To help pay for the costs of your CapU education, you can apply for scholarships, bursaries and awards.

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

Scholarships are given to students for academic achievement. Bursaries are given based on financial need. Awards may be 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 a new student to CapU, there are many entrance scholarships, bursaries and awards to apply for that could pay some of your costs.

If you’re a returning or continuing student at CapU, you can also apply for a range of scholarships, bursaries and awards.

Future students

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

Current and returning students

There are also a number of awards for students continuing their education at CapU. Learn more about awards for current and returning students and be sure to apply every term. 

International students

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

Minimum eligibility criteria

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 12 credits at the 100-level or higher at Capilano University 2 3 
  4. Current enrolment in a minimum of 12 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. 

The following minimum eligibility criteria applies to all bursaries and 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 nine credits at the 100-level or higher at Capilano University 2, 3 
  4. Current enrolment in a minimum of nine 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.

  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.

Saying thank you

All CapU awards are only possible because of our generous donors. That’s why it’s important to show your gratitude to the people who gave money for your award by writing a thank-you letter. It also reflects well on you when you take the time to show your appreciation.

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 be creative and create your own letter. You can address your letter to Financial Aid and Awards, 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. You can either:

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 revoked for students who misrepresent themselves on applications.