The H.M. Ali Family Educational Award

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If you meet the eligibility requirements, we welcome your application for The H.M. Ali Family Educational Award

  • A student (graduate or undergraduate); 
  • Enrolled in any Faculty at the University of Calgary; and
  • The focus of your education and research is on northern and arctic sustainable development

The Scholarship Committee looks for:

  • Applicants who best address academic excellence;
  • Demonstrated commitment to northern research; and
  • Desire for research results to be beneficial to northerners.

Value of Scholarship:  $500

Number of Scholarships awarded:  1 annually

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2023

We prefer that applications are submitted online, with one letter of reference e-mailed directly to AINA.
Your official transcripts can be mailed to the address below.

To be considered, your application must include the following:

  • Cover letter (please include an email address where we can contact you)
  • Brief description of the proposed research, or relevant educational opportunity, (2 - 3 pages), including a clear hypothesis, relevance, title and statement of the purpose of the research, the area and type of study, the methodology and plan for evaluation of findings. Any collaborative relationship or work should be briefly identified; 
  • One reference letter; 
  • Complete curriculum vitae; 
  • Official transcripts (transcripts issued to students are acceptable); and 
  • A list of current sources and amounts of research funding, including scholarships, grants and bursaries.

If you are unable to complete the application online, then please email your application to or mail it to:

Arctic Institute of North America                                
Attn: The H.M. Ali Family Educational Award
University of Calgary                                                
2500 University Drive N.W., ES-1040                      
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4