Your help can be a game-changer for individual Mount Royal University students, each with a pathway in life. Those pathways include barriers to overcome and achievements to celebrate – we invite your participation in both. Please take a minute or two to read our story, and we will have a request for you at the end.
MRU is an undergraduate university known for providing an exceptional learning experience, including smaller class sizes and extensive work-integrated learning opportunities for students.
Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, MRU focuses on areas where we can make an impact and help our students succeed. We are highlighting three areas as examples where your financial support can have a major impact to benefit students, and through them, the community:
Please consider this double-impact opportunity to support Indigenous students pursuing business education at MRU. Indigenous students have earned a strong record of success in graduating from our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree programs, but too often may face financial barriers to getting started in their studies.
On the positive side, MRU has secured an anonymous challenge grant to provide full-tuition bursaries. The focus on business studies is intended to contribute to individual career paths, plus reflect the strong need and opportunity to graduate Indigenous business professionals who will contribute to, and lead, economic development in Indigenous communities and beyond.
If MRU can raise $308,000, this will activate an equal amount from an anonymous donor. The outcome, if you can help, will be funding for 20 full-tuition bursaries ($7,600 each) each year, for Indigenous students in BBA programs.
Please consider a contribution of $308,000, or another amount, toward activating the matching funds available. You will help establish a total amount of $616,000 to support Indigenous students pursuing business studies at MRU over the next four years.
Thank you, if you can help make this happen!
Mount Royal Conservatory is a leading force behind the introduction, development, exploration and mastery of the performing arts. We are Calgary’s leading performing arts educator for students of all ages and abilities. From beginner to advanced, students learn from world-class instructors with real-life experience in music, theatre and performance. With your support, Conservatory students can reach their potential.
Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system. The pandemic has seen an increase in career changes, retirements, and burnout in the nursing profession, and there is a critical need to graduate highly-skilled, practice-ready nurses into the field. With your support, we can reduce barriers to enrolment and to program completion.
MRU is also proud to offer Alberta’s only midwifery degree program. Starting in second year, students are required to be on-call during practicum experiences which means being available 24 hours per day, seven days per week and may include traveling and living outside of the city. Students are therefore not able to finance their education through part-time work; awards and bursaries can be a lifeline.