SCHOLARSHIPS

Quest University Canada is in the process of restructuring our scholarship program for the 2017-18 academic year. Please check back for updates as we implement our new model.

Scholarships recognize the achievement and contributions students have made to their school and local community, contributions we expect they will continue to make at Quest. All students, regardless of their country of origin, are eligible to apply for scholarships and/or financial aid. All Quest Scholarships are considered entrance awards and cannot be applied for after the application deadline leading to your first year at Quest.

Fall 2017 Scholarship Deadline:
March 1, 2017

How to Apply

Scholarship applications can be submitted at any time before the relevant deadline but will not be reviewed until the deadline. All application materials submitted for admission will be considered during the candidate’s scholarship award review.

Students wishing to apply for scholarships must complete the Scholarship Application Form and submit a résumé, along with two recommendation letters. Your résumé should clearly outline your experiences and achievements. This may include employment, volunteer work, gap year projects, awards, hobbies, skills and so on.

We ask that one letter of recommendation be an academic reference, and one be a character reference. We will consider up to a maximum of four letters of recommendation. If students send more it is at the discretion of the admissions committee which four will be considered. Letters must be submitted as PDF files, signed and written on official letterhead, or be sent directly from the person writing them. Letters that do not meet these criteria will not be considered.

Students applying for the David Strangway Award for Excellence must also submit a maximum 300-word personal introduction to the Faculty Selection Committee. All documents must be submitted in a package together before the March 1 deadline.

The Scholarship Review Committee will evaluate each student’s application for financial awards (scholarship and/or aid) only once. After an award package has been offered, no other financial awards applications will be accepted.

Quest Scholarship Descriptions

Named for the University’s first President and Founding Chancellor, the David W. Strangway Awards for Excellence honour the extraordinary career of Dr. Strangway and his vision that created Quest University Canada. They provide free tuition for four full years. The goal of the award is to provide access to Quest’s unique education to outstanding students regardless of their background, country of origin, or ability to pay. The recipients of this award will have achieved very high levels of academic excellence combined with an outstanding record of leadership and service. Students with a high school average above 90% (3.75 US or equivalent) are encouraged to apply. Students applying for the David Strangway Award for Excellence must also submit a maximum 300-word personal introduction to the Faculty Selection Committee. This award is subject to the Scholarship Renewal Policy found below.

The Quest program is rigorous, and an important criterion for a scholarship award is the applicant’s academic record. This is not evaluated by strict numerical limits, however; we are more impressed by a student who has done well in the most challenging courses available rather than one who achieved the highest grades by choosing an easier route to graduation. We are also interested in extracurricular activities — not the number of different clubs you joined, but the passion with which you pursued your non-academic interests and the impact you made on your compatriots and your community. Some ways that students have demonstrated this is through sports, community service, leadership, theatre, clubs, volunteering, other talents, and so on. Quest University Canada Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated an eagerness to learn, an ability to lead, a willingness to contribute, and a passion for excellence. This award is subject to the Scholarship Renewal Policy found below.

The Leaders in Elite Athletics & Performance Program at Quest allows athletes to pursue both an education and excellence in their athletic careers. The program specifically caters to athletes pursuing their sport at a professional or highly competitive level. High-performing athletes are model examples of passion, determination, and discipline. A student who possesses these traits is a definite asset to our campus. We have structured the Elite Athlete Program to accommodate the unique needs of these student athletes. Admitted students who are accepted into the Quest LEAP Program automatically receive a $10,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship towards tuition in recognition of their athletic achievements. The Quest LEAP application form may be submitted by email to admissions@questu.ca or by fax to 1.604.815.0829 (Attn: Admissions) before the Fall 2016 scholarship application deadline of March 1. You can download the application for the Leaders in Elite Athletics & Performance Program here. Applications submitted after March 1 may not be accepted and the $10,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship may be forfeited. If a LEAP student believes their merits warrant an increase to the $10,000/year Quest University Canada Scholarship, they may apply for additional scholarship. Students are also eligible to apply for financial aid. All applications for additional scholarship and financial aid for Fall 2016 must be submitted before March 1. If a student applies to be part of the LEAP Program after March 1, and is accepted into the LEAP Program, but they have already received a financial aid package, they are not eligible for the $10,000 Quest University Canada Scholarship noted above. If you have any questions, please contact steven.white@questu.ca. In addition to following the regular Scholarship Renewal Policy found below, LEAP students must rLEAPly for the Leaders in Elite Athletics & Performance Program annually.

Scholarship Renewal Policy

Scholarship applications can be submitted at any time before the relevant deadline but will not be reviewed until the deadline. All application materials submitted for admission will be considered during the candidate’s scholarship award review.

Students wishing to apply for scholarships must complete the Scholarship Application Form and submit a résumé, along with two recommendation letters. Your résumé should clearly outline your experiences and achievements. This may include employment, volunteer work, gap year projects, awards, hobbies, skills and so on.

We ask that one letter of recommendation be an academic reference, and one be a character reference. We will consider up to a maximum of four letters of recommendation. If students send more it is at the discretion of the admissions committee which four will be considered. Letters must be submitted as PDF files, signed and written on official letterhead, or be sent directly from the person writing them. Letters that do not meet these criteria will not be considered.

Students applying for the David Strangway Award for Excellence must also submit a maximum 300-word personal introduction to the Faculty Selection Committee. All documents must be submitted in a package together before the March 1 deadline.

The Scholarship Review Committee will evaluate each student’s application for financial awards (scholarship and/or aid) only once. After an award package has been offered, no other financial awards applications will be accepted.

External Scholarship Resources

CONTACT US

The Financial Aid office is located within the Office of Admissions, main floor of the Library building, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Email: financial.aid@questu.ca
Phone: 604.898.8016
Toll Free in North America: 1.888.QUEST.08 (1.888.783.7808)

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