As a registered charity and non-profit society, SUNIA works hard to keep its fees low and to provide funding opportunities for participants who demonstrate financial need.

If you would like to come to SUNIA but need some help paying the participation fee there are three ways we can help you:

Community Sponsorship

Businesses and individuals are often willing to sponsor students to attend SUNIA. As a registered charity, SUNIA can provide charitable receipts for any sponsorship donations made to the program. Ask our registrar about how someone can make a donation eligible for a charitable receipt.

SUNIA has a sponsorship package to help you find a sponsor. This package includes a list of suggested sponsors, a letter template for you, and a letter from our registrar to help you in your funding quest.

Servus Credit Union is providing funding for 4 students to attend SUNIA 2014. For more information and to apply, visit our Servus Scholarship page.

The Edmonton Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada is providing a scholarship to cover the cost of the Participation Fee ($475) for one student from northern Alberta (Red Deer and north). For more information and to apply, visit our UNAC-Edmonton Scholarship page.

Alberta Teachers’ Association Scholarships

Several locals of the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) provide full or partial funding to students in their districts. Here is a list of ATAs that are sponsoring students to attend SUNIA in 2014:

  • Edmonton Public Local No. 37 is providing funding in full for a student from each Edmonton Public high school. Please contact your school’s Social Studies department head if you are interested in this funding.
  • Wetaskiwin Local No. 18 is providing funding in full for one student from any Wetaskiwin Public high school. To apply, please complete the application on their website.
  • Fort McMurray Local No. 48 is providing funding in full for 4 students from the district. Please contact your school’s Social Studies department head if you are interested in this funding.


SUNIA is able to offer bursaries to students who express financial need. These bursaries may cover a portion of or the full amount of the participation fee. To apply for a SUNIA bursary, please complete the fields below. Please note that you must be registered for the program to be considered for a bursary.



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Please describe to us why you would like to attend SUNIA (max. 150 words):

Please outline the circumstances that give you cause to request financial aid in order to attend SUNIA:

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