How to Apply

Recognizing students who make outstanding contributions to the campus community.

The 2019 Awards Applications are Now CLOSED!

Applicants will be contacted in September 2019.

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 Awards are not counted in the three and are the only award open to graduate students.

All applicants are required to be registered students in the preceding Fall/Winter Semester. From these semesters, the applicants' GPA will be calculated (unless otherwise stated). Students with a cumulative GPA below 1.8 are ineligible for all awards. Students who do not meet the 3.5 GPA requirement wherever academic consideration is stated will have their application disqualified for those awards. The current round of awards is March 2019, with Fall 2018 and/or Winter 2019 being the preceding semesters.

Students' Union Involvement Awards Application

Applications received after 11:59PM MST on June 30th, 2019 will not be accepted.

You 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 you qualify (maximum 1 page or 500 words, whichever comes first).

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

4) Unofficial Transcript (You can access this through your BearTracks )

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SU Award for Leadership in Undergraduate Teaching (SALUTE)

Have a great professor? Nominate them for this award for the 2018/2019 school year!

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 2019 application 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.

Optional Supporting Documents

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Please submit the optional documents by email to, or in person at the Student Life Central desk in 0-81 SUB.

Students' Union Student Group Awards

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

To apply on behalf of your student group: Click Here!

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