How to Apply

How to Apply

University of Alberta Students' Union (UASU) Awards Program

All applicants are required to be registered students in the preceding Fall/Winter Semester. Each applicant's GPA will be calculated based on these semesters (unless otherwise stated). Students with a cumulative GPA below 1.8 are ineligible for all UASU Awards. Students who do not meet the 3.5 GPA requirement wherever academic consideration is stated will have their application disqualified for those awards.

Undergraduate students may apply for up to three (3) Involvement and Centenary Awards listed on Awards Listing section of the website, as well as the Students' Union Excellence Award and Coca Cola Student Achievement Awards.

All applicants applying for Centenary awards must be in their graduating year and have attained a minimum GPA of 3.5, with the exception of the Centenary Award for Excellence in Athletics.

Coca-Cola Student Achievement Awards are the only award open to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, as well as undergraduates.

Students' Union Involvement Awards Application

Applicants will be required to upload the following documents. Failure to submit all required information or documentation will result in immediate disqualification:

1) One (1) resume outlining paid and volunteer experience, including dates (maximum two pages).

2) One (1) personal statement, outlining why the applicant qualifies (maximum 1 page or 500 words, whichever comes first).

3) Minimum one (1) or a maximum two (2) letters of reference (maximum 1 page, single-sided per reference letter).

4) Unofficial Transcript (Access this through BearTracks )

SU Award for Leadership in Undergraduate Teaching (SALUTE)

Have a great professor? Nominate them for this award!

SALUTE was developed in 1997 by Students’ Council to promote and encourage excellence in teaching by recognizing faculty members who make outstanding contributions in their roles as undergraduate instructors at the University of Alberta. Students may nominate professors for SALUTE based upon criteria that students consider essential in an excellent teacher.

You will be required to complete the nomination form. You will need the following information for the application:

Basic Information

  • Your Name

  • Your Student ID number

  • Your Email Address

  • Name of the instructor you are nominating

  • Which Faculty does your instructor work for?

  • Email of the instructor you are nominating

Nomination Questions

  • Please describe the teaching styles and methods used by the instructor in the classroom that enhanced your learning experience. (max 300 words)

  • Describe the support the instructor offered to students outside of class time, their extra curricular participation, and their involvement in department affairs and university committees (if applicable). (max 300 words) One (1) letter of nomination. Maximum 500 words. Please indicate teaching style and methods used in the classroom, relationship with students outside of class, extra curricular involvement, involvement in department affairs and university committees.

  • Signature sheet of students who support this nomination. (Minimum 10, maximum 25). Full name and student ID must be included. Student signing must be registered in at least one 3 credit undergraduate course at the University of Alberta.

Optional Supporting Documents

  • Letters of support. Maximum of three letters, one page in length. These can be from faculty, alumni, students or members of the community who are knowledgeable about the instructor's current contributions to undergraduate teaching.

Please submit the optional documents by email to

Students' Union Student Group Awards

Student groups can be nominated for up to two (2) of the Student Group Awards listed on the application form. Find the Student Group Awards Listing here.

To submit your application, you will need the following documents. Please submit all supporting documents in PDF format.

  • One (1) document outlining how your group meets the award requirements (max. 1000 words or 2 pages, whichever comes first).

  • Minimum of one (1) or a maximum of two (2) reference letters (max. 500 words or 1 page, whichever comes first).

  • Minimum of one (1) or a maximum of two (2) supporting documents. Examples can include but are not limited to: event posters/advertisements, statistic reports, or anything else you feel is relevant to your award application.

Format of the document outlining your group's involvement:

  • 11 point Times New Roman font

  • 1 inch margins on all sides

  • 1000 words or 2 pages maximum, whichever comes first.

  • 1.5 line spacing

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