CFUW Edmonton began supporting female students at the University of Alberta in 1911 and has continued that philanthropy throughout its history. Click here to read CFUW Edmonton Academic Awards Fund: A History of Giving.
CFUW Edmonton raises money through club activities, private donations and events, such as our annual fundraising luncheon. The CFUW Edmonton Academic Awards Fund is a registered Canadian charitable group and provides a charitable tax receipt for private donations to the Academic Awards Fund. (Click here for details on how to donate)
In 1971, CFUW Edmonton established a needs-based Bursary program at the University of Alberta and, to date, has awarded $815,966 to 1,225 female students.
In 1985, the Margaret Brine Graduate Scholarship program was established by CFUW Edmonton. Over the past 35 years, 120 female graduate students at the University of Alberta have earned a total of $402,500.
In 2010, for CFUW Edmonton’s 100th anniversary, a one-time $10,000 graduate scholarship was awarded.
Additionally, CFUW Edmonton endowed the CFUW Edmonton Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship. Awarded by the University of Alberta, this scholarship is contingent upon superior academic achievement and is awarded to two first-year students and two second-year students.
As of December 2019, CFUW Edmonton has awarded a total of $1,218,466 to 1345 students at the University of Alberta!