Applications for the May Quon Scholarship are now being accepted by eligible candidates. It is a fully financed scholarship available to all University of Alberta-sponsored students.
About the University
In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, there is a public research institution called the University of Alberta, usually referred to as U of A or UAlberta. Henry Marshall Tory, the university’s first president, and Alexander Cameron Rutherford, Alberta’s first premier, created it in 1908. The Post-secondary Learning Act gave it legal standing.
Since the institution is a “comprehensive academic and research university” (CARU), it provides a variety of academic and professional programs that often result in undergraduate and graduate-level certifications.
There are four university campuses in Edmonton, an Augustana Campus near Camrose and a staff center in the heart of Calgary. On the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, immediately across from downtown Edmonton, the old north campus’s 150 buildings span 50 city blocks. 400 programs are offered in 18 faculties to 39,000 students from 150 nations, including Canada.
The university plays a significant role in Alberta’s economy. It is thought to have an annual economic impact on Alberta of $12.3 billion, or 5% of the GNP of the province. The University Act, which was sponsored by Premier Alexander C. Rutherford and approved during the first session of the newly formed Legislative Assembly, established the university as a single, public provincial university in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1906.
However, the university’s emphasis on extension work and practical research was inspired by American state universities. A bicameral structure of government was modeled after Ontario’s University of Toronto Act of 1906, with a senate (faculty) in charge of academic policy and a board of governors (citizens) in charge of fiscal policy and having formal authority in all other affairs. The board’s president was chosen to serve as a liaison between the two groups and to govern the institution.
About 39,300 students attend the University of Alberta, including 7,700 graduate students and 7,800 international students from 151 different nations. The institution employs 15,380 support and trust personnel in addition to 3,620 academic faculty. Since 1986, university teachers in Canada have won 41 3M Teaching Fellowships, the nation’s highest honor for outstanding undergraduate teaching. About 388 undergraduate and 500 graduate programs are available at the university for postsecondary education.
A typical undergraduate art student will pay little more than $5,000 in tuition and fees for the autumn and winter semesters, although costs vary greatly by degree. In September 2003, the University of Alberta changed its grading system from a 9-point scale to the more typical 4-point system. There have been 72 Rhodes Scholars from the University of Alberta. The University of Alberta has the most Academic All-Canadians (2,599) of any Canadian university.
In several post-secondary rankings, the University of Alberta has received recognition. The university was placed 92nd globally and fifth in Canada in the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities rankings. The university was placed fourth in Canada and 110th overall in the 2023 QS World University Rankings.
The university was placed 118th overall and sixth in Canada in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The university was placed 136th overall and fourth in Canada in the 2022–23 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities ranking.
The University of Alberta was ranked sixth in the 2023 Canadian Medical Doctoral universities category by the Canadian-based magazine Maclean’s. The university was ranked even though it, along with several other Canadian universities, chose not to participate in Maclean’s Graduate Survey since 2006.
Benefits of the May Quon Scholarship
Up to $100,000 is covered in partial funding through the May Quon Scholarship (payable).
Eligibility for May Quon Scholarship
To qualify for the May Quon Scholarship, you must meet the criteria listed below:
Chinese or Hong Kong citizens enrolled in their first year of undergraduate study on a Student Visa Permit with a superior entrance average and self-declared financial need may be eligible for up to $100,000. (payable over 4 years).