Funding for International Students for more information.

Minimum eligibility criteria applies to all awards administered by Financial Aid and Awards at Capilano University, unless otherwise specified:

  1. Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Landed Immigrant
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 at Capilano University1 
  3. Completion of a minimum of 9 credits at the 100-level or higher at Capilano University 2, 3 
  4. Current enrolment in a minimum of 9 credits at the 100-level or higher at Capilano University 3 
  5. Demonstration of financial need (where applicable) as assessed by Financial Aid and Awards

1 70% admission GPA for entrance awards, unless otherwise specified.

2 Not applicable for entrance awards.

3 Six credits for students registered with Accessibility Services at Capilano University.

Bursaries are given based on financial need and are available to domestic full-time and part-time students.

Minimum eligibility criteria applies to all bursaries administered by Financial Aid and Awards at Capilano University, unless otherwise specified:

  1. Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Landed Immigrant
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 at Capilano University1
  3. Completion of a minimum of 9 credits at the 100-level or higher at Capilano University 2, 3
  4. Current enrolment in a minimum of 9 credits at the 100-level or higher at Capilano University 3
  5. Demonstration of financial need, as assessed by Financial Aid and Awards 

1 70% admission GPA for entrance awards, unless otherwise specified.

2 Not applicable for entrance awards.

3 Six credits for students registered with Accessibility Services at Capilano University.

If this is your first term studying at CapU, you may be eligible to receive the First Term Bursary for new students who demonstrate financial need.

Minimum eligibility criteria:

  1. Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Landed Immigrant
  2. Current enrolment in a minimum of nine credits at the 100-level or higher in your first term of study at Capilano University 
  3. Demonstration of financial need, as assessed by Financial Aid and Awards

1 Six credits for students registered with Accessibility Services at Capilano University.

What can I apply for?

Entrance awards

If you’re applying to CapU as a new student, apply for our entrance awards. Funding your university education is just one step away!

Term-based scholarships, bursaries & awards

If this is your first term you may be eligible to receive the First Term Bursary. If you are returning to your studies at CapU, one online application could put you in the running for 250+ awards.

Learn more about term-based scholarships, bursaries & awards for and be sure to apply every term.

Scholarships & awards for International Students

If you’re coming to CapU from another country, you may still be eligible for scholarships or awards. Learn more about our awards for international students.

External awards

Many other organizations not connected to CapU offer awards as well. We have information on a wide range of external awards you could explore.

Emergency funding

If you’re facing unexpected financial distress or you’ve had a major change in your finances, CapU may be able to offer you emergency funding.

Saying thank you

All CapU awards are only possible because of our generous donors. Telling a donor how much you appreciate their contribution to your education at Capilano University is the best thank-you that they can receive.

Be creative! Express your thanks in a letter, card, photos of your work, link to your online portfolio, etc.

We’ve created a Letter of Thank-you template (docx) to make it easy for you to write thank-you letters, but feel free to express your gratitude in your own way. You can address your thank-you to Financial Aid and Awards at finaid@capilanou.ca and we’ll make sure it gets to the people who funded your award.

We suggest you send your thank-you within three weeks of learning you’re getting an award to finaid@capilanou.ca.

The fine print

All submitted award applications are subject to audit and verification.

Financial Aid and Awards conducts audits on a minimum of 5% of applications, and applicants may be required to submit additional supporting documentation as part of the audit process.

Awards may be withheld or revoked for students who misrepresent themselves on applications. 

 

Contact

Have questions?

Financial Aid and Awards


604 984 4900
Birch Building, room BR230
finaid@capilanou.ca