FAQ

  1. Do you have a deadline for applications?

    Deadline for applications is July 31st each year.

  2. Is this scholarship only for those who are planning to start a business in the future or could it just be for those people with financial need but do not plan on starting a business?

    The short answer is yes.

    The long answer is that one of our mandates is to foster entrepreneurship in Alberta's youth and so one of the questions in the application is "Why do you want to be an entrepreneur?". This question has weighting in our judging and so it would be difficult to win without answering it.

    I would encourage you to think about business/entrepreneurship as a career option and how that could play out in your future. You don't have to actually start the business, but explore the possibility in your mind and put forward something in the form of an answer to that question.

  3. Is it possible to mail application in as we are unable to upload letters of recomendation and College acceptance letter. App will not submit.

    Yes, applications could be mailed to

    The ManCap Foundation
    1665 - 91 Street SW
    Edmonton, AB T6X 0W8

  4. I am going to Grant MacEwan for my Science Degree. I am not sure what I want to specialize but I am taking General Science. I was wondering if I would be eligible for the grant. My parents just bought their very first home and things have been a little expensive for us lately. Plus, with me going to University this September, it will be even more tough financially for my parents to support me. So do I qualify even though , I am not going into business?

    I would encourage you to think about business/entrepreneurship as a career option and how that could play out in your future. You don't have to actually start the business, but explore the possibility in your mind and put forward something in the form of an answer to that question.

  5. No matter what my password or email I use is, it wont let me log in. Is there something wrong with the system?

    Not sure. If you have this issue please send an e-mail to wesleyg@mancap.com and he will look into it for you.

  6. If I do not have financial need, can I not apply?

    You can apply. Financial need is a consideration, but not the only consideration.

  7. Hello, I'm currently a student at Harry Ainlay Senior High School.

    I noticed that you guys require a letter of acceptance from a post-secondary institution in Alberta. I was accepted into the faculty of sciences at U of A, but have decided to accept an offer from UBC, for the Sauder School of Business.

    Am I still eligible for this scholarship?

    Thank you!

    Unfortunately no. Our grants are only open to those entering first year of studies at accredited Alberta post-secondary institutions.

  8. Why do you need my SIN number? If I am not comfortable sharing this information can I skip that section?

    We need your SIN number because the winners of the education grants are issued T4A tax slips per Canada Revenue Agency Regulations.

  9. What is the "other documents" (zip package) attachment for?

    Any additional materials you may want top submit.

  10. I am a student applying to the ManCap Foundation Grants. I am trying to submit my application through the digital applications, but under the uploads section, there is a line that says “Other documents (in a zip package)” without any specifications. Can you please clarify as to what type of document you are looking for? I assumed that the document was optional, but it appears that I cannot submit my application without it.

    This has been fixed and is now optional. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  11. Hello, I am a first year drama student at the University of Calgary. For my next school year, I have applied to and will be taking Education at the University of Lethbridge. Since this will be my first year in the program, does that still make me eligible for the scholarship and will I fit the criteria? Thank you.

    Grants are available to those entering their first-year of post-secondary only. Sorry under this scenario you would not be eligible.

  12. Can I apply even though I am a grade 11 student who is a grade 12 student next year?

    I imagine you have not yet been accepted to a post-secondary institute so you should apply in your grade 12 year.

  13. Hello,I don't have a social insurance number and I can't apply for one yet. What can I do?

    Unfortunately you would need one to be eligible. We must issue tax slips for the grants hence this requirement.

  14. Is it possible to use my enrolment verification instead of my admission acceptance letter, in the case that I won't be receiving my formal acceptance letter until after the scholarship deadline?

    Yes. Letter of acceptance is sufficient.

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