Skip to content

Millar Western’s U of A scholarship fund surpasses $2.5 million in awards

For almost 30 years, scholarships funded by Millar Western have been helping students at the University of Alberta focus on their studies, instead of financial worries.  Last year, the company’s fund marked a major milestone, topping $2.5 million in awards granted to U of A students since its inception.

The Millar Western Leadership Scholarships are funded via an endowment established in 1989.  Both the number and value of awards granted have increased steadily over the years.  More than 25 students a year now receive Millar Western Leadership awards of $3500 each.  The impact of this financial support is reflected in the letters of appreciation sent by students:

“Not only are scholarships, awards and bursaries essential to recognizing the hard work and input of students today, but they also emphasize the importance of maintaining a well-rounded lifestyle. Students should be able to give back to their communities, attain high academic standing and be encouraged to take on leadership roles.” – Britney

“I want you to know I am working hard to be deserving of your generosity. This scholarship helped me so much, and it alleviated a great deal of financial stress.  I hope not only to thank you with my words, but with my actions. I am planning to pursue a career in the medical field and wish to travel and help people from around the world with their medical needs.” – Yomna

Open to students in any field of study, entering from high school or transferring from other post-secondary institutions, Millar Western Leadership Scholarships are administered by the University of Alberta.  The company has no involvement in award selection, beyond specifying that special consideration be given to students from Whitecourt and Fox Creek.  Last year, 27 outstanding students received awards, recognizing their academic standing, leadership qualities and community involvement.  And to date, 871 students have been granted a total of$2,610,500 in Millar Western awards.

Applications for 2018 opened October 1, and the deadline for submissions is December 31.  For more information on the U of A Entrance and Transfer Leadership Scholarships:

Application process:  UofA undergraduate scholarships

About the Millar Western and other leadership funds:  Leadership Awards

For information on additional Millar Western scholarships, including awards granted to students from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, as well as students attending NAIT and MacEwan University, visit: