If you’re applying to CapU as a new student, you can also apply for the entrance awards.

Scholarships, bursaries, and awards are financial assistance that you don't have to pay back.

Our entrance awards are given to new students to recognize and support achievement in academics, sports, and the arts. Some awards also look at financial need, and many awards are given for your commitment to community involvement and leadership.

2020-21 Entrance Awards dates

Applications open October 15, 2019 and close March 1, 2020.

Scholarships, bursaries & awards guide

Use our online search tool to find a full list of the scholarships, bursaries, and awards offered through Capilano University.

How to apply

When you apply to CapU you can also apply online for entrance awards. You'll then be given directions to submit your supporting documents to the Financial Aid & Awards office.

Step 1: Apply to CapU

Once you've applied to CapU, you'll get a letter confirming your application with important information about how to log in to your myCapU account.

Step 2: Apply online for entrance awards

One application will put you in the running for most entrance awards.

  1. Log in to your myCapU account following the instructions on your letter (see Step 1 above).
  2. Select Financial Aid and Awards Apply for Scholarships, Bursaries, Awards, and Fee Deferrals.
  3. Select Entrance Awards for your current term.
  4. Follow the instructions on the application and complete the required information.
  5. Read the declaration at the end of the application, confirm your agreement, and press the "Submit" button. You'll get confirmation on the screen that your online entrance award application has been successfully submitted. 

Step 3: Submit supporting documents to the Financial Aid & Awards office

For some entrance awards, you also have to submit supporting documents. Check out the full requirements for each entrance award. 


Award Amount

Awards Available

Supporting Documents

Capilano Excellence Scholarship (CAPX)

up to $56,000


Capilano Community Leadership Award (CCLA)

up to $2,500

35 total awards:

  • 20 for high school students


  • 10 for mature/transfer students
  • 5 for new program students
    Programs eligible TBA

Anthony Kot Memorial Entrance Scholarship

up to $1,000


Canadian Daughters' League - Marjory and George Riste Entrance Award



Chartwell’s Indigenous Entrance Award

up to $1,000


Ernst, Helene and Walter Kienzl Entrance Award



International Student Entrance Award

up to $1,500


Universal Music Canada / Verve Entrance Scholarship